Episode 78: Arsenic and Old Lace w/ Leah & Rachel

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Leah and Rachel join Katie and Wesleigh this week for an actual Viewing Party! We watch the 1940s comedy Arsenic and Old Lace and are here. for. it. In this episode, Leah attempts to cleanly quote a rapper, Rachel correctly identifies an alien, we objectify Cary Grant, and attempt to recast this film with all Chrises.


Meet our Guests, Leah and Rachel!

Leah and Rachel are even more than friends or soul mates: they’re ‘soupies’ — like besties, but with soup. You can find Leah on Instagram as elliebigandfree and Rachel at lilmoz31.

Show Notes

IMDb: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Rated: Not Rated

Tech N9ne
Parks and Rec: Sex and the City, Bubble Guppies, Beauty and the Beast, The Office, Bachelor in Paradise
Rock Lobsters on Bubble Guppies:


Rock Lobster by B-52s:

Not Sponsored by The Good Place: The Podcast
Jazzy 90s paper cup track suit
Boris Karloff

Recasting Ideas:
Mortimer: Channing Tatum or Ryan Reynolds or Chris Pine
Jonathan: Bill Skarsgård
Dr. Einstein: Rob Schneider
Sisters: Dolly Parton, Betty White, Sally Field, Helen Mirren
Elaine: Emma Stone
Teddy: Jack Black or Chris Pratt
O’Hara the cop: Owen Wilson

Cary Grant over-the-chair gif:


Shrimp Heaven Now:


How many tatums?

Wesleigh: 8 Tatums
Katie: 7
Leah: 10 Tatums (for Cary Grant’s beautiful behind)
Rachel: 7 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

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 11: Brigadoon

Pie on a windowsill, this episode is amazing! For this week's Viewing Party we decided it was time for a musical, and dug up a classic from Wesleigh's childhood, Brigadoon. This sci-fi film masquerading as a Broadway period piece inspired discussions on sensory deprivation tanks, flirt dancing, grandmas, and Doctor Who. And in our favorite bit to date, Katie learns that Wesleigh is not immune to the power of forearms.

Show Notes

IMDb: Brigadoon (1954)
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Rated: G

It’s Almost Like Being in Love
Plaid pants David Tennant in The Decoy Bride:

Holding Out for a Hero
Pie cabinets
Suspension of disbelief
AFI 100 years lists (it was nominated for the top 10 in fantasy but didn't make the list...Groundhog Day did!)
The bride’s dress/groom's legwarmers:

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things..."

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things..."


Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • Groundhog Day
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • The Decoy Bride
  • Shrek
  • Footloose
  • The Great Comet of 1812
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Grease
  • Doctor Who
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Braveheart
  • The Hunger Games
  • Sky High
  • Oklahoma
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Signing in the Rain
  • State Fair
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • White Christmas
  • Freakazoid
  • Mean Girls
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Step Up
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory