Episode 89: The Breakfast Club

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Are you a brain, a basket case, a sport, a criminal, or a princess? Join us for detention as we discuss teen classic The Breakfast Club! In this episode, we try to recast the film, freak out about how much money Vernon made, and discuss why this movie is both a classic and pretty problematic. Tune in next week for #MagicMikeByChristmas !!!!

Show Notes

IMDb: The Breakfast Club (1985)
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Rated: R

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo
Sleeping In by The Postal Service:

Park and Rec: I Feel Pretty
Podcasts: Dirty John, Doctor Death, Believed, Headlong Season 2: Surviving Y2K
No Scrubs by TLC:

John Hughes

Millennials Don’t Exist by Adam Conover:



Wesleigh: 9 Tatums
Katie: 9.5 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Dirty John

  • Ghostbusters (2016)

  • Mean Girls

  • Easy A

  • Oceans 8

  • Black Panther

  • Much Ado About Nothing

  • 21 Jump Street

  • Sixteen Candles

Episode 71: Can't Hardly Wait


We're watching a high school movie with a million 90s actor cameos for this week's Viewing Party pick, Can't Hardly Wait! In this episode, we give an obligatory Lin Manuel update, Wesleigh is weirded out about breakup scrapbooks, we’re concerned about how much silly string is at a high school party, and Katie eats freeze pops.

Show Notes

IMDb: Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Rated: PG-13

Zipzicle freeze pop bags
Ethan Embry follows Wesleigh on Twitter
Paul Rudd in Wanderlust scene:

Comedy Bang Bang podcast
Can’t Hardly Wait by The Replacements:

Loveburger t-shirts
Not Your Mom’s Romance Book Club

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Blindspotting
  • His Dark Materials
  • Mary Poppins
  • Wicked
  • Book of Mormon
  • Twilight
  • Six Feet Under
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • X-Files
  • Wanderlust
  • Hook
  • Mean Girls
  • American Pie
  • The Mentalist
  • The Mist
  • Hidalgo
  • Dharma & Greg
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Crown
  • Darkest Hour
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • The Notebook
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Blockers


Episode 69: Easy A

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For this week’s Viewing Party, we go back to high school with the movie that got Pocket Full of Sunshine stuck in your head, Easy A! In this episode, Katie sings an educational song to disprove conspiracy theories, Wesleigh confesses to owning a questionable album by a Disney Channel star, and we rave about the best parents in any teen movie ever.

Show Notes

IMDb: Easy A (2010)
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Rated: PG-13

Song from Even Stevens:

Park and Rec: The Handmaid’s Tale, Jurassic Park, Rebecca (1940), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, Hold That Ghost
Daphne du Maurier
Elevator scene in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken:

Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedinfield:

Aly & AJ
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
not sponsored by Red Lobster

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Even Stevens
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • American Pie
  • Mean Girls
  • Superbad
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Phil of the Future
  • The Green Mile
  • House of Cards
  • Broad City
  • Annie
  • The Maze Runners
  • Parks and Rec
  • Friends with Benefits
  • SNL
  • Shutter Island
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • No Reservations
  • All the King’s Men
  • Good Night and Good Luck
  • Carrie
  • Gossip Girl
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Portlandia
  • Blockers
  • Matilda


Episode 63: Blockers

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We put our MoviePasses to good use and went to see something still playing in theaters — Blockers! In this episode, we cover the sexism of pockets, our hopes forJohn Cena’s career trajectory, hear a confession from Katie, and discover just how old we are when we have to google prom afterparties.

Show Notes

IMDb: Blockers (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Rated: R

John Cena Recorder Vine:

Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda - Two Goats in a Boat:

The Politics of Pockets via Racked
ABC president Channing Dungey:

Pro-incel play:

Article referencing woman who coined the term “involuntarily celibate”: 'Unfuckable' Women Don't Go on Killing Sprees via Splinter
Podcast: The Thick
Lord, protect me:


John Cena + The Rock fights:

Jeff Goldblum ASMR:

Not Sponsored by Iams Cat Food

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Glee
  • Down with Love
  • Rosanne
  • That 70s Show
  • Night Court
  • Groundhog Day
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • American Gladiator
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Mean Girls
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Jackass
  • The Goldbergs
  • The Toothfairy
  • The Pacifier
  • Superbad


Episode 46: Juno


In honor of the Academy Awards next month, we’re spending February watching Oscar Losers: Best Picture nominees that *didn’t* win. This week is Katie's pick, Juno, a standout title that lost to No Country for Old Men in 2008. In this episode we gush over the fashion at the Black Panther Hollywood premiere, discuss how creepy Jason Bateman is in this film, and Katie reveals the fun fact she shares with friends pregnant with sons.

Show Notes

IMDb: Juno (2007)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Rated: PG-13

Park and Rec: Pushing Daisies, The Intern
Adam Devine / Adam Levine
Childish Gambino at the Grammys:

Billy Eichner twitter about Hakuna Matata:

Aladdin's hot dad in The Return of Jafar:

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The Midas Touch from Muppet Classic Theater:

Sesame Street Star Wars parody:

Popcorn bucket award: MTV Movies & TV (Spaceman award is MTV Music)
Oscars 2008, hosted by Ellen Degeneres
American Idol: Adam Lambert, now touring as lead singer for Queen
2008 Best Picture Nominees: There Will Be Blood, Michael Clayton, Atonement, Juno, No Country for Old Men
Lupita’s twitter collage:

a sonogram is the printed image from an ultrasound
Juno's opening title sequence on Art of the Title
Napoleon Dynamite title sequence

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Internship
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • Aladdin: The Return of Jafar
  • Iron Man
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Mean Girls
  • The Princess Diaries
  • A Walk to Remember
  • She’s the Man
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Easy A
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Sky High
  • High School Musical
  • Hairspray
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Superbad
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Arrested Development


Episode 24: The Princess Diaries


BONUS! Listen to a special playlist based on this episode on Spotify!

