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December 30th, 2021    

Pop Goes To The Couch - Hawkeye S1 E6 ”So, This Is Christmas?”

Pop Goes To The Couch concludes their coverage of the latest entry into the MCU on Disney+, Hawkeye. Andy Atherton, Shawn Kidd, Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel review and break down Season 1 Episode 6 “So, This Is Christmas?”. In this spoiler-filled discussion they go over the plot elements, as well as any Easter eggs they have spotted as well as given their thoughts on what everything means in the overall story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They also look ahead to the next few series they will be covering: Book Of Boba Fett, Peacemaker & Cobra Kai.

December 29th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 225, 226 & 227 - The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold/’Twas the Night Before Christmas (1977)/Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

This Week on It Was a Thing on TV we present a trilogy of Christmas/New Year's Specials for you to enjoy.
 
First, we look at a Christmas tale about leprechauns?  The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold aired in 1981 and really has nothing to do with the holidays minus a scant few mentions of Christmas.  However, some big names lent their voices to this special.
 
Next, we watch an interpretation of a holiday classic, as show favorite Paul Lynde portrays the patriarch of a family in a star-studded 1977 adaptation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
 
Finally, we bring 2021's recaps to a close with yet another Rankin-Bass holiday special, Rudolph's Shiny New Year.  We also sing a bad rendition of a popular theme song, talk about both the 1976 and 1985 Detroit Pistons, and hypothesize that New Year's Eve failed to exist after 1976 about how we'd be celebrating the 46th year of 50 Grand Slam.
 
Remember to follow us on our socials @itwasathingontvpodcast on Facebook and @itwasathingontv on Instagram and Twitter.
 
Timestamps
0:30 - The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold
47:49 - Classic Commercial Break
51:54 - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1977)
1:59:21 - The Jenny Position Commercial
2:00:26 - Rudolph's Shiny New Year

December 24th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - Mickey’s Christmas Carol Live Watch Special

On a special episode of Pop Goes The Classics, Andy Atherton rides solo to do a live watch of Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Originally broadcasted live on Stream Lounge, he gives his thoughts on the casting of different Disney characters in the roles of the Dickens’ story; Scrooge McDuck living up to his name; how compact the story is; the incredible animation & the how it should be required viewing every season.

 

To watch along on Stream Lounge, click this link:

https://streamlounge.io/watch/ddec7fca2-7b4d-45ce-a9f9-93c5cd63cdf2?broadcastId=5ae6807a-444d-4731-bf98-f23473b8f829

December 24th, 2021    

Battlestar In The 25th Century #23

On a Christmas Eve Episode 23 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Buck Rogers, “Cosmic Whiz Kid” w/guest Gary Coleman. Topics include Colemans popularity at the time, his character’s bodyguard looking like Mrs. Roper (who Scott has no clue about) and Scotts quickness in analyzing Shawn’s thoughts on her, boring dialogue, Spicolli’s teacher as the villain, more Huer hate, all time bad stunt double exposure, bad special effects, a horrifying crash test dummy landscaper and just plain boredom. Stay tuned to end for a special holiday gift from the boys!

December 23rd, 2021    

Laugh-In Theater - Four Christmases

On a special Christmas episode of Laugh-In Theater, Andy Atherton is joined by Shawn Kidd & Logan Crosland to do a live watch of the 2008 comedy, Four Christmases. The guys discuss couples role playing; bathroom sex; Kevin from “The Office”; backgammon; “A Christmas Story”; amateur UFC fighters; life before cable TV; canned meat; the smell of puke; getting into character; being named after a city; pot brownies; flipping the tube; the dangers of procreating; babies with reflux; cougar dens & unusually large babies. So remember, the code word is “mistletoe”!

December 22nd, 2021    

”It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 223 & 224 - Spider-Man (70‘s CBS Series)/Japanese Spider-Man

While you get a chance to see No Way Home (for maybe the fourth or fifth time) the gang at It Was a Thing on TV bring you to a time before Tobey, Andrew and Tom.
 
First, we start with an episode about the live-action version from 1977 to 1979 that aired on CBS which was good but like many shows we've covered, but was mishandled at the network level.
 
Then, we took a look at a live action version of Spider-Man from the late 1970s...from halfway around the world.  Japan did their own take on the superhero, one that Stan Lee loved.
 
Follow us at our socials @itwasathingontvpodcast on Facebook and @itwasathingontv on Instagram and Twitter.
 
(DON!) SPIDAH-MAN!
 
Timestamps
1:00 - Spider-Man (70's CBS Series)
1:06:38 - Classic Commercial Break
1:11:22 - Japanese Spider-Man

December 21st, 2021    

Pop Goes The Movies - Spider-Man: No Way Home

On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Shifflett, Steve Riddle & Tim Capel to review Spider-Man: No Way Home. In a spoiler-filled review, they give their thoughts on their expectations going in to the movie; how the whole multiverse will play out; Andrew & Tobey; the improvements made to the ASM characters; the ageless wonder Willem Dafoe; Dr. Strange’s questionable actions; what’s next for Peter, Ned and MJ and where the MCU goes from here.

December 21st, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Viral Load Management

The NBA is on the ropes as COVID surges through the winter and players galore enter the health and safety protocol, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to talk each other through the doomsday scenarios. Are the Christmas Day games in jeopardy, and what is the endgame when in comes to testing and vaccinations in the league? Will any teams be able to make a run during this “slowdown” phase throughout the league? Riche and Adam also discuss the impending return of Kyrie Irving… on the road, trade talk, Zion’s mysterious foot, the college to pro coaching experiment, and more! So suit up, take it out, and have a Happy Holiday season with the NBA-Team!

December 20th, 2021    

Pop Goes To The Couch - Hawkeye S1 E5 ”Ronin”

Pop Goes To The Couch continues their coverage of the latest entry into the MCU on Disney+, Hawkeye. Andy Atherton, Shawn Kidd, Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel review and break down Season 1 Episode 5 “Ronin”. In this spoiler-filled discussion they go over the plot elements, as well as any Easter eggs they have spotted as well as given their thoughts on what everything means in the overall story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

Editor’s note: Due to scheduling, Shawn was unable to record during the show record proper so his thoughts on the episode were pre-recorded earlier and placed at the end of the episode.

December 20th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore - Christmas Movies & ”Christmas” Movies (#27)

In the twenty-seventh episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Jon Keselica, Rocco Martone & Chico Alexander join moderator/panelist Steve Riddle to discuss which Christmas Movies deserve a place on their respective lists. Is A Christmas Story a no-brainer? What about Elf? Does Home Alone grab a spot? Does National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or It’s A Wonderful Life deserve a place? After that, they discuss which “Christmas” Movies will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Die Hard shouldn’t get a spot? Will the Rocky IV be included? Is Batman Returns in the conversation? What about Gremlins & Iron Man 3?

December 19th, 2021    

The Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Podcast - Muppets Christmas Carol Live Watch Special

On a special episode of The Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Podcast, Mirandia Berthold & Andy Atherton do a live watch of Muppets Christmas Carol. Originally broadcasted live on Stream Lounge, they give their thoughts on the casting of The Muppets in the roles of the Dickens’ story; Michael Caine’s method acting; the fun songs added to move the plot along; the incredible set design & the changes the filmmakers had to make to “Muppetize” the story.

To watch along on Stream Lounge, click this link:

https://streamlounge.io/watch/d8a912b90-64cd-4a30-9ab6-c328b95ca114?broadcastId=b5b41140-f14a-4e11-a489-78cd4d802c56

 

December 17th, 2021    

Popcorn Chicken Salad - Home Alone 3

On Episode 8 of Popcorn Chicken Salad join Ben Locke, Matt Souza, Logan Crosland and actual Shawn Kidd as they watch 1997s Home Alone 3.

Topics discussed include Shawn having many questions, many cheap plugs, lots of great value at the beginning, the hard R, Patricia Stewart, childhood and pandemic haircuts, stars of Gremlins 2, Shawn and The Female Spy, Logans insane scene knowledge, actress research, a catflap, known or hidden pets?, absurd car chases, Matt sings some Bowie again, 90s technology, building an igloo, Home Abone 69, old woman murders, Home Aloneication, Hart Bochner, some amazing wirework, Mob Boss Incorperated, Logan winning the grandparents name contest, horranus trampoline action, no one else being home and tagging Scarlett when this gets posted on Twitter.

Come for the concept but stay for the Kidd cut, its Popcorn Chicken Salad.

December 16th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - The Black Cauldron (1985)

On the twenty-first installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Mirandia Berthold, Andy Atherton & Steve Riddle look at 1985’s The Black Cauldron. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the dark and ominous scenes; Hen Wen The Pig’s powers; Gurgi’s character arc; where The Horned King ranks amongst the Disney villains (including his demise); some of the more “adult” jokes that hopefully fly over kids’ heads; the great value Sanderson sisters; the undead army; Creeper, the under-rated henchman & why the film may not get the respect it deserves

December 15th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 221 & 222 - The Last Precinct/He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special

This Week on It Was a Thing on TV we talk Adam West, Skeletor and Christmas.
 
First, we talk about the 1986 NBC police comedy "The Last Precinct". It's another story about a show that premiered after the "Big Game" and died not long after.  The show was in the same vein as Police Squad! and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and it came from Stephen J. Cannell.  But was America ready for an hour-long police comedy?  Obviously not.
 
Then, 'tis the season for your annual batch of oddball holiday fare!  We start this season with a Christmas special from an animated icon of the 1980s, which has very little to do with Christmas.  Get ready for He-Man's take on the holidays with much of the He-Man universe of characters, including sister She-Ra!
 
Follow us on social media @ItWasAThingOnTV and Instagram and Twitter and @itwasathingontvpodcast on Facebook.
 
Timestamps
0:30 - The Last Precinct
1:12:38 - Classic Commercial Break
1:16:32 - He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special

December 14th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: It’s a Geological Thing

The NBA might be meeting their match with the dreaded health and safety protocol, but Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are on the podcast court ready to talk some hoops! Can the Chicago Bulls keep enough players on the court this week without forcing a forfeit? Which teams in the East and West are in panic mode, and which ones should start looking to trade right away? Is it zero hour for Zion Williamson and the Pelicans? Riche and Adam also discuss KCP’s all time dunk flub, Chet Holmgren, the Christmas Day lineup, and more! So suit up and take it out in episode 221 of the NBA-Team!

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