It Was A Sh*t Show

It Was A Sh*t Show

Why did it take so long to make a Simpsons movie? Did Ed Harris really almost drown on The Abyss? How many times have they attempted to reboot Batman? And who thought Ugly Sonic was a good idea? Well, making stuff is hard. Especially in the entertainment world where big egos, bigger budgets, and just plain bad luck can make things go horribly wrong. In each episode of It Was a Sh*t Show, hosts Ian, Rae, and Clint dive into the unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories of disastrous, never-ending, and often dangerous productions. * New episodes on Wednesdays * Full video versions of Deep Dives can be seen on YouTube * Follow us on on social media @ItWasAShtShow

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February 7, 2024 30 mins

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Making movies for toys is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man 3 changing scripts to sell more toys to Thor: The Dark World changing scripts to sell more toys or choosing to make Guardians of the Galaxy… to sell toys.

 

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    Making a holiday slasher flick is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make the 2006 Black Christmas remake, from the Weinsteins forcing excessive reshoots to inserting fake trailer moments.

     

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    November 29, 2023 71 mins

    Making a Holocaust clown movie is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make The Day The Clown Cried, from a producer not paying the cast and crew, to Jerry Lewis choosing to never release the film. But surprise! Ian told Clint and Rae the episode would be about the original The Nutty Professor...

     

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    October 18, 2023 87 mins

    Making the origins of fairy tales is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make The Brothers Grimm, from Director Terry Gilliam not wanting to make it, to the year long battle with the Weinsteins over the edit.

     

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    October 4, 2023 22 mins

    Chasing Harrison Ford without a script is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make The Fugitive, from nearly every actor making up all their lines to VFX artists barred from talking about their effects work.

     

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    September 20, 2023 88 mins

    Life in plastic is not fantastic. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make Barbie, from Diablo Cody not finding the perfect idea, to Amy Schumer unable to make the feminist version that Greta Gerwig did.

     

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    Making public domain characters relevant again is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, from a flood that destroyed millions worth of sets, to Sean Connery nearly getting into a fight with Director Stephen Norrington.

     

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    July 19, 2023 69 mins

    Making humans look like cats is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make Cats, from the visual effects studios not being given enough time to finish the film, to the way director Tom Hooper treated the artists involved.

     

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    Finding a MacGuffin is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to write Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, from George Lucas trying to convince Steven Spielberg to use aliens to Frank Darabont getting zero credit for the final film.

     

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    May 23, 2023 88 mins

    Cruising Modesto is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make American Graffiti, from the drunken chaotic set (thanks Harrison Ford!) to Universal refusing to release a film they didn’t understand.

     

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    April 26, 2023 77 mins

    Fighting for brand name products is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make Foodfight!, from the movie starting over after the harddrives were “stolen” to an insurance company forcing the film to completion.

     

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    April 12, 2023 90 mins

    Avoiding paparazzi is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make Mr. & Mrs. Smith, from the constant tabloid rumors of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship to dealing with director Doug Liman’s annoying eccentricities.

     

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    Remembering who you are is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make The Bourne Identity, from dealing with Director Doug Liman’s erratic behavior to the endless amount of reshooting to get the film right.

     

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    Making John Wayne Asian is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make The Conqueror (with guest host Ryan Uytdewilligen), from Howard Hughes forcing animals, actors, and sand into production, to the cast and crew inadvertently becoming nuclear fallout downwinders.

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    March 1, 2023 72 mins

    Making a movie trailer is hard. Let’s talk about how some trailers can actively mislead their audience, from removing main characters in Frozen and Inglorious Basterds to changing the film’s genre in Bridge to Terabithia and In Bruges.

     

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    February 15, 2023 59 mins

    Animating Patrick Warburton is hard. Let’s interview director and animator Tony Bancroft about his time on The Emperor’s New Groove, from why he thought Roger Allers' Kingdom of the Sun wasn’t finished to the joys of animating Kronk.

     

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    January 18, 2023 24 mins

    Making an underwater movie is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make The Abyss, from the logistical nightmare of all involved during filming to dealing with James Cameron’s perfectionism.

     

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    January 4, 2023 90 mins

    Finding the Death Star plans is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, from the multiple script revisions during filming to the enormous amount of reshoots.

     

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    December 21, 2022 63 mins

    Paying someone to be your family is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make Surviving Christmas, from the production ruining a suburb, to releasing the film a week before Halloween.

     

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    Rebuilding a model home is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make the revival of Arrested Development, from the scheduling conflicts of Season 4 to the actor fights during Season 5.

     

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