#114 Lifeforce

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Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “Hey, wanna do some sex stuff?”

It’s Lifeforce on the opening version of Cannon-uary, our celebration of the 25th anniversary of the end of Cannon films! Is Naked Space Vampires a better title? Why is there no equality in nudity? What’s knockoff Doc Brown doing here? Does anyone have any idea what’s going on? All this and more!
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Keywords: Cannon Films, Cannonuary, Lifeforce, Naked Space Vampires, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#113 Trading Places

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Happy New Year! We’re closing out 2018 with Trading Places, which ends with a wild New Year’s Eve Party!

In this episode: Tripp tries to explain futures trading, the Duke brothers are pure evil, Jamie Lee Curtis wears many wigs, John Landis makes magic, and Andrew discovers vital information about his family.
Coming in January: Cannonuary! A celebration of Cannon Films. Up first: LifeForce!
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Keywords: Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Trading Places, Philadelphia, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#112 Smoky Mountain Christmas

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It’s Christmas, and Dolly Parton kinda-sorta has a movie on Netflix, so we watched A Smoky Mountain Christmas!

Why is magic actually for real real in this movie? Why is the witch named Jezebel? Why are there so many orphan children? What’s Lee Majors doing here? All this and more!
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Keywords: Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Witches, Christmas, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#111 Purple People Eater

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It’s a one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater, and it’s barely a movie!

Why doesn’t anyone freak out about Purple? Why is NPH so into 50s rock-and-roll? Does anyone else know about Sheb Wooley? Why is the bad guy a sketchy landlord? Again, why doesn’t anyone freak out about purple? All this and more!

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Keywords: Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley, Neil Patrick Harris, Thora Birch, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

Patreon Preview: Top Gun!

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It’s a snippet of our 2016 live episode from the Philly Podcast Festival: Top Gun!

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#110 Punchline

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Happy T.Hanksgiving! We’re celebrating with Punchline, which turns 30 this year!

Why is Tom Hanks such a jerk? What’s the deal with Sally Fields dream, and why does it seem so out of left field? Why are these “comedians” not telling ANY jokes? Why is it so dang long? Did they invent Last Comic Standing? All this and more!

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Keywords: Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Comedy, Standup, T.Hanksgiving, Thanksgiving, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#109 Rocky 3

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Creed 2 is about to hit theaters, so we’re getting into the ring with Rocky once more in Rocky 3!

Why is EVERYTHING wrestling? Is Rocky the secret bad guy in this movie? How bad is Paulie? (Very.) The Brotherhood of the Traveling Punch Pants! Plus, a digression about Gritty, the new Flyers mascot, mascot fur as carpet fibers, AND the Rocky 3 statue!
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Keywords: Rocky, Creed, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

Halloween (2018) Bonus!

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Happy Halloween! We were so excited to talk about the new movie that we decided to record a bonus episode as a final goodbye to Michael Myers!

There’s spoilers here, but we warn you before they start.
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Keywords: Michael Myers, Halloween, Laurie Strode, Loomis, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

Heathers TV Show Bonus!

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We’re jam-packing this month with bonus content! Taking a break from Halloween to bring you our short episode on the TV show version of Heathers, which has been re-edited and not-aired and finally just randomly all aired crammed into 4 days! We recorded this way back when the show was first set to air, so the show may have changed in the meantime, but we thought some of you might wanna hear this.

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#108 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

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WE DECLARE LOOMIS LAW!

It’s the final outing with Michael Myers in the 80s: The Revenge of Michael Myers! Loomis goes berserk, Danielle Harris has nothing to do, Tina is a mystery to both of us, we predict Halloween 2018 with some level of accuracy and it’s all a little stupid.

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Keywords: Michael Myers, Halloween, Laurie Strode, Loomis, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

Halloween chat with Fangoria Editor Phil Nobile, Jr.

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On A Very Special Dissecting the 80s #4, Fangoria editor Phil Nobile, Jr. joins us for a discussion of the Halloween franchise in anticipation of the new movie! None of us had seen it, so no spoilers. Plus, we get him to play Marry, F, Kill with the 80s slasher franchises!

