Episode 73: LOTR: The Two Towers

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We’re continuing Katie’s birthday with this year’s LOTR installation! Her cousin Kate joins us again to fangirl over franchise details and ideas for recasting. In this episode, Katie gives us our final Bachelorette update, Wesleigh realizes Wales is probably nothing like she imagines, and there is a special appearance by noisy cat Matilda.

Show Notes

IMDb: LOTR: The Two Towers (2002)
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Rated: PG-13


Meet our guest, Kate!

Kate is Katie's cousin and longtime fellow fangirl of Lord of the Rings. You can follow her on Instagram at @katiemadesthings and on Twitter at @CosmetologyKate


Park and Rec: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Good Place
The Good Place Podcast
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
Eric Carle
Karl Urban, the guy in every franchise
J. R. R. Tolkien
The Bachelor: Middle Earth
Billy Boyd’s band, Beecake


How Many Tatums?

Wesleigh: 4 Tatums
Katie: 9 Tatums
Kate: 9 Tatums (1 for each fellowship member)


Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Hamilton
  • Mean Girls
  • Mean Girls: The Musical
  • Inception
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Revenant
  • Star Trek
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Judge Dredd
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Wild Things with Dominic Monahan
  • Stranger Things
  • The Goonies
  • Rudy
  • 24
  • 50 First Dates


Episode 52: An Amerian Tail


Somewhere out there you are listening to this podcast on An American Tail, and now have that adorable song stuck in your head (sorry not sorry). We ventured into our childhoods and watched the Spielberg/Bluth classic, which was much scarier than we remember. In this episode, we discuss the filmmaker's signature animation style, read some dark Pooh Bear fanfic, and hear about a formative teaching moment featuring Pokemon.

Show Notes

IMDb: An American Tail (1986)
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Rated: G

not sponsored by Scentsy
not sponsored by Spencers
Park and Rec: A Wrinkle in Time
Tide Super Bowl ads with David Harbour (via Nerdist)
WM’s Christopher Robin tweet:

Noir Pooh twitter thread:

group of cats is called a clowder
collective nouns
Art Spiegelmai’s MAUS
Troy + Abed sing Somewhere Out There:

Pokemon theme song:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

Christopher Robin
The Princess Bride
The Big Bang Theory
Down with Love
Fievel Goes West
The Wizard of Oz
The Great Mouse Detective
The Rescuers
The Secret of NIMH
The Little Mermaid
The Land Before Time
Top Gun
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Squiggle vision


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