Thirty Twenty Ten

Thirty Twenty Ten

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A pop culture time machine! Each episode covers that very week from 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago, which means each show is loaded with forgotten movies, timeless TV episodes and songs best left to the past. Come remember with us!
Bret Hart and Mickey Rourke wrestle, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan love America Online, and Dustin Hoffman is definitely getting an Oscar, definitely, yeah – Dec 14 – 20: Thirty Twenty Ten
Dec 13
Melanie Griffith is working. Tom Cruise meets the Rain Man, Bret Hart and Mickey Rourke struggle in the squared circle, Mario Party rolls up, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan just learned how to use email, Shania Twain is famous from… Read more
Star Trek Insurrects, Schwarzenegger and Devito are Hilariously Related, and the Forgotten Rugrats Spin-off – Dec 7-13: Thirty Twenty Ten
Dec 6
Shakespeare finds a girl, Mississippi is burning, South Park gets its first crappy game, Max Fischer is in love with his teacher, lots of Doubt surrounding a certain catholic movie, Beyonce invents her most famous dance, Clint Eastwood sings, and… Read…
Nixon Gets Frosted, Gus Van Sant Covers Psycho and Lt. Frank Drebin is on the Case – Nov 30 – Dec 6: Thirty Twenty Ten
Nov 30
Roy Orbison say goodbye, Saved By the Bell makes a bizarre debut, The Naked Gun saves police squad, Zelda has a sequel, the weirdest song medley of all-time, Gus Van Sant officially plagiarizes Psycho, Mickey and Snoopy make their annual… Read more
The Best Nintendo Game of All-Time, Pixar’s Worst (non-Cars) Movie, and Here Come the Christmas Movies – Nov 23 – 29: Thirty Twenty Ten
Nov 22
A Bug’s Life is better than most remember, Mystery Science Theater 3000 debuts, Zelda goes 3D, Guns ‘N Roses hilarious “comeback,” Chris tells you his favorite ever TV series finale, the greatest Xmas movie of the whole dang 1980s, and… Read more
The Best Game of the 1990s, The Best Animated Movie of the 1980s, and the Best Youth Lit Adaptation of the 2000s
Nov 16
Rugrats get their first movie, Gordon Freeman gets his first game, Powerpuff Girls get their first show, Twilight gets its first movie, TRL is no more, The Offspring release their most embarrassing song, Stephen Spielberg makes his first dinosaur movie,……
Chucky is late and Ernest is early, Animaniacs says goodbye, James Bond seeks some solace… but just a Quantum – Nov 9-15: Thirty Twenty Ten
Nov 8
The Golden Age of 90s animation comes to a close, Banjo-Kazooie comes back to fight Call of Duty, James Bond get a direct sequel, Brad Pitt is dead, Lauryn Hill is #1, a horror icon is born, Ernest arrives early,… Read more
Adam Sandler loves water, Oprah gives advice to Liz Lemon, and John Carpenter reveals all – Nov 2 – 8: Thirty Twenty Ten
Nov 2
Roddy Piper and Kieth David uncover an alien conspiracy, Gears of War 2 introduces the horde, the California Raisins hit the big time, Head of the Class goes to Moscow, Adam Sandler hates Gatorade, JCVD and Becker just sort of… Read more
Michael Jackson makes a movie, Kevin Smith and Pumbaa makes a fart – Oct 26 – Nov 1: Thirty Twenty Ten
Oct 25
Ed Norton deals with black and white, Lazytown says goodbye, Moonwalker is actually a movie, Sega’s best selling system debuts, Fallout goes 3D, a book with a title we cant write in this description, Seth Rogen makes a porno with… Read more
Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon shed their color, Metal Gear gets rock hard and the worst Mission Impossible ever – Oct 19-25: Thirty Twenty Ten
Oct 18
Pleasantville holds up surprisingly well, Michael Meyers returns to Halloween, Britney Spears goes full womanizer, Charlie Brown learns about American, Jigsaw turns 5, Metal Gear Solid changes everything, Bare Naked Ladies birth an unstoppable earworm,…
George W Bush gets a movie, Jodie Foster earns her first Oscar, and nobody hates Roseanne yet! Oct 12-18: Thirty Twenty Ten
Oct 11
Faith joins Buffy, Barney gets an intervention, Jodie Foster really earns her Oscar, Jerry Lewis decides your favorite movies, Oliver Stone loves George W, Chucky gets hitched, Max Payne is painful, Unsolved Mysteries gets a new host and Roseanne debuts……
Freddy Krueger comes home, Super Mario Bros gets its first sequel, Bill Murray rules underground in a movie no one remembers – Oct 5-11: Thirty Twenty Ten
Oct 4
America gets its own Super Mario sequel, Charmed bewitches TV, Golden Girls gets a spin-off, Eddie Murphy is divine, Phoebe gives birth to triplets, the record industry sues an MP3 player, and Russel Crowe, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Bill Murray are… Read more
There’s a dynamite new contender in cable, a Woody Allen movie you don’t have ashamed to watch, and a double shot of unfunny political comedy – Sept 28-Oct 4: Thirty Twenty Ten
Sep 27
Robin Williams dies, Elvira and Bill Maher get their own movie, Ted Turner buys a television network, HBO debuts its least prestigious show to date, Greg Kinnear has a stupid dream, Dreamworks’ first ANTimated movie, Monica topples Aerosmith, spoiled…
Snoopy gets weird, Shia LeBouef gets stalked, and Newsradio says goodbye to Phil Hartman – Sept 21-27: Thirty Twenty Ten
Sep 20
Mel Blanc’s last tune, baby chimps wearing costumes, the Flat Booties invade, Aaron Sorkin’s TV debut, Newsradio makes us cry, Jeremy Irons makes us uncomfortable across two decades, Chuck Palahniuk second movie, Pink wants to start a fight, Mentalist…
Ricky Gervais sees ghosts, Jackie Chan touches Chris Tucker’s radio, Garfield and Friends are ready to party – Sept 14-20: Thirty Twenty Ten
Sep 14
Run DMC gets a movie, Garfield begins his Saturday morning reign, Ed Harris goes west, Samuel L. Jackson hates his neighbor, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan begin a trilogy, Marilyn Manson shows dope, Conan turns 5, Toonami is canceled, Rock… Read more
Matt Damon and Ed Norton gamble on the 90s, there is officially too much Alf in the 80s, and the Coen Bros shoot Brad Pitt in the face – Sept 7-Sept 13: Thirty Twenty Ten
Sep 6
Pokemon catches all young TV viewers, Spyro debuts, the Coen Brothers make their funniest film in years, Hole releases a good album, Alf gets his second spin-off, Scooby Doo goes back in time, MTV awards everybody in every decade, Robert… Read more
Sons of Anarchy makes a basic cable splash, the most hyped video game of all-time makes its long awaited debut, and the anxiously awaited follow-up to Rugrats is finally here – Aug 31-Sept 6: Thirty Twenty Ten
Aug 30
Mario make his most embarrassing debut, Hercules and the Thornberrys get a TV show, JCVD teams up with Rob Schneider, Mega Man goes 3D, relive the Black Sox scandal, FX debuts its biggest show of all-time, and NKOTB4EVER! All that… Read more
Vin Diesel head to Babylon, Jason Statham and the two guns, and you will believe a horse can talk! – Aug 24-30: Thirty Twenty Ten
Aug 23
Bobcat Goldthwait makes his first truly great movie, Metallica delivers justice, Guy Ritchie burst onto the scene, Kevin Smith sees his movie hilariously butchered, we head back to Sleepaway Camp, and Lauryn Hill’s Everything is Everything is everything!…