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Keywords: Michael Myers, Halloween, Laurie Strode, Loomis, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#107 Halloween II

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It’s Michael Myers Month on Dissecting the 80s, and we start with Halloween II!

Loomis and Doc Brown unite for a fabulous ad; the joys of pot roast day dreams, Laurie Strode in Cheers, A LOT of Loomis impressions, a brutal hot tub encounter and Tripp kills Andrew with an anecdote from childhood.

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Keywords: Michael Myers, Halloween, Laurie Strode, Loomis, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#106 Harry and the Hendersons

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They’re making a bigfoot animated film, so we hung out with the Bigfoot of the 1980s: Harry!

*Apologies for the audio issue on Tripp’s half of this episode!
It’s the weird pescatarian bigfoot family film: Harry and the Hendersons! What’s John Lithgow’s deal? Why is Hercule Poirot hunting the bigfoot? What’s up with the insane local hunting store? Why can’t John Lithgow draw in his spare time? Plus, a discussion of fast food fish sandwiches!
All this and more!
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Keywords: John Lithgow, Bigfoot, Harry, Harry and the Hendersons, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#105 Predator

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In celebration of The Predator, we went back to where it all started: the testosterone-soaked 1987 film: Predator!

How sweaty is this movie? Why is Shane Black’s character SUCH a twerp? Why is there so much steamy, long looks into everyone’s eyes? Is this the most DUDE movie ever? What other movies need a Predator (literally all of them, it turns out!)? All this and more!

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Keywords: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Predator, The Predator, Shane Black, Jesse Ventura,  80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#104 Mac and Me

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It’s our fourth anniversary, so we dove into the classic McDonald’s(TM)/Coca-Cola(TM) commercial: Mac and Me!

Why do these aliens have butthole mouths? Why do they walk in this insane way? Why are they SO NAKED? MAC is a nonsense acronym, yet another digression about Richie Rich (1994), french fry style discussion, Five Guys Killed Our Parents so Tripp became Fatman, an entire planet made of Coca-Cola, is Mac secretly Leatherface? Christine Ebersole has weird expectations of what her son is able to do, a potentially devastating space flu plus, an incredible dummy drops off a cliff! All this and more!

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Keywords: Mac and Me, McDonald’s, Coke, Coca-Cola, Aliens, MAC, Paul Rudd, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#103 Innerspace

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We’re celebrating the release of Meg Ryan’s THE MEG (a film she is DEFINITELY not in) with Innerspace!

Doritos as a measure of economic value, Making a stand on Cool Ranch,  What on earth is the tone of this movie? Are there ANY RULES established here? Tripp comes after Martin Short, Dennis Quaid is a terrible character, and there is absolutely no internal logic to this movie!

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Keywords: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Martin Short, Innerspace, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#102 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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KHAAAAAAN!

It’s the second part of TWO-LY, and we’re boarding the Enterprise for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan!

Andrew is DEEPLY confused, Tripp tries to explain Star Trek, What the hell is a Genesis Device?, Why are we afraid of Khan, Kirk is a real bad dad, Ricardo Montalban glistens with Chippendales, the return of the confused mom and so much more!

Plus a bonus Jurassic World 2 Review!

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Keywords: Star Trek, William Shatner, Captain Kirk, Lt. Uhura, Spock, Bones, Khan, KHAAAAAN, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#101 Nightmare on Elm Street 2

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Kicking off the two-part TWO-LY is Nightmare on Elm Street 2!

*We’re really sorry about the sirens you hear sometimes in this episode; we didn’t think they were being picked up!

Freddy Krueger is back and this time he’s going after a boy! That’s right, it’s the only major slasher movie with a FINAL BOY! What’s the deal with sexy Freddy? Why is no one believing this poor kid? Clu Gulager’s insane family theories, exploding birds and Tripp tells two baseball/softball stories!

