Episode 48: Babe


Continuing Oscar Loser month, we found one of the most surprising titles nominated for Best Picture: 1995's talking animal flick, Babe. A trip down memory lane reminded us that this movie is a lot better — and darker — than we ever noticed as children. In this episode, Katie shares her theory for the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, discover that Wesleigh knows a lot about Rugrats, and have a conversation about the awfulness of school shootings and our awe of Gen Z's response.

Show Notes

IMDb: Babe (1995)
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Rated: G

Park and Rec: PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Black Panther
Columbus Curling Club
Facebook curling video:

Florida student Emma Gonzalez speech on CNN (video and transcript)
Nominated for 6 Oscars (and won 1)??
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Mark Mothersbaugh / Devo
Chuck E. Cheese is voiced by Bowling for Soup lead Jared Reddick
Carmen Sandiego

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005-2014)
  • Apollo 13
  • Il Postino (The Postman)
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Braveheart
  • Pocahontas
  • Toy Story
  • Water world
  • LOTR
  • The Matrix
  • Air Bud
  • Gladiator
  • The Lion King
  • Dexter’s Laboratory
  • Rugrats
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Gordy


Episode 47: The Philadelphia Story


We’re going pretty far back in the Academy’s archives for this week’s Oscar Loser — all the way to 1940 for Wesleigh’s pick, The Philadelphia Story. In this episode, we rave about TLC programming in the early 2000s, share our favorite Parks and Recreations jokes for Galentine’s Day, and discuss just how delightful and saucy Katherine Hepburn truly is.

Show Notes

IMDb: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Rated: N/A

Space Bags
Park and Rec: new Queer Eye on Netflix, do not rec Pretty Ugly People, The Bachelor
Network Connectivity Issues:

Stop Pooping:

13th Academy Awards
Play: The Philadelphia Story
Showing here in Columbus at AMC Lennox on Sunday, Feb. 18

Shows/Movies Mentioned

Parks and Recreations
Queer Eye (early 2000s)
How to Look Good Naked
What Not to Wear
Trading Spaces
Rebecca (1940)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Much Ado About Nothing
Skateboard Kid
The Mountain Between Us
Fifty Shades Freed
Gilmore Girls

Episode 46: Juno


In honor of the Academy Awards next month, we’re spending February watching Oscar Losers: Best Picture nominees that *didn’t* win. This week is Katie's pick, Juno, a standout title that lost to No Country for Old Men in 2008. In this episode we gush over the fashion at the Black Panther Hollywood premiere, discuss how creepy Jason Bateman is in this film, and Katie reveals the fun fact she shares with friends pregnant with sons.

Show Notes

IMDb: Juno (2007)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Rated: PG-13

Park and Rec: Pushing Daisies, The Intern
Adam Devine / Adam Levine
Childish Gambino at the Grammys:

Billy Eichner twitter about Hakuna Matata:

Aladdin's hot dad in The Return of Jafar:

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The Midas Touch from Muppet Classic Theater:

Sesame Street Star Wars parody:

Popcorn bucket award: MTV Movies & TV (Spaceman award is MTV Music)
Oscars 2008, hosted by Ellen Degeneres
American Idol: Adam Lambert, now touring as lead singer for Queen
2008 Best Picture Nominees: There Will Be Blood, Michael Clayton, Atonement, Juno, No Country for Old Men
Lupita’s twitter collage:

a sonogram is the printed image from an ultrasound
Juno's opening title sequence on Art of the Title
Napoleon Dynamite title sequence

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Internship
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • Aladdin: The Return of Jafar
  • Iron Man
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Mean Girls
  • The Princess Diaries
  • A Walk to Remember
  • She’s the Man
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Easy A
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Sky High
  • High School Musical
  • Hairspray
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Superbad
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Arrested Development


Episode 45: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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In the Tatumverse, Channing plays at least two characters named Duke: first in She's the Man, and also in this week's movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a movie we're surprised has a sequel. In this episode, Wesleigh shares her Groundhog Day Marathon experience and fan theory, our friend Bob calls in to talk action figures and what they meant to him, we wonder why no girls' toys have made it into blockbuster franchises, and lament that JGL is completely wasted in this role.

