Holiday Engagement – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 79
“Everyone’s losing their shit about Gav.”
The Park Post Herald star reporters Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell get the scoop on Hallmark Channel Christmas with help from Gav of Films on Trial. Holiday Engagement pairs witless “journalist” Hillary with unemployed sign-spinner David in the most pointless holiday ruse possible. Comedy professionals like Shelley Long and Sam McMurray are powerless against the film’s flat tone and bland presentation.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss sand enthusiasts, ankle collections, silent orgasms, and fake baptisms.
HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT FACTS AND FIGURES
Hallmark Channel premiere: Nov. 28, 2011
This week’s darer: Vanessa McNetflix, heiress to the McNetflix fortune
IMDB synopsis: “Afraid to tell her family she’s been dumped, Hillary hires an actor to play her fiancé during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents’ house.”
Why did Vanessa dare Daniel and Corky to watch “any Hallmark or Netflix Christmas movie”? “I’ve been subjected to sitting through three of these turds over the past few weeks and – boom! – now I’m a diabetic. Pick one. Any one.”
This week’s referenced movies: Love Actually; Remember the Night; Christmas in Connecticut; Christmas with the Kranks; Inception; The Godfather; Ordinary People; Single White Female; Secrets & Lies; Of Mice and Men; Frozen Assets; Home Alone: The Holiday Heist; the Klumps movies
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare