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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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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 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 21, 2018

1991's Hook is a movie that we, while not that fond of, completely respect as a solid 90s movie! What's not to love? Spielberg directed, starring the one, the only Robin Williams, and it's a modern spin of Peter Pan, a childhood classic?! However, this movie is just a touch boring and just doesn't capture the fantasy aspect of Never Neverland for us.  We'll deep dive into basically all we know about Steven Spielberg movies and his daddy issues, play a rousing name calling game, choose our favorite Lost Boy, and go through the several rando cameos in this movie, one that will probably totally blow your mind so you should really listen to this episode slash tell all your friends, mom, and grandma to listen as well.  

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!

 

 

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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. 

 

Mar 1, 2018

 The Oscars are this Sunday and in honor of that overrated gold statuette, we're rolling out a Sweety favorite that also happened to be nominated for a billion Oscars back in 1995 .... The Shawshank Redemption! Dammit, this movie is so good it's almost painful! Originally a Stephen King novella, The Shawshank Redemption tells the story of an innocent man and the lengths he'll go to achieve freedom but ultimately it's a story about how everyone needs a BFF like Morgan Freeman because the guy is the SHIT! Join us as we chat about how maybe prison wouldn't be so bad if you got to read all the time, what prison jobs we would choose, how Sweety picked a quote from this movie for her high school year book quote and all about the wonderful world of Stephen King stories and books and if in fact movies CAN be better than the book?!!

 

 

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

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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 22, 2018

Big news guys! This week we collaborated with our pals Sean and Dan at The Writer's Bone podcast, recorded at a real podcast studio in Cambridge, MA and .... chatted happily about the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movie ever, Kindergarten Cop! Whew, this movie scared the bejesus out of us when we were kindergarteners! I mean is this a kid's movie? You be the judge! The Sweeties and the WB boys talk all about Arnie, some of our fondest memories of kindergarten, do some fabulous (or horrible) Schwarzenegger impressions and continue our discussion of why men with greasy, long hair are the ultimate villain. It's not a toooooomah!

 

 

 

Feb 15, 2018

Another year, another Valentine's Day sans valentines for the Sweeties! Welp, who the F cares because we made Selena Quintanilla Perez our valentine and watched one of the greatest biopics of all time centered around bangs and a sequined bustier! YASSS, that's right.  Selena, from 1997, skyrocketed J. Lo to fame but more importantly brought Selena, the slain Tejano superstar national if not worldwide attention. We were obsessed with this movie as kids, had the soundtrack, sang along in jibberish Spanish..... and not much has changed today! We'll go over each and every song (lucky you), discuss in length Selena's outfits and fashion trends, and induct two new Sweeties into the Sweetie Club 4 Life.  BIDI BIDI BOM BOM BITCHES.

 

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Feb 5, 2018

So.....we didn't watch the Super Bowl (again!) but still ate nachos and watched a sport's adjacent film, none other than The Next Karate Kid! Starring a baby Hilary Swank and our absolute favorite Pat Morita, The Next Karate Kid is the fourth installment of the KK franchise, but this time it's with a girl! Imagine that! Julie's got a bad attitude (I mean her parents died recently and she's forced to move towns - I feel you girl) and when her grandfather's old army buddy comes to town, her grandmother decides it's a perfect time for a house swap aka time for Mr. Miyagi to guide another troubled kid back to safety by way of karate.  Julie fights against the evil Alpha Elite aka Raper Club, finds a sorta boyfriend in sweet guy Eric, and makes some fun new monk friends. Really best movie ever! We'll chat about lots of fun 90s thangs (short prom dresses, belly shirts, thick rolled ankle socks, and the Cranberries), Sweetie confesses she wishes there was more karate, and we choose our favorite monk! 

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

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Feb 2, 2018

Guys! We hit 100 episodes not too long ago and as part of our celebration we asked you to submit the top five movies that shaped YOUR childhood! Thanks for submitting these fantastic lists and for being the best fans EVER!!! Huge shoutout and thank you to Stephen Thompson from Pop Culture Happy Hour and NPR Music for submitting his own list---we are honored!!!

