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December 2nd, 2020    

It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 112 & 113 + Minisode 3 - The Mouse on the Mayflower/’84 Thanksgiving Day Parade/Gobbledy Gooker

Yeah, Thanksgiving maybe over but here at It Was a Thing on TV we're going to provide you with all the leftovers.
 
First, Rankin-Bass' first holiday cartoon was this highly fictitious take on the traditional and now-highly outdated take on the first Thanksgiving, involving a mouse who saves everything with a printing press?!
 
Next, It's a tradition unlike any other here at It Was a Thing on TV.  Last year, we looked at the 1983 Thanksgiving Day parade.  This year, we jump to 1984, a time with Avril the Eccentric, creepy Cabbage Patch Kids, and a Fraggle with permanent sex face.
 
Finally, yes of course we're gonna talk about the 30th Anniversary of a WWE Icon ...... The Gobbledy Gooker! Listen as The Gobbledy Gooker and Mean Gene Okerlund try to excite a bored crowd in Hartford by dancing to Turkey in the Straw.
 
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WHOA!

December 1st, 2020    

Pop Goes To The Couch - The Mandalorian S2 E5 “The Jedi”

Continuing on the latest series of Pop Goes The Couch, Andy Atherton, Scott Shifflett & Shawn Kidd get together to review The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 5 “The Jedi” in a spoiler-filled show. They discuss all of the major plot points and give their thoughts on where they may effect the overall story of the series.

Please don’t listen until after you’ve watched the episode.

November 30th, 2020    

Making Mt. Rushmore #6 - Cover Songs & Songs With Samples

In the sixth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Shawn Kidd, Steve Bennett, Matt Souza & Ben Locke, discuss which Cover Songs deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is "A Little Help From My Friends" a no-brainer? What about "The Man Who Sold The World"? Will "I Will Always Love You" grab a spot? Does "You Really Got Me" deserve a place? After that, they discuss which Songs With Samples will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that "I’ll Be Missing You" shouldn’t get a spot? Will "Rapper’s Delight" be included? Is "Bitter Sweet Symphony" in the conversation? What about "U Can’t Touch This" & "Walk This Way"?

November 26th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Cinderella (1950)

On the eighth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Mirandia Berthold, Steve Riddle & Andy Atherton look at 1950’s Cinderella. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: Disney’s triumphant return to full-length features; Cinderella’s unbreakable spirit; the horrible quartet of Lady Tremaine, Drusilla, Anastaisa & Lucifer; the fun supporting characters, especially Gus; love at first sight & the many questions about the spell the Fairy Godmother casts.

November 25th, 2020    

It was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 110 & 111 - Makin’ It and The Episode of Boy Meets World where Shawn worked for the mafia

This week on IWATOTV we talk about disco dancing and the takeout business scene in Philly.
 
First, it's another show from the late 70s which tried capitalizing on the disco craze.  Unfortunately, timing is everything.  Makin' It even had a Travolta, just not that one.  Also this installment, we return to full strength.
 
Then, we look at a special episode of Boy Meets World. A personal favorite of ours, what happens when you combine a Christmas episode with a naive teenager, then sprinkle in two of the goofiest mafiosos you'll ever meet?  You'll get a very special episode with one heck of a takeout business.
 
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Seriously folks the takeout business scene in Philly is almost as good as the deals you can get at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.

November 23rd, 2020    

Pop Goes To The Couch – The Mandalorian S2 E4 “The Siege”

Continuing on the latest series of Pop Goes The Couch, Andy Atherton, Scott Shifflett & Shawn Kidd get together to review The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 4 “The Siege” in a spoiler-filled show. They discuss all of the major plot points and give their thoughts on where they may effect the overall story of the series.

Please don’t listen until after you’ve watched the episode.

November 20th, 2020    

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

On the last part of our 10 part series, Scott & Tek wrap up the original Star Trek Movie Universe with Nemesis! A Picard Clone? Really? And why dress up like waiters at a wedding? Sit back and listen as the guys break the movie down, and give their final rankings on which Star Trek film...is the best. So enjoy the last leg of the journey on Pop Goes the Classics!

November 19th, 2020    

Connery…Sean Connery….From London to Chicago to Red October

On this special presentation of Pop Goes the Classics, Scott Criscuolo & Rob "Tek" Piontek recap the career of the Great Sean Connery. From his early years to James Bond to the up and down 70's to his renaissance in the 80's and beyond the guys discuss the high points of one of the greatest actors of all time. So get a martini, or a shotgun, or slide into a submarine and help pay tribute to the great Sean Connery on Pop Goes the Classics!

November 19th, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind - The Matrix Trilogy (#6)

On the sixth episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Eric Eells, Scott Shifflett, & Andy Atherton are joined by guest Matt Souza to discuss The Matrix Trilogy. They go through each of the films and talk about the dazzling special effects; the dystopian world the story takes place in; missed opportunities with some of the characters; lazy screenwriting; the disappointing decline of the movies not just in the box office, but creatively as well; whether or not they would take the red pill or the blue pill. As a bonus, they chat about the 1995 film, Johnny Mnemonic, a movie featuring a hacker dolphin (that’s not a misprint).