Freddy Krueger Turns 4, Dwight Shrute Rocks, and Marvel Bets on Wesley Snipes and Wins Big – Aug 17-23: Thirty Twenty Ten
Aug 16
Nu Metal hits the big time with Kid Rock, Korn and even Durst directing, Marvel’s cinematic dominance begins with a vampire slayer, that show about the 70s debuts on Fox, Michelle Pfeiffer is mob married, Hamlet gets a pretty great… Read more
Stella’s Groove Returns, The Wrong Avengers, Tropic Thunder Rules, yet Mac and Me is Truly Offensive – Aug 10-16: Thirty Twenty Ten
Aug 9
The week giveth, the week taketh away! We’ve got one of the funniest movies of the 2000s, but the other decades feature the world’s worst movie with Avengers in the title, and the longest McDonalds commercial the ever charged a… Read more
Halloween finds water, James Franco and Seth Rogen board the Pineapple Express, and beware of The Blob – Aug 2-9: Thirty Twenty Ten
Aug 2
NWA’s first album coincidentally debuts the same day as Yo MTV Raps, Nic Cage rolls a Snake Eyes, Laurie Strode celebrates Halloween both early and late, Whose Line returns to TV, and Seth Rogen and James Franco keep the train… Read more
The Mummy Returns again, Trey Parker and Matt Stone sell out, and Tom Cruise has a new mission: Mixology! – July 27 – Aug 2: Thirty Twenty Ten
Jul 26
Trey Parker and Matt Stone play ball, Pippi Longstocking is coming into your world, Lindsay Lohan teams up with herself, George Romero monkeys around, Kevin Costner and Bionic Commando swing, Tom Cruise slings hooch and, oh yes, the Hamster Dance… Read…
Robert De Niro is on a Midnight Run, Will Ferrell’s Funniest Movie, and Steven Spielberg Saves Private Ryan – July 20-26: Thirty Twenty Ten
Jul 19
Caddyshack and Pee-Wee Herman make a disappointing return, Ellen, Weird Science and Mind of Mencia say goodbye, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly become best friends, Eagle Eye Cherry’s saves tonight, and Robert De Niro makes his best comedy of… Read more
The Dark Knight, Die Hard, Dr. Horrible, Akira, There’s Something About Mary, A Fish Called Wanda, Beastie Boys – July 13-19: Thirty Twenty Ten
Jul 12
Yes, it’s been a decade since the release of the finest superhero film of all-time, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. But before you start feeling old, it’s also been thirty years since we were introduced to John McClane, and for… Read more
Johnny 5, Hellboy, Arthur, Riggs and Murtaugh Return… for the last time – July 6-12: Thirty Twenty Ten
Jul 5
Welcome to sequel city! Throughout three decades, you’ll find many of your favorite characters reemerging, however, it will be the last time they do (before they’re inevitably rebooted!) Plus World Cup nonsense, Persona 4, Short Circuit, Lethal Weapon,…
Eddie Murphy comes to America, Michael Bay brings about Armageddon, and Will Smith challenges Iron Man – June 29-July 5: Thirty Twenty Ten
Jun 28
Hancock disappoints the public, Katy Perry kisses a girl, TV celebrates Independence Day, Banjo Kazooie and The Black Eyed Peas debut, Nintendo Power achieves multi-decade milestones, Harry Potter is becomes an official phenomenon, and Eddie Murphy makes…
Eddie Murphy talks to animals, Pixar’s silent robot rockets to theaters, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit is the greatest movie of all time -June 22-28: Thirty Twenty Ten
Jun 21
Wow. Each segment in this week’s episode contains one of the greatest movies of the year! George Clooney begins his love affair with Steven Soderbergh, Wall-E reaches new heights for Pixar, Step By Step is mercifully retired, Eddie Murphy remakes… Read…
Disney makes a man out of Mulan, Kevin Costner likes slow wet kisses that last all night, and Mike Myers gives up on movies because of Steve Carell – June 15-21: Thirty Twenty Ten
Jun 14
Arnold goes to Russia, Katy Perry goes gay, Disney goes to goes to China, and TV goes to hell! All this and more on Thirty Twenty Ten, your look back at the week that was, 30, 20, and 10 years… Read more
Christopher Walken is a Puss, Hulk smashes very little, and the teenager in all of us Can’t Hardly Wait – June 8-14: Thirty Twenty Ten
Jun 7
TV Guide gets its own channel, Venture Bros return, Steve Urkel gets a win, Marky Mark vs Trees, The Incredible Hulk technically starts the MCU (you need more than one movie, after all), 90s teens get their Breakfast Club, Metal… Read more
Jim Carrey is tired of being filmed, and Carrie Bradshaw is on the air, and Tom Hanks Grows Up – June 1-7: Thirty Twenty Ten
May 31
Dreamworks makes its best film to date, Double Dragon comes to NES, Brandy and Monica take an argument over boy ownership to the top of the charts, David Bowie sells out, Tom Hanks gets Big, and Sex and the City… Read more
Rambo and Crocodile Dundee return, Sex and the City hits the bigscreen and Larry Sanders and Phil Hartman say goodbye – May 25-31: Thirty Twenty Ten
May 24
Two of the 80s biggest movie icons are back, Sex and the City gets too big for HBO, Killer Klowns come to earth, Larry Sanders calls it quits, Mass Effect is freed from Xbox, Hope Floats, Lightning Crashes, and get… Read more
Murphy Brown Signs Off, Godzilla Sells Out, and George Lucas Tops the Box Office Across Two Decades – May 18-24: Thirty Twenty Ten
May 17
Willow tops the 1980s while Indiana Jones makes a comeback in the oughts, Godzilla makes his worst movie, Murphy Brown say goodbye, John Cusack goes to war, and Conan hits the PC. All this and more, this week on Thirty… Read more
Jason Voorhees returns for a seventh time, Seinfeld says goodbye, and Bill O’Reilly will do it LIVE! – May 11-17: Thirty Twenty Ten
May 10
Friday the 13th gets some new blood, Frank Sinatra and Seinfeld are dead, Lenny Kravitz flies, say goodbye to Kids WB and Toby, and the most star-studded television event of all-time? All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty… Read more
1998’s First Comet-Based Apocalypse, Speed Racer Zooms to Theaters, And A Case of Mistaken Bourne Identity – May 4 – 10: Thirty Twenty Ten
May 3
Steven Speilberg’s first Wii game, the Wachowskis go big with Speed Racer, Madonna hits the charts with a little help from the Prince of May, Deep Impact beats Armageddon to box office annihilation Facts of Life is dead, and no,… Read more
Jem takes a bow, the Saturn gets its best game too late, and Iron Man introduces us to the MCU
Apr 26
Panzeer Dragoon Saga becomes Sega’s last great Saturn game, Friends need a best man, the Critters come back, Point Blank dusts off the Guncon, and Iron Man kickstarts the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. All this and more on this edition… Read more
Gwyneth Paltrow Gets A Haircut, Simpsons Hit 200, and Grand Theft Auto Decimates Everything – Apr 20-26 – Thirty Twenty Ten
Apr 19
Grand Theft Auto IV is officially ten-years-old, Flight of the Conchords make their audio debut, INXS is on the charts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens and they have an entire network to promote it, and Sliding Doors becomes a verb. All… Read more
