May 18, 2021

The Thirteenth Warrior Part 2: The People Eating People Is People!

Somehow, we cover a lot more plot than we expected! We'll take you all the way from the first encounter with the "Eaters of the Dead" (roll original credits!) to the discovery that people is bears is people! Stick around …

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May 11, 2021

The Thirteenth Warrior Part 1: Arabian Knights

May's episode is 1999's "The Thirteenth Warrior"! This film was specially picked from cohost of Shocked Talk, Maddie. Join us as we run through some quick Sean Facts about this box-office flop, discuss where a movie should st...

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April 27, 2021

The Last Starfighter Part 3: Upping Our Gland Game

Do you like space ice-cream, Doc? We finally finish the plot walkthrough, but it takes 45 minutes to get through three pages of notes! Naomi discusses her gyro chair adventure as an unaccompanied minor. We gush over Beta a bi...

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April 23, 2021

Shocked Talk: The Fifth Element

We're a little late getting this episode of Shocked Talk out, but it was worth it! Sean and Maddie cover the language-learning program Muzzy, correct us on the name of their pets and add some awesome sauce science to the …

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April 20, 2021

The Last Starfighter Part 2: Son of Space Colonel Sanders

We're in a plot blackhole! After reaching Rylos station, we enter a Jean Luc Picard Convention led by Colonel Adolf Sanders. Back home, Beta bakes his bones with heavy breathing, under brother Louis' batch of bawdy Playboys. ...

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April 13, 2021

The Last Starfighter Part 1: Trouble in Star River City

You've been recruited to join us for April's episode, 1984's "The Last Starfighter"! We'll spend a few moments discussing our history with the film and some production notes from Sean Facts. Then, we'll blast off into plot, a...

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March 30, 2021

The Fifth Element Part 4: Bzzzzzt!

FINALLY! The conclusion to our four-part review of 1997's "The Fifth Element" is here, and this one is filled to the brim with laughter. Join us as we finish the plot, discuss Leeloo's O Face, and bring numerous insights into...

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March 23, 2021

The Fifth Element Part 3: Multi-Passing Out From Fatigue

Leeloo Dalas, multipass! Our heroes catch a shuttle to Fhloston Paradise. We gush over Chris Tucker's Ruby Rod. We ask ourselves if we'd start by putting our hands in a bullet wound when someone says four archaic items are wi...

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March 16, 2021

The Fifth Element Part 2: Definitely Too Thirsty

New York! The f*!# you state! Join us as we kick our plot walk through into full gear! We'll tackle the inconsistencies of Leeloo's dirty hands, a cab chase scene that makes Alexa quite angry, a visit to Jean-Baptiste Emmanue...

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March 9, 2021

The Fifth Element Part 1: Steampunk Goomba Duck Babies In Space

March 2021's episode is 1997's "The Fifth Element"! We have FOUR HOURS of review to get through on this movie, so have your multipass ready, it's going to be a looooooong flight! In this part, we'll discuss how we first …

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March 2, 2021

Shocked Talk: Cats

Sean and Maddie fill you in on some additional "Cats" facts! Learn more about the PBS video release, hear some of the history behind the Uncanny Valley, and listen to alternate recordings of "Memory". Have some feedback for u...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Cats Part 3: Cat Scratch Fever Dream

We rate the rest of the songs, question the magical abilities of Macavity, and reveal our shocked and applaudable moments! Jen's recommendations for this week: I Think We're Doing It : She Had No Arms Nopeville : Tour of the …

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Feb. 9, 2021

Cats Part 2: Thanks for the Meowmaries

This week, we'll cover everything from Bustopher Jones to Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat; discuss Old Deuteronomy's previous performer Ken Page; and how out of place the new song, "Beautiful Ghosts" is in comparison to the res...

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Feb. 5, 2021

Shocked Talk: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Join Sean and Maddie as they give corrections, provide more details about Powell's books in Portland and entertain you with extra HHGG details for Douglas Adams fans. Have some feedback for us? Email us at shockedandapplaud@...

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Feb. 2, 2021

Cats Part 1: Domo Ari Gatto

February's Episode is 2019's "Cats"! It's the newest movie we've reviewed so far, and we've got plenty of fun facts, trash talk, and singing to ensure you get everything you need out of the movie without ever having to watch …

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Jan. 26, 2021

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Part 3: Nothing Continued to Hap…

Jen shares Stephen Fry and Douglas' Adams link to Apple Computers. Arthur nearly gets his brain removed by some cheeky mice. We learn the original name for Slartybartfast ... sort of? And of course, our shocked and applaudabl...

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Jan. 19, 2021

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Part 2: And Another Thing...

We're introduced to the crew of the Heart of Gold, including Marvin the Paranoid Android. The crew makes a detour to meet Humma Kavula. And we're almost to Magrathea! Jen's Recommendations for this week: Midnight Movie Night ...

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Jan. 12, 2021

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Part 1: 5% Easier to Hear than V…

The world's about to be destroyed, but there's no use getting all annoyed! January 2021's episode is 2005's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Join us as we discuss how we were introduced to the ever-expanding universe o...

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Jan. 8, 2021

Shocked Talk: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Sean and Maddie are back with plenty of additional details about our December 2020 episode, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"! Learn exactly how old a 10-year-old child would be on Mars, how much it would cost for rocket fu...

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Dec. 29, 2020

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Naomi's Interview with Abraham

Naomi's brother Abraham suggested that this year's December episode be "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians". In fact, he's been suggesting this movie to us since 2018. So, we thought it would be great to bring him on for a spe...

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Dec. 22, 2020

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Part 3: I Just Can't Wait to Be Kri…

Santa learns the power of giving the finger. Dropo dresses as his idol, Kris Kringle, leading to Benny Hill-worthy high jinks. Toys become the actual conquerers of the Martians. And finally, our shocked and applaudable moment...

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Dec. 15, 2020

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Part 2: Torg-A! Torg-A! Torg-A!

The Martians kidnap Billy and Betty because ... reasons? Mrs. Claus can't escape the camera's patriarchal powers. And, all of earth comes together over the magic of -- nope, it's not Christmas -- it's German scientists talkin...

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Dec. 8, 2020

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Part 1: It Only Goes South From Here

Join us as we send 2020 out with what is considered by some to be the WORST MOVIE OF ALL TIME! Fitting, right? We'll somehow manage to make it past the credits and theme song, introduce you to Santa's non-woke …

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Dec. 1, 2020

Shocked Talk: The Princess Bride

Sean and Madeleine give their episode corrections and quote some great lines from the film! We read some more recent reviews from Applauders. And if you like fart jokes, you won't want to miss Sean's favorite movie fact. Have...

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