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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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Dec 24, 2016

Happy Christmas from the Sweeties to you. We're bringing you the 1984 non-traditional Christmas classic flick Gremlins! Starring the cutest Mogwai in the biz---Gizmo! Although we're more familiar with Gremlins 2, we loved re-watching the original and bathed in all its dark, scary glory! Join us as we get confused about why Billy's dad thought a Mogwai would be a the perfect present for a guy that already owns a dog (?), and why no one else seems confused or excited about the introduction of a new species. Also, we'll sing a N'Sync Christmas classic and annoying electric supplier scammers interrupt us at the end of our podcast. Christmas surprises for everyone! 

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Dec 23, 2016

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! The Sweeties are sick of Christmas, so we decided to watch Beetlejuice and call it a night. Released in 1988, Beetlejuice is Tim Burton's classic flick about ghosts, demons, and shrimp hands and boy did it scare the crap out of the Sweeties! Starring Michael Keaton as the bio-exorcist, Geena Davis in a horrible printed house dress, and a slim and trim Alec Baldwin, Beetlejuice introduces us to some friendly ghosts (for the love of god not Casper!) and an alternative to the whole heaven/hell thing. We'll discuss a possible Alec Baldwin reading disability, shit that scared us the most, and how Delia should dump sculpting and become an accessory designer instead.  Hat game on point! 

Dec 15, 2016

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals. The Sweeties are bringing you the seminal Christmas favorite about home invasion and booby traps--Home Alone! Released in 1990 Home Alone taught us that you should always give the creepy snow shoveling old man a chance, the furnace in your basement is not out to get you, and being home alone is nice for awhile but mean burglars may be out to kill you.  We'll discuss some definite plot holes, does Chevy Chase pronounce his name Chevy (like the car) or Chevy (like no word I know) and what happened to the pizza guy?! Bonus: free style rapping that goes amok plus a new segment "Large Marge Sent Us" Alumni! Hooray! 

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Dec 10, 2016

Look out it's time to discuss the groundbreaking and highly well-known Christmas flick of 1986---BABES IN TOYLAND. A TV movie starring Keanu Reeves and Drew Barrymore, how can it get any better?! OK OK we're kidding only about 5 people know of this movie because it's pretty bad but still amazing in its own right. Come join us to discuss the uselessness of Little Joey, how this might just be Keanu Reeves' best role to date (seriously) and if we'd rather date Zack or Mack. The Christmas season has begun come join the Sweeties and get cozy!

 

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Dec 6, 2016

Happy 25th Episode! We celebrated by sliding down giant blades of grass and taking joy rides on giant bees. Just kidding---we watched Honey I Shrunk the Kids! Released in the 'Golden Age' of 1989, Honey I Shrunk the Kids stars Rick Moranis and some other people and gave us a real awareness of the fragility of ants and how much of a dick scorpions are. Join us as we discuss the finer points.... WHY was Little Russell the least appealing love interest of all time? DID Amy ever get to go to the Mall? WHAT are 'plumbing issues'. So come on over and get shrunk with us!

 

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Nov 29, 2016

Join us as we celebrate the spook and macabre that is The Addams Family! Released in 1991, we were lucky enough to own this treasure on VHS (thanks to the golden era of McDonalds) which allowed us to practice our Mamushka as long as we needed to. (Sorry more parentheses but please turn your attention to that scene to catch the hilarious stunt double that in no way, shape, or form resembles Raul Julia!) Gold star for anyone who counts how many times we use the word 'macabre' during this episode!

 

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Nov 26, 2016

We're back home on the Cape and bringing you a special episode recorded from our Mom's basement! Join us as we talk about one of Sweetie's best hangover remedies--The Karate Kid! Released in 1984, the Karate Kid taught us about the importance of waxing on AND off plus it introduced us to the teenage paradise of Golf N' Stuff which got rid of its waterslide but is probably still cool. So grab your bonsai tree and ready your crane pose so we can kick some butt! 

