Season 5

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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Nov. 24, 2020

The Princess Bride Part 4: No Time - Let's Sum Up

It's time to rescue a princess! Plus our shocked and applaudable moments. Shocked Talk for our review of "The Princess Bride" coming very very soon! Have some feedback for us? Email us at or visit...

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Nov. 17, 2020

The Princess Bride Part 3: Sucking an Hour Away

This week, we cover the exquisiteness of the Fire Swamp, the torturing of Wesley, and the shippable reunion of Inigo and Fezzik. There's still one more part to come next Tuesday, so stick around, we're almost through this thi...

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Nov. 10, 2020

The Princess Bride Part 2: The Hills Have Brides

We're back for the closing first half of our review! The Man In Black begins his run towards the recovery of Buttercup, climbing the Cliffs of Insanity, and encountering challenges of skill, strength and mental acuity. There'...

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Nov. 3, 2020

The Princess Bride Part 1: Building Up Buttercup

Hello, our name is Shocked & Applaud. You've come to listen to us rant. Prepare to die of laughter! November's episode is the 1987 classic, "The Princess Bride". We'll go through some Sean facts, how we each were introduced t...

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Oct. 27, 2020

Shocked Talk: Return to Oz

Join Sean Hall and wife Madeleine in our first episode of Shocked Talk: the after-show you didn't know you didn't need! Sean covers a few fact corrections and additional details of "Return to Oz", and Maddie reads a few of …

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Oct. 20, 2020

Return to Oz Part 3: Mombi Nomes Best

Dorothy saves the day by chance. TikTok gets the C-3P0 treatment. That girl from the beginning is almost absolutely dead (hello, scarred childhood). And as always, our shocked and applaudable moments! Jen's Recommendations fo...

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Oct. 13, 2020

Return to Oz Part 2: That October Episode with a Pumpkin In It

Dorothy meets her crew. We fawn over Brian Henson's Jack Pumpkin Head, possible love child of Jack Skellington and Sally of The Nightmare Before Christmas. We move through the escape from Mombi, outbound to the Gnome Kings Mo...

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Oct. 6, 2020

Return to Oz Part 1: Delusional Dorothy, a Disney Drama

Come join us as we ruin our childhoods once again! We're excited to bring you our review of one of our favorite nightmare-fueled 80s romps, 1985's "Return to Oz". We'll walk you through a few baseline production facts, ask ou...

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