Annie and Danny takin’ over your blog

Or not. I’m just trying to suggest that they are up in your internet right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  In other words, notes on the past month or so of episodes, plus a couple of older ones!ย  Listen and enjoy, especially to Episode 27, which for reasons unknown is just FABULOUS. *lalala…*ย  Oh, and the notes for the episode started getting long recently. I don’t know why, I’m serious, but I’m kind of trying to dial it back…

 

Episode 26:
Annie the Robot. Well okay! ๐Ÿ˜€

OOooh!ย  Disney cookin’, Dan style!ย  For the record I have made Boatwright style Sweet Potato Pancakes. They were good but I didn’t do anything special with them so none of my customers paid for them. My customers were my husband and children so I let it slide.

Ticket price increase. From what I have heard on Internet, “to the ire of everyone” is not exactly true. You’ll hear from many people defending Disney’s right to raise their prices by $10 over 2 years if they feel like doin’ it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  For me it’s… complicated and like with anything complicated I tend not to express an opinion.ย  Other than the way I put it there, lol.

To relate it to this show though, I love that you guys argue about almost every subject you tackle. Dan and I had a conversation about how in my last post I made it sound like they’re both jerks (okay that’s not what he said *lol*) when I said they are cranky about popular things, but what I really meant about it is that they both hold strong opinions but even when they do the other one usually holds the other opinion. So Annie and Dan get into these awesome debates and usually cover everything I feel PLUS the other perspective.ย  These discussions are great, seriously. I actually find them enlightening.

This is the worst elevator story I’ve ever heard! And I have had times when, not fooling, I’ve been sure that right before my elevator doors closed I would be attacked by the killer in the “Scream” movies. (this has been a fear since 1998, I’m dating myself.)

Big Thunder Oz? D:ย  I agree about the freaking mutiny Annie refers to. There is not a shortage of people ready and willing to go on that ride!

Universal is “New Money” and Disney is the old-fashioned lady saying “I can’t believe she’s drinking in diamonds at lunch time!” –I didn’t come up with that, that was Annie. But I paraphrased a tiny bit hence the partial quotes.

Is this the first time Dan has dropped the F-bomb? LOL probably not, but… it stood out for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Veiled classism! No actually Robot Annie is making for deep discussion! ;D No but seriously… this person came to hate Disney World so much after working there that they have to sign up onto forums just to tell everyone how awful it really is and they don’t realize it?ย  “I’ve seen the REAL Disney World and it’s not what you think it is!”

Robot Annie is not a science-tist.

I will say I hate leaving the parks at night and having to take the bus back. That specifically is the main reason I prefer to have my car. I’ll take the bus to get there in the mornings, return to the hotel for a break, and then drive back in the aftern oon/evening so I can drive back at close/whenever we leave.ย  I have had the experience the person was complaining about, and it’s hard.

Having said that, I wouldn’t write an entire “I would not stay here again!” post based just around that experience. LOL.

I LOVE Flame Tree Barbeque! Annie you have to go there it’s so good! Ahhhh. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Funny thing is that I apparently have similar taste in restaurants to Dan.ย  Huh.ย  Not that I dislike the ones Annie is picking but I haven’t been to most of them. Or any, actually.

Though really I haven’t been to ABC Commissary either.ย  I’ve been to Backlot Express and I kind of think they’re the same? (They’re not)ย  But I think they’re similar and I love Backlot Express.

OHHHHH I haven’t been to Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Broke the similarity streak there, Dan. ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  You should’ve picked something else.

But we got it back on the Boma/Jiko part. Score. ๐Ÿ™‚

No, Be Our Guest is Counter Service for lunch and Table Service for dinner.ย  So it’s BOTH!

!!!ย  ANNIE! My worst dining experience was at Tony’s too! It was actually quite nice IN the restaurant but my food was weirdly sweet.ย  I don’t know but it was yicky to me.

This episode was like The Distant Future, The Year 2000.

 

Episode 8:
This episode is starting out with some real ol’ country rhythm.

Dan: We’re recording this a little bit in the past…
Annie: We’re recording this in September, that should give you an idea, because you’re going to be like “D*** it’s August!”
–And she immediately starts laughing b/c as she said it she realized what she was saying. XD

By the way, “D***, it’s February!”ย  I think that EVERY episode. ๐Ÿ˜‰ [It’s now March so… there’s that.]

Sometimes… I get this strange impression that Annie, maybe, just maybe, gives Dan a hard time for no reason but to give him a hard time.ย  I don’t know. Maybe I’m imagining it. (Sarcasm is hard to pick up on in a blog so… it’s thick in this statement.)

All this time listening to the show and I’m finally finding out about Dan’s wife Kasmira. Frequently mentioned but rarely in personal detail!

OMG! This episode was before Frozen came out! Annie doesn’t understand why everyone apparently hates it in advance. LOL.

Why does everyone discuss the sexual orientation of the Winnie the Pooh characters?ย  I won’t ask why everyone thinks Rabbit is gay, because well, EVERYONE thinks Rabbit is gay. *shrug* ๐Ÿ™‚

HAHA, Annie’s story about responding to forwards with Snopes.com articles… I do that too and every time I do people seem vaguely offended as if I’m calling them stupid. XD

Annie: “If you are listening to this and you don’t know Would You Rather, then we need to become best friends immediately so I can teach you about everything that’s fun in life.”
That’s actually the kindest thing I’ve ever heard. I usually say “then we aren’t friends” or something like that. LOL, because I’m callous that way.

I LOVE Tom Bergeron! ๐Ÿ˜€

You know, I can’t say “never ever again” to anything. So I pick the limit of SSE to once per trip. Because on my last two trips I’ve only managed to ride it once anyway. ๐Ÿ˜›ย  I’ve only had 2 Dole Whips in my entire life but I like having the option.

I’ll take the Deluxe upgrade on my suite thanks.

OMG the third question is HARD. I have NO idea what I would answer.

Dan, you are so lucky you have never seen any ads or anything of those stupid Buddies movies.ย  Ugh. No. You’re wrong about it, Dan. You’re just WRONG.

Dan: “Secret time, I don’t like kids very much…”
This is the worst-kept secret on earth, Dan. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  This is even worse-kept than when they used to call the DVC the best-kept secret. XD

And this inspires a great performance from Annie.

 

Episode 9:
“This is Episode 9, can you believe it?”
“No!”
“She can’t.”

Life before Twitter… It’s like the Time of Legends!

I have the same reactions to a lot of things as Annie does with Cinderella – yeah, I know I saw this as a kid, but then when I watch it I’m like “OH GEEZ this is burned into my memory now!”

