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Episode 68 - Big

Episode 68 - Big

November 23, 2021

On this week’s listener request episode, we’re celebrating Hanksgiving with the charming comedy Big! Which Oscar-nominee wanted to star but was considered “box-office poison” at the time? Who was originally cast as Susan but had to drop out due to her pregnancy? And is this a horror film for Mercedes Ruhl’s character or what? Also – Amy Jo uncovers the shocking past of that seemingly innocuous hotel clerk!

 

Big stars Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard, Mercedes Ruhl, Jared Rushton, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz, and Robert Loggia, directed by Penny Marshall

 

 

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Episode 67 - Ghostbusters

Episode 67 - Ghostbusters

November 9, 2021

In honor of Ghostbusters: Afterlife coming out this week, we’re looking back at everyone who almost starred in the original 1984 Ghostbusters! Which SNL alum was the role of Venkman written for originally? Which Oscar-winning rom-com star auditioned for Dana? And what would that original version of Gozer have looked like? Also – we pitch the Ghostbusters burlesque routine you never knew you wanted but can’t possibly live without!

 

Ghostbusters stars Billy Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, David Margulies, Slavitza Jovan, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man as himself; directed by Ivan Reitman

 

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Episode 66 - Carrie

Episode 66 - Carrie

October 26, 2021

For our second horror film of October, we’re going back to the very first Stephen King adaptation to break down the casting of Carrie! Which role did Sissy Spacek almost play before nailing her audition for Carrie White? Which sitcom star was almost cast as Tommy Ross? And whose school library has so many books on telekinesis? Also – we get obsessed tracking Hat Girl and pitch Richard Linklater’s secret Carrie film: Girlhood!

 

Carrie stars Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, William Katt, P.J. Soles, and Betty Buckley; directed by Brian De Palma

 

 

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Episode 65 - Scream

Episode 65 - Scream

October 12, 2021

For our first horror film of October, we’re celebrating the 25th year anniversary of Scream! Which Oscar-winner was up for Sidney? Which Clueless duo were considered for roles? And why are we calling him Ghostface when the costume clearly says Daddy Death? Also – we pitch the sure-fire hit pizza parlor horror film Slice!

 

Scream stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Henry Winkler, Liev Schreiber, and Drew Barrymore; directed by Wes Craven

 

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Episode 64 - Casino Royale

Episode 64 - Casino Royale

September 28, 2021

We’re gearing up for No Time to Die by going back to break down Craig’s first outing as James Bond in Casino Royale! Which Marvel hero turned down Bond? Which Oscar-winner was considered for Vesper? And what the heck would Tarantino’s 1960s-set Bond have looked like? Also – we try (and fail) try to make sense of a goose-napping movie starring Chevy Chase!

 

Casino Royale stars Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Caterina Murino, Jesper Christensen, and American Dreamer’s Giancarlo Giannini

 

 

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Episode 63 - Sense and Sensibility

Episode 63 - Sense and Sensibility

September 14, 2021

This week we’re breaking down the casting of the gorgeous Jane Austen adaptation Sense and Sensibility! Which real-life sisters were considered for Elinor and Marianne? Who did Emma Thompson originally want for Colonel Brandon? And who’s more famous: Jane Austen or Selena Gomez? Also – enjoy the hit new single: Stick in a Bog!

 

Sense and Sensibility stars Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Harriet Walter, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie, Greg Wise, Imogen Stubbs, Elizabeth Spriggs, and Tom Wilkinson; directed by Ang Lee

 

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Episode 62 - Super Mario Bros

Episode 62 - Super Mario Bros

August 31, 2021

On the final (listener-requested) episode of our Dog Days month, we’re breaking down the casting of the box office Bob-Omb Super Mario Bros! Which double Oscar-winner had his pick of Mario or Luigi? Which action heavyweight turned down Koopa? And what is up with that cut rap scene? Also – Dennis Hopper gets roasted by his son, and we pitch our new podcast: Hangin’ with Mr. Koopa!

 

Super Mario Bros stars Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Fiona Shaw, Samantha Mathis, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, Francesca P. Roberts, Mojo Nixon, Gianni Russo, and Lance Henriksen

 

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Episode 61 - Showgirls

Episode 61 - Showgirls

August 17, 2021

Our Dog Days month continues as we break down the casting of the disasterpiece that is Showgirls! Which 80s child star was offered Nomi? Which pop singer was considered for Cristal? And did we just strike gold coming up with 2001: A Space Goddessy? Also – hold the phone – there’s a Showgirls sequel??

 

Showgirls stars Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Gina Ravera, Lin Tucci, Alan Rachins, Greg Travis, Rena Riffel, and Glenn Plummer; directed by Paul Verhoeven

 

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Episode 60 - Demolition Man

Episode 60 - Demolition Man

August 3, 2021

On the first episode of our Dog Days month, we’re breaking down the casting of the Stallone vs Snipes sci-fi silliness that is Demolition Man! Which action stars were originally set to square off but couldn’t decide which one of them got to play the hero? Which actress was cast as Huxley but fired after two days due to ‘creative differences’? And how much would it cost to eat on a Frozen Stallone table? Also – Arnold runs for politics to spite Stallone, and we try to add “Enhance your calm” into our everyday vocab!

 

Demolition Man stars Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Benjamin Bratt, Glenn Shadix, Denis Leary, Rob Schneider, and Bob Gunton; directed by Marco Brambilla

 

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Episode 59 - Clue

Episode 59 - Clue

July 20, 2021

On this week’s listener request episode, we break down who almost starred in the 1985 comedy Clue! Who was originally cast as Miss Scarlett only to drop out four days before shooting? Which British actor passed away before he could play Wadsworth? And what’s up with that proposed fourth ending? Also – Amy Jo talks about playing Mrs. Peacock for director Jonathan Lynn for the film’s 30th anniversary!

 

Clue stars Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Lee Ving, and Colleen Camp; directed by Jonathan Lynn

 

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