051 THE GODFATHER, JAWS AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.


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HOW DID I MISS THIS?: "Cannoli, chalk boards and a whole lot of denim." (1972-1984)  Bob has never seen The Godfather.  And Tim has never seen Jaws.  So today .. wait ... hold on a minute ...  don't they host a show about pop culture?  Yes they do and, having once dedicated an entire episode to Howard The Duck, they must now explain how they managed to miss some of the most colossal efforts of the 20th Century.  

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - sad toilets and sadder tubs
00:01:27  AS INTROS GO - this one is okay / “Crying In My Beer”
00:02:53  GETTING THE REFERENCE- while avoiding the source material
00:07:11  WASN’T THAT GUY IN THE FRESHMAN? - not watching “The Godfather”
00:20:42  WELL, I SAW THE FOURTH ONE - not watching “Jaws”
00:30:15  A DENIM METRONOME  - not listening to “Bruce Springsteen”    
00:43:38  A FANATICAL PISSING CONTEST - still now watching “Jaws”
00:52:30  THE FALTERING FAN-BOY ENGINE - still not watching “Jaws?”
00:56:43  CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “Born To Add”
00:58:46  BONUS FEATURES - Stand-Up Spotlight With Tim Blevins

Countdown a surprisingly high number of horse-head-in-the-bed jokes thanks to this montage organized by SevenEightNineAndTenDidntCare HERE.

Or trim that down a bit with this variation of "Simpsons Already Did It" HERE.

See who 7 year-old Tim thought was Marlon Brando with John Belushi's original SNL audition tape HERE.

See what should have hit the cineplex of Hill Valley three years ago with this original trailer for the never actually realized holographic horror JAWS 19 HERE. 

Track the production history of Jaws, even if you haven't actually seen Jaws, with the cryptically entitled "The Making Of Jaws" HERE.

Be wholly entranced by Bruce Springsteen's perchance for numbers with (another) one of Tim's favorite "The Ben Stiller Show" sketches HERE.

And get the definitive origin story of all that counting with Bruce Stringbean's Sesame Street performance of "Born To Add" HERE.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Crying In My Beer” performed by one of the more under-rated pop/punk bands of the past century, Screeching Weasel, off their 1993 album WIGGLE. 

"Born To Add" performed by Bruce Stringbean and the S. Street Band from the 1983 Grammy nominated Sesame Street album BORN TO ADD.

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next week with an intricate hand gesture and some novelty ears.