Episode 61: Matilda

In This Episode:

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Our predictions: Will it hold up?

Ryan- Yes.

Ashley- Yes.

Things we discussed in this episode:

-We talk about Mara Wilson’s other films and we question whether she still acts.( Answer: She does more voice acting now.)  

-Ashley compares Matilda to Harry Potter’s homelife. 

-“Internet things.”  

– We talk about Clueless and our #figurefriday. 

-Bette Midler? 

– We mention Reno 911 a lot. (But it kind of ties in with Danny DeVito being a producer for the show.)

– We talk about Pee-Wee Herman and how Ashley watched Big Top Pee Wee alot as a kid. (even though she cant get the name right.) 

-Ryan wasn’t allowed to watch Pee-Wee Herman.

-We talk about offensive comedy. 

-Does anyone watch Quibi? 

-Bob the Goon. 

-Ryan’s mind is blown when he realizes who Thrunchbull is. 

-We head to Tangent City and talk about high school athletics. 

-We discuss eating dinner in the living room. 

-We question whether Matilda’s parents neglecting her was actually the best possible scenerio for her. 

-We question if Matilda was just waiting for a random stranger to be willing to adopt her because she had adoption papers already ready to go. 

-We go back to Tangent City and discuss bad teachers. 

-We discuss the Bruce and the chocolate cake. 

-Ryan thinks that Trunchbull would have made a great Batman villian.

-Is this movie a possible supervillian origin story? 


Award Winners:

Ryan: The “Cagey”– Brian Levinson (Michael)

The “Hanxy”– Mara Wilson (Matilda)

Ashley:  The “Cagey” – Brain Levinson (Michael)

The “Hanxy”– Mara Wilson (Matilda)

Does it hold up?

Ryan: Yes.

Ashley: Yes.

Facts from 1996:

  • This movie was released on August 2nd, 1996.
  • Hit TV Shows:
    • The Single Guy
    • Home Improvement
    • Touched by an Angel
  • Hit Songs:
    • “Un-break My Heart” by Toni Braxton
    • “You’re Makin’ Me High” by Toni Braxton
    • “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
  • Hit Movies: 
    • Birdcage
    • A Time to Kill
    • 12 Monkeys
  • Where you can stream it:
    • DirectTV, Freeform App (with ads).
    • Rent on various streaming services.


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