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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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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.

Apr 24, 2020

April 24-30: Martian invaders land on Halloween, British criminal twins, a digital-video experiment, Natalie Portman lives in a K-Mart, Stefon knows the best clubs, so many TV movie biopics, Brendan Fraser is attacked by animals, and our stomachs are attacked by Human Centipede. 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.

Apr 17, 2020

April 17-23: Alec Baldwin’s first SNL, custody battles and explosions in the Gulf of Mexico, Clive Owen auditions to be James Bond, Heather Graham is committed, Demi Moore is a guerilla marketer, there’s love on the basketball court, Jennifer Lopez has a back-up plan, Idris Elba is a loser, a new Doctor Who, and Community makes a mob movie. 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.

Apr 11, 2020

April 10-16: Dudley Moore is crazy, Sandra Bullock goes to rehab, we fear a black planet, No Doubt wants a simple kind of life, Edward Norton keeps the faith, Paul Newman knows where the money is, Banksy makes a movie, there’s more death at a funeral, John Goodman heads to the bayou, and superheroes kick ass. 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.

Apr 3, 2020

April 3-9: We love Kevin Kline to death, Johnny Depp is a cry-baby, Minnie Driver loses her heart, an all-star nuclear war — live!, Big Pussy talks to the fishes, Samuel L. Jackson gets court-martialed, Steve Carell and Tina Fey go on a date, and Agent Cooper tries some damn fine coffee. 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.

Mar 27, 2020

March 27-April 2: Eric Idle’s on the run, Mickey Rourke is in a skinamax classic, failed TV with great casts, Joshua Jackson’s in a secret society, we’re on the road to El Dorado, Miley Cyrus sings the last song, Mads Mikkelsen’s a viking, titans will clash, Dana Carvey gets a vehicle, Jennifer Love Hewitt has breakfast at Tiffany’s, and an entire movie about beach volleyball? 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.

Mar 20, 2020

March 20-26: ALF has a cliffhanger, Forest Whitaker is a samurai, Aaliyah falls in love, Ben Stiller is mopey, Timothy Olyphant is justified, John Cusack goes back in time, Michael Caine’s on a killing spree, Nsync says goodbye, Daniel Day-Lewis and Julia Roberts become movie stars, and there be dragons. 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.

Mar 6, 2020

March 6-12: Rob Lowe is a bad influence, The Handmaid’s Tale’s first adaptation, Kid ‘n Play have a party, Johnny Depp opens a hellgate, Sean Penn rocks out, Matt Damon goes to war yet again, Zach Galifinakis is live, and we are down with the sickness. 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.

Feb 28, 2020

Feb. 28-March 5: Alec Baldwin is part of a subgenre, Tyra Banks is life-sized, Doogie Howser confronts racism, the last of the Atari 2600, bad movies from Madonna, Danny DeVito, and Garry Shandling, Norm and Drew demand your attention, we hate the futterwacken, and it’s mid-season replacement failure time on TV. 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.

Feb 21, 2020

Feb. 21-27: Rutger Hauer invents a new sport, Jebediah Springfield loses his head, Midwesterners make a movie and so does Bono, Jennifer Lopez wears THAT dress, Milli Vanilli embarrass the Grammys, a modern bad movie classic attacks with gifs, Ben Affleck plays Reindeer Games, Woody Harrelson is a superhero, and the best kissing montage 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.

Feb 15, 2020

Feb. 14-20: Kirstie Alley lives in a madhouse, Matthew Broderick fights the Civil War, A. Brooks joins The Simpsons, Diane Keaton’s hanging up, Bruce Willis is a hit man, Tony Soprano destroys the T-1000, Vin Diesel’s trapped in space and a boiler room, Leo’s trapped on a spooky island and hikeeba! 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.

