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Episode 115: Josie and the Pussycats (2001) 1

Joe returns alongside Caroline and Seb to cover the first (and still so far only) live-action movie based on an Archie Comics property: Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan’s 2001 satire on the music industry and consumerism, Josie and the Pussycats! We look at just how incredibly specific a piece of turn-of-the-century nostalgia this is, and try to figure out why it struggled so badly at the box office despite being a pretty sharp comedy with a great cast. Plus! Having watched and reviewed most of the first season of Stargirl, Caroline fills us in on what it’s like and gets some comics-specific answers from Seb.

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This episode was produced by Andrew Hickey. Find Andrew’s podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs at 500songs.com.