February 22, 2019

Episode 137 - The 5th Annual Dubbie Awards!


Still much shorter than the Oscars, it's our year-in-review award extravaganza! We commemorate another year of watching stuff by recognizing our recent favorites, with an emphasis on special achievements in nostalgia. Follow along in your Dubbies pool as we sound off on the things we'll remember from 2018.


This year's program of awards:
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Film
  • Best New Oldie
  • Best Comeback
  • Most Unnecessary Throwback
  • Future WWWW Candidate
  • Most Nostalgic Moment
  • Best Performance by a Co-Host
  • Best Performance by a Guest
  • Best WWWW Episode of 2018

February 8, 2019

Episode 136 - ANNIE (1982)


Leapin' lizards! The lavish screen adaptation of the timeless Broadway smash Annie is a 1930s nostalgia factory, perhaps the rosiest portrait of the Great Depression ever produced. It's also a valentine to American capitalism in its cinematic excess, and in its portrayal of a billionaire grumbling about the system he is all too eager to exploit.

Two Gay Matts co-host (and plucky redhead) Matt Steele helps up keep smiling through this hard knock life. Bet your bottom dollar that you'll love this episode!

(Note: This episode was completed in advance of Albert Finney's passing on February 7, 2019. Consider it a tribute to his portrayal of Daddy Warbucks as an indomitable softie, and his many other memorable roles.)


Annie (1982)
Directed by John Huston
Produced by Ray Stark
Written by Carol Sobieski
Based on the stage musical by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan; and the comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
Starring Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett, Albert Finney, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder, and Edward Herrmann

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