Springfield Googolplex Ep. 8: It’s a Wonderful Life with Daniel Baptista

ThatShelf.com presents:
Springfield Googolplex
– The movie podcast for Simpsons fans.

In this non-denominational holiday episode, Nate and Adam are joined by special guest Daniel Baptista (co-host of The Movie Podcast) as they revisit It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), one of the top 10 most referenced movies on The Simpsons. From saving the Leftorium to the highly specific disguises of Homer’s guardian angels to a documentary imagining a world without zinc, we’ve got a bevy of Simpsons references to unwrap under the festive bush this year.

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Also in this episode:

  • The miraculous origins of this movie and the clerical error that made made it a Christmas favorite
  • How storytelling in The Simpsons replicates Frank Capra’s mastery of high highs and low lows
  • A countdown of the five times this movie makes Nate cry (he’s a softy)
  • Nate, Adam and Daniel share their middling Jimmy Stewart impressions
  • But is this really a Christmas movie? Adam asks the tough questions
  • Plus more bonus material at SpringfieldGoogolplex.org.


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