032 – “Mystery Culkin”

Laney Boggs stands behind the counter of her restaurant job, wearing a silly falafel hat

“She’s All That” (1999) teen rom-com. The show is taken over by far more hilarious hosts this week, with a look at the seminal girl-transforms-herself-for-douchebag “chick-flick” by three of it’s late-90’s target demographic. Join Stephanie, Norah, and Emily as they diagnose Culkin potato face, pen “Sister Prom 2: The Musical”, and attempt to figure out what exactly Usher does at the school (is he a student or an employee?). Just don’t try telling them to ditch their glasses or smile more as the “brain on drugs” girl hears that and more from Buffy’s slow-talking husband.

In all seriousness, though, don’t ever tell a woman (or anyone, really) to “smile more”. It’s incredibly creepy and disrespectful. For real.

Shout-outs mentioned in the show:

  • Original “This is your brain on drugs” (early 1990’s) anti-drug PSA: goo.gl/zcE24v
  • Updated “This is your brain on drug policy” (2017) anti-war-on-drugs PSA: goo.gl/brHWQw

Featuring audio from:

  • Theatrical trailer for “She’s All That” (1999): goo.gl/VIvxuG
  • “She’s All That” (1999) movie

This episode of The Dust Off is held together with duct tape and the following contributions:

  • Hosted by Stephanie Belyea, Norah Kennedy, and Emily Bossé
  • Research by Pat Brennan
  • Edited by Stephen Belyea
  • Communications managed by Jeremy Fowler
  • Theme music from Valery & The Greedies: goo.gl/SrdxGD

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