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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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Aug 14, 2017

This week we decided to leave the movie watching decision up to the fans and you picked: Back to the Future Part II! Released in 1989, the 2nd installment in Marty McFly's time traveling saga, takes us to the year 2015 and delivers the kind of futuristic excitement that only a movie made in the 80s could bring. And although we never got flying cars, auto-sizing clothes, power laces, OR a real hoverboard--we still love the sheer awesomeness that is an 80s version of 2015. Join us as we talk about the movie phenomena of kids looking exactly like their parents, how we were super spooked by the chaos strewn streets of the alternate 1985, and hear us exclaim about how we're basically stuck in an alternate version of 2017 right this very moment only instead of Biff running the world, we got Drumpf. So  put your lithium setting on high, we're going....forward in time! (And then back again) (and then back again again)

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

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Aug 6, 2017

IT'S OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!! We celebrated by drinking wine through straws, buying gross as fuck hair extensions from the dollar store AND watching Mrs. Doubtfire! NOT THE WORST DAY IN THE WORLD! Probably one of Robin William's most beloved films, released in 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire taught us all about divorce and what not to do in the event you aren't awarded joint custody of your children. Join us as we talk about the hijjinks that were involved when we tried to see this film in theaters in 1993, how this film could never be made today because it's a bit transphobic, how Stewart, while aggressively hot needs to fucking cool with his triple twist dive (that may or may not be a skating term), and we'll do a much deserved ode to Robin Williams, RIP. Thank you amazing fans for bringing us to one year!  

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

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Aug 2, 2017

It's time for another musical! Join us as we re-watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks and realize that it probably should have been called 'Mary Poppins But Not As Good". Released in 1971, B-knobs and B-sticks, stars the always adorable Angela Lansbury and Mr. Banks himself David Tomlinson and combines cartoons with live action for another thrilling magical adventure. We'll talk about many fascinating things including: why jerk face Charlie is essentially one of those pricky Gallagher brothers from Oasis, which songs and scenes are our favorite, and the thrilling tale of how a Jamaican steel drum band ends up on Portobello Road.  Grab your broomstick and mangy old sick cat and come get witchy with us!

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

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Jul 29, 2017

Today we return to the magical land of Indiana Jones, as we dive into our least favorite of the Indy trilogy (no, we do not count Kingdom of the Crystal Skullz) The Temple of Doom! Released in 1984, is actually a prequel to Raiders, and although we kind of hate it, we do admit that it is ACTION PACKED. It's filled with nail biting 'how will they get out of this scenarios', elaborate set pieces, and the charming comic relief of Short Round. We'll talk about why we think it's commonly know as the least favorite of the Indy films, how Willie Scott single-handedly set the women's movement back by about 100 years, and Sweety tells a moving story about accidentally watching Lion without subtitles. So join us, and our bud Mola Ram as we venture into the Temple err....... cave-like structure thing of Doom! 

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

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Jul 26, 2017

In 1990, we were just teeny tykes. We liked our movies and our GRABOIDS. Tremors is the first horror movie to cross the Sweeties threshold, but one we've come to always enjoy both for its quality bromance between Val and Earl, the scary but not too scary sand snake things, and the cool lady scientist who wows them all! Join us as we deep dive into our thoughts on Kevin Bacon (with a special round of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon), how this movie compares to another man-eating franchise (Jaws!), how maybe there IS such a thing as too many sequels, and everyone's BURNING question (GET IT) about what is that zinc oxide stuff and why you don't rub it in like sunscreen.

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

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Jul 19, 2017

Guys, we've reached a true turning point for the Large Marge Sent Us podcast. We're covering our first sequel and we couldn't be happier about it! Released in 1989, Ghostbusters 2 proton packed itself into the Sweetie mindset quite early, and while far inferior to Ghostbusters, it still has us rolling in the aisles and loving all the cool ghosty stuff that enchanted us from the first film.  Set 5 years after the first film, we're back to NYC, where the Ghostbuster's are down on their luck in a world without a whole lotta ghosts until Vigo the Carpathian comes alive and wants to become a man baby by stealing the soul of poor Dana Barrett's baby. Join us as we talk about what makes a good sequel, how we really sort of hate Dana Barrett, why old fashioned baby carriages are nobody's friend, and if the fan theory that Oscar is the love child of Vinze Clortho and Zuul's, holds water. Plus amazing renditions of Bobby Brown's jam from the soundtrack and Jackie Wilson's iconic, "Higher and Higher"! 