Incidentally the term “burned into my memory” is appropriate with this one; it was never a favourite, but my sister watched it perhaps once a day every day one summer, so I had it kind of memorized. And I don’t like it.ย  I don’t know if it’s because I saw it so many times (even peripherally) at age 10, or if I just think it’s bad, but I’ve shown it to my kids perhaps twice and I just go leave the room. Bleah.ย  Regardless, I KNOW I will remember it well enough to enjoy your discussion. ๐Ÿ™‚

The trailers on Cinderella DVD… Chicken Little, Cinderella 3, Disney Princesses: A Christmas of Enchantment. This is just scraping the bottom of the barrel. ๐Ÿ˜›

You guys actually make me want to watch it again to look at the animation.ย  I haven’t paid too much attention to it since I’m not (notnotNOT) into the mice at all, but the Mary Blair parts make me interested.ย  My memory in the parts that I saw last time were that the animation was just meh.ย  Like it looks like the direct to video stuff in terms of quality.

Frog & Toad? The Fabulous Mr. Frog? LOL.

YES! It is like Tom & Jerry shorts in the start of the movie, BAH.ย  All the reasons I dislike this movie are flashing through my mind. XD

And also, I LOVE Alice in Wonderland. Just in case anyone thinks that, like, I hate fun or something.

This clock segment! Dear God XD

“I don’t think her life was that bad.”ย  Heehee. I’m kind of loving the turn this is taking. XDย  I never bought Cinderella’s “so kind and loving that she’ll take everyone’s s***” attitude. Something else is up there.

I’m going to go to the Country Bear Jamboree someday! I never have. Ever. But I’m totally going to go!ย  I’ve tried to go the past two trips. LOLOL.

This Cinderella talking to the mice thing is one of the things that has always REALLY bugged me. Well ever since I was like 18 or so. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh SWEET! More intermission music! The sad part is I legitimately bop around at my desk while this is going on.

And now I got to the part where the episode title comes from. Douchey nudist chickens. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  The hierarchy of the animals makes no sense. Too much of this movie has no thought in it and makes no sense! There is NO LOGIC!ย  Aaargh, HATE MOVIE!

No no, you guys, the cat’s name is “Lucy Fur”. I’m totally lying. But you could make that claim!ย  Maybe Lucifer is just what Cinderella calls him because she hates him so much.

I do love Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. I actually totally do. XD

Dan: “You’ve become very antagonistic.”

That dress is not blue. It’s the colour of moonlight thank you.

Your final decision on this movie is much, much kinder than mine would be. There are a handful of good musical moments but I don’t share your liking of Cinderella – I’ll take Snow White over Cindy any day just because Cindy has no real personality. I’m sorry but as much as Snow might be an out of it baby-woman, at least she’s got a personality.
Episode 27:
The episode begins with Annie and Dan introducing themselves in NEARLY the same voice! Hmmm. You know – when I was on Skype with them, I could only see Annie. Dan’s video was not showing up for some reason. I am now convinced that Dan is not a real person, just a creation of Annie’s.

And then I brag about my legions of followers who do whatever I say. LOL. That’s so not true. XD

And begin the R. Kelly jokes! Whoop! Never gets old. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m going to confess that I was very nervous about having the buzzer. Then I let Annie peer pressure me into using it constantly. Although it does seem that until you buzz Dan, he just keeps going, so I’m not sure WHO was right here.

Dan: “I have an inappropriate thing I want to say. I want it to be clear that I was the first person to ask you to be on a podcast.”

Sadly, not true. ๐Ÿ™‚ But he wants it to be, so I think he gets major points for that.

Annie points out my favourite thing to do with these recaps, which is to take some of the funniest things they say and quote them without any context at all! It’s AWESOME. “Teachers are pedophiles all the time!”

And Dan is just sitting there patiently waiting for us to stop talking about bows. XDย  But he’s not allowed to buzz!

And now somehow we end up on pee stories. See how can you not love a podcast that will spend a good 5 minutes talking about various kinds of pee stories? ๐Ÿ˜€ย  By the way my husband had a ton of follow-up questions on Dan’s story.

I’m not sure what I was buzzing.ย  I mean we weren’t talking about news anymore, just pee, so…

So then I got to firsthand experience how sometimes Annie will just challenge Dan on the news he’s reading as if he invented it and is like “But that’s STUPID! Why are you so stupid?!” in all but the words she uses. And sometimes in the words too. Oh, I love you guys, you’re very amusing. XD

Oh, and by the way, I have no concept of how much Legos actually cost. My “like $100” price tag is completely realistic and reasonable, thinking back.

Annie wouldn’t want Suri Cruise to be the prototypical rich kid to get her Spaceship Earth Lego set, once developed, because “She’d kick it over!”

I can’t believe how annoyed Dan got over the Tron comparison with Test Track and the announced Shanghai Disney (? was it that or Hong Kong) Tron Roller Coaster. “They’re not comparable. Not comparable!” The mean part of it is that I really did get what he was talking about, but I think Test Track is very Tron-inspired, so I just stuck with that argument. I’m not sure if it counts as trolling if it was done without malice… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh here we are. “So R. Kelly, tell us about yourself…” and this is where I get embarrassingly bad here and say “Make something up.” I, augh, I cannot believe I did that. XDย  Please don’t judge me!

On this podcast I learned that airplanes are just basically like big flying toilets. I mean between the pee stories and now the next discussion that has come up… This was supposed to be a discussion about travel agent stuff and here – I just… Well!

And here comes the Dining Plan discussion. This is probably what you most want to tune in for, guys. Here’s me trying not to encourage either Annie or Dan into arguing, which didn’t work. XD

Annie: “The Dining Plan is worth it if it’s free…”
Dan: “You know what else is worth if it’s free? A lollipop.”

Comparison = apt?ย  You decide, listeners!

Puttin’ me on the spot with questions about what kinds of surprises I’d do for Disney “Experts”, stuff like that… This poor guest sounds so nervous ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh, how I loved the best resort for a girls’ (adults) trip question.

Annie and Dan are so nice though. Everything I say they’re really nice about. They’re clearly taking pity on me. XD

“If you had to live in a ride like a bum, what ride would it be?”ย  My husband was in the room for this question, and he was like “Well, where else would you live? For all those reasons!”

Anyway… Sigh. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can probably be funnier/more interesting on my next appearance. It was awesome. A++ would guest again! Especially for singing, although that would probably go best if I got some liquor in me first. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Episode 28:
Nice opening music!

So ANNIE is Adele Dazeem. I thought it was me!ย  And I agree… that was just… SO BIZARRE. Hilarious and bizarre.

I was not watching the Oscars, I got my info JUST from Twitter, which was kind of hilarious.

Good point about the Croods – THE CROODS – being nominated over Monsters U. I think it’s politics. Like “Well Pixar just won last year and we’ll look like we’re just nominating it because it’s Pixar. We need another movie!”ย  Pffff. Monsters U was good.

