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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 90s, 2000s, and 2010s. Come remember with us!
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Mar 1, 2024

Broken Lizard's follow up to Super Troopers, Mel Gibson makes a very lucrative, kinda insane horror movie, Luke Perry stars in a movie with a title tailor-made for late nite monologues, Daniel Day Lewis earns his paycheck, Homer's ultimate dumb job, Liam Neeson is once again Liam Neeson. All that and more 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Feb 23, 2024

Sex and the City ends, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon begins, Reality Bites helps define Generation X (like it or not), Lisa hates hearing from her favorite toy, Lindsay Lohan is a drama queen, two stupid explodey volcano movies, the Trip series goes Euro, and Steven Segal is ridiculous. All that and more from 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Feb 14, 2024

Apu steps into the spotlight, the Robocop remake is so close, the centerpeice of the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore trilogy, Taiki Waititi brings us a documentary with fangs, Seinfeld's greatest moment (or at least George's), True Detective rules, and one of the weirdest, worst movies we've ever seen. All that and more from 30, 20 and 10 years ago 

Feb 2, 2024

Every episode of Thirty Twenty Ten is special, but this might be THE SPECIALIST. We've got a rare and facisnating look into a musical we were never supposed to see! We're also looking back on 10 years of The Lego Movie, the simulteanoulsy horrific and timeless effort that shot Jim Carrey into a new stratosphere of stardom, and one of the greatest sports movies of all-time. All that and more from 30, 20, and 10 years ago. 

Jan 28, 2024

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace debuts, the stupidest controversey of the entire 2000's, Charlize's Oscar-winning performance, a dance movie we didn't see serves a sic burn to the lexicon, James L. Brooks short-lived follow-up to The Simpsons, Harvey Keitel goes full frontal, the third Body Snatchers remake, and here come the Quizno's rats! All that and more from 30, 20, and 10 years ago.  

Jan 22, 2024

Some of the worst movies you ever never seen, plus a good one with Bruce Dern. We're also traveling back in time to see when Comedy Central prioritized original entertainment with the anniversay of not one, but TWO beloved shows. Charles Bronsons's Death Wish comes true for the final time. And sorry to be stern, but you kids are gonna have to learn about TekWar sooner or later. Why not TODAY?! All that and more 30, 20 and 10 years ago!

Jan 16, 2024

True Dective kicks off the decade's best four season run, Jack Ryan's most obscure outing, The Nut Job exists, Kevin Hart is bigger than ever despite the obvious, the most forgotten Fallout, and Mega Man times 10! All that and more 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Jan 5, 2024

New Year, New Season. The beginning and the end of Chris Elliot's movie career, the start of Mark Walberg's IRL war franchise, and the stupid show that gave us an even stupider president. 

Jan 2, 2024

It's a new year/season finale! Very few movies, but we're reflecting on the years that were, and boiling down our absolute strongest recommendations from 30, 20 and 10 years ago. 1993, 2003 and 2013 never saw it comin!

Dec 23, 2023

Dec 22-28: The most under-rated Batman movie, Lemmon and Matthau are grumpy, terrifying Mexican Santa, a legendary Zelda bomb, Nicole Kidman gets cold, Steve Martin’s got too many kids, Ben Affleck’s in it for the paycheck, Rocky fights Raging Bull, Keanu fights ronin, Ben Stiller daydreams, and the Doctor turns Scottish. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Dec 19, 2023

Lord of the Rings closes out the greatest trilogy of all-time, MTV makes two incredible debuts in the same week, Ron Burgundy returns to the new, John Grisham strikes again, Disney Disney-fies it's own history, an all-star Hustle, and Bob's Burgers has the best Christmas episodes!

Dec 9, 2023

Sister Act and Wayne's World get sequels, GTA goes mobile while one of the most important games of all time hits PC, The Hobbit Trilogy is almost done, Charlie Brown's Christmas gets a sequel, and is this the Farrelly Brothers best movie?! All that and more this week 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Dec 5, 2023

Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Dinklage break out, Pennsylvania is depressing, Tom Cruise is turning Japanese, holiday specials are heating up, plus Chrismukkah, Dogecoin and Rick and Morty debut! All that and more on this week's Thirty Twenty Ten

Nov 23, 2023

Disney's biggest animated success in ages, a different kind of Christmas classic, both Brian Griffin and Paul Walker die, Cartoon Network's first original program, and (arguably) Nickelodeon's greatest live-action series and Robin Williams most enduring performance. Plus special guest Sonya Ballentine joins us to talk about one of the biggest live tours of the decade!

