20th Century Pop! 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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UNSOLICITED COMMENTARY: “Deck Grayskull with boughs of Hordak” (1985) Ever wonder how a monotheistic holiday might play out on a planet consisting of demons, sorcery and ... well ... clear-cut morality plays? Tim did, which is why he’s talking through the entirety of the He-Man And She-ra Christmas Special. So click the LINK and synch what he thinks when seasonally affected cheer comes to Eternia.

00:00:00  BONEHEAD’S HOLIDAY - Skeletor doesn’t get Christmas
00:00:36   VISUALS NOT INCLUDED - and it’s actually six tones
00:05:33  ADVENT-YOUR-TIME COMMENTARY - Tim’s complete commentary for the “He-Man And She-Ra Christmas Special”
00:49:35  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase
00:51:45  SPECIAL FEATURES - Skeletor’s Self-Awareness

Align today’s audio commentary with the full-length HE-MAN AND SHE-RA: A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL now streaming on the HE-MAN OFFICIAL YouTube page.

Be appreciative that Tim didn’t go through with his original viewing plan with this two-fer Christmas catastrophes ZIGGY’S GIFT and A B.C. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

Be back after the following messages of these vintage commercials for THUNDER-PUNCH HE-MAN and SHE-RA FROM MATTEL.

Get a brief history lesson on the animation company that brought us this Yule-tide tale in BEYOND HE-MAN AND SHE-RA: CELEBRATING THE FILMATION LEGACY as featured on DEN OF GEEK.com.

Watch Eternia take on another earthen tradition atop the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE MACY’S DAY PARADE FLOAT FROM 1985.

And then, finally, stretch out one of Tim’s favorite TV theme songs well past its intended instrumentation with 10 MINUTES OF THE THEME FROM SHE-RA PRINCESS OF POWER.

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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.   Cleared for public domain use through Creative Commons under a CCO 1.0 Universal License.   

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20TH CENTURY POP! will return next week with the holiday hair-stylings of Michael Knight, MacGuyver and … ahm … well either Brandon or … Dylan … just kind of hard to tell.