TGB Mother's Day Special: Crazy Mothers (Guest: Darren Bousman)

May 8, 2011

The Golden Briefcase - Mother's Day

On this special edition episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy count down their Top 5 Crazy Mothers of Cinema in honor of Mother's Day! The guys list off plenty of psychotic mothers from films such as Black Swan, Carrie, House of the Devil and many more! Jeremy also conducts an interview with director Darren Bousman (Saw II, III, IV, Mother's Day) regarding his Top 5 crazy film moms. Tim and Jeremy also discuss the different character types these mothers embody and the immense talent of some of these actresses. List your own favorite crazy film/TV moms below and enjoy the rest of the day with yours!

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Darren Bousman: @Darren Bousman

Craziest Mothers:

5) Olivia Soprano - The Sopranos
4) Barbara Hershey - Black Swan
3) Mary Woronov - The House of the Devil
2) Hye-ja Kim - Mother
1) Elizabeth Moody - Dead Alive

5) Betsy Palmer - Friday the 13th
4) Mo'Nique - Precious
3) Piper Laurie - Carrie
2) Jackie Weaver - Animal Kingdom
1) Angela Landsbury - Manchurian Candidate

5) Shelly Winters - Bloody Mama
4) Wendie Robie - People Under the Stairs
3) Blanche Barker - Girl Next Door
2) Fay Dunaway - Mommy Dearest
1) Marcia Strassman - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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Any chance these will come back to Zune Marketplace? The latest episodes on there are from March 2010...unless they're listed under a different name?

Splinteredvision on May 9, 2011


Hey man, not sure why they stopped populating at the Zune Marketplace. We will certainly look into it and see what the issue is! Any chance you can just get it through iTunes and sync to the zune somehow?

timbuel on May 9, 2011


Does Sarah Polley in Splice count? She was sorta Dren's mother and she was certainly bat shit insane

guest suffices on May 9, 2011


Excellent example! I'm pissed we didn't think of that!

timbuel on May 9, 2011


I knew he was gonna be the next guest! Love it!!!

David Perretta on May 9, 2011


Even Delia Deetz has a nomination to be had, although she was seemingly "normal" by the end of the film...but I am just in shock that "Norma" Bates from Psycho, the Grandmomma of crazy movie moms isn't on this list. Be she rotting away in the flesh or re-enacted, she is the matriarch of horror and the crazy mom that somewhat started it all. How was this overlooked?

Voice of Reason on May 9, 2011


I think we left her out for the very reason. She is a given. We wanted to to give some other examples the people may not be aware of

Tim Buel on May 9, 2011


Bah. No more obvious than "Mommy Dearest" or "Pamela Vorhees" and most of the other McMoms you've got listed. The title is " Top 5 Crazy Mothers of Cinema." Norma is (one of) the tops and most influential to cinema, genres and your title, plain and simple. Credit where credit is due in my opinion, but hey, I guess thats why its your podcast. Good topic regardless, I like the top-5 and thematic-movie-connections, I'm finally interested in listening to one of these podcasts.

Voice of Reason on May 9, 2011


Well I'm glad you're interested.

timbuel on May 9, 2011

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