Dan Hopper

Dan Hopper is an editor for Cracked.

Guest Appearances

12 Foolish Mistakes That Ruin Every Movie Alien Invasion

Nothing says “summer” like a massive alien invasion of the planet Earth. Oh sure, that invasion never happens in life. But in movie after movie, space alien fleets descend on our little blue marble with intent to kill. Why do they tend…

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10 Great Movies & TV Shows (That Were Almost Disasters)

The Cracked Podcast #287April 14, 2019

Notes are annoying. Nobody likes to spend weeks and months crafting an idea only to be told what’s wrong with it. Flip side to that: we often have blind spots when it comes to our creative projects. And that goes for everybody,…

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What Would Happen If The Oscars Went Away?

We’re fresh off ‘Green Book’ achieving its dream Oscar night (CONGRATULATIONS you made-up Hero Dad Story you!!!). But this week’s episode is about EVERY Oscars ceremony. Why? Because the Oscars dictate most of your movie-watching year: October-December = “good movies”, January-February =…

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12 Sci-Fi Movie Technologies That Went Stupidly Backwards

The Cracked Podcast #274January 13, 2019

The name “science fiction” is a pretty good descriptor of the genre, if you want to think of it as two big buckets for a writer to fill. Bucket 1: science! Fun tech and gizmos to entertain and inspire. Bucket 2: fiction!…

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11 Historical Facts That Were Way Too Stupid For The Movies

The Cracked Podcast #267November 25, 2018

History: it’s the number one topic for filmmakers who want to win an Oscar. From serious movies about American history to serious movies about British history, no subject wins more votes and locks down more statues. Of course the people making those…

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15 Insane Mistakes That Never Should’ve Been Televised

We live in exciting times, other than all the reasons we don’t. Why’s that? We live when TV shows got good. Over the last 15-20 years, high quality television became a normal thing there’s almost too much of, instead of a rare…

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17 Amazing Performances by Actors Who Weren't Acting

Acting: it’s almost definitely an art form, we’re pretty sure. After all, there are so many incredible performances on screen and stage every year. But what if we told you that some of Hollywood’s most celebrated characters were the product of actors…

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4 Mind-Blowing Truths About America (Made Clear By Baseball)

Spring is upon us. And spring is like a starter pistol for the annual sale of 72 million major league baseball tickets all across America Plus (“America Plus” is our fun brand name idea for The United States + Toronto). Whether or…

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12 Movies With A Hero-Villain Dynamic That's Now Insane

The Cracked Podcast #220January 8, 2018

Bill Murray is an asshole. Or at least his “Ghostbusters” character is, if you consider the environmental ramifications of keeping a box of evil ghosts in America’s densest square mile of humans. That d***less EPA guy was right. Times changed. You know…

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