Matt Rogers joins us to help tidy up the Oscars. The 91-year-old institution has gotten a bit cluttered, so the Pop Rocket panel applies the KonMari Method to the Academy Awards. We’ll keep everything that sparks joy, and the rest will be dropped off at an Out of the Closet in a Hefty bag. Will the short film and animated short categories survive? What about song and dance numbers? Find out.
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Guy remembers his friend and beloved comedian Brody Stevens, who died by suicide last week.
Wynter is all about Kind Hearts & Coronets.
Margaret wants everyone to take a moment to appreciate actress and wordsmith Dame Emma Thompson for her recent letter to Skydance detailing why she will not work with John Lasseter.
Karen Tongson is NOT about the speculation that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are boffing. And for everyone going gaga over their duet, she reminds us of another live performance with off the charts chemistry, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond at the 1980 Grammys singing
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Matt Rogers, the self-described “roller coaster bitch” is all about Hagrid Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride that’s coming to Disneyworld.
That’s My Jam
Wynter: Dreamgirls Soundtrack – I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy’s Rap – Eddie Murphy
Guy: Gloria Trevi – Todos Me Miran
Karen: Kelly Clarkson – Shallow Live in Green Bay
Margaret: Muppets – Bohemian Rhapsody
Matt: RBG Soundtrack – I’ll Fight – Jennifer Hudson
With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh,
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In this episode...
- Matt Rogers
About the show
Pop Rocket is a high-octane weekly discussion of the culture we all love to love. Join host Guy Branum and panelists Wynter Mitchell, Karen Tongson, and Margaret Wappler for smart, funny, sometimes sweary chat about everything great in entertainment. Combining comic, journalistic, academic, and digital media expertise, the Pop Rocket team will keep you up-to-date on what’s most exciting in pop culture this week.
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