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The Forgotten Flix Podcast: Ep. 005 – Babysitting: The World’s Most Dangerous Job!

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Mall Twin Ad for Podcast Episode 005In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, Joel and Jason discuss 1987’s Adventures in Babysitting and 1991’s Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. Plus “Six Must See Movies That Prove Babysitting is the World’s Most Dangerous Job”, your feedback, new segments called “Watcha Watchin’?” and “Mall Twin Sneak Peek” and more!

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Here’s a quick breakdown of the show:

— We discuss the highs and lows of Adventures in Babysitting (1987) and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)

— We got some very interesting listener feedback.

— We recommend “Six Must See Movies That Prove Babysitting is the World’s Most Dangerous Job”

So, check it out and let us know what you think! You can send your feedback to feedback (at) forgottenflix dot com or leave a voice mail message at the number located beneath the VHS tapes.

Tune in next time for our interview with Night of the Comet star Kelli Maroney!

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Movies Discussed in This Episode

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)

The Innocents (1961)

When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)

Twisted (1986)

The Gate (1987)

Dutch (1991)

Labyrinth (1986)


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Thanks to:

@RedKQueen and Umar (aka @Dafixershideout) for their great voicemail feedback. Click their names to follow them on Twitter!


14 comments for “The Forgotten Flix Podcast: Ep. 005 – Babysitting: The World’s Most Dangerous Job!

  1. February 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

    The fact that I, the self proclaimed superman enthusiast, could not find anything to like about Superman Returns bothers me to no end so you guys were right on there. Keith Coogan was also good in Cousins. I would like to weigh in on power ballads…YES!!! Some films sort of about babysitting that I haven’t seen in a while but I remember really liking are THE ELECTRIC GRANDMOTHER, SAVANNAH SMILES, THE TOY, BUSTIN’ LOOSE, and LILLIES IN THE FIELD. Keep it up guys, good stuff.

    • February 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      RedKQueen– Those are all fabulous picks! I remember really loving SAVANNAH SMILES when I was a lad. Did you know that Bridgette Andersen, the actress who played Savannah, passed away in 1997? What a tragedy!

      Thanks for the, as always, excellent feedback! 🙂

  2. Peter Nielsen
    February 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Hey Joel and Jason
    I just listened to this podcast today, I’m way behind I know, and as always you guys put a smile on my face. I hadn’t read in advance what movies you were going to cover apart from the two main ones of course, so I was pleasantly surprised when you mentioned “Dutch, The Gate and Labyrinth”. And to answer your question about The Gate… I watched it a couple of months ago and yes, it still holds up. 🙂 I’ve had a soft spot for that movie since I first watched in the theater.
    I haven’t watched “Dutch” in a loooooooong time. Mainly because I don’t own it (yes, yes… I know) and secondly because I can’t find a decent-priced copy. I wish Fox would re-release it on dvd ’cause the copies floating around are ridiculously over-priced.
    The two main movies, “Adventures in Babysitting” and “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” are only vaguely in my memory because it’s been soooo long since I last watched them. I had such a crush on both Elisabeth Shue and Christina Applegate when I was younger, but then again, who in the male population didn’t? 😉

    And just to finish up… I friggin’ LOVE “Married With Children”

    • February 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Peter! Glad to hear The Gate held up. We’re going to have to give that one an episode of its own!

      And I knew you had great taste (not just because you love the FF podcast) ’cause anyone who loves Married with Children is all right with me! 🙂

  3. March 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    That’s “Christmas Lilies of The Field”!! Sydney Poitier was not babysitting any nuns…My foggy memory does it to me again. That is sad about Bridgette Anderson, Joel. Hollywood needs to take their health more seroiusly and get the help they need before its too late.

    • March 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      RedKQueen– No worries! My mind gets foggy too. Hell, sometimes it’s just plain smoggy! And I agree about the young actors of Hollywood. I find it sad how so many are just cast aside once they’ve been used and served their purpose. I’m not saying they should be given work they don’t earn or deserve, but damn if it isn’t a shame how that industry tends to chew ’em up and spit ’em out. I suppose that’s where someone, I believe they are called a “parent,” steps in and puts a stop to it. Thanks for the comment!

  4. December 9, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Oh my! How could I possibly forget about Keith Coogan in cousins. I totally agree with REdKQueen, he really superb out there.

  5. February 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Just discovered you guys…and I’m loving the podcasts! Peter mentioned The Gate, which used to scare the crap out of me when I was a wee lad. Makes me want to go re-watch.

    But a couple of the others that you talk about – Adventures in Babysitting and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead – absolute classics! It makes me feel for my childhood babysitter and all she had to put up with us!

    Thanks for the highly entertaining podcast, and keep it up, I want to hear more!

  6. February 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Megan! Thanks so much! I’m really glad to hear you’re enjoying the show. 🙂

    I thought THE GATE holds up really well (as did Jason). Here’s a link to that one so you don’t have to dig for it:

    Thanks again!

  7. August 9, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Thanks for taking me down the memory lane. What with work and hectic lifestyle, I have had no time for movies for a long time now. But last weekend, I happened to be visiting friends who mentioned your podcast when the topic turned to Hollywood oldies. You two really know how to lay bare the bones. You have a dedicated fan now.

    • August 13, 2012 at 5:22 am

      Hi Lucien, Thanks for commenting and the kind words! Glad you’re enjoying the podcast. 🙂

  8. September 1, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Hi Joel! I just listened to the podcast and enjoyed every bit of it.

    I personally haven’t seen any of those movies (well, maybe because I was born on 1985 and I am not familiar with them), but I intend to get a copy of at least one of them one of these days.

    You have a nice page here, by the way. Thanks for sharing those movies.

    • September 7, 2012 at 5:58 am

      Hi Jere, Thanks for commenting!

      It’s always fun to revisit these movies. Okay, maybe not always (e.g. Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie), but I’m glad you enjoyed the show!

  9. September 19, 2012 at 2:16 am

    That episode is simply fantastic. It also put a smile on my face.

    Anyways, I think I have to agree what these movies are telling us – babysitting is indeed dangerous. Well, I can say it very well based from experience.

    This is actually my first time here and I instantly got hooked. Keep up the good work and I will definitely come back on this site again.

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