Show Notes

IMDb: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Rated: PG-13

Weatherman by Delbert McClinton:

Groundhog Day Marathon at Gateway Film Center
Park and Rec: The Good Place, MBMBaM TV show
Good Place/Wizard of Oz tweet:


Lin and Tobi peg dolls via TeeRico:


Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas:

Not Sponsored by Cisco or Double Bubble
Chekhov’s Gun
Wallace and Gromit:


Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Groundhog Day
  • The Truman Show
  • Jumanji
  • Futurama
  • G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
  • G.I. Joe (90s TV cartoon)
  • Battleship
  • Clue
  • Scooby-Doo (2004)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Star Trek
  • The Lego Movie
  • Wonder Woman
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
  • My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • G.I. Jane
  • Harry Potter
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • The Hunger Games
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Doctor Who
  • Three Musketeers
  • Spy Kids
  • LOTR
  • Dudley Do-Right
  • Captain America
  • Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Lego Batman
  • Watchmen
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back


Episode 44: The Phantom of the Opera w/ Leah


DUUUN dun-dun-dun-dun-dun: this week Viewing Party talks the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera! Our friend Leah joins us in the blanket fort to chat about the insane drama of this movie. In this episode Leah apologizes to teenagers, Katie shares the story of a literal dream come true, Wesleigh solves a mystery about Drew Carey, and for some reason we talk a lot about Gerard Butler’s thighs.


Meet our guest, Leah!

Leah is a local foodie and fellow Donald Glover enthusiast. You can follow her on Instagram at @elliethechubbyvegan

Show Notes

IMDb: The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Rated: PG-13

Lore podcast
Columbus Zoo’s #TakeoverTuesdays
Park and Recs: Electric Dreams, Man in the High Castle, Black Mirror, The Crown, Friends, The Magicians
Phillip K. Dick
Podcast about Reddit’s no no no no yes: Endless Thread
The Sims + Drew Carey
Joaquin Phoenix billboard:


the black and white fluffy sex beast / michelin man in the masquerade scene:


Fiona the baby hippo from the Cincinnati zoo:

Love Never Dies (sequel)
Clark Gable changing fashion (Snopes says he was following a trend, not setting one)
Hindenberg explosion
My Favorite Murder podcast
Shrimp Heaven Now with MBMBaM and Lin Manuel Miranda

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Black Mirror
  • Veggie Tales
  • That 70s Show
  • Rosanne
  • Drew Carey Show
  • The Princess Bride
  • Fantasia
  • Dirty Dancing
  • High School Musical
  • Hey Arnold
  • Leon: The Professional
  • V for Vendetta
  • James Bond series
  • 21 Jump Street
  • The Master of Disguise
  • Gone With the Wind
  • It Happened One Night

Episode 43: Hello, My Name is Doris


Recorded live from a blanket fort, it’s the first podcast with our new fancy microphone! We discuss Hello, My Name is Doris, the delightful film starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, and basically all of Katie’s crushes. In this episode we talk about our NYE plans, Katie regrets not meeting an actor from Mad Men, Wesleigh does a lot of signature Podcast Giggling™, and we discover our fort may or may not have a poltergeist.

Show Notes

IMDb: Hello, My Name is Doris (2015)
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Rated: R

Do you listen to Viewing Party with your grandma?
Tournament of Roses Rose Parade
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance:

CNN NYE "weed bus" coverage
John Mayer and the Kylo Ren instagram challenge
Baby Goya and the Nuclear Winters fake CD cover with Doris:

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Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Young Pope
  • Mad Men
  • Glow
  • New Girl
  • That 70s Show
  • Two Broke Girls
  • The Big Sick
  • Kim Possible

Episode 42: What We Watched Over Christmas Vacation

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How did you celebrate the holidays? We watched a lot of movies and are here to share in a Park and Rec episode! In this show Wesleigh describes her family's themed backyard camp-out parties, we check in on Jude Law, Katie coins a term we're considering Star Wars cannon, and a friend has a baby while we're recording! Happy birthday, baby!

