Wesleigh's Birthday

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 87: The Green Hornet

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For the second week of Wesleigh’s birthday month, we’re watching The Green Hornet, another movie she loves that Cameron Diaz happens to be in. In this episode, we debut Grilled Cheese Corner, Katie googles photos of young Christoph Waltz, and Wesleigh pitches a new film based on a classic episode of Batman with Adam West.

Show Notes

IMDb: The Green Hornet (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Rated: PG-13

Cranberry jello salad
Pioneer Woman’s Favorite Sandwich
Burnt chicken nugget vine:

Park and Rec: Man in the Moon, Jim & Andy, Kidding
Pinky Pinkerton:

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Wesleigh: 5 Tatums
Katie: 4 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Dark Knight

  • Stranger Things

  • The Green Hornet (tv show)

  • Batman (tv show)

  • Downsizing

  • Spectre

  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids

  • Big Eyes

  • Inglorious Bastards

  • Water for Elephants

  • Django Unchained

  • The Muppet Movie

  • Carnage

  • The Lobster

  • Walk Hard

  • Chicago

  • Powerpuff Girls

Episode 86: Galaxy Quest

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We’re kicking off Wesleigh’s birthday month while watch what J.J. Abrams has called the best Star Trek movie, Galaxy Quest! In this week’s show, we consider Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, locate some boats, and reminisce about Alan Rickman. This episode is brought to you by the letter G.

Show Notes

IMDb: Galaxy Quest (1999)
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Rated: PG

Park and Rec: Bohemian Rhapsody, Suspiria, Love Simon
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury:



Wesleigh: 9 Tatums
Katie: 7 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

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:

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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 34: Stranger Than Fiction


We're continuing Wesleigh's birthday month with another favorite movie of hers: Stranger Than Fiction! In this episode we discuss the current rash of Hollywood abuse scandals, comedic actors in serious roles, Wesleigh's dream of a Jeff Goldblum/Stanley Tucci talk show, and Katie's recent viewing of Thor: Ragnarok. Plus manatees!

INSTA: pressed penny collection
talk of the current influx of abuse allegations
Wesleigh dreams of a Goldblum/Tucci show
“little did he know”

Show Notes

IMDb: Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Rated: PG-13

Peggy & Stan phone scene from Mad Men:

Manatee Awareness Month
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s manatee rehab program
comedy bang bang ep w/ scott aukerman’s stepdad
Park and Rec: Stranger Things 2, Thor: Ragnarock
Literary Disco
Netflix /House of Cards / Kevin Spacey
article: fictional president being held to higher standard than actual president
John Oliver on the Harvey Weinstein scandal:

Monsters, Inc. "put that thing back where it came from":


Watchmen stars quote:


Jeff Goldblum rates tattoos of himself:

Tony Hale on the Relevant Podcast
Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk:

Stoner by John Williams
Columbus Podcast Festival - Taking submissions!

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Westworld
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • My Friend Dahmer
  • House of Cards
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Watchmen
  • The Master
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • The Graduate
  • Arrested Development
  • The Heat
  • Stepbrothers
  • Talledega Nights:
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 23
  • The Truman Show
  • LOTR
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Flight of the Concords
  • New Girl
  • Hello My Name is Doris


Episode 33: Fight Club


We're celebrating Wesleigh's birthday this month with her favorite movies! First up is the film that everyone is confused to hear she loves: Fight Club. In this episode we discover Katie's calling as a morning zoo deejay, learn the Tyler Durden-iest thing to happen at Wesleigh's college, reminisce about MySpace, and have a mini existential crisis on air.

Show Notes

IMDb: Fight Club (1999)
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Rated: R

Willy Wonka / 7 deadly sins
“golden ticket” being added to the dictionary
Park & Rec: Notorious (1946), Mindhunter
Key scene from Notorious:

Pam as Charlie Chaplin / Hitler:

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Hello Kitty
My Favorite Murder podcast
“What would your Tyler Durden be?”
Avery paper labels with Tyler’s name:


Starbuck cups snuck into scenes
Tyler’s warning on the DVD:


Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano:


Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Office
  • LOTR
  • Rocket Man
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Veggie Tales
  • PInnochio
  • Shrek
  • Spring Awakening
  • Frozen
  • Looking
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Cinderella
  • Chocolat
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Mr. Brooks
  • The Fifth Element
  • My So-Called Life
  • Gone Girl