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April 5th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore #15 - Comedy Cartoon Series & Action Cartoon Series

In the fifteenth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Ray Carsillo, Ben Locke & Steve Riddle join moderator Andy Atherton to discuss which comedy cartoon shows deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is The Simpsons a no-brainer? What about The Flintstones? Will South Park grab a spot? Does Animaniacs or Scooby Doo deserve a place? After that, they discuss which action cartoon series will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shouldn’t get a spot? Will G.I. Joe be included? Is Transformers in the conversation? What about Thundercats & Batman: The Animated Series?

March 22nd, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore #14 - Video Game Characters & Video Game Franchises

In the fourteenth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Steve Riddle, Logan Crosland & Scott Criscuolo join moderator Andy Atherton to discuss which video game characters deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is Donkey Kong a no-brainer? What about Mario? Will Sonic The Hedgehog grab a spot? Does Bowser or Tecmo Bo deserve a place? After that, they discuss which video game franchises will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that the Madden series shouldn’t get a spot? Will Super Mario be included? Is The Legend of Zelda in the conversation? What about Grand Theft Auto & Mortal Kombat?

March 8th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore #13 - Play By Play Announcers & Color Commentators

In the thirteenth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists J Arsenio D’Amato, Steve Bennett, Roger Morrissette & Scott Criscuolo join moderator Andy Atherton to discuss which play by play announers deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is Marv Albert a no-brainer? What about Vin Scully? Will Howard Cosell grab a spot? Does Al Michaels or Pat Summerall deserve a place? After that, they discuss which color commentators will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that John Madden shouldn’t get a spot? Will Tom Heinsohn be included? Is Tim McCarver in the conversation? What about Joe Garagiola & Dick Vitale?

February 22nd, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore #12 - 80’s One-Hit Wonders & 90’s One-Hit Wonders

In the twelfth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Matt Souza, Steve Riddle, Shawn Kidd, Tim Slomka & Logan Crosland join moderator Andy Atherton to discuss which 80’s One-Hit Wonders deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is “Take On Me” a no-brainer? What about “Come On Eileen”? Will “Whip It” grab a spot? Does “Tainted Love” or “867-5309/Jenny” deserve a place? After that, they discuss which 90’s One-Hit Wonders will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that “The Macarena” shouldn’t get a spot? Will “Tubthumping” be included? Is “Baby Got Back” in the conversation? What about “You Only Get What You Give” & “Ice Ice Baby”?

February 8th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore #11 - 80’s/90’s Romantic Comedies & 00’s/10’s Romantic Comedies

In the eleventh episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Shawn Kidd, Ben Locke, Scott Shifflett & Logan Crosland join moderator Andy Atherton to discuss which 80’s/90’s Romantic Comedies deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is Pretty Woman a no-brainer? What about The Wedding Singer? Will Ten Things I Hate About You grab a spot? Does Jerry Maguire or When Harry Met Sally deserve a place? After that, they discuss which 00’s/10’s Romantic Comedies will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that The Proposal shouldn’t get a spot? Will Just Friends be included? Is Bridget Jones’ Diary in the conversation? What about Hitch & Forgetting Sarah Marshall?

January 25th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore #10 - Stand-Up Comedians & SNL Characters

In the tenth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Scott Criscuolo & J Arsenio D’Amato join fellow panelist/moderator Andy Atherton, to discuss which Stand-Up Comedians deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is George Carlin a no-brainer? What about Richard Pryor? Will Rodney Dangerfield grab a spot? Does Eddie Murphy or Andrew “Dice” Clay deserve a place? After that, they discuss which SNL Characters will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that The Church Lady shouldn’t get a spot? Will Matt Foley be included? Is Father Guido Sarducci in the conversation? What about Mr. Robinson & The Blues Brothers?

January 11th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore #9 - Mob Movies & Buddy Cop Movies

In the ninth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists J Arsenio D’Amato & Scott Criscuolo join fellow panelist/moderator Andy Atherton, to discuss which Mob Movies deserve a place as on their respective lists. Is The Godfather a no-brainer? What about Goodfellas? Will A Bronx Tale grab a spot? Does The Godfather II or Casino deserve a place? After that, they discuss which Buddy Cop Movies will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Lethal Weapon shouldn’t get a spot? Will 48 Hrs. be included? Is Bad Boys in the conversation? What about Rush Hour 2 & Tango And Cash?

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 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?

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 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 3rd, 2020    

Making Mt. Rushmore #4 - 90’s It Girls & 90’s It Guys

In the fourth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Tim Capel, Ben Locke, Jacob Williams & Jennifer, discuss which 90’s It Girls deserve a place as on their respective list. Is Sarah Michell Gellar a no-brainer? What about Alicia Silverstone? Will Tiffani Amber Theissan grab a spot? Does Jennifer Love Hewitt deserve a place? After that, they discuss which 90’s It Guys will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Brad Pitt shouldn’t get a spot? Will Leonardo DiCaprio be included? Is Will Smith in the conversation? What about Johnny Depp & Keanu Reeves?

September 21st, 2020    

Making Mt. Rushmore #1 - HBO Dramas & HBO Comedies

In the debut episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, moderator Andy Atherton is joined by panelists Scott Criscuolo, Tim Capel, Matt Souza & Jacob Williams first discuss which HBO dramas deserve a place as one of the four greatest of all-time. Will The Sopranos be a unanimous choice? Is Game of Thrones disappointing final season going affect whether or not it makes it? And will great shows like The Wire, Oz & Boardwalk Empire make the cut? And what dark horses could sneak in? After that, they discuss which comedies will be on that respective genres top grouping. Is Curb Your Enthusiasm a no-brainer? Does the award-winning Veep make it? How about the long running Sex In The City? And critically acclaimed The Larry Sanders Show? Will Entourage and Silicon Valley round it out?

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