Episodes

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New episodes come out every other Tuesday.

Latest Episode

Ep. 73

Ship in a Bottle

09 April 2024

When a genie trapped in a ship in a bottle is finally (and accidentally) freed by a group of teens, she takes the kids on a life-changing high seas adventure with pirates, talking animals, and of course, treasure.

Previous Episodes

Candy Corn

25 October 2022

Things get spooky when we tell scary stories about candy corn around a campfire. In the woods. At night. Despite Emily and Thomas bringing beer and making s’mores, Shep hates the entire experience—the reason why is revealed when he tells his story. But surely there’s nothing lurking in the woods, right?

Fire Extinguisher

11 October 2022

We take a brief departure from movie plots on this episode, and instead come up with a kid’s book (or “children’s novel” as Shep keeps calling it). Join Raccoon, Bear, Dog, and an ever-growing cast of characters as they try to help Raccoon on his quest to get to the moon. It’s a heartwarming tale of loneliness, friendship, and a junk yard.

Chalk

27 September 2022

This week our film is a period piece set in the 1970s… Er, wait, that’s not right. It’s set in the 1890s. James spends a decade in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. To pass the time in his cell, he draws on the wall with chalk. To his surprise, he’s able to enter his drawings and live out his dreams. Upon his release, James struggles to reintegrate with society and tries desperately to get back into his fantasy world.

Shampoo

13 September 2022

Charlie is comfortable with his life just the way it is. But a chance encounter with a vendor of homemade bath products at a farmers’ market turns Charlie’s old, familiar life on its head. It’s a return to magical reality in our episode about shampoo, and we follow Charlie as he struggles to get back the life he lost—with a few important changes.

String

30 August 2022

Things get deep and philosophical on this episode… About string. Useful stuff, string, and in the story world we create, nearly everyone is connected to someone else via a string of fate that’s invisible to everyone but you and your soul mate. So what happens when a woman whose string was severed against her will meets a guy whose string is still intact?

Space Jam Sequel

23 August 2022

We shake things up a bit this week by taking a slight departure from our regular format. We still come up with a movie, but on this week’s episode we come up with a sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam. We know what you’re thinking: Isn’t there already a Space Jam sequel? There is, but it’s terrible, so we set out to come up with something better. We’re pretty sure we succeeded.

Post-it Notes

16 August 2022

It’s a darkly hilarious week when our Post-it Note movie takes a turn even we didn’t see coming. Our main character wants to add a little levity to the world with a secret-message scavenger hunt, but a series of accidental deaths cause authorities to suspect him of being a serial killer. Just when it seems like things couldn’t be any crazier, a real serial killer confronts our protagonist for squeezing in on his turf. Post-it Notes get him into the mess, but will they be his salvation?

Mac & Cheese

09 August 2022

Harkening back to the style of some of our older episodes, we take a looser definition of “Mac & Cheese” this week. The movie plot we create is a coming of age story about a couple of kids trying to work through things that even adults struggle with. The ending is bittersweet for our two main characters, and it’s possible we work through some things ourselves.

Contact Lenses

02 August 2022

If you could buy a contact lens that permanently repaired your vision, allowed you to see more colors, and gave you excellent night vision, would you buy it? What if the contact lenses were made from living tissue that eventually fused with your eyeballs? Still interested? This week, we “focus” on contact lenses that can do just that! The only trouble is, they’re made with… Let’s call it a foreign material, which has unexpected consequences.

Tupperware

26 July 2022

Let’s say it’s the 1980s and you’re new in town. To meet your neighbors and make some friends, you decide to host a Tupperware party. But some ditzy wannabes roll up to your crib, tell you that you’re invading their turf, and demand that you cut it out. What would you do? If you’re anything like the main character of our story this week, you take a chill pill, befriend a biker gang, and say, “yes way” to your future.

Oh, and those airheads from earlier? It turns out they’re members of a Satanic cult, and now they want to sacrifice you to appease the Dark Lord. Gag me with a spoon, right? I wonder if your new biker gang friends might be able to help you out with your little Satanist problem…