Story Break

Story Break
Join us in the writer’s room as we attempt to “break” a story for a ridiculous concept, property, or idea that we in NO way have any rights to!

Lincoln Logs | #148
Oct 22 • 57 min
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!
Crayola and Mr. Sketch Scented Markers | #147
Oct 16 • 56 min
Turns out you can make a movie about the infamous Crayola/Mr. Sketch Scented Marker rivalry!
Monster Mash | #146
Oct 9 • 52 min
The greatest novelty song ever written gets a full feature film treatment just in time for the spooookiest month of the year!
Among Us | #145
Oct 2 • 67 min
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!
Warhammer 40k | #144
Sep 24 • 62 min
We somehow find a way into the mindblowingly massive universe of Warhammer 40k, guided by Matt, who is a big ol’ miniature painting nerd.
Fall Guys | #143
Sep 18 • 63 min
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!
One-Eyed Charley | #142
Sep 10 • 61 min
We break the story of legendary old west stagecoach driver One-Eyed Charley.
Star Wars, But I Think It’s a Good Idea | #141
Sep 3 • 53 min
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!
The Chosen Mom | #140
Aug 28 • 58 min
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!
Disney Channel Original Movie Marathon | #139
Aug 20 • 71 min
We randomly select Disney Channel original movies and, based solely on their title and posters, break what the movie is.
Freddie’s Creepy Dream | #138
Aug 13 • 72 min
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…
Halo: The Story of Craig | #137
Aug 6 • 60 min
We finally do the Halo movie, featuring everyone’s favorite new Halo character: Craig.
McDonalds | #136
Jul 30 • 55 min
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).
Assassin’s Creed | #135
Jul 23 • 79 min
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…
Tiny Haunted House | #134
Jul 16 • 63 min
What if a tiny house… was HAUNTED!?
Christopher Nolan’s TENET | #133
Jul 10 • 61 min
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!
Adobe Photoshop | #132
Jul 3 • 60 min
Can everyone’s favorite still image manipulation program be turned into… a teen movie!? Yes. The answer is yes. Editing by Chad Ellis Follow us on Twitter Join the Facebook group! Matt Arnold is @mattlarnold Will Campos is @willbcampos Freddie Wong is…
Mt. Rushmore | #131
Jun 25 • 53 min
A movie about America’s most underwhelming roadtrip attraction - Mt. Rushmore!
Wiki Roulette! A Film About a Film! | #130
Jun 19 • 61 min
In this challenging Wikipedia roulette, we draw a suburb in the city of Poznan, Poland, an old film called Santiago, and a former leader of the Church of Latter Day Saints and somehow make a coherent movie out of it!
BONUS - Disaster Jocks: The RPG!
Jun 14 • 57 min
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!
The Bill of Rights Decalogue | #129
Jun 11 • 70 min
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, KieĊ›lowski!
A message from Story Break
Jun 4 • 6 min
We take an interlude this week and point to some recommend some resources and reading.
Tilly, the Minion Dog | #128
May 28 • 50 min
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!
Animal Crossing | #127
May 22 • 58 min
We get loopy and attempt to create a movie around a game about acquiring furniture and cool neighbors: Nintendo’s Animal Crossing!
Snowrunner | #126
May 14 • 62 min
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!
Mambo No. 5 | #125
May 7 • 63 min
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!
Heaven Heist - The Complete Audio Drama
May 1 • 167 min
The collected audio dramas of Heaven Heist!
Heaven Heist - Sc. 28 - End of the Line
Apr 24 • 56 min
The final showdown between the crew and Ms. Wonderful and her goons as we wrap up the first draft of Heaven Heist!
Heaven Heist - Sc. 27 - The Longest Montage in Cinema History
Apr 17 • 64 min
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…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 26 - An Eternity in Purgatory
Apr 9 • 63 min
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…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 25 - A Leap of Faith
Apr 3 • 62 min
Gin and the crew take off with whatever they can carry as the forces of Heaven descend upon them. Meanwhile, Whiskey is inspired by a cinema classic to try and fool Ms. Wonderful and her hunky goons…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 24 - Crooks and Cooks
Mar 27 • 54 min
Finally, the heist begins! (Make sure to stick around for something a little different at the end!)
