Episode 88: Gnomeo & Juliet

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It’s the last and final pick for Wesleigh’s birthday month! In this episode, we hear about our host’s origin story at a Halloween party, Matilda meowing into the mic and acting like Smeagol, and learn about the time when Wesleigh was a baton twirler.

Show Notes

IMDb: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes:
Rated: G

Park and Rec: Bohemian Rhapsody, Wildlife, Life of the Party
Wesleigh as Jane Jetson at the Halloween party in 2009:


Romeo and Juliet
Snickers Elton John commercial:

Christmas Elton John commercial:

Crocodile Rock
@AmyShumer on Insta
@JameelaJamil on Twitter
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter
Unqualified by Anna Farris

Shows/Movies Mentioned

Episode 82: Coco

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We venture into the world of the Day of the Dead with our friend, Kristiane (and her pups Bubbles and Daisy, who you may remember from a previous show)! In this episode, we do a poor job of recapping the plot of Trolls, learn about Wesleigh’s Dad’s ‘secret ingredient’ recipes, and Katie has some technical questions about memorial photos.

Show Notes

IMDb: Coco (2017)
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Rated: PG

Gmorning, Gnight: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Johnny Sun
Tom Hardy and rescue dogs:

Park and Rec: American Vandal (Season 2), 13 Reasons Why (Season 2), Cry of the Werewolf, Rope, Riverdale (Season 2?), Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash, Doctor Who
Svengoolie on MeTV
Hitchcocktober at the Gateway
Jodie Wittaker as the 13th Doctor
Frida Kahlo
The Black Keys
Mug cakes
Struggle Meals
Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce recipe
Day of the Dead
Blog about girl murdered after guy memorized security tone?
Columbus Podcast Festival



Wesleigh: 8 Tatums
Katie: 7 Channings (-3 for crying)
Christiane: 10 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Trolls

  • Trolls 2

  • Kate and Leopold

  • Notorious

  • Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters

  • Broadchurch

  • Zootopia

  • The Book of Life

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 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

Episode 37: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


Prepare for your heart to grow three sizes today: We're kicking off a month of holiday episodes with the classic TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This is Katie's pick for the season and backs up her unpopular opinion of disliking Christmas songs and decorations. In this episode we also cover Christmas Shoes, our favorite Dr. Seuss books, and the terrible holiday play Wesleigh wrote in high school for her youth group.

Show Notes

IMDb: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Rated: N/A

The Zax by Dr. Seuss
What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss
Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Suess' advertising, non-children art
Dr. Suess' art in gallery in Little Italy in Cleveland
Universal - Islands of Adventure: The Cat in the Hat
Homage’s Elf shirt:

The Christmas Shoes (listen at your own risk):

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Fighting
  • Flight of the Concords
  • Mad Men
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Elf
  • Horton Hears a Who: The Musical
  • Horton Hears a Who (2008)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • LOTR
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • The Polar Express
  • American Idol
  • Fight Club


Episode 29: Shrek


Join Viewing Party as we watch a film that is a Smash Mouth film incarnate: Shrek! This animated tale that every millennial has memorized leads to conversations on idealized relationships, body image representation, and which John Cusack is better, teen heartthrob or dreamy adult? Also, Katie sings great theme songs and Wesleigh rants about a font!

Show Notes

IMDb: Shrek (2001)
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Rated: PG

skirts over pants phase
Cleveland Museum of Art
Park and Rec: Melissa McCarthy on SNL, Papyrus skit on SNL, Made of Honor

Not sponsored by Family Video
“let me just say: this movie opens and closes with montages set to Smash Mouth. That’s all you need to know about this movie.”
Montage of Nicholas Cage screaming
Shrek! by William Steig
Drunk Disney on YouTube
Sponsored by Parfaits
Super 'extra' Fabergé green tomato stamp moistener (it's made of jade and diamonds!)

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Bad Reputation by Joan Jett:

TV Guardian
Columbus Podcast Festival

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Avatar
  • The Notebook
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Made of Honor
  • Leap Year
  • Decoy Bride
  • Down With Love
  • Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
  • Big Fish
  • Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Must Love Dogs
  • Trainwreck
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Shrek the Halls
  • Beauty and the Beast Christmas special
  • Sing
  • Ice Age
  • The Croods
  • Dexter
  • The Princess Bride
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Shrek 2
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Cinderella
  • The Breakfast Club
  • IT
  • Family Guy