For Mother's Day, we have a special bonus! Megan's mother Karen stops by to talk about mothers and daughters in the movies!
We start with our snack review. Necco wafers were one of Karen's favorites... and something Megan avoided. If you like them, you can find them HERE!
After having our snack, we discuss the history of Freaky Friday, beginning with the book, which you can find HERE on Amazon!
Then, we revisit the original 1970s version starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris and talk about the gender roles and generational differences in the movie. Then, we look at the early 2000s remake starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Both versions as well as the 2018 version are on Disney Plus:
You can also watch the 1995 made-for-TV version of Freaky Friday on YouTube below!
Which did we like best? Listen to find out!
This week, we discuss all things Little House! We start with our snack review and dive into the history of maple sugar candy. Why was it popular during the Pioneer Days? When did we switch from maple sugar to white sugar? If you'd like to know more than we covered on the show, click HERE!
Then, in our "Fun Facts" section, we talk about the history of the Little House books and how these slower, gentler stories were adapted into one of the longest-running, dramatic television series of all time! If you'd like to read the series, you can find that HERE. Megan also talks about Pioneer Girl, Laura's original biography. It's been restored and annotated, and you can buy it HERE.
We watched three episodes throughout the run of Little House:
You can stream the entire series HERE on Amazon FreeVee
Below, you can watch Melissa Gilbert recall her memories of the show! The other video is a fan walking through the real Walnut Grove today! Megan talks about her visit on the podcast as well.
Did we ruin our beloved childhood memories? Or, does Laura Ingalls Wilder still resonate with us today? Listen to find out!
Muppet Babies was a classic, Saturday morning cartoon that aired from 1984 to 1991 on CBS.
In addition to revisiting this cartoon version of the Muppets, we talk all things Smarties! How did Smarties get their name? Why are they shaped like pellets? You can buy them HERE and listen to find out more about their history!
Then, we discuss the history of the Muppet Babies, beginning with a small segment in The Muppets Take Manhattan, which you can watch below.
We watched the pilot episode as well as a season 3 episode. You can find both on YouTube through the playlist below! We also discuss the 2018 reboot, which you can find HERE on Disney Plus.
While we revisit the show, we talk about some of our memories of imaginative play. One of us had a jungle gym in their living room, and one of us built pillow forts throughout the entire house! But we both loved PipeWorks, pictured on the right, as well as building bricks, which you can still buy HERE!
So, does Muppet Babies hold up? Or did we ruin our childhoods? Tune in to find out!
Everlasting Gobstoppers! This is our first fan-requested episode! Thanks to everyone for your support! Join us on Facebook to add your requests!
We talk about the inspiration for Willy Wonka and how author Roald Dahl developed this amazing character and his world! You can find the book and its sequel HERE.
In our fun-fact section, we learn more about how the movie was made, how the author felt about the movie, and why there was never a sequel.
Then, we talk about our memories of the film. Steve watched it on Easter, and Megan... made a bunch of little kids cry. Throughout our discussion, we mention comedian John Mulaney's bit on the movie, including his thoughts on "laundry soup," which you can find below. (Please note that there is some cursing in that particular clip.)
In addition to our recap and review, we try the nostalgic candy inspired by the film: Everlasting Gobstoppers, which you can buy HERE or find in your local grocery or convenience store.
Watch the original HERE and the remake HERE and enjoy the trailers below!
Does the movie hold up, or did we just ruin our childhoods? Listen to find out!
To round out April, we finish up our Easter candy stash by trying 3 different varieties of Cadbury Creme Eggs. You can find all the varieties HERE on Amazon... though it might be easier to check your local grocery store!
After discussing the history of the creme egg and enjoying our nostalgic snack, we dig into the world of the A-Team. In that discussion, we mention the Jonestown Tragedy. There is a wonderful episode on that historic incident from the podcast You're Wrong About, which you can listen to HERE. We also mention the Waco Tragedy with David Koresh. There have been many documentaries done on the subject, and one is HERE free on YouTube.
Steve recalls playing with some of the toys, including the van, which you can find HERE, and Megan shares some fun facts about the show, including the full story of how they were framed for "a crime they didn't commit" and how the finale came to be shown in the wrong order!
In terms of the episodes, we watched:
You can find the A-Team HERE on Amazon. The reboot movie is THERE as well.
If you'd like to watch the original Bells of St. Mary's starring Ingrid Bergman and Bing Crosby, you can find it HERE free on PBS.
We decided to review some Christian entertainment for our bonus Easter episode!
Superbook was a Christian television show created by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) in the early 1980s. The show ran for 2 seasons and led to the spin-off Flying House a year later.
The show was rebooted in the early 2000s, and we review those episodes as well! You can read about the man behind the series HERE and the history of the series HERE in fascinating articles from Vision Christian Radio.
You can find the original episodes below, which are provided for free on YouTube by CBN. The new series can also be found on Amazon Prime HERE.
Before we dive into Superbook, we try some chocolate bunnies! If you want a quality bunny from Russell Stover, you can find a wide variety HERE on their website!
Each week, we'll post the links to the shows and films we watched, so you can "play along at home."