TDC#116 Motel Kids of the OC

This weeks show features a discussion about the recent documentary, “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County”, showing currently on HBO.  Charities featured in the documentary include:

Jennifer’s Broke Hoedown and Jentasmic Columns can be found here and here. As a public service, no links to the “Mickey’s Gonna Dance Now!” song will be provided.

TDC #108 The Dish on Club 33

This weeks show is a recounting of the sights, sounds and mysteries of Disneyland’s Club 33, with enhanced podcast-o-vision (TM). A few highlights –


before

after

* not the ACTUAL club 33 feminine napkin, but an incredible simulation

And, for your further viewing plaesue, a few moments of video of “the Scary Bird” in it’s natural habitat –

You can find other links to info about Club 33 here or on Snopes.com here. Thanks again to friend of the show, Paul Barrie, Elder Statesman of Disney Podcasts, at Window to the Magic. If you listen to his show, find out about his efforts for a wholly listener sponsored podcast on his site.

TDC#104 The Happiest Place on Earth

This weeks show brings an hour of scintillating park audio and trip report from the recent Westfest trip. You can also check out both the Skurvy Monkey’s and the Disney Dude’s recent episode for more trip report goodness! We’re saving back specific Club 33 details for a future show!

TDC #63: Carousel of Feminist Progress

Ever thought about the role of women in Carousel of Progress, or other Disney Parks attractions? Well, if not, we’ve got some fodder for thought in this week’s show, in which we discuss this beloved ride from a feminist perspective.

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And, well, oops! Jennifer goofed when she said Rosey Grier was a 1970s football player….that career ended in the 1960s, which doesn’t make him any less cool or feminist, just older! And why do we call him a feminist? Well, for one thing, he recorded the song you’ve heard on the show, from the TV special Free to Be You ande Me, encouraging boys to let their feelings show and not be trapped in that tired old stereotype that boys can’t cry. Plus, the man could do a mean needlepoint, I tell you.


It’s Alright to Cry

And hey, since we’ve all been reminiscing so much about Michael Jackson lately, how about this clip, also from Free to Be You and Me?


When We Grow Up

TDC #59: Star Tours Two-Point-Noooooooo!

The Cats and The Watchamacallit with Matt Hochberg of Studios Central at Star Wars Weekends 2008

The Cats and The Watchamacallit with Matt Hochberg of Studios Central at Star Wars Weekends 2008

We sure do love our Star Tours! Not that we don’t get distracted by other things of course, including Jeff W’s karaoke hit, Disney Mountain High.

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Okay peeps, surely you’ve heard the rumors all over the interwebs about Star Tours 2.0, but here’s some handy links in case you’ve fallen behind:

We also recommend trolling for new rumors over at the StudiosCentral.com community forums, where there’s a current thread discussing the Slashfilm article above.

TDC #52 Beaches and Cream!

Welcome to episode 52! This week, we discuss Cat #2’s recent visit to Beaches and Cream with Trace and me old(e) china plate, Karen from Ye Olde England-e.

CM Brad so totally rocks! Dude!

CM Brad so totally rocks! Dude!

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We discuss Magic Meets, last year’s side trip to Hershey’s Chocolate World (the cows are Olympia, Gabby and Harmony – and thankfully NOT Crispy). Shockingly, we wander a bit off topic and discuss some favorite childhood treats! 

yummy! yummy! yummy! yummy!

yummy! yummy! yummy! yummy!

crazy delicious!

crazy delicious!

YUCK!!

YUCK!!

We then hear a little “vintage” Disneyland audio, including what is listed as “Disneyland’s ‘Blast from the Past'” parade. This is what I found of corresponding name and date on youtube:

This video, clearly not the parade in its entirety, contains very little of the audio in the “official” recording we’ve included on this week’s show. The audio is intriguing as I am trying to imagine what characters are doing in some of these scenes. The video seems to show some of those characters I imagined on floats doing numbers running along before and after floats (note to DL parade developers: put the CHARACTERS on the floats, not the weird people dressed up like musical notes. hello??). Anyways, who knew there were Disney parades featuring the Three Stooges?

Also, The Disney Feud starts up this week – check out the Cats along with the Whatchamacallit and Mr. Matthew Hochberg next week! And you can find that Disney Dudes show here!

So, come on along now!

TDC #33: Seasons Greetings!

Santa Pikachu, spotted at Mitsukoshi Department Store, December 2008

Santa Pikachu, spotted at Mitsukoshi Department Store, December 2008

Happy holidays to all our listeners! On this week’s show, we shout out to more than a few of you, and give you our best wishes for a festive holiday season and a bright, shiny New Year. Then, we play holiday tunes from Disney parks around the world!

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The music featured this week includes:

  • Tokyo Disneyland Main Entrance Christmas Area background music loop, as background for the Cats discussion
  • Holiday Graveyard Party, from Disneyland Anaheim
  • Stardust Christmas 1995, from Tokyo Disneyland
  • Happy Holiday Christmas 1996, from Tokyo Disneyland
  • A Magical Christmas (aka Baroque Hoedown Christmas Mix), from Disneyland Paris

And yeah, Jennifer couldn’t resist throwing a weird bonus track at the very end….can anybody out there name that tune?