Nov 19, 2023

Nov 17-23: Two Oldboys go head to head, Atari’s last chance, Anthony Hopkins represses himself, Kathy Ireland is an alien, Sam and Max hit the road, Snoop Dogg finds the perfect drink, Halle Berry is insane, South Park gives a history lesson, Matthew McConaughey drops the weight, Dr. Who hits 50, and an entire network devoted to food? All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Nov 10, 2023

Another modern Chrismas Classic, Captain Russell Crowe becomes a beloved underdog, a Looney Tunes move done right, Pacino is Lation again, a great week for infamous game music, and the biggest week ever for debuts on The New Mickey Mouse Club. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten!

Nov 6, 2023

Steven Universe and the Nanny debut, while Robocop, The Matrix, and the talking baby movies close out their trilogies. We've also got a modern Christmas classic, the worst Marvel movie(?), a sacriligious religious sequel, and the most difficult to watch Best Picture Oscar winner we've ever had to discuss!

Oct 28, 2023

Ron Howard is the world’s greatest narrator, Ned Fladers is the devil, witches take over Broadway, Eliza Dushku talks to dead people, a drama of mothers and mahjongg; erotic thrillers get their Naked Gun, Michael Bay shoots Aaron Burr, Mike takes over the Satellite of Love, Meg Ryan gets dirty, Joaquin Phoenix gets animated, The Hangover for boomers, and finally! A World War II video game!  All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Oct 21, 2023

The No Country For Old Men sequel you never knew existed, baseball is wrapping up while two football movies teach us how to feel, Comedy Central's biggest shake up yet, wrapping up the legacy of Super Mario Advance, and Jackass gets THREE SPINOFFS in a single week. All that an more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten. 

Oct 13, 2023

Try and guess the most underrated movie and soundtrack of 1993. Also, Carrie and Texas Chainsaw Massacre get respectable remakes, Arnold and Sly team up twenty years too late, TV's most connective character turns in his badge, South Park drops the ball, Mystic River Revisted, and The Beverly Hillbillies is sorta not bad?! All that and more 30, 20 and 10 years ago!

Oct 9, 2023

Tarantino releases half a movie, Stallone hunts Wesley Snipes in the future, The Simpsons biggest parody to date, Hulk goes Mom, the Coen Bros worst, Uwe Boll rises, Gettysburg is long, Nokia changes mobile gaming forever, and Bruce Campbell’s greatest performance ever?! All that and more this week 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Oct 1, 2023

Sep 29-Oct 5: Alec Baldwin is God, Bill Murray is lost in Japan, the Jamaican bobsled team triumphs, Homer wins a Grammy, a perfect GoodFellas follow-up, Grace Under Fire, Denzel’s out of time, a jukebox musical worth walking 500 miles, Michael Sheen masters sex, and happy anniversary Kenan Thompson. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Sep 29, 2023

Cloudy with a Chance of Puffy Shirts! The Rock's got his first giant role, a quiet movie about the last day of high school in the 70s slowly becomes a classic, Boy Meets World debuts, Dexter says goodbye, and CBS will unleash two of the biggest hits in television history. Miley wrecks it, the semi-forgotten inaugural MCU TV series, and Kevin McCallister KILLS! All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten.

Sep 16, 2023

Sept. 15-21: Martin Scorsese gets high-class, Bruce Willis is on a boat, the NYPD gets blue, Rocko gets modern, Martha Stewart conquers everything, thirteen-year-olds gone wild, Beyoncé fixes the choir, Hugh Jackman gets grim, Brooklyn cops get silly, and Diana gets her own movie. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Sep 9, 2023

Sept. 8-14: Bill Nye brings the science, Saved by the Bell has a new class, Ricki Lake and Ellen and Conan start talking, a brand-new Superman, Paul Giamatti is a comic-book legend, Kathleen Turner is undercover, HBO goes to the circus, Robert De Niro’s family gets meta, Eli Roth has the fever, British gangsters get peaky, and the Warner Bros. and the Warner sister Dot. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

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