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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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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 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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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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Mar 26, 2018

In 1994, The Farrelly Brothers struck comedy gold and started their trend of wacky, gross out films with Dumb and Dumber, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as bffs Harry and Lloyd who have no food, no jobs, and their pets heads are falling off.  We saw this movie in the theater as little kids, and man did we love it.  It's gross for sure - the plethora of pee, poop and fart jokes are limitless, but there's also really clever comedy here that was not lost on our young, impressionable minds.  We'll talk about our 10 or so most quotable lines, talk again about our love for Jim Carrey during his hey day of films in the mid 90s, and Sweetie dares to use the term "nuance" when describing a scene where someone drinks Turbo Lax and poops their brains out in their date's bathroom with a broken toilet.  

 

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

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Mar 15, 2018

Well it only took us 112 episodes, but we did it! We covered The Breakfast Club! Watching TBC seemed to be a right of passage as a teen - wow, look how cool I am. I am watching The Breakfast Club and I GET it! But did we? TBC is probably the most infamous high school film, following the lives of 5 high schoolers from different walks of "life" as they spend a day at Saturday detention. They come in as mostly strangers and leave as pseudo friends.  This movie is about how tough finding your place in high school is .... but really it's about bad parents and impressing people with cleavage lipstick, right? Come along as we talk about our somewhat dislike for Molly Ringwald and while enjoyable, why John Hughes movies don't totally resonate with us. We'll also confess how we never had detention but had some brief periods of rebellion in elementary school and talk about the importance of a good brown bag lunch and why our Dad made the best ones!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Sudio. Use the discount code LARGEMARGE to get 15% off your purchase of totally rad headphones! https://www.sudiosweden.com/us/earbuds

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

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Mar 8, 2018

It's Tom Cruise week in Sweetie Land, and we decided to drink a couple of cocktails AND watch the 1988 HIT (slash in the running for best worst movie ever) Cocktail! Cocktail tells the story of young, cocky Brian Flannigan, who is fresh out of the army with lots of ideas yet little real life experience.  So he moves to New York City and starts bartending, meets a toxic friend, knocks up a girl under a sex waterfall in Jamaica, and comes to the realization that life sucks but if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything! Sweety had never seen this movie before (gasp) but Sweetie thought it was cool AF when she was eight, so we had a good time making fun of its bad writing and 80s cliches.  We'll chat all about Sweetie's crush on Tom Cruise, how odd it feels to look back on the 80s yuppie culture, and Sweety tells a fun story about how she almost became a bartender but got too scared people would puke all over her. 

Interested in joining our Sweetie Bookclub? We'll be reading a book a month (or possibly whenever we feel like it) tied into some of the movies we have covered or will cover! Chat with us on Twitter or Instagram for more details!

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

 

Feb 26, 2018

Sweety starts her first day of her NEW job today(Congrats Sweety, smell ya later unemployment) and we thought it was a perfect time to cover a movie all about the trials and tribulations of the 9-5, Working Girl! Starring Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, and Harrison Ford, Working Girl is about lady empowerment but also giant hair and poor eyeshadow choices from circa 1988 Staten Island, how hot Harrison Ford was back in 1988, why you should never mix tequila shots and unknown dosages of valium, andddd why every woman needs more Joan Cusack like friends and less sneakers with pencil skirts.  BONUS we Call Carolâ„¢ and chat about her thoughts on this movie and what is what like being a working girl (not a prostitute, get your minds out of the gutter!) in the 1980s.  

 

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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.

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Jan 26, 2018

Happy Friday guys! Your 90s cult classic has arrived! Empire Records was a BIG movie for anyone who was a kid in the 1990s. Who didn't wanted to work at a cool indie record store and be friends with the likes of Gina, Lucas, Corey, AJ, Berko, Deb, Mark, Eddie, and even spastic Warren? This movie is like a hot water bottle sent straight from 1995, that makes us so nostalgic for plaid mini skirts, men with semi long hair (mobs?), condom caps, and Gameboys.  Join us as we chat about how every girl wanted to be Rene Zellweger singin' Sugar High, what boy from The Empire Records staff we would want to date today, and we make some wild predictions on what all the characters would be doing in 2018. Hot take. Mark may be dead. 

 

 

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.

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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

Aug 16, 2017

Sneakers is the most underrated movie that came out of 1992 and we'll fight anyone to the death who thinks otherwise! People, this movie is the shit and not just because it has one of the best ensemble casts ever created - Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Ackroyd, Ben Kingsley, River Phoenix, David Strathairn, James Earl Jones, NED RYERSON (Steven Tobolowsky) - but because it's about cool spying, hacking stuff, has an amazing score, and affirms the fact that you don't need sight to be a bad ass bitch. So if you haven't seen this movie yet - RENT IT - and then listen to our awesome podcast where we mostly just get boners talking about how great this movie is, why Ben Kingsley has 10 different accents, how Robert Redford is still a hottie, and why computer hacker movies are a lost art.  TOO MANY SECRETS.

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

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Jun 25, 2017

Move over Field of Dreams.....A League of Their Own is the best damn baseball movie EVER. We'll bet all of our Rockford Peach baseball cards! ALoTO, from 1992 and directed by Penny Marshall chronicles the history of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, a time from 1943 to 1954 when WOMEN played BASEBALL professionally because all of the men were at war! This movie will make you laugh, cry, hug your sister, and reminds you how awesome Tom Hanks and Gena Davis are.  We've seen this movie 1000 times with (or without sound) and love it so. Come on and listen to us do fine renditions of "We're the members of the All American League..." and "This Used to be Be My Playground", discuss if Dottie dropped the ball on purpose or just had a really bad day, which Rockford Peach we like the most, and how the big band soundtrack and women kicking baseball butt in several montages gives us the internal goosebumps just like when we saw Wonder Woman! PS We kept calling the pitcher Ellen Sue, Sue Ellen because we're both still on a high from our Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter is Dead episode.  

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

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Apr 30, 2017

The Sweeties are back from their Cali trip and ready to dive back into the hits with 1994's Ace Ventura Pet Detective! Starring Jim Carrey in his groundbreaking role as a lovable eccentric pet detective, Ace Ventura exists in the Sweetie canon of our top 10 flicks. We'll talk about our many levels of confusion involving (but not limited to) blowjobs, Einhorn's history as a missing hiker/failed football star, and, sexual intercourse and the importance of '3 times'. We'll also 'choose our own comedy' by indulging the listeners in our favorite misheard quotes AND fall down a rabbit hole of famous old lady actresses (Spoiler: they're all dead now! :(   )

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

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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.

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Apr 16, 2017

IT'S WAYNE'S WORLD! PARTY TIME! EXCELLENT! *Guitar noises* The Sweeties are back and we're bringing you one of the movies on our top 10 lists! Wayne's World, released in 1992 is the SNL skit brought to life. Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar have a cable access show in a basement in Aurora, Illinois. Someone comes along and tries to exploit it, but that's not important because this movie is all about the hilarious one liners and even though we were a mere 9 and 6 years old, this movie soon became our most quotable--- even if we didn't get 85% of the jokes! So get in your Mirth mobile and grab your Fender Stratocaster and listen along as we chat about all the lines that we use in our daily life (Car! Game on!), our favorite Cassandra outfits and favorite Crucial Taunt songs, how much we miss windbreakers/tracksuits, and how Bohemian Rhapsody and Queen are best things since sliced bread. Plus, a fan favorite segment (Call Carol) returns! Do we know how to party or what?!

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.

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

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.

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 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 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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