What a Creep: Steven Seagal (Season 3, Episode 7)

What a Creep

Season 3, Episode 7

Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal is creepy on so many levels that we had to weed some things out due to time constraints. Here we give you the 411 on why the first non-Asian person to own a dojo in Japan (sure, Jan), actor, musician, and the supposedly certified peace officer is not only an embellisher of his accomplishments but also a total letch to women. (And man is he sense of humor-deprived!)

Really, he is super gross. Plus, Margo shares her own Seagal story! 

Then we get rid of the ickiness of Seagal and talk about an actor and philanthropist who was not a creep and we should all emulate!

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A Cavalcade of Bad Decisions – Episode #160

Happy Post-Thanksgiving, Neighbors! Hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Did you watch The Irishman on Netflix? We did & we discuss at length, along with other Netflix-y things Margo attempted. We have a little Real Housewives chat as well, altho honestly, we can’t really remember what happened on which shows we watched (we blame trypyophan!) We also talk more Mandalorian, 90 Day Fiance, & America’s Got Racism. Get some leftovers & belly up to the table! 

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Book Vs Movie: “Die Hard” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

Die Hard”

Yes, it was a novel based on the sequel to a 1968 Frank Sinatra movie first

But, is it a Christmas movie?

 

It’s hard to believe but the classic action film Die Hard was released 30 years ago and the Margos wrapping firehoses around our waists and jumping for joy.  

In case this is big news for you, yes–Die Hard the 1988 movie is actually based on a book published in 1979 called Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorpe. That novel (which is a pretty nifty thriller by the way) was a sequel to his 1968 book adapted into a film–The Detective which stars none other than Frank Sinatra. In it, Frank plays a hard-boiled detective named Joseph Leland who is middle-aged, world-weary and getting tired of the politics of being a cop in the late 60s New York City.

Nothing Lasts Forever sees Leland as retired, older, and visiting Los Angeles to celebrate the Christmas holiday season with his daughter Stephanie who works for the Klaxon Oil Corporation. Stephanie (who is a mother of two and in the middle of a divorce) is involved with a sleazy boss, using cocaine and her building is being taken over by German terrorists during their office Christmas party. Can our hero save the day?

So how does Die Hard the movie compare with the book it based on and is it true that the offer for the lead (now named John McClane) was first offered to Sinatra? Did Hollywood seriously freak out over Bruce Willis’ $5 million payday for the role? And finally, is this a Christmas movie or not?

In this show, we discuss the differences between book and movie, and there are several to dive into here. Which version did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The story behind the 1968 movie The Detective and how the lead character is portrayed in the book that is filled with 70s cynicism and a frankly depressing ending (spoiler)
  • How Die Hard came to be and the impact it made on how movies are marketed
  • The brilliant supporting characters (with beefed-up roles due to Willis’ filming of TV’s Moonlighting at the same time)
  • The sheer awesomeness that is Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber) in his American film debut
  • The casting of the movie including Bonnie Bedelia (Holly Gennaro McClane,) Reginald VelJohnson (Sgt. Al Powell, ) Paul Gleason (Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson,) William Atherton (Richard Thornburg,) Hart Bochner (Harry Ellis,) and Alexander Godunov (Karl)

Clips used:

  • Die Hard trailer
  • Hans “meets” John for the first time aka the “Yippie Kie-Yay!” scene
  • Hans gets Karl’s brother’s body delivered
  • John is fooled by Hans’ fake American accent
  • John meets Al (finally) and Al shoots Karl
  • Outro Music: Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC

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Am I the A**hole? Episode # 159

Hey Neighbors! As we gather together this week to give thanks with our families & friends, let us not forget these garbage-fires courtesy of the geniuses at Bravo! Again, we have a quadruple cornicopia (all thanksgivingy vibes!) of Real Housewives this week, with RHOA; RHOC; RHONJ & RHOD, all gracing us with the presences. We also talk season 3 of Netflix’s The Crown (genius!); we offer up ‘Prayers for Nick’, and our ‘Toldja!’ to Prince Andrew. A bountiful harvest indeed–let’s give thanks!

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Book Vs Movie “The Help”

Book Vs Movie 

The Help

The 2009 novel by Kathryn Stockett vs the

Tate Taylor 2011 film

The Margos remake one of the first shows they recorded together as a duo–The Help. The 2009 novel was a surprise hit for first-time author Kathryn Stockett who draws inspiration from her life growing up Jackson, Mississippi. Stockett went to the University of Alabama and graduated with a degree in English and Creative Writing. After living in New York City for several years working on magazine marketing, she decided to write her book after the September 11th attacks

Five years (and dozens of rejections later) her book was eventually published and would go on to sell over ten million copies and been translated into 42 languages. In 2010 her childhood friend Tate Taylor directed the movie which went on to be a huge hit at the box office as well. 

The story centers on several African American maids in the early 1960s who worked for white wealthy families. Our protagonist is Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a 23-year-old who dreams of being an important writer and living in NYC. Her big idea is to record the true stories of maid life in Mississippi during the height of Jim Crow South. She eventually (with the help of most of the domestic workers in town who are scared to expose themselves to abuse for snitching on their terrible, racist bosses) writes a book that exposes the bigotry of the south. 

The movie has an incredible cast including Emma Stone as “Skeeter,” Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark, and Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson. Spencer, a friend of the author, would eventually win an Academy Award for her performance. 

