Psychedelic Voodoo Codpiece

The Greatest Movie EVER!

Everyone loves terrifying musical muppets, so Labyrinth is the Greatest Movie EVER!

This film contains:

David Bowie

David Bowie.

Goblin Muppets

Legions of Scary Puppets.

The Fire Gang

Space Jamaicans







This film does not contain:

Jareth X Toby?

Glorified Slash-fic?



  1. Way to suck the joy out of everything, Paul!

    Why do fantasy stories like this always end up with , “oh, the magic is actually fake. Suck it.” The Neverending Story has the same depressing thing.

  2. Kidder says:

    Oh Ziggy Stardust, I love you long time… in a non-gay way

  3. Kidder says:

    also congrats to Katherine on graduating

  4. P.S. Katherine is still the best co-host!

  5. Ian says:

    Did you ever review Highlander II: The Quickening? I ‘d curious if you can make sense of this one in context with the other Highlander continuity?

  6. front-beat says:

    Wow , all Bowie needs is Cat Ears and he can be a character in Elfen Lied

  7. gooberzilla says:

    I was going to Mom-cast Highlander II: The Quickening, but Netflix sent me a broken DVD. I’ll need to purchase a copy, I think.

    And The Quickening, which might possibly be the Greatest Movie EVER, makes perfect sense within the Highlander continuity. It takes place in the future where it is revealed that the Immortals are not actually human but rather dimension-hopping aliens from another planet. Time travel may also be involved.

    Also, one version of Highlander: Endgame explains that the events of Highlander II take place within a virtual reality-induced dream. So it’s an alien alternative dimensional time-traveling virtual reality space fever dream, in the future. In space. See? Perfectly understandable.

  8. Kidder says:

    quote: front-beat
    “Wow , all Bowie needs is Cat Ears and he can be a character in Elfen Lied”

    Actually with Cat ears he’d be more like one of the Puma sisters from Dominion tank police… which I just realised is extremely unsettling…

  9. Ian says:

    Wow… well thanks for settling that for me.

  10. Ivan says:

    I would also add “The Neverending Story” to that 80’s fantasy tri-fecta. (I guess it would be quad-fecta).

    Congrats to Katharine on graduating….I’ll be doing the same thing this Saturday.

    Oh, and Katharine, I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.

  11. front-beat says:

    Smooth Man , Working in the Dear S reference

  12. Daryl Surat says:

    Puh-leeze. Ya’ll are a bunch of posers when it comes to having no heart.

    I do believe I watched the entire 80s fantasy trifecta in school. This might be where I learned that I don’t really care at all for fantasy, period, but this movie did nothing for me as a kid and it does nothing for me now. I don’t understand why anyone gives a crap about Labyrinth, let alone loves it to the degree which it is loved.

    This is probably because I’ve never heard a single song by David Bowie in my life, and so the SQUEEEEEEE DAVID BOWIE factor is completely nullified. I don’t know a single lyric or melody to any song in Labyrinth, and could not recognize any song as being from the movie. Yes, I have seen this movie multiple times.

    Now that I think about it, the only people I know who are super crazy into Labyrinth and the rest of those 80s fantasy films are women. In fact, I have no emotional attachment to anything Jim Henson’s ever done.

    Karaoke Ninja: Your “Katherine is the best co-host” line now brings the amount of things you are totally wrong about to 2. The first thing you are wrong about is your dislike of Fist of the North Star.

  13. Pfft, I didn’t say I disliked Fist of the North Star, I said the ending was TOTALLY BULLSHIT, as you will find when our podcast about it comes out.

    And I know you are in love with Paul’s mom, but Katherine = way better.

  14. front-beat says:


  15. Davedave says:

    Karaoke Ninja may be wrong about many things, but I have to side with him on this, as Katherine narrowly beats out Mom in my book.

  16. Michael says:

    I saw this movie back when it originally was in theatres. I wasn’t that impressed with it.

    I think Jim Henson peaked with The Dark Crystal, which I believe still holds up reasonably well.

    Labrynth should not have been written as a morality tale, but instead would have been better if done as porn. Think Ron Jeremy in Bowie’s role and Traci Lords as the girl.

  17. Mozesh says:

    Where’s the love for mom? The co-hosts are like the ‘greatest’ in the podcast’s name. There is not one greatest, they are all great in different ways.

    Sean’s currently on top of my list though, c’mon other co-host BATTLE to be the best!
    Why Sean you ask, well Sean has a sexy voice too, we podcasters need to help one sexy other now don’t we?

    Also, Katherine congratulations on your graduation!

    This movie sounds like a pretty cool movie, never watched it though. Thinking about picking it up!

  18. front-beat says:

    quote: front-beat
    “Karaoke Ninja may be wrong about many things, but I have to side with him on this, as Katherine narrowly beats out Mom in my book”

    Karaoke Ninja is never wrong , never forget that !

  19. Mike Toole says:

    I will second the Highlander II vote, but I’m still waiting on Fist of the North Star.

    And to me, that’s the real beauty of this podcast– there is a galaxy of greatest movies ever, a virtually endless supply of Yor: Hunter from the Future, The Apple, Hawk the Slayer, Deadly Friend, Romper Stomper, Master of the Flying Guillotine… it’s endless.

    Anyway, I’m a month behind and stuck on business in suburban Chicago, so I’m loading up the phone with episodes and going for a walk…

  20. Yay, I have fans! I feel special!

    If you do Highlander II I expect you to do the REAL Highlander II, not that bullshit Renegade Edition where they tried to make it less horrible. It’s best a full horrible level.

    Also review Alien from L.A. with Kathy Ireland.

  21. MC Burnett says:

    You nailed it about women who are super into Labyrinth. I’d be just indifferent to this movie if not for the small legion of crazy broads who worship this thing like it’s a religious text. Now I just hate it.

  22. Grumbling Gargoyle says:

    Just a note for the author of this article…Don’t Slash it till yah read it. In Return to Labyrinth, Jareth lures Toby to the castle, passes the rule onto him, then bails out to find Sarah. No slash whatsoever…then again, I am kinda wary of Candlewic and Mayor Spittledrum…

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