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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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. 

Jul 6, 2016

Paranormal creatures are invading New York City and there's only one group who you can call to save it! You guessed it, the Ghostbusters! While waging this high-tech and wildly destructive battle against these creatures, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) takes time to seduce a possessed Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver).

Kim Lowery (Loverboy) joins us to discuss the future Ghostbusters (2016) reboot and if Peter Venkman is a misogynist.

Jun 29, 2016

Preston Waters receives a blank check after his beloved bicycle is destroyed by an escaped convict. What does a 12-year-old boy do with a blank check? Preston buys a trash can of ice cream and schmoozes an older women twice his age.

Sarah Coker (The Sarah Coker Show) helps us discover why it's weird for a grown women to kiss a 12-year-old boy, in the 1994 film Blank Check.

Jun 22, 2016

Two big dumb dummies decide that the best way to hide their boss' dead body is to take it out in public with them everywhere they go. All this in an attempt to relax, which they never do

Frank Netscher breezes in to help us dig the vibes of the 1989 film Weekend at Bernie, which you have probably forgotten features straight-up necrophilia. 

Jun 15, 2016

Enormous alien spaceships arrive in fiery clouds, position themselves over major world cities, and only after they attack do the humans conclude that the aliens are likely here to invade. Mankind's only hope for survival is the United States government and military made up of inexperienced and unqualified volunteers, and lead by an exceptional whispery president. 

Ryan Darbonne is our guest on this very special episode that takes a closer look at Independence Day, a film with an intergalactic level of American exceptionalism. 

Jun 8, 2016

A teenager from Chicago moves to a sad small town that has outlawed dancing in an attempt to put an end to the havoc dancing wreaks. 

Taylor Stewart brings her perspective as a dance instructor to help us understand a movie about how sometimes it takes a hated outsider to help a town realize that an insider had been the problem all along...that along with their small town minds and hatred of outsiders.

Jun 1, 2016

When the star quarterback for a Texas high school football team is injured the backup quarterback gets his chance to take over acting like a selfish irresponsible asshole.

Ashley Nugent helps put Varsity Blues into perspective from encouraging young athletes to ignore the long term effects of concussions to how it's ultimately fine to become the thing that you hate. 
May 25, 2016

An enormous cop with an unmistakable accent goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher of some supremely dark & troubled children in a frustratingly round-about attempt to find a missing person by interrogating every kindergartner in town.  

CenĂ© Hale helps Matt & Cody dig into Kindergarten Cop's many mixed messages, fun fashion choices, and horny moms. 

May 18, 2016

A shameless love letter to war disguised as a sci-fi film, Starship Troopers follows the romantic story of Johnny Rico, a teenager who attempts to keep the affection of his high school sweetheart by enlisting in a future army whose mission is to fight space bugs capable of pooping acid missiles into the end, it turns out that it war was Johnny's true love all along.

Jericho Thorp (Midnight Society) joins the podcast in our longest and likely nerdiest episode thus far to dig deeper into Starship Troopers' conflicted propaganda, wasted opportunity to kill off a Busey character, and much this movie kinda kicks ass. 

May 11, 2016

Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, and Newman from Seinfeld help the Looney Tunes win a basketball game against aliens who want to enslave them. Music by R. Kelly.

Space Jam was released in 1996 along with a soundtrack that featured the hit song "I Believe I Can Fly" which reached number 2 on the charts, but was kept from number 1 by Toni Braxton's "Un-Break My Heart".

Sanjay Rao joins us to breakdown the meaning behind Space Jam's theme song, how we should feel about a sexy rabbit, and to help entertain a conspiracy that Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd might somehow be related. 

Porky Fudd

May 4, 2016
Highly incompetent exploding Mexican vampires fail to murder two loose cannons with dorky haircuts who have kidnapped a sad southern family.
From Dusk Till Dawn was written by Quentin Tarantino on commission for $1,500 with the intention of it being a sort of calling card for the make-up artist who did the ear make-up for Reservoir Dogs. Robert Rodriguez directed the film...and our best guess is pushing us toward believing that cocaine may have also become involved in the process somewhere along the way.
Lance Gilstrap (Movie Riot, Midnight Society) joins us to breakdown the many questionable aspects of this movie from its special effects laden second half to a theory that the film takes place in the mind of Cheech Marin. 


Apr 27, 2016

In every episode of Was This Always Weird comedians from Austin, TX breakdown the hilarious, upsetting, and unusual things about a popular movie from the past. 

This episode is dedicated to dissecting Disney's 1961 film, The Parent Trap.

Hosts Cody Dearing & Matt Stoner are joined by special guest Meredith Mae Roberts to discuss the film's terrible adults, dangerously selfish children, and more...

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