Hitting Play

24
Aug

Double Dare

Join Shawn and Scott as they take another look at the early messy days of Nickelodeon and discuss the quintessential kids game show: Double Dare! Listen as they review a hilarious episode from the show's first year, 1986, in which two teams of kids faced off for a chance to take on the hallowed, chocolate sauce covered Double Dare obstacle course and win a treasure trove of very 1980's prizes! (Including an answering machine and Rod Stewart VHS!) They'll review some of the questions asked to the competitors (play along!), detail the various physical challenges, and laugh at the many flaws of this early production. Then, they'll discuss the 1988 direct-to-video special "Double Dare: Inside Scoop", which features host Marc Summers, along with announcer Harvey, presenting some of the best moments of the show's history. They'll talk about Marc Summers' audition, the first pre-air test episode, tricks to winning challenges, and how one early obstacle had to be replayed four times! And if that wasn't enough, Shawn and Scott also tell their stories of seeing some members of Double Dare cast in person when they were kids! So get ready for an auditory obstacle course: On your mark...get set...GO! 

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6
Jul

The Simpsons (Shorts): Good Night

Join Lily and Scott as they take a look back to a pivotal point in the history of television. A time when a successful producer returned to television and helped a talented British actress with her sketch comedy show by approaching a comic strip artist with the idea of creating some animated shorts. Those cartoons increased in popularity to the point hat they were spun-off into their own show, where they've been a household name for almost three decades: The Simpsons! Listen as they breakdown the very first Simpsons short ever to air on The Tracey Ullman Show entitled "Good Night"! They'll discuss the early history of The Simpsons, from Matt Groening's attempt to retain publishing rights to his other characters, and Dan Castellaneta's Walter Matthau-like voice for Homer, to the strange look of the characters and the reason the shorts were never given an official release. So take a trip back to April 19, 1987 and see where it all started! And don't let the bed bugs bite! 

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22
Jun

You Can’t Do That On Television: Pop Music

Join Shawn and Scott as they take a look back at a magical time in the history of Nickelodeon, back in the early 80's when a low budget Canadian sketch show for kids dared to defy convention, prompting many to say its title: "You Can't Do That On Television"! Listen as they break down the episode entitled "Pop Music", which most notably, was the television debut of a young Alanis Morrisette! They'll talk about Alanis' short run on the show, the history of the infamous green slime, and how it ended up becoming intertwined with Nickelodeon's identity as a network, how the longtime kid host, Christine McGlade, pretty much got the job accidentally, and how this show was heavily influenced by Monty Python's Flying Circus and Laugh In. So many sketches, so many that wouldn't be aired today! So relax in your dungeon, avoid saying "I don't know", and enjoy this slice of 80's nostalgia along with us! I heard that! 

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7
Jun

Round The Twist: Spaghetti Pig Out

Join Shawn, Scott, and special guest Hamish, as they breakdown "Spaghetti Pig Out" a popular episode of the Australian children's television classic "Round The Twist"! Listen as they discuss the background of this show, from a series of short story books by author Paul Jennings to four seasons over eleven years on Australian television. They'll talk at length about the lighthouse-dwelling Twist family, outlandish moments from the series that could never be in an American made TV show, as well as the logistics and dangers of using a remote that can control reality. And of course they'll also discuss a bunch of differences between Australian and American culture. This one's a ton of fun, so finish your spaghetti, hit play on your remote, and enjoy the show! 

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24
May

Galactica 1980: Galactica Discovers Earth

Join Scott and Steve as they discuss the premiere episode of the short-lived reboot of the Battlestar Galactica franchise: "Galactica 1980"! Listen as they delve deep into the sordid details of this disastrous production, from over-inflated budgets and a writing staff rooting for the show's cancellation to dislike of child actors and a screenwriter who stayed thousands of miles away from the set. They'll also talk about the terrible three-episode story arc involving time warps, World War II, and a very distasteful flying motorcycle scene. Can you believe this thing was nominated for a primetime Emmy?! It was...for outstanding costume design! (That's right, the brown leather jackets were the true talent here.) So turn your vipers invisible, secure your language-tron translators, and laugh at this terrible show with us! 

