Way Too Seriously

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Way Too Seriously is a weekly podcast in which Jan and Paul Moffett talk about the implicit biases, the

assumptions, and the thematic implications of kids' movies with exactly the appropriate level of seriousness.

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In this intro episode to Way Too Seriously Paul and Jan introduce themselves and the idea for this show. See you next Friday for our first full episode! Talk to us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Discuss this episode in our subreddit

Jun 2017

8 min 55 sec

In this first full episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Hotel Transylvania, the insidious idea of fathers owning their daughters, how love at first sight is a terrible concept, and why disability is not monstrous. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: Support us on Patreon Talk to us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Discuss this episode in our subreddit

Jun 2017

32 min 57 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Lego Batman, and Jan mentions Krypto the Wonder Dog at least twice. We also talk about whether Batgirl is a Smurfette, the homoerotic subtext of Batman and Joker, and DC’s race problem. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: Support us on Patreon Talk to us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Discuss this episode in our subreddit

Jun 2017

35 min 12 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Megamind. We express our sympathy with Dreamworks for always being the runner-up, this time to Despicable Me. We also talk about why Roxie is a love interest for every male character in the movie, whether the fact that Megamind is blue makes him count as a person of colour, and Brad Pitt and the nature of privilege. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this movie, and our discussion of it. Did you think we were to hard on Megamind? Did you think we were to easy on it? Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Jul 2017

36 min 10 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about The Wizard of Oz, how passing the Bechdel test really should be easy, whether Munchkins are better than Hobbits, and whether it’s better to be a friend of Dorothy than to actually BE Dorothy. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this movie, and our discussion of it. Did we cut The Wizard of Oz too much slack just for being old? Or does it really hold up to serious criticism? Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Jul 2017

32 min 39 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Toy Story 2, even though they’ve never talked about Toy Story. Oh well. We talk about why holding on to your childhood is tempting but futile, whether toy dinosaurs can be girls, and whether it’s ok for a villainous character to be racist. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this movie, and our discussion of it. Is Toy Story 2 the best Toy Story movie? Is the representation of the Japanese business men in this movie racist? We found out after recording this episode that Tour Guide Barbie is voiced by Jodi Benson (Ariel of the Little Mermaid). Is that why she’s so great? Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Jul 2017

33 min 12 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Prince of Egypt. We talk about how nice it is to hear Patrick Stewart in anything, about whether it’s all cool to give women as gifts (spoiler: it’s not), about white actors playing African characters, and about why 2D traditional animation was great. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! All Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. As we said in the episode, we’d love to hear your thoughts about this movie, especially if you have a Jewish or Muslim perspective to share with us. We’d also be glad to hear your feedback about any aspect of this show. Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Jul 2017

35 min 38 sec

Jan and Paul return to Pixar to talk about Inside Out. We talk about depression, explaining theories of mind to children, and whether it’s possible for a bus driver to be a complete human being. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! All Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. We’d love to hear your thoughts about Inside Out, or any of the children’s movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously. Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Aug 2017

40 min 35 sec

Jan and Paul are watching a movie this week that they didn’t choose. You don’t have to have seen this movie to listen to the episode: we’re talking about Walking With the Dinosaurs 3D. We talk about mating habits of anthropomorphized animals, whether a movie about dinosaurs should be considered a nature documentary, and whether dinosaurs wear lipstick. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! We’d love to hear your thoughts about “Walking with the Dinosaurs 3D”. You definitely don’t need to have seen this movie to listen to this episode, but if you happen to have seen it, tell us why! We’d also love to hear your thoughts about any of the children’s movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously. Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Aug 2017

30 min 44 sec

In this week’s WTS Paul and Jan are talking about a Disney classic neither of them have nostalgia for: The Great Mouse Detective! We talk about Vincent Price, damsel mice, and systemic anti-rat bias. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! We’d love to hear your thoughts about The Great Mouse Detective. Neither of us saw this movie as children and we have no nostalgic affection for it. If you do, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Were we too hard on this movie? Let us know! We’d also love to hear your thoughts about any of the children’s movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously. Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Aug 2017

