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Large Marge Sent Us

Here on the Large Marge Sent Us podcast, Sweety and Sweetie are our names and nostalgia is our game! Once a week (or more if you're lucky!) we watch movies from the 80s and 90s that shaped our childhoods and then have a sisterly chat about them. We usually sing songs and there's about a 100% chance we'll crack up with bouts of laughter. We hope you will too! So come join us and step back into a time when life was good and the movies were even better Logo created lovingly by Frankie Donlon. Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Facebook!
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Mar 28, 2018

Continuing our bonus episode tradition of covering awesome 90s gameshows, today we bring you Global Guts! So like everyone remembers the original Guts right? 3 US kids battled it out in these wacky events, culminating in an epic showdown on the nefarious Agrocrag??! But THEN they got the bright idea to take this shit international, and kids from all over the world came to compete for a piece of the 'Crag.  So basically, like Kids Olympics! Hosted by Mike O'Malley (coincidentally also the name of one of our Dad's friends growing up!) and with overly polished ref Mo, Global Guts taught us that cargo nets, bungees, and lots of dry ice will take you far in life, but the only way to master the 'Crag is if you don't forget to push all the light sensors! We'll chat about what our cool nickname would be on the show, do some Mo impressions, and how cool it must have to get a piece of the 'Crag! Do do do do do you have it? GUTS!

 

Theme song performed by Deidre Cullen. Logo designed by Frankie Donlon.

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Mar 26, 2018

In 1994, The Farrelly Brothers struck comedy gold and started their trend of wacky, gross out films with Dumb and Dumber, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as bffs Harry and Lloyd who have no food, no jobs, and their pets heads are falling off.  We saw this movie in the theater as little kids, and man did we love it.  It's gross for sure - the plethora of pee, poop and fart jokes are limitless, but there's also really clever comedy here that was not lost on our young, impressionable minds.  We'll talk about our 10 or so most quotable lines, talk again about our love for Jim Carrey during his hey day of films in the mid 90s, and Sweetie dares to use the term "nuance" when describing a scene where someone drinks Turbo Lax and poops their brains out in their date's bathroom with a broken toilet.  

 

Theme song performed by Deidre Cullen. Logo designed by Frankie Donlon.

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

Mar 21, 2018

1991's Hook is a movie that we, while not that fond of, completely respect as a solid 90s movie! What's not to love? Spielberg directed, starring the one, the only Robin Williams, and it's a modern spin of Peter Pan, a childhood classic?! However, this movie is just a touch boring and just doesn't capture the fantasy aspect of Never Neverland for us.  We'll deep dive into basically all we know about Steven Spielberg movies and his daddy issues, play a rousing name calling game, choose our favorite Lost Boy, and go through the several rando cameos in this movie, one that will probably totally blow your mind so you should really listen to this episode slash tell all your friends, mom, and grandma to listen as well.  

Theme song performed by Deidre Cullen. Logo designed by Frankie Donlon.

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Mar 15, 2018

Well it only took us 112 episodes, but we did it! We covered The Breakfast Club! Watching TBC seemed to be a right of passage as a teen - wow, look how cool I am. I am watching The Breakfast Club and I GET it! But did we? TBC is probably the most infamous high school film, following the lives of 5 high schoolers from different walks of "life" as they spend a day at Saturday detention. They come in as mostly strangers and leave as pseudo friends.  This movie is about how tough finding your place in high school is .... but really it's about bad parents and impressing people with cleavage lipstick, right? Come along as we talk about our somewhat dislike for Molly Ringwald and while enjoyable, why John Hughes movies don't totally resonate with us. We'll also confess how we never had detention but had some brief periods of rebellion in elementary school and talk about the importance of a good brown bag lunch and why our Dad made the best ones!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Sudio. Use the discount code LARGEMARGE to get 15% off your purchase of totally rad headphones! https://www.sudiosweden.com/us/earbuds

Theme song performed by Deidre Cullen. Logo designed by Frankie Donlon.

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

Mar 8, 2018

It's Tom Cruise week in Sweetie Land, and we decided to drink a couple of cocktails AND watch the 1988 HIT (slash in the running for best worst movie ever) Cocktail! Cocktail tells the story of young, cocky Brian Flannigan, who is fresh out of the army with lots of ideas yet little real life experience.  So he moves to New York City and starts bartending, meets a toxic friend, knocks up a girl under a sex waterfall in Jamaica, and comes to the realization that life sucks but if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything! Sweety had never seen this movie before (gasp) but Sweetie thought it was cool AF when she was eight, so we had a good time making fun of its bad writing and 80s cliches.  We'll chat all about Sweetie's crush on Tom Cruise, how odd it feels to look back on the 80s yuppie culture, and Sweety tells a fun story about how she almost became a bartender but got too scared people would puke all over her. 

Interested in joining our Sweetie Bookclub? We'll be reading a book a month (or possibly whenever we feel like it) tied into some of the movies we have covered or will cover! Chat with us on Twitter or Instagram for more details!

Theme song performed by Deidre Cullen. Logo by Frankie Donlon. 

 

Mar 1, 2018

 The Oscars are this Sunday and in honor of that overrated gold statuette, we're rolling out a Sweety favorite that also happened to be nominated for a billion Oscars back in 1995 .... The Shawshank Redemption! Dammit, this movie is so good it's almost painful! Originally a Stephen King novella, The Shawshank Redemption tells the story of an innocent man and the lengths he'll go to achieve freedom but ultimately it's a story about how everyone needs a BFF like Morgan Freeman because the guy is the SHIT! Join us as we chat about how maybe prison wouldn't be so bad if you got to read all the time, what prison jobs we would choose, how Sweety picked a quote from this movie for her high school year book quote and all about the wonderful world of Stephen King stories and books and if in fact movies CAN be better than the book?!!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Sudio. Use the discount code LARGEMARGE to get 15% off your purchase of totally rad headphones! https://www.sudiosweden.com/us/earbuds

Theme song performed by Deidre Cullen. Logo designed by Frankie Donlon.

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

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