Episode 50 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

The 1989 megahit Disney flick, "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" is allegedly a fun comedic science fiction movie for children. In fact, it's actually a disturbing horror film. During their harrowing journey, the shrunken kids narrowly escape getting crushed to death by falling debris, drowning in a flood, getting attacked by giant insects, being chopped to bits by a lawnmower and being eaten alive. Despite the kids' ability to defy death, they still have to witness their beloved pet ant get murdered right before their eyes!

Rick Moranis plays Wayne Szalinski, an absentminded scientist who invents a dangersome shrink ray capable of instantly destroying organic material, and he leaves it running in an unlocked room in the home he shares with his two children. In addition to being a negligent parent, his relationship with wife is tenuous. We have to hope that they don't get divorced, even though his family would be much safer getting as far from this man as humanly possible. 

Join us as we discuss every detail of this creepy classic, clarify Einstein’s contributions to science, and discover why Keating's childhood dog died.

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This episode is sponsored by Release Belt.