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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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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.

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.

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