Max and Coco throw themselves into the world of hemp supplements, which maybe works? And definitely makes them a little spacey? Plus: a new wardrobe for Max and trying to understand the Disney film Watcher in the Woods.
Max and Coco try to get back on track after overpartying. They also discuss the strangest lake names in Minnesota and a 1973 movie called Arnold involving a corpse, a bride, and a series of strange deaths.
It's 2019, and Max and Coco have made some changes to the podcast -- unfortunately not included getting rid of the crackling noise, which they're working on (sorry!). Also in the episode: Hitting reset on brainstorming, a 1970s film about a satanic motorcycle gang, and a New Year's party with a 108-year-old woman.
One quick tip from Max and Coco: Don't say no for other people. Max and Coco revisit their cheers moments, which really seems like an excuse for them to drink a lot more. Max talks about "Build Your Own Ladder," where he tries to figure out his art career by stealing other people's. Finally: Max helped a child write a play, and Coco tries to describe it.
Max and coco discuss the process of submitting work, Max proposes his "triangle theory" of getting work produced or published, and they struggle to describe an odd, marvelous slasher film from the 80s.
Max and Coco are delighted to discover they have won a major screenwriting award. They also introduce a couple of new games into the show: Four lies and a truth, in which Coco must determine which of four statements about Minnesota festivals is false; and Wild Loglines for Wild Movies, in which Coco must concoct a two-sentence summary of one of the strangest horror films ever made, 1979's Tourist Trap.
Max and Coco visit two iconic Minneapolis sites, Dave's Popcorn and Matt's, home of the Jucy Lucy. They also discuss the free and eye-opening education they received in Hollywood and the development of The Mill, their process for taking creative ideas and turning them into completed works.