Episode 0.01 – INTRO!

Talkin’s Smash Show Notes Ep. 0.01
We welcome listeners to the first episode of our podcast Talkin’ Smash, the podcast where we wear scarves and talk about Smash, the NBC musical drama created by Theresa Rebeck that aired from 2012-2013. Watch Smash at https://www.nbc.com/smash or on the NBC app.

Ruth and Tina are longtime friends who met on a children’s theater tour in 2001.

We touch on some of the behind the screen conflict between Rebeck and the creative team, other shows that we’ve spent hours discussing, and who gets an “and introducing” credit.

Trigger warning/content note: Sexual harassment

Pop culture references:
Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Angelica Houston, Firefly, Farscape, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, Steven Spielberg, SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a major performers union), Harvey Weinstein, Hamilton, Ira Glass, Playwrights Horizons Theater, On the Water’s Edge (play), Tony Goldwyn, Kate Burton, Mamie Gummer, Nashville (tv show), Magical Black Man (trope), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Mary Sue (trope), Sarah Paulson, Renée Zellweger, Down with Love (movie), Ewan McGregor, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Party of Five, Neve Campbell, Jordan Catalano, My So-Called Life, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Jennifer Coolidge, Milo Ventimiglia, This is Us, American Idol, The Princess Bride, Robin Wright, Santa Barbara (soap opera), Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls