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 54: Easter Parade


Put on your Easter bonnet, with all the fills upon it, Katie and Wesleigh are talking Easter Parade! In honor of the holiday weekend we watch the 1948 musical featuring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. In this episode we talk friend zones, symbolic Easter pastries, Katie does at least 5 accents, Wesleigh might be a vampire (!?) and we have a very visceral reaction to THAT KISS.  

Show Notes

IMDb: Easter Parade (1948)
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Rated: Approved

Not Sponsored by Swedish Fish
Swedish Fish package photo:


Muppet Buzzfeed Quiz
Wesleigh’s hipster nephew at Easter (2016):


Not Sponsored by Chick-fil-a
Recipe for Resurrection Rolls
Ziegfield Follies
Nadine’s neon yellow and ombre costumes:


Key and Peele “you go back to the bar”

Not Sponsored by Focus on the Family
Rachel Bloom and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Park and Rec: House of Cards, Thor: Ragnarok w/ Taika Waititi’s commentary
Thor and Darryl roommate short:

The slo-mo dancing scene in Easter Parade

MBMBaM coming to Cbus!

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Pretty Woman
  • Frozen
  • Inception
  • Funny Face
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Bachelor
  • Adventures in Odyssey
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • 50 Shades of Gray
  • Enchanted
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Breaking Bad


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 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 17: Anastasia

Join us on a journey to the past as we watch the animated film Anastasia for this week's Viewing Party! We learn that Fox princess movies are much more gruesome than Disney, dive into some theological talk about redemption, and question why Meg Ryan and John Cusack were never in a live action movie together in the 90s. We also learn the true story of the Romanovs from our first call in guest, Robb!

Meet special guest Robb!

History buff and friend of the show Robb is currently producing multiple podcasts of his own, which will be launching soon. You can follow him on Twitter at @RobbThomas and Instagram at @therealrobb.

Show Notes

IMDb: Anastasia (1997)
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Rated: G

Amanda’s Picture Show a Go Go
Episode 0: The Little Mermaid
Spelling names backwards, like Redael (leader) and Nevaeh (heaven)
Melchior Horizon (new band name??)
"People on Street!" - Under Pressure by Queen  
Why wasn’t there a movie with Meg Ryan and John Cusack in the 90s??
Honeymoon wardrobe: trousseau
Phone a Friend: Robb Thomas
Execution of the Romanov family / Nicholas II
Church where the remains of the Romanov family resides

Song about Rasputin:

People Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Men - Dimitri (possibly not real??)

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Titanic
  • Hamilton
  • Glee
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Anastasia (broadway)
  • The Great Comet (broadway)
  • Cats (broadway)
  • Amadeus
  • Moulin Rouge
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spring Awakening
  • Mary Poppins
  • Annie
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Swan Princess
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Oblivion
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Hamilton
  • Bobby’s World
  • Pocahontas
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
  • Finding Nemo
  • Must Love Dogs
  • You’ve Got Mail


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