Didn't We Do This Yesterday?
By Borealis Capps
Didn't We Do This Yesterday?Mar 23, 2023
Episode 50: Until We Meet Again
Don't worry, I won't be gone long! Here's a silly episode for the last podcast version of this project. I include a few details on when to expect weekly YouTube videos (!!!) and I promise to update you all once things have moved over to its new home!
Episode 49: Bill Murray And Consuming Problematic Media
It's time to discuss the issues with Bill Murray himself as an actor while talking about the best practices when consuming problematic media.
Episode 48: Premature (2014)
I am deeply sorry for the psychic damage this episode is likely to cause anyone who listens to it. American Pie meets Groundhog Day... Let's get this over with!
Episode 47: La Jetée
This piece of French cinema may not relate much to Groundhog Day, but it's one of the most powerful pieces of film I've seen in a long while. So it's time to talk about it!
Episode 46: Love on Repeat
Here's a time loop movie that there is not only barely any information about online in any capacity, but left me questioning the fetishes of the people who worked on it. No, I'm not kidding, I just wish I was!
Episode 45: George Fenton
Today we finally talk about one of the most important people in the creation of Groundhog Day: George Fenton! Who is he? What did he do in the film? Listen and found out!
Episode 44: Naked
Don't worry, I was fully clothed while recording this! Or was I? You'll never know! But seriously, we're talking about a remake of a 2000 Swedish film today!
Episode 43: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
It's time to explore another movie with time loops! This time, it's a Tim Burton feature. But does it live up to the hype of his other films?
Episode 42: 50 First Dates
That's right, it's time for me to get extremely angry about 50 First Dates and compare the issues with its relationship dynamics with Groundhog Day!
Episode 41: An Unexpected Announcement
This one strays a bit from Groundhog Day analysis and talks about the podcast itself and where this whole watch challenge and project will be going in the future.
Episode 40: Almost Like Being In Love
It's the last song to dig into from Groundhog Day! Not only is it a great way to round out the end of the film but it has some surprising connections to previous topics on this podcast you couldn't imagine.
Episode 39: Two Distant Strangers
Today we take the time to properly go over Groundhog Day For a Black Man while also looking at an extremely similar time loop film: Two Distant Strangers.
Episode 38: You Don't Know Me
I listened to over 61 covers of You Don't Know Me (which lead to me correcting the Wikipedia page on the song by the way) to determine which, if any, was better than Ray Charles' version featured in Groundhog Day.
Episode 37: WrestleMania VII
Let's take the deepest of dives into Groundhog Day and talk about the Wrestlemania Phil Connors bought tickets for to give to the newly wedded couple in the film.
Episode 36: Urashima Tarō
Today we take some time for that piece of Japanese folklore we had to rush through in the previous episode and see how it ties into Japan's particular love of time loop media.
Episode 35: Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Today we get to delve into another time loop movie while maybe discovering the first piece of why Japanese media contains so many time travel related stories.
Episode 34: Save the Date
Thanks to a suggestion from a friend, I have found what might be the ultimate Phil Connors experience: Playing Save The Date!
Episode 33: God is Telling Me to Fall in Love
Episode 32: Jeopardy! 1991 Tournament Of Champions Semifinal Game 1 (Part 2)
It's time for Double Jeopardy! That, and I reveal a way that Groundhog Day actually tricked everyone during its Jeopardy! scene.
Episode 31: Jeopardy! 1991 Tournament Of Champions Semifinal Game 1 (Part 1)
Let's test those trivia skills! Am I as good as Phil Connors answering questions from the very game of Jeopardy! found in the movie Groundhog Day?
Episode 30: Jacques Brel and AI Generated Television
In this episode, we dig a bit deeper into the life on the man who wrote the song that inspired the episode prior! That and look at one of the most "Phil Connors experience" kind of content that currently exists.
Episode 29: La Bourrée Du Célibataire
It only took watching Groundhog Day twenty-nine times to find one of the best jokes in the entire film and unlock the deeper meanings of the movie further. All thanks to finally tracking down that stanza of French poetry Phil says to Rita on their "perfect day."
Episode 28: Le 15 Mai
How does an obscure thesis film of a French cinematographer connect to Groundhog Day? If you guess there's a time loop, you're right, but there's so much more! Let's explore this unique piece of cinema from Claire Denis and compare it to the Harold Ramis classic.
Episode 27: The Time Travelers
What is the oldest time loop movie? Well, if you try to look it up, you might see The Time Travelers from 1964 listed quite a bit. So today, I decided to give it a watch so we could compare it to Groundhog Day!
Episode 26: The Pennsylvania Polka
It's time for a deep dive into another of the famous songs in Groundhog Day so we can learn about its unique origins and the musical trio that made it famous many years ago.
Episode 25: Is Groundhog Day The Greatest Movie Ever Made?
We've hit a major milestone with views and episodes, so I take the time to read an editorial from the Chicago Tribune that claims Groundhog Day is the greatest movie ever made.
Episode 24: Groundhog Day Syndrome
Feel like you're stuck in a rut like Phil Connors? Well, some psychologists have used the movie Groundhog Day in some interesting applications that we're going to talk about today.
Episode 23: The Rule Of Three
No bait and switch this time, let's talk about the rule of three! No, not for computer programmers, the other one.
