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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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Apr 30, 2018

Pippi Longstocking coming into your world! A freckle faced red hair girl you ought to know .... this movie is really terrible but we love it. Whoa-o! Pippi Longstocking was a children's book from the Norwegian writer Astrid Lindgren and in 1988, a movie studio thought the world was ready for an American film version and boy were we ever! This movie is a total garbage bag but in a really good way.  The acting and script is horrible. The plot is dumb. And the 80s mall soundtrack, well frankly it's just the best.   But we LOVED this movie as kids and thought it was hella magical and well it has Dick Van Patton in it as The Glue Man, so really it ain't all bad.  Join us as we talk about what the hell were they thinking with these original songs, how Annika is the wettest blanket in the history of Villa Villekula, and we'll come up with Pippi Longstocking themed porno titles because .... well you'll have to listen to find out.  

 

 

Apr 27, 2018

Best day ever guys! Carol was in town and we thought it apropos to do her favorite romantic comedy of all time, Moonstruck! A lot of you may not be familiar with this flick from 1987 but Cher won the Oscar for the this role - where she plays a widower who is all ready to settle for some sad sack mama's boy, until she goes to invite his brother to the wedding and gets swept off her feet by .... Nicholas Cage a very intense bread baker with a wooden hand! Okay, crazy plot but it's a really good film, with some great performances and we had such a blast as Carol joined us live and in person to chat it up Sweetie Style. We chatted about alternative titles for this film, the operatic influences in the film, how Cher never gets old both in spirit and physically, if Nick Cage can pull off the romantic lead and the nuances of makeover scenes in movies, and we have to agree this one has a pretty good one. Snap out of it! 

 

Apr 23, 2018

Look at this podcast. Isn't it neat? We're doing The Little Mermaid, so please take a seat. Wouldn't you think we're the girls, the girls who really love this much sooooo much!  Despite some skipping struggles with our Boston Public Library DVDs, we happily watched The Little Mermaid this weekend.  Released in 1989, this is first movie that came out during what people are now calling The Disney Renaissance and also the last Disney movie to use traditional cell animation but more importantly The Little Mermaid brought us tremendous joy as little girls and was actually Sweety's first movie in the theater! We memorized all the songs, desperately wanted to be a a gorgeous 16 year old mermaid with some really amazing hair and Sweety may or may not have made an jaunty dance routine to the sailor's jig from the soundtrack.  So we give this movie our typical Sweetie Club treatment by warbling through all the songs from the soundtrack, talking about our favorite parts and confusions, and we may or may not have had a lengthy discussion about rogue penises and phallic shaped coral that is found all over this movie! Just remember .... we got no troubles, life is the bubbles ... under the sea! 

 

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

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Apr 19, 2018

Do it Rockapella! Carmen Sandiego was one of those educational gameshows for kids that ran on PBS from 1991 to 1995 in response to a study that found out that Americans in the early 90s were a big bunch of dummies and couldn't locate the Pacific Ocean! Duh.  Three kids would compete against one another as gumshoes, new to the ACME detective agency and tracking down a crook (working for the notorious crime boss Carmen Sandiego) who stole a famous world artifact or building, etc by answering questions about world geography correctly.  These kids were so smart! There were three rounds - sort of basic question answer round, a memory like game and then the grand finale - a giant map of a continent and you have to run around the map putting light sensors on various countries in 45 seconds. Hard as hell! So turns out these kids were really smart, they gave dorky but cool prizes (woohoo an atlas! woohoo a recording pen!), and the woman who played the Chief is a badass and best part of the show! So check out some episodes on YouTube and joining for a rollicking discussion on the finer parts of this zany show + some really bad Sweetie acapella.  

Apr 11, 2018

It's a banner day for the Sweeties as we finally got all the wires and do-dads to configure our DVD player to work! With this old-fangled technology we're now able to watch our favorite Disney classics, and so we pressed our luck at the library to see what Disney oldies and came up with Disney's first animated sequel The Rescuers Down Under! We were HUGE fans of this growing up, watching the bootlegged copy our dad recorded from the TV on the regs, and we credit this movie and Crocodile Dundee with teaching us everything we know about Australia! From 1990, The Rescuers Down Under tells the story of sweet little Cody, a bird lover kidnapped by a the terrifying poacher McLeach who is looking for a rare golden eagle. Bernard and Miss Bianca are two mice from the US who come to save the day as part of the Rescue Aid Society, a worldwide organization run by rodents, that helps kids in trouble.  Even though we hate mice, gosh are those little buddies cute.  We'll chat about all our B-list Disney favs, talk about memorable scenes and one we randomly quote a lot (Pea Soup!), and ruminate on how Disney was able to convince us that there was such a thing as a Golden Eagle the size of a truck.  

 

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

 

 

Apr 5, 2018

We were in a mood tonight, guys. A mood for DUNDEE. Crocodile Dundee to be exact.  Crocodile Dundee was the third highest grossing movie of 1986 (ranking behind Top Gun and Platoon) and featured two unknown actors (Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski) in a fish out of water story - with a down under twist! Our Dad was obsessed with this movie, which is perhaps why we love it still so much today. I mean Sweetie wept at the ending - so you know it's a GREAT film! Come along on our wild ride as we chat about if we would bone Mick Dundee, Sweetie does a very thorough retelling of the classic climatic scene complete with sound effects, and we play a game entitled "Do Your Best Australian Accent" but really we just sound like cockneys slash people with speech impediments.  BONUS we induct not one, not two, but THREE people into the Sweetie Club because we were feeling extra nice tonight.  

 

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

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

Apr 2, 2018

Happy Easter! We watched that favorite Easter classic about resurrection  ....... BATMAN! Tim Burton brought us the first film adaption of the caped crusader in 1989 and man did people go bananas.  We like this movie a lot, but does it hold up alongside all the other Batman films that have since come our way? How does Michael Keaton stack up against all the actors that have since come after him? We'll chat about scenes that scared us as little kids, how Vicki Vale is a pretty cool chick with nice clothes and hats but for the love of god STOP SCREAMING, and if Batman would make a good boyfriend or not? Seems like a creepskate to me! PLUS Sweetie tries to induct Bob the Goon into the Sweetie Club, but Sweety throws down a big fat veto!

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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