Comfort And/Or Joy – Episode # 175

The Best Neighbors Podcast

Ep 175

“Comfort And/Or Joy”

Getting a little bored of social distancing? Well, we’ve got the episode for you! Welcome, Neighbors–come on in! We’ve got suggestions to beat quarantine/staying in woes. Of course, we have the usual Real Housewives recaps (RHOA & RHONJ reunion, pt. 11); we have Netflix & podcast suggestions, even deep dives to really keep you involved. Erin finally gives in to Love Is Blind; Margo has a Netflix & a podcast rec; need a soothing playlist to calm those jangled nerves? We’ve got you covered! Trying to be a balm in these troubled times…

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Book Vs Movie “The Exorcist” (RIP Max von Sydow 1929-2020)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

The Exorcist”

RIP Max von Sydow (1929-2020)


The Margos revisit the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty.  Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic.

Director William Friedkin in 1973 just came off an incredible spate of box office successes including 1971’s The French Connection giving him an Academy Award for Best Director. The Exorcist became the biggest financial success of his career but turned out to be something of a curse as well.

The hosts read the book, watched the movie and decide which they like better in this episode. Plus, they talk about trivia about the book and movie.

In this episode they discuss:

    • The backstory of the “real” exorcism from the 1950s
    • Author William Peter Blatty’s writing process
    • The story behind the major casting choices
    • How some of the more famous scenes were created
    • The supposed “Exorcist” curse.

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Chris (Ellen Burstyn) speaks to doctors

Fathers Karas (Jason Miller) and Merrin (Max von Sydow) cast out the demon

“The Devil” and pea soup

Outro Music: “Tubular Bells”

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What a Creep: Alfred Hitchcock (Old-School Hollywood Creep)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 10

Alfred Hitchcock

 

Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was the master of suspense, the creator of some of the best (and scariest) films of all time, a famous director and, at times, a world-class creep. (Ask Tippi Hedren!) In this episode we talk about his childhood, how he became the legend we all still talk about 40 years after his death and discuss some of his best films and his worst behavior. Enjoy! 

Our sources for this episode:

Telegraph “Alfred Hitchcock Sadistic Prankster”

The Guardian: Tippi Hedren “Alfred Hitchcock Sexually Assaulted Me”

The Independent: Obsession “The Dark Side of Alfred Hitchcock”

Fascinate.com: 42 Creepy Things About Alfred Hitchcock

Yahoo.com “Alfred Hitchcock’s Creepy Infatuation with His Leading Ladies

Alfred Hitchcock Wikipedia

Alfred Hitchcock:  A Life in the Darkness and Light by Patrick McGilligan

Alfred Hitchcock: Peter Ackroyd

The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock by Donald Spoto

Behind the Bastards podcast

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Nobody Likes Patient Zero – Episode #173

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 173

“Nobody Like Patient Zero”

Hey Neighbors, how ya feelin’? Hopefully, your week is off to a good start. Let us help you with that. We talk all things RHONJ finale where we Teresa Guidice’s undoing –of her on the show AND her marriage; Margo talks Taylor S., Jessica S., & Love In Blind finale. Harvey is GUILTY; the Miracle on Ice goes up in flames, & John Mulaney sings of the dangers of airport sushi. Stay healthy, neighbors!!

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A Dry-Shampooed Godzilla – Episode #172

Hey Neighbors! Warm your hands by our garbage fire. This week, we talk our usual Real Housewives nonsense (both Jersey & Atlanta); Below Deck Reunion; the 90 Day FIance-Couples Tell All; Erin continues w/ Netflix’s The Stranger & saw Jojo Rabbit; Margo dives into Love Is Blind, & Hunters on Amazon. Give a listen so you know what we mean by the quote “What did youse do to him?!” Happy Listening, Neighbors! 

 

 

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Book Vs Movie: “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”

Book Vs Movie 

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Terry McMillian’s 1997 Book vs the 1998 Movie Starring Angela Bassett

It’s African American History Month plus the Margos are having a case of “winter-fever” so we decided to cover “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” by Terry McMillan. The story of Stella Payne and her unusual search for love feels like a warm, tropical embrace during the cold New York winters. 

In this episode, we talk about the many differences between the original book & the movie to decide which we like better. 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • How Stella Got Her Groove back trailer
  • Stella & Winston meet their bartender
  • Stella & Winston dance/flirt
  • Outro music “Make My Body Hot” by Diana King

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Women are Having a Moment – Episode # 171

Well, hey there, Neighbors! Welcome to our post-Oscar week. This week, we talk LA, all things Oscars, some (weak) star sightings; Netflix’s The Stranger; Below Deck Reunion; RHONJ’s trip to the Jersey shore; & the trailer for RHONY, which looks nuts! Also, the wonderful season 2 of Shrill & our fave eps therein. Lastly, we have some terrific podcast ep recs for you. Enjoy this week, everyone! 

 

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What A Creep; Max Landis (Season 4, Episode 7)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 7

Max Landis

If Max Landis’s name sounds familiar it’s because his father is John Landis, and he is best known for directing films like “Animal House,” “An American Werewolf in London,” “Blues Brothers,” and “Coming to America.”

Max Landis is known for writing a bunch of movies you’ve probably never seen like “Chronicle,” “American Ultra,” and “Bright.” But that’s not why Max Landis is a creep. On top of being the son of a famous director and a middling talent himself, Max Landis is also known as a rapist, gaslighter, body shamer, and a physical and psychological abuser.

We put this episode together with a little help from our friends at:

The Daily Beast

Buzzfeed

Heavy

The Los Angeles Times

Vulture

Medium post titled “I Submit The Following to the Court of Public Opinion”

IMDB

Wikipedia

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Ready for the Weeknd – Episode # 170

Hey there, Neighbors, y’all ready? Let’s go! We only have one city of Real Housewives to deal with this week. RHONJ has Margaret’s party & Joe gives sage advice to Jennifer’s husband; Below Deck’s bad boys don’t learn their lesson; Vanderpump Rules are still in Miami celebrating and Tom Schwartz is making sense! We have a bunch of Netflix recs, including The Pharmacist & The Stranger; we do our Oscar picks & Margo is loving the Weeknd’s Blinding Lights. Happy Weekend, Neighbors! 

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What a Creep: Vince McMahon “WWE” (Season 4, Episode 6)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 6

Vince McMahon

Our Creep this week is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the history of sports.  Vince McMahon is the Chairman and CEO of the WWE as well as the founder of the soon-to-be relaunched XFL. Vince is unique and one of the most recognizable CEOs in the media. He is also a total creep, asshole, and weirdo–one of the most despised people in the history of wrestling—which is saying something! 

Our sources for this episode:

Vince McMahon

What a Culture: 10 Seedy Stories Vince McMahon Wants You to Forget

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 

The Richest.com 15 Times Vince McMahon was the Creepiest Employer Ever

The Sportster:15 Creepiest Things Vince McMahon Has Done to WWE Divas

Complex.com: WWE Scandals

Cracked.com: 6-creepy-ways-famous-people-used-their-families-profit.html

New York Post: Showing Some Hart Ex-WWF Star Starts to Blow Whistle on McMahon

Sex, Lies & Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment by Shaun Assael & Mike Mooneyham

Daily Mail (UK) Vince McMahon Announces XFL Return in 2020

New York Post: Vince McMahon Ousts CEOs

Bloomberg: WWE Plunges After Earnings Slump

Links to the “Non-Creeps”:

All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

New Japan Pro Wrestling

SHIMMER Women’s Wrestling

Eve Wrestling

Rhea Ripley

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