Episode 673: Somebody Once Told Me

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Shrek.

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Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather revisit 2001’s DreamWorks animated feature Shrek, finding a movie stranger and more timeless than the one we expected to find. They overthink the meaning of the swamp, Shrek’s developmental journey, the Romance that develops in to a romance which governs his relationship with Princess Fiona, and what may be the only justified use on film of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

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2 Comments on “Episode 673: Somebody Once Told Me”

  1. John C Member #

    This is a minor point, but it’s pretty funny in retrospect how worried people (probably including me, though I can’t remember) were about Disney somehow retroactively eliminating the public domain. I mean, Disney is worrisome for so many reasons, like being a vertical- and near-horizontal monopoly, but the idea that they could stomp out other Little Mermaids, Snows White, or Cinderellae barely even makes sense.


  2. Liffer Member #

    An entire show about “All Star” (with some Shrek discussed at the end) and not once were the words “Mystery Men” uttered? For shame!


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