Disney cartoons finally have their own home, It’s tough to forget Sarah Marshall and meet your new neighbor, Totoro! – Apr 13-19 Thirty Twenty Ten
Apr 12
Studio Ghibli makes a double splash, some Bad Dudes crash arcades, Ben 10 ends and begins again, MTV cancels its last good sketch comedy, Toon Disney launches a temporary home for classic animation, and Jason Segel shows us his doodle… Read more
Mario Kart Loses a Wheel, The Office Returns, and Steven Seagal and Teletubbies Make Their Debut – Apr 6 – 13: Thirty Twenty Ten
Apr 5
Dunder-Mifflin returns from the writer’s strike with an unforgettable dinner party, George Michael gets caught in a bathroom, KC and JoJo begin their reign over the highschool slow dance, and the best-selling Mario Kart iteration is also its worst! All……
Say hello to the Last Dinosaur, Adult Swim reveals all, And Catdog has it both ways – Mar 30 – Apr 5: Thirty Twenty Ten
Mar 29
Lost in Space tries again, StarCraft rushes onto the scene, Cat Dog gets a a huge push, and there’s only one last dinosaur on Earth and he’s a real rockin’ dude. All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty… Read more
NSYNC Breaks Out, Futurama Returns and Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE – Mar 23-29 Thirty Twenty Ten
Mar 22
Billy Crystal is late to the Oscars, Barney gets a movie while Minnie Mouse gets a makeover, Tim Burton releases quite possibly his best film ever and Futurama is saved by DVD. All this and more on this week’s Thirty… Read more
Miami meets the Police Academy, Wild Things has something for everybody, and Usher’s Club Lovin’ – Mar 16 – 22
Mar 15
Remember when you first got Jiggy with it? Well, it was probably this week twenty years ago! Plus Alf meets a puppet, the Police Academy just won’t stop, M. Night Shyamalan’s first movie and John Hughes last. All that and… Read more
Edward James Olmos Stands and Delivers, Carrot Top Chairs the Board and HBO cuts off the The Wire – Mar 9-15
Mar 8
Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Fastball and that’s just the music! The Wire takes a bow, Uncle Jesse runs away, MST3K returns and Horton Hears a Who. All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back into… Read more
The Big Lebowski, Celine Dion’s Heart Starts, and Batman and Spider-Man trade places – Mar 2 – 8
Mar 1
A Marvel and DC show tag each other in, the Wario series truly begins, Titanic brings another medium to its knees and one of the most beloved movies ever made debuts and we must abide! All that and more, this… Read more
Bobby’s World, Bloodsport, Hairspray, Dark City, Semi-Pro – Feb 23 – Mar 1
Feb 22
Bobby’s World goes Semi-Pro in the Bloodsport of Hairspray all over the Dark City on a new Thirty Twenty Ten! DOWNLOAD Support us on Patreon and get exclusive content like our full length commentary for the wretched “De-Feminized” cut of The Last… Read…
Night Court, Olympics In Calgary, Fairly Odd Baby, Madonna’s Ray Of Light, Grace Under Fire – Feb 16 – Feb 22
Feb 15
Night Court has TOO many cases, Grace is Under Fire no more, Madonna shows us a Ray of Light, Calgary has the Olympics, and the Fairly Odd Parents have a baby on an all new Thirty Twenty Ten! DOWNLOAD Support… Read more
The Wedding Singer, Action Jackson, Jumper, and Dragon Quest 3 – Feb 9 – Feb 15
Feb 8
Anakin Skywalker Jumps into another franchise, Carl Weathers has an action-packed stew going, and Adam Sandler sings his way into a perhaps the ultimate Thirty Twenty Ten movie! DOWNLOAD Support us on Patreon and get exclusive content like our full length…
America’s Most Wanted, In Bruges, Blues Brothers 2000, The Hottie & The Nottie, Silver Surfer – Feb 2 – Feb 8
Feb 1
Who is America’s Most Wanted? Who can possibly replace John Belushi? Are you a Hottie or a Nottie? Find out on an all new Thirty Twenty Ten! DOWNLOAD Support us on Patreon and get exclusive content like our full length commentary for… Read more
Homer’s Sadgasm, Sarah Silverman is F’ing Matt Damon, The Wonder Years, Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Jan 26 – Feb 1
Jan 25
Sarah Silverman is ****ing Matt Damon, The Wonder Years hits the small screen while Hannah Montana hits the big one, and Homer has a Sadgasm on a new Thirty Twenty Ten! DOWNLOAD Support us on Patreon and get exclusive content like our… Read more
Introducing Launch, A New Podcast about Creation and Creativity
Jan 23
Our buddies at Wondery have a brand new limited series all about the process of creation itself! Known for big movies like Big Fish and Chralie’s Angels, screenwriter John August decided turn his attention to creating a new book series…. Read more
Breaking Bad, The Storyteller, Savage Garden, Ted Kaczynski, Meet The Spartans – JAN 19-25
Jan 18
Breaking Bad premieres, Savage Garden loves us truly, madly, and deeply, and Meet the Spartans represents everything wrong with Hollywood on a new Thirty Twenty Ten! DOWNLOAD Support us on Patreon and get exclusive content like our full length commentary…
Pooh Debuts, Terminator comes to TV and Dave Chappelle and Cloverfield release their best movies – Jan 12-18
Jan 11
The Sarah Conner Chronicles debuts on TV, while JJ Abrams launches a fantastic entry in the slowest movie franchise in history. but first, Winnie the Pooh becomes the unsung hero of the Disney Afternoon and Dave Chappelle makes his starring… Read more
Nick Jr, Super Contra, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, Harvey Birdman on PS2, & Firestorm – Jan 5-Jan 11
Jan 4
This week: in 87, pause Super Contra to watch some Nick Jr. 97 hallucinates a dancing baby who’s all about the Benjamins. 07 tricks us into being Christians with CG vegetables. All this and more! Download Now GET A BIWEEKLY… Read more
Conan on strike, Between Two Ferns, Living Single, Hell Comes To Frogtown, & Homicide: Life On The Street – Dec 29-Jan 4
Dec 28, 2017
This week: in 87, a ninja strikes, Roddy pipes, and Betty Boop a-doop-boops. 97 lives single, takes a holiday, and grows an uncharacteristic ponytail. 07 shows us around the office before making our sweater disappear. All this and more! Download… Read more
Spice World, The Postman, Good Morning, Vietnam, Alien Vs, Predator: Requiem, Gran Turismo, & There Will Be Blood – Dec 22-Dec 28
Dec 21, 2017
This week: in 87, a forgotten Spielberg epic, a scary-ass Pinocchio, and a WOMAN gets to talk sports? 97 needs five for the power of Spice and Leslie Nielson needs glasses. 07 knocks some things off its Bucket List and… Read more
Mega Man debu-TITANIC IS THE BIGGEST MOVIE OF ALL-TIME
Dec 14, 2017
Mega Man is born, Bond does something, but c’mon, Titanic become the biggest movie in the entire world and we’ll never live to see anything like it again. DOWNLOAD GET A BIWEEKLY BONUS EPISODE OF THIRTY TWENTY TEN BY JOINING LASER TIME’S PATREON! PLUS……
Wall Street, Throw Momma, Scream 2, Home Alone 3, Chimpunks First CGI Movie, & I Am Legend – Dec 8-Dec 14
Dec 7, 2017
This week: in 87, Devito asks Crystal to Throw Momma From The Train while Wall Street says greed is good. 97 brings a Macauly-free Home Alone and Scream’s first sequel. 07 is special-effects heaven as I Am Legend and Alvin… Read more