Show Notes

The Rock’s instagram @therock
Not sponsored by Gateway Film Center
Harry Styles on Late Late Show w/ James Corden:

Jude Law as young Dumbledore


Lightsaber fights with Owen Wilson saying "wow":

Shirley McClain in The Trouble with Harry:


Gary Fisher the dog, credited as Space Gary in The Last Jedi (his IMDb page):

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Who’s Your Star Wars Soul Mate? Katie: R2-D2 Wesleigh: Luke Skywalker

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Baywatch (2017)
  • 22 Jump Street
  • 21 Jump Street (tv series)
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Apollo 13
  • Big Love
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Foxcatcher
  • Inside Out
  • Star Wars Ep VIII: The Last Jedi
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Dunkirk
  • Straight Out of Compton
  • The Armstrong Lie
  • Field of Dreams
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • The Family Stone
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Cloverfield
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Now You See Me 2
  • Whisky Tango Foxtrot
  • mother!
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • The Trouble with Harry
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Rising Cost of Cosmetics
  • Star Wars Ep VII: The Force Awakens
  • Allied
  • War of the Planet of the Apes
  • Ghostbusters (2016)


Episode 41: Fantasia w/ Whitneigh & Dad


In a special episode for the first of the year, Wesleigh sits down with her Dad and sister, Whitneigh, on Christmas Eve to talk about Fantasia (Her father requested this title after hearing the pilot, so we're bringing him on as a guest!). In this episode you can hear us noisily stirring bourbon slush, Whitneigh shares the scariest episodes of Unsolved Mysteries, Dad posits the theory that everything from I Love Lucy to Dirty Dancing can be traced back to this movie, and Wesleigh teaches her family about Star War's blue milk. Guest-starring Whitneigh's son Marshall!

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Meet our guests, Whitneigh and Dad!

Whitneigh is sister to Wesleigh and mom to Marshall, and Dad is father to both Wesleigh and Whitneigh. You can follow Whitneigh at @WhitneighS and see our posts about Dad at @SkippyDadSays

Show Notes

IMDb: Fantasia (1940)
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Rated: G

Park and Rec: Fantasia 2000

1. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
the Dracula song
sky blue pink
70s color on an overhead projector — "liquid light shows"

2. Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
frost fairies:


3. The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas
Based on Goethe's 1797 poem "Der Zauberlehrling"
Yen Sid = Disney backwards
3 little pigs:

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4. Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
painting of the galaxy:

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Pantone Color of the Year - since 2000
cute baby triceratops:



Intermission / Meet the Soundtrack
Blue Man Group
Blue milk in Star Wars

5. The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven


centaurs and centaurettes
Bacchus / Friar Tuck / Little Ceasers
Pegasus raise babies in a tree like a bird
Donkey unicorn??
African zebra centaurettes
Deleted scene of centaurette Sunflower
WB old cartoon disclaimer:


Br'er Rabbit and Tar Baby / Song of the South

6. Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Madame Upanova and her ostriches (Morning)
Hyacinth Hippo and her servants (Afternoon)

Elephanchine and her bubble-blowing elephant troupe (Evening)
Ben Ali Gator and his troop of alligators (Night)

7. Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky and Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
Satan looks like a giant gargoyle
chalky skeletons
transition from dark to light

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Fantasia 2000
  • Moana
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Pinnochio
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Dumbo
  • Bambi
  • Hercules
  • Peter Pan
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • MST3K
  • Godzilla vs. ??
  • Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
  • Lion King
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Rugrats
  • Blue Harvest
  • My Little Pony
  • Today Show
  • Carol Burnett
  • I Love Lucy
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Tangled
  • The Big Bang Theory