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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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Sep 11, 2019

Time for another Disney classic! From way back when 1950, Cinderella is a tale as old as time and one that captivated us as little children.  Who doesn't love a rags to riches story combined with evil stepmother/step sisters, and cute as a button anthropomorphic mice and birds?!! They wear shoes for god's sake! We're still really obsessed with this movie and bet you are too, despite their being several iterations and musical and live action versions over the years. The Disney classic remains at the top of the list! We'll talk about how funny the little mice STILL are, where this Prince (Charming?) ranks in our hottest princes in the Disney universe, and try to get to the bottom of why Disney hates cats so much? 

Jul 24, 2019

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken was a Disney film from 1991, based on the true story of Sonora Webster Carver, who made a name for herself diving off a 40 foot platform into a 11 foot deep pool of water on a HORSE! The real kicker was ... she was blind! Crazy shit. This movie traces her life from poor, orphaned girl living with her aunt and albino sister in rural Georgia, to spitfire girl who will stop at nothing to be the next diving girl in Dr. Carver's famous side show act! Girls born in the 80s LOVED this film. I don't know if it was the horses, the fun 30s outfits, or the cute love story between Sonora and Al, but we were smitten kittens.  Join us as we talk about our love for 30s fashion and how we kinda wouldn't mind going back and time to live the Depression life, how Sonora is a bad ass and we love stories about spitfire independent gals who won't take no for an answer, and how the hell do you train a horse to jump off a platform into a pool of water! 

Apr 26, 2019

We're men. We're men in tight, TIGHT, tights. Robin Hood Men In Tights from 1993, is another Mel Brooks film we grew up quoting the hell out of in our youth! Spoofing the very spoofable Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (and many other films), this movie flew right over our heads in the 90s but we loved it nonetheless. From Cary Elwes, snooty yet heroic Robin, adorable Blinkin, the worst blind man ever, and even Maid Marion's ratty, red curly wig, we love it all! We'll talk about whether we think this or Spaceballs is our favorite Mel Brook's film, go over all our favorite scenes and lines, sing some merry men jams, and get right down to the everyone's favorite topic; chastity belts and what the fuck stop trying to control women's sexuality, you medieval assholes! 

Feb 13, 2019

Get out your Victorian era hankies, it's time for another tear jerker! We're huge fans of the 1994 version of Little Women staring 90s it girl and Sweetie look-a-like Winona Ryder! We saw this movie in theaters and lapped up all the feminist undertones, shook our fists at that brat Amy especially when she decides to marry Laurie (WTF!) while sobbing hysterically when Claire Dane's sweet Beth's weak heart finally gives out! And kittens! Omg why are there so many kittens in this movie?! We'll talk about how interesting it is to watch this movie in our 30s versus when we were 8 and 11, and how we've moved from Team Laurie to Team Old German Professor Dude. I mean Laurie is a big old baby and March family stalker and needs to get a life. We'll also chat about how we've always wanted to wear a hoop skirt, how curling your hair in 1864 must have been terrifying, and how this very quintessential New England movie makes us feel so cozy inside! 

Nov 1, 2018

It's Operation Waterworks here on the Large Marge Sent Us Podcast this week and BONUS we've brought along our friends Sean and Dan from The Writer's Bone Podcast to help us delve into this epic tale of female friendship! Directed by Garry Marshall and starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, Beaches tells the tale of childhood chums Cece Bloom and Hilary Whitney, who meet on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, become pen pals, and then find themselves in and out of each other's live for the next 30 years, doing all the things that bff's do like sharing shitty apartments, sleeping with each other's crushes and getting into fights at Bergdorf's! Spoiler alert one of them dies and cue "Wing Beneath My Wings" and grab the tissues because you're a goner friends! If you don't cry at this movie, your heart is made of stone and you should probably check your pulse to make sure you're alive. We were thrilled to chat about this one with some men and get their opinion on what they thought of all the lady drama and how it compares to male drama and to talk endlessly about our love for Bette Midler, which let's be honest crosses gender lines because who doesn't think that Bette Midler is the greatest?! And double BONUS, we'll do several renditions of Wing Beneath My Wings.  We've been warming up our pipes for weeks, so you're welcome! 

 

 

Oct 29, 2018

Here's to the last of our spooky picks for October! What Lies Beneath, directed by our boy Robert Zemeckis came out in 2000 and marked probably the first time ever that .... SPOILER ALERT, Harrison Ford plays a villain! It's packed full of creepy ghost imagery and garbage bag husbands, our two favorite things! Sweetie saw this in the movie theater back in high school and has seen it 80 times since then and was still jumping out of her seat during all the bathtub scenes. I mean is there anything scarier than a bathtub filled to the brim by a ghost mistress?! I ask ya! Starring the gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer, who does an excellent job trying to get to the bottom of things, despite being gaslit by her shit bag husband, and Amber Valetta as the ghost that won't quit, we promise you will be officially creeped out by this film. Join us as we talk about the art of the jump scare, our love for Bobby Z (one of our favorite directors!), and if this movie still holds water (pun intended) as far as the horror genre goes. BONUS, Sweety the Hitchcock expert draws talks about how this movie feels very much like a homage to some class Hitchcock films.  

Feb 10, 2018

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up ..... It's Bobsled Time! Coooooooool Runnings!  Happy Winter Olympics everyone! We celebrated by watching this epic underdog film from 1993.  Based on true events - there was a real Jamaican bobsled team that slid their way to the Calgary Olympics in 1988. Starring John Candy and some no name but incredibly charismatic faux Jamaicans actors, this movie taught us that it's not always about winning and that even if you've never seen snow or ice or even a bobsled before, that shouldn't stop you from achieving your Winter Olympic dreams! We'll chat about all the scary sled events at the Winter Olympics, induct Junior into the Sweetie Club, and try to come to a consensus of why white dudes were running around in the mid 90s with Rastafarian caps with fake dreads! 

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

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

Jan 14, 2018

Our week long celebration of our 100th episode continues and we're going way, way back to when Hayley Mills ruled the day! The Parent Trap from 1961 gave a lot of kids of divorced parents false hope as two separated at near birth twin sisters Susan and Sharon meet at a summer camp and concoct a plan to get their parents Mitch and Maggie back together despite being a horrible couple who fights a lot and probably have nothing in common! We LOVED Hayley Mills as a kid and enjoyed chatting about all the twins in our lives, whether we would want to live with mom in Boston (HELL YES) or with dad in California (hmm after this winter maybe) and Sweety spills the unfortunate beans that she kind of maybe likes the remake with Lindsay Lohan better! Blasphemy says Sweetie! We dedicate this episode to our first fan Jen as she just had twin babies of her own in December! Thank you Jen for being our first fan that made us realize that more people were listening to us other than our mother! 

 

 

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

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieclub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

Aug 31, 2017

It's time for another Bonus Episode! This time we're taking you back to the early 90s game show Nick Arcade. A technical marvel for the 90s, Nick Arcade put two teams of kids against each other as they battled for a chance to compete in the elusive Video Zone----a massive blue screen (green screen?) that allowed the contestants to be players in a video game. Join us as we discuss the strange pop quizzes (guess what's in this vice?) (Weird AF.), why Phil Moore was da bomb.com, and how we finally got to see what it was like behind the scenes of the Video Zone. Game on bitches.

Theme song performed by Deidre Cullen. Logo designed by Frankie Donlon. Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargetSentUs

Apr 21, 2017

In 1985 a Disney movie was born and quickly wormed its way into the fears of every child known to mankind. Sorry too dramatic? But for realz. Return to OZ is the movie that still haunts many of us today and is the reason why most of us panic and abandon a shopping cart at the first sign of squeak. Join us as we discuss those pesky Wheelers, the awesome/horrifying Princess Mombi and her weird man voice, and take a deep dive into Sweetie's latent fear of rock people wearing hidden dress shoes. There's no place like home but seriously, there has to be a better place than Kansas...Am I right?

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

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

Jan 6, 2017

Big news you guys! Our big sister Liz has given birth to a sweet sweet nugget baby and in honor of our recent Auntie status, we are bringing you our favorite movie about babies of all time----Baby Boom! Baby Boom may have been released in 1987, but it still holds up as a testament to the struggles working mothers deal with everyday. Plus it has one of our very favorite people, Diane Keaton! So come join us as we wax poetic about some full blown patriarchal bullshit AND get ready for a brand new segment finally coming to fruition--- "Ask Carol" We are SO excited about this and you better be too. 

 

Logo designed by Frankie Donlon. Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub 

Sep 1, 2016

Our good buddy Gene Wilder died this week at the age of 83 and in his honor Sweetie and Sweety recorded an in memoriam episode dedicated to the best movie that came out of 1971, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! This movie came out quite a bit before our time, but we were obsessed with it as children.  Don't miss our in-depth discussion of our favorite songs and chocolate bars from the film and BONUS Sweetie warbles off an amazing (i.e. horrible) rendition of Veruca Salt's "I Want It Now".  RIP GW, you'll always be our everlasting gobstopper!

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