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!
The year was 1987. The place - Seattle, Washington. And the hero is the world's most famous Bigfoot, Harry! Harry and The Hendersons is a gem and a half as far as 80s cinema classics go and taught us not to judge a Bigfoot by its.....big feet? Starring the always electric John Lithgow, Harry and the Hendersons stomped into our hearts and never let go. Join us as we unpack it, one smelly mythologized beast at a time!
I know YOU are but what am I? We are Large Marge Sent Us and Pee Wee's Big Adventure is one of our favorite, favorite films so much so that we named our totally awesome podcast after a pivotal character! So buckle up and get ready for a thoughtful yet somewhat silly deep dive into Tim Burton's 1985 masterpiece featuring everyone's favorite man-child, Pee Wee Herman! FYI our intro got cut off so you've been warned. Ack, technical difficulties of your amateur podcaster!
We're taking it back to 1987 this week, with The Chipmunk Adventure, everyone's favorite animated romp that involves unrealistic world travel with unsupervised chipmunk children via hot air balloons! Large Marge Sent Us dives in so get your diamond dolls and high pitched voices ready!
Released in 1984, The NeverEnding Story taught us how imagination triumphs over all, stealing books from cranky old men will get you far, and never, ever take your horse into the Swamp of Sadness. Sweetie and Sweety break it down, one luck dragon at a time.
Released in way back when 1993, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is an integral part of the Sweetie Movie Canon. We were 10 and 6 years old when our parents dragged us to this whopper of a good time movie and we proceeded to poop our pants and cry out of sheer terror. 23 years later it's one of our favorite films and the one we thought most appropriate for our inaugural episode.
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