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Gen X, This is Why is a podcast that re-examines the sometimes bizarre and often scarring media from our shared childhood. Jennie and Amye, sisters and sometimes mortal enemies, are your hosts. Our first stop is Walnut Grove as we take a fresh look at our favorite frontier family (as if we can name another), the Ingalls. There is some seriously weird sh*t in this show that answers a lot of questions...

Gen X, This is Why is a podcast that re-examines the sometimes bizarre and often scarring media from our shared childhood. Jennie and Amye, sisters and sometimes mortal enemies, are your hosts. Our first stop is Walnut Grove as we take a fresh look at our favorite frontier family (as if we can name another), the Ingalls. There is some seriously weird sh*t in this show that answers a lot of questions...

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Gen X, This is Why is a podcast that re-examines the sometimes bizarre and often scarring media from our shared childhood. Jennie and Amye, sisters and sometimes mortal enemies, are your hosts. Our first stop is Walnut Grove as we take a fresh look at our favorite frontier family (as if we can name another), the Ingalls. There is some seriously weird sh*t in this show that answers a lot of questions...

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English


Episodes

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep16 I Remember, I Remember

5/17/2021
Amye is very excited to see the beginning of Charles and Caroline’s epic love story, only...the casting of a young Charles has her quite upset. In this flashback episode, we learn how the two fell in love despite Boss Hogg’s best efforts. We learn Charles has the greatest big brother ever and Caroline’s mother can also bake the sh*t out of a pie. Amye rants about old timey teaching methods, and Jennie struggles to understand love. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the...

Duration:00:51:31

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep15 Whisper Country

5/10/2021
In this episode we relive the trauma of everyone's favorite witch, Ms. Peel, who derails Mary's plans for a successful teaching career in a super weird town. Rev Alden reclaims his spot as public enemy number one, Charles saves the day, and there's an epic fight over the ten commandments. We fight about Jennie always being late and Amye's weird fear of grass. The green monster from Venture also makes a surprise return, and Amye would like everyone to know she is not attracted to...

Duration:00:49:17

Blockbusters: War Games!!!!!!

5/6/2021
Amye PLAYED herself and is forced to recap 1983's War Games with Jennie, who loves this movie and has 85 index cards to accompany the episode. Matthew Broderick guides us through the dangers of AI, complete with the bald dude from Top Gun, Dabney "Daphne" Coleman, and a father who butters his corn like a bad *ss. We discuss being scarred for life by The Ring, Amye's complete lack of knowledge around computers, and Jennie allows Amye to discuss JFK. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon...

Duration:01:04:10

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep12 Here Come the Brides

5/3/2021
It's wedding season in Walnut Grove, mostly because a new father/son duo has arrived in town. Ms. Beadle falls hard for Mr. Simms, while Nellie uncharacteristically falls for his soft-hearted shoeless son. When Nellie and the Johnny Johnson wanna-be run away to elope, Nels and Harriet grab the shotgun and race to stop the wedding. We hear way too much about Amye's favorite meal, relive the glory days of Viewmasters, and remember when Jennie wore braces for like fifteen years Show Notes: To...

Duration:00:49:20

Time Capsule: The Last Blockbuster

4/29/2021
Join us as we rewind to the glory days of video rental in our coverage of Netflix's 2020 Documentary: The Last Blockbuster. The story centers around the "Blockbuster Mom," Sandi, and her dedication to the lone surviving Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon. We meet a supporting cast of D-list celebrities, all of whom Jennie dislikes, and are mostly men. They reminisce about the sounds and smells of local Blockbusters, while telling the story of the video chain's slow death. Amye relives the trauma of...

Duration:01:16:27

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep11 Meet Me at the Fair

4/26/2021
Once again we are in the Upside Down where Mary is hot and all the boys love her. This time it's a broke-down, smooth-talking balloonist who wears a cape and is much too old to even be filming these scenes. Also in a bizarre turn of events, Amye is low energy. Finally, we have a big fight over who's responsible for this mess...per usual. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhy Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook:...

Duration:00:51:37

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep10 The Fighter

4/19/2021
When professional boxer, Joe Kagan, shows up in Walnut Grove, everyone wants a piece of the $50 purse for lasting three rounds with the prize fighter. Everyone, except Charles. Nellie manages to bully half the town into taking the bet-including her own father, and after a self-inflicted wound sidelines Garvey, Charles is forced into the ring-why? We aren’t sure. Amye hates boxing and wishes Rocky movies didn’t have “the fighting parts,” Jennie refuses to do an index card on Nels, and we...

Duration:01:01:58

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep09 The High Cost of Being Right

4/12/2021
When a fire burns up Jonathan Garvey’s crop, he throws a HUGE temper tantrum in which he walks out on his family (which explains why his son grew up to become Ram in Heathers.) We work on solving three mysteries: Why does everyone drink coffee at night? Where the heck is Laura? And, does Michael Landon hire bad actors to make himself look better? We also get all meta and have a fight about a fight. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit...

Duration:00:50:27

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep08 The Aftermath

4/5/2021
When a (super hot) Jesse James and his outlaw brother show up in Walnut Grove, the town must decide whether or not to turn them in. Charles takes a different approach and rents Mary to them for 10 cents a day, while Garvey earns the nickname "The Fixer." Amye recalls her annoying obsession with Young Guns II, we debate the true meaning of a "ride or die," and Jennie relives her trauma of Scooby Doo. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit...

