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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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Oct 16, 2020

Oct. 16-22: Tom Selleck goes down under, Damon Wayans does blackface, Haley Joel Osment pays it forward, Matt Damon visits the afterlife, Brendan Fraser sells his soul, too much Limp Bizkit, Timothy Olyphant is extremely attractive to men and women. 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 9, 2020

Oct. 9-15: Joan Allen should be vice president, Winona Ryder looks for her mom, Memphis Belle fights Nazis, Tim Meadows gets a movie, The Simpsons return, Andrew Garfield is a clone, Ryan Reynolds is buried, Bruce Willis is a retired hit-man, and Bronies begin. 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 2, 2020

Oct. 2-8: Steven Seagal whips his hair, we learn a new zip code in Beverly Hills, Bjork makes a musical, CSI debuts, Secretariat doesn’t star Bojack Horseman, Kandi arrives, Henry Miller is NC-17, Abed goes on a background adventure, Colin Farrell goes to ‘Nam, and the Gilmore Girls bond over piles of dialogue. 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 25, 2020

Sept. 25-Oct. 1: Dolph Lundgren fights space pushers, Christopher Walken in king of New York, the next-to-last picture show, don’t rent to Michael Keaton, America fails to learn from the Civil War, Denzel remembers the titans, two explorations of Facebook, and should you let in the vampire remake? 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 18, 2020

Sept. 18-24: Burt Reynolds comes to TV, Kate Hudson rocks out, we meet TV’s Frank, Chris Elliot gets a life, Penelope Cruz gets on top, Steve Guttenberg becomes Lobo, Zach Snyder likes owls, Steve Buscemi is a bootlegger, Donald Glover isn’t Spider-Man, and Joe Pesci is a wise guy. 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 11, 2020

Sept. 11-17: Sean Penn is a gangster, Clint Eastwood hunts elephants, Capt. Planet uses the power of heart, a new generation of Looney Tunes, Huey Lewis is a karaoke hustler, Cribs goes behind the scenes, Ben Affleck goes to town, and we learn that In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. 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 4, 2020

Sept. 4-10: Nurse Betty is not for everybody, Ryan Philippe is a kidnapper, Disney and Fox launch their afternoon animation blocks, Resident Evil has an afterlife, Joaquin Phoenix is still here, Britney and Madonna slay the VMAs, Michael Rooker and Keanu Reeves are serial killers, and George Michael wants freedom. 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, 2020

Aug. 28-Sept. 3: Anjelica Huston traumatizes children, Charlie and Emilio are garbage, the better Ferris Bueller TV show, Donal Logue is a stud, Stephen Dorff is a cinema terrorist, George Clooney mopes around Italy, Machete don’t text, LL Cool J will knock you out, and Brad Pitt wants a new caravan for his mom. 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 21, 2020

Aug. 21-27: Christian Slater hits pirate radio, Liam Neeson gets a new face, the first winner of Survivor, Jane’s Addiction goes to the market, Ferris Bueller goes to TV, Vincent D’Onofrio is from the future, two hidden horror gems, Richard Dreyfuss is an old gangster, Akira Kurosawa has a dream, we lose a blues legend, Spike Lee returns to New Orleans, and Robert Duvall teams up with….Bill Murray?! Yes!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, 2020

Aug. 14-20: Nicolas Cage teams with David Lynch, George C. Scott and Jennifer Lopez go into the minds of killers, The Boondocks are dick ridin’ Obama, a sperm-based rom com, Chris Rock needs to be on HBO Max, and debuts of fancy British cakes and animated kids’ favorites. 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 7, 2020

Aug. 7-13: Mel Gibson and RDJ take to the air, Kiefer Sutherland has a good day to die, Julia Roberts eats and prays, it wasn’t Shaggy, Keanu Reeves hits the gridiron while Natasha Lyonne is a cheerleader, Scott Pilgrim defeats the seven evil ex’s — through great casting, and Dee-Lite produces the perfect song. 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 1, 2020

July 31-Aug. 6: Prelude to the Gulf War, Denzel and Spike are mo better, Young Guns go out in a blaze of glory, dancing on a bar is unsanitary, Kathy Griffin leaves the D list, the middle man behind Middle Men, Eric Bana hulks out for the first time, and Geezers! In! Spaaaace! 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 24, 2020

July 24-30: Marlon Brando parodies himself, Harrison Ford is presumed innocent, E! hits the air, Baby Blues, cats and dogs living together, Zac Efron has a dead brother, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore are good moms, the Klumps take over, Steve Buscemi goes to prison, Swamp Thing is made on the cheap, TV's favorite high-functioning sociopath, and the ADA does not mean you don’t have to wear a mask. 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 18, 2020

July 17-23: Charlie Sheen is a hot shot, Anthony Edwards goes west, iMacs are a rainbow, Jason Biggs is a loser, Harrison Ford lies beneath, call me by your earlier film, Happiness 2: Despondent Boogaloo, Herman Cain loves Pokémon, and a Beverly Cleary adaptation at last. 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 10, 2020

July 10-16: The era of superhero movies truly begins, Andrew Dice Clay gets a vehicle, Northern Exposure disappears, Jennifer Lawrence hits the big time, Bill Murray escapes New York, Nicolas Cage is a wizard, soccer is attacked by killer bees, Christopher Nolan has a blank check, and Patrick Swayze makes up take up pottery. 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 4, 2020

July 3-9: George Jetson whooshes to the big screen, we die harder, Dream On predates Family Guy, Wayanses get scared, Big Brother is watching celebrities, Adrien Brody fights the Predator, the Minions ruin a very fun movie, we miss Joe Bob, and wire-fu is perfected. 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 27, 2020

June 26-July 2: Top Gun hits the road, Nelly is a grammarian, Rocky and Bullwinkle hit the big screen, Mel Gibson fights the evil British, M. Night fails on land, air and water, Braniston reigns forever, and we love Joan Rivers’ old face. 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, 2020

June 19-25: Dr. Ruth goes to college, Ethan Hawke is a melancholy Dane, Jim Carrey has split personalities, Tom Cruise is a spy – but not that one, and Chris sees an R rated movie, the Tudors are deposed, and Jeff Goldblum is a looming ponytail guy. 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 12, 2020

Animation overload after earth, in Fantasia, and in a daycare; Samuel L. Jackson is the man that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about; Picard finds out resistance is futile; Shia leBeouf, Drake, and Mariah Carey make debuts; Betty White is hot in Cleveland; and Josh Brolin in a comic book movie is inevitable.

Jun 5, 2020

June 5-11: Orlando gets new parks, 2 Live Crew goes to jail, we find the deadliest warrior, we have (sigh) another 48 hours, The Boss protests the cops, Liam Neeson loves it when a plan comes together, Jackie Chan is Mr. Miyagi, liars are little and pretty, Tom Cruise gets down with JLo, and we are gone in 60 seconds. 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.

May 30, 2020

May 29-June 4: Donald Trump makes his embarrassing film debut, Martin Lawrence does drag, the reality TV era begins, Russell Brand gets to the Greek, Australia is full of criminals, Total Recall is Arnold’s best movie, and Adrien Brody tampers in God’s domain. 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.

May 23, 2020

May 22-28: Nic Cage is a top gun, 50 Cent doesn’t die tryin’, Jackie Chan goes west, Disney adapts a videogame series poorly, Sex and the City leaves the city for the desert, Jesus comes to Canada, Eminem is Slim Shady, and goodbye to Andy Richter, Michael J. Fox, Tracey Ullman, and You Can’t Do That on Television. 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.

May 16, 2020

May 15-21: Goldie Hawn helps Mel Gibson, Tim Roth loses an ear, Sofia Coppola redeems herself, Woody Allen breaks the bank, Shrek goes fourth, Greg Brady tells all, Robin Williams sells cars, Tom Green skips the road trip, NBC has all the romance, and the greatest finale in TV history, and no, it’s not Falcon Crest. 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.

May 9, 2020

May 8-14: Hollywood finally addresses AIDS, the Class of 1999 graduates, Norm Macdonald and Dave Chapelle are screwed, ballet takes center stage, we write letters to Juliet, Queen Latifah is just wright, Jamie Foxx is held up, and three interesting SNL guests – one notorious, one iffy, one beloved. 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.

May 2, 2020

May 1-7: Dabney Coleman tries to die, a horror anthology goes to the big screen, Archie’s back…or not, a rival for Napster, finales for Jackée, the other ER, cold cases, Tim and Eric, and the Salinger family, tripping out in the void, and Community gets action-packed…are you not entertained? 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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