Juno, Good Will Hunting, Gil’s first Simpsons, Remote Control, and Wizards & Warriors – Dec 1-Dec 7
Nov 30, 2017
87 marks Bob Odenkirk’s SNL debut, Remote Control’s premiere, and Wizards and Warriors. In 97, we like them apples with Good Will Hunting and Gil’s debut on the Simpsons. 07 is indie-riffic with Juno as well as Lars and the… Read more
Thanksgiving Binge: Thirty Twenty Ten with Drunks & Dragons
Nov 24, 2017
Here’s a little Thanksgiving bonus from your friends at Thirty Twenty Ten as well as the delightful folks of the Drunks and Dragons podcast, as they feast on their all-time favorite podcasts that you’ll want to binge this weekend. DOWNLOAD… Read more
Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Three Men, A Baby, Flubber, Gertsmann, and Thanksgiving – Nov 24-Nov 30
Nov 23, 2017
This Thanksgiving week in history: 87 cooks up a pair of classics with Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Three Men and a Baby. 97 resurrects Alien and debuts Tenacious D as Beavis and Butt-head are dead. 07 has one of… Read more
Mass Effect, Uncharted, Parappa, Enchanted, Anastasia, Mortal Kombat’s Second Movie, & Teen Wolf Too! – Nov 17-Nov 23
Nov 16, 2017
This week: in 87, we get a new Teen Wolf, while Flowers in the Attic turns a creepy book into a creepy movie. In 97, Anastasia takes on Disney while Mortal Kombat Annihilation takes on critics, Drew Carey’s brother &… Read more
The Running Man, Diddy Kong Racing, Super Mario Galaxy, and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – Nov 10-Nov 16
Nov 9, 2017
This week in history; 87 races with The Running Man while Sonny & Cher reuinite and Brad Pitt has Growing Pains. 97 is bananas with Diddy Kong Racing, Apu’s wedding on The Simpsons, and Fraiser’s 100 episode. 07 flies with… Read more
No Country for Old Men, Writers Strike, Starship Troopers, Montreal Screwjob, & Less Than Zero – Nov 3-Nov 9
Nov 2, 2017
This week in pop culture history: 87 shows us Less Than Zero while the original Transformers cartoon ends. In 97, Starship Troopers kills all the bugs while the Montreal Screwjob changes wrestling forever. In 07, No Country For Old Men… Read more
George Michael Wants Your Sex, Movies Premiere on NES, South Park Has Halloween Pinkeye, and Seinfeld Stars in a Bee Movie – Oct 27-Nov 2
Oct 26, 2017
This week: in 87, George Michael hits big, Punky Brewster meets DeBarge, while Goonies, Karate Kid, and Top Gun land on NES. 97 brings Crash Bandicoot 2 alongside South Park’s first-ever Halloween episode and Hank Hill’s crack addiction. 07 has… Read more
Twins Win the WS, Kyle MacLachlan is Hidden, We Go To Gattica, The Treehouse of Horror is Fly, Farley’s Final SNL, and Curb Your Divorce – Oct 20-26
Oct 19, 2017
This week in pop culture: in 87, Kyle MacLachlan stars in a cult classic movie while Theo Huxtable raps and Kirby Puckett leads the Twins to a World Series win. In 97, Gattica messes with our DNA while we get… Read more
Mike Tyson Punches Out, We Know What You Did Last Summer, The Kardashians Keep Up, and Miami Connection Makes Friends Forever – Oct 13-19
Oct 12, 2017
This week in pop culture history; in 87, Hans and Frans Pump Up while Mike Tyson Punches Out and Miami Connection first releases. 97 reminds us of what Jennifer Love Hewitt did Last Summer while Al Pacino plays Devil’s Advocate…. Read more
Sneak Peek: Inside the Exorcist
Oct 10, 2017
Just in time for Halloween, we’ve got a special look into a brand new series from our partners at Wondery… This being the month of spooktacular thrills, many of us are getting into the spirit by celebrating our favorite horror… Read more
Portal is Still Alive, Seinfeld says Serenity Now, Boogie Nights Whips it Out, and The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones – Oct 6-12
Oct 5, 2017
This week: in 87, The Jetsons meet the Flintstones as we approach 3 O Clock High. In 97, Dirk Diggler becomes a star in Boogie Nights while Seinfeld coins the phrase “Serenity Now!” In 07, Tila Tequila looks for love,… Read more
Castlevania Symphony of the Night dawns, Darjeeling Limited arrives, Maniac Mansion breaks ground, and Drew Carey says Cleveland Rocks – Sept 29-Oct 5
Sep 28, 2017
This week: in 87, Maniac Mansion & Rad Racer making alliterative gaming fun, while Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore trade bodies and reinvent a genre. In 97, Castlevania Symphony of the Night is a miserable pile of secrets while Drew… Read more
The Princess Bride, Star Trek’s Next Generation, Halo 3, A Big Bang Theory, & Family Guy Meets Star Wars – Sept 22-28
Sep 21, 2017
This week: in 87, Star Trek The Next Generation, Full House, and A Different World debut, while Princess Bride charms crowds. In 97, Seymour Skinner is a fraud while Lamb Chop is served for the last time. 07 is sci-fi… Read more
Ducktales debuts, We Find Waldo, LA is Confidential, Jesse James is Assassinated, and a Bro Is Tased – Sept 15-21
Sep 14, 2017
This week: in 87, Where’s Waldo debuts, Hellraiser scares us, and we get debuts for My Two Dads and Uncle Scrooge on Ducktales. 97 goes back in time with LA Confidential, while gamers discover an Oddworld. 07 has two classic… Read more
Alf Meets Betty White, Ally McBeal is a Barbie Girl, and we gotta Leave Britney Alone – Sept 8-14
Sep 7, 2017
This week: in 87, Alf ushers in new Saturday morning cartoons with the help of Betty White, In 97, Ally McBeal hits big for FOX, Barbie Girl lets us go party, and Cube comes to theaters. 07 scolds us for… Read more
Final Fantasy 7 is magic, Duckman stops quacking, Double Dribble dunks on NES, & Orgazmo comes to theaters – Sept 1-7
Aug 31, 2017
This week: in 87, Double Dribble and Ring King make the NES sporty while REM feels fine. 97 brings a landmark RPG with Final Fantasy 7 while the South Park guys make a movie about pornos, 07 has a Stranglehold… Read more
Michael Jackson is Bad, Goldeneye Hits Nintendo 64, Princess Di Dies, and Metroid Prime 3 Corrupts – August 25-31
Aug 24, 2017
This week: in 87, Michael Jackson shows us Who’s Bad while Family Ties gets a spinoff. 97 shocks the world with news of Princess Diana’s death but also contains Goldeneye on N64! 07 plays games as Balls of Fury hits… Read more
Swayze Dances Dirty, GI Jane Enslists, Zelda Hits America, and BioShock is Big, Daddy! – August 18-24
Aug 17, 2017
This week: in 87, Dirty Dancing debuts while the Garbage Pail Kids movie stinks and Zelda hits the US. In 97, Chris Tucker makes Money Talk while Demi Moore enlists as GI Jane. 07 treats us kindly with BioShock, the… Read more
Monster Squad Forms, Backstreet Boys Break, South Park Debuts, & Two Girls One Cup is Superbad – August 11-17
Aug 10, 2017
This week: in 87, Monster Squad pits kids against Dracula while The Fat Boys get a feature film. In 97, Stallone packs on pounds for Cop Land, Shaq’s Steel is scuffed, Fully Monty shows off and South Park debuts. In… Read more
He-Man Hits Theaters, Barry Bonds Becomes Home Run King, and Mel Gibson Has A Conspiracy Theory – August 4-10
Aug 3, 2017
