Ep32 – Arsenic & Old Lace + The Nightmare Before Christmas

It’s our second Halloween Spooktacular episode, featuring a (PG maximum) foray into seasonal and delightful fare of funny frights. Door-slamming farce leads to portal-opening trench-digging when the old-lady murdering of Arsenic & Old Lace crosses streams with the Christmas-culturally-appropriating Burton-ness of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Listen in on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher–Teddy Roosevelt lets a bear live to tell its story, Monster Mash revelations are discussed, and our old friend Jimmy Stewart even stops by for a few.

A QUICK HEADS-UP: Our recording equipment got possessed (by the Oogie Boogie?) towards the end, so things end rather abruptly. Hopefully we can get an exorcist in here by the next recording session; we hear it’s their busy season.

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Ep31 – The Land Before Time + Dick Tracy

Ep30 – The Land Before Time + Dick Tracy

Join us in the nuclear waste bubble that is the City, where the dinosaurs are adorable and the humans are monstrosities! This week, we’re mashing up the Don Bluth animated classic, The Land Before Time, and comic strip-inspired Warren Beatty passion project, Dick Tracy. Listen on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a discussion of dinosaurs having two brains, crushing villains, the darkness of 90s movies for kids, and how Mad Max: Fury Road is the nexus point of all crossovers.

Heads up: things get real dark when discussing actress Judith Barsi, who voiced Ducky in The Land Before Time.

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Ep30 – Luther + Contact

Ready your fidget spinners and alert the Justice Bears, because Walt and Annie are finding the happy medium between the contemplative, optimistic sci-fi of Contact and the grim, gritty Idris Elba-ness of Luther. Episode 30 features thrills, chills, and a shocking second-in-a-row appearance from Matthew McConaughey, who this time around we can all agree is just the worst. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our thoughts on 90s-era action, guys with baseball bats, and a surprisingly positive crossover resolution for one of TV’s greatest anti-heroes.

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Ep29 – Magic Mike + Highlander

There can be only one in this deadly match-up of the hottest hunks in a crossover world! In episode 29, we’re mashing up the intense drama of male stripping in Magic Mike with the 1980s bananas supernatural fight film Highlander. Join us for our thoughts on hyper-masculine communities, when to leave your found family, and why the real money for hunky guys is in the high-end furniture industry.

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Ep28 – Mad Max: Fury Road + Steven Universe

Witness us as we fuse the universes of Mad Max: Fury Road and Steven Universe! Season 2 of Crossover Appeal kicks off with two of our favorite fandoms in the last couple of years–basically, we could have talked about this for even longer than we actually did. Check out episode 28 on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher as we talk about matriarchal societies, body autonomy, Toast in the Pizza Car, and Mr. Universe, the electric doof warrior. Also–Tom Hardy, Bodo is waiting for your cuddles.

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Ep27 – #yayhamlet + Lostrested Development

It’s Crossover Appeal’s one-year anniversary, so pull the magic democracy plug and come join the dance of Mister Snake Miser! Walt and Annie talk corporate intrigue and fix all Damon Lindelof’s problems, by mashing up not one, not two, but FOUR special blast-from-the-past properties. Angelica Schuyler’s time travel causes even more problems than before, but not even the unholy union of Ben and Lucille can solve the problem that is Tobias. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for all of that crossover to the power of crossover goodness. Plus: our favorite recommendations from the last year, for all your reading and watching needs. Thanks for sticking with us this far, folks, and here’s to another great year! 

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Ep26 – Center Stage + Beowulf

When classical ballet meets Old English sagas, it’s a great Wishbone episode with hardcore butts. In ep 26, we explore the competitive worlds of monster fighting and professional ballet with monster moms and dance moms. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about toxic masculinity, Peter Gallagher’s exquisite eyebrows, and storytelling in all its performative forms.

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Ep25 – The Song of the Lioness + The Mighty Ducks

Strap on your foot-blades and get your hand-blades ready, because this week, we’re joining the Tortall varsity hockey team! Ducks and knights fly together in episode 25, in which we cross over The Song of the Lioness, Tamora Pierce’s classic YA fantasy series, and The Mighty Ducks, Disney’s classic sports movie that spawned a 90s-worth of copycats. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our discussion about redistricting, the dark epilogue to Freaky Friday, hot moms, and things Freddy Mercury could have liked.

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Ep24 – Bend It Like Beckham + Aliens

Stretch your calf muscles and get your power loader suits ready, because we’re going to the alien finals! It’s game over, man, for this week’s episode, in which we cross over rom/fam/sports-com Bend It Like Beckham and sci-fi/action adventure Aliens. Head to iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about how community helps us succeed, great 90s boy band names, Helen Hunt’s autobiography, and whether the ghost from Three Men and a Baby carried a cardboard cut out of Ted Danson through an airport.

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Ep23 – The Remains of the Day + Wallace and Gromit

What’s that coming over the hill? It’s Anthony Hopkins in a pair of giant mechanical trousers! This week, we look at the most British-y of British stories, with the beautifully written and emotionally stunning The Remains of the Day, and the slapstick and wit of Wallace and Gromit. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a conversation about sad road trips, maniacal penguins, Anthony Hopkins on a skateboard, and lots of suggestions for things you definitely should not Google.

Potential fanfic titleThe Remains of the Clay.

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