ERNEST SCARED STUPID. ๐Ÿ˜€

St. Patrick’s Festival is ALREADY ON! Dude! It’s been on for 5 days already!!

I agree with Dan, this description sounds like ChumbaWumba. Dropkick Murphy? I haven’t heard of them. Apparently they sing about kicking things, according to Annie. XD

The rule about the 7 days’ worth of reservations in a 60-day window actually isn’t so bad, because it’s a rolling 60-day period rather than a set period. So you can do 7 days of reservations on Monday, then when you’ve used the first day you can go right in and make more if you want.

Why did Annie make me buzz Dan so much last show?ย  She hasn’t buzzed him at all this time. I feel like I was tricked into buzzing the poor guy. XD

OOOH! TWENTY QUESTIONS!ย  Attractions, questions, or resorts. I CAN DO THIS. I sucked at Birnbaum Blitz but that was Mickey Mutineers!

Dan: “See if you can beat us to the knowing.”
Annie: “I bet you can beat Dan.”
Dan: “How dare you.”

I love it when he says that! ๐Ÿ˜€

Annie: “Next week we’re going to play Monopoly.”
Dan: “But we’re not gonna narrate or anything, we’re just gonna play. Quietly. Just the sounds of the dice and the paper money…”
Annie: “And then the sound of me swiping the whole board off the table in a rage… and then the quiet sounds of Dan’s last breath.”

That escalated quickly! ๐Ÿ˜€

I should also mention there is this elevator music in the background and just… lol XD

Are there parades at Epcot?! ๐Ÿ˜›ย  Oh – I thought this was at Epcot. Never miiiind…ย  Annie’s AGONIZING over what she doesn’t like, hahaha.ย  Geez Annie! You gave up early! LOL!

GO DAN! He got it! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  The tension was incredible!

IS IT FORT WILDERNESS? IT IS ISN’T IT?ย  Oh.ย  I’m going to go with Annie’s reaction here. XDย  “Does the name offend you?” Haha.

Annie gets bored, Annie starts singing her answers.

You guys really mess with me. Did Dan not ask “is it in Hollywood Studios?” Did Annie not say yes? But it wasn’t, it was in Animal Kingdom! So lost over here…

WAIT! I call foul! You can’t ask a question that is not yes or no! Dan you cheater!

Dan: “When did Dumbo come out? Like 1939?”
Annie: “Yeah, what were you, like, 25 when it came out?”
Dan: “Well, more like maybe 30?”

Timeless ride: Yeah it’ll totally be Haunted Mansion, or Pirates, for me.
Least timeless: would that be timeful? Anyway… I think American Idol Experience. That’s my thinkin’. Honestly though anything that ties into something current.ย  I keep praying that in another 5-10 years nobody will be into American Idol anymore. It’s not going to work that way for me. Sigh.

I can’t believe how well the I Dream of Jeannie music fits at the end here. Wow.

That’s it for this time but there are another two recent episodes I’m just not posting my write-ups on yet… I’ll try to have more earlier episodes too ๐Ÿ™‚

That time when I was on every podcast ever

Sadly, that’s not literal: I am not on every podcast ever. But I am, by sheer coincidence, on episodes of several of my favourites last week and this week! It’s weird that it worked out that way – I have recorded 4 out of 5 guest appearances since last Saturday.ย  It’s pretty boss. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, since this post is about me, I'll just go ahead and play to that fact. My excuse is that this was Halloween.

Well, since this post is about me, I’ll just go ahead and play to that fact. My excuse is that this was Halloween.

I’ve recorded an episode of At Disney With Emily (which is the name of Emily’s blog and podcast), which is being edited and has not been released yet. I’ll link to it when it’s ready! Our discussion was mainly about FastPass+, with several diversions because I cannot stay on one topic to save my life. XD

Then I was on episode 18 of Enchanted Tiki Talk with Sean, Alan and Keith, and co-guest Matt Holley!ย  We played $40 a Day at Downtown Disney – lots of fun, harder than it seems, and great to listen to! (You will leave hungry though.)

Next to be recorded, but not yet released, is Episode 27 of Annie and Danny’s FastPass Podcast where we talked travel planning, I buzzed Dan multiple times at Annie’s urging over news releases (then felt guilty for it), and I completely failed to introduce myself well as a travel agent. I don’t perform well under pressure! XDย  However, I had a great time and I hope I can come back! Monthly would be fine. ;Dย  Here is the direct link to the episode!

Following that recording, I joined Emily (from At Disney With Emily) andย Dave Tupper from Kids’ Aventures in Hawaii as guests on David Hodges’ The Dis Life podcast. We recorded episode 22,ย Muppet Mayhemย (obviously, March’s theme) and then I pushed David into releasing it a day early, because I think it’s so good. It was fun to record and when I listened to it I really felt it was just as fun to hear. I hope you agree! I’m a know-it-all about the Muppets, obviously. ๐Ÿ˜€

And I have not yet recorded, but will be tomorrow, the next episode of Mickey Mutineers. Yep, that’s right – dream accomplished. LOL! I have a feeling I’m going to come off poorly but… it’ll be fun. XD Edit: The recording went INCREDIBLY well. ๐Ÿ˜€ Link coming once it’s posted tomorrow!

Since I’m clearly some kind of internet celebrity now, I’ll just mention, I love podcasts and would always be happy to be a guest on ANY of them. Just ask. ๐Ÿ™‚ I doubt my transparent begging effort will bring much results, but hey! It’s worth a shot, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

Rounding Out the Week with Annie and Danny

I’ve recapped several other podcasts so now I’ll just recap on the FastPass Podcast for you guys. There are only 4 eps in here – 2 new and 2 older – buuuuut I have a lot of notes on them. Plus it’s content. I mean how often do I have content on here? ๐Ÿ˜›

This is the ADFPPC logo. Pretty swank. ;D

I need more Annie & Danny themed pictures.

Episode 24:
Oooh, Highway To the Danger Zone!

I think Annie might like Val Kilmer in Willow. I’m not sure what those noises mean.

Dan just thanked the guest for having them on. XD

lebeauleblog.com.ย  I’ll just go looking for this now. I do in fact associate the name with Remy LeBeau.ย  GEEK TEST!

Thorough examinations of has-beens and never-weres? I’m really excited about this! LOL, that may be a little sad actually, how excited I am! XD

ABC has ordered another 8 episodes on Girl Meets World and it hasn’t actually aired yet. Huh. Worthwhile.

WAH Jim Cummings! He’s my favourite. This is why I don’t follow celebs on Twitter ever. XD I’m blissfully ignorant!

Whoa, so Mira Sorvino brings out all the celebs to the blog! Mira Sorvino. Huh. Wow.

