Ep. 76: Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

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Sing a song, watch a movie and let it go on this brand new Go Fact Yourself!

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning songwriting couple. They’re best known for music they’ve made for Disney movies, including Frozen and Coco — and now the theme music for “WandaVision!

They’ll give us a crash course on how they’ve written such memorable songs over the years — everything from deciding which story beats demand to be sung to how to incorporate math into dramatic lyrics.

This will be a couples contest for questions on commercials, constipation and comedy.

What’s the difference: Number Two

What’s the difference between the name suffixes “Jr.” and “II”?

What’s the difference between a laxative and a stool softener?

Areas of Expertise

Kristen Anderson-Lopez: Religious musicals from the 1970s and 1980s, TV commercial jingles that aired in the tri-state area from 1981 to 1986 and Symptoms of schizophrenia.

Robert Lopez: The TV show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” The making of the film The Godfather and The history of hamburgers.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez with Tom Servo
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez

Kristen Anderson-Lopez

With guest experts:

Lynn Ahrens
Lynn Ahrens

Lynn Ahrens, Tony-winning songwriter whose career highlights include TV’s “Schoolhouse Rock,” Broadway’s Ragtime and dozens of commercial jingles.

Frank Coniff
Frank Coniff
Trace Beaulieu
Trace Beaulieu

Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, Peabody-winning writer/performers from “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. 

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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