Feb 7, 2020

Feb. 7-13: Nelson Mandela busts loose, Robert De Niro never learned to read, Galentine’s Day begins, Dan Aykroyd’s a loose cannon, Anthony Hopkins will feed you your sons with some fava beans, the battle of MCs Hammer vs. Skat Kat, Leonardo DiCaprio takes a beach vacation, Pierce Brosnan is a horse, every actor’s down for Valentine’s Day, and RIP Maude Flanders. 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.

Jan 31, 2020

Jan. 31-Feb. 6: Dennis Hopper’s Midnight Run, Scream follows the trilogy rules, Willem Dafoe fights for the Nazis (but not that way), The Sopranos take a trip, Lil Wayne and Jeff Bridges both strap on guitars, Channing Tatum gets a letter, The Sims simulate being a slob, Claire Danes loves cattle, Must See TV’s full of guest stars, and a Denzel comedy we’re not making up, we swear. 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.

Jan 24, 2020

Jan. 24-30: Willem Defoe is a vampire, Crockett and Tubbs end an era, a record-breaking Super Bowl, Bette Midler and Nathan Lane camp it up, D’Angelo makes the ladies swoon, Mel Gibson’s back – sorta, Kristen Bell has too many dates, Itchy and Scratchy star in “Cat Splat Fever,” Jon Hamm hocks meat products, and Richie Aprile’s staring at you with his Manson lamps. 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.

Jan 17, 2020

Jan. 17-123: The Barr-Arnolds tie the knot, Antonio Banderas spans the decades, Cheers goes to Jeopardy, MTV goes unplugged, Homer gets a job, Ralph Fiennes has an affair, Angela’s Ashes gets adapted, the Boondock Saints are marching in, The Rock vs. The Tooth, I am Spartacus, and in praise of Bobby Bacala. 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.

Jan 10, 2020

Jan. 10-16: Ed O’Neill stands up for Fox, Richard Gere breaks bad, Mr. Bean awkwardly walks into our hearts, girls are interrupted, Ice Cube comes back to say “Hi Felicia,” Charlie and Emilio do porn, Supernova explodes, Denzel’s version of “The Road,” and your chemistry teacher’s favorite album. 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.

Jan 3, 2020

Jan. 3-9: Our first full episode of season 5, covering 1990, 2000, and 2010. Tom Cruise fights two wars - one in Vietnam, one against women, Tobey Maguire learns the cider house rules, Ethan Hawke solves a mystery and fights vampires, Tim Allen directs, Michael Cera revolts, and we try to figure out what the double rainbow across the sky means. 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.

Dec 27, 2019

Dec. 27-Jan. 2: We wrap up the years with a quick look back at the movies, music and more, and say farewell to the '80s, at least until Y2K magically resets our pop-culture time machine to Jan. 1, 1900. 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. Happy new year(s)! Get ready for season 5: 1990, 2000, and 2010!

Dec 20, 2019

Dec. 20-26: Michael Moore gets in your face for the first time, Oliver Stone sucks at football, Mr. Ripley is extremely talented – and ever so pretty, all singing all dancing Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney’s on a firing spree, Meryl Streep is complicated and by Grabthar’s hammer, it’s the best Tim Allen movie ever made! Happy holidays! 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.

Dec 13, 2019

Dec. 13-19: Paul Newman’s horny, Dustin Hoffman’s named Vito, Hanukkah Harry has socks – 8 pair!, Robin Williams is a robot, Stuart Little saves his family, Buffy gets quiet, Viggo Mortensen hits the road, and Chris picks a billion-dollar blue hill to die on. 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.

Dec 6, 2019

Dec. 6-Dec. 12: Peter Jackson gets dirty with puppets, Morgan Freeman is finally Nelson Mandela, a bad sequel, Nicolas Cage has a port of call, Santa’s prepped for landing, Disney ends an animation era (brilliantly), Ninja Warrior does America, Harry Truman Doris Day Red China Johnny Ray South Pacific Walter Winchell Joe DiMaggio, and would you pay to have sex with Rob Schneider? 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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