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Keywords: Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy Krueger, LGBTQ, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#100 The Goonies

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Martha Plimpton inexplicably washes her face in a barrel, Andrew eats beans and gets us sued by Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen, The Incredible Machine gets a shout out, how did people learn foreign-language swear words pre internet?, The Goonies attic ruined Tripp’s life, maybe, One Eyed Willie, Brand’s near-death experience, put Elizabeth Shue and Lea Thompson in Stranger Things, Tripp grandstands about ice cream, and then he and Andrew almost come to blows about diet ice cream, Does anyone care about mouthfeel?, Wes Craven as Ellie Satler, Ed Begley, Jr. and Christopher Plummer as Romeo and Juliet in an emoji-filled version of Shakespeare, Wells Weekly gets ready to sue us, Sizzler density discussion, Chunk’s inexplicable adoption and Tripp’s jewel theory.

All this and more!

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Keywords: The Goonies, Martha Plimpton, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sloth, Chunk, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

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#99 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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There was SUPPOSED to be a remake of this movie out this week – so we’re dissecting Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!
Just how many ways can we fix this film?, The sadness of Michael Caine never playing James Bond, How much of this movie changed after original shooting? Michael Caine is the coolest man alive, plus meditations on aging and how “young” 43 is, anyway.

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Keywords: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Michael Caine, Scam, Con Artist, Steve Martin, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#98 The Karate Kid

There’s a Cobra Kai YouTube Red Series, so we dove into The Karate Kid!

How awful is Daniel-san? Why isn’t this movie just Miyagi and Elizabeth Shue hijinx? What the heck is wrong with Cobra Kai? Is Daniel Larusso the worst character in history? Plus, Tripp and Andrew tell stories of gym class. All this and more!

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Keywords: The Karate Kid, Daniel Larusso, Billy Zabka, Mr. Miyagi, Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Cobra Kai, Wax on, Wax off, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#97 Muppets Take Manhattan

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We continue Takes May-nhattan with Muppets Take Manhattan!
Why did we never get The Muppets in College? Why are we taking so long to find out where everyone’s side jobs are? Ranking Muppet shenanigans. Why are there so many sideplots in this movie? All this and more!

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Keywords: Muppets, Manhattan, Muppets Take Manhattan, Kermit, Miss Piggy, New York City, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#96 Jason Takes Manhattan: Friday the 13th Part VIII

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It’s the start of TAKES MAY-NHATTAN, our month celebrating films that, well, Take Manhattan!

It’s a well-cooked Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, but it ought to be called Jason Rides a Boat, because it takes FOREVER to get to New York City. Why is the school’s janitor on this field trip? Who pissed in this bio teacher/principal’s cheerios? Many fabulous montages and so much more!

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Keywords: Friday the 13th, Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Voorhees, New York City, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

 

#95 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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It’s Andrew-programs-the-show-in-the-month-of-April (APTSITMOA for short), so we’re doing a musical!

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas has Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton as the ultimate dream team! Jim Nabors absolutely kills it as a cop doofus and Dom DeLuise as a crackpot investigative reporter is genius! Tripp falls in love with another musical, Andrew doesn’t notice any nudity, so many questions about brothel etiquette, Pappy O’Daniel rides again and so much more!

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Keywords: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Jim Nabors, Dom DeLuise, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

 

 

 

#94 Overboard

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: This is Gaslighting: The Motion Picture!

Is there a more 80s plot than wanting to build a miniature golf course? Is Kurt Russell the worst father in this show’s history? Why is everyone SO OK with this insane plot?! Who’s the bigger draw, Goldie Hawn or Kurt Russell? Why does this bowling alley have a bespoke novelty band?! How is everyone SO OK with not telling this woman the truth!? Are washing machines the scummiest birthday gift?! Andrew writes the darkest possible ending.
All this and more!
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Keywords: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Overboard, Anna Faris, Remake, Reboot, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#93 Beetlejuice

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

Happy 30th anniversary to the delightfully weird Beetlejuice! Michael Keaton in the role of a lifetime (will we see him go Hawaiian!?), the absurdity of artists in movies, just what is this model of the town for? Is this the worst afterlife of all time? Mild spoilers for The Good Place (you should watch it!)! All this and more!