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

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Jul 12, 2017

The fans have spoken (hey Markus!) and they requested we do a Mel Brooks film! Coincidentally we've been wanting to watch Spaceballs, a movie that the Sweeties saw perhaps before even the main movie that it spoofs, Stars Wars! What came first, the parody or the parodied? We have zero critiques for this movie and basically just had a blast reliving all of our favorite scenes and lines, waxing on endlessly for our love of Rick Moranis, playing another round of Bill Pullman or Bill Paxton (RIP) and gushing over the brilliance that is Mel Brooks in all his glory.  Come for the Dark Helmet impressions and leave with some great trivia tidbits about how the movie got its name (balls!) and how invested George Lucas was in the whole project.  May the Schwartz be with you!

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

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Jul 7, 2017

BEST DAY EVER WE DID ANOTHER MUSICAL! The Sweetie's love to sing and what better way to show off our less than professional singing abilities than a trip down T-bird and Pink Lady Lane by doing Grease! We loved this movie hard as little kids (wayyyy before the Grease Mega Mix came out - thank you) though realized today that we didn't totally know all of the lyrics to the songs! Whoops.  Join us as we tackle all the important topics such as: the somewhat horrible message that you need to dress like a slut for your bf to truly love you, who is our favorite T-Bird and Pink Lady, why Rizzo is so damn cool but has got some issues, all of the many Sweetie confusion about all the many sexual innuendos that flew way over our tiny heads, and why whoever decided the drivel that is the song "Sandy" needed to be added to the soundtrack should be fired. 

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

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Jul 4, 2017

Innerspace was released 30 years ago on July 1st of 1987. So to celebrate, we've joined forces with the Damage Control Podcast to bring you a rousing new episode!! Join the Sweeties as we record our first episode whilst in different locations! We'll recall how Innerspace first introduced Sweetie to the harmonious tones of Sam Cooke by getting her confused about 'the chicken slacks'. We'll stroll down memory lane and reminisce how we were scarred for life after seeing Mr. Igoe get digested, and then talk about scientific things that we have no idea about. When you're finished listening to our episode, head on over to the Damage Control Podcast and see how what those fellas think! 

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

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Jun 19, 2017

If you didn't think Will Smith was the coolest thing EVER in 1997, then you can just leave right now. Men in Black represents a key point of the Will Smith action comedy oeuvre, right next to Independence Day and Wild Wild West.  We saw this movie multiple times in the movie theaters when it came out and worshipped Will Smith in all his jumpsuited glory (hey he was even Sweety's fake boyfriend for a couple years!). Bear with us as our synopsis goes off the rails a little bit, but stay for the in depth discussion of the creepiness of Vincent D'Onofrio, our forever love for Tommy Lee Jones, the MIB tag game Sweety came up with for her gym class, and Sweetie's many warblings of the Men in Black theme song.   

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

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Jun 14, 2017

After two botched attempts back in November, we're FINALLY re-recording our Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's episode. Rejoice!!! This flick was a family classic that we'd watch every time it came on TV and although it gave us false hopes about how our adulthood would turn out, it still made us appreciate so much. It taught us important life lessons like, how to do QED reports (make your nice friend do them!), how to send a fax (wait for that same nice friend and then copy her!) all while jamming to some amazing soundtrack work. Join us as we discuss these lessons plus other important things like Brian's 'classic wedge cap' and how delightful Katrina is at whipping up excitement in her boots. We're right on top of that Rose!

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

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Jun 10, 2017

Sexual Chocolate. SEXUAL CHOCOLATE! Tonight we watched one of Sweetie's favorite comedies---Coming to America! Starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in about 5 roles apiece. Join us as we discuss the finer points of 80s fashion (Scrunchies AKA 'Bouffies (sp?)), how awesome McDonald's used to be and hear us do our very best Randy Watson impressions. We'll also relive Sweetie's worst job of all time. Trust us, you don't want to miss that. 

