Fan favorite Ariana Kaiser returns to the show bringing with her a much-loved favorite from her youth: Top Gun parody Hot Shots! We last heard from Ariana during the episode on Willow wherein she couldn't remember which of these two movies she spent an entire summer at the theaters watching. Possibly both? This hugely-successful comedy from a golden era of parody harkens to a style of comedy we don't see a lot of in modern showbiz and it begs the question: has parody's time passed? Should one feel strange for being extremely attracted to Charlie Sheen? Where is the prop-hot-plate-shaped-like-Valeria-Golina's-stomach at today? I can't promise you we answer all these questions but dammit, we try on this week's podcast!
Mary Hamilton and her pup Pompom are a couple of pretty women trying to figure out if they still love Pretty Woman (1990). They join Marshall and Laura to revisit the film that made prostitution seem romantic to determine why they were allowed to watch this as children, and a lot of other things come up: are we supposed to like Richard Gere's character? Is this a romantic comedy for the ultra rich? What are the odds on their relationship lasting more than two more months? All this and more on the latest episode of Do I Still Love It?!
Darcy Kendall, musician and songwriter, waxes poetic about the first musical she ever saw, Disney's 1992 flop-turned-cult-hit-turned-Broadway-musical "Newsies!" This musical concerning the real 1899 newsboy strike takes center stage as Darcy joins Marshall and Laura in discussing the papes trade, child labor laws, invisible female characters, and Chrisitan Bale's singing voice in this week's episode of "Do I Still Love It?"
Darcy Kendall is a musician, songwriter, and comedian living in Los Angeles. She can be seen regularly tickling the ivories and belting out tunes at the Second City in Hollywood; check her out Fridays performing with "Hispanic Attack" and "Live Rude Girls."
Writer Paul Bianchi loved The Chipmunk Adventure when he was a kid, but will he still love it now that he's grown up? He drops by Marshall and Laura's place and this rock-n-roll movie raises lots of questions about the simple visions of foreign countries that were fed to us 80's and 90's kids. Will this balloon race around the world soar? Or will it crash under the weight of cringy stereotypes? Listen this week and ask yourself the question "Do I Still Love It?"
Paul Bianchi is a writer and comedian living in Los Angeles. He hosts Mythunderstood, a podcast about teaching his best friend Greek Mythology. He also works for Lootcrate and made this commercial with Tommy Wiseau as the President.
Comedian Raul Garcia joins Marshall and special guest host Sean George to see if they have the POWER!! While Laura's away it's guys night at "Do I Still Love It?" and they've got a movie so manly that the main character is named HE-MAN. Will these grown men reconnect with their toy-loving former selves? Or will the off-putting nature of Frank Langella's Skeletor make-up be too much for our heroes? Find out on this week's podcast!
Raul Garcia is a comedian and actor from Los Angeles
Writer/Comedian/Hockey fanatic Paul Dupree can't wait to revisit "The Mighty Ducks" with Marshall and Laura. This classic underdog story goes under the microscope so the gang can examine the importance of representation, the insanity of Coach Bombay's privilege, and the viability of the flying V as an offensive tactic on this week's "Do I Still Love It?"
Paul Dupree is a writer, actor, comedian, and hockey die-hard from Los Angeles. He is the creator of the critically-praised comedy musical "Afros and Ass-Whoopin's" at the Second City in Hollywood and is the writer/director of the short film "Shuro Kuro". Paul's can also be seen in the comedy series "Broke" for Buzzfeed Video.
Australian theatermaker Joanne Hartstone Is in town for the Hollywood Fringe and decides to revisit this Mickey & Judy classic. Laura and Jo coo over Hollywood's most shippable couple and the gang ponders things like abbreviated modern attention spans, cannibalistic fruit orchestras, and boy encounters was they try to determine "Do I still love it?"
Joanne Hartstone is a writer, actress, and theatermaker from Adelaide, Australia. Her one-woman play "The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign" is playing in the Hollywood Fringe. Written and starring Joanne, this one-act play is truly a work of brilliance, combining history with musical numbers in a beautifully acted and engaging piece.
Rama Vallury returns to rewatch another part of the Disney Afternoon movies, A Goofy Movie! Laura and Marshall welcome him over to watch what is definitely one of the heavier flicks in the animated Disney arsenal, bringing up such questions as: Is Mickey Mouse famous WITHIN the world of the Disney characters? What’s up with those white gloves? Is Walt Disney akin to God to the Disney characters? Rama continues the probe deep the Disney Afternoon Movies on this week’s “Do I Still Love It?”
AY-YAH, dude! Ben Tibbels is excited to revisit a childhood favorite that really kicks some butts, 3 Ninjas! Marshall and Laura complete the trio and questions arise: has the FBI ever faced off with real ninjas? Is revenue from martial arts studios considered blood money? Is this what you get when you dump all of 1992 into a blender and hit purée? Find out on the latest episode of "Do I Still Love It?"
Artist Celery Jones drops by Marshall and Laura's place to discuss the movie that taught her to love weird boys: Edward Scissorhands! Will Tim Burton's opus about being a weirdo in vanilla suburbia still resonate with these grown-up big kids now that they've escaped suburban life? Will the original "Tim Burton film" be too Tim-Burton-y even by modern standards ::shiver::DarkShadows::shiver:: ? Find out as we ask the question "Do I Still Love Edward Scissorhands?"
