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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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Sep 21, 2017

Remember The Disney Afternoon?! You'd come home from school, grab your snack and plop yourself down in front of the TV to watch the most magical few hours of Television programming that ever existed....The Disney Afternoon! In this episode, we'll cover three of our favorites: Gummi Bears, Duck Tales, and Rescue Rangers and debate about which was our fave and why. We'll sing the theme songs at the top of our lungs and go off on a weird tangent about cereal. Come on and get cozy with us!

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

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Sep 17, 2017

Next up in Sequels September is Waynes World 2 aka WW2 which as true Wayne's World's fans know, does NOT mean World War 2. Released in 1993 only a year after the previous film, WW2 picks up also a year later and finds Wayne and Garth moved out of their parents house and trying to make it in the real world as true 'adults'. Join us as we discuss a never ending list of Sweetie Confusions and discover that Sweetie is still very much confused about a few of them. We'll also look up some celebrity riders (cough cough Mariah Carey), and talk about how Aerosmith had a strange resurgence in the 90s. 

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

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Sep 15, 2017

Our next stop on the Sequels September train is the followup to the 1984 horror/comedy classic Gremlins.....that's right...Gremlins 2. Picking up again with Billy Peltzer and now fiance Kate, Gremlins 2 takes the Gremlins and places them smack dab in the middle of NYC, wreaking havoc on a suped up 90s technological superbuilding! What could go wrong? Straight talk you guys, this movie is NOT good, but we friggin loved it when we were kids. So join as we discuss: why we loved it so, what scenes scared us the most, and hear the classic tale of how Sweetie gets horribly confused and cannot tell the difference between Marathon Man, The Running Man, and Blade Runner.

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

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Sep 11, 2017

Our next Sequels September flick is the followup to Look Who's Talking....aptly titled Look Who's Talking Too and damn it we love it. How can you go wrong with babies voiced by Bruce Willis, Roseanne Barr AND Damon Wayans....HOW?!?!?! OK so it's not an Oscar contender...but Mr. Toilet man is voiced by Mel Brooks you guys. Mel Brooks! So join us as we discuss some classic Sweetie segments, talk about our favorite NYC moments, and hear us sing a lot of really great songs because wouldn't you know it...this movie has a kick ass soundtrack (again!) We're all shook up over our strange love of Look Who's Talking. Sorry not sorry! 

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

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Sep 8, 2017

It's time for SEQUELS SEPTEMBER! A whole month where we cover amazing (but probably terrible sequels)! First up is the 1990 Sequel to the 80s classic The Neverending Story. Starring a young Jonathan Brandis, The Neverending Story 2 is...........pretty awful, but for some reason we remembered it fondly. Picking up sometime in the near future, Bastian is now a really annoying, horrible kid afraid of high diving who travels back to Fantasia to save the Childlike Empress (again) from 'The Emptiness" aka "The Nothing Part 2". Join us as we discuss: Xaida's (sp?) cool fashion sense, Bastian and Atreyu's weird forced friendship and hear Sweetie recount a story about that time Sweety missed Power Rangers and cried. Good times guys. Good times.

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 31, 2017

Get your box of tissues ready, we're tackling one of the saddest movies on the planet....My Girl! Released in 1991, My Girl gives us a tour of Vada Sultenfuss's summer as an 11 year old girl coming of age in 1972. We'll talk about hard hitting subjects like: life and death, blue eye shadow (is there such a thing as too much?) (Answer: YES), why Bingo is a great game but also sometimes scary, and of course, Tubas---- The #1 instrument you probably shouldn't adopt as a recreational hobby. Bonus! Everyone's favorite segment 'Call Carol" returns! WARNING we talk about periods at the end. Also get over it though. 

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

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Aug 23, 2017

Get ready because we're bringing you THE best ever board game to movie adaptation on the planet....Battleship. Just kidding! Like we'd give two and a half shits about that trash. We're talking about Clue! The whodunit classic from 1985 that brought to life one of our favorite board games to play at boring family functions! Starring the ever amazing Tim Curry, Clue taught us that communism was only a red herring and ALSO that scarlet is actually red and not a nice teal green as Miss Scarlet's dress would have you believe. So join us for a rousing discussion on our favorite board games and hear Sweetie get in the weeds about who the cutest boy on the Dream Phone cards is.

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

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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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Aug 14, 2017

This week we decided to leave the movie watching decision up to the fans and you picked: Back to the Future Part II! Released in 1989, the 2nd installment in Marty McFly's time traveling saga, takes us to the year 2015 and delivers the kind of futuristic excitement that only a movie made in the 80s could bring. And although we never got flying cars, auto-sizing clothes, power laces, OR a real hoverboard--we still love the sheer awesomeness that is an 80s version of 2015. Join us as we talk about the movie phenomena of kids looking exactly like their parents, how we were super spooked by the chaos strewn streets of the alternate 1985, and hear us exclaim about how we're basically stuck in an alternate version of 2017 right this very moment only instead of Biff running the world, we got Drumpf. So  put your lithium setting on high, we're going....forward in time! (And then back again) (and then back again again)

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

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Aug 6, 2017

IT'S OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!! We celebrated by drinking wine through straws, buying gross as fuck hair extensions from the dollar store AND watching Mrs. Doubtfire! NOT THE WORST DAY IN THE WORLD! Probably one of Robin William's most beloved films, released in 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire taught us all about divorce and what not to do in the event you aren't awarded joint custody of your children. Join us as we talk about the hijjinks that were involved when we tried to see this film in theaters in 1993, how this film could never be made today because it's a bit transphobic, how Stewart, while aggressively hot needs to fucking cool with his triple twist dive (that may or may not be a skating term), and we'll do a much deserved ode to Robin Williams, RIP. Thank you amazing fans for bringing us to one year!  

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

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Aug 2, 2017

It's time for another musical! Join us as we re-watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks and realize that it probably should have been called 'Mary Poppins But Not As Good". Released in 1971, B-knobs and B-sticks, stars the always adorable Angela Lansbury and Mr. Banks himself David Tomlinson and combines cartoons with live action for another thrilling magical adventure. We'll talk about many fascinating things including: why jerk face Charlie is essentially one of those pricky Gallagher brothers from Oasis, which songs and scenes are our favorite, and the thrilling tale of how a Jamaican steel drum band ends up on Portobello Road.  Grab your broomstick and mangy old sick cat and come get witchy with us!

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

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Jul 29, 2017

Today we return to the magical land of Indiana Jones, as we dive into our least favorite of the Indy trilogy (no, we do not count Kingdom of the Crystal Skullz) The Temple of Doom! Released in 1984, is actually a prequel to Raiders, and although we kind of hate it, we do admit that it is ACTION PACKED. It's filled with nail biting 'how will they get out of this scenarios', elaborate set pieces, and the charming comic relief of Short Round. We'll talk about why we think it's commonly know as the least favorite of the Indy films, how Willie Scott single-handedly set the women's movement back by about 100 years, and Sweety tells a moving story about accidentally watching Lion without subtitles. So join us, and our bud Mola Ram as we venture into the Temple err....... cave-like structure thing of Doom! 

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

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Jul 26, 2017

In 1990, we were just teeny tykes. We liked our movies and our GRABOIDS. Tremors is the first horror movie to cross the Sweeties threshold, but one we've come to always enjoy both for its quality bromance between Val and Earl, the scary but not too scary sand snake things, and the cool lady scientist who wows them all! Join us as we deep dive into our thoughts on Kevin Bacon (with a special round of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon), how this movie compares to another man-eating franchise (Jaws!), how maybe there IS such a thing as too many sequels, and everyone's BURNING question (GET IT) about what is that zinc oxide stuff and why you don't rub it in like sunscreen.

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

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Jul 19, 2017

Guys, we've reached a true turning point for the Large Marge Sent Us podcast. We're covering our first sequel and we couldn't be happier about it! Released in 1989, Ghostbusters 2 proton packed itself into the Sweetie mindset quite early, and while far inferior to Ghostbusters, it still has us rolling in the aisles and loving all the cool ghosty stuff that enchanted us from the first film.  Set 5 years after the first film, we're back to NYC, where the Ghostbuster's are down on their luck in a world without a whole lotta ghosts until Vigo the Carpathian comes alive and wants to become a man baby by stealing the soul of poor Dana Barrett's baby. Join us as we talk about what makes a good sequel, how we really sort of hate Dana Barrett, why old fashioned baby carriages are nobody's friend, and if the fan theory that Oscar is the love child of Vinze Clortho and Zuul's, holds water. Plus amazing renditions of Bobby Brown's jam from the soundtrack and Jackie Wilson's iconic, "Higher and Higher"! 

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

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Jul 12, 2017

The fans have spoken (hey Markus!) and they requested we do a Mel Brooks film! Coincidentally we've been wanting to watch Spaceballs, a movie that the Sweeties saw perhaps before even the main movie that it spoofs, Stars Wars! What came first, the parody or the parodied? We have zero critiques for this movie and basically just had a blast reliving all of our favorite scenes and lines, waxing on endlessly for our love of Rick Moranis, playing another round of Bill Pullman or Bill Paxton (RIP) and gushing over the brilliance that is Mel Brooks in all his glory.  Come for the Dark Helmet impressions and leave with some great trivia tidbits about how the movie got its name (balls!) and how invested George Lucas was in the whole project.  May the Schwartz be with you!

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

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Jul 7, 2017

BEST DAY EVER WE DID ANOTHER MUSICAL! The Sweetie's love to sing and what better way to show off our less than professional singing abilities than a trip down T-bird and Pink Lady Lane by doing Grease! We loved this movie hard as little kids (wayyyy before the Grease Mega Mix came out - thank you) though realized today that we didn't totally know all of the lyrics to the songs! Whoops.  Join us as we tackle all the important topics such as: the somewhat horrible message that you need to dress like a slut for your bf to truly love you, who is our favorite T-Bird and Pink Lady, why Rizzo is so damn cool but has got some issues, all of the many Sweetie confusion about all the many sexual innuendos that flew way over our tiny heads, and why whoever decided the drivel that is the song "Sandy" needed to be added to the soundtrack should be fired. 

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

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Jul 4, 2017

Innerspace was released 30 years ago on July 1st of 1987. So to celebrate, we've joined forces with the Damage Control Podcast to bring you a rousing new episode!! Join the Sweeties as we record our first episode whilst in different locations! We'll recall how Innerspace first introduced Sweetie to the harmonious tones of Sam Cooke by getting her confused about 'the chicken slacks'. We'll stroll down memory lane and reminisce how we were scarred for life after seeing Mr. Igoe get digested, and then talk about scientific things that we have no idea about. When you're finished listening to our episode, head on over to the Damage Control Podcast and see how what those fellas think! 

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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Jun 19, 2017

If you didn't think Will Smith was the coolest thing EVER in 1997, then you can just leave right now. Men in Black represents a key point of the Will Smith action comedy oeuvre, right next to Independence Day and Wild Wild West.  We saw this movie multiple times in the movie theaters when it came out and worshipped Will Smith in all his jumpsuited glory (hey he was even Sweety's fake boyfriend for a couple years!). Bear with us as our synopsis goes off the rails a little bit, but stay for the in depth discussion of the creepiness of Vincent D'Onofrio, our forever love for Tommy Lee Jones, the MIB tag game Sweety came up with for her gym class, and Sweetie's many warblings of the Men in Black theme song.   

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

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Jun 16, 2017

Alright Silver Snakes, it's time to grab those jungle vines, swing across a big pool of dry ice induced fog, and earn the right to scamper through LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE. Airing from 1992 to 1994 on Nickelodeon, Legends of the Hidden Temple was the show for you if you could master a cargo net, had good listening comprehension skills when a giant rock sculpture told you a boring ass story about a lost Mesopotamian artifact AND if you didn't pee your pants when a temple guard jumps out of a dark corner! Join us as we discuss how drunk the host must have been to film 200 of these bad boys over 2 years, how shitty the prizes were (Hush Puppies, AGAIN!?), and how most of the boy contestants seemed jerky and probably have ghosted 25 girls on Tinder by now.  Don't forget your life pendants ....it's time to relive Legends! 

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

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Jun 14, 2017

After two botched attempts back in November, we're FINALLY re-recording our Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's episode. Rejoice!!! This flick was a family classic that we'd watch every time it came on TV and although it gave us false hopes about how our adulthood would turn out, it still made us appreciate so much. It taught us important life lessons like, how to do QED reports (make your nice friend do them!), how to send a fax (wait for that same nice friend and then copy her!) all while jamming to some amazing soundtrack work. Join us as we discuss these lessons plus other important things like Brian's 'classic wedge cap' and how delightful Katrina is at whipping up excitement in her boots. We're right on top of that Rose!

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

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Jun 10, 2017

Sexual Chocolate. SEXUAL CHOCOLATE! Tonight we watched one of Sweetie's favorite comedies---Coming to America! Starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in about 5 roles apiece. Join us as we discuss the finer points of 80s fashion (Scrunchies AKA 'Bouffies (sp?)), how awesome McDonald's used to be and hear us do our very best Randy Watson impressions. We'll also relive Sweetie's worst job of all time. Trust us, you don't want to miss that. 

 

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

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Jun 5, 2017

They're here! The Sweeties are back and watching the first scary movie that ever truly spoke to us as children. Poltergeist scarred us for life when it brought us traumatic scenes like men peeling their faces off, scary AF clown dolls coming alive to strangle us, and grotesque skeletons swimming in a muddy pool. As adults we've come to love the movie and all of its Craig T. Nelson and Jo-Beth Williams glory and we'll never forget it. So join us as we: discuss our various theories on what exactly the 'other side' looks like, share our favorite lines we like to use in everyday situations AND lament Stephen's mansplaining and poor decision making. Do NOT go into the light you guys. Unless the light is listening to this episode in which case...RUN TO THE LIGHT BABY!

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

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May 29, 2017

Disney once again thwarted our podcasting plans and wouldn't let us easily rent and stream Sleeping Beauty, so we watched Groundhog Day instead! As far plan B's go, Groundhog Day is the bees knees. Starring the beloved Bill Murray, Groundhog Day taught us many valuable lessons including but not limited to: How to easily rob an armored bank truck, Sweet Vermouth is gross, and that you should never get in the shower and then turn on the faucet. We'll discuss how the Phil Connors Suicide reel terrified us as kids, how Phil Connors is pretty much just a regular Joe in today's sarcastic and selfish world of 2016, AND we'll get into some pretty crazy conspiracy theories revolving around Ned Ryerson and whether or not he was a con man OR perhaps stuck in his own time loop! 

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

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