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Keywords: Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Beetlejuice, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

 

#92 Heathers

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It’s the weirdest Dissecting the 80s of all time!

Hear Tripp and Andrew dive into Andrew’s LONG-requested favorite: Heathers, a movie Tripp can’t stand!

It’s a live dissolution of a 26-year-old relationship (not really). Why does JD have such influence?! What’s the tone here? Is croquet the best lawn game? Do these people like each other? Just what makes a black comedy, anyway? Great pate, gotta split.

All this and more!

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Keywords: Heathers, Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#91 Death Wish IV

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “There’s a pile of mysterious powders at the party with a sign that just says: Snortin’ Drugs, and the “R”s are backwards.”

It’s more FOURBRUARY: Crime and Punishment as we get into Death Wish IV, the late, late sequel nobody wanted. In this episode: Charles Bronson is 100 years old, where is he getting all of these disguises? How great is it to see real cars explode? Why didn’t the audience know what was in that wine bottle? Can you root for a vigilante? How bad is this character’s luck?
All this and more!

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Keywords: Charles Bronson, Death Wish, Bruce Willis, Eli Roth, Remake, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#90: Police Academy 4

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Tyler Marchant of Cynical Cartoons joins Tripp and Andrew to talk about the completely unnecessary sequel Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol!

That’s right, it’s FOURBRUARY: Crime and Punishment edition. Why did Tripp torture a guest with this pick? Just what is Bobcat Goldthwait’s deal? How do you make a good Slobs vs. Snobs picture? Is this the worst police recruiting idea of all time? What’s Sharon Stone doing here? WHY ARE THERE BALLOONS? Who is this movie FOR!? (12-year-old boys).
All this and more!
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Keywords: Police Academy, Police Academy 4, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steve Gutenberg, Sharon Stone, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#89 The House on Sorority Row

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Tripp gushes over his alma mater and can’t read his own handwriting, Andrew doesn’t know the difference between a den mother and a house mother, let us know about house mothers!, Tripp gets biblical, the miracle of graduating directly into jobs, a brief Riverdale interlude, TELL SOMEONE WHAT’S WRONG DOCTOR!, Tripp tells an insane wrong number story, an absolutely, completely, totally, insane “prank” plan, so much kayfabe, Tripp is a small marshmallow man and he fought a bus? The return of our Uber Driver character, plus a whole hell of a lot of murderin’!

All this and more!
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Keywords: The House on Sorority Row, Pool, Sorority, Fraternity, Slasher, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#88 Slumber Party Massacre

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So much extraneous nudity, Tripp can’t tell any of the characters apart, it’s impossible to tell how old anyone is, the killer is revealed WAY TOO EARLY, a side digression on quesadilla preparation, stunt snails are discussed, 100 hours of Ray Donovan, Andrew doesn’t know who Winston Wolf is, an INSANE amount of baseball discussion, massive confusion over the killer’s plan or reasons and so much more!

[Note: Tarantino’s long-time editor was Sally Menke, who died in 2010].
All this and more!
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Keywords: Slumber Party Massacre, Slumber Party, Sleepover, Drill, Slasher, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#87 New Year’s Evil

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Happy New Year! We’re celebrating leaving 2017 in the rearview mirror with a strange kickoff to SLASHUARY: New Year’s Evil!

Out-of-context quote from this episode: “As East Coasters, we’re the selfish lovers of New Year’s Eve. Welp, I’m done. Night!”
Who dressed these punk kids? Would a time-zone based killer be more interesting if it was a super-rich guy with a jet (yes!)? Why is this woman famous? “Allegedly” become a very important word. Andrew slanders a fast food spokesman. So MUCH murder! Andrew pretends not to know that ABC Family is now FREEFORM, and Tripp calls him out on it. Andrew shows a senseless disregard for human life over $80 and champagne. Plus, the triumphant return of The Uber Driver!
All this and more!
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Keywords: New Year’s Evil, New Years Eve, New Years Evil, New Year’s Eve, Slasher, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

 

#86 One Magic Christmas

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “She gets treated like the actual anti-christ BECAUSE SHE’S SAD! It’s absolutely crazy!”