Duration:00:54:53

April Fool's Day (Fake) Episode: Little House on the Prairie - S2 Ep17 Troublemaker

4/1/2021
BONUS EPISODE: Because we missed Carl's Jr and Edwards so much, we went back and covered an episode that we skipped from Season 2! Doc Baker has a nephew, and spoiler alert: he’s trouble. Laura and Carl’s Jr sign up for a fishing tournament right before he plunges a knife in her back, Mary is studying for another test, and Carrie has trouble with basic counting. We relive some trauma around school fights, have a lengthy aside about video games, and we were thrilled to see Ride or Die on our...

Duration:00:58:31

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep07 To Run and Hide

3/29/2021
Doc Baker finally realizes what we've known all along- medicine just isn't his forte. When he loses a patient, he decides to buy the farm...literally. We find out what Harriet does in her spare time, Laura has apparently left town, and we meet Stanley- Amye's new favorite rando. Jennie doesn't understand farming nor the birthing process, and Amye once again insults those of Italian descent with her accent. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit...

Duration:00:50:27

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep06 The Creeper of Walnut Grove

3/22/2021
There’s a mystery brewing in Walnut Grove and Laura is right in the middle of it, as you would expect. Someone is swiping food from the townspeople, but things go too far when someone kidnaps Matilda, Caroline’s prize hen. Laura and Garvey bundle this investigation, causing actual harm to Pa, Harriet, and others. This episode has it all: Some Olesons’ hijinx, a predominantly featured rando, and some shirtless Pa. Jennie whips up an amazing Carrie imitation, we tell the story about our dog...

Duration:00:47:03

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep04 The Handyman

3/15/2021
Charles is called out of town the second after he blows a hole through the kitchen wall, leaving his family open and vulnerable to a grifter who Jennie thinks is super handsome and Amye believes is Satan. This slimy Charles-wannabe has no problem wearing Pa's clothes and playing his precious fiddle, until HERO Mary steps up and puts an end to this nonsense. Amye visits the rage corner, and Jennie rails against monogamy, per usual. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the...

Duration:00:50:45

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep03 My Ellen

3/8/2021
Disaster strikes Walnut Grove and as usual, Laura isn't far behind. When Ellen Taylor drowns while swimming with the Ingalls girls, Laura of course bears the burden of her death. We learn the consequences of having no sheriff when someone is shot in the head and absolutely nothing is done about it. Charles has a new ride or die which we are not happy about, and in an odd twist, Doc Baker actually saves someone. Amye's bone marrow remembers this episode, and Jennie is still afraid of stranger...

Duration:00:48:44

Blockbusters: Pretty in Pink

3/4/2021
Join us as we weigh in on the classic John Hughes love story of a high school torn apart by socioeconomic factors. Andie is an unpopular high schooler who has three handsome boys fawning over her, two of whom are filthy rich, and the other worships the ground she walks on. While Andie struggles to choose which boy she’ll take to the prom, she seeks solace in a variety of characters including: an eccentric Annie Potts, a young (and still yucky) Andrew Dice Clay, and Andie’s heartbroken and...

Duration:01:05:05

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep02 Times of Change

3/1/2021
Pa and Mary go to the big city to visit John Jr, only to discover he's got a side piece: City Mary. Charles is appalled that boozin' and whorin' happens on the reg in the Windy City, and demands justice by shaming a newspaper editor who DGAF. Meanwhile, Caroline gets to stay home and do laundry. It's okay though, she'll see Chicago on a postcard someday. Jennie wakes before noon and calls it a victory, while Amye aces an eighth grade English class. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon...

Duration:00:51:51

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep01 Castoffs

2/22/2021
Season four starts with a whimper as the only thing really worth talking about here is the death of Jack and the emergence of the adorable Bandit. The “christians” of Walnut Grove are on their worst behavior as they refuse to let an 80-year-old window into their congregation. Jonathan Harvey comes to town with some whiskey, Mary is her narc-iest yet, and Laura carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Jennie thinks of some creative ways to avoid dogs while Amye gets her dose of...

Duration:00:44:36

After-School Special: The Day My Kid Went Punk (1987)

2/18/2021
Join us as we struggle to understand exactly what the message was supposed to be here. Is it: don’t turn punk because your parents don’t pay attention to you? Is it: Don’t be a poser? Is it: Don’t become a daycare counselor if you’re a punk? Or is it: Do some research and learn what a punk is before you slip into an airport bathroom and change into what you think is a punk costume only hours before starting your new job? Misunderstood by his parents, and overlooked for first chair by his...

Duration:00:53:16

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep21 Gold Country

2/15/2021
Pa and Mr. Edwards decide to take the families west to gold country after Walnut Grove gets a f*ck ton of rain. They first land in Deadwood where Carl’s JR, Edwards (and Jennie) would fit right in, but end up going on to a small, quiet replica of Walnut Grove. When they and their new rando best friends start hitting the color, this sleepy town turns into the next Deadwood, and chaos ensues. Caroline tries to teach in the middle of a bar fight, Laura and Carl’s JR commit manslaughter, and Pa...

Duration:01:01:03

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep20 Election

2/8/2021
Seems like 2020 wasn’t the only election dividing families and towns. In this episode, Ms. Beadle holds a class election for the new president. Mary, Nellie are nominated, as is a perfectly lovely boy named Elmer, who has a Steinbeck vibe about him. Younger siblings shine in this one as Laura invents the first negative campaign ad and Willie smokes a stogie like a boss. Amye is triggered by some teenage bullies, and Jennie puts rumors of her political career to rest while handing out some...

Duration:00:49:07