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September 9th, 2020    

It Was A Thing on TV Twin Pack (Episodes #89 & 90): Learning The Ropes & Golden Balls

Today on It Was A Thing on TV we will learn important life lessons about struggling with two jobs as a wrestler and a teacher along with the importance of holding on to your balls.

First, when late 80s family sitcoms and wrestling overlap, the end result is the short-lived Canadian entry Learning the Ropes, starring Lyle Alzado and the stars of the NWA.  We also determine the Canadian equivalents of TV shows it seems everything goes back to.

Then, from the era of Deal or No Deal, we get a game of luck, truth telling, psychology, some memory, and lots of balls.  2/3 of us didn't like it.  If you like it, you likely will really enjoy Golden Balls.  It was popular for a brief period of time, but quickly faded away to obscurity. 

Link to weirdest Split or Steal round ever:

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September 8th, 2020    

Diamond Conversations: Peter Golenbock

This week's Diamond Conversation welcomes legendary baseball historian and New York Times best selling author, Peter Golenbock. Mr. Golenbock discusses his long career writing about the  history of many of the game's biggest stars and most legendary teams. He takes us on a walk back in time as he reveals how he got his start and why he still loves the game of baseball today.

September 3rd, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #33 - Wayne’s World with Rob Kinler

In the thirty-third episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Rob Kinler to do a live watch of the 1992 comedy, Wayne’s World. The guys discuss public access cable; The Flowbee; driving when the song Bohemian Rhapsody comes on; White Castle burgers; Grey Poupon; Columbia House; watching planes land; haikus; street hockey; facial expressions; why Rob Lowe seems ageless; Alice Cooper’s acting; arcades; donut shops; Terminator 2 and cover bands. So remember, party on!

September 2nd, 2020    

It Was A Thing on TV Twin Pack (Episodes #87 & 88): Collegiate Comedies of 1975 & AfterMASH

This week on It Was A Thing on TV it's time to go back to school as Mike, Chico and Greg learn that suicide is painless.
First, we're going back to school with three shows from early 1979, which tried capitalizing off the success of Animal House.  All three were busts, though each show produced quality future talent.  Also in this show, Mr. Whipple typecasting and ZIPPER?!
Then, M*A*S*H is one of television's most popular shows ever, yet its spinoff AfterMASH lasted less than a season and a half.  Was it too derivative from the parent show's plot?  Did it just run its course?
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September 1st, 2020    

Diamond Conversations: Carter Capps

Today's Diamond Conversations features former Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres relief pitcher, Carter Capps. Capps, most known for his very unorthodox pitching style later in his career, is now a coach for the highly regarded Driveline Baseball. His coaching philosophy and his success of getting to the big leagues take center stage in this fantastic interview.

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