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Episode 198 - Look Who’s Talking Too: LIVE!

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It’s John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and a bunch of telepathic babies. Paul, June, and Jason discuss the 1990 romantic comedy Look Who’s Talking Too. Live from Denver, they talk about the production design of the apartment, the babies finding a crack pipe, and the product placement of babies watching real commercials.

 

 

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I remember seeing these movies as a kid and all I could really remember was being deeply upset by the opening of John Travolta and Kirstie Ally fucking/ the sperm and the egg. I still hate it. 

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Do you know the best way to survive this movie?  You have to convince yourself that this is a prequel to The Last Boy Scout.

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Speaking of (somewhat) inappropriate baby outfits I used to own an obscene number of baby sized bikinis including one string bikini with two strawberries for a top. There's also a vhs of me and one of my mom's best friend's babies dressed as cheerleaders complete with headbands with hair sewn on them in pigtails. But my best baby stories involves the facts that apparently I used to enjoy riding the vacuum cleaner and locking myself in my grandparents dog's cage to chill. I have photos of all of these somewhere. 

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10 minutes ago, gigitastic said:

Speaking of (somewhat) inappropriate baby outfits I used to own an obscene number of baby sized bikinis including one string bikini with two strawberries for a top. There's also a vhs of me and one of my mom's best friend's babies dressed as cheerleaders complete with headbands with hair sewn on them in pigtails. But my best baby stories involves the facts that apparently I used to enjoy riding the vacuum cleaner and locking myself in my grandparents dog's cage to chill. I have photos of all of these somewhere. 

I saw one that had the words "Future Porn Star" written across the front.

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How long does everyone think the original cut of this movie was? Since the movie goes all over the place with no real connective tissue between scenes, I can't tell if they just had a barebones script or had a huge list of ideas and only left in what they consider the "best" parts. It was a rushed production so maybe they didn't have a full script and figured we can fill it out with funny baby voiceover and we have great actors. On the other hand, the movie takes place over at least a year and nine months and they cut out tons of stuff that wasn't working (which is all the movie but you know what I'm saying). I imagine the producers saying "There's only 60 minutes here. We need another 20 minimum to release this" or "This monstrosity is over two hours and nothing is funny. Cut it down to 80 minutes and we can fit in an extra showing a day to make money." I can honestly see either scenario.

That would potentially explain why this seems like a series of vignettes instead of an actual movie. Or why characters come and go for no discernible reason. Or why Mel Brooks is the voice of the toilet for one scene. For example, the first scene with Kirstie Alley and her accountant friend, it's introduced with two women getting keys from someone on a fire escape who walk by Kirstie Alley eating then are never seen again. Who were these women?

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I haven't seen this movie since I was young. I remember not liking it. 

But I am in the middle of the podcast and I want to ask you guys if I am remembering the FIRST movie correctly. As I recall, Mikey talks in Bruce Willis's voice, yes. George Segal is the bio dad and he's a real douchebag. He is her boss, was already married and Kirstie Alley thought he would leave his wife but he doesn't and she later finds out he has other women on the side as well.

John Travolta develops and inexplicable relationship after the baby is born in his cab (or after he drives her to the hospital?) Then he becomes Mikey's babysitter, right? So he takes care of the kid. Which is how he bonds with Mikey and slowly falls in love with Kirstie Alley, right? (But they immediate have problems in this one? After all that build up?)

Then she randomly becomes obsessed with Mikey needing a dad. Mikey meets George and thinks he's a douchebag. There is a scene where they wreck his office (I remember Mikey being like, "yeah let's trash the place!")

And the end is Mikey is in jeopardy somehow and John Travolta saves him at which point Mikey utters his first REAL word when he calls him "Dada."

I would think that after Mikey speaks for REAL, he would stop having the inner monologue? Wasn't it supposed to express his feelings when he can't actually speak? 

So why not just have Roseanne do the voice of the new kid? And maybe have Bruce Willis do a baby voice? 

I don't get it.

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11 minutes ago, Elektra Boogaloo said:

So why not just have Roseanne do the voice of the new kid? And maybe have Bruce Willis do a baby voice? 

I don't get it.

I would LOVE this movie if Bruce Willis did a baby voice for Mikey actually speaking. That would be amazing. 

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52 minutes ago, KaylaGreet said:

My friend Robert played Mikey's double in this movie. Should I call 1-800-PAUL-ASS?Fuck

Fuck yeah. Get an anecdote.

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7 hours ago, Smigg. said:

I saw one that had the words "Future Porn Star" written across the front.

I don't know how to process this information.  Why???

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This movie set a really terrible example when during the climax they run into the burning apartment building and they see Mikey coming out of the elevator with Julie and he is praised for saving his sister.  If the power had gone out that elevator would have become their tomb.  Take the stairs, Mikey.