 

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

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Jun 5, 2017

They're here! The Sweeties are back and watching the first scary movie that ever truly spoke to us as children. Poltergeist scarred us for life when it brought us traumatic scenes like men peeling their faces off, scary AF clown dolls coming alive to strangle us, and grotesque skeletons swimming in a muddy pool. As adults we've come to love the movie and all of its Craig T. Nelson and Jo-Beth Williams glory and we'll never forget it. So join us as we: discuss our various theories on what exactly the 'other side' looks like, share our favorite lines we like to use in everyday situations AND lament Stephen's mansplaining and poor decision making. Do NOT go into the light you guys. Unless the light is listening to this episode in which case...RUN TO THE LIGHT BABY!

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

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May 29, 2017

Disney once again thwarted our podcasting plans and wouldn't let us easily rent and stream Sleeping Beauty, so we watched Groundhog Day instead! As far plan B's go, Groundhog Day is the bees knees. Starring the beloved Bill Murray, Groundhog Day taught us many valuable lessons including but not limited to: How to easily rob an armored bank truck, Sweet Vermouth is gross, and that you should never get in the shower and then turn on the faucet. We'll discuss how the Phil Connors Suicide reel terrified us as kids, how Phil Connors is pretty much just a regular Joe in today's sarcastic and selfish world of 2016, AND we'll get into some pretty crazy conspiracy theories revolving around Ned Ryerson and whether or not he was a con man OR perhaps stuck in his own time loop! 

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

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May 26, 2017

This week the Sweeties are covering part gross out comedy/part study on psychological well-being---Drop Dead Fred! This movie intrigued us as kids but confuses us as adults. Who is it for? WAS Fred in her imagination and conjured up due to her loneliness and abandonment issues? OR was he a real concept but just invisible to everyone but Lizzie. Who knows! Although we are eternally confused, we can still find things to get excited about.  So join us as we discuss the mysterious disappearance of Bridget Fonda, how stenography keyboards work and hear a full history of Sweety's imaginary friends (the written record of which is now lost because Sweetie threw out the diary in a massive cleaning frenzy!) 

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

May 20, 2017

It's Emily's/Sweetie's birthday and we're celebrating by watching her favorite movie of ALL time....Mary Poppins! Join us as we sing every song in the movie, discuss the eternal confusion of Mary and Bert's relationship status, and lament about how many freaking versions of the Bank song there needs to be. We'll also get sad about Julie Andrew's damaged singing voice, and discuss some possible sexual innuendos involving a cane and an umbrella. Get your singing voices ready IT'S STEP IN TIME! 

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

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May 9, 2017

In  honor of Star Wars Day, we watched The Empire Strikes Back and then ran around the Dagobah System with a tiny 800 year old Yoda on our back. Honestly, is there any other way to celebrate? Join us as we discuss how our least favorite of the films (we were kids cut us some slack....swampy training sessions...snoozeville!) became one of our favorites in adulthood (Yoda, we HEAR YOU now in our old age). How the giant snow yeti scared the crap out of us, and how we still think Billy Dee Williams waved to us specifically at a parade even though there were hundreds of people there. May the force be with you (and also with you) (oops, wrong religion)!

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

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May 5, 2017

We felt like jumping head first back into the 80s so natch we picked Labyrinth to get us there! Released in 1986, and starring David Bowie as THE Goblin King or 'Jareth' aka Jared, Labyrinth has the 80s oozing out of its Muppet orifices.  Although we are by no means die hard Labyrinth fans, we can appreciate the full on creativity and amazement that is the work of Jim Henson. So join us as we discuss our least favorite Labyrinth stops, our favorite friendly companions, and how inappropriate David Bowie's giant bulging dong is. Dance Magic Dance? More like Junk Magic Junk. 

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

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Apr 24, 2017

The Sweeties are busy flying to L.A., so enjoy this sweet episode where we talk about everyone's favorite kid baseball flick--The Sandlot! We'll talk about the epic hotness of one Benny 'The Jet' Rodriguez, get into a discussion of the sexism that existed in 90s sports movies, and share stories of our short lived baseball careers. We'll ask important questions like, Why does Benny keep a spare hat in his pocket at all times? Did the kids just imagine the Beast's ferociousness AND was James Earl Jones a hoarder or did he just not give AF because he was blind? 

