It’s time to talk about the Peter Lerangis novelization of the Dalene Young screenplay of the Ann M. Martin movie “The Baby-Sitters Club!” Does Lerangis add any value to the tale? Do we find out more backstory on our friends? Do Sam and Charlie exist? Well, let’s find out, okay?
In what might be our most complex episode yet, Christy and I tackle the music of the Baby-Sitters Club Major Motion Picture Soundtrack Album! So, get ready for some heavy thoughts on music from 1995, ya’ll!
In response to a recommendation from a dedicated listener, we have decided to try to actually talk about the movie “The Baby-Sitters Club” this week. Ever hear of it? It’s about a Baby-Sitters Club.
Here’s something we’ve never talked about before: a book! Yes, it’s “The Baby-Sitters Club” by Teddy Slater Margulies based on the fun new movie from Beacon and Columbia Pictures based on the best-selling series by Ann M. Martin! Who would have known?
I have no idea what this episode is about! Christy and Phil presumably talk about the cultural significance of Jackie Rodowsky. I guess?
Before “The Baby-Sitters Club” movie was released in 1995, they dropped a massive trailer that featured everything from the beginning to the middle to the end… of certain plots. It also presented a far more together film than we ended up with. It also was two minutes long. But, we talk about it for over an hour! So, it must have given us *something* to chew on, right?
Hey, have you ever wanted to watch a movie and have two barely coherent podcasters talk over the whole thing? Well, you’re in luck! Christy and Phil have recorded a “Baby-Sitters Club: The Movie” commentary track! And, here it is! So, crack open a Capri Sun and pop in your aged VHS and get ready to listen to these two talk for an hour and a half! It’s FUN!
Christy and Phil are back in the saddle and ready to tackle the 1995 cult classic “The Baby-Sitters Club: The Movie!” It wasn’t a success! But why? For answers, we turned to Vulture’s “An Oral History of the Baby-Sitters Club Movie” by Jessica Goldstein. We also talk about “Thirtysomething.” We talk about “Thirtysomething” a LOT. Like, a lot a lot. Also, Phil hasn’t watched the movie yet, so there’s that. But, anyway… here it is!
Well, this is it, folks. The end of an actual era. We’ve seen these kids grow up in front of us across 13 episodes and a whole Thanksgiving Day dance number. How about one last trip down Memory Lane? It’s “The Baby-sitters Remember.”
Are you ready to jam on it? Are you ready to get into the groove? Are you ready to spend a solid minute and a half watching a group of 13 year olds gyrate for the amusement of their fathers? Are you ready for “Stacey Takes a Stand” to actually be one of the most solid episodes of this series? Well, we weren’t. We weren’t at all.