November 18th, 2020    

It was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 107, 108 & 109 - A Case of Spring Fever, Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style & 1-900 Numbers

This week Greg and Chico bring you the Bayside gang, a weird creature who likes to party and ..... springs?!?!
 
First, ss chosen by our listeners on our Facebook page we present possibly the craziest subject on our podcast yet. Featured in the 10th season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, A Case of Spring Fever is a 1940 educational short subject about a man who has a problem with springs and wishes to never see another spring again. Don't say we didn't warn you about what happens next. NO SPRINGS! TEEHEEHEEHEEHEE!
 
Next, in honor of the upcoming reboot on Peacock, we look at the time the Bayside gang spent their summer vacation for a nice relaxing trip to Hawaii at Kelly's grandfather's hotel. Over the course of the trip they encounter Hawaiian natives, greedy hotel owners, shady lawyers and yes Mr. Belding. Also, Zack Morris being trash tries to hook up with a lady who works at the rival hotel. You won't believe what happens.
 
Finally, 1-900 numbers were a staple of television advertising back in the 1980's and 1990's. It seems you couldn't go one half-hour back in the day without seeing a commercial for a 1-900 number. Chico and Greg go through some of the best(?) of these ads for you in this episode.
 
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Two Dollars a Call.

November 16th, 2020    

Pop Goes To The Couch – The Mandalorian S2 E3 “The Heiress”

Continuing on the latest series of Pop Goes The Couch, Andy Atherton & Scott Shifflett get together to review The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 3 “The Heiress” in a spoiler-filled show. They discuss all of the major plot points and give their thoughts on where they may effect the overall story of the series.

Please don’t listen until after you’ve watched the episode.

November 16th, 2020    

Making Mt. Rushmore #5 - Sports Arcade Games & Sports Home Video Games

In the fifth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Matt Souza, Logan Crosland, Steve Bennett & Peter Winson, discuss which Sports Arcade Games deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is NBA Jam a no-brainer? What about Golden Tee? Will NFL Blitz grab a spot? Does WWF Wrestlefest deserve a place? After that, they discuss which Sports Home Video Games will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Mike Tyson’s Punch Out shouldn’t get a spot? Will Tecmo Bowl be included? Is NHL ‘94 in the conversation? What about Madden 2004 & Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2?

November 13th, 2020    

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

In their continuing journey of the Star Trek Motion Picture franchise, Scott & Tek go back to 1998 to dip into the Fountain of Youth. They talk about Frakes as director, the music, F. Murray Abraham, stretchy faces and more! They also grade their categories. Is it a movie, or an extended Next Gen episode! Sit back and enjoy this episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

November 12th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Make Mine Music, Fun And Fancy Free, Melody Time & The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

On the seventh installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Steve Riddle look at 1946’s Make Mine Music, 1947’s Fun And Fancy Free, 1948’s Melody Time & 1949’s The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: the shorts that comprise each of them; the fun characters we meet in each; the music pieces used; the snapshots of life in the late 1940’s provided by them; and the legacies of the shorts as not only standalone but as part of these anthology films.

November 11th, 2020    

It was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 104, 105 & 106 - The Paul Lynde Halloween Special/Mister Ed meets the L.A. Dodgers/That’s My Bush!

This week on It was a Thing on TV, Greg and Chico deal with White House shenanigans, a horse playing baseball, witches and Tim Conway (?!?!)
 
First, in Episode 103 we discussed Paul Lynde's self-titled sitcom at ABC in 1972-73. After another failed sitcom with Paul in a starring role at ABC, Paul did various guest spots on shows to fulfill his contract with the network. In 1976, Fred Silverman decided to give Paul his own primetime special for Halloween and in true Paul Lynde fashion he made it his own. Listen as Paul is trapped in a haunted mansion with The Wicked Witch of the West and Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo while having to battle with Tim Conway. Also it's got KISS, Betty White, Billy Barty and Florence Henderson singing disco, how can you go wrong?
 
Next, we're covering our second baseball episode of the month. In Episode 54 we covered the 2004 reboot pilot of Mister Ed so now we're covering one of our favorite episodes from the original series. For the show's fourth season premiere in 1963, our favorite horse and Wilbur pay a visit to Dodger Stadium to see their favorite team along with legendary coach Leo Durocher. This episode answers the question can a HAWSE go deep against the great Sandy Koufax? 
 
Finally, in 2001, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone created a send up of television sitcoms involving the then brand new presidency of George W. Bush. It had the brilliance that the duo is known for, so why did this show only get eight episodes? Chico and Greg try to find out the reasons why in this episode.
 
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One of these days Laura ........

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