Story Break

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 Oct 26, 2020

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 Aug 1, 2019


 Jul 19, 2019
In most shows, the hosts occasionally ramble. In Story Break, the rambling is the entire show

Eowyn Hannon
 Jul 7, 2019
sometimes they get lost, bear with them.


 Mar 25, 2019

Description

Story Break is a weekly podcast from RocketJump where we (Will Campos, Matt Arnold, and Freddie Wong) sit down in the RocketJump writer's room and attempt to "break" a story for a ridiculous concept, property, or idea that we in NO way have any rights to. Join us every week as we attempt to tackle everything from beloved video games to billion dollar franchises!

Episode Date
Lincoln Logs | #148
00:57:55

We take a classic children's building toy, combine it with America's greatest president, a bright eyed kid with a dream, and a superstar Japanese vocaloid to create one of our most buckwild breaks yet!

Editing by Chad Ellis

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Oct 23, 2020
Crayola and Mr. Sketch Scented Markers | #147
00:56:08

Turns out you can make a movie about the infamous Crayola/Mr. Sketch Scented Marker rivalry!

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Oct 16, 2020
Monster Mash | #146
00:52:51

The greatest novelty song ever written gets a full feature film treatment just in time for the spooookiest month of the year!

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Oct 09, 2020
Among Us | #145
01:07:25

Kinda sus that we're putting out an episode about Among Us, the social deception game that's sweeping the nation, but whatever vent us if you want we don't care because we're not imposters! Don't believe me? Follow me around the entire next round!

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Oct 02, 2020
Warhammer 40k | #144
01:02:35

We somehow find a way into the mindblowingly massive universe of Warhammer 40k, guided by Matt, who is a big ol' miniature painting nerd.

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Sep 24, 2020
Fall Guys | #143
01:03:12

We're only just a little late to the video game sensation that's sweeping the nation - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout! But now... in movie form!

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Sep 18, 2020
One-Eyed Charley | #142
01:01:37

We break the story of legendary old west stagecoach driver One-Eyed Charley.

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Sep 11, 2020
Star Wars, But I Think It's a Good Idea | #141
00:53:30

We let the power of our phone's predictive text guide us on a journey to fix an obscure little sci-fi flick... called Star Wars!

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Sep 03, 2020
The Chosen Mom | #140
00:58:25

Twitter user @kathryniveyy asked why "the chosen one" is always a teenager - why not a 42 year old mom? And we thought... yeah! So here it is - a "chosen one" story about a mom that's also, for a while, accidentally the plot of Jupiter Ascending!

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Aug 28, 2020
Disney Channel Original Movie Marathon | #139
01:11:37

We randomly select Disney Channel original movies and, based solely on their title and posters, break what the movie is!

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Aug 21, 2020
Freddie's Creepy Dream | #138
01:12:32

A terrifying story yanked from the depths of Freddie's subconscious. This dream features mad creepy vibes, a haunted small town, and, uh, some familiar characters we will never get the rights to...

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Aug 14, 2020
Halo: The Story of Craig | #137
01:00:40

We finally do the Halo movie, featuring everyone's favorite new Halo character: Craig.

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Aug 07, 2020
McDonalds | #136
00:55:19

We're lovin' it this week as we try and figure out what the movie might be for a place that has (according to the signs) sold "billions" of burgers (citation needed).

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Jul 31, 2020
Assassin's Creed | #135
01:19:53

We take on the incredibly popular Ubisoft franchise Assassin's Creed. Please note - a lot of Roman history of varying degrees of historical accuracy get thrown around this episode. We know we're probably getting a lot wrong but in Freddie's defense nobody told him there was gonna be a pop quiz on this stuff!

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Jul 24, 2020
Tiny Haunted House | #134
01:03:40

What if a tiny house... was HAUNTED!?

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Jul 17, 2020
Christopher Nolan's TENET | #133
01:01:35

They keep pushing back Christopher Nolan's upcoming TENET, and we've had enough! We're taking matters into our own hands and breaking this movie based solely on 2/3 of the podcast having seen the trailers!

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Jul 10, 2020
Adobe Photoshop | #132
01:00:53

Can everyone's favorite still image manipulation program be turned into... a teen movie!? Yes. The answer is yes.

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Jul 03, 2020
Mt. Rushmore | #131
00:53:24

A movie about America's most underwhelming roadtrip attraction - Mt. Rushmore!

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Jun 26, 2020
Wiki Roulette! A Film About a Film! | #130
01:01:50
Jun 19, 2020
BONUS - Disaster Jocks: The RPG!
00:57:25

We break a one-shot role-playing game about a team of jocks that have to save earth from impending doom! This bonus episode made possible by Role! 

Visit http://playrole.com/storybreak and get on that Kickstarter!

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Jun 14, 2020
The Bill of Rights Decalogue | #129
01:10:43

We come up with a series of 10 short films, each about one of the first ten amendments in the American Bill of Rights. Eat your heart out, Kieślowski!

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Jun 12, 2020
A message from Story Break
00:06:19

We take an interlude this week and point to some recommend some resources and reading.

Stuff we mention:

Equal Justice Initiative

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Compiled list of ways to help - https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

Color of Change

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

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Jun 05, 2020
Tilly, the Minion Dog | #128
00:50:35

We break another one of Freddie's dreams - this time about a horrifying Minion/dog hybrid that speaks like a human child. Buckle up for a weird one, folks!

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May 29, 2020
Animal Crossing | #127
00:58:55

We get loopy and attempt to create a movie around a game about acquiring furniture and cool neighbors: Nintendo's Animal Crossing!

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May 22, 2020
Snowrunner | #126
01:02:39

This one covers Matt and Freddie's obsession with Focus Interactive's off-road trucking simulator Snowrunner and Will's unabashed love of trucker movies in one! Finally!

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May 14, 2020
Mambo No. 5 | #125
01:03:34

Back to the classic taste that everyone knows and loves - the Story Boys tackle Lou Bega's 90s classic "Mambo No. 5" and turn it into a saucy romance!

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May 08, 2020
Heaven Heist - The Complete Audio Drama
02:47:19

The collected audio dramas of Heaven Heist!

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May 01, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 28 - End of the Line
00:56:52

The final showdown between the crew and Ms. Wonderful and her goons, and the end of the line for Gin...

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Apr 24, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 27 - The Longest Montage in Cinema History
01:04:22

We kick off with what is possibly the longest (in terms of time passing) montage in the history of cinema as Gin and the gang prepare for the most important four seconds of their lives...

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Apr 17, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 26 - An Eternity in Purgatory
01:03:58

Gin and the crew plunge to purgatory, where they run into a famous writer and figure out what to do with the remaining four seconds of their lives...

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Apr 09, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 25 - A Leap of Faith
01:02:18

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Apr 03, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 24 - Crooks and Cooks
00:54:04

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Mar 28, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 23 - A Wrench in the Works...
00:55:49

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Mar 19, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 22 - Multiple Moody Motorcycle Montages
01:00:12

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Mar 12, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 21B - "Did we take a vow against violence?"
01:01:06

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Mar 06, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 21 - A Heist Within a Heist
00:53:53

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Feb 28, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 20: A Chair and Some Garfield Comics
00:57:12

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Feb 22, 2020
Fast and the Furious X: Fast Forever (Rerun)
00:46:36

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Feb 14, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 19: Hating Someone is like Drinking Poison
01:03:52

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Feb 07, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 18: A Cooking Anime
00:49:28

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Jan 30, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 17: The Heist Begins...
00:49:49

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Jan 24, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 16: How do you get stuff back from heaven?
00:48:05

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Jan 17, 2020
Heaven Heist - Sc. 15: The "Blueprint on the Table" Scene
00:39:43

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Jan 10, 2020
Heaven Heist - ACT 1 Read Through
00:55:46

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Jan 02, 2020
SLEIGHRUNNER - Christmas Rerun
01:13:53

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Dec 26, 2019
Superman | #124
01:01:27

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Dec 19, 2019
Hallmark Christmas Movie Bonanza! | #123
00:57:15

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Dec 12, 2019
Pixar's Shoes | #122
00:55:01

Pixar ran out of ideas for movies about inanimate objects that have feelings and can talk and need to learn human lessons, so we step up and give their tried and true formula a run for its money!

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Dec 06, 2019
Pokemon Roulette | #121
01:02:11

The Story Boys take a spin on the Pokedex Roulette to see what EGGcelent Pokemon is going on an adventure this week.

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Nov 29, 2019
Maclunkey! The Greedo Movie | #120
01:08:21

The newest release of Star Wars on Disney+ has Greedo exclaim "Maclunkey!" before he meets his untimely fate at the hands of Han Solo. This week, we dive into what that word could mean...

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Nov 22, 2019
Same Title, New Movie - AFI Top 100 Edition | #119
01:11:17

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Nov 15, 2019
The Sexiest Movie Ever (feat. Beth May) | #118
01:12:02

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Nov 08, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 14: All you gotta do is breathe...
01:07:11

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Nov 01, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 13: Hurry up and kill me!
00:55:38

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Oct 24, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 12: Goodbye, Bambi.
00:59:16

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Oct 17, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 11: You Do the Chicken Dance!
01:02:25

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Oct 10, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 10: Not Everyone’s Cut Out To Be a Criminal
00:54:31

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Oct 03, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 9: Amorphous Naked Man Couch
01:11:49

We ask the tough questions such as what is death? How does reincarnation work? Can you have vices in Heaven with free will? Note: Some spoilers for Season 1 of The Good Place.

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Sep 26, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 8: A Taste of Heaven
01:10:00
Why does every movie use a defibrillator to bring someone back from the dead, and can the story boys avoid this cliche? No. No they can't.
Sep 19, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 7: Sex Butler Robots
01:08:52

We ask the tough questions such as what is death? How does reincarnation work? Can you have vices in Heaven with free will? Note: Some spoilers for Season 1 of The Good Place.

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Sep 13, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 6: "They'll let anyone in these days..."
01:13:54

Jin gets picked up by his grandma this week as we dive deeper into the background philosophical and theological groundwork of heaven, discover that we have broken all movies and stories irreparably, figure out a better word for grandfather, and Will gives us a piping hot take about his beef with Fast and the Furious 5.