Wait what? Elsa as a character is supposedly symbolic as anti-feminism?ย  Hm. I would buy the gay subtext more easily. Not saying I DO buy it… I’d have to think about it (and I hadn’t yet)… but I could see that more easily than Elsa as slut-shaming.ย  I kind of see the reverse, honestly. She accepts who she is and accepts her sexuality. I saw that song as positive, not negative.

Amused that prior to the Scientology comments Dan politely asks if the guest is a Scientologist. What about your listeners guys? (Not me.)ย  But you didn’t ask your listeners. XD

Maleficent is NOT in the Top 10? WRONG! HuffPo is MISTAKEN.ย  That’s all I’ve got.ย  Nope, NO, sorry, Lady Tremaine is NOT on the list when Maleficent is not.ย  Lady Tremaine is an abusive stepmother. Maleficent is a dark servant of Satan who puts a curse on a baby BECAUSE SHE WAS SNUBBED AT A PARTY.ย  Not to excuse abusive stepparents in ANY way, but you really can’t tell me Maleficent isn’t on Tremaine’s level.

See this is what happens when you get Angelina Jolie to play a character. Suddenly all the “cool” people hate her.ย  Ugh whatever.

Biff Tannen on Main Street USA. Bahaha.

You can hate on Mena Suvari, and on “Loser”, but don’t hate on Jason Biggs. Fingers crossed. Don’t hate on Jason. OK, whew! No hating. ๐Ÿ˜€

Now we’re back to Saving Private Banks. LOL.

I have never been to a timeshare presentation that was less than an hour. They’re usually 2-3 hours. I theorize this is because I’m so polite that they mistake my politely feigned interest for a sales lead and they put more time in on me, leading to frustration on all parts when I refuse. I need to stop being polite and start getting real, like they do on MTV’s The Real World. ๐Ÿ˜›

Everyone, follow this LeBeau guy on Twitter at @lebeausLeBlog! I did it! You wanna be cool like me right? (Wait, peer pressure is bad, maybe I should affect disinterest.)ย  Whatever, follow… or don’t. I don’t care…

 

Episode 6:
What a classy little “Be Our Guest” intro.

Dan is drinkin’! Dan’s lightweightness sounds like me. This is going to be familiar.

I am feeling the loathing of the Heimlich Chew-Chew Train. I don’t mean I agree, just that I can feel it eminating from this podcast.ย  Goofy’s Barnstormer is about the same length of time… Ahhh, but it was all worth it to hear Dan bust out a Heimlich. XD

LOL cheating on the Mater photo because kids make Dan nervous.

Annie: “9 times out of 10, Aurora just looks skanky.”
Dan: “Like she would just give it up?”
Annie clarifies that she means that Aurora looks like “the REAL princess couldn’t come in that day.”

Manlets?

Awww… nobody cares about Duffy? This is making my heart hurt! LOL, I like though that Dan felt it was really important to explain the scavenger hunt to the CM.

“Hey listeners” – that’s me! ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh, I’m late in giving good vibes.ย  But I do know the pain of being distracted from being able to rank things b/c you’re obsessed with something else.ย  I know that pain so, so well.

Geez, Annie, a spreadsheet with an equation and everything! The OCD side of me is HUGELY impressed.

I’ll sponsor a podcast trip! If someone else pays for it. (Apparently I am unclear on what sponsorship means.)

Annie sounds not just shocked, but DISMAYED by Dan’s #1 resort.ย  Disillusioned even.ย  (Look, no spoilers!)

Dan: “I’m a big Rainforest Cafe person, too…” What you can’t tell without listening to this is that his tone is completely apologetic. I keep thinking he’s going to be like “I’m a big Rainforest Cafe person… I’m sorry, guys.”

FWIW I like Rainforest. XD

I *think* Pop was always a little more expensive than the All-Stars. Just slightly.ย  I’m pretty sure I remember pricing out a hundred trips and it being a little over the others, because I put off doing Pop in favour of All Star Movies… then I went to Pop anyway. ๐Ÿ˜›

Between the two of them, Annie and Dan are probably among the crankiest “We don’t like the things everyone else likes” pair of podcast hosts around. And yet they balance each other out b/c every strong opinion that one expresses, the other goes “REALLY?”

 

Episode 25:
Annie is ON in this episode. I don’t want to spoil it for you. But she is prepared for many, many different song stylings in the first two minutes alone. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy birthday, Dan!ย  He is 191 years old today. Is anyone surprised?

I wonder if what Dan is saying is true, that it’s mainly the Twitterati that dislikes the whole FastPass+ thing and that most everyone else likes it. I know of a few people outside of Twitter who are concerned by it… but not vehemently or anything. Just they’re confused & worried. Which is probably normal, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

I completely buy Annie’s theory about why Disney isn’t bothering with that movie, whatever it’s called. Escape from Tomorrow? Anyway yeah. Ignore it and so will everyone else. If they try to take it down it becomes “THE MOVIE DISNEY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE!!”

Oh what? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade is going away?ย  I finally saw that for the first time last October and I actually really liked it. Now it’s going to be just one of those moments never to be repeated. Ah well.ย  It’s funny… almost every parade Disney has ever had, I’ve only seen once, if that.

What I’ve heard is that PUSH no longer has a dressing room or anything. But I don’t know. I thought they said that on 2/8. Yeesh, too complicated!

“Teachers are pedophiles all the time!” In spite of the hyperbolic nature of this comment, she’s right, I have a former teacher who was just arrested for pedophilia. Anyway – look, the point I think both Dan and Annie are making is that if there is a job that works with kids, pedophiles are going to want to have that job.ย  There are protective procedures in place and I think if there were not you’d have WAY MORE problems cropping up.

You sure you want to make fun of the head of a Disneyland gang on your podcast? You might end up dead next time you go to DL, Dan. ๐Ÿ˜›ย  That said I am HIGHLY amused. XDย  WOW! They really roll out the “you are all just jealous of our amazing club” excuse? Seriously?!ย  Even to Cast Members? “Any Cast Member who thinks we are arrogant is just jealous that they don’t love Disneyland as much as we do!” LOL. OH MY.

Least Romantic Disney Movie that Features a Romance! I LOVE IT.ย  Annie: “You didn’t say ‘that features a romance’!”ย  D’oh. Pick, RUINED.ย  Now I have to figure out what my answer will be.ย  Ummmm… Nope, I got nothing.

Least romantic date for Disney: Chef Mickey’s is a good pick. I’d say Crystal Palace though.ย  Electric Umbrella, what? What is more romantic than dining under an umbrella, I ask you.

Nope, disagree with your pick for the movie, Dan. I’d say – OOOH!ย  I know!ย  Hunchback of Notre Dame. That’s my pick.ย  Tacked-on romance.

“Think of how many bugs would be hitting you on the face while you’re flying around up there.”
“But there are none! I watched them do it, and there are none.” LOL, thanks for that, Annie.

