In 2006, comedian Doug Benson began hosting a weekly comedy podcast, titled Doug Loves Movies (Formerly I Love Movies with Doug Benson), which is recorded in front of a live audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. The show typically tapes weekly, and is later archived on iTunes for fans to listen to for free. Benson and guests talk about movies and comedy both. Benson's guests have included such notables as John Lithgow, Leonard Maltin, Brian Posehn, Joe Rogan, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Jon Hamm, Adam Carolla, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Scott Aukerman, Adam Scott, Bill Simmons, Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Shue, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Cera, Edgar Wright, Paul F. Tompkins and Jordan, the baseball-toting superfan.
A regular feature of the podcast is the Leonard Maltin Game, which has been described as Name That Tune with movies instead of songs. The game consists of Benson reading the cast of an unknown movie in reverse order (star of the movie comes last) from Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide to his guests, who attempt to guess the movie.
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The show typically opens with Doug and guests talking about movies, and then segues into the "games" portion. Before you get to the Leonard Maltin Game, there is often a round or two of warm up games, which can include "Build a Title," "How Much Did This Shit Make?" and/or "A-B-C-Deez Nuts."
The celebrity guests compete not only to advance to the season-ending "Tournament of Championships" (an ultra-competitive "Super Bowl" of the Leonard Maltin Game), but also for fans in the audience where the podcast is being recorded. Each guest picks one audience member to play for, and if that celebrity wins, their corresponding fan wins a prize pack of items brought by Doug and the panel. Fans wanting to be picked by a guest hold up signs, almost always relating to movies, with their names on them.
I've never been to a DLM live show, but if I did go, I put together what would be my sign. Not only is it one of my favorite movies, it also lends itself well to incorporating my name: