114: “I Wish I Were Big” – Big
Happy Hanksgiving, everyone! In our first of two episodes sharing our gratitude for one of Hollywood’s most endearing, reliable stars – that would be none other than TOM HANKS, of course – we take a look back at the actor’s breakthrough performance in the hit 1988 comedy BIG.
Is a romance between an adult woman and a 12-year-old boy in a 30-year-old man’s body problematic? Kind of!
We also discuss some other less-than-memorable body-switching flicks and what we would have wished for if we encountered a Zoltar machine at age 12. Let’s see if BIG still captures our heart and soul (as played on a comically oversized piano).
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29: “We Gladly Feast On Those Who Would Subdue Us” – The Addams Family
THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) & ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (1993)
To mirth! To merriment! To manslaughter! Thanksgiving isn’t known for inspiring many movies, but the mysterious and spooky Addams clan should make you feel better about your own family’s freakishness this holiday season. In this episode we spend some quality time with Morticia, Fester, Wednesday, Thing, Cousin Itt and the rest of the gang in their big screen debut, THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) and its sharper sequel ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (1993), which features a fiery ode to the first Thanksgiving feast.
First, we delve into the characters’ origins in a macabre New Yorker comic, then debate whether it was The Addams Family or The Munsters we watched on Nick At Nite growing up. Then we dive into the creepy plot twists, kooky soundtracks (Tag Team and MC Hammer?), and the altogether ooky performances of Anjelica Huston, Christina Ricci, podcast MVP Joan Cusack, and more. So serve yourself a heaping helping of When We Were Young! (Yes, this podcast IS made from real Girl Scouts.)
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