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Thirty Twenty Ten

A pop culture time machine! Each episode covers that very week from 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago, which means each show is loaded with forgotten movies, timeless TV episodes and songs best left to the past. We'll examine TV, movies, music and video games from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Come remember with us!
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Nov 15, 2019

Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor together at last, Disney goes under the sea, dogs go to heaven, Lisa Stansfield can’t find her baby, Christopher Walken can’t find his head, Christmas comes for James Bond, Liev Schreiber makes Citizen Kane, Mo’Nique throws a ham hock, Sandra Bullock throws a football, and Twilight becomes a saga. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Nov 9, 2019

Communism starts falling apart by accident, Phil Hartman gets fiber, Fiona Apple is bad at brevity, Milla Jovovich and Kevin Smith get religious, Susan Sarandon is an embarrassing mom, the first lady visits Sesame Street, and “Dad” has more plots than a cemetery.

Nov 3, 2019

Blackadder fights the great war, Chris O’Donnell remakes Buster Keaton, Woody Allen looks at crime, Will and Grace have bra issues, Ron and Tammy 2 get crazy, George Clooney stares at goats, yet another Christmas Carol, and Christopher Nolan begins.

Oct 25, 2019

Oct. 25-31: A shocking serial killer, wackée Jackée, Lou Diamond fights bats, Melanie Griffith goes crazy, a semi-demi-presidential anniversary, animated French cowboys, designing blackface, Jemaine Clement and Matt Berry are the same person, and what is a trickbaby? All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Oct 18, 2019

Oct. 18-24: Matt Dillon goes to the pharmacy, Nicolas Cage teams with Scorsese, Matthew Perry isn’t gay, Hilary Swank and Willem Dafoe are very hard to watch, Chris Rock makes a documentary, Not Harry Potter goes to the circus, Norm MacDonald negs SNL, and it’s big wheel of cheese day! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Oct 11, 2019

Oct. 11-17: The World Series is interrupted, Kirstie Alley knows who’s talking, Helen Mirren gets X-rated, Michael Myers gets revenge, the Bridges boys play piano, David Lynch makes a Disney movie, an actual good film version of a kids’ book, Heath Ledger’s final bow, and activity gets paranormal. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Oct 3, 2019

Oct. 4-10: Kenneth Branagh is unto the breach, Rick Moranis is an SNL god, Bandstand has no beat and you can’t dance to it, The Limey goes postal, Angel takes the case, The Punisher uses his superpower - guns, Vince Vaughn retreats, Dolly goes blue, a house-hunting empire is born, Monty Python’s down a man, and Superstah! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Sep 26, 2019

Sept. 27-Oct. 3: Bruce Willis is back from 'Nam, Liz Taylor's on TV, Prince of Persia sneaks out, Garth Brooks has an alter ego, we three kings be stealing the gold, American Beauty reaches people - or does it?, Letterman comes clean, Ricky Gervais invents lying, and Woody Harrelson seeks Twinkies. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Sep 22, 2019

Sept. 20-26: James Spader has a video camera, Michael Douglas goes to Japan, Baywatch slow-mo runs onto TVs, kids say TGIF, Ashley Judd's in prison, family sit-coms get modern, good wives vs. cougars, and TV gets freaky and geeky in the West Wing, plus a Shaun of the Dead prequel, and special guests from There Are Their Stories come on to discuss Mariska Hargitay's perfect hair. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Sep 20, 2019

Sept. 13-19: Al Pacino's back, a doctor named Doogie, Costner strikes out, an attempted Vonnegut adaptation, behind the scenes with Jon Cryer and Jay Mohr, Megan Fox is a femme fatale, Matt Damon's a dweeb, Archer starts his spy game, classes begin for the Greendale Human Beings and it's raining meatballs, hallelujah.

