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December 31st, 2020    

Year In Pop - 1987

In the sixteenth 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 1987. The guys talk in depth about Mike Tyson’s Punch Out; the passing of “The Great One” Jackie Gleason; the launch of the Fox Broadcasting Co,; the New York Giants’ victory in Super Bowl XXI; “The Super Fight” Hagler vs. Leonard; Married…With Children; Remote Control; the albums “Slippery When Wet” & “Licensed To Ill”; Fatal Attraction & The Princess Bride.

December 30th, 2020    

It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 120 & 121: Video Game Show Part 2 (Director’s Cut)/Tiger King

First, earlier this year, we looked at 9 bad video games based on television shows.  We found 9 more and felt it appropriate to cover them before the Christmas holiday.  With any luck, we'll find 9 more and do a 3rd installment in 2021.
 
Then, we look back at what was the binge watching hit at the start of the COVID lockdown this year in Tiger King on Netflix. We look at the insane cast of characters including Joe Exotic, Jeff Lowe and yes that b***h Carole Baskin! Due to some strong subject matter in the show, listener discretion is advised.
 
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December 29th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Movies - Wonder Woman 1984

On the return of Pop Goes The Movies, Tim Capel and Jennifer Smith join Andy Atherton to have a spoiler-filled discussion of the latest movie in the DCEU, Wonder Woman 1984. They go over all of the major plots and give their thoughts on many aspects of the film including: the fun opening sequence; the 1980's setting; Pedro Pascal's Maxwell Goldman & Kristen Wiig's Barbara Minerva/Cheetah & what the mid-credits may mean for the story going forward.

December 28th, 2020    

Making Mt. Rushmore #8 - Talk Show Hosts & Game Show Hosts

In the eighth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Shawn Kidd, “The Cowboy” Roger Morrissette & Andy Atherton join guest moderator Ben Locke, to discuss which Talk Show Hosts deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is Johnny Carson a no-brainer? What about David Letterman? Will Regis Philbin grab a spot? Does Jerry Springer or Arsenio Hall deserve a place? After that, they discuss which Game Show Hosts will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Alex Trebeck shouldn’t get a spot? Will Bob Barkerincluded? Is Wink Martindale in the conversation? What about Richard Dawson & Monty Hall?

December 24th, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind - The Indiana Jones Franchise (#7)

On the seventh episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Andy Atherton, Eric Eells & Scott Shifflett  are joined by guest Rob “Tek” Pinotek to discuss the Indiana Jones franchise. They go through each of the films and talk about the incredible introduction of one of the greatest characters in film history; the great action set pieces; traveling by map and the exotic locations Indy travels to; the femme fatales of each film; the villains and their nefarious plots; the somewhat scary scenes in the films; Indy’s brilliance and resilience; the great supporting characters we meet throughout the series; the highs and lows of each film & their thoughts on what we may expect to see in Indy 5.  

December 23rd, 2020    

It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 118 & 119 - Ernie Anderson/Davis Rules

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we pay tribute to one of our favorite personalities and give a short-lived show it's well deserved due.
 
First, Ernie Anderson is among our favorite announcers.  We decided to dedicate an episode to his life and career, going back to his radio days after World War II.  He might be the only announcer to have an annual fest in honor of one of his TV characters.
 
Then, Davis Rules is one of our favorite short-lived shows.  It was funny and it had Jonathan Winters, yet it ran on two networks over 15 months.  Also, we question if there is any situation in which Parker Lewis can lose.
 
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The Loooooooooooooovvvvvvveeeeee Boat.

December 22nd, 2020    

Pop Goes To The Couch - The Mandalorian S2 E8 “The Rescue”

Continuing on the latest series of Pop Goes The Couch, Andy Atherton, Scott Shifflett, Shawn Kidd, Tim Capel & JT Rozzero get together to review The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 8 “The Rescue” 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, including that incredible post-credits stinger. As a bonus, the guys give their thoughts on all of the recently announced Star Wars shows and movies coming over the next few years.

