Aug 6, 2018
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST!!! This week, Vera, Katie, and Livy break out their bikinis and put little umbrellas in their Tiki drinks for 5x15 “Married with Fishsticks,” which according to some fans is the worst Xena episode ever made, but according to us is a work of unrivaled genius. Get ready for a Party Podcast as we dive into this heteronormative nightmare land of fishfolk, synchronized swimming, and water beds! We discuss this ep’s surreal visualization of Gabrielle’s inner life and past trauma, its immersive worldbuilding through production design, its pastiche of sources as varied as Esther Williams, the Simpsons, and Overboard, and its criticism of the romantic comedy genre as inherently creepy and abusive. Plus: guest hosts Salmonia, Crawfia, and Tuna with a cameo appearance by Lil Prawn, Jane Holland finally finds her niche, prejudice and the patriarchy in Bikini Bottom, and our favorite character, BABY ROE!!!