Aha! Annie mentioned my pick. YEP! .

Annie sounds so sad at the end of this episode. It was kind of awesome Annie! Really, it wasn’t like all THAT bad… No, I enjoyed it. XDย  It took me all day for some reason but I had fun ๐Ÿ˜€

OMG YOU GUYS stop making fun of the Canada pavilion! XDย  (Everyone does it, I’m used to it, go ahead.)

 

Episode 7:
Soarin’ was composed by Jerry Goldsmith who is my favourite composer that is not Danny Elfman or John Williams. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  No, seriously, I feel like he’s the guy who wins just for his music and not for the movies he’s been associated with.

Seat of our pants!

Annie has an idea about a Halloween Party that actually IS scary, to be held at Hollywood Studios.ย  Similar to what Enchanted Tiki Talk kind of sort of got at (flinging ooze at people), but no mention of ooze, and deliberately actually scary. ๐Ÿ™‚

Annie: “It gives me a weird feeling in my… stomach, or soul, or whatever.” I’m sorry, b/c I know what she’s getting at and it’s more serious, but I like that she isn’t really sure which it is.ย  Anyway… “Half-pint brawlers”. Hm. Agreed about exploitation.

So I tend to get really lucky and very rarely get stuck on rides. I thought we were going to get stuck on the Gran Fiesta Tour, but we just drifted for about 8 minutes before the ride came back on. Whew. ๐Ÿ™‚

Not realizing you’re on a ride = reptilian brain, as Annie puts it.

I don’t… THINK you used to crash into the glass… I remember riding it in 1995, and the scene with the window that becomes the Twilight Zone window (and breaks) was exactly what I remembered when I did it again in 2004.ย Oh no, I see what you’re saying… the group of ghosts was different? What I remember is still pretty much what they have… like I don’t remember the ghosts, then the doors closing and going up, then the room where it becomes the Twilight Zone, then going up – I remember the ghosts being in the room that becomes the Twilight Zone, then the glass breaks, then they go up. But there were 9 years in between my first and second rides, so…

I was all about to say “Aw, I reply to you guys!!” but then I realized I’m listening to an episode from October so none of this matters. XDย  I also actually am perpetually NOT ON and I miss everything you say, and I feel like I’d be Number One Stalker if I went back and replied to everything since the last time I was on, so…

Number One Stalker will just go over here now… *whistles*

OOOHHHH GOSSIP! ๐Ÿ˜€

I like you guys. REBECCA calm down this was from October. XD

I agree, I think that Annie would be followed to hear the things she’d say. People would love that. Me, I have to constantly watch myself…

Annie’s very favourite person on Twitter!ย  It’s me right? It’s…. oh. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Well, I guess this is a good reason to like someone other than me. @WestcotCenter?ย  Following now. SEE? I listen!ย  (…THIS WAS OCTOBER, REBECCA…)

I actually am kind of dying to know who you are talking about, but I don’t want to encourage bad-mouthing in the fandom. If you CHOOSE to do this on your own I am not held responsible.

Like how there is now a sidetrack about how Monsters Inc Laugh Floor’s acronym is MILF. Tadaaaaaa

Underwaterland instead of Avatarland. Discuss.

OMG Dan! You and I agree completely on the Big-Ass Hat!ย  Though Annie’s willingness to pay to see the hat get blown up IS intriguing.

And we end on a Three Caballeros note! That makes ME happy. ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a magical daaaaay!

Annie and Danny’s FastPass Podcast: Legacy Style

Thought I’d get a few more episode notes out before the weekend for your reading… listening… I’ll just say viewing. For your viewing pleasure!ย  It makes as much sense as anything else. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the ADFPPC logo. Pretty swank. ;D

We return once more to the continuing stoooooory of a podcast that’s gone to the… dang. I lost it.ย  I don’t know where I was taking that.

I’m going to preface this to say… “Sass Mouth” means R-rated. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Episode 3:

This is an episode I’ve listened to and greatly enjoyed, and ifย  memory serves, is the first one where Annie gets really distracty. In THIS one she can blame it on alcohol. However it seems to set the precedent for later eps where no alcohol is consumed. I mean, that she mentions anyway…

Annie’s point that some argue that Walt Disney made Snow White to make money is a good one, b/c as she points out, nobody thought this WOULD make money. He was taking a HUGE risk and I don’t think he actually thought he was going to get rich off of it.ย  I’m thinking his entire hope was to just accomplish it, because he knew it would be a great accomplishment, and I think down deep he thought it would be successful – but I really, truly doubt he was thinking of it as “We’re going to be SO RICH” because there just wasn’t anything else to compare that to so there was no reason to assume that they would.

Ah, this ep is the one with the talk of Dan’s dream to travel back in time and put Pinto Colvig into a closet somewhere and claim the role of Goofy for himself. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Annie, for putting him on the spot. XD

Annie: “I would just like to mention, in the list of animators they show at the beginning, I noticed there was a man named ‘Bernard Garbutt’.”
Thanks for that, Annie. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dan: “So you have not seen Lord of the Rings or the new Star Wars movies, but you have seen Chuggington?”
Annie: “NO, I haven’t SEEN Chuggington, I’m just aware of it!”

But she *has* watched “A Talking Cat?” or whatever she referred to earlier, so… YOU decide. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love that Dan bleeps out Annie’s language with a vocal “beep!” noise. Which is put in later, obviously, and that is what makes it funny.

AN INTERMISSION! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Wow. I feel really relaxed! Aw, I was grooving on that.

OK, I love the discussion on how Annie says “Thank you very much” b/c my daughter uses the hard “th” instead of soft, as Dan points out that Annie did… and she has no idea what he’s talking about… LOL!ย  I also love Annie’s actual “Thank you… VERY much” delivery. It reminds me of a thing from “3rd Rock from the Sun”.

Why are there random bleeps in here? LOL!

Annie, so drunk…

Dan: “There must be two sets of cleaning scenes.”
Annie: “No,ย  you’re just dumb…”

The fact that Dan refers to Once Upon A Time as “questionable”, but also is aware that they address the matter of where dwarves come from, amuses me to no end. XDย  “It’s watchable.” Yeah. That’s kind of how I’d describe it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

“I don’t think I mentioned it, maybe I did, but my mom loves Dopey…” I can’t tell if she sincerely doesn’t remember or if she’s being sarcastic.

Dan has several really great comments about this. “The birds are jerks.” “I get the feeling they all want to murder Doc.”

You know, the talk about how Snow White is kind of dumb for having no sense of self-preservation – I’m sorry, Annie, you were crying while you watched it? AWWWWW! Anyway – this got me thinking, like, do you think maybe Snow White has never ever set a single foot outside of the castle in her life and just no real world schema whatsoever that she can relate to?

