Clifford (1994; Paul Flaherty) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 18
“Shame on you! Shame on your eyes!”
In this hell-spawned episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, the Mayor of Wayward Boys-ville Daniel-ass Barnes and Corky the Scary Rex (or is it Scary the Corky Rex?) hatch a ridiculously elaborate revenge plan against their producer Johnny Flores for daring them to watch the 1994 monstrosity Clifford.
This long-shelved shitpile stars Martin Short as the titular ten-year-old problem child, while Charles Grodin ignites a raging forest fire of a “slow burn” as the boy’s smarmy uncle.
Recorded live over brunch and beers at Sac City Brews, the hosts obsess over Dinosaur World, wonder why a roller coaster engineer would create a setting that breaks the ride and consider replacing producer Johnny Flores with Jerry Bruckheimer, before finally blaming the entire episode on a plastic brontosaurus named Stephan.
U.S. release date: April 1, 1994
Domestic box office gross: $7.4 million
Critics scores: 9 on Rotten Tomatoes
This week’s craft beer: Almanac Beer’s Unfiltered Opinion (6.1% ABV)
This week’s Darer: Johnny Flores
Why did Johnny dare Daniel and Corky to watch Clifford? “Because of Midnight Run, I thought if Charles Grodin is in it, and he’s playing the same snarky, somewhat angry guy, it’s going to be good. And it was not.”
This week’s referenced movies: Midnight Run; Problem Child; 18 Again!; Who’s Harry Crumb?; Major League II; Suburbicon; Beethoven; Step Brothers; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Patch Adams; Theodore Rex; Inherent Vice; Pure Luck; Three Fugitives; The Snowman; Jurassic Park; Ishtar; The Incredible Shrinking Woman; The Heartbreak Kid; Cloak and Dagger; Short Time; Rushmore; The Godfather, Part II; Freaks; Don’t Look Now; Aloha; I’m Gonna Git You Sucka; the Lord of the Rings trilogy
Ratings for Clifford: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare