Episode 15: "Broomstick of a Man" -
Episode 1.15 -- “Caroline and the Bad Date”
Original airdate: February 15, 1996
It’s the ‘90s, just go with it! Margaret H. Willison drops by our tower made of Sweet’n’Lows to debate just how “bad” a date can get in episode 1.15, “Caroline and the Bad Date”! Grab your neighborhood mimbo and cozy up for a lively discussion of terrible middle names for children, the evolution of conspiracy theory bros, whether or not there’s such a thing as “good” mansplaining, and several real-life dates of ours that make this one look quaint. We’re just inertia’s pawns!
This week's "plugs":
are you warm, are you real
or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art?
Amy recommends One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London!
Christie recommends Muppets Now on Disney+!
This week's guest:
Margaret H. Willison is a culture writer, librarian, and low-key social media socialite. She's one half of the Two Bossy newsletter, one third of the Appointment Television podcast, and a regular fourth chair on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour.
Twitter and Instagram - @mrsfridaynext
Margaret H. Willison!
Dan Cortese of the Newport '90s:
Back off, Salty, you already ate Richard's candy bar an episode ago:
"I'm just inertia's pawn!"
This screencap makes it look like Caroline and Charlie are falling in love over a chunk of sod:
The many faces of Lea Thompson in the face of mansplaining, part 1:
The many faces of Lea Thompson in the face of mansplaining, part 2:
Anyone else miss those huge brick-like cordless phones? Just me?
The Notorious B.U.G.:
but they're cousins
(OKAY FINE Y'ALL WE SEE IT, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?)
I miss movie theaters, but not this much:
Cat on a hot tin payphone:
It's pretty bad when a mugging isn't the worst part of your date:
"Knock yourself out."
We feel you, girl.
Yes! Correct! It's a mistake!!!