So it’s like, she gets a crazy case of whatever the opposite of claustrophobia is, she runs until she finds a house, and she has NO concept of the fact that you don’t just go into random houses without being invited.ย  Then, since her stepmother has been making her clean all her life it makes sense to her to clean up this place since that’s like, her job… But other than that she’s just total sunshine.ย  Maybe the way she talks to the dwarfs is how her nannies always talked to her growing up so she thinks that’s how people interact.ย  I mean… maybe Snow White just has absolutely the WORST socialization of any Disney princess EVER and she just doesn’t know better.

Having said all that I think she’s adorable, little miss sunshine. Awwww. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Episode 22:
Omelette du fromage, mon petit ami!ย  Annie is genuinely going for an entire episode in French, and made it about a minute.

Wes and Dan’s Bird Podcast has a really hardcore manly theme song.

Dan: Why is Mater more popular than Lightning McQueen?
Annie: ‘Cause he’s the only funny, interesting one.
Dan: You think he’s funny and/or interesting?

Dan actually says “and/or” out loud. I love it when people do that. XDย  I also love the implication of disagreement inherent in that question.

No, there is something weird about Miss Piggy bacon cupcakes.

Ahhh, the discussion I’ve been waiting for: blunt opinions about Saving Private Banks. (Yes I know, that was intentional.) I have a feeling I will agree with at least one of you, but that’s unfair of me, because I have not seen the movie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Emma Thompson, and BJ Novak/Jason Schwartzman – the reasons I DO want to see it. Tom Hanks – among the several reasons I don’t.ย  I LOVE Tom Hanks, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t want to see him as Walt Disney.

Dan’s mention of the Grantland review/perspective is kind of dead-on. My father, btw, grew up on Mary Poppins stories and when he saw the movie (as a child) he felt it was fundamentally WRONG to have Mary Poppins pretty, singing, warm and caring and only slightly standoffish.

I have read the first book, btw, to my daughter last year.ย  It’s bizarre and wonderful, and Poppins is utterly different. Everyone loves her and she loves no one. It’s… strange but I loved it, but my husband did not. LOL.

Now, ultimately, I think that the Disney movie is FANTASTIC. I love Walt Disney’s take on the story and I think the decisions he made on it were terrific.ย  I think it works as a movie in a way the book would not. HOWEVER… it’s the way this movie presents it that troubles me.ย  Disney and his magic overcome cranky old PL Travers.ย  I mean, it’s… it’s very self-congratulatory of the Walt Disney Company and I think that’s the thing that leaves a sour taste in my mouth.ย  It mythologizes the reality of Walt Disney, of his company, his productions, etc etc etc.

Again though, haven’t seen the movie, goin’ by the trailer, TOTALLY not fair of me. ๐Ÿ™‚

So Okay! Disney Dummies. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Annie’s vocal delivery of this story is perfect.

In this mother-daughter conversation about smokers, if the daughter is like 5 years old, I can vouch that kids will just say this kind of thing, legitimately. Somehow I have this image of a 9-year-old or something though. XDย  And as the parent I’d have been all “Shhhhh! Honey, they can hear you!” XDย  Because I’m a coward that way.

I kind of liked Dino-Rama. Did it for the first time this past trip. If I had been by myself and not with a 7-year-old, though, probably would have skipped it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, but as with many things that I love, I still can say, needs something fresh.ย  So I agree, update or replace with a new show!ย  And not a car show, please…

 

Episode 4:
This is officially the last of the first episodes that I listened to, I’m pretty sure.ย  At least I’m making some headway (but not really, only 2 eps a week?ย  We’re going to be doing this for another 15 weeks.)

I am jammin’ to the World of Colour song!

Dan’s definition of “Best” is everyone else’s definition of “Best”, except substitute themselves in for him when talking about whose fave it is.

LOL Annie’s mother is mad at Dan for not liking Dopey. XD

Annie is really scared that people won’t realize she’s always kidding, and will think that she is just really dumb. Hahahaha, I don’t know why I find that so hilarious. XD

Dan wants to join a Disneyland “Social club” aka Gang.
Annie: “I don’t think you’re cool enough.”
Dan: “How dare you.”

So the Yeti is unfixable on Expedition Everest?ย  I guess since I never saw it when it worked right, I’m not missing it that much. We liked it. Y’know the first time I went on it I totally didn’t actually see the Yeti at the end. XD The second time I was like “HOLY GOD! WHOA!”ย  It was hilarious. XDย  But I didn’t say “Aah! The Yeti!”

This scuba diver fantasy is alarming. Came out of nowhere. XDย  “50 Shades of Nemo”, ugh, NO XD

Dreamfinder is a creepy dude but… I love him. Maybe b/c I’ve heard interviews with the guy who played him in the parks and he’s hilarious.

Annie: “What about science?…ience…?”
Dan: “Yeah, exactly… that’s a weird thing you just said.”

I am POSITIVE that nobody would miss Iago and Zazu if they were taken out. I mean, you’re right, if they took them out and made the attraction just birds without there being a history, nobody would love it, but they wouldn’t do that. But if they JUST took out Iago and Zazu I bet nobody would cry.

I actually didn’t care at all about Alien Encounter. I went on it once and didn’t actually remember having done so. I mean, I didn’t dislike it (I don’t think), I just don’t remember it. But Stitch, c’mon… really? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I’m all about failing to finish blogging projects. ALL about it!

You know what’s the best part of the Twilight Zone theme? Them bongoes. ๐Ÿ˜€

Episode 23:
Welcome to another episode of Annie and Danny’s Legacy FastPass Podcast. That’s a really long name.ย  Oooh, All-Dan, All The Time!

Annie seems to have confused dead birds with Disney.

Creature Comforts in DAK becoming a new restaurant. I don’t know where that is, so I won’t miss it… I have a feeling you’re right about the Starbucks speculation.

And now I have heard little kids singing “Let It Go”. I hadn’t bothered with any of the videos but now I kind of feel like I’ve lived it all. Hahaha. XD

Annie knows fully well what a “glory hole” is. Nice feigning of innocence, but I’m not buying it. Though I am very amused by the supposedly-fired janitor.

The “Andy’s coming!” rumour drives me nuts. Because it’s like, way to kill something that was hidden and a little fun. ๐Ÿ˜›

This story about the bus driver who likes to give incorrect trivia amuses me. Is this intentional? Is he deliberately giving misinformation? I wonder if CMs make a game of this?

OMG, the worst Space Mountain story I’ve ever heard! XD

I DECLARE YOU DEAD.ย  Yeah!

Okay, someone needs to explain to me if there is a way to find, rate and review podcasts on iTunes without actually downloading them or having an account. Because the having an account part is not going to happen for me (don’t ask why) but I want to support my faves over there. Is it possible? Pls comment if it is, and let me know how! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Episode 5:
Annie is apparently geniunely excited by Dan reporting live on location from Disneyland. There is something so cute about that.

