Sweetie is turning 36 this weekend, wohooo, so time to watch another favorite film of hers, the always wonderful, never duplicated Aladdin! From 1992, Aladdin was the 3rd Disney cartoon to come out (behind Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast) that completely captivated us as children. So much so, we still know every dang lyric to Friend Like Me and Prince Ali, 30 years later! Since Disney cartoons are on virtual lockdown, and you can't stream them anywhere, our lovely friend Jill who owns the DVD invited us over for pad thai, wine, and baby cuddles but to also watch the movie! So she's our special guest this week as we chat about why we love this movie so much (Robin Williams!), sing all the songs, and explore Aladdin's relative hotness and harem pants looks. It's a whole new world, guys!
The sequel to one of the podcast's favorite films, Big Top Pee Wee from 1988 is a real stinker! What is this movie guys?!! Suddenly Pee Wee is the owner of a farm in 1940s middle America, has a talking pig named Vance, a new girlfriend named Winnie and a degree in botany?! Well one day a storms literally blows in a circus and all hell breaks loose! Starring Paul Reubens, Kris Krisofferson, Penelope Ann Miller and ... Benicio del Toro in his first movie role as a dog, we'll talk about how we were enchanted slash terrified of this movie when we were kids, how it maybe made us hate egg salad sandwiches even though they are delicious, and Sweetie tells a story about Ron D and how he tricked her into thinking there was an actual Same Name Club out there and Kris Kristofferson was in it! Bad news guys, there isn't one! Duped!
The 90s were a boom time for Jim Carrey! I mean the guy was unstoppable! Clowning around as Ace Ventura, The Mask, and Lloyd Christmas really catapulted him to fame. So it was only natural he'd reunite with the director of Ace Ventura, Tom Shadyac, and try something a little different. With Liar, Liar - a movie about a lawyer who's son wishes that he can't tell a lie for a day - Jim started his everyday man plopped into wacky situation situation schitck, and hey it works both because of a fantastic and clever script, but also due to hilarious physical comedy that will no doubt always accompany a Jim Carrey performance! The guy was made to contort! We'll talk about all our favorite lines, whether Jerry could possibly be a serial killer, Jim Carrey's timeline of attractiveness, and whether this movie really falls into the Bad Dad movie trope or not.