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Designated Parent

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Kids programming through adult beverages.

85 Episodes | 2019 - 2020


August 3rd, 2020


How are there no dogs or caves in this movie?

Monsters Vs. Aliens

July 27th, 2020


Reminding children that the military industrial complex rains supreme and you only have the rights they want you to have.

Wrinkle in Time

July 20th, 2020


A beautiful acid trip where Oprah pretends to be 30 feet tall and the queen of the universe when we all know she's not a bit over 26 feet tall.


July 13th, 2020


A charming story of an accidental child abduction.


July 6th, 2020


A great reminder of why we drink. G-Force is the story of talking guinea pigs that... honestly, who knows? It's a mess.

Artemis Fowl - LIVE

June 29th, 2020


Tired of social distancing? Wishing we could be in your house with you watching a movie and making snarky comments? Then do we have an episode for …

The Goofy Movie

June 22nd, 2020


In this episode, Adam asks way too many questions about Goofy's biology, classification,  and reproductive cycles.

Finding Nemo

June 15th, 2020


Lisa and Adam discuss gender and clown fish and incorrectly identify the capitol of Australia several times.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

June 8th, 2020


It's Baby's First Wes Anderson this week. Do our kids like style over substance or is this not their cup of fake British tea?


June 1st, 2020


The nostalgia button gets hit again and again as Adam relives his favorite Saturday mornings.

Disney Studio Shorts

May 25th, 2020


This is a weird one. A bunch of short little videos back to back with no coherent theme. Kinda like my life.

The Great Mouse Detective

May 11th, 2020


Not the highest form of Disney animation, but not the worst. Except for that weird part in a mouse strip club.


May 4th, 2020


Adam and Lisa attempt to get banned in China.


April 27th, 2020


Disney picks an unlikely setting for their follow up to Robin Hood.

Spies in Disguise

April 20th, 2020


Will Smith, the voice of the genie from Aladdin, according to my former children, stars as a bird.

He's reached the part of his career where he's doing talking animal movies.

I'm sorry, Will.

Detective Pikachu

April 13th, 2020


In the unofficial sequel to Deadpool 2, Ryan Renolds sasses his way through another franchise.

High School Musical

April 6th, 2020


The movie that spawned 2 sequels, a TV series, a licensable high school musical about this high school musical and a TV show where they watch people …

The Great Muppet Caper

March 30th, 2020


There's a point in the 1980's where you could get a job by walking into an office and demanding one. This is a throwback to that fantasy.

Disney's Zombies

March 23rd, 2020


Reporting on a post apocalyptic vision where humanity has failed its most vulnerable. 

Man, that's hitting a little close to home this week.


March 16th, 2020


We review a movie still in the theaters!

Adam reveals how little he knows about Dungeons and Dragons and Lisa does, too, but she's not surprised about it.

The Incredibles

March 9th, 2020


What could be easier than raising a family? Raising a family of superheroes without anyone knowing they're superheros.

Harry Potter Revisited

March 2nd, 2020


Did you think Lisa got all her questions and concerns about Harry Potter out last time? Well, you were wrong. Here she goes again.

Woody the Woodpecker

February 24th, 2020


Whoever keeps putting these computer animated cartoon and video game characters into movies with real life actors really needs to stop.

Toy Story 4

February 17th, 2020


For what is hopefully, but not probably, the last entry in the Toy Story saga we take a look at the transcendental terror of existence, dabble in the …


February 10th, 2020


Disney brings you Stockholm Syndrome, but cute.


February 3rd, 2020


They make Easter movies now? About the Easter bunny? Was anyone really calling for that?

Secret Life of Pets 2

January 27th, 2020


The sequel we always wanted where we ask many questions about Hu greenlit this movie.

Jimmy Neutron

January 20th, 2020


The third best computer animated film 2001 had to offer.

Year in Review

January 13th, 2020


We did it. We actually stuck with something for an entire year. What have we learned by this?

Nothing much, apparently.

Camp Cool Kids

January 6th, 2020


In this episode, Adam has flashbacks to his days spent outside and remembers why he promised to never do that ever again.

Star Wars Ep. IX - Rise of Skywalker

January 4th, 2020


The final (riiiiight) installment of the Skywalker Saga aka the main Star Wars movie.

