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Matinee Minutiae

28 EpisodesProduced by DJ Starsage & Toppie SmellieWebsite

exploring film and television trivia through history and pop culture

28 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

The Waltons - The Thanksgiving Story (1973)

November 18th, 2019

1:01:50

DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind The Waltons - The Thanksgiving Story 1973 CBS tv special starring Richard Thomas and Ralph Waite. Join us Live 12/6 @9pm Eastern on UniVoz

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Good Morning Vietnam (1987) with Steve

November 3rd, 2019

1:06:44

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1987 Biography, Comedy, Drama "Good Morning Vietnam" starring Robin Williams & …

Murder by Death (1976)

October 20th, 2019

1:06:03

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1976 Neil Simon Comedy, Suspense, Thriller "Murder by Death" starring Eileen Brennan and Truman Capote. Join us Live 11/01 @9pm Eastern on UniVoz

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Clueless (1995) with D'Manda Martini

October 5th, 2019

1:10:33

DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1995 Romantic Comedy 'Clueless' starring Alicia Silverstone with guest D'Manda Martini

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You'll Like My Mother (1972)

September 24th, 2019

1:08:34

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1972 Suspense,Thriller "You'll Like My Mother" starring Patty Duke, Rosemary Murphy and Richard Thomas. Join us LIVE on 10/4 @9pm EDT on UniVoz

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Max Dugan Returns (1983)

September 9th, 2019

59:27

In our Season Two premiere DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1983 Neil Simon Comedy Drama 'Max Dugan Returns' starring Marsha Mason, Jason Robards and Introducing Matthew Broderick.

Join us next time 9/20 …

Summer Hiatus 2

September 2nd, 2019

2:07

DJ and Toppie discuss preparations for opening night. We tease our Season Two premire Live on 9/6 @9pm EST on UniVoz

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Summer Hiatus

August 16th, 2019

1:16

Toppie supervises renovations at The Marionette as we prepare for our Season Two Premiere on Sunday, September 9th at 9:00 PM EST

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Thelma and Louise (1991)

July 21st, 2019

1:14:55

In this episode (our Summer finale!) DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1991 Ridley Scott Action, Crime Drama starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. Special Appearances by Aunt Tappie & Bettina Dupree. …

Moulin Rouge (2001)

July 7th, 2019

1:02:28

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 2001 Musical Drama 'Moulin Rouge' starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Join us …

Notorious (1946)

June 25th, 2019

1:01:46

DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the Hitchcock Romantic Drama 'Notorious' (1946) starring Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman. Join us Live on UniVoz 7/5 @9pm Eastern

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VR.5 (1995)

June 12th, 2019

1:01:20

DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1995 Fox tv series VR.5 starring Lori Singer and Louise Fletcher

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Duel (1971)

May 20th, 2019

52:12

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1971 Steven Spielberg action suspense tv movie 'Duel' starring Dennis Weaver and Jacqueline Scott. Join us again Live on 6/7 @9pm Eastern on UniVoz

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Caprice (1967)

May 5th, 2019

56:17

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1967 romantic comedy, spy spoof 'Caprice' starring Doris Day and Richard Harris. Join our next show 5/17 Live @9pm Eastern on UniVoz

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)

April 21st, 2019

58:31

In this episode DJ, Toppie and guest Billy discuss the trivia behind the 1993 live action superhero tv series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Join us next time on 5/9 @9pm on UniVoz

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Ripper Street (2012)

April 7th, 2019

1:06:47

In this (our 13th!) episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 2012 Victorian era UK police drama Ripper Street. Join us Live next time on …

My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)

March 17th, 2019

1:05:04

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1988 Romantic Comedy 'My Stepmother Is An Alien' starring Dan Aykroyd and Kim Bassinger. Join us again 4/5 @9pm EDT Live on UniVoz

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Alien Nation (1989)

March 2nd, 2019

1:03:16

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1989 Kenneth Johnson Fox network sc-fi tv series Alien Nation. Join us Live next time 3/15 @9pm http://univozpods.net

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Manequinn (1987)

February 16th, 2019

58:22

In this episode DJ, Toppie and guest Matt B. discuss the trivia behind 1987 comedy film Manequinn starring Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall and Estelle Getty. Join our audience 3/1 @9pm EST http://univozpods.net

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The X-Files (1993)

February 3rd, 2019

58:28

DJ & Toppie discuss the 1993 Fox tv series 'The X-Files' starring David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson. Join us for our next show on 2/15 @9pm EST univozpods.net

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

January 22nd, 2019

1:01:01

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1968 musical starring Dick VanDyke and Benny Hill. Join us for our next show on 2/1 @9pm http://univozpods.net

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Down to Earth (1984)

January 8th, 2019

57:34

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia surrounding the 1984 TBS sitcom Down to Earth starring Dick Sargent. Join us for our next Live show on Friday 1/18 at 9pm EST visit http://univozpods.net click the …

The Shining (1980)

December 27th, 2018

1:00:23

DJ & Toppie discuss the 1980 Stanley Kubrick horror film with guest Brenda. Our next episode is 1/4 @9pm EST univozpods.net

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Under The Rainbow (1981)

December 9th, 2018

56:17

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the 1981 comedy starring Carrie Fisher & Chevy Chase. Join us every other Friday at 9pm Eastern on UniVoz at http://univozpods.net

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Battlestar Galactica (1978)

November 12th, 2018

1:05:43

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the trivia behind the 1978 ABC tv space drama Battlestar Galactica.

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The Old Dark House (1932)

October 29th, 2018

1:11:15

DJ and Toppie discuss the 1932 film 'The Old Dark House' starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton and Gloria Stuart

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Perry Mason (1957)

October 16th, 2018

58:48

In this episode DJ & Toppie discuss the 1957-1966 television legal drama Perry Mason

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Barbarella (1968)

October 9th, 2018

54:33

In our premiere episode DJ & Toppie discuss a 1968 sci-fi, comic pop culture film. Join us Live on every other Fridays at 8pm Eastern at

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