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Watched it like the Zapruder Film! Episode #352

Best Neighbors Ep 352

“Watched it like the Zapruder film!”

 

Buckle up, Neighbors, ‘cos we’ve got a LOT to discuss. We have our usual bevy of housewives, with RHOP, explosive RHOBH, & a meh RHONY, but thankfully, we were gifted w/ the 2 min RHOSLC trailer–praise be!! We’re also loving Hulu’s Only Murders in the Bldg. Margo watched the LulaRich doc on Amazon & Erin watched American Crime Story: Impeachment. Plus What We Do in the Shadows is back & we have a bunch of great podcast recs. Enjoy the bounty!!

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Book Vs Movie “Harper Valley PTA” (1978) Jeannie C. Riley & Barbara Eden

Book Vs Movie: “Harper Valley PTA”

The 1968 Song Vs the 1978 Movie (really!)

Ever since the pandemic began, we decided to create a new show each week (rather than biweekly which has been our habit for over six years now) the sources of adaptations have expanded to magazines, novellas, and songs. You would assume a shorter source would make for shorter episodes but, they can bring on just as much of a discussion as a novel. 

This brings us to today’s subject of our podcast–Harper Valley PTA. The song was written by Tom. T. Hall and performed by country singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1968. The story about a “widowed bride” who is slut-shamed by her daughter’s junior high school PTA (Parents Teachers Advisory) and gives a takedown at a meeting that is spectacular in its shade and incisiveness was one of the first feminist anthems and managed to become a number one hit in the U.S. on both the pop and country charts. (Past episode Dolly Parton did the same in 1980 for 9 to 5!)

The 1978 movie is an R-rated cuckoo bananas production starring Barbara Eden (a stone-cold fox!) as Stella Johnson who exacts a Porky’s style revenge on the local yokels who dare to take her on. She also is wooed by an equally sexy Ronny Cox and is teamed up with Nanette Fabray in this film that played in drive-in theaters in 1978 and made millions. 

It features nudity, wrap dresses, elephants, revenge porn, makeovers, and a helicopter proposal. 

So between the song and the movie–which did we prefer? Have a listen and find out! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • The origin of the song and famous recordings
  • The unusual release of the movie 
  • 1970s feminism  
  • The cast: Barbara Eden (Stella Johnson, ) Ronny Cox (Willis Newton,) Nanette Fabray (Alice Finley,) Louis Nye (Kirby Baker,) Audrey Christie (Flora Simpson Reilly,) John Fielder (Bobby Taylor,) and Susan Swift (Dee Johnson.) 

Clips used:

  • Harper Valley PTA (Jeannie C. Riley)
  • Harper Valley PTA (Stella approaches the PTA meeting)
  • Ode to Billy Joe by Bobbie Gentry
  • Return to Harper Valley by Jeannie C. Riley 
  • Stella and Alice sing together
  • The Sex Ed teacher gets her comeuppance 

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What a Creep: Larry Nassar (USA Gymnastics Creep)

What a Creep: Larry Nassar (USA Gymnastics)

Larry Nassar, John Geddert, and Steve Penny (Gymnastics Creeps)

Season 10, Episode 5

Larry Nassar is one of the biggest creeps we have ever covered—which is really saying something. There have been a few times in the last 20 years where the media has talked about sexual abuse against young athletes—specifically in gymnastics which has competitors who begin the sport in their elementary school years.

Most people first learned of Dr. Larry Nassar in 2016 when he was publicly charged for possessing child pornography & tampering with evidence.  (Those are the formal charges.)

But the sport has several times in the past several decades was made aware of the problem of trainers, advisors, and doctors sexually assaulting participants as young as 6 years old. To say nothing was done would be an understatement.

Why did Larry Nassar finally come to justice? And who else was punished because of cruelty, abuse, and/or just turning a blind eye? That is our story today.

Our sources for this episode:

NBC News

John Geddert Wikipedia

Netflix Athlete A

HBO: At the Heart of Gold

Larry Nassar Wikipedia

Time magazine

Indianapolis Star

Esquire

Sports Illustrated (SI.com)

CNN: Letter from Larry Nassar to Judge Aquilina

Bustle

ESPN

“The Girls” by Abigail Pesta

“The Crimes of Lawrence Nassar, John Geddert” by Amber Drew

Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Grooming by Predators, Gaslighting, Eating Disorders, suicide and physical assault.

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Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 225

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 225

“Gettin’ Ready at the Gun Range”

Hi, there neighbors! (In case you missed this ep from iTunes!)

We are now in March, which means it’s almost Spring. Until then, we have these garbage fires to discuss #RHOSLC reunion (where Mary barely holds it together,) #RHONJ trip to Lake George sans Jackie, and #HuluTV “The U.S. Vs Billie Holiday.” Plus, Disney+ and “The Muppet Show.” 

It’s time to play the music and light the lights!