We're pretty sure we forgot more than we remembered, but it's still a fun ride.


December 30th, 2019


Anna Kendrick is probably part elf. You can't prove she isn't.

The Christmas Project

December 23rd, 2019



Now that is out of the way, we watch a sappy seasonal movie about recapturing the true meaning of Christmas in …

Star Wars Ep. VIII - The Last Jedi

December 18th, 2019


Sneaking in another episode before the next movie comes out. Enjoy?

Star Wars Ep. VII - The Force Awakens

December 16th, 2019


Because, yes, it's about time it got up and made someone a shitton more money.

Star Wars Ep. III - Revenge of the Sith

December 9th, 2019


Lisa just watched it for the first time. Adam hasn't seen it in years. We get several plot points very wrong. See if you can spot them by yelling at your phone when they pop up!

Star Wars Ep. II - Attack of the Clones

December 2nd, 2019


If you didn't get enough stilted acting and parliamentary procedure from the last episode, have we got a welcome surprise for you!

Star Wars Ep. I - The Phantom Menace

November 25th, 2019


It's as if a million nerds cried out at once, and were still complaining 20 years later.

Star Wars Ep. VI - Return of the Jedi

November 18th, 2019


The Jedi have returned but... why? And for how long? And what's the big plan, anyway? There is a plan, right? I mean, we're not just walking into an obvious trap. Right? Right?

The Lorax

November 11th, 2019


A little, furry man saves the world. Yes, we're talking about Danny DeVito.

Star Wars Ep. V - The Empire Strikes Back

November 4th, 2019


Easily the most watchable of the Star Wars films, probably. At least Lisa thinks so, and she has opinions as to why.

Star Wars Ep. IV - A New Hope

October 28th, 2019


It's a classic. It's required viewing in my house. And, it turns out, Lisa's not impressed.

The Grinch

October 21st, 2019


The most recent re-telling of the legend of the Grinch, which still fails to justify its existence over a 30 minute cartoon.

Alvin and the Chipmunks meet the Wolfman

October 14th, 2019


Think it couldn't get worse than the live action Alvin and the Chipmunk movies? Well, you're right. But this one isn't really worthy of the nostalgia.


October 7th, 2019


The greatest movie of our time?

Probably not.

The greatest performance by Eddy Murphy in a children's movie?

Also, probably no.

Mike Myers' best work?

Still... no.

But it's Shrek and it kept Smashmouth on the radio for …

Descendants 2

September 30th, 2019


With Lisa out of town, Adam has to rely on some even more unreliable narrators to get through this episode.

Descendants 3

September 23rd, 2019


No, you didn't miss an episode. Our kids just didn't want to watch Descendants 2. So we watch this one instead. We'd like to think seeing the second …


September 16th, 2019


In a world where all the Disney films apparently happened at once, and where Beast has united the kingdoms under his iron rule...

Would have been a …

Middle School

September 9th, 2019


The fight club of the next generation.

Wreck it Ralph

September 2nd, 2019


Remember, you can never be anything besides what you were born to be so just make the most of your freakishness and hopefully you can help some of …

Kronk's New Groove

August 26th, 2019


It was the early 2000's and Disney decided everything needed a sequel. Even things they just made. At least this one kept most of the original cast. And, really, that's the best we can say about it.

Daddy Daycare

August 19th, 2019


Eddy Murphy makes kids movies. This one thing you must remember or nothing that follows will make any sense.

Approaching Pluto Nash levels of bad …

Monsters, Inc.

August 12th, 2019


Teaching our kids that anything is acceptable if you're doing it in order to produce energy. Right?

Secret Life of Pets

August 5th, 2019


When their owners are away, pets will get into a series of unbelievable exploits but still somehow make it back home through a locked apartment in time for their owners' return.

But, somehow, it's not terrible.

Emperor's New Groove

July 29th, 2019


The best movie to come out of Disney between 1995 and... well... we're waiting.

Despicable Me 3

July 22nd, 2019


Did the world need 3 Despicable Me movies? No. But they got them anyway. Here's our thoughts on the third.

Peter Rabit

July 15th, 2019


Mediocre children's book turned worse than mediocre children's movie.

