So it's a show?: keeping up with the Gilmore Girls
By Kyla Taylor
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We're a podcast attempting to keep up with the pop culture references on Gilmore Girls. Each episode, we chose a new reference from the show, be it a movie, tv show, or work out guru, dive into the media, and explain to you and ourselves what Lorelai meant by it.
||Cleanep 23: Tea with Gran and the cast of Gaslight||Haven’t you already listened to this episode? What do you mean you don’t remember listening to this episode? Are you sure you’re not going crazy? Wait, sorry—we’re gaslighting again. In this ep,||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 25: Finale Extravaganza!||We’re wrapping up our first season (and the first season of Gilmore Girls) with a very special episode indeed. Kyla and Taylor recommend autumn and winter TV episodes, music books, and movies to hold you over during the hiatus until season 2.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 24: Like the Iran-Contra Scandal||Listen to us struggle through legal jargon as we break our rule about not being a political podcast! Well, sort of. We’re also sorting through the drama of the Iran-Contra Scandal of the ‘80s. Who the hey are Oliver North and Fawn Hall?||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 22: Cease work on the Winchester Mystery House||OoooOOOooooh! Welcome to the SECOND spooky episode of SO IT’S A SHOW? We’re not talking a House of Horrors today—we’re talking the Winchester Mystery House, which may or may not have tons of ghosts and may or may not be Lorelai’s house.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 21: Meryl Streep and the whole accent thing (with Maddie Broph!)||We are turning 21 and throwing a party with a special guest! Say hey to Maddie Broph, a TV critic over at ZekeFilm.org, who is a huge fan of both Gilmore Girls and Meryl Streep! And what could combine those loves better than Lorelai referencing Out of .||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 20: If Rachel turns out to be an evil fembot||If Rachel turns out to be an evil what? We better get that straight before we send Lorelai to intergalactic court. We’re covering the cultural, historical, and archetypal roles of fembots in modern pop culture. Are fembots docile housekeepers,||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 19: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a wonderful friendship||Who’s Louis? Keep listening to find out, because we commit the rankest sabotage and give you all the spoilers for Casablanca. We talk about the 5 million-bajillion awards Casablanca has won, why this story was personal for a lot of the cast and crew,||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS Interview with John Mitchell of Waiting for Ishtar||We weren't sure in last week's episode if Ishtar could have or even deserved a fan base, but John Mitchell, director of documentary film Waiting for Ishtar, schools us with Ishtar trivia, conspiracy theories, and reasons he loves this movie. Also,||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 18: The kind of girl that watches Ishtar||Have you ever wanted us to break out the piano and sing about our podcasting? Because we’re the kind of girls who do that! At least, we do that when we’re talking about the terrible singer-songwriters in the terrible 1987 movie Ishtar.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 17: You probably haven't seen Misery||Just be our #1 fan and listen to this cockadoodie episode already! Unlike Richard, we HAVE seen Misery, which is a good thing because we have a lot to say about the 1990 movie. What does a psycho Kathy Bates character have to do with Emily Gilmore?||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 16: I screwed up their big Citizen Kane plans||In this ep we ask, “So it’s the greatest movie of all time?” aka Citizen Kane. Then we ask, “What the heck does this have to do with Christopher’s parents on Gilmore Girls?” We dig into interviews and textbooks to discuss why this movie was.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 15: So it's a show?||We’re getting meta today. Like, super meta. Like, GIF of Keanu Reeves saying, “WOAH!” meta. SO IT’S A SHOW? is talking “So, it’s a show?” The shows, in this case, being the incomparable Gilmore Girls and The Donna Reed Show.||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 14: Sorry about the House of Horrors here||OoooOOOooooh! Welcome to the first SPOOKY episode of SO IT’S A SHOW? We compare Lorelai’s house that’s overtaken by a rummage sale to the 1946 horror film House of Horrors, about a house that’s overtaken by a serial killer.||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 13: That's very Richard Simmons of you||WELCOME TO OUR FIRST EPISODE OF SO IT’S A SPICE!!!! Okay, but seriously, how did Richard Simmons have enough energy to start every show like that? In this ep, we are actually more confused by Lorelai’s mention of a spice than of a pop culture ref.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 12: I'm Nancy Kerrigan // And I'm Tonya Harding||“WHHHYYY???” Because we want to talk Nancy and Tonya, that’s why. We dig way into the weeds of “the whack heard ‘round the world” just before the ‘94 Winter Olympics, including the slow burning rivalry between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Har.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. 11: I will never be able to understand what Charo is saying||Cuchi cuchi, everybody! In this ep, we’re trying to do what Lorelai couldn’t: Understand what the heck Charo is saying. And say bienvenidos to our amiga Sarah Cespedes! She joins us for our conversation to share her experiences growing up in Spain .||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 10: Just call me Ponyboy||Call you what now, Rory? Once we actually figured out what she was talking about, we were all about it. Rory's talking about The Outsiders, an ‘80s teen drama with a cast we’re calling #SquadGoals: Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe,||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 9: You wanted to marry Errol Flynn||Swoon or run away? That would be an important decision if you met Errol Flynn (1909-59). Emily definitely swooned for the actor, but do we? Um, it’s complicated. We get into a discussion of his “wicked, wicked” (his words) life,||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 8: You're like a crazy Elsa Klensch||Our most fashion-forward episode yet! We’re figuring out exactly what Rory means when she says Lorelei is “like a crazy Elsa Klensch,” who hosted Style With Elsa Klensch from 1980 to 2001 on CNN. Then we act like crazy Elsa Klensches and rate the.||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep 7: Wonder if the Waltons ever did this||“Goodnight, John-boy!” “Goodnight, Rory!” Kyla and Taylor are talking about how The Waltons (the ‘71-81 TV show) compare to the Gilmores, including family dynamics and a curiously similar house. But you know who are cooler than the Waltons an.||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Love Gilmore Girls, love pop culture, so this show is perfect! You don't even need to watch GG religiously to listen. The pop culture references are awesome to hear about.
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I just can't even! I am a true GG junkie, and was listening to the Film Roast, (thats one is like watching movies with the Gilmores, I LOVE it :) ...) As soon as they mentioned this show, i squealed, and ran over to listen, and now, i'm hooked, and am binging. :D LOVE you girls!! This is gold!! <3
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