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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.
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.
Listen, eh. We are rule breakers. We break The Man’s rules and we break our own rules. In that spirit, this week’s episode is about Strange Brew, a movie from 1983. It’s a long story, and you’ll understand when you listen to it, you hoser.
*CW* See below.
We watched Canadian Bacon this week eh. As you may or may not know, Jen misses John Candy every day of her goddamn life, and this was his last released movie, which is too bad because his last released movie was this movie. But it has a great cast and you may come away from this experience feeling as we ended up feeling, that this movie is underrated.
We went from real silly to real serious in this one, and CW: We discuss suicide, grief and trauma at the end. You should also be warned that Micah butchers the Canadian National Anthem and we tell knock knock jokes and we understand that that will be offensive to some listeners.
We’re back! And so is Tom Cruise. Over and over and over. He doesn’t die in this movie, like 8 times or some shit. We watched Interview with the Vampire and made some very important realizations:
1) David Miscavige is a vampire
2) This might be Antonio Banderas at his worst
3) Jen is better than Micah at vampire accents
You’ll have to listen to find out how we got there. We finally finish answering a listener question about Jen’s academic experience in Montana and the transition to college. This episode also contains shoutouts to Bad Reception podcast and That’s Weird podcast.
Damnit. Well, here it is I guess. Ok, ok, there’s actually some good parts in here that you’ll want to listen to. Some wonderful listeners shared heartwarming and heartbreaking stories about prom experiences. Jen made Micah watch the first and last episodes of season 8, the final season, of Full House. You’ll have to listen next week to see if he’ll ever forgive her.