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22
Mar

One Crazy Summer (w/ Graig Murphy)

Join Scott and his very special guest, standup comedian and WEEI Whiner Line Hall of Famer Graig Murphy, as they discuss one of the greatest (and underrated) comedic films of the 1980s: One Crazy Summer! They'll start by recounting their past experiences as award winning callers to The Big Show's Whiner Line, once one of the most popular sports radio segments in Boston, and their very different reactions to trying to tell jokes to a large, local celebrity filled crowd. From there, they discuss the other major thing they have in common: growing up constantly watching One Crazy Summer. Listen as they discuss the masterful writing and direction of Savage Steve Holland, the great animated rhino sequences, the many Cape Cod locations at which it was filmed, the hilariously absurd sight gags, subtle jokes you may missed, and why the rules of the Nantucket Regatta are apparently rarely enforced. From the great casting of John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joel Murray, Curtis Armstrong, and Joe Flaherty, to the possibility of the sequel "One Epic Fall", they cover it all! So sit back, grab a garbage bag sized popcorn, and listen for the jingle. 

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14
Dec

Takeshi’s Castle

Join Scott and Shawn as they discuss the cult hit Japanese game show that's entertained millions of people in dozens of countries for nigh on three decades: Takeshi's Castle! Listen as they discuss its start from a Tokyo Broadcasting System game show to worldwide phenomenon. They'll discuss the show's host, acclaimed writer/director/actor Takeshi Kitano, the most disgusting looking water you'll ever see, some creative yet near impossible physical challenges, the story of an American baseball player who found new fame as a character on the show, and much more! So crawl out of your green subterranean pipes, don't fall in the water, and storm the castle with us! 

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9
Nov

Back To The Future Part II (The 2015 Hilldale Scenes)

Join Scott and Hamish as they go back to the (um...very recent past?) and conclude their two part series, breaking down the 2015 scenes from the iconic film "Back To The Future Part II"! In part one, they discussed 2015 Hill Valley. Now, for part two, they delve deep into the scenes that take place at the home of the now married Marty and Jennifer McFly in 2015's Hilldale. From thumb pads to multi channel TV's to robot chefs, they'll discuss what innovations and devices the movie got right, and what still looks like the future today. They'll also talk about how Pepsi mishandled their "Pepsi Perfect" campaign, how the USA Today did everything right with their Back To The Future promotion, and why shoes like Nike MAGs may actually be closer to hitting the shelves than we think. So hydrate a pizza, put your video goggles on silent, and explore the amazing world of Wednesday, October 21, 2015 along with us! 

For part one, check out the 2015 Hill Valley episode of this podcast! 

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20
Oct

Back To The Future Part II (The 2015 Hill Valley Scenes)

Join Shawn, Scott, and Hamish (joining the show from "the future" AKA Australia) as they take a very special trip back to the present and discuss every little detail of the 2015 Hill Valley scene from the iconic 1989 film "Back To The Future Part II" to see just how close it was in predicting the world we now live in. And when we say every little detail, we mean EVERY LITTLE DETAIL! They'll discuss how the movie's predictions of products, movies, advertisements, cars, fashion, sports, and news stories hold up and other little details you may have missed. Listen as they review, among many other things, every news item from Doc's copy of the USA Today, the items in the antique store window, the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series, and of course the Hoverboard. Some predictions were dead-on, while others may require another 30-year DeLorean trip to actually see. So, c'mon all you bojos, ride your hoverboards into town, meet us in front of the Cafe 80's and explore with us the Wednesday, October 21, 2015 we've always dreamed about! 

This is only part one! For part two, we will discuss the 2015 McFly House scenes! Look for it...in the future! 

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21
Jul

Comic Con 2015: Trailers and Sneak Peeks

Join Lily, Scott, and special guest Kevin (AKA K1 of the movie riffing group One Wall Cinema) as they review some notable trailers and sneak peeks from San Diego Comic Con 2015! Including some big 2016 summer movies, upcoming TV shows, web series, and, of course, the latest on Star Wars. What's with the look of Apocalypse? Does Daisy Ridley play Han Solo's daughter? Is anyone really asking where the Heroes went? Do we have to watch Batman's parents die again? How will Ryan Reynolds' two Deadpools differ? Who should play Impossible Man in a Fantastic Four sequel? All of these questions are discussed, and many, many more! So dress up as your favorite obscure comic book character and enjoy the show...excelsior! 

Discussed in this episode: Danger Mouse, Heroes Reborn, Fantastic Four, Con Man, Suicide Squad, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

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Lily's YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/lilipution22 
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