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Episode 7424th December 2020 • Verbal Diorama • Verbal Diorama
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Before you listen to this episode, you need to follow a few rules.

Keep this episode away from sunlight (that's easy, the days are still short....)

Never get this episode wet.

But most importantly, no matter how much this episode pleads, no matter how much it begs, NEVER FEED EPISODE 74 AFTER MIDNIGHT!

Got it?! Good. This episode is sweet and lovely, but it could multiply and turn into a download monster, and no-one wants that....

Hang on.... I want a download monster....!

Gremlins, from three of Hollywood's most well-known names; Chris Columbus, Steven Spielberg and Joe Dante, is a perfect little Mogwai of a movie. It has everything I love - puppets, animatronics, marionettes, stop-motion, and it's really quite scary.

So scary, in fact, it helped pave the way for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to create a brand-new rating in-between PG and R. In the UK it remained 15 rated until it was reclassified as a 12A.

My DVD is still a 15, though. I'm quite proud.

This episode also features a cameo from my little Mogwai Jess, who goes full Gremlin halfway through to disrupt the recording with a paper bag. Seriously, I could not write better comedy than she provides. 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, have a great New Year and Verbal Diorama shall return in 2021, with Animation Season 2....

I would love to hear your thoughts on Gremlins!


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Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song

Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook

Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)

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