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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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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 29, 2017

Continuing with our awesome Bonus Episode series, we watched an episode from everyone's favorite show about normal people vs. body builders.....AMERICAN GLADIATORS! Join us as we talk about our favorite Gladiators, how lame The Eliminator really was, and how all we ever wanted in life was to go to a live taping at Universal Studios but it just never happened! We'll also discuss some awesome 90s commercials (raper vans! chocolate milk! 79 cent Subway sandwiches!), lament about how bullshit it was that the female Gladiator uniforms gave them perma-wedges (and possibly nip slips) AND we determine who the hottest Gladiator of them all was (NITRO 4EVER). (Uhh Sweety here, what about LASER Sweetie?)

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

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Mar 27, 2017

The Sweeties are back and we're bringing you THE movie that brought Sweety's childhood fantasy of being a witch to life. The Craft, released in 1996 and starring Fairuza Balk and Robin Tunney, is the ultimate good vs. evil or gothic person vs non-gothic person tale of what happens when four teenagers discover their powers and then do whatever the fuck they want. The Craft taught us that you should probably not shop lift from the nice witch lady's store, that having burn scars all over your body also means you don't have to shower, and that in the 90s Skeet Ulrich was typecast as a sleazy rapist pretending to be a good guy. So join as as we call the four corners and invoke the spirit!

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

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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 17, 2017

Remember in 1990 when Johnny Depp was a 120 pound weakling with scissors for hands who happened to be an excellent dog groomer/hair stylist/ice sculptor and had a crush on Winona Ryder who had strawberry blonde hair and was dating the geek from The Breakfast Club who was now hopped up on 'roids?!! Well, WE do. I just described the plot of everyone's second favorite Tim Burton Film, Edward Scissorhands! Listen along as the Sweeties discuss all there is to know about this trippy little film including: does Edward have a penis and can he make little scissorhanded babies, how Alan Arkin and Diane Wiest are fucking national treasures, and how Tim Burton used to be great but now he's just okay and we're upset about it.  So grab your Colt 45s, tape them to your hands, and listen to Large Marge Sent Us today!

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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Mar 6, 2017

Look out you guys, Sweetie is BACK from vacation. Unfortunately she was a tad jet lagged, but hopefully you'll enjoy our discussion of the John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller's Day Off just the same. Made in Sweety's birth year of 1986, Ferris Bueller spoke to us as children, but now feels like it's been used as a yearbook quote one too many times. Join us, as we discuss how Jeannie has now become our favorite character, why the bizarro fan theory of Ferris being a figment of Cameron's imagination is a bunch of bullshit and find out whether or not the Sweetie's were school skippers or not. OH YEAH. (bum bum) 

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

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Feb 28, 2017

As if we'd do a Podcast about our favorite 80s and 90s movies and not bring up Clueless! Released in 1995, Clueless is pretty much the reason we have souls. Aside from being one of the best things to come out of the 90s, Clueless taught us that two learners permits do NOT make a license, that breaking in your purple clogs might take some time, and that you can avoid sexual harassment if you just stay away from creepy Cranberries fans who give you random hugs and kisses. We'll talk about favorite lines (hint: all of them) favorite parts (also all of them) and ask important questions like: 'WAS Cher Jewish?' 'DID Murray ever have hair?' 'WERE they really friends with Amber?' You don't want to miss this one!

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

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Feb 24, 2017

Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society..I call this story: The Tale of an Awesome Bonus Episode! This week Sweetie and Sweety each picked an episode from the SNICK Classic Are You Afraid of the Dark? and then talked about it. Join us, as we discuss The Tale of the Doll Maker where a dollhouse turns young girls into dolls and their creepy china hands fall off. And the Tale of Locker 22 where a kind Hippie Ghost rewrites her past after giving a foreign exchange student some magic beads. We'll talk about Sweetie's crush on Gary, the first time the Sweeties ever watched Are You Afraid of the Dark? and why it's annoying to insert a question mark into the title of a show. Just kidding we didn't talk about that, but we're realizing now it makes for annoying episode description writing.

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

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Feb 21, 2017

1986 was a magical year.  Sweety popped out of Carol’s womb and BONUS Disney brought us Flight of the Navigator! The ultimate alien abduction story with a twist! It’s 4th of July in 1978 and David goes to fetch his little brother from his friend’s  house, falls into a shallow ravine, wakes up and BOOM it’s 8 years later. David has no memory of the last 8 years and he hasn’t aged a day. Meanwhile, a mysterious spaceship has idled in Fort Lauderdale and NASA is like What dis? Turns out David and the spaceship are connected. How? To find out, you’ll have to listen to this awesome episode where we talk about how much we love time travel movies (even though they hurt our brain), how little brother Jeff turns into a hottie, and how a robot voiced by Pee Wee Herman CAN get annoying. Compliance!

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

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Feb 18, 2017

The year--- 1992. The VHS that Sweety rented every time she went to the video store---Death Becomes Her! Starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis, Death Becomes Her gave humanity a special gift in the form of eternal life and frenemies and reminded us that the 90s was kind of a terrifying decade. We'll discuss whether we'd rather go through life with a hole in our stomach or have a broken neck, how amazing Bruce Willis is in this movie AND get super philosophical and freak each other out when we talk about the concept of living forever and what being dead might feel like. Plus Bonus! Sweetie tells us a personal story about Doberman Pinschers! Grab your shovels and highly fashionable stretch pants, it's time to get spooky!

