Episode 1: The Princess Bride

"Is this a kissing book?" Yes, Baby Fred Savage, it is. In our premiere episode we visit one of the most beloved cult classics of our time: The Princess Bride. We'll discuss why this movie is so wonderful, the absurdity of the book it's based on, the heart-wrenching motivation behind Inigo Montoya, and how we would dream cast the remake NOT THAT WE ARE CONDONING THAT BEHAVIOR. Sidenote: We're aware that Billy Crystal & Carol Kane didn't win Hugos for their performance (they actually won American Comedy Awards) and that Diego Rivera and Diego Luna are not the same person (please don't tell Wesleigh's college art professors that she mixed them up).

Show Notes

IMDb: The Princess Bride (1987)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Honest Trailers
1988 Oscars
**CORRECTION: Billy Crystal & Carol Kane were actually nominated for American Comedy Awards — but the movie DID win a Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation
Nested Narratives: Frankenstein, The Historian, A Series of Unfortunate Events
The book/movie Wesleigh can’t think of: Possession (Movie with Aaron Eckhart & Gwyneth Paltrow)
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
Soundtrack on Spotify
Weddings at Taco Bell
Mandy Patinkin talking about fighting his dad’s cancer: Pinterest Quote, Video Interview
**CORRECTION: The actor in Rogue One is Diego Luna, not Diego Rivera, who is a very different person
Not Sponsor: Planters Peanuts

Movies/Shows Mentioned:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
  • The Notebook
  • Possession
  • The Dark Knight
  • Conversations with Other Women
  • Inception
  • House of Cards
  • Trainwreck
  • Rogue One
  • Moulin Rouge