This week… in 87 Dolph Lundgren does NOT have the power for Masters of the Universe and Madonna asks the eternal question, Who’s That Girl? In 97 Mel Gibson is a Conspiracy Theory-ist while Bill Bellamy is a player. In… Read more
The Coreys are Lost Boys, Metroid Hits US, Spawn Kills At Theaters, and Hot Rod is Cool Beans – July 28-August 3
Jul 27, 2017
This week… in 87, The Lost Boys pit Coreys against vampires, Metroid rolls onto the NES, and Timothy Dalton debuts as James Bond. In 97, we try to Win Ben Stein’s Money, but realize Air Bud is really raking in… Read more
The Simpsons Movie Debuts, Guns N Roses Has An Appetite For Destruction, and Harrison Ford Flies Air Force One – July 21-27
Jul 20, 2017
This week in pop-culture history, 1987 showcases Superman’s Quest for Peace and the sad story in La Bamba, while rocking with Guns N Roses’ Appetite For Destruction. We’re all dudes in 1997 with Good Burger, even President Harrison Ford on… Read more
Robocop protects and serves, Kid Icarus soars, Missy Elliot can’t stand the rain, and Mad Men debuts – July 14-July 20
Jul 13, 2017
1987 brings the violence as Jaws seeks revenge and Robocop seeks justice. 1997 gives us Missy Elliot in a puffy suit while Brendan Frasier strips down to play George of the Jungle. In 2007, Chuck and Larry get married while… Read more
Full Metal Jacket goes to war, Oz locks us up, Mononoke makes anime beautiful, and Harry Potter rises like a Phoenix – July 7-13
Jul 6, 2017
This week in pop culture history has a weird trio of movies as Full Metal Jacket, Brave Little Toaster, and Revenge of the Nerds 2 hit theaters. 1997 is walking on the sun with Smashmouth as Oz is locked up… Read more
Here Come The Men In Black, Michael Bay’s First Transformers, And Thor’s Favorite Babysitter – June 30-July 6
Jun 29, 2017
Summer blockbuster season has arrived as 1987 brings us Adventures in Babysitting and Innerspace while Double Dragon hits arcades. 1997 goes galactic with Men in Black and Starfox 64, and 2007 crashes with the first live-action Transformers movie.…
Spaceballs’ Schwartz is Big, Cage and Travolta Face Off, Ratatouille Cooks, and Benoit Causes Wrestling’s Worst Tragedy – June 23-29
Jun 22, 2017
In 1987, Mel Brooks spoofs sci-fi with Spaceballs while Married With Children ends its first season. 1997 delivers a duo of classic flicks with Disney’s Hercules and Face Off. 2007 warms our hearts with Ratatouille, before Chris Benoit nearly destroys……
Steve Martin’s Nose Grows, Batman and Robin Lay an Egg, and Flight of the Conchords Soars – June 16-June 22
Jun 15, 2017
1987 starts with Steve Martin’s nose making for a great romantic comedy as Roadblasters mixes racing and shooting for arcade fun. 1997 offers the unique choice of the corny Batman and Robin and the creepy My Best Friend’s Wedding. 2007… Read more
Predator Stalks Arnold, Bullock Boards a Boat, and The Sopranos’ Song Ends – June 9-June 15
Jun 8, 2017
1987 pits Arnold Schwarzenegger against the most dangerous creature in the universe while Jack Nicholson charms The Witches of Eastwick. In 1997, Lois and Clark conclude their courtship while Sandra Bullock brings a new beau on a boat. 2017 has… Read more
Harry Meets The Hendersons, Nick Cage Boards Con Air, and Keyboard Cat Plays Us Out – June 2-June 8
Jun 1, 2017
This week: in 1987, John Lithgow meets sasquatch while Brian DePalma directs a crime epic. In 97 Nick Cage and some criminals fly the unfriendly skies while Buffy wraps her first season and Farrah Fawcett makes Letterman weird. In 07,… Read more
Knocked Up Impregnates Theaters, Hanson Hits Big, And Goofy Gets Sporty – May 26-June 1
May 25, 2017
This week: in 1987, Goofy and Dorf enter the sporting realm while the Golden Gate Bridge turns 50. In 1997, we say farewell to Freakazoid and hello to Hanson. In 2007. Knocked Up impregnates us with laughter while Ashton Kutcher… Read more
The Chipmunks & Ernest Get Movies, Roseanne Ends, Jurassic Park Continues, and Pirates of the Caribbean Have To Go Back – May 19-25
May 18, 2017
This week: in 1987 we get a trio of big movies as The Chipmunks and Ernest make their movie debuts alongside Eddie Murphy’s return to Beverly Hills and the first reveal of Star Trek Next Gen’s cast. In 1997, two… Read more
BurgerTime Arrives, The Summer of George Starts, Coach Ends, Halo Unloads a Beta, & Shrek Has Thirds – May 12-18
May 11, 2017
This week… in 1987 The Gate creeps out kids worldwide while BurgerTime confuses us about fast food. In 1997, George Costanza takes the summer off while Coach retires and Donald Trump meets Drew Carey. In 2007, the King of Queens… Read more
Sam & Diane’s Last Call on Cheers, We Love The Fifth Element, and 28 Weeks Later Hits Us Fast – May 5-11
May 4, 2017
This week… in 1987 it’s Diane’s last call on Cheers while The Cosby Show gives us a first look at A Different World. In 1997, we discover The Fifth Element and save some smile time for The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase…. Read more
Alf Fights a Cockroach, Austin Powers is Groovy, Ellen Comes Out, and Spider-Man 3 Sucks – Apr 28-May 4
Apr 27, 2017
1987 is highlighted by an American Ninja sequel and Alf’s fight with a big bug. 1997 is big for comedy as Austin Powers shags his way into theaters, Frank Grimes hates Homer, Martin has an awkward finale, and Ellen Degeneres… Read more
FOX’s first flop, Romy and Michelle are Volcano hot, and Pokemon Diamond & Pearl shine – Apr 21-27
Apr 20, 2017
In 1987, FOX finds themselves down and out with their first unsuccessful show, but David Bowie doesn’t let us down. 1997 is a comedy bonanza as we visit Romy & Michelle’s High School reunion, Seinfeld’s turn as an anti-dentite, Homer’s… Read more
The Simpsons debut, GI Joe Saves America and Hot Fuzz Fights the Greater Good – Apr 14-20
Apr 13, 2017
30 years ago this week the Simpsons debuted on the Tracy Ullman show as GI Joe’s big movie goes straight to VHS. This week in ’97 brought us Angry Beavers and two hitman-y films, while 2007 saw Simon Pegg save… Read more
The Secret of Jump Street, Anacondas eat Voight and Aqua Teens hit the big screen – Apr 7-13
Apr 6, 2017
This week in 1987, Michael J Fox reveals the Secret of His Success and Johnny Depp heads to Jump Street. 1997 saw a giant snake eat Jon Voight alive and Laddie charm the Simpsons, while in 07 Aqua Teen Movie… Read more
Heliocles Abandons Bactria, Germanicus Murder Mystery and Yosef’s Execution – Apr 1
Apr 1, 2017
Salve, citizen! It’s time for XXX XX X ,where we look back on what happened in the years 30, 20, and 10 AD, as the Judean Christians call it. Those were some big years in Rome and the rest of… Read more
Headroom begins, Captain EO ends, Affleck Chases Amy and Planet Terror is Death Proof – Mar 31-Apr 6
Mar 30, 2017
30 years ago Max Headroom and the Tracy Ullman show captivated TV viewers, while 20 years ago brought us Chasing Amy and a JCVD + Dennis Rodman team up. This week also marks 10 years of Grindhouse and Trump shaving… Read more
Power Rangers Go Turbo, Dump Trucks Save the N64 and Rome concludes with the Fraggles – Mar 24-30
Mar 23, 2017
This week in ’87, Fraggle Rock ends with a touching finale, then in 1997 the Nintendo 64 gets the best destruction-based game of all time as the Power Rangers hit theaters for a second time. 2007 sees the end of HBO’s… Read more
