Was This Always Weird

Hosts Cody Dearing & Matt Stoner are joined by a special guest each episode to help breakdown the hilarious, upsetting, & unusual truth about a beloved movie.
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Dec 28, 2016

In Problem Child 2 we pick back up with Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his adopted son Junior (Michael Oliver) who is still openly acting out in murderous ways in response to years of neglect and abuse, but this time he has a female foil, Trixie (Ivyann Schwan), who may just be more of a psych-serial-murderer than Junior...oh, and there's a wacky love triangle plot sprinkled in for good measure because one would be a fool to let the sex appeal of John Ritter go to waste. 

We took in Dalton Allen (Victrola!) for this episode on Problem Child 2's easily digestible kid's color palette, and hard to swallow neon 90's insanity. 

Dec 21, 2016

After accidentally killing the current Santa Clause, Tim Allen finds out he is contractually obligated by the santa clause to become the new Santa, and in an attempt to prove he isn't the stereotypical bad dad from every other Christmas movie Tim Allen spends a year wrecking his own life until he eventually abandons it to take his position as the new Santa Clause (in perpetuity until such time that the wearer becomes unable to do so, by either accident or design).

Kyle Sweeney (Movie Riot) offers his own dadly insights into Tim Allen's first feature film role in The Santa Clause (1994).

Dec 14, 2016

The charming holiday tale of a young boy who is so obsessed with getting a gun for Christmas that he entirely overlooks his abusive home life and learns nothing in the process is, of course, the perfect movie to play on repeat for 24 hours every Christmas.

Chris Mckeever (Fuck This Week) unwraps the dark gifts packed within A Christmas Story (1983). 
Dec 7, 2016

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad battle it out for the title of worst dad as they risk life and limb to get their children the season's most popular Christmas toy in hopes that doing so will make up for another year of neglect. 

Lindsey Moringy unwraps 1996's Jingle All The Way right down to its down-right rotten, Phil Hartman cameo-ing, turbo-man fuggin core. 

Nov 30, 2016

3 sentient singing adolescent male animals and their undercharacterized and oversexualized female counterparts are tricked into traveling the world to trade diamonds for cash with a variety of stereotypes. And there's music! 

Wyatt Tall joins the show to help us crack the nut that is the very high concept animated children's movie, The Chipmunk Adventure (1986). 

Nov 23, 2016

After just a couple of weeks of self-discovery during her freshman year at college a young woman returns to her small farm town life, family, boyfriend, and habit of avoidances. All so Pauly Shore can be a fish out of water in a cornfield.

Brent Burpee (VR Gamers Podcast) joins us for this episode on Pauly Shore, and Carla Gugino's Son in Law (1993).

Brent is not only a great local improviser, and the winner of our Peen Dreams password giveaway, but it turns out he's an insider from this film who happened to attend Crawl's alma mater.

Nov 16, 2016

An $11 million dollar robot gains sentience and escapes from a military lab, and the two guys tasked with bringing it back are more interested in getting laid than returning the sentient nuclear death machine they've unleashed on a small Oregon town.

Derek Steffan & Joe Wolfe join the show to talk about Short Circuit (1986) which stars Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, and Fisher Stevens as a white guy playing an Indian American computer nerd. 

Nov 9, 2016

Pauly Shore and Sean Astin find a caveman (Brendan Fraser) buried in their backyard, and when the caveman comes to life they selfishly decide not to turn the discovery over to scientists but instead to teach the caveman helpful phrases like "wheezing the juice" and "ah-ooooooooooh-ah-ha-buuuuuuuddy".

Alejandro Garcia (Empty Promises) is our guest in our episode on Pauly Shore and Sean Astin's classic film Encino Man (1992) wherein Astin is an asshole who learns next to nothing but gets the girl anyways. 

Nov 2, 2016

Chris Farley nearly ruins his brother's run for governor of Washington in Black Sheep, a movie that reunites Farley with David Spade in hopes that your love of Tommy Boy will help carry you through this film. 

Nathan Sowell joins the show to talk Farley & Spade's final film together, Black Sheep (1996)

Oct 26, 2016

When Robin Tunney wearing a wig moves to a new Catholic high school she quickly becomes friends with the school's three witches, and together they practice witchcraft for petty personal gain until jealousy between them tears the group apart. 

Ryan Sheffield (Craft Fair Games) takes a patient look at The Craft (1996) with us to dig into it's demons, determine whether not this film deserved the R rating it got during yet another era of American satanic panic, and whether or not  this was Courteney Cox making a cameo. 

Courteney Cox Cameo?

Oct 19, 2016

Wes Craven sets his creepy gaze on an all American high school in this horror/comedy where a bunch of grown ass adults pretend to be high school teenagers in town where a killer is on the loose, a reporter is on the beat, and the sheriff's deputy is Deweying his thing.

Nate Mckenzie ( joins the show via Skype to lift the mask on Scream, a horror movie that's kills off Drew Barrymore in the first few minutes just to let you know that it doesn't give a fuck about tradition. 

Oct 12, 2016

Newlyweds Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin die in a mild car accident and return as ghosts who attempt to scare away the new owners of their home with fun musical numbers and the help of Michael Keaton acting straight up gross.

Katie Stone (Naughty Bits Podcast) joins the show to discuss the difficulties of the afterlife presented in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). 

Oct 5, 2016

This made for TV miniseries based on a novella by Stephen King follows the story of a group of strangers who get lost in time after falling asleep on an airplane. If they want to get back alive they'll have to survive a murderous Bronson Pinchot,  chainsaw toothed meatballs that eat yesterday, and a colorful clamshell in the sky.

Caitlin Baumgartner joins us to rightfully ask what the fuck is up with Stephen King's, The Langoliers just days before she marries host of this show Cody Dearing. 

Sep 28, 2016

A man who may or may not be able to communicate with animals bumbles through saving a handful of his friends, and hooks up with his cousin. 

Conor Sullivan (stool pigeon) sees through the eyes of 1982's The Beastmaster to reveal a movie that is reckless, dangerous, incompetent, and at times...a total bummer. 

Sep 21, 2016

The dark story of a drunken lawyer who is haunted by a minor loss in his past being entrusted to lead a disadvantaged pee-wee hockey team to victory over their obviously gerrymandering opponents. 

Daniel Hayden takes a shot at The Mighty Ducks starring a young Emilio Estevez as Gordon Bombay, a younger Joshua Jackson as Charlie Conway, and a possible murderous serial killer hiding in plain sight named Hans. 

Sep 14, 2016

A teenage girl's entire family forgets her sixteenth birthday, and to make matters worse, everything...everything makes matters worse. 

Stephanie Thoreson (loverboy) helps us understand Sixteen Candles', a John Hughes film that has it all. From grandparents who bad touch to Anthony Micheal Hall's master class on ignoring consent. 

Sep 7, 2016

Two horny teenage boys use their computer to create a pedophile. 

Justin Linville drops into the studio to talk about Weird Science backpedaling on its own idea. 

Aug 31, 2016

If being hired to be the bouncer for a bar means moving to a new town and saving it from the tiny murderous rich man exploiting its people, Patrick Swayze wants the job.

Josephh Stahlman lays the smack down on Road House (1989), an 80's action movie that feels like it could have been written by a teenage boy's bedroom. 

Aug 24, 2016

A streetwise pup, a sassy cat, and another old dog (who is clearly on the verge of death) lack any amount of patience to just wait for their owners to return to pick them up from their temporary ranch home. So, naturally they escape into the California wilderness and survive an impossible journey back home to a family that may have been trying to get rid of them all along.

Lane and Chloe Ingram help us dig into Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey even though Lane has a history of not enjoying children's movies. 

Aug 17, 2016

Metallica manages to record and sell 2 million copies of their 2003 album, St. Anger, despite being enormous man children. 

Matt Needles navigates the bullshit with us, and helps sniff out Some Kind of Monster's stinky truths. 

Aug 10, 2016

A sociopathic pet detective, Ace Ventura, is hired to locate a literal Miami Dolphin. It's up to Ace to score a touchdown and "go all the way" with his fellow police officers or the Dolphin's Mascot and quarterback will never be found.

Carlos Larotta helps Matthew and Cody take a magnifying glass to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective's obvious transphobic characters. 

Aug 3, 2016

Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) ditches the rock star life to fully embrace his destiny of a wedding singer. Luckily, Robbie serendipitously meets Julia (Drew Barrymore) and they both tell a wedding guest to drink-and-drive. 

Carla Shiflet (KOOP) joins to educate us on the impact of the soundtrack, and to discuss how often Adam Sandler switches between himself and Robbie.

Jul 27, 2016

Astoria Oregon threatens to turn a family's home into a golf course. With a stroke of luck and some teenage-smarts, it's up to a ragtag group of friends to locate the treasure of a pirate with a very phallic-like name. 

Rachel Austin joins WTAW to discuss The Goonies and whether or not this movie is an allegory to puberty. 

Jul 20, 2016

Before the kids arrive at camp the counselors must first fuck in every room...that is, if they can stay alive long enough to "do it".

Friday the 13th spawned a multi-million dollar movie franchise, and Alex Baia (Fruitopia, Comedy Bazaar) helps us crack the seal and dive in deep into a horror masterpiece that's, at the least, rough around the edges. 

Jul 13, 2016

In a logical turn of events a teenage boy becomes a werewolf which of course also makes him bad ass at basketball. 

From the semi-consensual party games to the interesting casting and character naming choices, Justin Soileau joins us to breakdown a film the rode heavily off the popularity of Back to the Future, Teen Wolf. 

Justin also created this recreation of MJF fan art he made as a child. 

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