Judge John Hodgman Episode 194: Do You Want to Hoard Some Snowglobes?

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Robert Lopez
Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Sean files suit against his husband Jamie. They recently bought a home and differ on issues of decor. Jamie wants to have a themed room entirely dedicated to one of his favorite movies, Frozen. Sean says the Frozen obsession has gone too far. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide!

This week, with guestpert witnesses Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the composers of -- you guessed it -- Frozen! Special thanks to both of them for serving this week.

Thanks to Avidan Ackerson for our case name this week! Like us on Facebook so you can suggest a name for a future episode!

San Francisco Bay Area: See Judge John Hodgman Live! Judge Hodgman will return to mete out justice as part of SF Sketchfest on Friday, February 6th at Marines Memorial Theater.

More information about the show and Sketchfest available here.

The show is sold out, but we're still seeking case submissions! You do not need to have purchased a ticket to submit a case to be heard that evening. If you and another party
- reside in the SF Bay area, or will be able to attend the show on February 6
- have a legitimate beef, large or small

... write us with the details! Send it directly to hodgman@maximumfun.org or submit via our webform here.



How to Curate a Collection

If you would turn your favorite obsession into a beautiful collection, forbid your friends and family from giving you ANYTHING for your shrine - at least, not without your prior approval.

I spent many years with a wonderful guy who collected, among a zillion other things, Mickey Mouse memorabilia. One of the most over-merched characters of all time, the mouse provided a wealth of garbage for easy gifting. My friend had some truly wonderful MM items, but who noticed them next to the giant stuffed Mickey that some dumb girl gave him in a failed attempt to take my place? One family member presented him with a MM collector's plate every Christmas. (No surprise: her own curating taste tended towards china plate depictions of schnauzers from every Franklin Mint-ish place on Earth.)

I loved this episode even while it made me fume. In my experience, nothing erases the fine line between collector and hoarder faster than being given tasteless crap by your loved ones.