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Sep 06, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 5: The Gates of Heaven
00:50:11
Aug 29, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 4: A Bitchin' Car Chase!
00:56:55
Aug 22, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 3: "Did you just hang up on your mom?"
00:55:19
Aug 15, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 2: Stacks of Cold Hard Cash
00:50:59
Aug 08, 2019
Heaven Heist - Sc. 1: "You're going to hell, you know that?"
00:50:14
Jul 30, 2019
Heaven Heist - Prelude: Breaking the Story
01:03:31
Refresh your memory of Heaven Heist, as the Story Boys prepare to write the script, scene by scene, every week.
Jul 23, 2019
Doctor Mario | #117
00:58:08
Doctor Mario goes to college!? Also, the Story Boys have a big announcement about the future of Story Break.
Jul 16, 2019
Atari's Breakout | #116
01:12:13
Atari's Breakout has been begging for a 200 million dollar blockbuster ever since it was released in 1976. Well, 33 years later, 3, 30 somethings, take 3 times 20 minutes to finally break a story worthy of the arcade masterpiece.
Jul 10, 2019
Star Wars: A Murder on the Orbital Express | #115
01:04:41
We forgo our usual descent into wikipedia, to instead, dive into the wild world of WOOKIEEPEDIA! The #1 source for all things Star Wars. Will the Story Boys be able to craft an intelligible story from 3 random Star Wars articles? Can they craft a mystery so compelling that Hercule Poirot himself would be pulling out his notepad? You don't have to be the world's greatest detective to answer that question. They do... Or do they?
Jul 02, 2019
Geedis and the Land of Ta | #114
01:06:24
We tackle another one of the internet's great mystery. Who is the lovable creature known as Geedis? Who will rule The Land of Ta? Can milk power starships? Find out in this groovy episode of Story Break!
Jun 25, 2019
The Big Guy | #113
01:07:57
Whats the story behind the big guys in all those action movies? You know the ones. They're 7 feet tall. Don't talk. Often bald. The hero always hurts their fist trying to punch them. The villains talk down to them and disrespect them. But they must have their own wants and dreams, right?
Jun 18, 2019
Charmin Bears | #112
01:09:39
Freddie has not slept. Matt is late because of his new baby. And Will desperately tries to update Shakespeare for a modern, butt-wiping audience.
Jun 11, 2019
What's Eating Gilbert Grape | #111
01:04:40
We try to make a classic Gothic Romance from our vague memories of this pre-Titanic Leo flick. It's not quite as sexy a movie as we remember.
Jun 04, 2019
James Bong: BLUNTRIPPER | #110
01:05:06
We take something Matt accidentally said and make, yes, a sick weed movie out of it aw yeah!
May 28, 2019
n o t h i n g | #109
01:06:40
From the story void, we conjure a tale about man and cats.
May 21, 2019
Movie Based on a Band Name | #108
01:10:19
We take a random band name and make the most patriotic sci-fi movie of all time...
May 14, 2019
Flat Earth | #107
01:11:27
The Earth is FLAT... and it's up to Bryce and Slarlar of the Darksiders to save their races and inflate Earth with the magma from the Necrosun! Thank you to Bryce for the suggestion this week!
May 06, 2019
Disney: Endgame | #106
01:14:42
Forget about comic books - what if EVERY Disney IP merged together for gigantic multi-feature series? We attempt to visualize what this fan fest might look like! Note: NO Avengers Endgame spoilers here (because we all hadn't seen it yet). Warning: This episode contains Freddie's very bad interpretation of a Cajun? French accent? We're still unsure.
Apr 29, 2019
"Bad" + Random Profession ft. Beth May | #105
01:09:32
Beth May (@heybethmay) joins us as we pair the adjective "Bad" with a randomly generated profession, ala Bad Santa, Bad Moms, Bad Lieutenant, etc.!
Apr 23, 2019
First | #104
00:57:29
A movie about what happens when the biggest influencer in the world gives his channel away... special guest appearance from Freddie's mom!
Apr 16, 2019