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Shiplap & Barn Doors Out the Yang – Episode #207

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 207

“Shiplap & Barn Doors Out the Yang”

Welcome back, Neighbors! We’ve got much to discuss this week. We have the return of Borat (Amazon Prime) and a remake of Rebecca (Netflix). We have our usual helping of RHOP with Wendy’s Sip-n-See (wear pink!) & Candiace is getting insufferable. We also have a few rando recs for you to enjoy.  Get out & vote, Neighbors! 

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Who Eats Rice Cakes Anymore? Episode #199

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 199

“Who Eats Rice Cakes Anymore?”

Hi ya, Neighbors! Thanks for dropping by. This week, we talk about what jerks Elizabeth & Andrei from 90 Day Fiance truly are; also some RHOP (more fighting); and RHOBH (Brandi’s back & this time, she has texteses!); & RHONY, in case you weren’t completely convinced what a monster Ramona is. Also, a bunch of great podcast recs & a side-note about Selling Sunset. Hope you’re all enjoying your summer & staying safe!  

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I am Singing & Reading BOTH! Episode #198

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 198

“I am singing & reading, BOTH!”

Hi ya, Neighbors! How’s everyone keeping this week? Are you as sick of Lisa Rinna’s weepy cry acting as we are? Let’s get right to it–RHOBH are still in Rome & still sticking it to Denise (much like Brandi did! SFX-Rimshot!); but the Vatican won’t have ’em. On RHOP, Gizelle’s been up to the devil’s business behind the scenes.

And our beloved booze bags on RHONY are still in Mexico, where the ladies manage to have some fun, dive in a cave, & visit a shaman, despite Dorinda succumbing to Montezuma’s revenge. We have some recs from Netflix & Hulu, as well as a cool website to check out. Enjoy & stay well!  

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Not Fade Away (Replay) Jerry Garcia: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Captain Trips’ Death

Not Fade Away (Replay)

 Jerry Garcia

1942-1995

Hey there! Hi There! Ho there!

The Not Fade Away podcast is back and have we got a hell of a subject today--Jerry Garcia.

The eternal hippie/hipster believed in seeking truth and enlightenment above all else.

When Jerry passed on August 9, 1995, just a week after his 53rd birthday, he left behind a 30+ year legacy of music, poetry, art, groovy ties, and ice cream that are still talked about to this day.

This show is very bittersweet for me as my younger brother John was a HUGE Dead Head for over 25 years and we lost him last year to a serious illness.

When I hear Jerry’s music now I have a wave of emotions come over me and I was not sure if I could dig into the life of such an interesting and complicated person. But ultimately, I wanted to give him a proper farewell that would have made my brother proud.

I just hope it makes you smile and brightens your day. In this episode, I am breaking up into two parts.

Part 1. I talk about the life and death of Jerry Garcia

Part 2. I spoke with the band’s publicist and historian Dennis McNally to talk about his years with the group and he patiently answers my plethora of questions about Jerry and band.

Clips used in this episode:

Jerry Garcia in Copenhagen (1972)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU30HpQlV94

CBS News Harry Reasoner talking about “hippies”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H26uOh1xYGI

What’s Happening (1978) The Doobie Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQbbuuWuQZ0

ABC TV “20 Years Rolling Stone Magazine Celebration” 1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzxKGS1avgA

Late Show with David Letterman 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ss-i2VgcPw

Grateful Dead at Brendan Byrne Arena June 17, 1991

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlEb2CPPs-E&t=78s

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/grateful-dead#1994-induction-acceptance-speech

Jerry Garcia died CBS News (1995)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WRo3j5XS-A

Be sure to check out Dennis McNally’s book  A Long Strange Trip: The History of the Grateful Dead and audiobook Jerry on Jerry.

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Best Neighbors Film Club-Bonus Episode! The Times Of Harvey Milk

The Best Neighbors Podcast (Bonus Ep 1)

“BNP Film Club: The Times of Harvey Milk”

Welcome to our first Film Club bonus ep, Neighbors! We talk about the seminal 1984 documentary THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK. Erin & Margo discuss Harvey & his career, and the San Francisco of the 1970s, as well as the aftermath of the deaths of George Moscone & Milk. If you’re watching for the first time or rewatching it, so much to discuss. Happy Pride, Neighbors! 

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A Reckoning for Bravo – Episode #188

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 188

“A Reckoning for Bravo”

 

Hey there, Neighbors, how’s your week been? With nicer weather here in Bklyn, our spirits are lifted a bit, but there’s still much going on in our world. But we take our comfort where we can, which is why we watch these human garbage fires like the Housewives! No Bev Hills this week (boo hiss boo) but we have RHONY. Our patience is wearing thin with Dorinda, but bye-bye Tins, we wish you well, even if these monsters don’t. We also talk about the new 30 for 30 on Bruce Lee; the latest Dirty John, and The 13th. We’re also thinking of having a film festival/club for our neighbors. Whaddaya think? 

 

 

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