Episode 288

Should You Gamble On McMillions?


February 5th, 2020

1 hr 34 mins 11 secs

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About this Episode

Even though Eve and Sarah D. spend most weekdays thinking about the true crime that's worth your time for their newsletter, they still didn't know much about the Mobbed-up McDonald's Monopoly-game fraud case that's at the center of HBO's McMillions. Will this docuseries join the scam-umentary pantheon alongside The Dropout and The Imposter? Is Doug Mathews the write-in presidential candidate we need now? And why aren't off-camera docu directors ever mic'd properly? After we considered those questions, we went Around The Dial with BoJack Horseman, The Outsider and other HBO Sunday-night offerings, the end of The Good Place, and Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet. Eve screened an episode of Home Movies for the Canon; then Tim Robinson won and Terry Crews lost, before we filled in the blanks -- in pen! -- in a history-making Game Time. Grab a light meter and go undercover for an all-new Extra Hot Great!

Show Topics

  • McMillions
  • ATD: BoJack Horseman
  • ATD: Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • ATD: The Outsider
  • ATD: The Good Place
  • ATD: Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
  • The Canon: Home Movies S04.E01: Everyone's Entitled To My Opinion
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: TV Crossword

Show Notes


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