I was moderately shocked to see that this movie had credited writers and even more shocked to see that one of them wrote Real Genius!  CameronH, I am sorry if you are learning that from me.  I want to know who is responsible for Rona's lines during the gun in her face meet cute with the psycho brother.  Rona first says "Mollie never said she had a brother." followed seconds later with her saying "Mollie said some wonderful things about you."

I also thought it was a little weird that they didn't try and mine the unplanned pregnancy aspect for some comedy or some tension.  It never gets a single mention through the whole movie.

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I am sad and disturbed to realise this is the second HDTGM movie involved with my sexual awakening as a child. The first was Garbage Pail Kids where I got strange 'belly tingles' for the villain. Now I remember sitting to watch the first Look Who's Talking with my parents and the opening credits being a lot of sperm swimming towards an egg. I looked at my Mum and Dad and asked what were all those tadpoles doing in a film about babies and immediately my Mum turned the VHS off and said 'I think you're too young for this film.'

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While they make light of Richard Pryor opting out of his movie because he was sick, this movie was in development and probably filming the same year he had his second heart attack and had bypass surgery. He might have actually been genuinely not well at the time they were going to record him.

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4 hours ago, ChunkStyle said:

I was moderately shocked to see that this movie had credited writers and even more shocked to see that one of them wrote Real Genius!  CameronH, I am sorry if you are learning that from me.  

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You’re a Master of Evil, ChunkStyle...

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6 hours ago, Elektra Boogaloo said:

I haven't seen this movie since I was young. I remember not liking it. 

But I am in the middle of the podcast and I want to ask you guys if I am remembering the FIRST movie correctly. As I recall, Mikey talks in Bruce Willis's voice, yes. George Segal is the bio dad and he's a real douchebag. He is her boss, was already married and Kirstie Alley thought he would leave his wife but he doesn't and she later finds out he has other women on the side as well.

John Travolta develops and inexplicable relationship after the baby is born in his cab (or after he drives her to the hospital?) Then he becomes Mikey's babysitter, right? So he takes care of the kid. Which is how he bonds with Mikey and slowly falls in love with Kirstie Alley, right? (But they immediate have problems in this one? After all that build up?)

Then she randomly becomes obsessed with Mikey needing a dad. Mikey meets George and thinks he's a douchebag. There is a scene where they wreck his office (I remember Mikey being like, "yeah let's trash the place!")

And the end is Mikey is in jeopardy somehow and John Travolta saves him at which point Mikey utters his first REAL word when he calls him "Dada."

I would think that after Mikey speaks for REAL, he would stop having the inner monologue? Wasn't it supposed to express his feelings when he can't actually speak? 

So why not just have Roseanne do the voice of the new kid? And maybe have Bruce Willis do a baby voice? 

I don't get it.

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I believe you are 100% remembering the first movie right. Now I also haven't seen any of these movies in a long time, but I believe I remember Travolta taking flying lessons in the first movie. He brings Mikey along to one and they have a "moment" over some woman's big boobs (gross) and then he takes the baby on his flying lesson. He takes a child who is not his on a flying lesson without telling the mother beforehand.

I think there's also potential Travolta cheating bullshit in the third movie when the family gets dogs at Christmas. These movies are just terrible.

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32 minutes ago, muttnik said:

I believe you are 100% remembering the first movie right. Now I also haven't seen any of these movies in a long time, but I believe I remember Travolta taking flying lessons in the first movie. He brings Mikey along to one and they have a "moment" over some woman's big boobs (gross) and then he takes the baby on his flying lesson. He takes a child who is not his on a flying lesson without telling the mother beforehand.

I think there's also potential Travolta cheating bullshit in the third movie when the family gets dogs at Christmas. These movies are just terrible.

This game me such a vivid flashback to seeing this movie that I would never have remembered otherwise. Doesn't John Travolta look at the woman's breasts then cut to Mikey saying "Lunch!"?

Also, I saw all these movies as a kid but and also watched the very obvious rip off television show Baby Talk with a kid named Mickey (legally not Mikey).

 

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When June mentioned that "no penis" might be a problematic way of describing women, she neglected to connect that to the moment when in-utero Julie discovers herself and says, "two eyes, two ears ... two mouths?!"

Also, since the father decides whether the child is male or female, at least half of John Travolta's sperm should have sounded like Rosanne. 

Also also, those sperm not only got through the diaphragm, but James was on top of the covers and they were both clothed when they started fucking. I'd kind of like to thing those little gamete guys and gals overcame some serious adversity. 

