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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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Aug 13, 2018

The hooker with the heart of gold movies NEVER GET OLD. Tale as old as time guys! Just because you're selling yourself on Hollywood Boulevard doesn't mean you're some cracked out 'ho! It probably just means you followed some busted ass boyfriend from Georgia and got sick of frying up burgers at McDonald's so you decided to turn tricks instead! Yes, this is the plot of Pretty Woman, the Gary Marshall classic from 1990 that catapulted Julia Roberts into a gigantic mega star, and you know what? Despite the plot being a tad shady and far fetched, Julia fucking rules in this movie! While we can't say the same for Richard Gere's character Edward (dudsville, Vivian you can do better! Spread those wings girl!), we thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It's pretty damn charming and has some great 90s references that always feel like a balm on our weary 2018 souls.  We chat about what our prostitute looks would be, why Julia Robert slays in this film, how if your last name is Stuckey there's a good chance you're a big ole raper, and we'll talk about all our favorite Pretty Woman looks and sing two 90s gems from the soundtrack.  

Aug 7, 2018

In the early aughts, it was super popular to want to be a faux slut and then in the year 2000 along came the movie Coyote Ugly and a whole generation of women dreamed of becoming songwriters.  JUST KIDDING. They dreamed of wearing slutty crop tops and dancing on a bar. DUH.  Coyote tells the story of Violet Sanford, an inspiring songwriter with bad stage fright who moves from her small NJ town to live on the mean streets of NYC. After a burglary leaves her without any cash and her song writing career not turning out quite as she planned (despite meeting a really hot Aussie dude), she finds a job at Coyote Ugly, a bar where the only rules are don't bring your boyfriends around and don't date the customers. Oh and of course HELL NO H20.  We loved this movie and soundtrack so much - it nearly defined our late middle school and high school lives and we totally subscribed to the faux slut look society was pedaling at the time. We'll talk about the longevity of a bar like Coyote Ugly, how Violet's bad karaoke schtick and dance moves weren't really all that impressive, and lucky you sing most of the songs from the kick-ass soundtrack! 

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Jul 30, 2018

Who wants to see a dead body? We do! Stand by Me, a Rob Reiner classic from 1986 and based on the the novella by Stephen King called "The Body", follows four 12 year old boys during the summer of 1959 as they go on a hunt for the body of missing classmate Ray Brower but more importantly go searching for the meaning of male friendship! And they find it! But they also find leeches! Spoooooky.  Sweety couldn't remember seeing this film, but Sweetie has fond memories of watching a movie that she knew was probably a bit old for her (it is rated R) despite it featuring preteens and enjoying it immensely.  We talk about our life long goal of someday finding a dead body, a lot about the Stephen King novella versus the movie adaptation, how we got some mad toxic masculinity in this film which at this point WE ARE OVER, and what is the hell is a goocher? I don't shut up. I grow up. And when I look at you I throw up! Nahhhhh!

 

 

Jul 24, 2018

Happy Tuesday! We thought it was about time to tackle a 90's teenage rom com because let's be honest, they have made us ALL who we are today and started with one of our favorites, 10 Things I Hate About You! From 1999 and starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, this movie is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, a comedy that has clear problems in a world where we're starting to celebrate the "nasty" woman, but 10 Things does some good work in making it less about clipping an independent woman's wings and more about finding love for a woman character who didn't think love was out there for her! This movie is 90s through and through, with the baby doll style, high school cliques, and Sheik condoms! We'll talk about our love for Julia and Heath and their really unique looks, our favorite memories from high school dances, and why the somebody paid me to go out with you, but oops I fell in love with you story line is a tale as old as time, but hopefully one that is slowly fading into the sexist ether. BONUS, Sweetie rolls out another Sweetie Business plan aka The 10 Things I Hate About You Dating Service!

