Lyndsey chats with Sean about her VHS copy of 1999’s action-adventure remake The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Kevin J. O'Connor, and Arnold Vosloo. Topics include the Egyptology craze of the 1920s, the performances, and (as always) the ads on the tape.
In this episode, Lyndsey revisits her VHS copy of the 1995 kids sports flick The Big Green, in which Olivia d'Abo takes it upon herself to teach a bunch of rag-tag rural Texas kids how to become competitive soccer players while dodging the advances of Deputy Steve Guttenberg. The film co-stars John Terry, Patrick Renna, and a goat.
Ads on the tape include the Toy Story video game for Sega Genesis and SNES, Man of the House, A Kid in King Arthur's Court, and an extended music video starring Timon and Pumbaa.
Lyndsey revisits her VHS copy of Simply Irresistible (1999), a strange tale of witchcraft, love, and fine dining. The film stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flannery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker, Larry Gillard Jr., Amanda Peet, and a magic crab. Ads on the tape: Anna and the King, Ravenous, Office Space, Wing Commander, Party of Five, and the soundtrack, which includes Katalina's "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered."
It's the Christmas season, which means it's time for Lyndsey to unwrap her VHS copy of Disney's 1994 hit The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Wendy Crewson, David Krumholtz, and Judge Reinhold. Together, the Tapeheads dissect the logistics of becoming Santa Claus, the 90's fascination with absentee fathers, and whether or not 1-800-SPANK-ME is a real phone sex number.
Hold on to your broomsticks! On this special Halloween episode of Tapeheads, Lyndsey selects her VHS tape of the 1998 supernatural family drama Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman!
I'll have what she's having! Lyndsey selects her VHS copy of the beloved 1989 rom-com When Harry Met Sally, starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, directed by Rob Reiner from a screenplay by Nora Ephron.
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!! Lyndsey selects her VHS tape of the 1986 fantasy/sci-fi/Queen rock opera Highlander, starring Christopher Lambert (not Dennis Quaid), Clancy Brown, and the great Sean Connery as an Egyptian/Spaniard/Scotsman immortal named Ramirez. Topics include the quickening, the gathering, the prize, the swords, and the rampant 1980's homophobia.