In 1976, Rankin-Bass Animation decided to make a sequel for the much loved “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” animated special. This was supposed to be taking place right after Rudolph’s famed flight with Santa, and involved Father Time asking Rudolph for help to find the missing Baby New Year, named Happy. It’s become a […]

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  I think this is appropriate for today. I have to work on Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day doing tech support; I feel somewhat like the Grinch! Therefore, I am providing everyone with a special mid-week holiday episode of Talkin’ Bout My Generation as we discuss Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, and more in Dr. Seuss’ How […]

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Christmas. That time of year when the family gets together, lights are strung up around the house, and everyone sings carols and drinks eggnog. At least, that’s what it’s supposed to be, right? Well, in 1989, John Hughes’ story about “Christmas ’59” was made into a movie, returning with the irascible yet lovable family, the Griswolds. […]

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  In 1966, Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson took a leap into the unknown with a popular comic strip and brought forth an animated television short. Originally airing on CBS, they gave a shoestring budget to produce this special, to what they thought was going to be the ruin of Peanuts and Charlie Brown. Instead, it has […]

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  The winter of 1983 brought out perhaps one of the best loved Christmas movies of all time. It brought us lines like, “Frah-GEE-Lay! Must be Italian!” and “You’ll Shoot Yer Eye out!” Even today, kids still wish for an official Red Ryder carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle; I know I did! Jean Sheperd […]
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  The perennial Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, has graced our television screens since 1964, but has been known to us throughout pop culture since the 1930’s. Once the marketing product of a now defunct Montgomery Ward’s, Rudolph is still living strong in our hearts as perhaps one of the best Christmas classics ever. […]

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Some people, like my sister in law, believe that Christmas shouldn’t be celebrated until Dec. 1st. To some extent, I agree with that; I don’t think that we should play Christmas music or have Christmas movies or TV specials playing on TV until AFTER Thanksgiving. So maybe Bill Murray and I have something in common – […]

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  On Nov 20th, 1973, a new Thanksgiving tradition was born with the Peanuts gang. 40 years ago, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving brought us laughs with a beagle who cooked toast, popcorn, pretzels, and jellybeans for a Thanksgiving feast. Sit down with host Doug Abel and guest host Carla Valdes from Yeah Yeah Cool (http://www.yeahyeahcool.com) as […]

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Back in 1987, one of the very few Thanksgiving movies we’ve ever had came out. A John Hughes production, it starred Steve Martin and John Candy as they are trying to get from New York to Chicago in a hellish trip home via rerouted planes, a 90 mi. truck ride to the train station, and […]

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The world of radio was a little funnier east of the Mississippi, in a city called Cincinnati back in the early 80’s. This radio group had soul, it had tight pants, it had a burnout and a lovable loser. Hell, it even had the fashion sense of a used car salesman in it! Come join Talkin’ […]

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  In 1986, Ron Howard set out to direct a comedy involving Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, John Turturro, George Wendt, and a slew of Japanese actors. It was a culture clash, to be sure – Japanese workers coming to America to open a automobile factory, being called things like “Rice A Roni Patrol”, while dealing […]

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In 1966, a classic cartoon (and one of many to kick off the Halloween season) was aired on CBS. This television special was the 3rd of many specials for the Peanuts gang, and perhaps one of the best remembered. This is also a clean episode for Talkin’ Bout My Generation, as we invited Eva’s daughter CeCe […]

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Apparently, the Ghostbusters had more ghosts that they still had to bust, and wanted to return from a wildly popular first movie and over 100 episodes of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon show, so they returned with this. So to cash in on it, they came back with more slime, and less of the gang battling […]

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Hail to the King, Baby! In 1992, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell released the 3rd installment of what can only be described as one of the campiest, cheesiest, and hilariously bad horror film series ever known. Army of Darkness is perhaps the favorite of the series by most followers, and it’s got such a cult following […]

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!! This is what summoned the ghost with the most, the “bio-exorcist” who was to get rid of the Deetzes and help the Maitlands recover their home once they’d died. Want to know more? Come back to 1988 as we get into our Halloween kickoff of creepy classic films and TV shows with […]

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“Life is like a Hurricane…Here in Duckberg!” You know you’re singing the theme song in your head, and going, “Ducktales, WOO HOO!” Join us this week on the podcast as we go back to 1987 and for the start of a fixture of the Disney Afternoon. We’re going to discuss Scrooge McDuck, Flintheart Glomgold, Huey, […]

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“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” These words are from perhaps one of the greatest pop culture/cult films ever. Opening on September 25, 1987, The Princess Bride debuted with a great cast, a great story, and of course, great lines like the one above. Come back with me and […]

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TOGA TOGA TOGA! The year is 1962, on the campus of Faber College. Delta Tau Chi is an incredibly raucous group of guys who have perhaps the lowest GPAs in the entire college. So they don’t know things like psychology, and think the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. But they know how to throw a party, […]

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  “My Name is Wayne Campbell, and I live in Aurora, IL.” Welcome to a whole new world – Wayne Campbell, Garth Algar, Cassandra, Benjamin, Noah Vanderhoff – all of them are one big happy family in Wayne’s World. Sheah, RIGHT! AS IF! This was perhaps one of our favorite films to talk about so […]

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The year is 1989. Frosted hair, acid washed jeans, a brick phone that, when held up to your ear, caused serious cancer…Yep! We’re talking about the students of Bayside High School, located in Palisades, CA, in Los Angeles County. The show had their somewhat clueless principal, Richard Belding, jock A.C. Slater, fashion diva Lisa Turtle, […]

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Rounding out our John Hughes highlight, this week we’re traveling back to 1985. What’s on tap for us to discuss this week? How do we hack a government supercomputer, hook up a doll, and create the perfect woman? Why, with SCIENCE! And not just any science, but WEIRD SCIENCE! Join Gary and Wyatt as they […]

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In this episode, we travel back in time once again to the decade of the 80’s, this time to 1986, as we continue on our John Hughes spotlight. This time, we encounter Molly Ringwald, John Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader, and Annie Potts to cover a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who […]

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On Mar. 24th, 1984, 5 students ended up in detention. They were supposed to spend the day in silence, writing essays about who they were for the Assistant Principal. Instead, they discovered things about each other that nobody else knew. What movie is this? It’s John Hughes’ film, The Breakfast Club. Come join us for […]

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Everyone has memories of being in a car driving hours to a destination for a family vacation. Maybe you’ve had a trip from Hell, or one of the best vacations ever with your family. Or, maybe you went on a trip similar to the Griswolds. Yes, we travel back to 1983 as we head from […]

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This week, I am again joined from my East Coast friend Eva as we continue in a John Hughes spotlight. We are traveling back to 1984 to see the members of the Brat Pack, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall, as well as the brother and sister acting duo John & Joan Cusack. Welcome to […]

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