The birth of DVD and rebirth of TMNT, plus Carrey Lies and Stone Cold turns antihero – Mar 17-23
Mar 16, 2017
This week in ’87, Robert Townsend told the black actor’s story in Hollywood Shuffle. Liar Liar and Toonami debuted in ’97, plus Stone Cold’s infamous battle with Bret Hart changed wrestling history. Then in ’07 we witnessed a one-off Ninja Turtles… Read…
Evil Dead and God of War sequel up, Buffy slays on TV and Jedi returns to theaters – Mar 10-16
Mar 9, 2017
This week in 1987, Bruce Campbell defends a cabin and a very special episode of Family Ties tugs at our hearts. 1997 marks 20 years of the remastered Return of the Jedi and the debut of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 10… Read more
Nick Cage Raises Arizona, Howard Stern’s Private Parts Hits Theaters, Daria Debuts, and 300 Gets Violent – Mar 3-Mar 9
Mar 2, 2017
In 1987 we get two classic flicks with Lethal Weapon and Raising Arizona as we say goodbye to Silver Spoons and The A-Team. 1997 brings the debuts of Daria and Turok while Howard Stern’s biopic rules theaters. In 2007, Randy… Read more
Freddy Krueger fights the Dream Warriors, Jamie Foxx goes on a Booty Call, Wild Hogs roar and a Black Snake Moans – Feb 24-Mar 2
Feb 23, 2017
A winner is us in 1987 as we discuss NES’ Pro Wrestling, Some Kind of Wonderful, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. 1997 gets raunchy with Booty Call, Sex and Candy, and Al Bundy getting dumped. When 2007 rolls… Read more
Contra spreads the word, Sideshow Cecil debuts, The worst Lost episode airs, and Sonic goes Wii – Feb 17-23
Feb 16, 2017
1987 brings Contra to arcades and has The Smiths singing about how music is sad, while 1997 brings our minds on a strange trip down Lost Highway to a Namco Museum. In a packed 2007, we discuss Reno 911: Miami’s… Read more
Stallone is Over the Top, Mario Kart rolls on as Gargoyles ends, and Ghost Rider debuts with Tim & Eric – Feb 10-16
Feb 9, 2017
This week in 87 brought us both Over the Top AND Mannequin, then 1997 sees the end of Disney’s Gargoyles, the first Mario Kart sequel and That Darn Cat. In 2007, Nicholas Cage finally gets to be a super hero… Read more
Michael J Rocks, Chris Rock & Poochie debut, Norbit takes off and tonelico teases – Feb 3-9
Feb 2, 2017
This week in 1987 brought us Michael J Fox as a serious rocker and Ray Charles in TWO sitcoms. Then in 1997, the Chris Rock Show debuts as Poochie’s home planet needs him. 2007 saw the debut of Norbit, the… Read more
Spuds MacKenzie debuts, Star Wars gets remastered and Sarah Silverman’s Waiting for Guffman – Jan 27-Feb 2
Jan 26, 2017
Can you believe the remastered “special edition” of Star Wars is two decades old? Well, it is! Time to drone on about that, plus talk other notable moments from this week in 1987, 1997 and 2007, such as MST3K moving… Read more
MacGruber, Daft Punk, and Cheers’ First Spinoff is an Unsolved Mystery – Jan 20-26
Jan 19, 2017
In 1987 Cheers gets a flop spinoff, and Unsolved Mysteries spooks viewers nationwide. A decade later, Daft Punk debuts, Clinton cameos for cancer, and the Fish Called Wanda gang do another movie. Moving onto 2007, an iconic SNL character debuts,… Read more
Zelda II, Beverly Hills Ninja and 24 hours of Pan’s Burning Crusade – Jan 13-19
Jan 12, 2017
The first Zelda sequel hit Japan this week in 87, but in 97 the whole world saw Chris Farley’s Beverly Hills Ninja. Then in 2007 Pan’s Labyrinth got a wider release and Jack Bauer returned for a sixth season, while… Read more
Star Tours debuts, Jackie Chan strikes first against Hank Hill and Soul Edge – Jan 6-12
Jan 5, 2017
This week in 1987 saw the debut of Star Tours, while 1997 kicks off with the series premiere of King of the Hill, the PlayStation beginnings of Soul Calibur and Jackie Chan’s First Strike. 2007 sees snow-covered shooter Lost Planet… Read more
Diablo and the iPhone debut, Scott Baio retains authority and Jewel picks up the pieces – Dec 30-Jan 5
Dec 29, 2016
It’s the end of 2016, which means we wrap up 1986, 1996 and 2006 with one last look back. Then 1987 kicks off with Charles in Charge, 1997 brings us PC hit Diablo and 2007 begins with the announcement of… Read more
80s Xmas, Pete & Pete vs Larry Flynt, Jonbenet mystery and Children of Men – Dec 23-29
Dec 22, 2016
What were the hottest toys of 1986, 1996 and 2006? We’ll tell ya, then discuss Pete & Pete, The People vs Larry Flynt and the murder mystery of Jonbenet Ramsey. Then. this week in 06 brought us sci-fi classic Children… Read more
Little Shop of Platoons, Beavis & Butt-Head Scream At Rocky Balboa – Dec 16-22
Dec 15, 2016
A bloodthirsty plant terrorizes America while Japan discovers Kid Icarus and Charlie Sheen strikes an iconic pose for Oliver Stone. This week in 1996 saw Beavis & Butt-Head Do America and Scream hit theaters, while 2006 brought us Rocky Balboa… Read more
The Three Golden Amigos and Mars Attacks Jerry Maguire – Dec 9-15
Dec 8, 2016
Eddie Murphy saves the world in The Golden Child as Steve Martin masquerades as one of Three Amigos. Then this week in 1996 brings us a Star Wars shooter and both Mars Attacks and Jerry McGuire, while 2006 sees the… Read more
The Christmas Toy, Shadows of the Empire and Portrait of Run – Dec 2-8
Dec 1, 2016
Toys come to life in Jim Henson’s The Christmas Toy as three ’80s cartoons end their TV runs. This same week in 1996 brings us Star Wars’ multimedia interquel experiment while 2006 sees Apocalypto and Blood Diamond hit theaters, plus… Read more
Trek in SF, Homestar Origins, and Pokemon Parade – Nov 25-Dec 1
Nov 24, 2016
Star Trek goes back in time to 1986 and goes West in The Voyage Home while Moonlighting quotes Shakespeare. 1996 slings ahead with Billy Bob Thorton’s breakout role, live-action Dalmatians, and Milhouse’s parents divorcing. To round things out, 2006…
Fievel, First Contact and Tenacious Wii – Nov 18-24
Nov 17, 2016
An American Tail debuts this week in 1986, introducing us to adorable little Fievel, while 1996 brought us Jingle All The Way and Star Trek’s biggest hit in a decade. 2006 saw the launch of Nintendo’s Wii and the Pick… Read more
Beastie Boys, Space Jam, Mr Show and the debut of the PS3 – Nov 11-17
Nov 10, 2016
This week in 1986 brought us Hoosiers and License to Ill, then 1996 saw Space Jam slam into theaters while Mr Show began its second season. In 2006, the PlayStation 3 launches in America and Daniel Craig reboots Bond in… Read more
Sid & Goblins, Clinton & Gore, Elite Beat Agents and Gears of War – Nov 4-10
Nov 3, 2016
This week in 86 brought us Sid & Nancy plus a trio of Capcom classics, then 1996 saw the Spice Girls hit it big, Ransom in theaters and Clinton elected for a second term. Flash to 2006 and Gears of… Read more
Chipmunks, Leo’s Romeo, Twisted Metal 2, Hank Scorpio and Borat – Oct 28-Nov 3
Oct 27, 2016
This week in 86 saw the end of a Chipmunks season and three less-than-good Nintendo games, then in 96 Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive Romeo + Juliet stormed in theaters as Hank Scorpio made The Simpsons’ eighth season a hit. Then. 2006… Read more