 

Jul 16, 2018

Continuing on with our trend of covering movies that scare the bleep out of Sweety, tonight we watched Arachnophobia and realized that animals run amok movies may be our favorite genre. Starring Jeff Daniels, some other people plus John Goodman, Arachnophobia tells the story of a spider from Venezuela who needs to spread his wings and hops aboard a corpse bound for a small town in Northern California. There, he meets Doctor Jeff Daniels (also new to the area) and decides he wants to take over his house and also the town. Join us as we talk about BUGS. This film is ageless and Jeff Daniels and John Goodman are gems and a half. We'll talk about our immense crush on PhD research assistant Chris Collins (with cute glasses and great hair, call us) whether Dr. Adderton looks like Legolas or Lucius Malfoy, and our true life gross out bug stories.

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

Jul 13, 2018

Bonus ep time! Who can forget the classic Nickelodeon game show (and it's longest running) Double Dare or it's other iteration Family Double Dare? Part trivia, part whacky physical challenges, Double Dare was like crack to kids because it involved literal hot messes in the forms of pies, slime, and all this other crud PLUS an obstacle course where you picked noses or rifled through oversized pancakes or ran around a giant hamster wheel! We watched a couple episodes, and it did not disappoint! We'll talk about how impressed we were with the level of trivia and how, let's face it, the girls dominated EVERY TIME, how we fondly remember Harvey the announcer and Robin the assistant, and how awesome the prizes were compared to cough cough Legends of the Hidden Temple where you got lollipops and shoes!  

Jul 9, 2018

Happy summer guys! Since it's summer, we thought it would be apropos to do the first summer blockbuster of all time----1975's JAWS! Directed by our pal (and yours!) Stevie Spiels, Jaws tells the story of a killer fish run amok in the small seaside community of Amity Island. Chief Brody, city-slicker/land lubber threatens to close the beaches after a horrendous shark attack, but mayor Larry Vaughn wants to keep them open to reap all that tourist money. Unfortunately a lot of people die and Brody, sweet little Matt Hooper plus psychopath amateur shark hunter and drunk Quint, must find the shark and kill it. This movie made us shit our pants and Sweety still can't watch it all the way through without a pillow or other strategic means of eye covers. Join us as we talk about the scariest scenes, the best monologue of all time plus bonus we call Carol and she tells us what it was like seeing this in the theater in 1975....basically alone.

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

Jul 2, 2018

Happy Fourth of July from The Sweeties! With the holiday upon us, we decided it was the exact right time to trot out Independence Day, the pinnacle 90s film about aliens (in our not so humble opinion) AND the coolness that was Will Smith before he started doing "real" movies. So there are parts of this movie that are very cheesy and bad buttttt our general consensus was it's still pretty cool and stokes our patriotism fire even if our country is a hell of a hot mess right now. Though it still causes Sweety massive anxiety!  We'll talk about our own theories about the age old question of are there aliens, chat about the coolness factor of Sweety's first boyfriend aka Will Smith, as well as how we feel about Jeff Goldblum these days, and how Sweety thoughts Simon Rex was in this movie but it's actually Harry Connick Jr. Welcome to Earth!

 

Jun 25, 2018

SWEETIE'S BACK FROM VACATION!! And we're kicking off the true start of summer with the best animal movie there is---Homeward Bound! Released in 1993, Homeward Bound tells the story of Shadow, Chance and Sassy and let's face it, massive family miscommunication! Their family moves to San Francisco temporarily and they get left on a farm, yet mistake it for abandonment. But they say fuck it, you ain't getting rid of us and decide to make an arduous journey across Northern California to find their way home. Even though this movie gets sad AF, we watched it all the time and now that we're cat ladies--- the movie is double sad AF and also traumatic (see cat in white water river scene!) no matter what age you are! The animals face all kinds of obstacles in the wild, but they persevere because of their amazing friendship and fidelity to each other! We'll talk about how amazing all the animals stunts are in this film, some horrible pet sitting/missing pet situations of our own, and induct the sweet birder man who rescues Sassy from the river into the Sweetie Club.  You earned it you sweet cat samaritan! 