 

 

Feb 1, 2018

Who's ready for Sobfest 2K18? Get the tissues guys, we're watching Steel Magnolias! Steel Mag's was one of three movies that the Sweeties grew up crying all over - who can forget the sad as fuck story about sweet Shelby, a Louisiana Southern belle stricken with Type 1 diabetes but wants a baby so badly, so risks her life to have one - much to the chagrin of her very overbearing mother M'Lynn. This movie is about the friendships that keep us afloat, when life and type 1 diabetes gets us down.  With an all star cast, GIANT big puffy hairstyles, and a lot of useless men that don't really do much, we love this film and laughed and cried and cried some more.   

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 19, 2018

Continuing this new fun trend we have of watching 80s and 90s films loosely related to current Oscar frontrunners (see our episode about The Cutting Edge and I, Tonya) tonight we watched everyone's favorite fish out of water film, Splash, as we found it has a near identical plot to The Shape of Water! Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, Splash is a rom com with a fishy twist.  Mermaid saves man, then man saves mermaid, but not before she steals his heart! We drank too many margaritas so had a sugar high and giggled a lot but come along and listen to us stumble through this crazy ass plot, talk about our fondness for mermaids and mermaid lore, crack up over the plot to the TV movie sequel Splash Too, and how we were really disappointed with Tom Hank's character for 10 minutes in this movie and that was enough to ruin our lives.  

 

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

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Jan 12, 2018

YOU GUYS IT'S OUR 100th EPISODE!!!! We're celebrating by watching The Return of the Jedi and basking in the cuteness of Ewoks. We don't care if you hate them, we just want to know where we can get one. Join us as we talk about why this was our favorite Star Wars movie as kids, why Obi "Don't Call me Ben" Kenobi is a shifty liar, and review the abomination that is Hayden Christensen and why he wasn't content with just ruining 3 Star Wars movies. Fun fact: Apparently when you turn into a weird egg-head Evil Sith lord, you can decide if you want to look like your young boyish self or an old person. Who knew!? 

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

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Jan 8, 2018

Toe pick! We love figure skating more than just about everything else in the world, so it was clear to us that in order to celebrate the release of I, Tonya---we had to watch the Cutting Edge! Warning: This podcast contains a lot of chatter, tears, and good memories as we dive into the golden age of figure skating...so make sure your laces are tight. 

 

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

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Jan 2, 2018

In 1995, a little movie came out that was a cautionary tale about the dangers of the internet, identity theft, and why you should never ever drink a Gibson martini with a handsome British man in Cancun who claims his favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany's. The Net, despite its horrible title (yo, no one calls it the "net" anymore, if we ever did) is a GREAT film.  We used to watch this on good old HBO and instantly wanted to be coders and couldn't wait for the days when we could order our pizza online!  Join us as we discuss how much we miss floppy disks, how Sandra Bullock's Angela Bennett is one bad ass bitch slash smart cookie, and how Dennis Miller was a rando choice for a self centered ex boyfriend character with an unfortunate penicillin allergy.  Happy New Year!

 

 

Theme song performed by Deidre Cullen. Logo designed by Frankie Donlon. Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentus

Dec 20, 2017

Happy Christmas from the Sweeties! We're off to Ireland, but we'll leave you with an episode dedicated to one of our favorite family Christmas movies---Scrooged! Released in 1988, Scrooged retells A Christmas Carol with a heavy amount of Bill Murray. We loved this as kids even though it kind of scared the crap out of us. Join us for a rousing discussion about: why Carol Kane's slap happy attitude made Sweetie upset, how we might be rethinking that whole cremation thing and why "Lumpy" is not our favorite term of endearment.