Nov 23, 2016

Nobody puts Baby in the corner. And nobody told the Sweeties when they were little that Dirty Dancing is a thinly veiled cautionary tale about abortion rights.  Just kidding! It's about dancing you fools.  Dirty Dancing to be precise.  We really had the TIME OF OUR LIVES talking all about Patrick Swayze's hotness factor (RIP), how we wanted Jennifer Grey's fancy schmancy ballroom dancing shoes, and break down the psychological reasons why the sister Lisa was a big old bitchy mcbitchster throughout most of the movie.  So join hands, hearts, and voices. Voices, hearts, and hands. At Large Marge Sent Us we talk about movies that we were too young to be watching but did anyways because our parents were awesome and didn't care. Truth.

 

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Nov 19, 2016

ARE Earth Girls Easy? The answer is yes! Join the Sweeties as they watch one of their favorite movie musicals of all time--1989's Earth Girls Are Easy starring mega-babe Geena Davis and Sexy (?) Jeff Goldblum. In this episode we have a cow when we realize that Michael McKean was Woody the surfer bum pool guy, we lament about the lost art of the dance off, and we swoon over Jim Carrey's sexy years. So come sing along and shake it all night with us. 

 

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Nov 10, 2016

The election results made us want to die so we needed a movie that would make us laugh and feel better stat! Look Who's Talking did the trick because how can talking babies not make you feel better? Released in 1989 and directed by the fantastic Amy Heckerling, Look Who's Talking taught us that the 90s was a very unsafe time to be a baby and that pregnancy tests were actually small science experiments done in the comforts of your bathroom. Join us as we reminisce about the good old days of non-creepy John Travolta and what happens when you eat too much fruit. 

Nov 7, 2016

Nobody leaves this place without singin' the blues--and nobody leaves Large Marge Sent Us without watching Adventures in Babysitting. Not only is it a fantastic movie but it's one of TWO movies about babysitting that Keith Coogan starred in. What are the odds? We've always loved this movie and never hesitate when asked to sing a few bars of 'Babystting Blues'. So grab your Thor costume, your gloves and official Joe Gipp blue leather jacket, it's time to go babysitting! 

Nov 3, 2016

In honor of John Candy's birthday, we decided to kick November off with one of our family faves--Uncle Buck! Released in the golden age of great movies (1989) Uncle Buck is a John Hughes movie that furthers the stereotype of the dangers of Chicago. Remember kids...don't go to bowling alleys alone! We loved this movie as kids and still love it today. Who wouldn't? Join us as we discuss the finer moments---giant pancakes, creepy men at bowling alleys and public transportation conundrums. PLUS special cameos and bad birthday singing. What more could you want?

Oct 27, 2016

Holy crap you guys we love Teen Witch more than just about anything. Released in 1989, Teen Witch taught us the value of a well placed scrunchie, the spell to conjure winds AND how to get the rich man's Tom Cruise to fall in love with you. We ask important questions like: DID Louise and Brad do it in the weird house? ARE Polly and Louise still friends? And most importantly... IS Shana upset that she gave her most prized possession to a random girl she doesn't know? Join us on this magical adventure and sing along with the Sweeties as we round out our Halloween month right! TOP THAT. 

Oct 24, 2016

Released in 1995, Casper is the sequel to Now and Then, where Devon Sawa's character dies in a sledding incident and comes back to haunt Christina Ricci. Just kidding. It's a movie about a lame white ghost who is friendly and stalks a living human being. Sorry to say, the Sweeties do not like this movie. At all. It's not our fault nothing makes sense and they included too many plot points for their own good. Join us, as we vent about how this movie is too willy nilly about death and complain about how Christina Ricci had a really hard time fake crying in the 90s. Hey, they can't all be hits!

Oct 23, 2016

BOOGEDY! BOOGEDY! BOO! We watched Mr. Boogedy every time it came on TV, which probably explains why we have a deep seeded fear of pilgrims and bad wigs. Released in 1986, Mr. Boogedy was part of the Walt Disney's Magical World of Color series and it was a doozy. Hilarious, scary, clever---it has it all! Plus, Kristy Swanson, sticky green footprints, and spooky music. What's not to love!?

