The Life Toyetic with Ben and Molly
By The Life Toyetic with Ben and Molly
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What's the fastest way to launch toys off of shelves and into the hands of eager, impressionable young consumers? Turning your toy franchise into a major motion picture, of course! Join Ben Paddon and Molly Alice Hoy as they boldly venture into the realm of "toyetic" cinema -- movies that were conceived and produced solely to promote toys -- and subject these glorified, feature-length commercials to a level of critical analysis that they were never intended to withstand.
||Explicit#04 – Pokémon: The First Movie (1998) – My Charizard From Hell||Ben and Molly look on in bewilderment as Pokémon: The First Movie (1998) accidentally dismantles the very foundation of its franchise’s premise. Ben makes the best joke of his entire career. Molly is mostly just relieved at the absence of weird sexu||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#03 – Super Mario Bros. (1993) – “It’s A Blast!”||Ben and Molly put both their friendship and their general psychological resiliency to the test with a viewing of Super Mario Bros. (1993). Ben unlearns everything he has ever known about dinosaurs. Molly creates the best portmanteau of all time.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#02 – Masters of the Universe (1987) – Two Bags of Skittles||In this sophomore(ic) episode, Ben and Molly watch Masters of the Universe (1987) and make virtually no attempt to hide the fact that they would have much rather watched Flight of the Navigator. Ben tries and fails to rein in the sexiness.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#01 – Trolls (2016) – Naked Troll Encounter||In this racy premiere episode, Ben and Molly watch Trolls (2016), a psychedelic fever dream of a film whose apparent directive is to incite in its young viewers as many kink awakenings as possible. Ben reveals a secret online double life.||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Toys and movies!
Ben and Molly are great hosts! The show is fun and explores the interesting way Toys feed into the movie industry. Take a listen!
Ben and Molly have a great rapport and make even the most terrible movies (Masters of the Universe) entertaining to discuss. A fun fresh approach to the "bad movie" podcast format. Give it a listen!
Funny People, Good Times
3 episodes in and the laughs haven't slowed down one bit! The rapport these two have is awesome! The perspectives and opinions they have about each movie are always so hilarious and incredibly observant! It's a learning experience that makes you feel good.