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In 1994, Jen was sent to a “therapeutic boarding school” in The Middle of Nowhere, Montana. (She had some issues.) That meant a lot of things, but one is that Jen missed two full years of popular culture when she was 16-18 years old. Join Jen and her husband Micah and revisit your old faves as they travel back to the mid-90s to watch, listen to, and talk about what Jen missed.
Listen to our first episode to understand what this podcast is about and why we’re time traveling back to the mid-90s.
What can we say about 1996’s “Bogus” that hasn’t already been said by film industry veterans?
“The undisputed biggest smash hit, oui oui, of 1996*, bonjour, because of the charm of a certain Frenchman”– Gerard Depardieu
“Award-nominated** performance”– Whoopi Goldberg
“Did you see how fucking cute that kid was? JESUS that’s a cute fuckin’ kid”– Haley Joel Osment
“Did you see Nancy Travis’s boobs?”– Nancy Travis
One of us mostly enjoyed this movie and one of us was a dick about it. You’ll have to listen to find out who was who!
* This has been disputed. This movie had a budget of $25,000,000 and it raked in $4,000,000.
**the award was a Razzie.
Why don’t you come to your senses and listen to this episode about 1995’s Desperado, starring the sexiest pair of humans there ever was: Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. There’s a lot of blood! And laughs! And guitars! And sexiness! Plus jen enlightens the world with some profound* proverbs and micah shares a brilliant** theory about this movie.
Jen also shares a little about what’s been happening in the Montana part of her life since our last episode.
*they are not
**it is not
This episode has two parts, which is why it’s longer than usual. Part one is Jen talking in depth about Montana, and she even finally says the name of the school and the headmaster out loud! This is the equivalent of saying Voldemort’s name out loud!
CW: This part addresses suicide, trauma, and abuse. If you’re not up for that, skip ahead about 30 minutes for Johnny Mnemonic, which is the silliest episode we’ve done in a while. We’re bringing you both sides of the spectrum with this one, and we really hope you’ll join us.
We try to keep our episodes to an hour or less but this one is our 52nd episode and we just left PodCon so we had some gushing to do at the end.
Tank Girl. Girl Power. Fuck abusive men. Stand up for each other. Dress men in muppet costumes. Wait, what?
Lastly, Micah raps in this one. Sort of.
Party of Five is about five kids. One of them is Jack from Lost. One of them is named Claudia and one is named Julia but we call both of them Julia for most of the episode. Don’t worry about it. Jen makes some spot on Breakfast Club comparisons and Micah uncovers… something… we’re not sure what but we know Full House and JD Salinger are involved. Jen talks about Montana in this one too!
And we’re back! Thanks for patiently waiting for this episode. We were joined by an expert in the field, Colin Parker, who educated us about the Pokemans so we could catch them all, or something.
It’s everyone’s favorite holiday movie, Pulp Fiction! Merry fucking Christmas motherfuckers. Our friend Kate Harlow joined us to discuss this hugely influential film, ‘90s edge lord Quentin Tarantino, dongs, and more!
CW: Rape, racism (we bleeped the one use of a racial slur in a clip we used). Also, we only discussed the use of the n-word but there are many other slurs used in this movie.
I (jen) sure wish I never would have seen this movie. It *might* have been the most wonderful time of the year if I didn’t have to watch this movie. Remember Kindergarten Cop? Twins? I loved those movies. But I hate Jingle All the Way more than I loved those movies.
BUT, this episode has a very special introduction and I talk about what Christmas was like at the “therapeutic boarding school.” I do apologize for being so Christmas-centric. Not everyone celebrates this holiday and probably not everyone I was in Montana with celebrated it. After seeing Jingle All the Way I don’t think I’ll celebrate anything ever again.
It’s Xena part 2! We watched two more episodes, and got into some real girl on girl action. This one gets real weird, but Jen makes a Montana connection and Micah shares how frustrating our centaur neighbor is.
This episode of I Never Saw That was forged in the heat of Xena: Warrior Princess! We watched the pilot, and despite our better judgment, we’ll be watching more. Jen definitively solves several mysteries in this episode, such as:
- How big was the budget of this show?
- Is shart a verb or a noun?
- Are cyclopses funny?
For the answers, and the details about a new contest, you’ll have to listen all the way to the end.