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 4: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind w/ Pam

This week Viewing Party welcomes our first guest: our friend Pam! She chose Eternal Sunshine for her guest pick, and we had a great time discussing love and loss, the weirdness of relationships, MPDGs, and at what point in the film she started crying upon her first viewing. We also read a movie review that makes Pam want to track down the author and fight them. You don't want to miss it!

Our lovely first guest, Pam!
(and her cat, Gizmo)
You can follow her on Twitter at @hobbitfancier

Show Notes

IMDb: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
Rated: R

Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Wesleigh’s Blog:  “Adorkable Maverick Dream Guy” (2012)
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Not sponsored by Cuties clementines
Nietzsche quote
Alexander Pope poem
Elijah Wood’s Twitter
Muppet’s spoof poster of Pet Detective
Podcast: Dumb People Town
Comedy round table discussion with Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, and Chris Rock
"Comedy is tragedy plus time."

Movies/Shows Mentioned:

  • HitRecord
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Princess Bride
  • Godzilla 1998 w/ Matthew Broderick
  • Elizabethtown
  • Garden State
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • La La Land
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Spider-Man
  • Interview with a Vampire
  • Open Windows [Katie and Pam say DON'T watch this]
  • The Office
  • In Living Color
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Man Men
  • The Mask
  • Love Actually
  • Moneybag
  • South Park
  • Boondock Saints
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • XXX
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Gladiator
  • Titanic
  • The Good Wife
  • The Silence of the Lambs