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2022-10-15 • Saturday Matinée

Mandy Kaplan leads a merry band of Krissy Lenz and Pete Wright on a journey through holiday musical magic, a game of titles, and a list of iconic movie character names!

We start with an ode to Angela Lansbury, whose death this week marks the end of an era for a Dame expert at pivoting her career with the times.

Mandy’s still hate-watching stuff, but mostly it’s just all football. Krissy checked out Hocus Pocus 2 and as a result, is now calling for a full Midleraissance. Pete is watching sexist and homophobic car TV from 20 years ago but MOSTLY wants to talk about the meta finale of season 1 of She-Hulk, which Mandy and Krissy have not seen. It’s pretty one-sided, but hopefully, you listen and want to check it out yourself because it’s pretty fun.


This week’s list is a celebration of great character names. What makes a name stick in your head? What makes it something you repeat? What makes the character enter the public consciousness?

Mandy’s List

  1. Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory – Veruca Salt
  2. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – Indiana Jones
  3. Happy Gilmore – Shooter McGavin

Krissy’s List

  1. Three Amigos! – El Guapo
  2. The Princess Bride – Inigo Montoya
  3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Ferris Bueller

Pete’s List

  1. The Terminator – Sarah Connor
  2. The Usual Suspects – Keyser Söze
  3. The Silence of the Lambs – Hannibal Lecter

  • (00:00) – Welcome to Saturday Matinée • 2022-10-15
  • (01:06) – RIP Dame Angela Lansbury
  • (02:54) – Hocus Pocus: Predictable Laughs
  • (05:27) – Breaking: Old Top Gear is Super-Homophobic
  • (06:20) – SKIP THIS CHAPTER — Meta Meta Metagames: Pete Spoils She-Hulk
  • (11:57) – Ok… you can come back. Mandy’s talking about Bad Sister now.
  • (12:42) – Let’s DO TRAILERS!
  • (13:13) – Spirited
  • (17:32) – Violent Night
  • (24:34) – Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
  • (31:35) – GAMES!
  • (40:01) – The List: Icontic Character Names
  • (53:02) – Coming Attractions

A fine Saturday Morning to you.

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