55 minutes | Jan 24, 2022

Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch w. Willa Paskin

Willa Paskin (of Slate's Decoder Ring) brings Sarah back to 2005, when Tom Cruise jumping on a couch became the talk of the town.

We will return to Amityville (part 3 of 3) next time!
 
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Tom Cruise on the couch notes

Oprah episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=930BhfJxFxU

Tom Cruise Kills Oprah meme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRbhE3GRiUE

Amy Nicholson's revelatory piece reframing Tom Cruise and the couch jump: https://www.laweekly.com/how-youtube-and-internet-journalism-destroyed-tom-cruise-our-last-real-movie-star/

Rich Juzwiak piece on the meaning of the couch jump: https://www.gawker.com/5912665/gone-and-back-tom-cruises-couch-jumping-remembered

New York Times hand wringing about the event: 

A few other interesting, what it all meant pieces:

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[YWA co-founder] Mike's other show, Maintenance Phase

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