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

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Apr 11, 2017

Look out guys, today we're covering everyone's favorite movie that combines animation with live action (sorry Space Jam fans!). That's right, Who Framed Roger Rabbit! Released in 1988, Who Framed Roger Rabbit stars the delightful Bob Hoskins as a down on his luck and drunk detective who embarks on a mission to find out who framed cartoon Roger Rabbit and why. We'll discuss whether or not it's possible to have sex with a cartoon, our favorite cartoons from back in the day and BONUS... Sweety lives out her fantasy as a lounge singer! We're not bad. We're just drawn that way. 

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

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Apr 4, 2017

BIG NEWS guys! Large Marge Sent Us has just hit 50 episodes and The Sweeties couldn't be more proud! In honor of such an amazing milestone, we thought it was time to trot out the movie that Sweetie deems responsible for shaping her childhood.... THE GOONIES.  Is there a better movie out there that captures 12 year old hijinks involving: a one eyed pirate, an Italian crime family, and a deformed possibly 40 year old with an unfortunate nickname? And no, this isn't the plot of The Godfather. We laughed, we cried, we argued about whether One Eyed Willy's boody, I mean booby traps would have ever really worked, the truth behind Sloth's deformities, clarify a list of Chunk's bullshit stories, and come up with an idea for a prequel which involves the life of Chester Copperpot (also our next Team Trivia name btw) and how he came to an unfortunate end (or did he???) searching for all that rich stuff. BONUS, we talk to the one, the only Hayley Nickerson (Sweetie's bff) about her love for The Goonies and make her prove if she's really a Goonie with a short quiz.  Thanks to our amazing listeners for helping us get to Episode 5-0! We love ya! 

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

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Mar 31, 2017

Remember that time when we were houseguests at our boss' Hampton's beach house, but when we showed up he had killed himself by od'ing on coke (just kidding he was murdered by a hitman, also doing lots of coke), and instead of calling the police we thought it was a better idea if we pretended he wasn't dead so we could continue to party, drink champagne, and make out with girls in thong bikinis?! Oh wait.  That never happened but it IS the plot to everyone's favorite movie about that loveable corpse, Weekend at Bernie's! Coming straight out of the golden year of Sweetie Sinema, 1989, Weekend at Bernie's is a horrible movie that for some reason continues to crack us up through it's slapstick humor and the hilarious duo of Richard and Larry.  Tune in as we talk about our consensus that this movie's real intention is to provide commentary on 90s yuppie culture, how Gwen is the oldest 21 year old we've ever seen, and which of Bernie's rich bitch toys we would want for ourselves. BONUS, we play everyone's favorite game: Andrew McCarthy or Emilio Estevez AND also get into an argument about Martin Sheen's real name (It's Ramon!) Happy Friday! 

Mar 21, 2017

This weekend we lost a rock legend. Chuck Berry died at the age of 90 years old, and we instantly knew we had to watch the movie that first introduced us to him--Back to the Future. Released in 1985, Back to the Future is THE ultimate time travel movie and really drives home the point that time travel is confusing AF but pretty frickin cool. Join us as we relive the finer points (which is all of the points) and talk about important things like how we hope to God Lorraine got some counseling after that 'casual' sexual assault, and how the prequel we really want to see is about Uncle Jail Bird Joey and how his life of crime began. Sp grab your guitars, skateboards, and flux capacitors...we're going back in time!

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

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Mar 14, 2017

What your favorite movie about Nazis? Go! Well for the Sweeties, no one literally whips Nazi butt like our pal Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Predating the birth of the Sweeties by two years (1981!), Raiders of the Lost Ark was one of our Dad's favorite flicks and soon became ours once we were brave enough to actually watch all the face melting and spider crawling goodness.  We'll discuss why Nazis are the best bad guys, the hotness factor of Harrison Ford, how Marion Ravenwood is badass yet screechy AF, and clear up not just one but TWO moments of sweetie confusion. Yeah, we're wicked smart.  Hold on to your bull whips and Nazi saluting monkeys, it's time to get biblical! 

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

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Mar 10, 2017

Hey guys, when there's something strange in your neighborhood who ya gonna call? THE SWEETIES obviously. That's right, we're covering 1984's classic comedy flick Ghostbusters and we're very excited about it. Join us as we discuss why Dana Barrett is a crazy fame whore, our cool idea for a Ghostbusters prequel AND the confusion about the logistics of this crossing the streams solution. (Still dubious). Obviously we love this movie, and we know you do too. So let's quit talking and start busting up dem ghosts!

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

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