Swift & Winehouse, Kang & Kodos and 50 Years of the Great Pumpkin – Oct 21-27
Oct 20, 2016
After the Mets lose Game 6, we move into 1996 for Thinner, Millennium’s debut and one of the best Treehouse of Horror specials to date. This week in 2006 brought us debut albums from Taylor Swift and Amy Winehouse, while… Read more
SNL Reboots itself, Mr Bones skulks with Killface and Batman fights Wolverine in The Prestige – Oct 14-20
Oct 13, 2016
This week in 86 featured a huge shift for Saturday Night Live, including the debut of both the Church Lady and Choppin’ Broccoli. 1996 brought us Spike Lee’s Get on the Bus and Saturn-exclusive Mr Bones, while 2006 found Christopher… Read more
The Long Kiss Goodnight, 30 Rock and JOHN CENA – Oct 7-13
Oct 6, 2016
Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend succumbs to studio meddling while the FOX Network kicks off with Joan Rivers. In 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight debuts alongside Hey Arnold, and 2006 brings us The Marine, 30 Rock and the Scarface sequel we all… Read more
Double Dare, Departed, South Parkcraft and That Thing You Do – Sep 30-Oct 6
Sep 29, 2016
This week 30, 20 and 10 years ago: Double Dare debuts on Nickelodeon as My Pet Monster tears up the toy aisle; Tom Hanks wrangles a group of one hit wonders; and South Park skewers Warcraft while DiCaprio faces off… Read more
Crocodile Dundee arrives in NYC, the Nintendo 64 hits America and NBC’s Heroes doesn’t yet suck – Sep 23-29
Sep 22, 2016
Castlevania, Designing Women and Sledge Hammer debut alongside Crocodile Dundee, while this very week in 1996 marks the 20th anniversary of Weezer’s Pinkerton and the Nintendo 64! In 2006 we were all told to save the cheerleader, save the world… Read more
Alf meets Matlock, Blue Velvet debuts, plus Okami, Beast Wars and Jackass 2 – Sep 16-22
Sep 15, 2016
TV returns in a big way this week – Alf and Matlock debut, Family Matters and Seinfeld chug along while Judge Judy, Beast Wars and Studio 60 air their first episodes. We also see David Lynch rebound from Dune and… Read more
Captain EO and the Real Ghostbusters, plus Crash, Romano and the Black Dahlia – Sep 9-15
Sep 8, 2016
Michael Jackson, George Lucas and more collaborate to bring you Captain EO, plus this week in 1986 saw the debut of The Real Ghostbusters. In 1996, Crash Bandicoot began his historic PS1 career and Ray Romano smiled at the camera… Read more
Affleck V Superman, the Flintstones are kids and Sandler is Bulletproof – Sep 2-8
Sep 1, 2016
This week in 1986, 1996 and 2006 – the Flintstone Kids, Silverhawks and fake Ghostbusters debut on TV; 2pac is murdered in Vegas while Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler hit theaters; and a decade before he’s Batman, Ben Affleck is… Read more
Wicker Man, Crank and Idiocracy, plus Robotech and Tekken 2 – Aug 26-Sep 1
Aug 25, 2016
30 years ago this week a butchered Robotech movie died in theaters while Steve Winwood soothed our souls. 20 years ago, in 1996, PlayStation classic Tekken 2 debuted alongside Die Hard Trilogy, and in 2006 three wildly different films hit… Read more
Stand By Me, Dr Moreau’s lost soul and Invader Zim signs off – Aug 19-25
Aug 18, 2016
Four boys discover a body and tell a tale of Barfarama, then this very week in 1996 saw the release of a Brady Sequel and a doomed Island of Dr Moreau remake. Not to worry, because Jumping Flash returned to… Read more
The Fly remake, a Bordello of Blood and Snakes on a Plane – Aug 12-18
Aug 11, 2016
One of the best remakes of all time debuts this week in 1986, while the Cryptkeeper tells a tale of Dennis Miller versus demons. Then 2006 brings us monkey fightin’ snakes on a Monday to Friday plane, plus Final Fantasy… Read more
Snake, Samus, the Transformers and Metalocalypse – Aug 5-11
Aug 4, 2016
One of the greatest animated ’80s films turns 30 years old this week – and so does Nintendo’s Alien-inspired Metroid! 1996 brought us Escape from LA and HBO’s Arli$$, while 2006 introduced the world to Dethklok. Download Now RSS | … Read more
Flight of the Navigator, Talladega Nights and Kilborn’s Daily Show – Jul 28-Aug 4
Jul 28, 2016
This week in 1986, Jason Vorhees gains supernatural powers while one of the best Disney films of all time opens across the country. 1996 brings us The Daily Show and Keanu Reeves’ post-Speed dud, and 2006 introduces the world to… Read more
Movie Mania with Aliens, Clerks II, Kingpin and more – Jul 15-28
Jul 21, 2016
Our DOUBLE-SIZED show celebrates numerous movie anniversaries like Aliens, Maximum Overdrive, A Time to Kill, Kingpin, The Frighteners, Clerks II and more, then covers TV, music and games across a two-week period in 1986, 1996 and 2006. Download Now RSS ……
Epcot Paradise, Courage Under Fire plus You, Me & Du-Prey – Jul 8-14
Jul 14, 2016
This was a boring week in 1986, so after briefly revisiting Robin Williams’ Club Paradise we run out the clock by discussing the early days Disney’s Epcot park . 1996 brings us Courage Under Fire and Harriet the Spy, then 2006 sees the… Read more
Kurt’s Big Trouble, Sega’s Nights, Earth’s Independence and a Dead Man’s Chest – Jul 1-7
Jul 7, 2016
Thirty, twenty and ten years ago this week we experienced a barrage of movies & games, including Big Trouble in Little China, Dead Man’s Chest and Independence Day. Hulk Hogan turned on the fans, Sega unleashed its Sonic replacement and… Read more
Labyrinth, Nutty Professor and Superman Returns – Jun 24-30
Jun 29, 2016
This week, 30, 20 and 10 years ago: Disney’s Gummi Bears and Bowie’s Goblin King brighten our minds, while in 1996 Nutty Professor, Striptease and KMFDM tunes are the toast of the town. 2006 brings us to Superman Returns and the… Read more
Karate Kid 2, Eraser, Quake and Click – Jun 17-23
Jun 23, 2016
It’s the 30th anniversary of Daniel-san’s Okinawa adventures and My Little Pony’s theatrical debut, later we discuss Arnold’s erasing capabilities as well as Quake’s influence in 1996, and finally we Click on over to Adam Sandler’s attempted mix of comedy…
Ferris Bueller, Cable Guy, Nacho Libre and Tokyo Drift – Jun 10-16
Jun 16, 2016
We discuss 30 years of Ferris Bueller – and the original Dragon Ball anime – before moving into 1996 and examining Matthew Broderick’s run-in with a creepy Cable Guy. Flash to 2006 and we find Jack Black wrestling in Mexico… Read more
Cartoon Droids, The Phantom, The Rock and Pixar’s Cars – June 3-9
Jun 9, 2016
This week in 1986, the Droids cartoon ends while Ahnuld gets a Raw Deal. Flash to 1996 to see Billy Zane slam evil and Nicholas Cage storm Alcatraz. 2006 sees the debut of Cars and the Prairie Home Companion movie, and… Read more
Dragon Quest, DragonHeart and Aniston’s Break Up – May 27-Jun 2
Jun 2, 2016
30 years ago this week TJ Hooker ends its TV run and one of the biggest Japanese game series launches on the Famicom, while in 1996 Sean Connery plays a digital dragon and Rent wins a bunch of awards. In… Read more
Stallone’s Cobra, Cruise’s first Mission and the X-Men’s Last Stand – May 20-26
May 26, 2016
