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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 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.
Jul 7, 2016
Thirty, twenty and ten years ago this week we experienced a barrage of movies & games, including Big Trouble in Little China, Dead Man's Chest and Independence Day. Hulk Hogan turned on the fans, Sega unleashed its Sonic replacement and Psych debuts on USA.
Jun 29, 2016
We celebrate 30 years of Disney's Gummi Bears and Bowie's Goblin King, then leap to 1996 and remember Nutty Professor, Striptease and KMFDM tunes. 2006 brings us to Superman Returns and the second season of the Venture Brothers.
Jun 23, 2016
It's the 30th anniversary of Daniel-san's Okinawa adventures and My Little Pony's theatrical debut, later we discuss Arnold's erasing capabilities as well as Quake's influence in 1996, and finally we Click on over to Adam Sandler's attempted mix of comedy and sci-fi...
Jun 16, 2016
We discuss 30 years of Ferris Bueller - and the original Dragon Ball anime - before moving into 1996 and examining Matthew Broderick's run-in with a creepy Cable Guy. Flash to 2006 and we find Jack Black wrestling in Mexico while Fast & the Furious drifts through the streets of Tokyo and ECW takes over the Sci-Fi channel.
Jun 9, 2016
This week in 1986, the Droids cartoon ends while Ahnuld gets a Raw Deal. Flash to 1996 to see Billy Zane slam evil and Nicholas Cage storm Alcatraz. 2006 sees the debut of Cars and the Prairie Home Companion movie, and Nelly Furtado gets promiscuous.
Jun 2, 2016
30 years ago this week TJ Hooker ends its TV run and one of the biggest Japanese game series launches on the Famicom, while in 1996 Sean Connery plays a digital dragon and Rent wins a bunch of awards. In 2006, Moral Orel wraps its first season and Vince Vaughn argues with Jennifer Aniston.
May 26, 2016
This week 30, 20 and 10 years ago: Stallone is the cure for everything menacing 1986 moviegoers, Tom Cruise begins his impossible mission and an X-Men movie so bad Fox spent a decade making apology sequels. Plus the Flintstones turn 25 & remove "gay" from the theme song and LOST concludes its second season with a bang.
May 12, 2016
Johnny 5 springs to life in 1986 cinemas, while in 1996 the scourge of the Midwest lays waste to the box office. In 2006, Marvel's Civil War series sets the stage for a new status quo that lasts well into the 2010s. A busy week in any decade!
May 5, 2016
Richard Pryor becomes Jo Jo Dancer as Hardcastle & McCormick change their TV tune. In 1996 both Barb Wire and goth-em-up The Craft hit theaters. Then it’s a plus-sized Classic Corner as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Citizen Kane.... Read more
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