In this episode: Tripp rants about winter misery, Mary Steenburgen is real sad and almost reveals a horrifying truth to children, a little kid watches the honeymooners? some utterly insane child acting, Dad wants to open a bike shop, Molly Monaghan (what’s up Sarah Polley!), basic finance lessons are discussed, Harry Dean Stanton is the greatest drunk, homeless angel ever, and the CRAZIEST THIRD ACT IN HISTORY. All this and more!

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Keywords: Christmas, Disney, Mary Steenburgen, Harry Dean Stanton, Sarah Polley, Santa, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#85 Star Wars: Droids S01E01

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Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “That movie title is basically ‘F*** you nerds, you’re gonna pay us anyway.'”

Star Wars is just a couple of weeks away, so we’re getting into the groove early with Droids!
Not quite Droid Babies that Andrew wanted, this weird series follows R2-D2 and C-3PO on a side adventure with NONE of the characters you love! Hear a podcast more than twice the length of the episode, with digressions on the state of Star Wars, including the upcoming Ron Howard Han Solo story! All this and more!
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Keywords: Star Wars, Star Wars: Droids, R2-D2, C-3PO, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#84 The Money Pit

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “The best way to celebrate a holiday is away from anyone who means anything to you with two dorks you’ve never met before.”

It’s T. Hanks-giving, and we’re celebrating America’s Sweetheart Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in the classic The Money Pit!
Hear the origins of the American Housing Crisis! Befuddling closeups of hands doing mundane tasks! A movie that finally pairs two people of similar levels of attractiveness, age and financial background! The wonders of Branson, Missourri. Tripp uses the phrase “Mumps-ey” and tries to see if he could conduct an orchestra. Tom Hanks survives a bag of soup fall. Tripp tells a sad bath story. Andrew gets blasted by a sad moment. Sage advice from a repairman.
All this and more!
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Keywords: The Money Pit, Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Money, Home Repair, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#83 Earth Girls Are Easy

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “Michael’s on a surfboard!”

Why is everyone making such bold decisions about these aliens? Is this the scummiest boyfriend in the history of the show? Peak Jeff Goldblum, magic touching, some really awful gay stereotyping, plus Andrew shares a Jeff Goldblum Hot Take and the return of Dr. Loomis! All this and more!
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Keywords: Earth Girls, Earth Girls Are Easy, Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Damon Wayans, Michael McKean, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#82 Haunted Honeymoon

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Out-of-Context-Quote from this episode: “This feels like a watercolor painting that they spilled water on and were like, ‘Eh, f*** it, put it up.'”

Dom Deluise is confusing, What is actually happening in this movie?, how, exactly, did press for radio work?, This psychiatrist makes no sense, we’d rather talk about Slapwich than this dumb, dumb movie, so much telling and so little showing, Tripp can’t say Gilda Radner, Who ARE all these people?!, Tripp goes after Season 1 SNL, Andrew doesn’t think people know what The Time Warp is, We genuinely can’t tell what the hell is going on, Stew vs. Stu, Is anyone counting our running Chekhov’s _____ list?, How is this Donald Duck impression cleared? Who brushes their teeth into a bedside cup!? How can Gene Wilder not differentiate Gilda Radner from an overweight dead man?! And he tries to sleep with a dead body!

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All this and more!

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Keywords: Gilda Radner, Haunted Honeymoon, Gene Wilder, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

#81 High Spirits

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Out-of-Context-Quote from this episode: “Her interactions with this man have been 1. He burped and farted on her and touched her in the shower without her consent and 2. He murdered someone in front of her.”

