POP 5: “Pointless digital accomplishment marker is a-GO … GO!”   Bob and Tim are one quarter of one-hundred episodes into their weekly podcast.  And while that actual triple digit would be the one worth commemorating they are still celebrating this number like its an accomplishment.  So look back at half a year of indulging their pop culture tendencies with the return of an almost reoccurring segment … the POP FIVE!

00:00:00 - PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - Approach the mic

00:01:31 - THE 25 MARKER - and is it a big deal? / “Alive”

00:04:53 - A POPULACE OF POP 5s - this game of celebration

00:08:50 - BIG SCREEN BROU-HA-HA   / “Pretty In Pink”

00:12:53 - MEATHEAD MATINEE / “Hey Jealousy”

00:17:17 - STRIPPED OF SPEECH / “My So-Called Life”

00:21:08 - THEY CAME FROM BOSTON / “Sick As A Dog”

00:25:18 - HEY HEY WE’RE A FAKE BAND / “Jem Is My Name (Instrumental)”

00:29:23 - AGING ROCKSTARS - and the passage of pop culture

00:41:30 - WOAH-BOTS / “Transformers theme (instrumental)”

00:45:29 - WHITTLE IT DOWN - the specificity of fandom

00:51:58 - FILTER OF EXPERIENCE - a summation of 25 episodes

00:56:28 - CLOSINGS - sincere thanks and no catchphrase / “Bastards Of Young”

00:58:04 - SPECIAL FEATURES - cut scenes and outtakes / “Video Killed The Radio Star”

See a bit of the Raggedy Anne and Andy movie Tim was trying to recall HERE.

Listen to Siskel and Ebert take apart Rob Reiner’s movie “NORTH” HERE.

Watch the “HONEY WHITE” video that Bob use to inject like a bad Morphine pun HERE

And thrill to the display of guitar chord knowledge that is Full House’s Jesse and The Rippers (with Chachie on bass?) perform ‘SHOUT” in the Tanner’s living room HERE.

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“Alive” performed by Pearl Jam from their 1991 debut album TEN.

“Pretty In Pink (movie version)” performed by The Psychedelic Furs off the original 1986 motion picture soundtrack PRETTY IN PINK.

“Hey Jealousy” performed by the not-yet-forgotten Gin Blossoms on their 1992 release NEW MISERABLE EXPERIENCE. 

“Theme from My So-Called Life” as composed by W.G. Snuffy Walden for the 1994 cult tv series MY SO-CALLED LIFE.

“Sick As A Dog” performed by Aeromsith (sorry) on their 1976 adequate album ROCKS.

“Jem-Truly, Truly, Truly Outrageous (instrumental)” performed by Jem And The Holograms for the 1985 animated tv series JEM.

“The Transformers theme (instrumental)” composed by Ford Kinder and Anne Bryant for the 1984 animated program THE TRANSFORMERS.

“Bastards Of Young” performed by The Replacements off their 1985 major label debut TIM.

“Video Killed The Radio Star” performed at the dawn of this pop culture era by The Buggles and first featured on their 1980 release THE AGE OF PLASTIC.

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST! will return next week with  … its 26th episode.