Face/Off 2: Faces Wild | #103
01:05:11
We do the sequel to the greatest American action movie
Apr 08, 2019
Sensory Deprivation Horror Movie | #102
01:05:39
Fred Durst joins us as we take a human sense and wrangle yet another horror movie out of depriving it!
Apr 01, 2019
Casablanca 2: Ilsa's Revenge | #101
01:04:20
The sequel to one of the greatest films of all time, no big deal
Mar 26, 2019
Second Chances | #100
01:14:11
We tackle breaks from the first ONE HUNDRED EPISODES we feel deserve a second chance...
Mar 19, 2019
Apex Legends | #99
01:03:24
We jump into the Apex Legends feature film, and pitch the story to some unwitting gamers
Mar 12, 2019
A Saint, a Cricket Player, and a Pony (Wiki Roulette) | #98
00:59:19
Matt's triumphant return as we try to break a wiki roulette inside my van parked outside his apartment, with a very special trailer...
Mar 05, 2019
A Story for Matt's Daughter | #97
00:58:44
Matt tasks us with coming up with a children's book story for his brand new daughter! Warning: This episode is extremely wholesome.
Feb 25, 2019
Pirates of the Caribbean | #96
00:54:30
Ahoy mateys! We take on a new pirate movie and even visit the new and improved ride at Disneyland! Yarr!
Feb 19, 2019
Dad's Office | #95
01:08:30
We tackle a feature film for a kid adventure movie project we're Actually Working On!
Feb 12, 2019
Fireball Island! | #94
01:06:55
The steamy feature film of the Milton Bradley island adventure board game from the 80s!
Feb 04, 2019
Will's First Story | #93
01:03:11
The first story Will ever wrote when he was 8 years old! It's about dragons!
Jan 28, 2019
The Devil Went Down to Georgia | #92
01:09:06
We turn the Charlie Daniels' classic into a film with a protagonist you might not expect...
Jan 21, 2019
Tony Hawk's Skate Jam | #91
01:11:20
Radical! We build a Space Jam sequel based off of a tweet from the Hawkman!
Jan 14, 2019
Bird Box | #90
01:09:01
We ALL somehow missed Bird Box, so we attempt to crack the movie based on the poster and marketing materials alone!
Jan 04, 2019
2018 Lighting Round | #89
01:01:47
We tackle a lightning round - this time, random selections from our big internal list of episode ideas that we haven't touched.
Dec 28, 2018
Poopsie Surprise! | #88
01:00:57
We're joined by podcast editor Cameron Covell to break Poopsie Surprise - this holiday season's hottest scatalogical children's toy!
Dec 21, 2018
The Boys are Back in Town (ft. Brian Firenzi) | #87
01:10:38
The BOYS ARE BACK so Brian Firenzi, fellow VGHS writer and the funniest man alive, joins us to break Thin Lizzy's The Boys are Back in Town!
Dec 15, 2018
Super Smash Bros. | #86
01:15:29
A movie about Smash Brothers? With all those characters!? How!? Find out by listening to this episode!
Dec 07, 2018
Cruisin' USA | #85
01:05:43
Everyone's favorite(?) quarter suckin' road racin' arcade machine gets the feature film treatment!
Nov 30, 2018
I, Chocula | #84
01:02:05
General Mills put out the call, and we answer with a movie about everyone's favorite breakfast vampire!
Nov 23, 2018
Bridget Jones Jr: The Last Resort | #83
01:06:05
We play Wikiroulette once again, and end up with a movie that combines giant mechanical fast food restaurants in the post apocalypse, Papa Roach, and the final entry Bridget Jones's Diary saga!
Nov 17, 2018
Drop Bear | #82
01:09:38
We tackle some Australian folklore - a horror film about the terrifying DROP BEAR!
Nov 10, 2018
Boba Fett | #81
01:07:38
The galaxy's most feared bounty hunter Boba Fett finally gets a sweet movie of his own that's definitely still happening at Disney yup yup!
Nov 02, 2018
Arcade Classics (Lightning Round!) | #80
01:04:10
We have one hour to break FIVE arcade classics in our first ever lightning round episode! On the docket: Frogger, Burgertime, Paper Boy, Donkey Kong Jr., and Ms. Pacman!
Oct 26, 2018
The Zybourne Clock | #79
01:10:46
We dive into a bit of obscure internet history and make a movie out of it!
Oct 19, 2018
The "Friends" Reunion Movie (ft. Riley Rose Critchlow) | #78
01:11:37
We team up with fellow Friends enthusiast Riley Rose Critchlow, host of HAGS Podcast and star of Anime Crimes Division, to break a totally normal straight ahead movie for 90s sitcom Friends that has absolutely zero video game elements in it.
Oct 12, 2018
Bowsette | #77
01:02:19
Against our better judgment, we return to video games to tackle the story of the internet fan art sensation known as Bowsette!
Oct 05, 2018
Tearjerker (w/ Beth May) | #76
01:02:35
We team up with our friend Beth May to bring you a horror movie designed to MAKE YOU CRY!
Sep 27, 2018
Save the Cat! | #75
01:03:02
We turn Blake Snyder's classic on screenwriting and turn it into an ill-advised movie!
Sep 21, 2018
Warhammer: Blood Bowl | #74
01:04:41
We tackle (YES THE PUN WORKS FINALLY) Warhammer's take on American football - Blood Bowl! Plus a new ending segment - an audio trailer of the movie!
Sep 14, 2018
Hungry Hungry Hippos | #73
01:00:26
We tackle the original button masher - Hungry Hungry Hippos AND debut a new elevator pitch format!
Sep 06, 2018
Time Travel Hitler Assassination | #72
00:57:57
We finally tackle time travel, and we're gonna try and kill Hitler!
Aug 30, 2018
Kangaroo + Tennis | #71
01:03:36
Ain't no rule says a kangaroo CAN'T play tennis!
Aug 24, 2018
Heaven Heist | #70
01:03:50
We break the most ridiculous heist movie ever, which came from a side idea generated while writing a script for an actual project. This one's an original!
Aug 17, 2018
The Frasier Reboot | #69
01:04:11
Matt and Will lead a bewildered Freddie along the path of what a Frasier reboot might look like!
Aug 10, 2018
Army of Metal | #68
00:58:54
The team cultivates the seed of an idea that was planted when Freddie and Matt walked by Autopia at Disneyland last weekend
Aug 02, 2018
Kingdom Hearts | #67
01:06:22
I can't believe we're even attempting the monster break that is Kingdom Hearts. Also, enjoy our new segment "Matt Explains Things to Moms!"
Jul 26, 2018
The Kool Aid Man | #66
01:04:23
Oh yeah! Everyone's favorite sentient glass jug of refreshing high-fructose corn syrup soft drink gets his own movie! Oh yeahhh!
Jul 21, 2018
Rock, Paper, Scissors | #65
01:04:09
We take the internationally beloved game of rock, paper, scissors and make a movie out of it!
Jul 13, 2018
Waluigi | #64
01:01:54
Wahhh! It's Luigi's... brother? Alter ego? Frenemy? Wahhh!
Jul 06, 2018
Mission: Impossible 2: Two | #63
00:58:59
Our mission: create the sequel that literally everyone wants and is constantly asking for both online and in real life for the last two decades: Mission: Impossible 7: The Sequel to the Best Mission: Impossible: Mission: Impossible 2.
Jun 29, 2018
Smokey Bear | #62
01:02:36
We take on the USFS fire safety mascot Smokey Bear!
Jun 21, 2018
Guess Who? | #61
01:02:05
We extract a beautiful, heartwarming story of love and loss out of a very boring board game.
Jun 14, 2018
Fortnite | #60
01:09:56
We somehow make Fortnite make sense. It's amazing.
Jun 07, 2018
Creepy Crawlers | #59
01:10:49
Betcha can't think about Creepy Crawlers without thinking about that song tho!
Jun 02, 2018
Nuclear Family | #58
00:59:38
We draw from our list of ideas to break the story for an action thriller set... during MOVING DAY!
May 24, 2018
Laurel or Yanny | #57
00:59:48
The thrilling YA feature film adaptation of the audio-based perceptual internet craze that's setting the internet ablaze! The first chapter of the Yanlaurel Saga.
May 18, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War 2 | #56
01:11:30
Warning: Infinity War spoilers abound! But if you want to know how the next Avengers will end, look no further as we crack the story for Avengers: Infinity War 2! Marvel Babies! Maybe. We're working on that title still.
May 10, 2018
Mr. Clean | #55
01:04:34
The feature film adaptation of Proctor and Gamble's beloved bald old clean man, Mr. Clean!
May 03, 2018
Ski Free | #54
01:10:59
The feature film adaptation of the most terrifying snowsport survival horror game ever made
Apr 26, 2018
Space Mountain | #53
01:06:55
