What IS That Song??? And other post-show recaps.
So, once again, thank you for listening to episode one of our podcast. I am saying that too much? Is it getting annoying? I guess I am just thankful to anyone who is willing to listen considering that Victoria and I really have no clue what we are doing.
I just wanted to give a little post-show recap on just a few of the things that could maybe warrant some further explanation or provide more fun stuff because you just can't get enough of us! Plus, I want to make sure that everyone adds the necessary songs to their Spotify/Pandora/iTunes playlists.
So let's start there. Here are the songs you should add to your playlist, like, yesterday and for this episode there were only two songs that really stuck out to me:
1. "As I Lay Me Down" by Sophie B. Hawkins.
2. "I Want You" by Savage Garden
3. "I Don't Want to Wait" by the super famous Paula Cole if you really want to remember the original theme song!
(*I've started a Spotify playlist if you'd like to add it. We'll be adding songs as we hear them in our journey through DC.)
And so now you may be wondering about the song that you hear now if you're watch Dawson's Creek on Hulu. I mentioned it briefly in the show that I was deeply upset not to hear Paula's voice. Her song became a great identifier of Dawson's Creek. Even to this day, I cannot hear that song and not think of Dawson's Creek. But if you are still asking "What IS that song?" HuffPost.com wrote an article on this very topic that answers this very question.
At some point during the show you may have heard a little bark. I mean I did acknowledge that it was my dog making that cutest little bark. He's a purebred mutt also hailing from the great state of Texas named Murphy. We moved up to New York together back in 2015. If you want to help make him a celebrity dog influencer, give him a follow on Instagram!
Now moving on to another more serious point in the show. When Pacey has realized that Ms. Jacobs is his teacher, he thinks he's got easier access to his new romantic interest. And Ms. Jacobs certainly doesn't make it hard for him. She tells him that she's going to the local movie theater to see another classic called "Summer of 42." I suppose Victoria and I could have guessed that this was another movie about a young boy being seduced by an older woman but, much like Pacey was also an active participant in a love affair with an older women. Here is the quick synopsis on the movie's IMDB page: "During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII." Of course, both characters are described as "young" but we might be able to safely assume that the young woman is older because she is married and that the young boy is, in fact, younger as he is waiting and hoping to have his first sexual experience. Ms. Jacobs certainly was not hiding her desire for the young Pacey Witter just as was the young woman in "Summer of 42."
I also wanted to link to the real life incident that we believe inspired this story line between these two characters. There have been so many articles written on this national news story and it's still be reported on to this day.
Here are some articles that I feel might be the most credible:
1. Vanity Fair: "Mary Kay Letourneau and Former Student End Their 12-Year Marriage
And for good measure, each of their Wikipedia pages:
2. Vili Faulaau (I can't seem to find a Wiki page for him, but this will do)
Let's end this official first blog post on a happy, high note: we want to make sure everyone remembers the newest hashtag we created: #TEAMCLIFF! You may have been #teamdawson or #teampacey back in the day but that is because Cliff, played by Scott Foley, was only in a handful of episodes. He was a very minor character and just another plot device to create drama for our main characters so you probably did not remember him. I did not remember him at all! Well, Victoria would really love it if this went viral. It would be awesome if it did go viral considering this show is 21 years old and, like I mentioned, Scott Foley only appeared in a handful of episodes, 5 to be exact. Only 5??? Only 5!!
Alright, guys...I hope this first post answered a few more questions that you may have had following the first episode. I mean, these were questions that I thought might come up in listener's heads but if you've got more questions send them along! Comment below!
NEXT EPISODE: Tomorrow, Monday, June 24, 2019 available at 9AM eastern!