Sep 17, 2019

Sept. 6-12: Jean-Claude kickboxes, randos fight gladiators, there's an actually good animated movie spinoff, the New Kids are rough, Diana Ross gets handsy, vampires keep diaries, Tyler Perry breaks bad all by himself, Kevin Bacon goes under, Aerosmith live it up while going down and IT'S THINKING. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Sep 15, 2019

Aug. 29-Sept. 5: Nick's first show is gone, Motley Crue feels good, Paula Abdul makes a video too hot for TV, Earl has to die, Cuba Gooding Jr. freezes out Oscar, Tony Hawk takes flight, Disney begins buying everything, Gerard Butler gets played, and one of the worst movies ever. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Aug 30, 2019

The Rock gets his own show, Rob Zombie takes his last crack at Halloween, Lou Bega evokes the 5th Mambo, the 16-bit game world has a new contender, Antonio Banderas is lucky number 13, Fred Savage's Monsters Inc, SNL cast members conspire to ruin Michael Chiklis' career, and Brendan Fraser loves third tier Jay Ward adaptations, apparently! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Aug 28, 2019

Klasky Csupo brings its fourth ugly cartoon to Nickelodeon, Regis Philbin is out to ruin prime time, the world (and John Hughes) falls in love with Macaulay Culkin, Saved By the Bell kills cartoons, Michael J Fox gets serious, Tarantino kills Hitler, Hugh Grant goes gangster, and one of Robin Williams greatest movies. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago. 

Aug 15, 2019

Steve Martin's last good film?! Eddie Murphy plays a great nerd/Scientologist, District 9 holds up great a decade later, it's the beginning of the end for Nightmare on Elm Street, James Cameron and Hayao Miyazaki venture under the sea, and Rachel McAdam's husband has become unstuck in time! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Aug 9, 2019

SomeBODY once told me you're really gonna like this episode! We've got a forgotten superhero movie with more stars than the original Avengers, the last great traditionally animated film, an adaptation of a blog, and a curious punchline from Down Under that deserved a revisiting. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Aug 3, 2019

The worst Friday the 13th paves the way for the 90s best horror movie, Deep Blue Sea deserves another look, Tom Hanks teams with a dog, Bret Hart ruins Mad TV, Kathryn Bigelow is Queen of Dude Movies, Nintendo unleashes its first portable, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere don't deserve a second shot, and more!

Jul 26, 2019

Covering three decades of pop culture always leads to a lot to cover, but 1989's anniversaries could be a show all its own. We've got one of the greatest cult films of the decade, the ultimate template for the romantic comedy, one of the best sketch shows of all-time, and quite possibly Spike Lee's finest hour. The other decades have stuff too, but 1989 brings the quality like no other week in Thirty Twenty Ten's history. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Jul 20, 2019

Nickelodeon goes West, The Wheel comes back, Little Nemo is more than just a game, Andy Cohen begins to ask the tough questions, somebody kills Dumbledore, Gonzo might not be from Earth, and Tom Cruise is vengefully thirsty! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Jul 15, 2019

Lethal Weapon declares diplomatic immunity, Ernest goes to Splash Mountain, daytime soaps are about to get really weird, how to get your free computer, Weekend at Bernie's is not without its charm, Bruno's quest to be fabulous, Reno 911 closes its doors, and American Pie triumphs in a world without infinite access to free porn. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Jul 5, 2019

Will Smith gets his first taste of failure, American celebrates Independence Day with a complete lack of television content, South Park concocts its biggest episode yet, Johnny Depp makes a crappy gangster movie, yet another ice age, YOU WILL BELIEVE A DOG CAN TALK and the Daniel-san Saga is closed... for now.  All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Jun 25, 2019

Batman is quite possibly the most important movie ever, Doug says goodbye, Fred Durst has his reasons for doing it all, the Transformers movies get even worse, Adam Sandler makes one of his most grounded film to date, and Michael Jackson's death completely overshadows Farrah Fawcett's. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Jun 20, 2019

Counter-Strike debuts... slowly, Harry Potter and the First Sequel, Disney produces its most modern public domain animation adaption in decades, Married with Children loses an episode, Stephen King lives his on fiction, Cher yearns for time travel, Harold Ramis makes an unfunny comedy (no, not that one, and the Ghostbusters get back together... but at what cost?! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Jun 13, 2019

The world is introduced to its first robotic anthology TV host in the form of The Cryptkeeper, you will believe Denzel Washington is Walter Matthau, Timothy Dalton steps into the shoes of Bond, Robin Williams reads poems, Austin Powers is still horny, and the crew of the Enterprise meet God

Jun 1, 2019

It's a big week for Star Trek and PC games! Plus the first in a comedy trilogy, the worst book-to-movie adaptation in all of history, the PlayStation goes analog, Christianity's stab at Who Framed Roger Rabbit, America's Funniest Videos 2.0 is a decade old, Conan O'Brien takes the reins of television's most prestigious franchise, and other harbingers of horrible things to come! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

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