Celery Jones is an artist and art director from Lexington, KY and based in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured all over television, including HGTV's Smart Home sweepstakes (register to win it!) and HGTV's Urban Oasis sweepstakes (register to win it, too!)
Comedian Reed Brice stops by with their favorite imaginary friend movie "Drop Dead Fred." Marshall, Laura, and Reed take a trip into the memory banks to recall their own imaginary playthings, delve into gross-out humor as a medium, and ponder on how much sex and violence really makes a movie "family friendly." Find out how much on this week's "Do I Still Love It?"
Reed Brice is a comedian, writer, and activist living in Los Angeles. Their hilarious twitter is @thatDangDingus and should be followed immediately. And check out The Sorting Hat Podcast, where Reed and friends sort things into Hogwarts houses!
Finally a movie that let you fantasize about what you'd do as an 11-year-old with a million dollars: buy a castle and easily several million dollars worth of props! Comedian John Clavier joins Laura and Marshall to watch the film that combined Macaulay Culkin's characters from Home Alone and Richie Rich into one character played by a decidedly-not-Macaulay-Culkin. The trio are invited to suspend their disbeliefs in a myriad of ways, while questioning their own knowledge of castle-buying, the ability to buy adult friends, and what American treasure Tone Loc is doing in this movie.
John Clavier is a comedian and writer living in Los Angeles and can seen performing stand-up regularly throughout the city. He has a show coming up at the Sycamore Tavern in Hollywood on May 12th; check him out!
Comedy Writer/Director Diana Wright puts on the fuzzy sepia-colored glasses to revisit "The Sandlot." prompting some deep childhood reckoning in Marshall and Laura. Was this the childhood everyone wanted? What music plays during your own personal coming-of-age movie? What boyhood best friend did you have a crush on? And of course, do you want a S'more?
Music agent Dan Koplowitz throws it into Ludicrous Speed when he joins Marshall and Laura to find out if the Schwartz is with him, along with answers to the questions "Is 'Schwartz' Yiddish for 'penis?'" "Did they ever make Spaceballs the Sheet?" "What sight could turn Laura off pizza forever?" If you know the answers, let us know!
Actor/writer/activist/comedian Petey Gibson stops by to watch a tale as old as time. Just in time for a live-action remake, Petey, Laura, and Marshall wrestle with such conundrums as "Does Petey know the words to this movie by heart?" and "Why did that witch punish a whole castle filled with servants for the actions of their 11-year-old prince?" and "Is Donald Trump the Gaston of our time?" Chilling!
Petey Gibson is a writer, actor, comedian, activist and educator living in Los Angeles. They are the creator of and star of The Mary Dolan Show, a live comedy/sketch/improv revue (co-written by friend of the show Sean George!)
Writer/director Leta Tremblay joins Laura in cooing over a movie Marshall has never seen when they watch Disney's "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken." This period piece about horse-diving and inappropriate romance was very formative to Laura and Leta as wee children, will it hold up to scrutiny in a world where horse-diving is frowned upon? Will the decade's-wide gap between the romantic leads prevent them from being shipped by our modern hosts? Will they convince the boy to like the girl movie? Find out on this week's episode!
Leta Tremblay is a director of theater living in New York City. She's also the bee's knees and the cat's pajamas. Check out all of her work and her upcoming productions through her website!
It’s time for a smokin’ new episode and this time we have actor/comedian Ryan Miller on the show to discuss the ‘90s preeminent physical comedy actor, Jim Carrey. Will the antics of the man with the rubber face hold up after two decades? Is a terrier actually the best actor in this movie? Between tommy guns and computer banking, what time period is this movie taking place in? Somebody stop me!
Actress and comedian Rukhmani K. Desai dusts off the obscure Shelley Duvall kid's flick "Mother Goose Rock-n-Rhyme," prompting Marshall to wonder if he still loves it and Laura to wonder why she never even heard of it. Is it a warm star-studded fairy tale hodge-podge or an alarming Sisyphean task akin to Dante's Inferno? Tune in and check it out!
Rukhmani K. "Rukhi" Desai is an actress, writer, and comedian living in Los Angeles, Follow her hilarious and inspiring Twitter account @RukhDesai.
It’s time to revisit a film that glorified the service sector over the banking industry! Marshall and Laura are joined by British-American husband-and-wife comedy duo Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse of “We Are Thomasse” to explore, among other things: the mysterious origin of Mary Poppins’ powers, Dick Van Dyke’s very questionable cockney accent, and whatever the hell a “tuppence” is.
Nick Afka Thomas is an actor, writer, dancer and comedian originally from the United Kingdom, now living in Los Angeles.
Sarah Ann Masse is an actress, writer, singer, and comedian from the United States, currently living in Los Angeles.
They have channeled their cultural differences and comedic talents into creating an enormous body of sketch comedy under the banner "We Are Thomasse." Check out their videos on and their live shows all around the world!
Actor/writer Sean Wright stops by Marshall and Laura's place to revisit "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." This Ron Howard family comedy challenges our hosts to ponder such indomitable questions as "How does science work?", "How bleakly obvious is Russell Sr.'s favoritism of Russell Jr.'s over his brother Ronnie?", and "When was the last time you saw just one ant?" All this and more as they try to answer the big question "Do I Still Love It?"