Oct 18, 2016

Come little listeners, I'll take thee away...into a land of witches and Hocus Pocus! The Sweeties are back to talk about everyone's favorite Halloween flick Hocus Pocus! Released in 1993, The Sanderson Sisters really left us feeling envious of their excellent bosoms and singing ability but we love them all the same. Join us as we struggle to remember Omri Katz's name, sing a lot, AND talk about our favorite parts and what really made us cringe in terror (pointy shoes yuck!). We put a spell on you and now you have to listen....mwahaha!

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Oct 13, 2016

There's a moment in everyone's life when you realize that one of your favorite childhood flicks is actually a really bad movie. For us that movie is the Worst Witch! Lucky for us though, The Worst Witch is one of those 'So bad it's good' type movies so everybody wins! Released in 1986, and starring a young and sweet Fairuza Balk, The Worst Witch taught us that anyone can write a song--you just need a pen, some paper and a word you can rhyme everything with! Sit back and grab your cat, it's time to get witchy. 

Oct 11, 2016

What movie brings together Dracula, The Mummy, Wolfman, Gill-man and Frankenstein's Monster?! The cult classic, The Monster Squad! Filmed in way back when 1987, The Monster Squad is a combination monster flick + gang-o-kids movie and is a rollicking good time; scary, yet side splitting with some amazing 80s humor. We'll answer all your need to know questions such as does Wolfman have nards? Is the Mummy a good candidate to have on your monster squad? And what are two ways to kill a vampire? So get your silver bullets and sharpened wooden ready to go. #squadgoals

Oct 4, 2016

WITCHES-WORK-ONLY-WITH-MAGIC! And so does the Large Marge Sent Us Podcast. Join us as we kick off October right with one of the scariest movies you saw as a child. Released in 1990 The Witches brought us nightmares in the form of Anjelica Houston's purple laser eyes and Roald Dahl's creepy AF witch mythos. You'll never look at little old ladies and their ugly square shoes the same ever again! Happy Halloween you guys!

Sep 27, 2016

Video games! Fred Savage! Video Games AND Fred Savage? A match made in heaven. Released in 1989, we had to make The Wizard the final stop on our Savage September tour because it combines Fred Savage with classic video games--two things we hold near and dear to our hearts. Plus, bonus random Tobey Maguire cameo AND 3 new original songs (with stolen melodies) sung by yours truly. Honestly, is there any other way to close a fantastic Savage September?! Didn't think so.

Sep 20, 2016

IS there anything scarier than having Daniel Stern as your father? Oh probably just having Maurice the gross monster as your best friend! Released in 1989, Little Monsters is the 3rd stop on our tour of Fred Savage classics. Although we love this flick, we can't help but point out that it's very gross and that it's probably best if you do not eat during it. So grab your flashlight and see if you can find out who pissed in your apple juice, it's Little Monsters time!

Sep 12, 2016

Get excited for the best body swap movie to come out of 1988! Not the most well known of the Savage September selections, but Vice Versa starring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage holds a special place in the Sweetie's collective hearts mostly because it's the only movie where you'll find an 11 year old swearing like a sailor and drinking martinis aka a typical Saturday night for us! Just kidding. But we're not kidding about the fact that Fred Savage is at peak adorbs-ness here.  So hold onto your freaky Thai statues, say I wish, and get ready to swap bodies with your 45 year old, overworked yuppie dad!!! 
 

Sep 8, 2016

Wooga wooga wee, jacks! Released in 1988, Big has been a part of our family's favorite movie canon since oh...forever! Join us as we discuss the finer points of the flick like Zoltar's scary devil eyes, booby grabbing and what thing in Josh's phat loft style apartment you would most want to own! Note:  We experienced some sound issues during this one and while we think we operated successfully enough on it there might still be some hiccups--so hang with it!

Sep 5, 2016

Look out, it's SAVAGE SEPTEMBER! This month we're diving head first into our favorite Fred Savage flicks. This week we're catching up with our buds Westley and Buttercup as we wax poetic about the ultimate cult classic: The Princess Bride. Made in 1987, the Princess Bride was a true family fave filled with sword fighting, giants and Rodents of Unusual Size. So grab your MLT sandwich and get ready to get Savage. September. Oh yeah. 

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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