It Takes Two

July 8th, 2019


Is this the best Olsen Twins/Kristy Allen/Steve Guttenberg/Rob Base & DJ E-Z crossover event of all time? I mean, I hope not. But here we are.

Malibu Rescue - The Series

July 1st, 2019


Did you think that one movie was enough to tell the saga of the lives of the Malibu Rescue team? You were right. But here's a miniseries anyway.

Malibu Rescue

June 24th, 2019


Stay out of Malibu, Lebowski.

Actually, if at all possible, we should all really try to stay out of this one.

Lego Movie 2

June 17th, 2019


Back after a little time off, we dig into the movies our kids watched on vacation, starting with the sequel to one of my least unfavorite kids movies.

Bedtime Stories

June 10th, 2019


Adam Sandler and Russell Brand bring you the story of how a grown man tries to manipulate kids' imaginations to get everything he ever wanted and …


June 3rd, 2019


Tim Allen stars in what was not his worst film of 2006. But it's bad. It's really, really bad.

Tornado Update

May 30th, 2019


We are fine. Everything is not fine. But we are fine.

Lion King

May 27th, 2019


Reviewing a masterpiece before the inevitable unnecessary remake.

Hippy Juice

1 Cup Watermelon Vodka
1/2 Cup Rum
1/2 Cup Triple Sec
Top a gallon with pink Country Time lemonade made to instructions.

Avengers: Endgame

May 20th, 2019


We're in the endgame now...

We finish up last week's discussion about the Marvel Cinematic Universe by looking at Avengers: Endgame.

Again, maybe some spoilers.

Lisa vs. The Marvel Cinematic Universe

May 13th, 2019




Lisa and Adam blow through the entire MCU up to Endgame in a single episode. Spoilers abound, but so does confusion.

Also, Adam is wrong, …

Harry Potter

May 6th, 2019


We have many questions about the Harry Potter universe. But since half the team is a drunk Hufflepuff, we may never know the answers.

Christmas Chronicles

April 29th, 2019


Snake Pliskin does Santa Clause. Not the weirdest casting for the jolly old elf, but not a great movie, either.


1 oz. Raspberry Vodka
1 …

Odd Squad

April 22nd, 2019


A love letter to Canadian children's programming, and why you should be listening to their soundtracks.

Chicken Little

April 15th, 2019


The timeless tale of why your town probably shouldn't get a significant portion of its identity from that time you all freaked out because a four …


April 8th, 2019


Here's an idea... let's make a kids movie based on Greek mythology. It's the only logical direction to go after the success that was Hunchback of …

Emoji Movie

April 1st, 2019


It's a movie... about emoji. We've hit the bottom and kept digging.

Christopher Robin

March 24th, 2019


What could possibly be creepier than the 1980's Winnie the Pooh show on the Disney Chanel? Oh. Yeah. Christopher Robin with PTSD.

Super Buddies

March 18th, 2019


The final installment of a 14-ish movie series based on that one video that won America's Funniest Home Videos in 1991. Really.

Spy Kids 4D All the Time in the World

March 11th, 2019


The most unsettling moving Robert Rodriguez's production company has ever made.


March 4th, 2019


Adam's awkward answers about anthropomorphic automotive anatomy.

Into the Spiderverse

February 25th, 2019


Can an infinite number of radioactive spiders biting an infinite number of moody teens create a good movie?

Gnome Alone

February 18th, 2019


Looking into the happy side of child neglect and abandonment, it's this week's episode of Designated Parent.

Captain Underpants

February 14th, 2019


Seriously, who is looking after these kids in Piqua, Ohio?

Hotel Transylvania 3

February 4th, 2019


The exciting conclusion to the immortal Hotel Transylvania trilogy. Wait, who are we kidding? They're going to make more and more of theses until they lose all meaning and outnumber the Land Before Time movies.

Fuller House

January 28th, 2019


Tonight we dissect the multi-generational trauma that is Fuller House,  where nothing makes sense and everything seems like it was written by aliens …

Santa Paws

January 21st, 2019


A movie about a talking dog and its friends saving Christmas. Because that's original. Pass the Merlot.

The Chipmunks: The Road Chip

January 17th, 2019


Our first episode, recorded on a dare. One of us gets a little drinky while we try to remember what happened in the movie we literally just watched. This time it's the sequel to the sequel to the Squeakquel. Because no …

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