In this episode: A ridiculous cast!, The Return of THE GOOT, The Bloodsucking Lawyer from Jurassic Park, How did they con these people into getting into this?, A trip to Ireland for a working vacation, maybe, strangely great makeup work, Tripp pitches a business for haunted overnights, A very confusing plot, Andrew does a great Professor Trelawney, It’s a Scooby-Doo mystery!, One-Dimensional Ellen Griswold (TM) takes like…a lot of valium, Andrew helps Tripp remember a very famous film, Pete Gallagher’s Facehugger eyebrows, Bus hijinks, Bus amphibianism, Tripp rants about the Magic School Bus universe and its strong desire to extend continuity from the original series, so many whiting jokes, a lot of reminders you’re not watching Ghostbusters, We don’t want to stay at a B&B, Chevy Chase is sorely missed, Don’t drink mystery liquor in haunted houses, magic swirls, Peter O’Toole is really slumming it, There are NO rules!, A GHOST HORSE!, Beverly D’Angelo doesn’t recognize the Goot’s hands, Tripp tells a story from college that he probably shouldn’t, Pete Gallagher and Jennifer Tilly basically disappear in the third act, Don’t get down with murderers (or just do your best, at least), It’s Beauty and the Beast with no second act, Everybody starts boning down with ghosts, The Goot kisses zombie Daryl Hannah while Beverly D’Angelo falls out a window, Ghosts get married forever, How would you deal with Daryl Hannah’s situation? All this and more!

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International Podcast Day Q+A/IT (2017) Review

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A special International Podcast Day Q+A, plus a review of IT (2017)!

The Qs we Ad include: How do you find these movies? What are your plans for running out of movies? Why the 1980s?

Plus hear us gush about the 1980s-set IT, and Tripp tell an old man story about getting into it with teenagers in a movie theater! Double plus: A special announcement of our live-tweet trip to AMITYVILLE on Thursday, October 12.

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#80 The Princess Bride

Happy 30th anniversary to The Princess Bride!

Out-of-context quote from this episode: “I think the movie’s tone changes a lot if he ties a man to a chair and slowly disfigures him.”

Tripp watched this movie three times in a 24 hour period, Andre the Giant fun facts abound, Fred Savage is eating Doritos as a sick kid, beautiful mom mullets, Peter Falk should have read bedtime stories professionally, Cary Elwes looks like he’s from the 40s, Tripp pitches a starring role for Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant offers up peanuts, Andre the Giant punches a practical eel (new band name!), Wallace Shawn in a papoose, Some weird stuff about the Buttercup/Wesley relationship, a magnificent stunt fall, Robin Wright needs to get involved in the gosh dang rodent fight, a weird milking machine steals some of Wesley’s life, Billy Crystal vamps, a quick plan for castle siege is devised and Andrew advocates for dismemberment!

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#79 Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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“I guess it’s the conceit of most horror movies that people don’t behave rationally, but…c’mon guys.”

A minor Ed Begley, Jr. update, Dean Wormer hates college, Tripp realizes a forgotten book opportunity, never enter a circus tent that appears in the woods, alien shadow puppetry is fascinating, an in-depth analysis of popcorn cannons, the first Dissecting the 80s Trivia Game question, a Punch-and-Judy show breaks out, most of this town has a low-grade buzz on, people are super chill about clowns delivering pizza and candy, Killer Klowns like watching people go to bone town, Andrew starts a small business, the female character gets left behind AS USUAL, we spend way too much time in a drugstore, motorcycle riders are huge assholes, clown-themed restaurants are always bad news, sentient popcorn is terrifying, an ice cream truck is a strange vehicle for saving the world, the Killer Klowns are why we have clowns on earth, an interesting use for a crazy straw, ending movies with a pie in the face and so much more!

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#78 Super Mario Brothers Super Show: S01E13 Koopa Robots

Out-of-context quote from this episode: “You guys playing yer MAR-e-OH?”

Captain Lou’s Chicken is better than Kenny Roger’s Chicken, there’s a great 80s rap intro, Lou Albano ruins the Mario Brothers Theme (Do the Mario!), Tripp spends too much time clocking the episode, the combat doesn’t resemble Nintendo gameplay at all, Luigi’s head is disembodied, Lou Albano, master actor, Cyndi Lauper won’t do wardrobe, makeup or endorsements, Captain Lou’s search party is insane, and he doesn’t sign autographs.
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#77 Child’s Play

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Note: Tripp is an idiot and picked the wrong microphone, so the first half of this sounds a mess! He’s super sorry – it’s fixed in the second half.