This week 30, 20 and 10 years ago: Stallone is the cure for everything menacing 1986 moviegoers, Tom Cruise begins his impossible mission and an X-Men movie so bad Fox spent a decade making apology sequels. Plus the Flintstones turn… Read more
Top Gun, Da Vinci Code and two new Marios – May 13-19
May 19, 2016
The US Navy rules theaters and minds this week in 1986, while in 1996 Dr Who bombs on American TVs and Super Mario 64 wows the world with 3D gaming tech. Flash to 2006 and NEW Super Mario Bros brings classic… Read more
Short Circuit, Twister and Marvel’s Civil War – May 6-12
May 12, 2016
Johnny 5 springs to life in 1986 cinemas, while in 1996 the scourge of the Midwest lays waste to the box office. In 2006, Marvel’s Civil War series sets the stage for a new status quo that lasts well into… Read more
Pryor, Wire and Kane, plus The Craft and Avian Flu – Apr 29-May 5
May 5, 2016
Richard Pryor becomes Jo Jo Dancer as Hardcastle & McCormick change their TV tune. In 1996 both Barb Wire and goth-em-up The Craft hit theaters. Then it’s a plus-sized Classic Corner as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Citizen Kane…. Read more
Chernobyl asplodes, MST3K trickles into theaters and Cruise’s third Mission – Apr 22-28
Apr 28, 2016
A nuclear catastrophe dominates headlines this week in 1986, while in 1996 Mystery Science Theater attempts to infiltrate theaters one region at a time. Then in 2006 Gnarls Barkley croons a crazy hit and Mission Impossible III releases to polite… Read more
Debbie Downer, Tim Curry’s Legend and Bulls on Parade – Apr 15-21
Apr 21, 2016
30 years ago this week Tim Curry became the best movie devil of all time, while in 1996 Rage Against the Machine debuted their biggest track to date. And in 2006, the entire cast of SNL can’t keep their shit… Read more
Critters, Tomb Raiders, Giant Peaches and… Bernie Mac! – Apr 8-14
Apr 14, 2016
This week in 1986, carnivorous Critters terrorized America and Clint Eastwood became a mayor. In 1996, James’ giant peach was delighting audiences worldwide, while 2006 marked the end of the Bernie Mac show and a new beginning for Tomb Raider. Download…
Murder She Wrote, Martin’s movies and the Unabomber gets busted – Apr 1-7
Apr 7, 2016
Looking back this week we find Bryan Cranston guesting on Murder She Wrote, Martin Lawrence dominating screens across the country and the Unabomber in jail. Barry Bonds also sets the record straight on his totally legit home run record and… Read more
Grover gets a gal, the Statue of Liberty’s a looker and there’s gold in the Klondike – Apr 1
Apr 1, 2016
What a fine first of April we have here in 1916! A perfect time to reflect back on the events of thirty, twenty and ten years ago, which happen to include President Cleveland’s White House marriage and the Klondike gold… Read more
Perfect Strangers and Resident Evil debut, Muppets and Showzen return – Mar 25-31
Mar 31, 2016
This week in 1986 saw the debut of ABC’s Perfect Strangers, while in 1996 Capcom’s Resident Evil popularized survival horror video games and the Muppets tried their hand at another variety show. In 2006, Wonder Showzen and Kingdom Hearts both returned,……
Police Academy returns, Panzer Dragoon soars and Chef asplodes – Mar 18-24
Mar 24, 2016
This week in 1986, Police Academy 3 and one of the weirdest SNL episodes of all time confound audiences while Van Halen’s 5150 gives us Dreams. In 1996 a classic dragon-em-up gets a sequel and in 2006 Elder Scrolls IV… Read more
V for Vendetta, The Birdcage and Weird Al’s Bad Hair Day – Mar 11-17
Mar 17, 2016
This week 20 years ago, The Birdcage tops the 1996 box office while Weird Al’s latest album dominates CD sales and Dana Carvey breastfeeds a baby. In 2006, Hugo Weaving masters mask-mouthed alliteration and James Blunt tells the world it’s… Read more
Highlander, Fargo and Battlestar Galactica – Mar 4-10
Mar 10, 2016
Christopher Lambert discovers there can NOT be only one Highlander film, while Fargo captivates audiences in 1996 cinemas. This same week in 2006, Battlestar ends its notable second season and Crash becomes the worst modern Best Picture winner! Download…
Pretty in Pink, Alanis’ Jagged Little Pill and the 06 Olympics wrap up – Feb 26-Mar 3
Mar 3, 2016
80s teens let loose in the classic angst-em-up Pretty in Pink, while in 1996 Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill cleans up at the Grammys and Pokemon debuts in Japan. Leaping to this week in 2006, the Torino Olympics end as Jessica… Read more
Zelda turns 30, Jackie rumbles in Vancouver and Paul Walker eats a hockey puck – Feb 19-25
Feb 25, 2016
The Legend of Zelda celebrates 30 years of adventure, Jackie Chan re-debuts in America with Rumble in the Bronx and Paul Walker’s best non-car movie releases in 2006. Plus Rosanne goes to Disney World! Download Now RSS | iTunes | … Read more
Alf harasses the Air Force, Happy Gilmore screams a lot and Chappelle talks quitting TV – Feb 12-18
Feb 18, 2016
Chuck Norris invades theaters – and Israel – as Alf pesters the Air Force and Happy Gilmore asks a golf ball to suck his white ass. Then in 2006, Dave Chappelle returns to TV and Date Movie makes a bunch of jokes no… Read more
Arrested Development comes to a close, Travolta’s arrow is broken and all about Night Court – Feb 5-11
Feb 11, 2016
Ten years ago this week, Arrested Development burns through its final four episodes. Meanwhile, Broken Arrow thrills bored moviegoers around the world and Mel Torme finally appears on Night Court. We also talk about the ’96 telecommunications act and…
Jan 29-Feb 4 – Down & Out, Black Sheep and the Shipoopi Touchdown
Feb 5, 2016
Nick Nolte is a magical ’80s bum, Chris Farley stars in Tommy Boy Gaiden and Family Guy references a ’50s musical for what will surely be the last time. ALSO, Mr Belvedere teaches kids about AIDS. Download Now RSS | … Read more
Jan 22-28 – The Challenger, The Super Bowl Shuffle and GTA goes to court
Jan 28, 2016
Dancin’ athletes, Underworld undergoes an Evolution, a video game is on trial, and an exploding space shuttle signals the end of America’s space program. Download Now RSS | iTunes | Zune | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Twitch SUPPORT… Read more
Jan 15-21 – American Rabbit, From Dusk Til Dawn and the first MLK Day
Jan 21, 2016
A trio of terrible cartoons hit theaters this week in 1986, so let’s talk about ’em! Then it’s time to remember From Dusk Til Dawn, a lesbian wedding in Friends and a Boondocks episode that was pulled from TV. Download… Read more
Jan 8-14 – Bugs Turns 50, NewsRadio vents and Chiklis gains a nemesis
Jan 14, 2016
We discuss Bugs Bunny’s celebrity-dense 1986 birthday bash, a dash of Golden Girls and a whole lot about News Radio and 3rd Rock From the Sun. Plus, The Shield gets even better! DOWNLOAD RSS | iTunes | Facebook | Twitter … Read more
Jan 1-7 – Secret supercars, Seinfeld’s Rye and an Office booze cruise
Jan 7, 2016
Our pop culture time machine kicks off with a look at notable movies, TV and music from 1986, 1996 and 2006. It’s a nostalgia explosion you can’t escape! DOWNLOAD RSS | iTunes | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Twitch SUPPORT… Read more