In the tenth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1981. The guys talk in depth about the Royal Wedding of Charles & Diana; Donkey Kong; 1981 MLB Players’ Strike; New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor; Hill Street Blues; You Can’t Do That On Television; the assassination attempts on President Reagan & Pope John Paul II; the launch of MTV & Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
It Was a Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #39-41) “Night Stand with Dick Dietrick”, “The Cool Kids” & (not that) “Double Dare”
On this week's entries on It Was A Thing on TV, Mike, Chico and Greg look at daytime talk show spoofs, hijinks at a retirement home and isolation booths featuring men named Dr. Lee Franz!
Today's BRAND NEW Diamond Conversations features Author, Brad Balukjian. Brad's newest book "The Wax Pack" takes you on a journey of capturing stories from players pulled out of a random pack of 1986 Topps cards. Brad goes across the United States in search of these players and finds out more than he anticipated about the heroes of the diamond. You can order "The Wax Pack" by visiting Brad's website https://waxpackbook.com/
In a "special isolation edition" episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold, Shawn Kidd, Logan Crosland, Ben Locke and Jennifer Smith to do a live watch of the 2010 comedy, She’s Out Of My League. The gang discusses “The Moodle”; Pizza Hut Express; airpot security; Disney obsessions; awkward hugs; proper bowling etiquette; Hall & Oates; Pittsburgh; “The Slapshot Regatta”; finishing fast; manscaping; webbed toes & going commando. So, go get the good news bear, follow the Tao of Love and make sure you don’t “show up” early.
In their latest episode, Glenn and Scott try to wash the taste of another disappointing slate of Oscar scores out of their mouths. In honor of National Film Score Day, they review ten scores they've never covered on the show before, selected for no reason other than that they're good. These aren't legendary scores or universally-acknowledged classics -- one of the selection criteria was “Scott can’t just pick Superman” -- but they make the case for why these ten scores deserve a listen from any film score fan, or anyone interested in becoming one. Come for the 1950s scores Glenn is finally able to bring to the show; stay for Scott's favorite score from a Sinbad film.
Necessary Roughness by Bill Conti
"Featherstone Gets It"
"The Iron Men"
"The Big Ending"
"Up Yours, Phil!"
"First Kiss/Blake Quits"
The Fountain by Clint Mansell
"The Last Man"
"Death Is the Road to Awe"
Conspiracy Theory by Carter Burwell
Columbus Circle by Brian Tyler
Transformers by Steve Jablonsky
"No Sacrifice, No Victory"
"You're a Soldier Now"
"The All Spark"
"Arrival to Earth"
Land of the Pharaohs by Dimitri Tiomkin
The Time Machine by Klaus Badelt
"I Don't Belong Here"
The Return of Dracula by Gerald Fried
Quigley Down Under by Basil Poledouris
Tron Legacy by Daft Punk
"The Son of Flynn"
It Was a Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #36-38): “Pink Lady (and Jeff)”, TV-Show Video Games & “The Critic.”
This Week on It Was A Thing on TV. Real Men Don't Need Instructions.
In a "special isolation edition" episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by the co-hosts of The PTBNXT podcast: Jennifer Smith, Tim Capel & Jacob Williams to do a live watch of the 1988 comedy, The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad!. The gang discuss evil dictators of the 1980’s; Leslie Nielsen’s dramatic acting roots; motion sickness; the presence of cake throughout the movie; O.J. Simpson’s filmography; old white guys; talking in public restrooms; stuffed beavers; driving lessons; Zippo lighter crowds; sexual organs on ceramic statues; old, expired Worcestershire Sauce; the parallels to 1989’s “Batman”; & lion fish. So, don’t forget to boil your roast, remember not to go sixty-five down the wrong way on a one-way street and wipe that thing off the side of your face, no the other side.
In the nineteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Steve Wille (PTBN’s Main Event) to do a live watch of the 1986 comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The guys discuss breaking the 4th wall; Chicago landmarks; Ed Rooney’s vendetta against Ferris; their first cars; taking it too far; how unlikeable Ferris really is; was Cameron really the hero of the story?; hey batter, batter, batter; in-home intercoms; Edie McClurg; and Charlie Sheen as the voice of reason? So, don’t forget that life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
It Was A Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #33-35): 50k Pyramid, “It’s Your Move” & “The Mad Dash”
On the second installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Chad Campbell look at 1940’s Pinocchio. They discuss the many aspects of the film including the animation style especially the underwater scenes; the context of some of the parts of the film in regards to the time it was released; the introduction of Jiminy Cricket; the songs and music score; the scary/horror aspects of it; the emotional high points; the many villains of the film: Honest John, Stromboli, The Coachman & Monstro; the theme park attractions based on it and the movie’s lasting legacy.
It Was A Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #30-32): XFL (2001),”Beat the Clock/Whew!” & Bill Cullen’s Failed Game Shows
This week It Was A Thing on TV provides you with No Fair Catches, Longshots and Winning Streaks!
It Was a Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #27-29): Bud Bowl, “Cheap Cheap Cheap” & Tom Poston Game Show Tomfoolery
This week It Was A Thing on TV looks at beer bottles playing football, a bizarre game show/sitcom hybrid and Tom Poston being Tom Poston.