Episode 22: Playing With Legos
I've promised to talk about a lot of different kinds of time loop media and you're likely excited to hear about the ones I've been teasing about! Too bad, it's Lego time!
Episode 21: Phil and Gus
The official lore behind Punxsutawney Phil gets a lot darker than you might imagine, so let's talk about it! We also take a little bit of time to talk about the second most famous groundhog in Pennsylvania.
Episode 20: The Problems With Rita And Phil's Romance
I am sleepy and my tummy hurts, so it's time to dig into why the relationship between Phil Connors and Rita is extremely problematic and a bit gross when you really think about it.
Episode 19: Hedonism
It's easy to hear the word hedonism and have a negative connotation upon doing so. Let's change that today and delve into the origins of hedonism and if this philosophy could have saved Phil Connors from the time loop.
Episode 18: The Impact Of Delbert McClinton
What impact does one person have on an entire movie? We look into the man who performed a song synonymous with Groundhog Day to see his entire career and how he not only was a big part of the film, but the entire music industry.
Episode 17: Eternal Return
Having learned I actually stumbled across a deep philosophical concept last episode that has a name, I dive into it and find that it directly connects back to Groundhog Day.
Episode 16: Novikov Self-Consistency Principle
What if we were all in a time loop right now and just didn't know it? What if science itself could actually explain Phil Connor's predicament? We'll explore all of this and see how that could alter our philosophy on approaching life.
Episode 15: Whistling Belly Buttons, Punxsutawney Phil, And Other "Magical" Animals
You know how Ned Ryerson mentions belly button whistling? We learn about how that's actually a really big thing before discussing the magic surrounding animals that can seemingly predict the future and do other extraordinary things.
Episode 14: Audio Quality and Buddhism
On today's episode, we get to test out a brand new mic, hopefully greatly increasing the audio quality for you all. Oh yeah, and we talk about how Groundhog Day is a fantastic film to analyze from a Buddhist lense.
Episode 13: Diving Into Horror
It may not be Friday the 13th but there's only going to be one episode 13! I take the opportunity to dive into a horror film and its sequel, both with auspicious release days, and both of which feature their own time loops.
Episode 12: Returning To Anton Chekov
After several teases, it's finally time to read that second Anton Chekov story! Will it be as satisfying as the first? Oh, and another timeline issue is discovered.
Episode 11: The Truth About Sea Otters, Heidi II, and Domestic Terrorism
Groundhog Day sure can lead someone to a lot of places huh? In this episode, we discuss the horrific crimes of sea otters, try to figure out what movie Phil Connors has seen a hundred times, and talk about a once-famous domestic terrorist. Yes, you read that right, and it does tie back into Groundhog Day,
Episode 10: Let's Do The Time Loop Again
If you don't have time to watch Groundhog Day every day for a year like I do, how can you have a Phil Conners-like experience? We talk about two different pieces of time loop media, how they approach the concept differently, and even sneak one final discussion at the end.
Episode 9: Small Moments, Major Impacts
The alumni of Groundhog Day, especially those in smaller roles, have had incredibly prolific acting careers. let's talk about how these characters to made small impacts that made the movie as great as it was and what they're doing now.
Episode 8: Groundhog Related Conspiracies And Gooseberries
I have not only uncovered another time loop inconsistency but have also uncovered a ploy against groundhog kind! Oh yeah, and we finish up Gooseberries by Anton Chekov.
Episode 7: Tipping My Hat And Gooseberries
Today, I have to acknowledge that there is indeed someone whose expertise on Groundhog Day outmatches my own. Also, we talk about gooseberries, a lot. It will make sense when you listen!
Episode 6: Woodstock, Illinois
What town was Groundhog Day filmed in? If you didn't know, it wasn't actually in Punxsutawney at all! So today we dive into the history of Woodstock, Illinois and how to connects to the film I cannot escape watching every single day.
Episode 5: Time Loop Inconsistencies And Remembering Winifred Atwell
I have found an inconsistency in Groundhog Day, take that Harold Ramis! I also stumble across an amazing Black pianist during Black History Month thanks to the film. Let's learn how small actions can tie into moments that take place later together,
Episode 4: Waxing Poetic
Today, we read two of the poems directly quoted in the film and discuss how they show the themes of Groundhog Day extremely well. I also talk about a limited-edition chocolate drink from Japan. It makes sense, I promise!
Episode 3: Getting Hit Like A Truck
Content Warning: Discussion Of Suicide - This episode starts off light but then goes a bit deeper, digging into how a film with undeniably dark elements still comes off as a wholesome family flick.
Episode 2: Yesterday Was Groundhog Day, Today Is Groundhog Day
I watched the real Punxsutawney Phil give his predictions and saw the movie in a whole new light while watching it with another person. Watching Groundhog Day two days in a row, how bad could it be, right? Oh yeah, and I talk about Rebecca Black, the most 1993 comedy movie thing imaginable.
Episode 1: The First In A Long While
Can you remember the last time you watched Groundhog Day? Do you remember a movie that didn't hold up over the years? Just how good is Groundhog Day really? All these questions and more answers as I embark on my journey to watch the movie Groundhog Day once a day for an entire year.