034 X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES

If there’s one thing Tim's wanted to do since this show began its talk comic books.  But seeing how no one is interested in The Inhumans, he and Bob have decided to don the yellow spandex of X-Men: The Animated Series.

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033 PAUL WESTERBERG

The one idol Tim's ever wanted to be was Paul Westerberg.  But not the sloppy frontman off the Replacements that gets written of in legend.   Rather, TIm copped from his fairly forgotten solo output of the 1990s.  

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032 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

Today's episode is pretty late, partially because it was recorded on the way to an AM showing of today's topic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.  This year marks its 40th anniversary and, since it is his favorite film of all time, Tim wanted to make sure he caught it during its cinematic release.  But, as you can hear here, just getting the cinema is an event in itself.

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031 JOSS WHEDON AND THE FALL OF POP IDOLS

Its been a rough couple weeks for Buffy fans, what with patron saint Joss Whedon being revealed as a patriarchal wolf in feminist clothing.  But does the despicable behavior of the artist void the impact of his actual art?  Bob and Tim take a look at this pop cultural fall-out while also, somehow, invoking Scott Baio.  

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030 ROSS AND RACHEL

Will they?  Won’t they?  When they?  Why they? Those were the questions that put Ross and Rachel at the center of the FRIENDS ensemble. But was that romance destined from the start?  And would that knowledge diminish the ten year narrative?  And did Ross have a pet monkey for a whole season?  Bob and Tim try to answer at least two thirds of these questions on today’s Must-See-But-Its-Heard episode.

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029 PULP FICTION

It wouldn’t be a discussion on 1994 without discussing the film Pulp Fiction.  But you know what Bob and Tim are NOT going to talk about?  That damn briefcase.  “Its Marsellus’ soul.”  “Its a light bulb.” Who cares, let’s focus on Bruce Willis’s pants.

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028 PEARL JAM VS.

It was a long walk from Tower Records before two college Freshman got to hear Pearl Jam’s Sophomore effort.  And when they did, it altered the cerebral landscape of their pre-20-something minds.  Clearly  Bob and Tim can rekindle those  same feelings in their 40s as they re-spin  that compact disc … VS.

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027 THE TICK

Membership in the Fox Kid’s Club was a demarcation of status to the middle school recess set.  Less so to a couple of 19 year olds.   Still, that’s not stopping Bob and Tim from flashing their credentials as they revisit a cartoon from their college years, THE TICK.

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026 THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES TURTLE BLIMP

 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. 

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025 THE 25TH EPISODE SPECTACULAR-PALOOZA-A-GO-GO EPISODE

Bob and Tim are one quarter of one-hundred episodes into their weekly podcast.  And while that actual triple digit would be the one worth commemorating they are still celebrating this number like its an accomplishment.  So look back at half a year of indulging their pop culture tendencies with the return of an almost reoccurring segment … the POP FIVE!

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024 WHEN HARRY MET SALLY...

 If cinematic rom-coms have taught us anything, its that “women and men are different.”  So today Bob and Tim  explore the oft-mentioned origin of this interpersonal education,  “When Harry Met Sally.”  But upon reviewing their transcript, they realize this course work may have yielded a minor in misogyny.  

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023 TRANSFORMERS G1 TOY-LINE with MICHAEL ROOHR

 Its the heat of the summer so Tim is heading down to the local beach with a bucket full of his favorite toys.  Now that’s a scenario that would never happen but still serves as a segue-way into today’s topic, those Kafka-esque bots and cons from Hasbro, THE TRANSFORMERS.  So roll out with Tim and special guest MICHAEL ROOHR as they geek out over names like Hubcap, Gears and Pipes. 

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022 SUMMER MOVIES: 1989

Summer of 1989 was a big t-shirt year.  And not (just) because of modern decency.  On today’s episode, Bob and Tim head back to ask if that particular cinema season of Last Crusades, Final Frontiers and Robert Wuhl was the biggest and bestest one ever.

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021 THREE O’CLOCK HIGH

Schools out for Bob and Tim so what better time to revisit one of their favorite teen comedies from the 80s. The only thing here is Bob doesn’t really remember it as a comedy and Tim doesn’t really remember it at all.

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020 FULL HOUSE & THE FAMILY CIRCUS

Who’s a fan of the Family Circus?  Not Me.  As pop culture connoisseurs, Bob and Tim know not every bite of nostalgia can please the palette.  And today they are looking back on two childhood favorites that have since soured in taste.  Have mercy.

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018 TV THEME SONGS VOL. 1

This week, Bob and Tim are looking for musical inspiration in the most 80s of places … primetime television sitcoms.  So come hum along with a stay-at-home psychologist,  a Meposian refugee and a vacuum cleaner’s dance partner, all before 9pm. 

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017 COMEDY FILMS OF THE 1980S

Might this be an entire episode based on HOT TO TROT?  THE WRONG GUYS?  ZAPPED?  MY DEMON LOVER?  HEARTBEEPS?  CADDYSHACK II?  Join Bob and Tim as they talk their favorite 80s comedies, not as the adults as they are now but as the SHORT CIRCUIT fans they were then.

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STAR WARS CHALLENGE: DETACH TRAILER, TRAILER DETACH

You guys want to talk current events?  How about a month old movie trailer for the most anticipated movie of 2017 that everyone has already seen multiple times except for Bob and Tim.  That’s what they are talking about today in the return of their ongoing STAR WARS CHALLENGE in which they share their views on trying to avoid the aforementioned trailer all in lieu of a proper episode for the week.

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016 THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

If there’s something strange in your Netflix queue, who you gonna call … keeping in mind, there are TWO Ghotbusters in the phone-book and the first one listed is not actually the real ones even though they’re technically the first ones.  Ahm … Bob and Tim are talking about the ones you remember … unless you got a thing for apes in cargo shorts.  Then we’re talking about the other ones.

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015 SUPERMAN II with BRENT SIMONS

On a first for the show, Bob and Tim invite a third super-friend into their (normally) Hall Of Just-Us.  Its Brent Simons and, not only is he the co-writer of the animated Dreamworks film MEGAMIND he is also one of the few “actual” people Tim has heard refer to the character as “Supes.”

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