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So i've watched all the movies in this series multiple times. I think I can pretty comfortably say that this one is the fucking worst. It's boring and a little depressing that the couple we watched fall in love in the previous movie are almost immediately at odds with one another in this. And Roseanne's voice acting is just grating. Elias Koteas is also a really strange casting choice for this movie as well. He just brings a super weird energy to the role. Like if his story arc had ended up with him being the robber, it wouldnt have surprised me at all.

The third while being garbage does have some weird but funny moments. The fact that Julie walks around with a Charles Barkely doll the entirety of the third movie always stood out as being hilarious, especially when they reveal later that she likes basketball players because she thinks they can fly. I also liked that in the third one, Travolta's character never for a moment entertained the notion of cheating on Kirstie Alley with his boss. The confusion and embarrassment he has for his boss when she reveals her feelings for him was always fucking hilarious to me. 

Also this came out somewhere around the same time as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so when I saw this movie as a kid I actually thought that Casey Jones was also in this movie when Elias Koteas showed up. 

Am I crazy or did they not talk about Gilbert Gottfried's wildly inappropriate cameo as a daycare operator. I think he tells a toddler he'll smack them if they dont start dancing with John Travolta. Speaking of, I know its in Travolta's contract that he has to have a moment where he dances, but this one in particular feels incredibly tacked on. 

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I have to disagree with June about something. Although I won't argue that it's tasteful or chic, I absolutely love the style of their apartment. The way I see it, they are raising their kids in a 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (yes? Is that right?) They don't have a yard, or a basement, or a lot of room to play, so how does one make up for that? By making a small sad apartment seem like a place a kid would love. That apartment is joyous and fun... Poppy colors, interesting lighting, fun prints and patterns.

 

And ridiculous basket or whatever... I don't care, those glass-front, up-lit kitchen cabinets are dope.

 

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9 minutes ago, PollyDarton said:

I have to disagree with June about something. Although I won't argue that it's tasteful or chic, I absolutely love the style of their apartment. The way I see it, they are raising their kids in a 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (yes? Is that right?) They don't have a yard, or a basement, or a lot of room to play, so how does one make up for that? By making a small sad apartment seem like a place a kid would love. That apartment is joyous and fun... Poppy colors, interesting lighting, fun prints and patterns.

 

And ridiculous basket or whatever... I don't care, those glass-front, up-lit kitchen cabinets are dope.

 

 

Yea the apartment in the first two movies actually looks like a legit, lived in apartment from people with kids. The third one they're living in a massive brownstone that theres not a chance in hell they could afford. 

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I remember liking the first one when I saw it as a kid, and this I only remembered bits and pieces. I always found it odd that Barr was chosen for the sister's voice, as even though her show had started to peak at number one in the ratings at the time, but I wouldn't think she'd be an in-demand voice over choice to play a baby, especially considering Willis was just coming off Die Hard 2 and Alley was on Cheers and had been doing some moderately successful films. Travolta is in the same league at that point with Barr as his career was in a slump outside of the first Look Who's Talking. Yet now that this has been covered I really do hope they do the third film about that has the dogs inner dialogue, and only Travolta and Alley as returning cast. I was amazed that no one mentioned that a producer for the Fast & Furious series has been trying to do a reboot of this series, which I think is the most appropriate person to do so.

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9 hours ago, Elektra Boogaloo said:

John Travolta develops and inexplicable relationship after the baby is born in his cab (or after he drives her to the hospital?) Then he becomes Mikey's babysitter, right? So he takes care of the kid. Which is how he bonds with Mikey and slowly falls in love with Kirstie Alley, right? (But they immediate have problems in this one? After all that build up?)

IIRC, Travolta used Kirstie's address so that he could place his ailing grandfather in a nice nursing home.  He kept popping up at her apartment in case the nursing home sent mail to that address, and this is where my memory becomes fuzzy, but one day Travolta filled in for a babysitter who cancelled at the last minute and the rest was history.  

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1 hour ago, The_Triple_Lindy said:

When June mentioned that "no penis" might be a problematic way of describing women, she neglected to connect that to the moment when in-utero Julie discovers herself and says, "two eyes, two ears ... two mouths?!"

Also, since the father decides whether the child is male or female, at least half of John Travolta's sperm should have sounded like Rosanne. 

Also also, those sperm not only got through the diaphragm, but James was on top of the covers and they were both clothed when they started fucking. I'd kind of like to thing those little gamete guys and gals overcame some serious adversity. 

Or when the egg tells the sperm to get out of her womb when technically she should've told them to get out of her fallopian tube 😁

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10 hours ago, Elektra Boogaloo said:

Fuck yeah. Get an anecdote.

He doesn't remember much but does have a memory of John Travolta having dinner with him and his parents. Here's a picture his mom shared of him and JT on set. Also, Robert is the subject of his own documentary called Wizard Mode which is so good. He's autistic and one of the greatest pinball players in the world.
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