28 min 49 sec

In this week’s WTS Paul and Jan talk about Hook, representation, why every female character wants to kiss Peter Pan, and food fights! This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! We’d love to hear your thoughts about Hook! We decided that while we enjoy this movie it didn’t live up to our nostalgia. Do you disagree? If you do, we’d love to hear your thoughts! We’d also love to hear your thoughts about any of the children’s movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously. Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Aug 2017

41 min 17 sec

In this week’s WTS Paul and Jan talk about UP! We talk about why it’s sadder when old people die, the value of letting go of the past, and we wonder how if all the doggies are boy doggies there are ever more doggies. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! We’d love to hear your thoughts about UP! It’s one of our favourites. How about you? Is there a six-minute sequence in any movie that is more emotionally affecting than the first six minutes of UP? If so, we’d love to hear about it! We’d also love to hear your thoughts about any of the children’s movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously. Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Sep 2017

42 min 15 sec

In this week’s WTS Paul and Jan talk about Muppets From Space! We talk about loving the Muppets, why accepting weirdos is good, and why your story matters even if you don’t know it. And Paul goes on a long rant about his least favourite Muppet. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! We’d love to hear your thoughts about Muppets From Space! Are you a Muppet fan? Who’s YOUR favourite Muppet? We’d also love to hear your thoughts about any of the children’s movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously. Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Sep 2017

32 min 49 sec

In this episode we talk about why it’s good to feel your feelings, whether fairy tales are colonialist by nature, and how overprotective parenting can harm children. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! Do you share our love of Cartoon Saloon? Is Song of the Sea new to you? Let us know what you think about this movie or any of the movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously! Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Sep 2017

50 min 57 sec

In this episode, all about Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, we talk about adapting picture books to movies, why a girl can’t be both cute and smart, and why fat people in movies are evil. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! Let us know what you think about this movie or any of the movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously! Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Sep 2017

36 min 25 sec

In this episode of WTS Paul and Jan talk about Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. We also talk about the evils of hero worship, why it matters if you confuse an ape for a monkey, the moral argument for veganism, and why the workers must seize the means of production to overthrow capitalism. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! Is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 secret inadvertent vegan propaganda? Let us know what you think about this movie or any of the movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously! Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until September, and you can check it out!

Sep 2017

43 min 50 sec

In this extra long episode of WTS Paul and Jan talk about The Little Prince. This movie is based on a book which was a beloved childhood favourite for Paul, so in this episode we talk about the relationship of the movie to the book. We also talk about why grown-ups are ridiculous, what it means to be essential, and why we wish this children’s movie had featured some more deaths. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! Patrons get special bonus episodes of WTS featuring Paul and Jan having a trivia showdown. We talk in this episode about adaptation theory, and Paul mentions Linda Hutcheon. You can find her book on Google books here if you’d like to read more about that. If you’re interested in adaptation theory you might also want to check out the writings of Julia Kristeva (especially “Desire in Language”), Mikhail Bakhtin (especially “The Dialogic Imagination”), and Gerard Genette (especially “Palimpsests”). That ought to hold you. If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! We are only two dollars away from our next Patreon goal. You could be the one who gets us there! We would love to hear your thoughts about The Little Prince, either the movie or the book. Get in touch with us on Twitter, and tell us every one of your feelings. Or send us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if you’d like to say it more privately. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mini-sode soon, so if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in soon! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Oct 2017

1 hr 5 min

In this episode of WTS Paul and Jan talk about Moana. We talk about how trauma affects identity, whether Maui should have been a skinny guy, and why the best romantic subplot is no romantic subplot. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! We would love to hear your thoughts about Moana, or any of the movies we’ve taken Way Too Seriously! Get in touch with us on Twitter, and tell us every one of your feelings. Or send us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if you’d like to say it more privately. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon, so if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in soon! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Oct 2017