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Viewing Party revisits the early 00s with a feel-good teen girl favorite: The Princess Diaries! In this episode Katie does a LOT of voices, we learn what it takes to turn Wesleigh British, and discuss dreamsicles, high-end Gordo, the key to perfect chocolate chip cookies, and the fact that Tim Burton never learns a lesson. Also, we introduce a new segment we name on the spot!

Show Notes

IMDb: The Princess Diaries (2001)
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Rated: G

Shut Up and Listen podcast by Heather Matarazzo
Not Sponsored by pillows
Weird Al - Livin' with a Hernia

Park & Recs: Insecure, The Good Place
Not Sponsored by Domino’s
The Perfect List:

  • Julie Andrews
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Kate Winslet
  • Emma Thompson
  • Robin Wright

Julie Andrews on Colbert (see left)
Not Sponsored by Breathe Right Strips
Life lesson: princesses never cross their legs, they cross their ankles
Planet of the Apes podcast? - We found one! Podcast of the Apes
Weird fashion on Lizzie McGuire
*NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye

Robert Schwartzman (Michael) is Jason Schwartzman’s little brother
Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing?

Jason Mraz - Waiting for My Rocket to Come
Shonda Rhimes (Screenplay for sequel)
All American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret

If Jason Schwartzman was playing Jared Leto in a movie it would be Robert
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
The Cutaways podcast

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Tammy and the T-Rex
  • Accepted
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Downtown Abbey
  • iRobot
  • Game of Thrones
  • Tim Burton’s Batman
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • Sofia the First
  • My Little Pony
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Saved!
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Legally Blonde: The Musical
  • Cinderella
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Wolf of Wall Street
  • Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
  • The Office
  • Princess Diaries 2
  • Into the Woods
  • Les Miserables
  • Mean Girls
  • Harry Potter
  • Aladdin
  • Across the Universe
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Chasing Liberty


Episode 10: Step Up

It's that time of the month — time for another Channing Tatum movie! Join us on a Journey Through Giggles as we watch Step Up, a pretty forgettable film we somehow were able to talk about for a whole hour. In this episode we discuss convenient character deaths, teen dance movies of the 2000s (why were there so many??), Wesleigh attempts to make a telegraph joke, and Katie describes that time she invented the sport of Chili Luge.

Show Notes

IMDb: Step Up (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 19%
Rated: PG-13

The Tatumverse(TM)
Stephen Hawking / One Direction
Switchfoot in A Walk to Remember
Knock Off Zac Efron
Chili Lugeing
Jonas Brothers
Baby Tatum
Alyson Stoner
Lip Sync Battle - Jenna v Channing
Soul Nova Fever
Dance movies in the 2000s
Dance sequence in Hail, Caesar!

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • 21/22 Jump Street
  • Supergirl
  • The Mindy Project
  • American Horror Story
  • The Grudge 2
  • Joey
  • The Young and the Restless
  • The Hot Chick
  • Mean Girls
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Romeo & Juliet (1968)
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996)
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Titanic
  • LOTR
  • Disney Cheerleader Zombie Movie
  • Step Up 2
  • Step Up 3D
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Drake and Josh
  • That’s So Raven
  • Lilo and Stitch (cartoon)
  • Suite Life of Zack an Cody
  • Selling Isabelle
  • Camp Rock
  • Parks and Rec
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Flashdance
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Glee
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Honey
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Love and Basketball
  • High School Musical
  • Mask of Zorro
  • Take the Lead
  • Kingsman
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
  • Battle in Seattle
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Watchmen


Episode 9: Sky High

For our last superhero film of Marathon May, we take things in a whole different direction and watch Sky High, a teen film that feels like a Disney Channel Original Movie but was actually released in theaters with moderate success. Katie and Wesleigh describe their dream super powers and then discuss pressures put on high schoolers, how much this parallels Harry Potter, orphanages for baby villains, and why Katie still thinks Kurt Russell is in Dirty Dancing.

Show Notes

IMDb: Sky High (2005)
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Rated: PG

Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde
“Jim” the camera
Snoopy’s brother in the desert
Choose Your Own Adventure
Not Sponsored by OPI nail polish
Knock-off Taylor Lautner (Steven Strait)
Ramona Flowers and the MPDG / Eternal Sunshine episode
Plumbing the Death Star podcast
Sky High soundtrack
Send us pictures of your babies!

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • That’s So Raven
  • The Office
  • Early Edition
  • Friday Night Lights (TV show)
  • Twilight
  • Harry Potter
  • Mean Girls
  • Scott Pilgrim vs the World
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Wonder Woman (TV show)
  • Community
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • How to be Single
  • Whisky Tango Foxtrot
  • Poltergeist
  • The Watch
  • The Crown
  • Spider-Man
  • Arrested Development
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Overboard
  • Splash
  • Hateful Eight
  • Fate of the Furious
  • Death proof
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Forrest Gump
  • Backdraft
  • Family Vacation movies
  • Watchmen
  • Glee