 

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

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Dec 15, 2017

Don't lie to us. We know The Exorcist is your favorite closet Xmas movie and that's why we thought it would be the perfect break in a slew of holiday themed films this month. Anti Christ for Christmas? What what. The Sweeties got into this movie because Sweetie watched it for her birthday sleepover from the ages of 12 to 18, while lil Sweety hid behind the couch. Known as one of the scariest movies on the planet, The Exorcist is all about demonic possession, pea soup vomit, really unfortunate uses of the c-word andddddd some pretty great 70s outfits.  We get real deep with this one so hold onto your crucifixes and holy water and let the power of Christ compel you!!

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

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Dec 11, 2017

Since we're not the biggest Christmas lovers, we decided to let the fans decide which Christmas movie we should cover. We listened to your recommendations, put them all in a cute stocking and picked one out to watch. The winner was....Santa Claus the Movie! Released in 1985 and starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow, Santa Claus the movie is part Santa origin story part Christmas epic saga, and believe it or not we had never seen it (or remembered it). Join us as we experience a full dose of Christmas, and hear what troubles us the most about this flick (hint it rhymes with Lon Mithgow's beef). Thanks to @Megs_C  @mitzy247 and @CAlice13 for the recommendation!

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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Dec 6, 2017

Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack! Guys, we watched The Mighty Ducks and we're here to say, it holds up! From 1992, who can forget when Gordon Bombay got a pesky DUI and as punishment was forced to coach a pee-wee hockey team and look deep inside himself on why he was a miserable bastard.  This movie falls into the genre of a rag-tag under team beating all odds to win it all! Tune in as we discuss the lackluster acting skills of Emilio Estevez, why we're still in love with Joshua Jackson after all these years, and why did people wear all sort of inappropriate hats in the 1990s.  Bonus Sweetie knocks down the mic. Twice.

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

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Dec 1, 2017

We're capping off our month of random selections with 1992's The Bodyguard! A movie where the soundtrack might just be better than the film (sorry) but we love it anyways I guess. Starring Whitney Houston in her very first movie role as Rachel Marron (worst pop star name I ever heard) and hot in the 90s, Kevin Costner. Join us as we talk about hard hitting topics like: Lollipops---not professional. Orange Juice---a terrible beverage and most importantly how badly can we  butcher a Whitney Houston song? Listen to find out! 

**Warning turn down your volume early on when Sweetie goes to town in the Sweetie Synopsis intro**

 

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

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Nov 28, 2017

 The house is going to be great! Famous last words in this hilarious comedy from 1986, which was a very good year indeed because our sweet Sweety was born! We loved this film as kids, and heck we don't even know why because what did we know about home repair? But now that we're seasoned HGTV watchers, we totally get the plight of Walter and Ana, as they deal with the never ending nightmare of a reno project but also how this tests their fragile relationship that was unknowingly filled with massive trust issues! Wow, this is heavy.  Listen in as we chat about all the secondary characters we loved, sing multiple rounds of the "The Name Game" Song (Anna Banna Bobanna etc), and wax on endlessly about the comedic brilliance of the one, the only Tom Hanks! 

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.

Follow us on Twitter @TheSweetieClub and on Instagram @LargeMargeSentUs

Nov 16, 2017

As two Sweeties who were in the prime of the Boy Band resurgence in the 90s, we fully support and LOVE That Thing You Do! with every fiber of our being. Written and directed by Tom Hanks (Sweetie Club member and alumni), That Thing You Do! tells the tale of The Wonders' quick rise to fame in 1964. Join us as we discuss why Jimmy is probably most definitely a serial killer, our own experiences with boy band mania, and hear Sweety sing all the songs from the soundtrack. 

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

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Nov 13, 2017

Straight talk you guys. If you don't find Babe to be the cutest movie that ever existed....you might be a terrorist. Just sayin. Join us as we relive this cute AF movie and talk all about how it warmed our hearts and souls. We'll get angered by its Oscar snub, reenact our favorite Gay Cow moments, and wonder if Babe 2 Pig in the City is worth watching. We'll also continue to be confused at why we thought this movie was supposed to take place in the UK and pour one out for Christine Cavanaugh who sadly passed away in 2014. That'll do pig. That'll do.

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

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