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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POP 5:  "Its 3/4s of a meaningful anniversary."  In issue 75 of the original TRANSFORMERS comic book, Autobots AND Decepticons had to unite and fight side-by-side to defeat the Cybertron-dwarfing Chaos Bringer, Unicron.  In episode 75 of this podcast  Bob and Tim ... name ... a couple .... Ewoks.  Its yet another arbitrarily celebratory anniversary that brings back the rarely-requested, slightly-reoccurring nostalgia-recall segment of the POP 5.

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE -  the worst we could do
00:00:59  SHAMELESS SELF-LOATHING PROMOTION - hear Tim on episodes 69-71 of FLASH GORDON MINUTE  
00:06:31  THE POP 5 IS (ALMOST) A-FOOT - an arbitrary explanation of what everyone is doing  
00:09:44  DIRECTING WITH MYSELF - as inspired by EPISODE 055: KEVIN SMITH 
00:16:59  PAPLOO YOU - as inspired by EPISODE 070: STAR WARS TOYS BY KENNER 
00:25:25  ATTEMPTING NORM - as inspired by EPISODE 064: SEINFELD
00:39:15  THEY’RE IN THE BAND(?) - as inspired by EPISODE 065: RADIOHEAD: THE BENDS
00:50:00  BEAR ON A SPEEDER-BIKE -  and is it fandom or fascination?
01:00:51  THE BAND WHO? - Bob’s Travis story
01:04:00   CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catchphrase
01:06:15  SPECIAL FEATURES - moments before the episode

SHAMELESS PLUG-A-BUG:  Hear co-host Tim Blevins discussing while dissecting a 1980s SciFi spectacle on  episodes 69, 70 and 71 of FLASH GORDON MINUTE.  Its a thrice-a-week roundtable hosted by friend of the show BRAD MENDENHALL (EPISODE 60) and ERIC DEUTSCH.  (And if you've been bought out by ITUNES, you can ITUNE IN HERE).

Look, its Janice from "Friends," Robin from "Anything But Love," that guy from "The Experts" and the lead in "Mr. Wrong" sweating off their sitcom in the first part of the pilot for THESE FRIENDS OF MINE.

Witness Wicket, Teebo and a bunch of other made up names infiltrate an Imperial Star Destroyer (what?) in EWOKS: BATTLE FOR THE SUNSTAR.

Bust out the Trainspotting appendix and follow this late 90s warbling of TURN BY TRAVIS.

And see Jim Henson share his couch time with this guest appearance of KERMIT THE FROG ON THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW.

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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 POPCAST will return next week to stick a stake in Bones' ass ... or is it Bones' friend's ass ... haven't really watched a lot of "Bones."