Dealin' with Idiots

Synopsis: Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Jeff Garlin
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

[film projector whirring]

[phonographic record


"Take Me Out

to the Ball Game. "

Sung by Edward Meeker,

Edison Records.


[music ends]

I know I've been outta town.

I've missed a lot of games, but...

How's it going?

You enjoying baseball?

Not really.

What do you mean,

"not really?"

I'm just not good at it.

Not good at it?

Yeah, I think you're good.

No. Out of every person on

my team, I'm the worst.


I'm surprised. You must

have a really good team,

then, if you're the worst.

Let me tell you something.

You gotta do a lot of bad,

bad shows...

before you become

a great comedian.

Do you know how many

shows I did

that I stunk up the place?

I betcha a million.

I bet you a million.

Literally, a million.

So, I think the more you

play baseball,

- the better you're gonna be.

- Yeah.

Just like me with comedy.

And who's funnier than

your dad? Anybody?

- No.

- Nobody!

- Right?

- Right.

Am I the funniest guy

you know?

Yup. Funniest guy...

Well, you're my favorite

baseball player.

So there you go.

All right, go run ahead.

I'll meet you up there.

Wait, wait, wait...

Your bat. All right?

All right.

[bouncy, jazzy

organ music ]

Max Morris?

Oh my God.

My girlfriend is gonna faint

when she hears

Let me just get her

on the phone.

- Hi.

- Hi. All right...

Okay. No, no, no, no.

Guess, guess who's

standing in front of me?


The... your most favorite

comedian world. Okay?



Yes! Max Morris!

And he wants to

talk to you.

No. He's, he's begging me.

He wants to talk to you.

Wait. Hold on one sec.

Here, here.

- Would you just say "hello," please?

- No, no, no. Seriously.

My kid's playing

in the game.

I gotta get going.

Please, it would mean

so much to her.

No, I'm sorry.

But have a nice day.

Really. Sorry.

Did you hear that bastard?

Let's hear some chatter

out there! Phht!

[cheers and applause]

Learn to slide!

Let's go! Move it!

Slide! Slide! Slide!

Good job!

Come on!

Foul ball.

I got it! Mine! Mine!


Mine, I see it!


Got it!


Good morning, Cub fans!

As Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks,

would always say,

"It's a great day for two. "


Um... couple of things...

So please indulge me.

I have collated a nutrition


I've taken some pictures of

the homemade snacks

that I usually make.


And put together, just

some ideas,

for you all to follow.

Could you just pass that

around for me?

Take a look at this...

Umm... also.

Snack table.

We need 100%

parent participation.

I need you guys... to

participate. Max, Ava?

Eva is not here, it's just


All right, Max.

I've noticed that you have

not participated yet.

Oh, Eva usually takes care

of stuff like that.

Because little Jackie comes

up to the table constantly.

I love him... and I love

sharing, but...


All right, Vicky Sue


I'll be paying ya soon.


Right. Right. Rosie.

Marty? Marty?

Umm... During this window

of time, I'm, uh,

legally not allowed to

donate anything financially,

because of my, uh,

business advisor.

But feel free to use my

name, uh, as a donor.

And you can put me down

for say, $100,

with a little star next to it.

Call me an "angel" or

some... you know,

umm... at the top

of the list.

And I'm good with that.

[whooshing sound]

[metal bat hitting ball]


Uh, I don't think

he wants to play.

I really don't think he

wants to play.

I'm telling ya.

He wants to play.

He just doesn't

wanna suck.

That's the problem.

He sucks.

He does suck.

Gosh, he sucks...

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Jeff Garlin

Jeffrey Todd Garlin (born June 5, 1962) is an American comedian, actor, producer, director, and writer. He is widely known for playing Jeff Greene on the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mort Meyers on Arrested Development for Fox and Netflix and the patriarch of the titular family in the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. He has also appeared in Daddy Day Care, Wall-E, Toy Story 3 and Safety Not Guaranteed among other films and has hosted his own podcast on Earwolf since 2013. more…

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