S20: E2: Mars Needs Moms

April 29, 2022

It’s time to travel to the uncanny valley with the disastrously box office bomb “Mars Needs Moms”. This was the movie that convinced Robert Zemeckis to stop producing computer animated movies starring dead eyes humans. This movie stars Seth Green, but he’s not really in it. Joan Cusak plays his Mom. But she’s not in it either, really. What is in this movie is a message that women, and more specifically Mom’s are less fun than men, and more specifically dads. Buckle up as we blast off to discuss this 2011 box office bomb inspired by the Berkeley Breathed children’s book. Wait isn’t he the guy who drew the comic strip Bloom County? That’s right. Give a listen and we will try to explain how all this went so bad.

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