Here on the Large Marge Sent Us podcast, Sweety and Sweetie are our names and nostalgia is our game! Once a week (or more if you're lucky!) we watch movies from the 80s and 90s that shaped our childhoods and then have a sisterly chat about them. We usually sing songs and there's about a 100% chance we'll crack up with bouts of laughter. We hope you will too! So come join us and step back into a time when life was good and the movies were even better
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251. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
We finally caved to Sweeti Jimi's wishes and watched Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, one of his favorite movies but one the Sweeties have never seen! I think we can all do a pretty good gnarly dude, Bill and Ted impression, but who knew this movie was about time travel and the importance of a world history survey class! We were pleasantly surprised how cute this movie was, though pretty absurd. We'll talk about how we continue to fall more in love with Keanu every day, what historical figures would we squish into a phone book and take to the local mall, and what was the deal with those urban legends about getting sucked into escalators if you weren't careful when you were a kid?!! Also, Sweeti Jimi gets a cameo in this episode as he tells us why he loved Bill and Ted's so much and does he still love it today.
250. I Know What You Did Last Summer
Part of the popular late 90s teen horror series, I Know What You Did Last Summer from 1997 features all the hot stars from the time (coincidently most with three names? Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prince Jr.) and a script by Scream and Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson. While inferior to the much beloved Scream, IKWYDLS has some solid gore and a couple of good jump scares that still make it pretty worthwhile. We'll talk revenge/vendetta horror films and why this one is not really that successful in our eyes, how the boobs in this movie deserved their own billing and how Ryan Phillipe seems to bug the shit out of us in every single movie he's in!
249. Swiss Family Robinson
Disney's Swiss Family Robinson from 1960 is a classic desert island tale about a Swiss family escaping the tyranny of Napoleon Bonaparte's ever growing empire and filled with evil pirates, dangerous jungle animals and many different varieties of hats woven from banana leaves! Sweeties was OBSESSED with this movie when she was little and nearly wore the bootleg VHS version we had as kids. Nowadays, the movie comes with (what is becoming an often seen modifier from Disney+) warnings about culturally insensitive portrayals and stories about terrible animal cruelty on the set! Bogus! But hey we still think Fritz is a HOTTIE, question how no one knew Roberta was a girl, and still hate annoying Frances with a passion!
248. A Goofy Movie
We've gotten a lot of requests over the years to watch 1995's A Goofy Movie, and we finally took the plunge! A spin off of the popular animated tv show, Goof Troop, A Goofy Movie follows the lives of single dad Goofy Goof (?) and his 14 year old son Max as they navigate the tricky waters of adolescence! It's a sweet movie with a sound track full of bangers straight out of the mid 90s, Bobby Brownish pop era. We'll talk about our confusion with this world in which people are dogs, but kind of also look like people (?), how seeing Goofy sad is the worst thing ever, and ponder whether there were hot animated animal characters that boys used to have crushes on.
247. Follow that Bird
1985 brought us Sesame Street's first foray into the movie scene with Follow that Bird, a cautionary tale about the dangers of segregation and why the diversity always practiced on Sesame Street is the only way to go! Starring Big Bird and the love-able cast of muppets from Sesame Street, their human friends, and then some random movie stars like Chevy Chase and John Candy thrown in there! Sweetie used to watch this at her friend's house when she was six year olds and the mean bird lady Miss Finch scared her to bits! We'll talk about who are favorite resident of Sesame Street is and that we're confused that Big Bird is actually supposed to be a child aged bird, what we think it would be like to work on a children's show, and why you should never, ever show muppet legs if you can help it. Spooky man, spooky.
246. Lady and the Tramp
He's a tramp, he's a scoundrel. He's a rounder, he's a cad. He's a tramp but I looooove him, and even I have got it pretty bad. Tonight we watched Disney's Lady and the Tramp from 1955! An oldie but goodie that's all about class differences in the dog world + how life really is better if you have owners to feed and house you. Sure, the racist portrayal of the Siamese Cats really needs to go, but in general this movie still holds pretty strong as a foundational dog movie from our childhood. We'll talk about the time Sweetie stumbled upon a recording on the family answering machine of little Sweety doing her best Peggy Lee impression and singing He's a Tramp, debate whether Lady was knocked up after a night on the town with the Tramp, and why does cartoon spaghetti and meatballs look so damned tasty?!
Love the nostalgia
I added this to my lineup of movie podcasts like This Had Oscar Buzz and Blank Check because the Sweeties cover movies that I love that the others won’t, and when there’s overlap their take is usually more fun.
Thank you Jeopardy
Googled this podcast after watching the Jeopardy episode featuring one of the Sweeties. I listened to The Wedding Planner episode first and immediately felt validated in ways I didn’t even know I was missing. These sisters are hilarious and say what we were all thinking as we watched these movies back in the day. When I want to laugh, this is my go-to podcast.
Also, for the record, Dottie in A League of Their Own without a doubt dropped the ball on purpose.
Looove the podcast!!! Listening to the Titanic one now!