288: Should You Gamble On McMillions?

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By Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, David T. Cole

288: Should You Gamble On McMillions?

Wednesday, 5 February

Even though Eve and Sarah D. spend most weekdays thinking about the true crime that's worth your time for their newsletter, they still didn't know much about the Mobbed-up McDonald's Monopoly-game fraud case that's at the center of HBO's McMillions. Will this docuseries join the scam-umentary pantheon alongside The Dropout and The Imposter? Is Doug Mathews the write-in presidential candidate we need now? And why aren't off-camera docu directors ever mic'd properly? After we considered those questions, we went Around The Dial with BoJack Horseman, The Outsider and other HBO Sunday-night offerings, the end of The Good Place, and Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet. Eve screened an episode of Home Movies for the Canon; then Tim Robinson won and Terry Crews lost, before we filled in the blanks -- in pen! -- in a history-making Game Time. Grab a light meter and go undercover for an all-new Extra Hot Great!


SHOW TOPICS

McMillionsATD: BoJack HorsemanATD: Curb Your EnthusiasmATD: The OutsiderATD: The Good PlaceATD: Mythic Quest: Raven's BanquetThe Canon: Home Movies S04.E01: Everyone's Entitled To My OpinionWinner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: TV Crossword


SHOW NOTES

The Daily Beast post on the caseMargaret Lyons's review for the NYTThe documentary about the McDonald's hot-coffee lawsuit, plus Dr. Marcia Chatelain's Franchise: The Golden Arches In Black AmericaEve's dog goes bazoo for McD's friesTara on Citations NeededTara's BoJack review for VFSarah on Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer and I Am A Killer for PrimetimerPhoto: Christian Wiediger


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