Guest Pick

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 62: Somehwere in Time w/ Lara


We’re wrapping up Marathon May by inviting our friend who suggested year’s theme of time travel romances, Lara! She introduces us to Somewhere in Time, an ethereal movie that seems to have been filmed through an Instagram filter. In this episode Katie calls in from a nursing home, express our disappointment with this film’s ending, and pitch a new gender-swapped 80s movie someone should definitely be making.


Meet our guest, Lara!

This week we're joined by the brainchild of the time travel romance theme for Marathon May, Lara! She blogs at and sometimes reviews films from a parenting perspective. You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

Show Notes

IMDb: Somewhere in Time (1980)
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Rated: PG

Lara: She’s way more interesting than Michigan™
Park and Rec: The Shape of Water, The DUFF, Trainwreck (while inebriated), Snatched, MST3K, do not recommend RoboCop 2 and 3
Book: Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson
Grand Hotel in Michigan's Somewhere in Time Weekend Event
Arthur (Bill Erwin) and Young Arthur (Sean Hayden) on set:


Young Arthur in the movie with Christopher Reeve vs. Bill Erwin's photo of his young self in 1918, which he brought to his audition:


The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Pitch: Bev & Tina’s Excellent Adventure

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Benjamin Button
  • The Patriot
  • Forever Young
  • Demolition Man
  • Harry Potter
  • Easy A
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Superman
  • Get Out
  • Office Space
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • About Time
  • Back to the Future
  • The Time Machine
  • LOTR
  • Doctor Who
  • Kate & Leopold
  • The Time-Traveler’s Wife
  • The Lakehouse
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Big
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Ghostbusters (2016)

Episode 56: Westworld w/ Robb


Boy, have we got a vacation for you…get on the hovercraft and join us on a trip back to Westworld! Robb joins Viewing Party to talk about the 1973 movie that the HBO series is based on. In this episode, Robb reveals that may have met Snoop Dogg at a gas station, Katie has a pickle kissing incident, and we learn that we’d all visit the same Delos theme park. Plus: robots!



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


Show Notes

IMDb: Westworld (1973)
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Rated: PG

Sending love letters to trees
not sponsored by Wendy’s — or Taco Bell
not sponsored by MoviePass (but we highly endorse it!)
Park and Rec: Ever After, Notting Hill, House of Cards, Nailed It,
A Very Fermented Minisode
Michael Crichton
Westworld info on Crichton’s website
Westworld script/novelization on Amazon
not sponsored by Blubrry
Chris Kattan’s dad (Kip King) and Josh Brolin’s dad (James Brolin)
First move to use CGI:

Robb’s character (Dick Van Patten):


Yul Brynner is an exceptional robot:

Westworld Season 1 playlist on Spotify
Wendy’s album on Spotify
Twitter: Wendy’s, MoonPie, Denny’s
Jack in the Box and Snoop Doog
Snoop’s gospel album on Spotify
Disney Channel Original Smart House based on The Veldt by Ray Bradbury, directed by LeVar Burton

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Anastasia
  • Home Again
  • Enchanted
  • Brigadoon
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • American Psycho
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Amish Witches of Holmes County
  • Spaceballs
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • Hot in Cleveland
  • That 70s Show
  • Arrested Development
  • 7th Heaven
  • HBO's Westworld (2016)
  • Girls
  • Jurassic Park
  • Dudley Do-Right
  • LOST
  • The Walking Dead
  • Mad Men
  • Smart House
  • Star Trek
  • Reading Rainbow
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • McGee and Me
  • Wishbone
  • Twister


Episode 49: Inception w/ Victoria


For our final Oscar Loser pick, we watch Inception with the elusive Victoria! The 2010 film, that lost Best Picture to The King's Speech, introduced the world to the term "inception" and American women to Tom Hardy (and his lips). In this episode, we discuss mustache guards, our new nickname for Cillian Murphy, what we hope wins Best Picture this year, and glam-shaming.

Meet our guest, Victoria!


Longtime friend and unofficial third host Victoria finally joins us on the podcast! You’ve probably heard us mention her…in lots of episodes, actually. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram (also follow her cute polar bear Insta @polarbear_paparazzi!)


Show Notes

IMDb: Inception (2010)
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Rated: PG-13

Park and Rec: Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Dunkirk, The Shape of Water
Agatha Christie
AMC’s Assistive Moviegoing
Inception trailer:

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Columbus Alive’s 2018 Best Podcasts in Columbus - Vote in the reader's poll!
Oscars that Inception won:

  • Cinematography
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound Editing
  • Visual Effects

Manatee soul mate convo in the Phantom episode
Not Sponsored by Dyson
Atonement by Ian McEwan / 2007 Film
Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me with Jordan Peele
Trailer for A Quiet Place:

Revival by Stephen King
Tom Hardy’s dog on the red carpet (living his best life):

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So here’s the earth…

Monitoring audience’s heart rates during the Revenant

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • It (2017)
  • The Bachelor: Winter Games
  • Hamilton
  • mother!
  • Community
  • The Dark Knight
  • Social Network
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Martian
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Red Eye
  • Batman Begins
  • Peaky Blinders
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Interstellar
  • Atonement
  • Get Out
  • A Quiet Place
  • Annihilation
  • Black Panther
  • Juno
  • Legend
  • Dear John
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Better Call Saul
  • SOLO
  • The Revenant
  • Down With Love

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 32: What Lies Beneath w/ Hannah


Join us for a spooky episode this week as Viewing Party celebrates Halloween by watching What Lies Beneath with scary movie fan (and Katie's sister) Hannah! Hear us talk about gaslighting, describe our own near-break-in experiences, and have an extended discussion of Harrison’s chest hair.