Heaven Heist - Sc. 23 - A Wrench in the Works…
Mar 19 • 55 min
Yama, God of the Underworld, catches wind of a heist happening and decides to throw a wrench into the works…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 22 - Multiple Moody Motorcycle Montages
Mar 12 • 60 min
Gin has to take to the rainy streets of Hong Kong on his sick motorcycle and feel FEELINGS, setting up his betrayal of his brother and the heist…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 21B - “Did we take a vow against violence?”
Mar 6 • 61 min
In a Story Break first, this week we revisit our previous scene and come out with a much stronger, more dramatically intense revision!
Heaven Heist - Sc. 21 - A Heist Within a Heist
Feb 27 • 53 min
Things get intense this week as Gin has to solve a complication with his kind brother…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 20: A Chair and Some Garfield Comics
Feb 22 • 57 min
Our heist planning is in full swing as the crew scopes out the bank and Cai Shen’s palatial estate. Meanwhile, Gin’s checks in with his brother…
Fast and the Furious X: Fast Forever (Rerun)
Feb 13 • 46 min
We revisit (and remaster!) a classic Story Break on what the tenth entry in the Fast and the Furious franchise might look like.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 19: Hating Someone is like Drinking Poison
Feb 6 • 63 min
A series of scenes this week as Tequila dives deep into studying Gram Gram’s dumpling cooking technique to find the hidden truth behind why her cooking sucks…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 18: A Cooking Anime
Jan 30 • 49 min
We establish a good roadblock for our crew that can only be solved with the power of a compressed cooking anime montage!
Heaven Heist - Sc. 17: The Heist Begins…
Jan 24 • 49 min
Now that we’ve figured out the logistics, we dive headfirst into the opening stages of the heist…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 16: How do you get stuff back from heaven?
Jan 17 • 48 min
We answer the question that lingers over every heist of the afterlife - how do you get your filthy lucre back from heaven!?
Heaven Heist - Sc. 15: The “Blueprint on the Table” Scene
Jan 10 • 39 min
Every heist movie’s gotta have a slick planning sequence!
Heaven Heist - ACT 1 Read Through
Jan 2 • 55 min
Listen to all of Heaven Heist Act 1 before the Story Boys continue the story, starting next week!
SLEIGHRUNNER - Christmas Rerun
Dec 26, 2019 • 73 min
A replay of the Story Break Christmas classic - Sleighrunner. The team rolls the story cubes and must develop a story based on Christmas! Get ready for Sleighrunner (Bourne meets Jingle All The Way)!
Superman | #124
Dec 19, 2019 • 61 min
Our take on a story featuring everyone’s favorite non-bird, non-plane, man of steel - Superman!
Hallmark Christmas Movie Bonanza! | #123
Dec 12, 2019 • 57 min
We have one hour to come up with as many Hallmark Christmas movies as we can!
Pixar’s Shoes | #122
Dec 5, 2019 • 55 min
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! We also break the animated short that plays before the main…
Pokemon Roulette | #121
Nov 29, 2019 • 62 min
The Story Boys take a spin on the Pokedex Roulette to see what EGGcelent Pokemon is going on an adventure this week.
Maclunkey! The Greedo Movie | #120
Nov 21, 2019 • 68 min
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…
Same Title, New Movie - AFI Top 100 Edition | #119
Nov 14, 2019 • 71 min
The Story Boys try to break an entirely new movie from a random Title on the AFI Top 100 movies of all time! Is their new flick worthy of the prestigious list? You’ll have to listen to find out… but c’mon. Of course it is. Their new movie rocks.
The Sexiest Movie Ever (feat. Beth May) | #118
Nov 8, 2019 • 72 min
Beth May joins the story boys as they take a break from Heaven Heist and try to create the sexiest movie ever.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 14: All you gotta do is breathe…
Oct 31, 2019 • 67 min
All dogs, and whales, go to heaven.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 13: Hurry up and kill me!
Oct 24, 2019 • 55 min
The crew finally makes their way to heaven.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 12: Goodbye, Bambi.
Oct 17, 2019 • 59 min
Whiskey says goodbye to his bird. Gin says goodbye to his life.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 11: You Do the Chicken Dance!
Oct 10, 2019 • 62 min
At a family dinner, Gin has to overcome embarrassing chicken dances, incriminating news broadcasts, and even prying questions in order to gain access to the medical equipment he needs… TO ROB HEAVEN!
Heaven Heist - Sc. 10: Not Everyone’s Cut Out To Be a Criminal
Oct 3, 2019 • 54 min
The team doesn’t believe Jin went to heaven, and Tequila gives him some tough love.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 9: Amorphous Naked Man Couch
Sep 26, 2019 • 71 min
We finally meet Miss Wonderful and her 17 stunning bodyguards.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 8: A Taste of Heaven
Sep 19, 2019 • 70 min
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.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 7: Sex Butler Robots
Sep 13, 2019 • 68 min
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.
Heaven Heist - Sc. 6: “They’ll let anyone in these days…”
Sep 5, 2019 • 73 min
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…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 5: The Gates of Heaven
Aug 29, 2019 • 50 min
We arrive at the pearly gates amidst some more worldbuilding around our afterlife, including talking about the Albert Brooks classic “Defending Your Life!”
Heaven Heist - Sc. 4: A Bitchin’ Car Chase!
Aug 22, 2019 • 56 min
Cut to the chase, baby! We lay some theological groundwork for the scenes ahead and talk a bit about why car chases are hard to write!
Heaven Heist - Sc. 3: “Did you just hang up on your mom?”
Aug 15, 2019 • 55 min
The gang makes a clean getaway… almost! We lay some more groundwork for Gin, talk about scenes with phones, and set up for the oncoming chase…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 2: Stacks of Cold Hard Cash
Aug 8, 2019 • 50 min
The heist of a currency exchange kiosk, in all its “montage playing over credits” glory! We discuss the intricacies of a good heist, what important information to reveal when, come up with a good “bad guy” character, and also come up with a good 24 porn…
Heaven Heist - Sc. 1: “You’re going to hell, you know that?”
Jul 29, 2019 • 50 min
We meet the gang of criminals taking a moment before their heist to pray for good fortune… Make sure you start at the beginning of this arc! @rjstorybreak on Twitter Join the Facebook group…
Heaven Heist - Prelude: Breaking the Story
Jul 23, 2019 • 63 min
We break the story of Heaven Heist, in preparation for writing the script, scene by scene, every week!
Doctor Mario | #117
Jul 15, 2019 • 58 min
Doctor Mario goes to college!? Also, the Story Boys have a big announcement about the future of Story Break.
Atari’s Breakout | #116
Jul 9, 2019 • 72 min
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.
Star Wars: A Murder on the Orbital Express | #115
Jul 1, 2019 • 64 min
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…
Geedis and the Land of Ta | #114
Jun 25, 2019 • 66 min
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!
The Big Guy | #113
Jun 18, 2019 • 67 min
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…
Charmin Bears | #112
Jun 10, 2019 • 69 min
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.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape | #111
Jun 3, 2019 • 64 min
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.
James Bong: BLUNTRIPPER | #110
May 28, 2019 • 65 min
We take something Matt accidentally said and make, yes, a sick weed movie out of it aw yeah!
n o t h i n g | #109
May 21, 2019 • 66 min
From the story void, we conjure a tale about man and cats.
Movie Based on a Band Name | #108
May 14, 2019 • 70 min
We take a random band name and make the most patriotic sci-fi movie of all time…
Flat Earth | #107
May 6, 2019 • 71 min
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!
Disney: Endgame | #106
Apr 29, 2019 • 74 min
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…
“Bad” + Random Profession ft. Beth May | #105
Apr 22, 2019 • 69 min
Beth May (@heybethmay) joins us as we pair the adjective “Bad” with a randomly generated profession, ala Bad Santa, Bad Moms, Bad Lieutenant, etc.!
First | #104
Apr 15, 2019 • 57 min
A movie about what happens when the biggest influencer in the world gives his channel away… special guest appearance from Freddie’s mom!
Face/Off 2: Faces Wild | #103
Apr 8, 2019 • 65 min
We do the sequel to the greatest American action movie
Sensory Deprivation Horror Movie | #102
Apr 1, 2019 • 65 min
Fred Durst joins us as we take a human sense and wrangle yet another horror movie out of depriving it!
Casablanca 2: Ilsa’s Revenge | #101
Mar 25, 2019 • 64 min
The sequel to one of the greatest films of all time, no big deal
Second Chances | #100
Mar 18, 2019 • 74 min
We tackle breaks from the first ONE HUNDRED EPISODES we feel deserve a second chance…
Apex Legends | #99
Mar 11, 2019 • 63 min
We jump into the Apex Legends feature film, and pitch the story to some unwitting gamers
A Saint, a Cricket Player, and a Pony (Wiki Roulette) | #98
Mar 5, 2019 • 59 min
Matt’s triumphant return as we try to break a wiki roulette inside my van parked outside his apartment, with a very special trailer…
A Story for Matt’s Daughter | #97
Feb 25, 2019 • 58 min
Matt tasks us with coming up with a children’s book story for his brand new daughter! Warning: This episode is extremely wholesome.
Pirates of the Caribbean | #96
Feb 18, 2019 • 54 min
Ahoy mateys! We take on a new pirate movie and even visit the new and improved ride at Disneyland! Yarr!
Dad’s Office | #95
Feb 11, 2019 • 68 min
We tackle a feature film for a kid adventure movie project we’re Actually Working On!
Fireball Island! | #94
Feb 4, 2019 • 66 min
The steamy feature film of the Milton Bradley island adventure board game from the 80s!
Will’s First Story | #93
Jan 28, 2019 • 63 min
The first story Will ever wrote when he was 8 years old! It’s about dragons!
The Devil Went Down to Georgia | #92
Jan 21, 2019 • 69 min
We turn the Charlie Daniels’ classic into a film with a protagonist you might not expect…
Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam | #91
Jan 14, 2019 • 71 min
Radical! We build a Space Jam sequel based off of a tweet from the Hawkman!
Bird Box | #90
Jan 4, 2019 • 69 min
We ALL somehow missed Bird Box, so we attempt to crack the movie based on the poster and marketing materials alone!
2018 Lighting Round | #89
Dec 28, 2018 • 61 min
We tackle a lightning round - this time, random selections from our big internal list of episode ideas that we haven’t touched.
Poopsie Surprise! | #88
Dec 20, 2018 • 60 min
We’re joined by podcast editor Cameron Covell to break Poopsie Surprise - this holiday season’s hottest scatalogical children’s toy!
The Boys are Back in Town (ft. Brian Firenzi) | #87
Dec 14, 2018 • 70 min
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!
Super Smash Bros. | #86
Dec 7, 2018 • 75 min
A movie about Smash Brothers? With all those characters!? How!? Find out by listening to this episode!
Cruisin’ USA | #85
Nov 30, 2018 • 65 min
Everyone’s favorite(?) quarter suckin’ road racin’ arcade machine gets the feature film treatment!
I, Chocula | #84
Nov 23, 2018 • 62 min
General Mills put out the call, and we answer with a movie about everyone’s favorite breakfast vampire!
Bridget Jones Jr: The Last Resort | #83
Nov 17, 2018 • 66 min
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!
Drop Bear | #82
Nov 10, 2018 • 69 min
We tackle some Australian folklore - a horror film about the terrifying DROP BEAR!
Boba Fett | #81
Nov 2, 2018 • 67 min
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!
Arcade Classics (Lightning Round!) | #80
Oct 26, 2018 • 64 min
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!
The Zybourne Clock | #79
Oct 19, 2018 • 70 min
We dive into a bit of obscure internet history and make a movie out of it!
The “Friends” Reunion Movie (ft. Riley Rose Critchlow) | #78
Oct 12, 2018 • 71 min
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.
Bowsette | #77
Oct 5, 2018 • 62 min
Against our better judgment, we return to video games to tackle the story of the internet fan art sensation known as Bowsette!
Tearjerker (w/ Beth May) | #76
Sep 27, 2018 • 62 min
We team up with our friend Beth May to bring you a horror movie designed to MAKE YOU CRY!
Save the Cat! | #75
Sep 21, 2018 • 63 min
We turn Blake Snyder’s classic on screenwriting and turn it into an ill-advised movie!
Warhammer: Blood Bowl | #74
Sep 13, 2018 • 64 min
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!
Hungry Hungry Hippos | #73
Sep 6, 2018 • 60 min
We tackle the original button masher - Hungry Hungry Hippos AND debut a new elevator pitch format!
Time Travel Hitler Assassination | #72
Aug 30, 2018 • 57 min
We finally tackle time travel, and we’re gonna try and kill Hitler!
Kangaroo + Tennis | #71
Aug 24, 2018 • 63 min
Ain’t no rule says a kangaroo CAN’T play tennis!
Heaven Heist | #70
Aug 17, 2018 • 63 min
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!
The Frasier Reboot | #69
Aug 10, 2018 • 64 min
Matt and Will lead a bewildered Freddie along the path of what a Frasier reboot might look like!
Army of Metal | #68
Aug 2, 2018 • 58 min
The team cultivates the seed of an idea that was planted when Freddie and Matt walked by Autopia at Disneyland last weekend
Kingdom Hearts | #67
Jul 26, 2018 • 66 min
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!”
The Kool Aid Man | #66
Jul 21, 2018 • 64 min
Oh yeah! Everyone’s favorite sentient glass jug of refreshing high-fructose corn syrup soft drink gets his own movie! Oh yeahhh!
Rock, Paper, Scissors | #65
Jul 13, 2018 • 64 min
We take the internationally beloved game of rock, paper, scissors and make a movie out of it!
Waluigi | #64
Jul 6, 2018 • 61 min
Wahhh! It’s Luigi’s… brother? Alter ego? Frenemy? Wahhh!
Mission: Impossible 2: Two | #63
Jun 29, 2018 • 58 min
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.
Smokey Bear | #62
Jun 21, 2018 • 62 min
We take on the USFS fire safety mascot Smokey Bear!
Guess Who? | #61
Jun 14, 2018 • 62 min
We extract a beautiful, heartwarming story of love and loss out of a very boring board game.
Fortnite | #60
Jun 7, 2018 • 69 min
We somehow make Fortnite make sense. It’s amazing.
Creepy Crawlers | #59
Jun 2, 2018 • 70 min
Betcha can’t think about Creepy Crawlers without thinking about that song tho!
Nuclear Family | #58
May 24, 2018 • 59 min
We draw from our list of ideas to break the story for an action thriller set… during MOVING DAY!
Laurel or Yanny | #57
May 17, 2018 • 59 min
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.
Avengers: Infinity War 2 | #56
May 10, 2018 • 71 min
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.
Mr. Clean | #55
May 3, 2018 • 64 min
The feature film adaptation of Proctor and Gamble’s beloved bald old clean man, Mr. Clean!
Ski Free | #54
Apr 26, 2018 • 70 min
The feature film adaptation of the most terrifying snowsport survival horror game ever made
Space Mountain | #53
Apr 19, 2018 • 66 min
This week the team breaks the story behind the best theme park attraction you’ll never see: Space Mountain!
Carmen Sandiego ft. Elyse Willems | #52
Apr 12, 2018 • 86 min
The team is joined by Elyse Willems to discuss the most important question: where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Nickelodeon GUTS | #51
Apr 5, 2018 • 81 min
We kick off MaxFunDrive 2018 with an attempt to summit the Aggro Crag of story adaptations: Beloved 90s Nickelodeon game show GUTS!
Stretch Armstrong | #50
Mar 29, 2018 • 60 min
The team attempts to break the story behind the incredible stretchy-man figure.
Kirby ft. Ashly Burch | #49
Mar 22, 2018 • 68 min
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!
E.T. 2 - The Extra Tworestrial | #48
Mar 15, 2018 • 57 min
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.
Limo-scream | #47
Mar 8, 2018 • 59 min
What happens when Buried meets Cabin in the Woods? This high-octane slasher film that takes place entirely in a limousine!
Stardew Valley: Monster Hunter | #46
Mar 1, 2018 • 69 min
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!
Grover Cleveland (1st Term) vs Unicorns | #45
Feb 22, 2018 • 64 min
The team randomly pairs a former U.S President with a monster in honor of President’s Day and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
The Surgeon’s Baby Surgeon | #44
Feb 15, 2018 • 60 min
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the team takes a name from a list of computer-generated harlequin romance novel titles.
Mario | #43
Feb 8, 2018 • 70 min
The team is joined by the creator of @SuperMarioFact, Alex Lemley, to break the potential story behind the upcoming Mario movie!
The SPLURGE | #42
Feb 1, 2018 • 72 min
In honor of The Purge, the team attempts to break the story of THE SPLURGE! For 12 hours only, all shopping is FREE!
Duke Nukem | #41
Jan 25, 2018 • 72 min
This week the team attempts to break the story of gaming’s beefiest boy: Duke Nukem!
Chess | #40
Jan 18, 2018 • 74 min
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!
Joe Camel | #39
Jan 11, 2018 • 61 min
The team tries to break the story behind the controversial mascot of smoking: Joe Camel!
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? | #38
Jan 4, 2018 • 67 min
The team starts asking the real questions this week: why DID the chicken cross the road?
Star Wars Episode IX: A New Rebellion | #37
Dec 28, 2017 • 72 min
After watching The Last Jedi, the team tries to break the next movie in the Star Wars universe!
Sleighrunner | #36
Dec 21, 2017 • 73 min
The team rolls the story cubes and must develop a story based on Christmas! Get ready for Sleighrunner (Bourne meets Jingle All The Way)!
Jurassic World 3 | #35
Dec 14, 2017 • 65 min
This week the team is tasked with writing the third movie in the Jurassic World series!
Contra | #34
Dec 7, 2017 • 72 min
This week the team attempts to break the story of the game that has been known to “break” lesser players.
Freddie’s Dream | #33
Nov 30, 2017 • 76 min
This week the team tries to break the story behind a dream Freddie had!
Burger King Kids Club | #32
Nov 24, 2017 • 73 min
In honor of our start on Maximum Fun, the team attempts to break the story of the Burger King Kids Club!
Chuck E. Cheese | #31
Nov 17, 2017 • 63 min
The team attempts to break the story of the legendary and slightly terrifying children’s entertainer: Chuck E Cheese!
Aunt Beru: A Star Wars Story | #30
Nov 9, 2017 • 64 min
The team deep dives on Aunt Beru (of Tatooine fame) and breaks a new feature-length film in the Star Wars universe!
Garlic Salt (Tis the Seasoning) | #29
Nov 2, 2017 • 58 min
The team is tasked with breaking the story behind a random Wiki entry: ‘garlic salt’. A spooky yet tasty romance ensues!
XCOM feat. Duncan Jones | #28
Oct 26, 2017 • 66 min
The team joins forces with director Duncan Jones to break the story of the classic strategy game franchise: XCOM.
Vengeance Dad | #27
Oct 19, 2017 • 67 min
Taken. The Foreigner. Nothing is scarier than a father wronged. The team attempts to break the story of a dad on a mission.
Teen Bond | #26
Oct 12, 2017 • 67 min
You all know the story behind the debonair secret agent. Now feast your ears on his origin story!
Star Wars - The Last Jedi | #25
Oct 5, 2017 • 73 min
The team cracks one of the largest and most popular franchises in history: Star Wars!
Scholastic: Internet | #24
Sep 28, 2017 • 69 min
Take a ride with us on our “future” keyboard as we take on the evil V.I.R.U.5!
Crazy Taxi | #23
Sep 20, 2017 • 70 min
Come take a ride with us as the team tries to crack the twisty-turny story behind Crazy Taxi!
Steven King’s I.T. | #22
Sep 13, 2017 • 59 min
The team takes you behind the scenes of the 100% faithful adaptation of Steven King’s I.T.
Flo from Progressive | #21
Sep 6, 2017 • 67 min
The team attempts to break the story of the incredible insurance legend: Flo!
Galaxy Trucker | #20
Aug 30, 2017 • 57 min
The team takes a crack at breaking the story for the intergalactic transport industry.
Where’s Waldo | #19
Aug 23, 2017 • 61 min
The team tackles one of the world’s most important question: Where *is* Waldo?
Sonic | #18
Aug 16, 2017 • 57 min
The team attempts to crack the story of everyone’s “favorite” speedy hedgehog.
Wiki Roulette | #17
Aug 9, 2017 • 73 min
The team selects random topics from the world’s favorite wiki and combines them into a coming-of-age film!
Aug 2, 2017 • 78 min
The team tackles the story behind the latest craze in gaming: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS!
Dirty Dan | #15
Jul 26, 2017 • 75 min
The man. The myth. The legend. After weeks of suspense, the team finally unboxes the story behind DIRTY DAN!
Magic: The Gathering | #14
Jul 19, 2017 • 78 min
The team sits down with the brother-extraordinaire, Jimmy Wong, to break the story behind Magic: The Gathering.
Catan | #13
Jul 12, 2017 • 74 min
The team breaks the story around a beloved board game series. You won’t believe what happens next!
Story Cubes | #12
Jul 6, 2017 • 64 min
The team rolls the dice and gets to work breaking a story based on the results!
ARMS | #11
Jun 28, 2017 • 58 min
We play ARMS for the first time and try to break it’s story using the “rich” lore provided by Nintendo!
Metroid | #10
Jun 21, 2017 • 61 min
We try to crack the story of the newly announced Metroid game!
Love Love | #9
Jun 14, 2017 • 61 min
The challenge: crack a story that’s trending on Twitter. You won’t believe what happens next!
Fast Forever | #8
Jun 7, 2017 • 42 min
We give our pitch is for Fast & The Furious 10: Fast Forever!
The Boss Baby | #7
May 31, 2017 • 78 min
We give our hot take on what we believe The Boss Baby is about based on just the name and the trailers.
Clippy the Microsoft Paperclip ft. Elyse Willems | #6
May 24, 2017 • 86 min
We tackle a feature film based on everyone’s favorite Microsoft Office assistant: Clippy, the sentient paperclip.
Monopoly | #5
May 17, 2017 • 81 min
We tackle a feature film based on Hasbro’s Monopoly, the beloved board game that nobody ever plays right.
The Kellogg’s Cinematic Universe | #4
May 10, 2017 • 75 min
Where we lay the foundation for numerous feature films and Netflix series set within the Kellogg’s cereal cinematic universe.
Jumper | #3
May 3, 2017 • 79 min
Where we attempt to crack a story for Jumper, a movie from 2008 about a teleporting teen.
The Jar Jar Binks Movie | #2
Apr 21, 2017 • 74 min
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…
The Legend of Zelda | #1
Apr 21, 2017 • 96 min
Where we finally answer what a show based on Nintendo’s classic The Legend of Zelda might look like.