IHGB Podcast #109: The Wedding Singer
I am super excited for you to listen to this episode of the love story series (sponsored by my book It’s a Love Story! (On sale now!) Today I host fellow bachelor recapper, podcaster, and author KNOX McCOY as we discuss The Wedding Singer.
Thanks to our mutual friend Melanie Shankle, I started following Knox’s podcast THE POPCAST a few years ago and I haven’t turned back. If you love pop culture, you will love the show he hosts with his business partner Jamie Golden.
And his book, The Wondering Years, is one of my latest greatest favorite books. I have links to all the things down below, so make sure to check it all out or just go to knoxmccoy.com and dig around. Oh, and sign up for his newsletter. Trust me.
This week we discuss The Wedding Singer.
Now I need to disclaim three things before you listen:
- I beat my desk in that way when you are laughing and you might slap your knee. I did that. Several times. Which brings me to number two:
- I laugh. I laugh a lot. I also laughed so much during this interview that I had to cut it in half because of time restraints.
- And finally, in the podcast when we talk about George (who is part of the wedding band) singing the song “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” Except I say, “Do you really want to LOVE me.” I need you to know that I know I was in the wrong. I just have love on the brain.
The Wedding Singer is a stellar piece of pop culture as a movie, as well as a soundtrack. Both give you life. Why do I state that claim so boldly?
Just listen to this movie synopsis:
Set in 1985, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy with a broken heart who’s stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé (LINDA…). He meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her over before she gets married.
The Wedding Singer taught us many things. For example, if you are going through a breakup, try writing a song about it or have the mutants at table 29 help you proclaim LOVE STINKS in front of the entire wedding party. Fingerless gloves never go out of style (is that just me?) and Deloreans are cool no matter the decade.
But most of all, we learned not to let anyone wear our Van Halen t-shirts lest they jinx the band and they break up. This phenomenon may transcend time. That’s why my Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake concert tees are safe and sound in a secured lock box under my bed.
You can never be too safe.
Here’s the trailer for The Wedding Singer.
And here’s a link to the stellar soundtrack!
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