TOYS OF SUMMER: “Hey, whose blimp is that anyways?” (1988)  Tim has been a Turtle fan since before they had a theme song.  But today he’s dealing in a different kind of green as he places a particular piece of mutagenic memorabilia up on Ebay.  Its the Playmates “Turtle Blimp” and he’s monologuing about it in real time … for 45 minutes … apparently. 

00:00:00 - PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - Pizza rip-off
00:00:34 - SUMMER TIME MEASUREMENT- and Tim as a solo act / “Fly High Michelle”
00:04:19 - SHELLUVA TOY-LINE - remembering the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Blimp
00:11:11 - BOOK SHELF HEROES - displaying the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Blimp
00:17:23 - TCRI LANDFILL - storing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Blimp
00:20:40 - PRICE-CHECKING NOSTALGIA - assigning value to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Blimp
00:27:30 - CHILDHOOD IN A HALF-SHELL - final flight of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Blimp
00:36:24 - EBAY Or EBAD? - a conflict of money and memory
00:44:04 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “Its Money The Matters”

Sing-along like a muscle memory to the original opening theme song to the 1987 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES cartoon HERE.

Grab your parents purse and indulge their hard earned savings with these original tv ads for the original Playmates toyline HERE.

Witness the thrilling origin story of Donatello’s personal airbag with episode 5 of the original 1987 mini-series HERE.

And finally watch the Turtles perform what Warrant only WISHES was their biggest hit HERE.

The use of audio and video clips linked from YOUTUBE are for educational purposes and without the expressed permission of their legal holding companies.  All rights remain with with their original distributor.

This episode of 20TH CENTURY POPCAST was recorded by ZENCASTR, a high fidelity podcast recording platform that records multiple guests from multiple zip-codes all as if they were in the same room.   Log on for studio quality recordings NOW! (exclamation point also provided by ZENCASTR)


“Fly High Michelle” performed by Enuff Z’nuff fro their self-titled 1989 debut album and accompanying cassingle I first heard it on. 

“It’s Money That Matters” performed by Randy Newman off his 1988 album “Land Of Dreams” and not just because he guested on WTF With Marc Maron this week

The use of these songs are for entertainment purposes and without the expressed permission of the recording artist.

Subscribe to 20TH CENTURY POPCAST! on ITUNES and GOOGLE PLAY or stream it at www.20popcast.com.

Like, share and reminisce with 20TH CENTURY POPCAST! on FACEBOOK.

Contact the show with any questions, suggestions or possible topics at 20popcast@gmail.com, #20popcast on Twitter and the POP TALK section of www.20popcast.com

Follow ROBERT CANNING @rhcanning on TWITTER. Read his web-comic at  EXAGGERATEDLIFE.wordpress.com and his music blog at superultramegamix.wordpress.com.  


20TH CENTURY POPCAST! will return next week with BINGE AND PODCAST