So between book & movie–which did we like better? Have a listen to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The backstory of Kathyrn Stockett and Tate Taylor
    • The popularity of the book and why we think we each missed it the first time around
    • Our favorite scenes from the movie

Clips Featured:

    • The Help trailer
    • Hilly & Skeeter talk about the bathroom laws
    • Celia & Minny bond over oppression & violence 
    • Hilly eats a sh*t pie 
    • Outro music Mary J Blige The Living Proof 

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What a Creep: Bill Clinton (Season 3, Episode 6)

What a Creep

Season 3, Episode 6

Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas (1977–1979), governor of Arkansas (from 1979–1981 and 1983–1992), and president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. And, over the past few decades, a number of women have publicly accused him of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape. 

It’s time to admit that we didn’t do right by these women that came forward in the ’90s. In a Vox article by Matthew Yglesias he wrote, “We can’t change the past, but we should be clear about it.”

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The Dumbest Smart Person We Know – Episode #158

Are you at Bravocon this weekend? Neither are we! But no mind, we’re still gonna talk trash about Housewives & we don’t need to pay a grand for that!  We hit all cities this week–RHOA, RHOC, RHONJ & RHOD –geesh! Andy C., pls consider a break between cities! We discuss the big announcement for a new Real Housewives franchise; Margo waxes poetic about Mandolorian (& is she likes it, it HAS to be good–she’s like Mikey that way). Erin watched AMC’s doc on the Preppy Murderer; Margo breaks down the Prince Andrew interview & she’s not buying it. All this and much more! 

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What a Creep: Patreon Bonus Ep 2 (Patreon Freebie!) & Fave “Creepy” Songs

What A Creep

Bonus Ep (Patreon Freebie!)

#2

Margo & Sonia give updates on a few of the Creeps covered in season in the past plus a new Creep–Harry Knowles of “Ain’t It Cool News” who gave a very classy review of the show “Heroes” in 2006 (meaning he was a Creepy douche about Hayden Panettiere and the character she played when she was 17.)

Creepy updates mentioned here:

    • Rosanne Barr
    • Louis CK
    • Yuk Yuks in Toronto owner Mark Breslin
    • Prince Andrew
    • Alan Dershowitz
    • Harry Knowles review of Heroes
    • CBS “Survivor” controversy
    • Joao on “Below Deck”
    • Favorite Creepy songs

Have a listen!

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Book Vs Movie “In Cold Blood” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

In Cold Blood”

Truman Capote’s “Non-Fiction Novel” Vs The Richard Brooks Movie

The Margos tackle true crime in this episode that features Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood which was a sensation when it was first published in 1966 and started a new genre called the “non-fiction novel.” Capote first read about the Clutter family murders in early December 1959 in a small section of the New York Times. Based on that one clip, he decided to go to Holcomb, Kansas (along with lifelong friend Harper “Nell” Lee as his assistant) on behalf of The New Yorker to get the story about how a small town handles a horrific crime.

It never occurred to Capote that though he himself comes from a small town (Monroeville, AL) his years of celebrity as a New York City writer and novelist would enchant even the most grounded folks in Holcomb. With Lee’s help, Truman spent years getting to know the residents of Holcomb along with dozens of members of the police and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to get close to the killers Perry Edward Smith and Richard Eugene “Dick” Hickock.

Capote became a millionaire after its publication but his friendship with Lee faltered and he was said to be haunted by the executions of Smith and Hickock for the rest of his life. In Cold Blood is now the second best-selling true crime book of all time behind Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi.

The story of the creation of the book was the premise of two movies in 2005–Capote starring Philip Seymour Hoffman (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor) and Infamous with Toby Jones.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

    • The incredible life and sad decline of Truman Capote
    • The true story of the Clutters and how disappointed their friends and family were by Truman’s limited view of them
    • How Truman Capote created a sexier image of Smith and Hickock by using photos from celebrated photographer Richard Avedon
    • The way In Cold Blood introduced true crime to the masses
    • Movie trivia and the incredible use of “real” people and locations to give it a “cinema verite” look and feel
    • The casting of Robert Blake (Perry Smith,) Scott Wilson (Dick Hickock,) John Forsythe (Al Dewey) and Brenda Currin (Nancy Clutter.)
    • The truly awful remake from 1996 starring Anthony Edwards (Dick Hickock) and Eric Roberts (Perry Smith.)
    • The excellent mini-series that features interviews.] with the descendants of Herb & Bonnie Clutter–Cold Blooded.
    • The episode about the murders from the ID TV A Crime to Remember

Clips Featured:

    • In Cold Blood  trailer
    • Truman Capote describing why he took on the Clutter murder as his first non-fiction novel (From the mini-series Cold Blooded)
    • Dick Hickcock talks his way into writing a bad check
    • Perry Smith talks about his abusive childhood
    • Truman Capote talks about how to write about difficult topics (from the 1966 Maysles Brothers documentary “A Visit with Truman Capote

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Whole Lotta Housewives Goin’ On – Episode #157

Welcome, All, to this week’s cavalcade of pop culture. This week we have 4 cities of Housewives to contend with–FOUR! RHOC, RHOD, and the premieres of RHOA & RHONJ. Let the malapropisms begin! In OC, everyone tries to pile on poor Kelly–let our Queen be!; in Atlanta, Porsha & Kenya have newborn babes, & there’s not a sign of Lenethia Leakes! In RHOD, Leanne expects guests to contend w/ a 5 hour gap & no food; and in RHONJ, Teresa is as mean as ever.  We also have Netflix/Amazon/TLC recs; & we also chime in on Keanu Reeves’ GF. 

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