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Meet our guest, Hannah!

You can follow Hannah at @Nannerzs99 on Instagram for fun screenshots of online dating DMs.

Show Notes

IMDb: What Lies Beneath (2000)
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Rated: PG-13

Justin Trudeau’s socks via NYT
“try to make me dead” = attempted murder
Hot Dad Bod
Daryl Hanna / the name Madison / Splash
Tom Hanks’ twitter
Gaslighting / Gaslight (1944 film)
The Fartcast
Ohio State Reformatory / Blood Prison
Cedar Point
Hitchcocktober at Gateway Film Center
Columbus Podcast Festival: Submissions in November (TBD)

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Star Wars
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Freaky Friday
  • Psycho
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Ring
  • Splash
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Get Out
  • Enough
  • Happy Days
  • The Room
  • Veggie Tales
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Air Force One
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Jurassic Park
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Doctor Who
  • Signs
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Price is Right
  • The Birds
  • The Grudge
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Sinister movie series
  • Big Eyes
  • Gone Girl
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

Episode 31: La La Land w/ Bob


Cue the synchronized dancing: this week Viewing Party talks La La Land with friend of the podcast, Bob! During this episode we discuss our favorite and least favorite scenes, pitch SNL, accuse Katie of making out with a member of KISS, and look at more random photos on Wesleigh’s phone. Now with more high-fives than any other episode!


Meet our guest, Bob!

Longtime friend of the pod Bob joins us this week for La La Land! You can follow him on Instagram at @rorofoshow or Snapchat at rorof0show.

Improv: Epicenter Event Space, Oct. 31 7:30-10:30

Show Notes

IMDb: La La Land (2016)
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Rated: PG-13

Not sponsored by Focus on the Family
Park and Recs: Bob DOESN’T rec Iron Fist or The Mummy, does rec The Big Sick
If famous directors made tasty recipe videos:

Wesleigh’s pot roast Snapchat video
Jasper Fforde books - The Eyre Affair
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Harrison Ford punched Ryan Gosling in the face (GQ article):


MBMBaM “good job” horn + Lin-Manuel’s double beep hand gestures
Synecdoche: term for a word that is a part that represents a larger whole
Channing in Hail, Ceasar!:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Fight Club
  • Star Wars
  • LOTR
  • The Princess Bride
  • Jerry McGuire
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Battle in Seattle
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • IT
  • UP
  • Birdman
  • Mortal Combat
  • The Revenant
  • Babel
  • Aloha
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • West Side Story
  • flash mob show with Howie Mandel
  • What Would You Do?
  • Spider-Man
  • Hard Candy
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Notebook
  • Whiplash
  • Anchorman
  • Inception
  • This Means War
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Parks and Recreations
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Silver Linings Playbook


Episode 19: Odd Thomas w/ Pam

Katie’s out of town, so she’s passed off her co-hosting duties this week to Junior Podcast Captain, Pam! For this episode Pam and Wesleigh watched Odd Thomas, a quirky supernatural thriller you should watch on Netflix immediately. Hear us discuss why this movie failed as a horror film, how trying to hide dad hotness never works, and blame Pam’s dog for any crying that may or may not have happened during the recording.

Meet Junior Podcast Captain, Pam, and her pets, Gizmo the cat and Jasper the dog!

You can follow her on Twitter at @hobbitfancier

Show Notes

IMDb: Odd Thomas (2013)
Rotten Tomatoes: 36% 
Rated: PG-13

Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
Anton Yelchin
Patton Oswalt cameo (with beret!?):

Anton’s tragic death in 2016
Ad in Hollywood Reporter by Yelchin’s parents:

Art from the Odd Thomas graphic novel:

Ryan Phillippe in Wish Upon:

Trying to hide the dad hotness with a beanie.

Trying to hide the dad hotness with a beanie.

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Gremlins
  • Terminator
  • Alien
  • Boondock Saints  
  • Stranger Things
  • PeeWee’s playhouse
  • Charlie Bartlett
  • Star Trek
  • Fright Night
  • Supernatural
  • the Supernatural anime
  • The Magicians
  • Harry Potter
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Wish Upon
  • Anastasia
  • Space Jam
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Get Out
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Love Actually - A Brief History of Turtlenecks
  • Kingsman
  • Kingsman 2
  • James Bond