Dan: “The Interwebs are EVERYWHERE!”
I don’t know why but that REALLY makes me laugh. XD

Dan is at the Del Sol Inn, and throws his enthusiasm in its general direction. ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s funny to go back to earlier episodes when they bothered to bleep out Annie’s potty mouth.

Dan is really “on” with this episode.ย  Yeah, broth!ย  Noodles in broth!ย  Anyway… YAY, Disneyland at Halloween time!ย  I want to go back, both to WDW and to Halloween. ๐Ÿ™‚

I went to WDW for my birthday but it was in May 2008, before they started the “Free admission” thing. ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  So no free gifts for me! But I did get a lot of happy birthdays and cool stuff like that. ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh I wish I’d known about the failed scavenger hunt. I could have said “Ooh, I have no ideas, but that sounds great!” if I had known. (Kind of useless over here:)

HOW do you melt Crocs to the sidewalk?!ย  While wearing them??

This scavenger hunt is pretty awesome. I want one custom-made. OH. How interested do you think people would be in getting these made for them? LOL!

Bwahahaha the Jedi Training Academy one. XD “Say, man, can I sign up for this? Is there like an adult one I could then?”

This is the best part, okay? This is the best: They’re discussing what noise should be the bleep noise and Annie says it should be Donald Duck making that temper tantrum noise he makes. Which turns into impressions of Donald, which then leads to this like quacking noise.

Dan: “That was an actual duck, though, that wasn’t Donald.”
Annie: “Where did that come from?!”
Dan: “I don’t know, it was me.”

I DON’T KNOW, IT WAS ME. XD

And then there’s like 20 seconds of Annie doing her Donald impression over and over. Gahahaha.

Some strong opinions about small world up in here.

YES! Best use of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure in any podcast, EVER!

“I want to drink vicariously through other people being reDONKulous on Tweeter.” And she didn’t mean to say Tweeter, that’s why it’s funny XD

Dan: master of impressions. I couldn’t even tell that was him and not Annie at the end there. ๐Ÿ˜›

Follow @beefydisney and @djphob on Twitter! Plus there is also @FastPassPodcast, where you can keep up with the whole show.

Have a magical day! ๐Ÿ˜€

Annie and Danny’s FastPass Podcast: Now For Something Completely Different

[A note before I start: I began these notes about 2 weeks ago so they’re all over the place. lol!]

Well guess what.

I finished listening to Mickey Mutineers so I’m going to take up listening to what I sort of consider its spinoff show, Annie and Danny’s Fastpass Podcast.

This is the ADFPPC logo. Pretty swank. ;D

This is the ADFPPC logo. Pretty swank. ;D

Why do I call it a spinoff?ย  Because I first heard of Annie, aka @djphob, when she wrote in listener questions to the Mutineers and she was really funny and I was like “I like her.” ๐Ÿ˜›ย  But don’t ignore Dan, aka @BeefyDisney.ย  Dan is kind of quieter but also hilarious.ย  He comes up with the titles of each episode, after all.

Anyway, they are not in any way actually a spinoff of the Mutineers, but they were GUESTS on that show a few weeks ago so I can pretend like they are characters from the Mutineers who got their own show. Much like the Great Gildersleeve did after starting out on Fibber McGee and Molly. Or I don’t know, whatever. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  (But really it’s not a spinoff. MAN, I’m not starting this out very favorably!)

Okay, so here is how things stand with A&DFPPC. Say that three times fast. ๐Ÿ˜›ย  I have listened to the first, um, four episodes?ย  And then I lost track of the entire world for a while.ย  And now there are 19 episodes. NINETEEN!ย  Are you out of your MIND?!ย  (I’m sorry guys, I just had a lot of caffeine.)ย  So I’m going to do what I did with the Mutineers, and start listening to current eps each week, then timewarping back and listening to the older ones.ย  Bouncing around all over the interwebs, that’s me. ๐Ÿ™‚ [Ed. Note: On the day I post this there are 21 eps, not 19.]

One thing I know going in: I like this show.ย  Edited to add: I forgot to add a warning that Annie and Dan use adult language. I’m so used to Mickey Mutineers by now that I almost didn’t even think about it!ย  They really don’t go as far as the Mutineers, but there are some words and phrases you would not want to hear Mickey saying, if you know what I mean…

So here we go!

Starting with: Episode 19

Hello again, Dan!ย  And Annie seems to be channeling accents from Mary Poppins?

Happy Crimbo?

Dan’s parents went to WDW for Christmas and sent him some pins. Annie interprets this as a “Christmas BURN.”

Dan’s idea that Joe Rohde is a fictional person played by an actor. XD

Year of No Children? I have to confess: although I love taking my kids there and I would not go during an actual Year With No Children (as if such a thing would exist), the thought of going to the parks without all the strollers… that’s pretty amazing.

Dan: “I went to Disneyland three times.” Annie: *repeats in a mocking nasal voice*

Jealous. ๐Ÿ˜€

Dan’s pro-tip: If you want a really nice, clean bathroom, always use a hotel bathroom.ย  Now personally, I have never thought of this specifically, but looking back he’s ABSOLUTELY right.

Annie and Danny call No Way on a made-up story about falling into horse poop.ย  And Annie voices something I’ve wondered: why do people do this (make up the stories)? What do they gain from it?ย  I’ve been thinking about this since the Mutineers read a Trip Advisor story about a family finding a baggie of pot inside a hotel hamper at Grand Floridian.ย  A resort where THERE ARE no hotel hampers. ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope everyone who would listen to this podcast would know the I’m Too Excited To Sleep commercial.

Did you just say they have a jaunty “Teen Beach Club” song? *rewinds* YES!ย  Annie said Teen Beach Club.ย  Its sequel will be Teen Yacht Club! ๐Ÿ˜€

Enjoying the talk of Frozen. I haven’t really had a chance to talk in details about it with anyone, except my husband, who wasn’t really impressed. *G*ย  AMEN to the comment on the trolls not contributing.ย  Everyone knows it too, and that’s why you never see anyone talking about the trolls or how much they love the trolls or whatever.ย  No marketing with them either.ย  They don’t bug me really, they just slow the film down.

After all that Mutineer stuff, it’s weird listening to a podcast where the hosts have actual conversations and listen to each other instead of making suggestive one-liners and talking over each other all the time. XDย  No judging on which I prefer, just very different. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So now I’m leaping back all the way to Episode 1! The introduction to the two of you is so cute.

Well I have now gone to literallyunbelievable.org and can see myself wasting a day or five there. ๐Ÿ™‚

And now ten minutes in we are at the discussion of why it sucks to discuss politics, religion, and money on Facebook.ย  We got there from Mary Poppins.

