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 36: Penelope


For our last movie of Wesleigh’s birthday month, we’re talking about the adorable Penelope! In this episode we recount our Thanksgivings, ruin Bambi, pitch a new dating reality show, discuss why the church prepares us for marriage but not singleness, and consider adding hand bells to our theme song.

Show Notes

IMDb: Penelope (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Rated: PG

Pomegranate wine from Good Vibes Winery
SpongeBob Squarepants on Broadway:


Woman-flu tweet:

Not Sponsored by Jackbox Games
Park & Rec: John Oliver, She’s Gotta Have It, Get Out, 50 Shades Darker (NOT a Rec!), Trolls: Holiday, Trolls
Get Out put in the Comedy/Musical Golden Globe category
Christina Ricci / Nicole Richie / Winona Rider:


the absolute threshold of sensation
Not Sponsored by Roosevelt Coffee House
The Winchester Mystery House
Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built trailer:

Mindy Kaling tweet:

Cate Blanchett for Armani:

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Eleven from Stranger Things is Katie’s hair goals:

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Anastasia
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Look Who’s Coming to Dinner
  • Gnomeo and Juliet  
  • Fighting
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Game of Thrones
  • Dating in the Dark
  • Titanic
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Split
  • Atonement
  • What Lies Beneath


Episode 28: Midnight in Paris


Travel back in time with Viewing Party as we cover Midnight in Paris! This episode has a lot of tangents, starting with Wesleigh having a Super Monday and Katie swallowing a bug, and gets more entertaining from there. We also discuss oversized clothing, idealized history, cats, our love for Kathy Bates, and give our weekly Park and Recs.

Show Notes

IMDb: Midnight in Paris (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Rated: PG-13

Park and Rec: Bojack Horseman, Glow, Kingsman, American Vandal, Lady Gaga documentary
Allison Brie
Fat Guy in a Little Coat:

Jimmy in Shaq’s jacket:


Colin Firth
Taron Egerton
Owen Wilson: Not Matthew McConaughey
Characters: Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, Pablo Picasso, Luis Brunel, T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Salvador Dali, Toulouse Latrec, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin,
Hemingway is Toxic Masculinity personified
we love Kathy Bates
Marion Cotillard in Vogue
What time period do you idealize?
New podcast coming in October: Columbus Cares w/ Katie and Travis

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Mad Men
  • Community
  • 5 Year Engagement
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • Logan Lucky
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Step Up 2
  • IT
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Cars
  • The Notebook
  • The Vow
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Marley & Me
  • Zoolander
  • Night at the Museum
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Dan in Real Life
  • The Newsroom
  • Dragonfly
  • Misery
  • Hamilton
  • Inception
  • Ratatouille
  •  X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Titanic
  • Doctor Strange
  • Atonement
  • Whose Line is it Anyway?
  • Garden State
  • Elizabethtown
  • The Great Gatsby
  • LOTR
  • Harry Potter
  • Westworld
  • Public Enemies
  • Downton Abbey

Episode 22: LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring w/ Kate


IT'S KATIE'S BIRTHDAY! We're celebrating her birth all month, and today we're watching her most favorite movie, The Fellowship of the Ring. In this episode we call in Katie's cousin Kate — the Frodo to her Samwise — to bask in the the glorious awkwardness of their love for Elijah Wood, discuss what weapons we'd want for a quest, and hear exactly why they couldn't just take the eagles to Mt. Doom.


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

Show Notes

IMDb: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Rated: PG-13

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Tolkein: The Illustrated Encyclopedia by David Day
The Art of the Fellowship of the Ring by Gary Russel
The Languages of Tolkien’s Middle Earth by Ruth Noel
Elijah Wood
Smashing Pumpkins
Froyo Dabbins
Dune by Frank Herbert
Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • Gladiator
  • Titanic
  • Tangled
  • Pop Up Videos
  • The Hobbit
  • SpongeBob Squarepants  
  • Harry Potter
  • Games of Thrones
  • Precious
  • Superman
  • Pretty Woman

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