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

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Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day Sweeties! 1996 brought us The First Wives Club, basically the best movie you have EVER seen about getting back at your weasel dick husband who leaves you high and dry to bone somebody younger, hotter, and dumber. True, we were mere elementary schoolers when this movie premiered but the theme was not lost on us; when men get you down, grab some gal pals and tell that boy bye! Starring the comedic triumvirate of Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, and Bette Midler, this movie now rounds out Sweetie's top ten and hits all the notes of comedy and drama (Sweetie cried again!). We talk about which first wife is our favorite, how Diane Keaton continues to be the Hollywood version of our mother, and sing A LOT.  Buckle up your prenuptial agreements people and get ready for sisters to do it for themselves!!! 

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

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Feb 10, 2017

It's cookie time! Join the Sweeties as we discuss everyone's favorite 1989 flick about Girl Scouts Wilderness Girls----Troop Beverly Hills! Starring Shelley Long as the ditsy yet optimistic Phyllis Nefler, Troop Beverly Hills taught us about the importance of friendship and the importance of NOT getting a perm. We'll discuss our favorite Phyllis ensembles, our favorite kind of girl scout cookies AND we come up with our very own Large Marge marching chant. Don't miss it!

 

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

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Feb 6, 2017

GIANTS! GIANTS! GIANTS! Dude. We hate football but we love the Little Giants. So come celebrate Super Bowl Sunday in the best way possible by getting drunk and watching the Little Giants with us! Made in 1994, and starring Rick Moranis (Best, most adorable movie Dad of all time) and Ed O'Neill, (Kind of hot in that tight shorts, aviator shades, gum chewing way) The Little Giants is a feel-good sports movie about a rag-tag group of misfits who don't know a ton about football but don't really give a fuck. It celebrates woman power thanks to Becky the ICEBOX and re-re-awakens Sweetie's sexual appetite with Devon Sawa! So grab your football gear, cheerleader's skirt and Go-Kart and GO GIANTS!

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

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Feb 4, 2017

Milk Money, released in 1994, is the heartwarming tale about a young boy who grew up without a mother but who also loves boobs, so goes to the Big City with $100 saved to hunt for boobs + a mother.  Yes, this plot is insane but this movie is not! Starring Ed Harris and Melanie Griffith, Milk Money has been a favorite of the Sweeties from day one, not only because we love stories about prostitutes with a heart of gold but also because this movie is highly entertaining! Listen along as we discuss whether or not we could be prostitutes, the finer points of Ed Harris's career, and our real life struggles with milk money. Did you prefer chocolate or whole? We tackle it all and shockingly do absolutely no singing! (Your loss or is it?!) 

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

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Feb 1, 2017

What a feeling! That's right we watched Flashdance and are now dancing all over the place wearing our black leotards, legwarmers and baggy gray sweatshirts! Join us as we discuss the 1983 classic that turned everyone into maniacs (on the floor). We'll list the many reasons Mawby's Bar is probably the best place to work in Pittsburgh, talk at length about Jennifer Beals fierce fashion statements AND decide whether or not listening to the Flashdance soundtrack on repreat everyday is too much (spoiler: it's not). 

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

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Jan 28, 2017

Get out of our dreams! Get into our car! Just kidding we don't own cars but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the 80s realness that is 1988's License to Drive! Join us as we discuss what happens when you fail your drivers test, lie about it, steal your Grandpa's car and take the hottest girl in school out for a wild night on the town. We'll decide who is the fairer Corey, get confused about the rules and regulations of the California DMV, AND share some of our very own learning to drive stories! 

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

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Jan 20, 2017

Money can't buy you love BUT it can get you pretty darn close....am I right?! That's right, we're talking about the 1987 Teen rom-com classic--Can't Buy Me Love starring a baby Patrick Dempsey in all his flopsy mop glory! Join us as we play "Things I'd Rather Buy for $1,000", name some other movies named after songs and vent about the totally ugly white suede fringe outfit that is the driving plot point of the entire movie!! So grab your beret and start practicing your African Anteater dance, it's time to get spazzy!

 

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

Jan 17, 2017

E.T. phone home? More like E.T. you're terrifying and we could never watch this movie because it freaked us the fuck out! Here at Large Marge Sent Us, we were a bit young to appreciate the finer points of this Steven Spielberg classic which came out in 1982 and was the highest grossing movie until another Spielberg blockbuster broke that record (Jurrassic Park!). Tune in as we talk about the great 80s nostalgia that surrounds this film, how much the E.T. death thing freaked us out, how confused were were then (and now!) by this plot, and how we had our own Sweetie E.T. moment when we raised our own beta fish, who preceded to die a couple days later and then came to life and flew back to their spaceship! Just kidding. We buried them in our backyard. Elllliiiiiiiotttttttt.

 

 

Jan 11, 2017

Seeing Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell trending in the news because they are the only Hollywood couple still together is sad AF, but it also reminded us of one of our very favorite movies--Overboard! Released in 1987, Overboard taught us that a housekeeper/slave can easily be obtained as long as you know that someone has a birthmark on their butt, and that ALL women intuitively know how to cook and clean (it just takes practice). OK OK, you're right we're being mean. Even though Overboard is slightly creepy plotwise, it still is one hilarious flick and we can't get enough. So grab your sequined wardrobe out of your oak closet (nay-- CEDAR!) and come get short fat and slutty with us!

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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. 

 

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Dec 30, 2016

You guys, Carrie Fisher died! We are so dismayed and wanted to cheer up by watching Star Wars (and silently crying). Star Wars means more to the us than just about anything else in our lives and we're excited but terrified to finally talk about it. Hopefully we can do it justice and make Carrie proud. We'll hum a lot of great theme songs, play a fun and challenging game about theme songs AND discuss our very first memories about watching Star Wars! Get ready for some Tosche station realness ya'll!

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