This week the team breaks the story behind the best theme park attraction you'll never see: Space Mountain!
Apr 19, 2018
Carmen Sandiego ft. Elyse Willems | #52
01:26:37
The team is joined by Elyse Willems to discuss the most important question: where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Apr 12, 2018
Nickelodeon GUTS | #51
01:21:51
We kick off MaxFunDrive 2018 with an attempt to summit the Aggro Crag of story adaptations: Beloved 90s Nickelodeon game show GUTS!
Apr 05, 2018
Stretch Armstrong | #50
01:00:01
The team attempts to break the story behind the incredible stretchy-man figure.
Mar 29, 2018
Kirby ft. Ashly Burch | #49
01:08:35
This week the team is joined by voice-actress-extraordinaire Ashly Burch to break the story behind the everyone's favorite living vacuum cleaner, Kirby!
Mar 22, 2018
E.T. 2 - The Extra Tworestrial | #48
00:57:37
The team starts with Steven Spielberg's scrapped E.T. 2 pitch and try to make a sequel out of everyone's favorite bicycle-flying alien.
Mar 15, 2018
Limo-scream | #47
00:59:37
What happens when Buried meets Cabin in the Woods? This high-octane slasher film that takes place entirely in a limousine!
Mar 08, 2018
Stardew Valley: Monster Hunter | #46
01:09:49
After getting a split-result on a poll, the team blends the story of two of today's hottest games: Stardew Valley and Monster Hunter: World!
Mar 01, 2018
Grover Cleveland (1st Term) vs Unicorns | #45
01:04:30
The team randomly pairs a former U.S President with a monster in honor of President's Day and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Feb 22, 2018
The Surgeon's Baby Surgeon | #44
01:00:58
In honor of Valentine's Day, the team takes a name from a list of computer-generated harlequin romance novel titles.
Feb 15, 2018
Mario | #43
01:10:15
The team is joined by the creator of @SuperMarioFact, Alex Lemley, to break the potential story behind the upcoming Mario movie!
Feb 08, 2018
The SPLURGE | #42
01:12:58
In honor of The Purge, the team attempts to break the story of THE SPLURGE! For 12 hours only, all shopping is FREE!
Feb 01, 2018
Duke Nukem | #41
01:12:24
This week the team attempts to break the story of gaming's beefiest boy: Duke Nukem!
Jan 25, 2018
Chess | #40
01:14:02
The team tackles the greatest board game that involves an 8x8 board and little horsies - Chess! Thanks to @ LordKyler and @thanksmitchell for sending this in!
Jan 18, 2018
Joe Camel | #39
01:01:16
The team tries to break the story behind the controversial mascot of smoking: Joe Camel!
Jan 11, 2018
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? | #38
01:07:24
The team starts asking the real questions this week: why DID the chicken cross the road?
Jan 04, 2018
Star Wars Episode IX: A New Rebellion | #37
01:12:30
After watching The Last Jedi, the team tries to break the next movie in the Star Wars universe!
Dec 28, 2017
Sleighrunner | #36
01:13:37
The team rolls the story cubes and must develop a story based on Christmas! Get ready for Sleighrunner (Bourne meets Jingle All The Way)!
Dec 21, 2017
Jurassic World 3 | #35
01:05:14
This week the team is tasked with writing the third movie in the Jurassic World series!
Dec 14, 2017
Contra | #34
01:12:53
This week the team attempts to break the story of the game that has been known to "break" lesser players.
Dec 07, 2017
Freddie's Dream | #33
01:16:42
This week the team tries to break the story behind a dream Freddie had!
Nov 30, 2017
Burger King Kids Club | #32
01:13:41
In honor of our start on Maximum Fun, the team attempts to break the story of the Burger King Kids Club!
Nov 24, 2017
Chuck E. Cheese | #31
01:03:02
The team attempts to break the story of the legendary and slightly terrifying children's entertainer: Chuck E Cheese!
Nov 17, 2017
Aunt Beru: A Star Wars Story | #30
01:04:41
The team deep dives on Aunt Beru (of Tatooine fame) and breaks a new feature-length film in the Star Wars universe!
Nov 09, 2017
Garlic Salt (Tis the Seasoning) | #29
00:58:41
The team is tasked with breaking the story behind a random Wiki entry: 'garlic salt'. A spooky yet tasty romance ensues!