 

 

Jun 18, 2018

In honor of Sweetie's real life European vacation, we watched National Lampoon's European Vacation, which is actually our first Chevy Chase film of the bunch! From 1985 and directed by one of our favs Amy Heckerling, European Vacation takes the notorious Griswold's on a Euro adventure after they accidentally win the grand prize on The Pig and the Poke game show! That grand prize turns out to be an all expenses paid trip to London, Paris, Germany and Rome! This movie is whacky with a capital W and a fantastic screwball comedy with some hilarious only in the 80s moments.  We'll talk about our first memory of the film (boobs, boobs, and more boobs), how much Rusty and Audrey creep us out, how this film is just really a bunch of stereotypes strung together into one hot but hilarious mess, and talk about some of our favorite family vacations in the good ole Dumas minivan.  

Jun 11, 2018

Welp Sweetie is officially on vacation but we're still bringing you alllll the hits including 1994's bomb on the bus masterpiece, Speed! Starring a hotter than average Keanu Reeves and the always spit fire Sandra Bullock, Speed scared the bleep out of us as little kids and made us terrified of elevators for the rest of our lives! Now that we're adults and slaves to the public transportation of Boston, we relate even more to this movie! I mean if I have to go on one more MBTA bus that has a bomb on it, I'll just die! But seriously folks, this movie is such a good time and we had A LOT to talk about including our love for Sandy Bullock, why Jack is such a heartthrob, who was the MVP on the bus, and of course some wild public transit stories of our own! 

Jun 4, 2018

Time for another Jim Carrey masterpiece! The Mask, from 1994, was one of Sweety's favorite movie as a wee lass! After Jim Carrey's successful turn in Ace Ventura, they guy was in demand, and let's be real, The Mask is a movie that was written basically for him with a plot that can basically be summed up as nice guy loser turns into cartoon faced zany man! The Mask was a great movie to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon and honestly was a lot more funnier than both of us remembered! Sure, there are the cheesy tag lines, but there's also an adorable dog sidekick and Cameron Diaz as a sultry lounge singer. How can you not love? We'll chat about how much we love Jimmy Carrey and how much we miss him (Where'd ya go, Jimmy Carrey-o), how Sweetie might need to revise her list of dogs she most wants once her cat eats it, anddddd we'll chat about how annoying it is when someone starts a conga line but no one knows when the madness will stop!! 

May 29, 2018

With Memorial Day Weekend now behind us, it's the unofficial start of summer and what better way to cap it off than with a watch of Now and Then! It took us forever to get to this one, because it's not streaming or available to rent anywhere! What gives? Sweety very sweetly bought a DVD copy so we can finally bring this favorite to you all, and it did not disappoint! For the "then", it's 1970 and four close friends have a magical summer riding bikes, drinking Black Cows, and conducting seances in a spooky cemetery! During a seance, they think they've released the spirit of a dead boy and they spend the summer learning about his mysterious death but also a lot about themselves and their friendships. And the we have the "now", which involves getting the girls all back together in their small Indiana town when one of them is about to pop out a baby! We watched this movie at many sleepovers over the years and consider it pretty much timeless. We'll talk about everyone's favorite scene where you may or may not see Devon Sawa's peen, if the older/younger actress pairing really works out, how fun it was to ride our bicycles all day every day in the summer, and how we've really underestimated Brendan Frasier's acting chops and looks all these years.  

 

 

May 24, 2018

Sweetie's second pick for her birthday week is Rookie of the Year, her favorite baseball movie from the 90s with her number one crush in it .... that guy who she doesn't know his name. But man is he cute! Released in 1993, Rookie of the Year follows a year in the life of Henry Rowengartner, a 12 year old who is pretty horrible at baseball, despite giving it all he's got. He has a horrible fall one day, breaks his arm, and when it heals back up a couple weeks later, the ligaments have melded to the bone giving him a literal rocket arm, which he finds out he has when he attends a Cub game and throws a home run ball back to home plate all the way from the bleachers! Despite being 12, Henry gets recruited to play for the Cubs and becomes an all star pitcher - taking them all the way to the Division playoffs! This movie is super cute and despite some real cheesy comedy, Sweetie still cried buckets at the end, so guess that means it's an A plus movie after all. We'll talk about our love/hate relationship with baseball, Norfin trolls, our feelings about Daniel Stern, and how impressed we were with Gary Bussey's turn in this movie as the washed up star pitcher, Chet "Rocket" Stedman. BONUS Sweetie tells a fun anecdote about a limo ride from hell up to a Red Sox game back in 2001.  

May 21, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!! 

Lil Ole Sweetie turned the big 3-5 this weekend, and while she celebrated all week the piece de resistance is definitely getting to watch her favorite court room comedy of all time, My Cousin Vinny! Holy hella this movie is funny and perhaps is most known for Marisa Tomei's star turn and OSCAR win for playing Miss Mona Lisa Vito, a wearer of tight dresses but also a whiz at car mechanics! We love her and this movie about two recent NYU grads (one is Ralph Maccio aka Danielson) who find themselves taking a road trip in Alabama only to be in the wrong place, wrong time when a store clerk at the Sac of Suds get murdered and they were the last ones seen entering the store. Cue Joe Pesci as one of the kids cousins who just passed the NY State Bar Exam, who comes to the rescue as their lawyer, despite not really knowing what the hell he is doing. This is Joe Pesci at his finest and we loved slapping on our best Brooklyn accents and discussing Ralph Macchio's unfortunate dirt lip, details on the North and South divide, our love for grits and when people under estimate slutty dressing women AND Sweety makes a confession that will leave you speechless. 

 

 

 

 

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

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May 10, 2018

Dance Movie! Dance Movie! We did a dance movie! Center Stage, from the year 2000, was all about the world of ballet and how with perseverance, hard work and conveniently sleeping with the choreographer of a piece you want to be in, can really get you far! Join Jodie, Charlie, Eva, Maureen, Sergei, and Eric as they do their senior year at The American Ballet Academy in hopes of getting one of six slots that will guarantee them a spot in the world renowned ballet company.  But there's some set backs - your typical dancer set backs of injury, evil teachers, scary stage moms and of course BULIMIA. We'll chat about Sweetie's early life as a amateur ballet dancer, the amazing soundtrack that includes the life of Jamiroquai and Mandy Moore, how most of the dancers slash actors suck at acting, and if it was realistic that in one quick change they would have been able to cornrow the heads of 15 girls! BONUS we chat with a real life ballerina, Sweetie's bff Robin Bangert, a professional dancer for The Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth, Texas.  Jodie Sawyer .... slow clap. 

May 3, 2018

Who's ready for the darkest cartoon of all time? From 1987, The Brave Little Toaster is considered by some to be Disney's first attempt at the child/adult hybrid cartoon ala Pixar, but despite a happy ending for all the appliances, it's kind of the saddest movie in the world. But we all remember the story right? A slew of antique appliances get left in a summer house and are determined not be left to the dustbin - so go in search of their master in the Big City.  You have Toaster, Blanket, Lamp, Radio, and good ole Kirby the vacuum. So many obstacles get thrown in their way - but they persevere because of teamwork and batteries.   We'll chat about the very scary parts of this film, argue endlessly about whether the Toaster is a girl or a boy (or does it really matter?), try to remember our family toaster (was it four slots or six?!), and Sweetie determines Blanket to be the saddest character in the history of cinema. Period.  

 

 

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.

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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!

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

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Mar 28, 2018

Continuing our bonus episode tradition of covering awesome 90s gameshows, today we bring you Global Guts! So like everyone remembers the original Guts right? 3 US kids battled it out in these wacky events, culminating in an epic showdown on the nefarious Agrocrag??! But THEN they got the bright idea to take this shit international, and kids from all over the world came to compete for a piece of the 'Crag.  So basically, like Kids Olympics! Hosted by Mike O'Malley (coincidentally also the name of one of our Dad's friends growing up!) and with overly polished ref Mo, Global Guts taught us that cargo nets, bungees, and lots of dry ice will take you far in life, but the only way to master the 'Crag is if you don't forget to push all the light sensors! We'll chat about what our cool nickname would be on the show, do some Mo impressions, and how cool it must have to get a piece of the 'Crag! Do do do do do you have it? GUTS!

 

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

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