Episode 14: Mistletoe Can Be Deadly If You Eat It, But A Kiss Can Be Even Deadlier If You Mean It

Show Notes for Episode 14: Mistletoe Can Be Deadly If You Eat It, But a Kiss Can Be Even Deadlier Show

In this episode, the elves discuss the class, non-traditional, 1992 Christmas(?) movie, Batman returns – directed by Tim Burton. As Anthony and Thom are huge fans of the Batman films in particular, the conversation takes a geeky turn as the three elves pay tribute to one of their favorite films starring the Caped Crusader in this love letter of an episode. Despite this, two questions we ask of every movie we cover are particularly difficult to answer this time around: Does Batman Returns pass the Linus Test? And is it, indeed, a Christmas movie?

Episode Summary

  • Freeze’s Snowy Cones Ice Cream Factory – Freeze your friend for 50% off with promo code Tis the Pod!
  • It’s Thanksgiving week, and Anthony has been in non-stop Christmas mode!
  • The discussion on Batman Returns takes many twists and turns, delving into Batman’s origins; a Marvel vs. DC debate; our favorite Batmen and Alfreds; and the iconic portrayals of the Penguin and Catwoman that Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer give us in this film. That barely scrapes the bottom of the barrel, however, for much, much more is also discussed.
  • The elves come to the conclusion that despite the film being set at Christmastime, it is not – in fact – a Christmas movie, nor does it pass the Linus Test. Because of this, they begrudgingly score it lower than the film deserves – despite being in agreement that the film is great! – because they are ranking it against other Christmas movies.
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  • Next week’s movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! Julia’s favorite story about a dysfunctional family at Christmas! She can barely contain her excitement!
  • Questions of the Week: Which Batman movie and villain are your favorites? The elves also discuss their Thanksgiving and Black Friday traditions, and want to hear all about yours! Also, we want to know what are some Thanksgiving Day must-haves for you, besides turkey?
  • Only 35 days until Christmas! It’s right around the corner! In the meantime, have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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