Nov 02, 2017
XCOM feat. Duncan Jones | #28
01:06:19
The team joins forces with director Duncan Jones to break the story of the classic strategy game franchise: XCOM.
Oct 26, 2017
Vengeance Dad | #27
01:07:31
Taken. The Foreigner. Nothing is scarier than a father wronged. The team attempts to break the story of a dad on a mission.
Oct 19, 2017
Teen Bond | #26
01:07:05
You all know the story behind the debonair secret agent. Now feast your ears on his origin story!
Oct 12, 2017
Star Wars - The Last Jedi | #25
01:13:53
The team cracks one of the largest and most popular franchises in history: Star Wars!
Oct 05, 2017
Scholastic: Internet | #24
01:09:47
Take a ride with us on our "future" keyboard as we take on the evil V.I.R.U.5!
Sep 28, 2017
Crazy Taxi | #23
01:10:26
Come take a ride with us as the team tries to crack the twisty-turny story behind Crazy Taxi!
Sep 20, 2017
Steven King's I.T. | #22
00:59:44
The team takes you behind the scenes of the 100% faithful adaptation of Steven King's I.T.
Sep 13, 2017
Flo from Progressive | #21
01:07:33
The team attempts to break the story of the incredible insurance legend: Flo!
Sep 06, 2017
Galaxy Trucker | #20
00:57:28
The team takes a crack at breaking the story for the intergalactic transport industry.
Aug 30, 2017
Where's Waldo | #19
01:01:11
The team tackles one of the world's most important question: Where is Waldo?
Aug 23, 2017
Sonic | #18
00:57:49
The team attempts to crack the story of everyone's "favorite" speedy hedgehog.
Aug 16, 2017
Wiki Roulette | #17
01:13:38
The team selects random topics from the world's favorite wiki and combines them into a coming-of-age film!
Aug 09, 2017
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS | #16
01:18:08
The team tackles the story behind the latest craze in gaming: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS!
Aug 02, 2017
Dirty Dan | #15
01:15:27
The man. The myth. The legend. After weeks of suspense, the team finally unboxes the story behind DIRTY DAN!
Jul 26, 2017
Magic: The Gathering | #14
01:18:05
The team sits down with the brother-extraordinaire, Jimmy Wong, to break the story behind Magic: The Gathering.
Jul 19, 2017
Catan | #13
01:14:51
The team breaks the story around a beloved board game series. You won't believe what happens next!
Jul 12, 2017
Story Cubes | #12
01:04:23
The team rolls the dice and gets to work breaking a story based on the results!
Jul 06, 2017
ARMS | #11
00:58:34
We play ARMS for the first time and try to break it's story using the "rich" lore provided by Nintendo!
Jun 28, 2017
Metroid | #10
01:01:07
We try to crack the story of the newly announced Metroid game!
Jun 21, 2017
Love Love | #9
01:01:00
The challenge: crack a story that's trending on Twitter. You won't believe what happens next!
Jun 14, 2017
Fast Forever | #8
00:42:50
We give our pitch is for Fast & The Furious 10: Fast Forever!
Jun 07, 2017
The Boss Baby | #7
01:18:25
We give our hot take on what we believe The Boss Baby is about based on just the name and the trailers.
May 31, 2017
Clippy the Microsoft Paperclip ft. Elyse Willems | #6
01:26:01
We tackle a feature film based on everyone's favorite Microsoft Office assistant: Clippy, the sentient paperclip.
May 24, 2017
Monopoly | #5
01:21:24
We tackle a feature film based on Hasbro's Monopoly, the beloved board game that nobody ever plays right.
May 17, 2017
The Kellogg’s Cinematic Universe | #4
01:15:57
Where we lay the foundation for numerous feature films and Netflix series set within the Kellogg's cereal cinematic universe.
May 10, 2017
Jumper | #3
01:19:01
Where we attempt to crack a story for Jumper, a movie from 2008 about a teleporting teen.
May 04, 2017
The Jar Jar Binks Movie | #2
01:14:45
Where we single-handedly turn one of Star Wars' most hated characters into the greatest hero who's ever lived a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
Apr 21, 2017
The Legend of Zelda | #1
01:36:40
Where we finally answer what a show based on Nintendo's classic The Legend of Zelda might look like.
Apr 21, 2017