Episode 95: G.I. Joe: Retalliation

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We hit a lull in the Tatumverse as we return to the G.I. Joe franchise, a thing we still don’t understand the existence of (Bruce Willis shows up? There is a gun montage? Half of it takes place in Tokyo?). In this episode, Wesleigh shares a cat-related life hack, we reveal what the first movie we each watched in 2019 was, and Katie becomes a socialist.

Show Notes

IMDb: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Rated: PG-13

Strong Bad
Park and Recs: Temptation Island, The Bachelor, FYRE (Netflix), The Good Place, The Masked Singer
Seth Rogen / Lonely Island Fyre Festival movie

Josh at Fyre Fest:


Jasper Fforde
Patty Jenkins (Sally is a different person!)
Not sponsored by Pretty Litter



Wesleigh: 1 Tatum
Katie: 1 Mostly Dead Tatum

Shows/Movies Mentioned

Episode 92: The Land Before Time


We traveled back to our childhoods for this episode on The Land Before Time. In this episode, we share our favorite Christmas gifts, there is a lot of yawning (sorry), we call in an expert to talk about dinosaurs, and discover that there are FOURTEEN of these movies (how!?!).

Show Notes

IMDb: The Land Before Time (1988)
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Rated: G

chocolate oranges
Wesleigh’s work instagram / Elf on the Shelf :

Big Fun vintage toy shop
Top Golf
Park and Rec: Mary Poppins Returns, Aquaman, Bird Box, Dumplin’, The Shop Around the Corner
Not Will Arnett: Patrick Wilson
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Don Bluth

Baby dinosaurs:

Littlefoot = Longneck = Apatosaurus
Ducky = Bigmouth = Saurolophus
Spike = Spiketail = Stegosaurus
Cera = Three Horn = Triceratops
Petrie = Flyer = Pteranodon
Sharptooth = Tyrannosaurus rex

Dinosaur Comes to Town by Gene Darby
Sue the T-Rex
Luke Benward



Wesleigh: 6 Tatums
Katie: 5 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

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 68: Ant-Man w/ Robb

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What are you listening to? Spoiler: It’s Viewing Party! This week three-peat guest Robb joins Wesleigh to catch her up on a MCU movie she’d missed, Ant-Man. In this episode, we discuss the surprising Marvel character who has the most screen time, the ubiquity of soap operas, and flat earther dating tips.



Katie’s brother Robb joins Viewing Party this week — and in person this time! You can hear him on our Anastasia and Westworld episodes and find him elsewhere on Twitter @RobbThomas and as part of the Columbus Podcast Festival.

Show Notes

IMDb: Ant-Man (2015)
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Rated: PG-13

Flat Earther on The Bachelorette
Checkhov’s gun
Seattle Becomes First Major US City to Ban Straws via The Washington Post
I rely on plastic straws and baby wipes. I'm disabled — I have no choice. via the Guardian
Park and Rec: Solo, Luke Cage (Season 2)
1984 by George Orwell
The Sims
Schrödinger's cat (Robb, lock down this domain!)
not sponsored by Squarespace

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Iron Man
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Thor
  • Spiderman: Homecoming
  • Jessica Jones
  • Punisher
  • A Quiet Place
  • Stuart Little
  • Doctor Who
  • Mary Poppins
  • Blue’s Clues
  • Harry Potter

Episode 64: SOLO


This week on Viewing Party we spoil SOLO, a movie we watched mostly because of Donald Glover. In this episode, we spend a lot of time diving into the chronological cannon of Star Wars (ooh buddy), bring back the term “Longbottomed,” and learn that the song I Wanna Be (500 Miles) has very different connotations for each of us.

Show Notes

IMDb: SOLO: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Rated: PG-13

Columbus Crew SC
500 Miles by The Proclaimers:

Buckeye Count Cloggers
Park and Rec: The Bachelorette, Belmont Stakes / Triple Crown
Longbottomed via Urban Dictionary
Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon texts/tweets:


Star Wars Timeline via Random House Book (through SyFy)
How Solo's Surprising Star Wars Darth Maul Cameo Connects to Phantom Menace and Rebels via IGN
Choose You Destiny: A Han and Chewie Adventure

Shows/Movies Mentioned


Episode 57: The Hangover


What do tigers dream of when they take a little tiger snooze? Find out as we experience The Hangover this week on Viewing Party! In this episode, Ed Helms shows up in the blanket fort studio, Katie has an idea for Kidnapcast (which is exactly what it sounds like), we feel weird about how long we've been on Twitter, and Siri gets sassy with us.

Show Notes

IMDb: The Hangover (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Rated: R

Park and Rec: A Quiet Place, Pushing Daisies, LOVE, The Good Place
John’s tweet quoting Stephen King:

Netflix teacher meme:


Trixie Mattel
 “Every picture of you is you when you’re younger” - Mitch Hedberg

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • 40-Year Old Virgin
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Get Out
  • Truth or Dare
  • Tag
  • Justified
  • Mad Men
  • Bridesmaids
  • Jurassic Park 2
  • Stranger Things
  • Luke Cage
  • Harry Potter
  • Breaking Bad
  • Black Panther
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Carlito's Way
  • Grand Torino
  • National Treasure
  • Community
  • Wicked
  • Trainwreck
  • Superbad
  • 21 Jump Street
  • 22 Jump Street
  • The IMDb Show
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • The Martian
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Avengers: Infinity War


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 25: Step Up 2: The Streets


It’s time to return to the Tatumverse … just barely. This week Viewing Party tackles Step Up 2, which touts Channing, but greatly disappoints, and not just because he only has about 8 minutes of screen time. Aside from bemoaning this movie, Katie and Wesleigh talk about current terrible weather, the weird cell phones of the mid-2000s, and, after discussing the new IT, discover a red balloon in Katie’s bedroom!

Show Notes

IMDb: Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Rotten Tomatoes: 27%
Rated: PG-13

Gateway Film Center’s Cult 101 series
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Park & Recs: American Psycho
American Psycho titles:

American Psycho The Musical - Cards

Hamilton “eye of a hurricane”:

IT by Stephen King
Sidekick phones from 2008
LG Chocolate phone
Not Sponsored by UGG
Boggart from Harry Potter
Katie Styles Columbus on Instagram

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Pitch Perfect
  • American Psycho
  • IT (2017)
  • IT (1990 mini-series)
  • Stranger Things
  • Step Up 3
  • The Lego Movie
  • Community
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Battle in Seattle
  • Battle Royale
  • Harry Potter
  • Newsies
  • Atonement
  • Penelope
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe