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Comedians Dave Atkinson and Meg Mackay invite hilarious guests to go back in time to study the popular culture and history of a year and then watch the highest grossing movie of that year to try and find out why it was that year's Big Gross Movie.

Big Gross Movies Dave Atkinson and Meg Mackay

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Comedians Dave Atkinson and Meg Mackay invite hilarious guests to go back in time to study the popular culture and history of a year and then watch the highest grossing movie of that year to try and find out why it was that year's Big Gross Movie.

    TV TIme Capsule - S01E05 - The Dick Van Dyke Show and why 60s womanhood was a nightmarish prison

    TV TIme Capsule - S01E05 - The Dick Van Dyke Show and why 60s womanhood was a nightmarish prison

    This episode we're looking at an episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show from 1964 and look into what kinda life Mary Tyler Moore's character would have had and read some books from the period about being a good housewife and well, jeez.

    • 26 min
    TV Time Capsule - S01E04 - The Littlest Hobo and why Hockey might be a problem, e

    TV Time Capsule - S01E04 - The Littlest Hobo and why Hockey might be a problem, e

    This week we dig up an episode of a Canadian classic and go over the weird ways Canadians can talk and pick at our "National Passtime" of Hockey and find some... not so great bits that might need adjustment.
    Sources:
    Robinson, Laura. “Hockey Night in Canada.” Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism, edited by Elizabeth A Sheehy, University of Ottawa Press, OTTAWA, 2012, pp. 73–86. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt2jcb92.8. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.
    McKenzie, Bob. From Bob McKenzie's 'Hockey Confidential' - The Road to Redemption. 21 Nov. 2019, www.tsn.ca/from-bob-mckenzie-s-hockey-confidential-the-road-to-redemption-1.1401391. 
     
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/canada-accents-film-tv-1.4178680
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/milk-versus-melk-have-you-noticed-that-the-way-we-talk-is-changing-linguists-have-1.3180597
    http://www.yorku.ca/twainweb/troberts/raising.html#:~:text=Canadian%20raising%20is%20a%20phonological,%2F%2C%20and%20%2Ff%2F).

    • 25 min
    TV Time Capsule - S01E02 - Taxi and why fixing the world is better than hoping it ends

    TV Time Capsule - S01E02 - Taxi and why fixing the world is better than hoping it ends

    This week we are studying an episode of Taxi, we go into what Donahue was, the origins of survivalism, and Christopher Lloyd's wardrobe.
    Sources:
    Kabel, Allison, and Catherine Chmidling. “Disaster Prepper: Health, Identity, and American Survivalist Culture.” Human Organization, vol. 73, no. 3, 2014, pp. 258–266., www.jstor.org/stable/44148786. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.
     
    Freilich, Joshua D., et al. “Patterns of Fatal Extreme-Right Crime in the United States.” Perspectives on Terrorism, vol. 12, no. 6, 2018, pp. 38–51. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/26544642. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.
     
    Brown, Jennings. “The Prepper Obsession With Clothes.” Racked, Racked, 29 May 2017, www.racked.com/2017/5/29/15663024/prepper-clothes. 
    Richardson, Reed. “The Doomsday Prepper Caucus.” The Nation, 29 June 2015, www.thenation.com/article/archive/doomsday-prepper-caucus/. 
    ANGRY Fat Guy, director. My Patriot Supply 72 Hour Kit. Potato Soup, Chicken and Rice, Oatmeal. Youtube, 27 Oct. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A9aWwWMc9I&t=353s.

    • 32 min
    TV Time Capsule - S01E01 - Family Ties and why doctors used to give out speed

    TV Time Capsule - S01E01 - Family Ties and why doctors used to give out speed

    Dave and Meg try out a new format and dig up an episode of 80s sitcom Family ties and investigate how you could apparently just get prescribed amphetamines for whatever in the 80s.

    • 25 min
    BGM-345-2015-Paddington

    BGM-345-2015-Paddington

    This week we were just friends and watched Paddington and had soup! CHECK OUT MEG AT TORONTO SKETCHFEST BUY TICKETS WITH YOUR MONEY AND GO TO THE SHOW WITH YOUR BODIES!

    • 25 min
    BGM-344-2005-Constantine

    BGM-344-2005-Constantine

    This week Dave and Meg swing back to 2005 because we remember liking Constantine and turns out, it's not bad! We talk about how being in this movie seems to have frozen everyone involved in time (except Shia), how DIY all the demon rituals are, Peter Stormare having a time, Tilda Swintoning all over the place and of course we go over the shocking amount of drowning going on.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

J_Yary ,

Gem of a Podcast

I love this podcast.
I love the way Meg will drop the mike and crack up over something Dave has said. I love the way they’ll both slip into the characters of little old ladies from down east ... “Oh Lord bless-em both, eh”.
I love getting a humorous but thoroughly Canadian perspective on all things hollywood. They get great guests and their deep dives into the history of the movie year are simultaneously hilarious and fascinating.
I can’t believe there’s no adds. Somebody should seriously sponsor this podcast.

Unbiased Reviewer of Podcasts ,

Love the show, love the hosts.

Funny, insightful, and strange. I don't even begrudge Dave for having me on for the worst movie ever "The Greatest Show On Earth".

fransaskois ,

Hilarious!

I love the concept, and episode one has already made us rewatch Toy Story and notice some stuff we never saw before :)

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