I refuse to feel guilty for taking my small children to WDW and I’m not sorry. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just so we all know where we stand, lol.ย  I am however sorry when small kids detract from anyone’s experience at Disney, and I mean that sincerely.

Once again I agree with Annie, that I want rides to exist without being tied into something else with SYNERGY; but I also love the Gran Fiesta Tour and things. I mean, when it’s done subtly.ย  And that’s a good point about kids who are like, 10 or so have never lived in a world without Jack Sparrow… For those kids going on Pirates and not seeing Jack, it would be like “What is this weird ripoff of the movies, couldn’t they get the rights to the characters or something??” LOL.

Apparently everyone should go look up a video that Dan doesn’t know the name of which has something to do with Phantom Menace, and since I’m at work, I am not doing it. I’m sorry Dan. I’m so, so sorry.

“Do not get into the physical aspects of planes being in love!”–Annie

And now jumping forward again to Episode 20

We are discussing Pocahontas, which I have never seen. I’ll take your wildly divergent words on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

This episode is actually meant to be called “The David Ogden Stiers Roles Episode!” I did NOT know he was in Alf!ย  So I have learned something today!

Holy moley, Annie, I have ALWAYS been into voice actors!ย  I have FOUND my podcast! It’s not about voice actors, but it’s about Disney and goes on about voice actors and hey, that’s-a for ME!

I’m not sure why I end up reviewing all the podcasts with the potty mouth hosts. XD I mean, it doesn’t bother me at all but it makes me look a lot less family-friendly than I am!ย  I even use asterisks instead of swearing in print! Hahaha.

So, a lot of the time when Dan and Annie discuss things and they disagree, I tend to agree with Annie.ย  I don’t know why, I just usually already hold her opinion on some level (like the trolls in Frozen).ย  But here I have to side with Dan.ย  Except for the part where I haven’t actually seen Pocahontas.ย  The fact is though, I have no plans to and I dislike scenes when I happen to see them.ย  Don’t kill me, Disney folks. It’s not the characters, it’s the presentation.

Annie: “They need to make an Anne Frank Princess movie.”ย  See, take things out of context and they’re even funnier. ๐Ÿ™‚

Theory: I think they changed lyrics in the songs b/c kids are likely to sing these songs without realizing how major the songs are. So you can have dialogue that talks about killing “savages”, but you want to watch what an 8-year-old might wander around singing. “Dirty Redskin Savages, lalala!”

So the consensus is that the two songs Pocahontas sings are fantastic. I’m going to go one more on the Cranky Pants page and say… I don’t care for Colors of the Wind at all. Except for the version Brian Wilson did. I used to dislike all the songs but Just Around the Riverbend grew on me a little.

Episode 2:
I just realized I love that each episode starts off with a song that relates to the ep. I didn’t just realize that each ep does this. I just realized that I love it, that’s all.

Apparently everyone knew all this time what twerking was except me. I STILL haven’t seen it. (I will never be “With It”.)

Dan’s complete unawareness of what gets played on Radio Disney is ADORABLE (and familiar; he could be me!).ย  And his critique of the Jonas Brothers song about going to the year 3000 – this is like a Grumpy Old Man critique. “Not much has changed but we live underwater? Right there the song is immediately flawed!”ย  Hahaha.ย  With ya, buddy. XD

This makes me want to rewatch Atlantis. (Actually I’ve wanted to do that since I listened to this ep the first time, but I haven’t yet. Hm.)ย  Hey, it’s streaming on Netflix…

Atlantis: The Musical!ย  Somebody give this a kickier title.

OLIVER AND COMPANY?ย  Really? It’s… well… It is a Meh film. But what if I’m a big fan of Huey Lewis singing the opening song? What then Dan??

Drinking game podcast ep. Want. Has this happened yet, or is it the Snow White Leads to Sass Mouth ep?

Rosie O’Donnell is one of the three or so reasons I refuse to see Tarzan. She’s probably the main reason.

Do not remake Captain EO. I love EO. I don’t want it to stay around forever by any means but good heavens I’d rather see something NEW, not a remake of EO.

Episode 21:
Annie just got her own extended, tinny fanfare. XD

Improv? Wait, improv podcast? Oh I see… improv a sketch. Ironically racist. XDย  All in song. LOL.ย  And Dan’s efforts at keeping this inoffensive… scuttled by Annie… so cute.

Dan: We like ALL the races here. Annie: All the racists?

On the breaking ground for Avatarland: Dan: Did you see the giant Navi guy? Annie: Yeah! I didn’t notice him at first!

I’m going to call Avatarland “Wizarding World of Pandora” just to troll it.

Annie doesn’t know Launchpad’s name? My heart is breaking ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I had never, ever thought about people ruining the races for everyone by signing up just to meet characters and not being interested in the running. That sucks!

HEY I got a shoutout! Or was that a different Rebecca?ย  I think I was trying to be polite because I haven’t seen Pocahontas before so maybe Dan didn’t mean me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  I definitely don’t like it, or want to see it, because I’m Ms. Grumpypants, but I probably shouldn’t say so since I haven’t SEEN it. LOL!

Oh Dan. DDP hasn’t included tip since like 2007. My professional opinion on the Dining Plan is that it really depends on how much you WANT to eat at table service restaurants etc. If you could go with just counter service most of the time, pay out of pocket. Unless you can get a free plan. Then take it. Seriously – if it’s free, it is worth it. Otherwise you have to really do the math. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is maybe the best shoutout I’ve ever had. XD LOL you guys!ย  I get R. Kelly mentions at work and from friends all the durn time but this is the FUNNIEST. It really is, I’m not sure why but I’m laughing hard. XD Thank you ^_^

NEWSFLASH! I use too many smilies. Woo!

Moving on from ME… I love Top whatever lists.

YOU GUYS. I AGREE about Grand Floridian!

But I like both of your second choices. So we’re back at square one again. (what? I don’t know.)ย  I do like Dan’s assessment, “It hurts me.”

And I’ve never tried either of the number ones.ย  Tadaaaaa!

And now underrated! I’m on Team Captain EO apparently.

Dang, now we’re talking Michael Jackson’s personal life, and… lol.ย  I’ll just sum up with I agree with Annie on pretty much every point she makes.ย  Nothing interesting to add here, folks. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love it when Annie successfully annoys Dan into telling her to shut up for a second. XDย  It’s always with something weird, like singing made up lyrics about the Finding Nemo musical. Captain EO vs. Nemo, let’s go!

Disney transportation? Yeah, I’ll buy it. I’m too big a control freak and I prefer to drive, but the buses and boats and things are really good. And yes, the driving does get confusing; I got myself really, really lost a couple of times. ๐Ÿ™‚

“I do all kinds of horrible shady things to use that back entrance.” Too much Mickey Mutineers ova here. You know we’re all thinking it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