We’re having another trip to “child” horror territory with Child’s Play to celebrate the release of creepy doll movie Annabelle: Origins! It’s Chucky’s debut and boy is he murderin’ adults who are too goofy to avoid him!

Why is Chucky so large? Why is there no blood on the My Buddy box? Just how weird is this voodoo? Why is Chucky so strong? All this and more!

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#76 Children of the Corn

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “Malakhi’s mouth is basically that of a baleen whale.”

An R-rated movie that’s not nearly violent enough, The smartest thing you can do to eradicate adults is poison all the coffee in the town, surprise blood splatter, Linda Hamilton has a birthday proboscis, secret smoking and Chekhov’s lighter, ice cream for dinner and no tooth brushing, mysterious uses for corn, the struggle of roadtripping in the pre-digital music era, a sincere lack of Mad Libs, the kids take over and then take away all the fun, a top-tier dummy accident, Job and Sarah put on costumes to play board games, confusing signs for Gatlin, stopping in the town from Resident Evil, Linda Hamilton as corn Jesus, Tripp apologizes for not knowing Terminator and Children of the Corn both came out in 1984, neither of us is afraid of teenagers, Tripp thinks he can defeat a dozen 10-year-olds, extras don’t get enough into their “Kill!” chants, Andrew gets put on a watch list because he wants more child murdering, Malakhi vores Linda Hamilton with his baleen whale, kids are conjuring clothing out of nothing, and Linda Hamilton totally knocks out a kid with a car door.

All this and more!

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#75 Dragonslayer (fixed)

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “If I could get a title card instead of a plane trip, I would!”

Bill Idol’s crossover Game of Thrones hit, we alienate our audience in under a minute, George R.R. Martin has no pages and never will, Dragonslayer has a ridiculous false ending, extremely casual magic abounds, Tripp pitches a more dystopian Hunger Games, this movie becomes medieval Just One of The Guys, Andrew makes the movie way more interesting with just a small change, people dance clockwise AND counterclockwise, Valerian changes her sex at age 18 and no one bats an eye, the patriarchy is in desperate need of smashing, the blacksmith sits on a massive, useful weapon FOREVER, and the movie is 20 minutes too long! Oh, and the magic was inside us the whole time.

All this and more!

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#74 Spider-Man, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

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Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “The only way to put this costume on would be to stretch the neck hole big enough for your entire body to fit through.”

We watched Spider-Man S01E18 The Capture of Captain America and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends S3E07 The X-Men Adventure to celebrate the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming!

In this episode: Friends is a reboot of Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Spider-Man is less white and homogenized than Friends, Spider-Man has comics in universe, J.K. Simmons should ALWAYS be J. Jonah Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson has a Hitler mustache? Tripp does some hardcore backpedaling, The dangers of dressing as The Babadook, The Babadook fan-cast is created, cheap animation is cheap, Spider-Man runs out of film and is bad at his job, Spider-Man desecrates the American flag, Red Skull drives a penis ship, Spider-Man uses a web as a parachute, Tripp does or doesn’t do gay stuff? We demand answers from Joss Whedon, Spidey has some pals, Professor X is a Gremlin/Cobra Commander, Frank Welker arrives again!, an in-depth conversation about c-level X-Men, Professor X does some weird mind probing, Cyclops can adjust his eyes like a toast-meter, Why is there a maze of madness? Tripp wants to have relations with Aunt Mae, provided she’s not grandma age, and so much more!

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#73 The Transformers: The Movie

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Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “He died five days after finishing the voice recording of this – I’m pretty sure this movie killed Orson Welles.”

In an episode that might bring us our first death threats, we take on Transformers: The Movie and…we don’t have the Touch.

Tripp and Andrew get turned into confused moms trying to keep Autobots and Decepticons apart, Optimus Prime is only around for the briefest of moments, no one explains anything about anything at any point in the movie at all, Orson Welles died doing something he hated, Prime is a title, not a name, trains can fly?, purple explosions and mystery fights abound, robot squid are a thing? and it mercifully stays under 90 minutes.

All this and more!

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