054 BATMAN AND ROBIN

Comic book movies are an inarguably divisive lot.  But at least we can all agree that "Batman And Robin" was an overly neon-lit pile of pun-ridden guano.   Well, except for Tim who, on today's episode, is going to argue that this camp-fest was actually an intentional piece of comic book commentary 21 years ahead of its time.

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053 DENNIS LEARY: NO CURE FOR CANCER

Its the official 20Popcast origin story as Bob and Tim share just how it was they got into college.  Actually that's a bit of an over-sell as its kind of just mentioned at the top of the episode.  What they're really discussing is Dennis Leary's nicotine stained, vulgarity-strained stand-up album, NO CURE FOR CANCER.  So throw on that leather jacket, light up that Camel Light and be just a little leery of the comedy that ensues.

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052 TREKKIES

Are you burnt out on all those divisive arguments about The Last Jedi?   Then why not warp factor another fanbase into the conversation by way of the Final Frontier.   That's right, today Bob and Tim are finally talking a bit about Star Trek via the 1999 documentary film "TREKKIES." 

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051 THE GODFATHER, JAWS AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Bob has never seen The Godfather.  And Tim has never seen Jaws.  And .. wait ... hold on a minute ...  don't they both 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.  

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050 THE SUPER-DUPER 50TH ANNIVERSARY-A-RAMA-IN-OUR-PAJAMAS EPISODE

Do you know that Hot Wheels,  Ultron and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood are turning 50?   Bob and Tim do, so maybe they could have done an episode on one of those.  Instead, they are observing their own variation on this measurement with the 50th official episode of their year-old podcast.  Or 54th ... if you are actually counting.   

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049 FAVORITE ALBUMS FROM HIGH SCHOOL

Today's episode is going up a little later than normal because that's how long it took to rewind the tape.  Which tape?  How about Del La Soul, Living Color and Ned's Atomic Dustbin?  It's Bob and Tim's favorite albums from High school, even though "album" is not the proper media designation as they had them on cassettes and CDs.

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048 THE DAY AFTER

No graphic image struck more graphic fear into Tim's childhood than the atomic stalk of  a mushroom cloud.  And no program better illustrated this phobia than the 1983 tv movie THE DAY AFTER.  So, following last weekend's text to the brink, he's returning to ground zero for a horrifying re-watch.

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047 THE X-FILES SEASON 1

No television show dominated Bob and Tim's TV set like the '90 paranormal phenomena, The X-Files. Well ... maybe Mystery Science Theater 3000.  And Friends.  And Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place.   But since Ryan Reynolds never tweeted back, they are focusing special attention on those special agents Dana Katherine Scully and Fox Network Mulder.  

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046 NINETEEN NINETY-THREE

Its another crappy end to yet another crappy year so why not put on the blinders of nostalgia and celebrate 1993 instead.  That's what Bob and Tim are attempting to do with this year-end look-back at an age that predates Clerks, Friends and The Spice Girls.  Come drop a ball on their first year together complete with a Chevy Chase Show shout-out.

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045 DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER

Having a favorite holiday special makes sense.   But if there's one Tim gets tired of people mentioning its the 80s equivalent of detonating a gingerbread house, DIE HARD.  So, instead of letting Bob gush about the first one they are revisiting its seasonally forgotten follow-up, DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER.

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044 THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL wITH ALISON NOVAK

It's Life Day ... I guess.  A holiday that ... Wookies ... celebrate.  And we are going to talk about it.  Somehow.  Today.  For a full episode.  With a special guest.  Sigh.  Why does this effin' thing really exist.

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043 CHRISTMAS EPISODES OF THE '80s & '90s

Its the most commercial time of the year, with many of them airing during Bob and Tim's favorite shows.  So in that money-sucking spirit they are tuning in to some (theoretically) festive episodes of some (questionably) classic sitcoms.  Seriously ... MORE Perfect Strangers?!?

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042 A WISH FOR WINGS THAT WORK

Its the last day in November which means the Christmas season is already seven shopping days old. So, before festive fatigue sets in, Bob and Tim are diving into a month of holiday themed episodes starting with the Bill and Opus animated special "A Wish For Wings That Work."  Its a cartoon based on the '80s classic Bloom County, leaving them to wonder why it not a perennial favorite.  Ho, ho, ho-nooooooo!

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041 PERFECT STRANGERS

Bob and Tim were once real world roommates with sitcom intentions.  They based their episodic antics on such odd couplings as George and Jerry, Chandler and Joey and, the topic of today's episode, Larry and Balki.   Its a minimalistic dance of dispassionate joy as they look at how early "Perfect Strangers" influenced their apartment renting behaviors.

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040 HOWARD THE DUCK

Marvel Studios surpassed 5 billion in ticket sales this weekend,  so we're celebrating the one that contributed $12 dollars to the tally.  "Howard The Duck" was the first super hero film Tim ever saw on the big screen.  But, even bigger, it showed that 10 year-old the new-wave hairdo he was going to become.

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039 L.A. STORY

Tim is no fan of the West Coast.  Yet its the source of so many films he's watched,  specifically his favorite film of all time, L.A. Story.  So today he's examining how a travelogue of his least favorite locale managed such a massive impact on his teenage youth.

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038 IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN

Its that time of the year for trick, treats and squatting in your neighbor’s nondescript garden space awaiting the arrival of a Cthulthulian overlord.   So Bob and Tim are tuning in to that horrifying character study of a boy unhinged, “It’s The Great Pumpkin ,Charlie Brown.”  Run for your life, Charlie Brown.  Run for your elfin’ life.

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037 MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN

Want to learn the identity of the spectral lady Of Rayham Hall or all about Betty and Barney Hill's late night UFO encounter?  Read the book.  Want to experience Bob and Tim's personal ghost stories?  Then listen to this episode.

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