42 min 49 sec

In this Halloween-adjacent episode of WTS Paul and Jan talk about Paranorman. Our conversation touches on the Bechdel Test and the Smurfette Principle (again!), the relationship of bullying to zombieism, and what speaking to the dead has to do with being gay. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! We would love to hear your thoughts about Paranorman, or any of the movies we’ve taken Way Too Seriously! Get in touch with us on Twitter, and tell us every one of your feelings. Or send us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if you’d like to say it more privately. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon, so if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in soon! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Oct 2017

37 min 36 sec

Every week we make a short bonus trivia challenge episode inspired by each episode of WTS. This is the episode we recorded to go with Paranorman, we’ve decided to share it with you all! If you like the sound of this, you can one just like it for every episode of WTS by supporting us on Patreon! This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! You can get in touch with us on Twitter or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com. You can find us on Facebook, and we probably have an Instagram too. Oh, and there’s a subreddit. We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon, so if you’d like to hear us read your comments about any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in soon! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Oct 2017

6 min 40 sec

In this second Halloween-themed episode of WTS Paul and Jan talk about Hotel Transylvania 2. We talk about infantilized women, incompetent men, and loving children for who they are. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! We went off on a few tangental rants this episode. We’d love to hear back from you about any of them! What’s your take on the trope of incompetent men in fiction? We would also love to hear your thoughts about Hotel Transylvania 2, or any of the movies we’ve taken Way Too Seriously! Get in touch with us on Twitter, and tell us every one of your feelings. Or send us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if you’d like to say it more privately. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit. We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon, so if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in soon! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Oct 2017

34 min 56 sec

In this episode, about The Lion King, we talk about the divine right of kings, why there are so many white American voice actors in this movie about Africa, and whether male lions are lazy freeloaders or important members of the pride. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! The Lion King is a classic. Let us know your thoughts about it on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram I guess, or wherever there is stuff! We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon, so if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in soon! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Nov 2017

39 min 33 sec

In this episode we talk about The Book of Life. In particular, we talk about the importance of representation, whether women are prizes to be won, and tomato sauce. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Let us know your thoughts about The Book of Life, or about any of the movies we’ve talked about, on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on Instagram I guess, or wherever there is stuff! We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon, so if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in soon! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Nov 2017

35 min 33 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously we talk about the Studio Laika movie Kubo and the Two Strings. We especially talk about cultural appropriation, the Smurfette Principle, cultural appropriation, fear and bullying, and cultural appropriation. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Let us know your thoughts about Kubo and the Two Strings, or about any of the movies we’ve talked about, on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or wherever there is stuff! We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon. Like seriously soon. So if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Nov 2017

35 min 40 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously we’re talking Captain Underpants. We cover “boy books,” toxic masculinity, and whether Lunch Lady is an identity. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Let us know your thoughts about Captain Underpants, or about any of the movies we’ve talked about, on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on Instagram, or wherever there is stuff! We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon. Like seriously soon. So if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Nov 2017

38 min 37 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously we’re talking about The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jan and Paul don’t quite see eye to eye about this movie. We disagree about whether this is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie, whether Oogie Boogie is troublingly racialized, and whether Sally is a protagonist or a flat support character. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Let us know your thoughts about The Nightmare Before Christmas, or about any of the movies we’ve talked about, on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or wherever there is stuff! We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon. Like seriously soon. So if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Dec 2017

32 min 15 sec

In this episode of Way Too Seriously we’re talking The Peanuts Movie. We talk about nostalgia, Strong Female Characters,™ Peanuts’ race problem, and why Charlie Brown should remain a loser. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Let us know your thoughts about The Peanuts, or about any of the movies we’ve talked about, on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or wherever there is stuff! We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon. Like seriously soon. So if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Dec 2017

51 min 50 sec

On this episode we talk about the horror of Victorian poorhouses, whether it counts as passing the Bechdel test when the “woman” is a pig voiced by a man, and why if Tiny Tim doesn’t make you cry you’re a monster that’s right I said it. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Do you want to make your case for a different version of A Christmas Carol? Let us know any of your thoughts about The Muppets, Dickens, a Christmas Carol, or about any of the movies we’ve talked about, on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! We’ll be reading and responding to some listener responses in a mailbag episode soon. Like seriously soon. So if you’d like to hear us read your comments about this or any of our episodes on the podcast, send them in! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Dec 2017

53 min 15 sec

On this episode we don’t talk about any movie! Or maybe we talk about all of them! We’re reading your feedback! This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! If you have feedback you’d like us to include on our next mailbag episode, or if you have something to say for our ears only, you can find us on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! The articles about Moana we mentioned in the episode can be found here and here and here. Also here and here. And the Māori dictionary we mentioned is here Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out! Photo by Les Anderson on Unsplash

Dec 2017

49 min 14 sec

On this episode we talk about 2015’s Paddington. We cover the man-in-a-dress trope, immigration and the whether Paddington is more popular than Winnie the Pooh. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! If you have feedback you’d like us to include on our next mailbag episode, or if you have something to say for our ears only, you can find us on Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Jan 2018

51 min 21 sec

On this episode we talk about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That’s the 2005 version with Freddie Highmore as Charlie, not the 1971 one with Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, which isn’t called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at all, it’s called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory so there really shouldn’t be any confusion. In this episode we talk about supporting art made by bad people, about whether Oompa Loompas are redeemable, and about why candy is only bad if you are fat. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Which adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory do you prefer? How do you feel about consuming art made by bad people? We’d love to hear your thoughts about this episode, this movie, or any of the movies we’ve taken Way Too Seriously. You can contact us over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on Instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Jan 2018

41 min 23 sec

In this episode we temporarily turn away from movies and talk about Calvin and Hobbes. We also talk about Beethoven, Cersei Lannister, and why you shouldn’t tell a little girl that a little boy is picking on her because he likes her. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Calvin and Hobbes? You can contact us over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Jan 2018

1 hr 7 min

This episode of WTS is all about the Studio Ghibli classic: Totoro! In this episode we talk about environmentalism, ignoring the rules of narrative structure, and why Granny should not be your childcare role model. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Totoro? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? Have feedback about our episodes? You can contact us over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Jan 2018

48 min 12 sec

In this episode we’re talking about a movie that was called Leap! in the United States but Ballerina everywhere else! We talk about how just because someone kisses you that doesn’t mean she’s your girlfriend, VICTOR. We also cover competitive female relationships, and how passion and talent don’t always go together. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Ballerina? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? Have feedback about our episodes? You can contact us over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Jan 2018

43 min 48 sec

In this episode we talk about “Babe.” We cover animal husbandry, the assumption of male as default, and whether it’s ok to eat an animal as long as you’ve never actually heard it talk. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Babe? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? Have feedback about our episodes? You can contact us over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Feb 2018

55 min 45 sec

Hi everyone! We’re talking about Babe: Pig in the City this week. In this sequel to last week’s episode we talk about the surrealness of Babe: Pig in the City, Mrs Hoggett’s new accent, city life vs country life and the ethics of monkeys in wigs. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Babe: Pig in the City? Is it a surreal masterpiece or a hot mess? Have feedback about our episodes? You can contact us over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Feb 2018

48 min 34 sec

Hi everyone! In this episode we discuss 2018’s Paddington 2! We get way too serious about judicial reform, maternal bravery and perfect sequels. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Paddington? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? Have feedback about our episodes? You can contact us over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Feb 2018

45 min 54 sec

In this episode we talk about people of colour in the middle ages, whether Vikings should count as humans, and what that great big tall tower in Kells reminds us of. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Here’s some information about the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin And here is a gallery of the Lindisfarne Gospels at the British Library You can find Seamus Heaney’s translation of the poem “Pangur Bán” here. You can find an example of insular script as used in the Book of Kells here. You can also see it all over the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels! Want to talk to us about The Secret of the Kells? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? Have feedback about our episodes? You can contact us over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Feb 2018

1 hr 5 min

On this episode of WTS we’re talking about Boxtrolls. We cover Laika’s race problem, cheese as a metaphor for social privilege, and whether everything would be better for everyone if Mr. Snatcher could just be a drag queen. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: If you like us or if you want more, you can support us on Patreon! If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Boxtrolls? We’d love to hear from you! You can talk to us about this or any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned until the end of the year, and you can check it out!

Mar 2018

45 min 28 sec

On this episode of WTS we’re talking about Despicable Me 3. We talk about whether all women are naturally destined for motherhood, the male gaze, wacky ignorant foreigners, and whether child-marriage is funny. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: Support us on Patreon If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Despicable Me 3? We’d love to hear from you! You can talk to us about this or any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned for the next few episodes so you can always be prepared!

Mar 2018

43 min 5 sec

On this episode of WTS we’re talking about Despicable Me 2. That’s right, it was 3 last week and 2 this week. We’re doing this in backwards order. We talk about stereotypes as a villain’s gimmick, the idea of macho, and why this movie missed an opportunity to explore how growing up is a kind of loss. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: Support us on Patreon If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Despicable Me 2? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? You can talk to us about this or any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned for the next few episodes so you can always be prepared!

Mar 2018

46 min 38 sec

On this episode of WTS we’re talking about Despicable Me. The first one. We talk about orphanages, child-endangerment, easily flattered women, and why Bee Gees dance parties are monstrous. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: Support us on Patreon If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Despicable Me? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? You can talk to us about this or any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned for the next few episodes so you can always be prepared!

Mar 2018

52 min 11 sec

This episode of WTS is all about Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We’re focusing only on the movie, and trying our darndest not to turn this into an episode about the book(s). We talk about why the chosen one is a boy, the ethics fat shaming, and whether the Sorting Hat is inherently monstrous. This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: Support us on Patreon If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Harry Potter? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? We’d love to hear from you! You can talk to us about this or any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram, or basically wherever there is stuff! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned for the next few episodes so you can always be prepared!

Mar 2018

59 min 53 sec

This episode of WTS is all about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. We talk about why nobody feels bad for Moaning Myrtle, why Hermione has nicer hair in this movie, and whether we should care about House Elf rights. If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! Want to talk to us about Harry Potter? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? We’d love to hear from you! You can send us a message over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned for the next few episodes so you can always be prepared!

Apr 2018

52 min 46 sec

In this episode we talk about kicking your characters when they are down, why mediocre movies are important, and optimism. We also talk about the “racial Bechdel test”, which we both forgot is called the DuVernay test, after Ava DuVernay, the director of this very movie! This episode of Way Too Seriously is sponsored by: Support us on Patreon If you like us or if you want more, please support us on Patreon! We have a feeling that our opinions on this one may be unpopular. Want to talk to us about them? Or about A Wrinkle in Time in general? Or about any of the movies we’ve talked about on WTS? We’d love to hear from you! You can send us a message over Twitter, or by email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com, or in our subreddit or on Facebook, or on instagram! Want to know what’s coming up at WTS? We’ve got a schedule planned for the next few episodes so you can always be prepared!

Apr 2018

54 min 14 sec

In this episode we’re talking about Zootopia, so obviously things get a little heated. We talk about pop stars, why the patriarchy hurts everyone, nature vs nurture, and racial profiling.this very movie!

Apr 2018

56 min 56 sec

On this episode we talk about Disney's Aladdin. We also talk about fetishized exoticisation of Arabia, whether women are prizes to be won, and whether it's acceptable to transform a monkey into an elephant without his consent.

Apr 2018

49 min 19 sec

On this episode we talk about The Incredibles. We cover married people who like each other, whether it’s bad to reward mediocrity, the damselling of Mr. Incredible, and why it’s Supergirl, not Superwoman.

May 2018

46 min 4 sec

On this episode we talk about the 2017 live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. We talk about Disney's First Openly Gay Character™, whether cross-dressing is hilarious, and whether the serving classes are morally responsible for their masters.

May 2018

52 min 2 sec

On this episode we talk about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. In this episode of WTS we talk about shrunken heads, fat shaming, and whether checking out your hair from the back is sexist.

May 2018

53 min 1 sec