Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, Hosts Holly and David decide they need more time to respond to the James Cameron comments about Wonder Woman, and they talk about feminist icons. It’s a long one, but hopefully our rambling is good!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts Holly and David talk about the memes that have been going around about how Wonder Woman was not the first media with a strong female hero – and our analysis of how accurate that thought is. Spoiler-lite!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! It’s the end of the world as we know it, or at least, it might be with the election this week! In honor of that, hosts David and Holly – along with submissions from fans – lay out examples of End of the World stories, including some of our favorites. Spoilers abound for various apocalypses and post-apocalypses (and especially for the Final Fantasy XIII series)! Hopefully, we’ll all still be here to have an episode next week…
I have to start this out by saying that I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watched the show when it first aired and fell in love with it. The characters were so fantastic and the relationship between the original gang was just so much fun to watch. At the same time with all of the things that I love about the show, there were definitely moments where I felt it either went off the rails a bit or just fell flat. In general these moments do not reflect badly on the show as a whole and I will still re-watch.
But there are some things that still just bug me. (Spoilers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer to follow!)
So we have started occasionally showing the Geek Baby some videos and such online – like Winnie the Poohper our poll – and then we remembered that HBO bought Sesame Street, and that means we have access to it there.
We’ve watched a bit of classic Sesame Street, and the Geek Baby can’t really sit through a whole episode, so she wanders off a bit into it but it’s fun. Holly and I both certainly get some nostalgia from it.
And then today we put on the most recent episode, last weekend’s Music Magic. And who cares what the Geek Baby thought… we were awestruck.
This fairy, in fact.
First, the long opening segment was about Elmo being left the new fairy character’s magic wand. He casts a spell, and suddenly everyone around him is singing whatever they say. And they can’t stop singing whatever they say. Holly and I could not stop thinking – and it seemed rightly so – of the Buffy episode “Once More with Feeling,” the musical episode.
Good times. And then the episode went on, you know, songs and letters and numbers. These things. Anyway, it continues on to a segment about listening carefully. With Cookie Monster.
“Furry Potter and the Goblet of Cookies,” to be precise, and there’s a muppet of Dumbledore there too with a funny name and it was amazing. There were cute house banners in the background, Cookie Monster doing magic, it was just…
When did Sesame Street become so geeky? I don’t know, but I like it. I think this watching kids’ shows thing might work out for us…