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

December 21st, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater Special - Home Alone

On a special Christmas episode of Laugh-In Theater, Andy Atherton is joined by Ben Locke, Calum McDougall, Scott Shifflett & Logan Crosland to do a live watch of the 1990 comedy, Home Alone. The guys discuss Macaulay Culkin’s filmography; “The South Bend Shovel Slayer”; massive amounts of pizza; viewing films multiple times in theaters; doing the “McAllister airport run”; international in-flight meals; “Angels With Filthy Souls”; penalties for shoplifting; scary furnaces; spotting characters actors; “McGyver’ing” the house; Christmas baubles & love spuds; crappy video games and the concussion count for The Wet Bandits . So remember, keep the change, ya filthy animal!

December 18th, 2020    

A Piece of the Action Special: Die Hard

In the newest episode of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes Ben Locke, Jennifer Smith, and Shawn Kidd to the podcast for a group live watch of the 1988 classic Die Hard! Listen to Matt and the gang discuss Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, THE Hart Bochner, Nakatomi Plaza, Huey Lewis, Great Value henchmen, actor’s music careers, bonds, and so much more! (And be sure to stay during the credits for a very special gag reel!) Yippee Ki Yay! It’s the new Piece of the Action!

December 17th, 2020    

The Great Debate #13

On the Christmas episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Logan Crosland, Scott Shifflett, Matt Souza & Shawn Kidd. The gang discusses and debates a variety of holiday-themed topics including: which actor has been the best on-screen Santa Claus; memorable Christmas episodes of TV shows; Christmas treats they love; favorite holiday traditions; best Christmas gifts; and deliberates whether movies like Die Hard, Gremlins, Batman Returns & A Nightmare Before Christmas can be considered “Christmas movies”. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut.

 

December 16th, 2020    

It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 116 & 117 + Live Show 3: It Ran One Season Too Long/Personal Injury Court/A Recipe for Seduction

This week on It Was a Thing on TV, the gang looks at some shows that hung around too long along with bringing the legal sauce.
 
First, we look at shows we believe lasted one season too long.  (Your mileage may vary.)  Mostly, we cover comedies which lasted a year too long.  Continuing a trend from last week, Greg continues his basketball coach namedropping streak.
 
Next, Personal Injury Court was clearly not real, between nobody apparently having health insurance to the ridiculous amounts of money people for which people sued.  Let's dive head first into the legal sauce with this installment.
 
Finally, when this lit up the socials last week, we made the decision that not only was it worth submitting but it was also worthy of live show status.  Put a Lifetime Christmas movie, a KFC infomercial, and romance in a Vitamix and this would be the result.
 
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It's Finger Licking Good.

December 15th, 2020    

Pop Goes To The Couch - The Mandalorian S2 E7 “The Believer”

Continuing on the latest series of Pop Goes The Couch, Andy Atherton, Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel get together to review The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 7 “The Believer” 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.

December 14th, 2020    

Making Mt. Rushmore #7 - Christmas Songs & Christmas Specials

In the seventh episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Shawn Kidd, Logan Crosland, Ben Locke & Andy Atherton, discuss which Christmas Songs deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is All I Want For Christmas Is You a no-brainer? What about Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree? Will The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year grab a spot? Does Last Christmas deserve a place? After that, they discuss which Christmas Specials will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that A Charlie Brown Christmas shouldn’t get a spot? Will Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas be included? Is Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer in the conversation? What about Frosty The Snowman & Mickey’s Christmas Carol?

December 11th, 2020    

Laugh-Theater Special - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

On a special Christmas episode of Laugh-In Theater, Andy Atherton is joined by Tim Slomka & Shawn Kidd to do a live watch of the 1989 comedy, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The guys discuss wood-panel station wagons; The Smell Club; relating to Clark Griswold; Christmas decorating methods; putting up Christmas lights; 80’s workout wear; mixed nuts; eggnog; beaver teeth; Christmas Eve traditions & eating squirrel. So remember, it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery.

December 9th, 2020    

It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 114 & 115: Carter Country and Caesar’s Challenge

This week It Was a Thing on TV gives you two very different shows that both have the same initials!
 
First, who knew racism could be so funny...?!  Carter Country somehow ran two seasons, despite a character who was an out-and-out racist.  Only one of us three could make it through an entire episode, and for good reason.  File this one under "doesn't age well."
 
Then, the last NBC daytime game show from 1993-94 was a good one, a true challenge.  Caesar's Challenge had Ahmad Rashad, gladiators, and a rotating cage of letters.  Also in this episode, the guys rattle off the name of everyone in Arizona in 1993 they can think of.
 
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CAESAR SAYS STOP!

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