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.

SUMMER OF SUMMERTIME SUMMER: "Problem Child 2 WAS my Judgement Day." (1991)  It was a sweltering summer afternoon when Bob and Tim last sat down to record an episode.   So hit the fans just like this conversation does as Bob and Tim reminisce on some summer-time fun from 1991.  Its Bruce Willis, bows and arrows and a couple Jim Belushi-less dog movies.

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - modern research
00:01:13  THE WORST PIECE OF CONVERSATION IN THE WORLD - and Bob and Tim, together again
00:03:50  SUMMER FUN IN 1991 - the bane of Bob and a whiff of Willis
00:14:06  MEANING TO SEE THELMA AND LOUISE - and somehow seeing “Only The Lonely”
00:21:11  BRUNO KIRBY RIDES AGAIN - after a shout-out to … "The Santa Clause 2"?
00:31:05  SHERWOOD FEVER - and how did we miss this (with two different meanings)?
00:38:19  PRE-GLUT FAILURE - and laughing because we’re supposed to
00:45:31  BOB ’N THE HOOD - after we just breeze past T2
00:51:30  KEANU CHAMELEON - and Bob’s deep dark secret
00:56:36  DOG DAYS OF AUGUST - and a film Tim can’t commit to
01:03:48  CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrases.
01:05:46  SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES - still doing the research

Behold what made  14 year-old Tim a Bergman fan with this sequence of homage from BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY.

Cue the culinary comedy with this  housekeeping clip from DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD

Stumble trough a downward-dog spiral of puns with a double feature of unleashed trailers for BINGO and ROVER DANGERFIELD.

Witness Bruce Willis from a writer's point of view as essayist Paul Rowlands interviews original screenplay author DANIEL WATERS ON HUDSON HAWK from MONEY INTO LIGHT

Ride along as screenwriter Callie Khouri recounts the winding process of bringing "Thelma And Louise" to the screen with the retrospective THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME from VANITY FAIR.

Read how personal his screenplay actually was when JOHN SINGLETON TALKS 'BOYZ N THE HOOD' 25 YEARS LATER, THE STATE OF BLACK CINEMA AND TUPAC SHAKUR as transcribed in SHADOW AND ACT.

And finally ... as Tim referenced/repeatedly-pleaded-for-someone-to-listen-to... here's a link to the HOWARD THE DUCK EPISODE of this very podcast.

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“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next week with its first recorded reference to a Howard Hessman vehicle.