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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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Dec 29, 2016
It's the end of 2016, which means we wrap up 1986, 1996 and 2006 with one last look back. Then 1987 kicks off with Charles in Charge, 1997 brings us PC hit Diablo and 2007 begins with the announcement of the iPhone.
Dec 22, 2016
What were the hottest toys of 1986, 1996 and 2006? We'll tell ya, then discuss Pete & Pete, The People vs Larry Flynt and the murder mystery of Jonbenet Ramsey. Then. this week in 06 brought us sci-fi classic Children of Men.
Dec 15, 2016
A bloodthirsty plant terrorizes America while Japan discovers Kid Icarus and Charlie Sheen strikes an iconic pose for Oliver Stone. This week in 1996 saw Beavis & Butt-Head Do America and Scream hit theaters, while 2006 brought us Rocky Balboa and Dick in a Box.
Dec 8, 2016
Eddie Murphy saves the world in The Golden Child as Steve Martin masquerades as one of Three Amigos. Then this week in 1996 brings us a Star Wars shooter and both Mars Attacks and Jerry Maguire, while 2006 sees the end of The Wire's fourth season.
Dec 1, 2016
Toys come to life in Jim Henson's The Christmas Toy as three '80s cartoons end their TV runs. This same week in 1996 brings us Star Wars' multimedia interquel experiment while 2006 sees Apocalypto and Blood Diamond hit theaters, plus an amazing new Castlevania.
Nov 24, 2016
Star Trek goes back in time to 1986 and goes West in The Voyage Home while Moonlighting quotes Shakespeare. 1996 slings ahead with Billy Bob Thorton's breakout role, live-action Dalmatians, and Milhouse's parents divorcing, while 2006 farts out Assy McGee and fills Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloons with hot air.
Nov 17, 2016
An American Tail debuts this week in 1986, introducing us to adorable little Fievel, while 1996 brought us Jingle All The Way and Star Trek's biggest hit in a decade. 2006 saw the launch of Nintendo's Wii and the Pick of Destiny, plus the Burger King Trilogy.
Nov 10, 2016
This week in 1986 brought us Hoosiers and License to Ill, then 1996 saw Space Jam slam into theaters while Mr Show began its second season. In 2006, the PlayStation 3 launches in America and Daniel Craig reboots Bond in Casino Royale. Also the worst Sonic game came out this week.
Nov 3, 2016
This week in 86 brought us Sid & Nancy plus a trio of Capcom classics, then 1996 saw the Spice Girls hit it big, Ransom in theaters and Clinton elected for a second term. Flash to 2006 and Gears of War redefines shooters as good-vibe-police spring into action on the Nintendo DS.
Oct 27, 2016
This week in 86 saw the end of a Chipmunks season and three less-than-good Nintendo games, then in 96 Baz Luhrmann's hyperactive Romeo + Juliet stormed in theaters as Hank Scorpio made The Simpsons' eighth season a hit. Then. 2006 brought us Borat. It was VERY NI... good.
Oct 20, 2016
After the Mets lose Game 6, we move into 1996 for Thinner, Millennium's debut and one of the best Treehouse of Horror specials to date. This week in 2006 brought us debut albums from Taylor Swift and Amy Winehouse, while It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown turns 50.
Oct 13, 2016
This week in 86 featured a huge shift for Saturday Night Live, including the debut of both the Church Lady and Choppin' Broccoli. 1996 brought us Spike Lee's Get on the Bus and Saturn-exclusive Mr Bones, while 2006 found Christopher Nolan's Prestige debuting alongside Frisky Dingo.
Oct 6, 2016
Wes Craven's Freddy followup succumbs to studio meddling while the FOX Network kicks off with Joan Rivers. In 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight debuts alongside Hey Arnold, and 2006 brings us The Marine, 30 Rock and the Scarface sequel we all wanted so badly.
Sep 29, 2016
This week 30, 20 and 10 years ago: Double Dare debuts on Nickelodeon as My Pet Monster tears up the toy aisle; Tom Hanks wrangles a group of one hit wonders; and South Park skewers Warcraft while DiCaprio faces off with Damon, Wahlberg and Nicholson.
Sep 22, 2016
Castlevania, Designing Women and Sledge Hammer debut alongside Crocodile Dundee, while this very week in 1996 marks the 20th anniversary of Weezer's Pinkerton and the Nintendo 64! In 2006 we were all told to save the cheerleader, save the world while Tom Goes to the Mayor wraps up.
Sep 15, 2016
TV returns in a big way this week - Alf and Matlock debut, Family Matters and Seinfeld chug along while Judge Judy, Beast Wars and Studio 60 air their first episodes. We also see David Lynch rebound from Dune and a beautiful wolf goddess save the world.
Sep 8, 2016
Michael Jackson, George Lucas and more collaborate to bring you Captain EO, plus this week in 1986 saw the debut of The Real Ghostbusters. In 1996 this week, Crash Bandicoot began his historic PS1 career and Ray Romano smiled at the camera. 2006 brought us LEGO Chewbacca and a real bad Black Dahlia film!
Sep 1, 2016
This week in 1986, 1996 and 2006 - the Flintstone Kids, Silverhawks and fake Ghostbusters debut on TV; 2pac is murdered in Vegas while Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler hit theaters; and a decade before he's Batman, Ben Affleck is Superman as a stingray kills Steve Irwin.
Aug 25, 2016
30 years ago this week a butchered Robotech movie died in theaters while Steve Winwood soothed our souls. 20 years ago, in 1996, PlayStation classic Tekken 2 debuted alongside Die Hard Trilogy, and in 2006 three wildly different films hit cinemas.
Aug 18, 2016
Four boys discover a body and tell a tale of Barfarama, then this very week in 1996 saw the release of a Brady Sequel and a doomed Island of Dr Moreau remake. Not to worry, because Jumping Flash returned to the PlayStation, and 2006 saw the end of Invader Zim.
Aug 11, 2016
One of the best remakes of all time debuts this week in 1986, while the Cryptkeeper tells a tale of Dennis Miller versus demons. Then 2006 brings us monkey fightin' snakes on a Monday to Friday plane, plus Final Fantasy VII gets its first big spin-off game.
Aug 4, 2016
One of the greatest animated '80s films turns 30 years old this week - and so does Nintendo's Alien-inspired Metroid! 1996 brought us Escape from LA and HBO's Arli$$, while 2006 introduced the world to Dethklok.
Jul 28, 2016
This week in 1986, Jason Vorhees gains supernatural powers while one of the best Disney films of all time opens across the country. 1996 brings us The Daily Show and Keanu Reeves' post-Speed dud, and 2006 introduces the world to Ricky Bobby.
Jul 21, 2016
Our DOUBLE-SIZED show celebrates numerous movie anniversaries like Aliens, Maximum Overdrive, A Time to Kill, Kingpin, The Frighteners, Clerks II and more, then covers TV, music and games across a two-week period in 1986, 1996 and 2006.
Jul 14, 2016
This was a boring week in 1986, so after briefly revisiting Robin Williams' Club Paradise we run out the clock by discussing the early days Disney's Epcot park. 1996 brings us Courage Under Fire and Harriet the Spy, then 2006 sees the launch of topsy-turvy FPS Prey.
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