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Still Buffering: “That Thing You Do!” (1996)

An illustration of Teylor Smirl, Rileigh Smirl, and Sydnee Mcelroy lying on their backs inside a circle. Teylor is reading a book. Rileigh is looking at her phone. Sydnee is listening to a walkman. Between them it says Still... Buffering 2.0.

It’s truly astonishing that it’s taken us 3 years of talking about media that made us to finally have Sydnee bring up That Thing You Do, but here we are at last. It’s basically the Tom Hanks of films, if Tom Hanks himself starred in a Tom Hanks directed movie that was a film embodiment of Tom Hanks. If that makes sense.

Music: “Baby You Change Your Mind” by Nouvellas

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Transcript available here