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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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Jul 27, 2017

This week... in 87, The Lost Boys pit the Coreys against vampires, Metroid rolls onto the NES, and Timothy Dalton debuts as James Bond. In 97, we try to Win Ben Stein's Money, but realize Air Bud is really raking in the bucks. In '07 we score with Mario Strikers Wii while laughing at Hot Rod.

Jul 20, 2017

This week in pop-culture history, 1987 showcases Superman's Quest for Peace and the sad story in La Bamba, while rocking with Guns N Roses' Appetite For Destruction. We're all dudes in 1997 with Good Burger, even President Harrison Ford on Air Force One! 2007 does whatever a Spider-Pig does with The Simpsons Movie as Harvey Birdman presents his last case.

Jul 13, 2017

1987 brings the violence as Jaws seeks revenge and Robocop seeks justice. 1997 gives us Missy Elliot in a puffy suit while Brendan Frasier strips down to play George of the Jungle. In 2007, Chuck and Larry get married while Mad Men makes us fall in love with Jon Hamm.

Jul 6, 2017

This week in pop culture history has a weird trio of movies as Full Metal Jacket, Brave Little Toaster, and Revenge of the Nerds 2 hit theaters. 1997 is walking on the sun with Smashmouth as Oz is locked up on HBO and theaters are graced with Contact and Princess Mononoke. 2007 is a bit more subdued as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix casts a spell on theaters as Greek gives ABC Family some edge.

Jun 29, 2017

Summer blockbuster season has arrived as 1987 brings us Adventures in Babysitting and Innerspace while Double Dragon hits arcades. 1997 goes galactic with Men in Black and Starfox 64, and 2007 crashes with the first live-action Transformers movie.

Jun 22, 2017
In 1987, Mel Brooks spoofs sci-fi with Spaceballs while Married With Children ends its first season. 1997 delivers a duo of classic flicks with Disney's Hercules and Face Off. 2007 warms our hearts with Ratatouille, before Chris Benoit nearly destroys the WWE with one disgusting act.
Jun 15, 2017
1987 starts with Steve Martin's nose making for a great romantic comedy as Roadblasters mixes racing and shooting for arcade fun. 1997 offers the unique choice of the corny Batman and Robin and the creepy My Best Friend's Wedding. 2007 offers up a comedy flop with Evan Almighty, but pays penance with Flight of the Conchords.
Jun 8, 2017
1987 pits Arnold Schwarzenegger against the most dangerous creature in the universe while Jack Nicholson charms The Witches of Eastwick. In 1997, Lois and Clark conclude their courtship while Sandra Bullock brings a new beau on a boat. 2017 has two big HBO milestones in The Sopranos' end and John From Cincinnati's start to make up for the mediocre Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Jun 1, 2017
This week: in 1987, John Lithgow meets sasquatch while Brian DePalma directs a crime epic. In 97, Nick Cage and some criminals fly the unfriendly skies while Buffy wraps her first season and Farrah Fawcett makes Letterman weird. In 07, Ducks fly atop the NHL, Dramatic Chipmunk surprises us, and Keyboard Cat plays us out!
May 25, 2017
This week: in 1987, Goofy and Dorf enter the sporting realm while the Golden Gate Bridge turns 50. In 1997, we say farewell to Freakazoid and hello to Hanson'. In 2007. Knocked Up impregnates us with laughter while Ashton Kutcher performs his final Punk.
May 18, 2017
This week: in 1987 we get a trio of big movies as The Chipmunks and Ernest make their movie debuts alongside Eddie Murphy's return to Beverly Hills and the first reveal of Star Trek Next Gen's cast. In 1997, two long-running comedies conclude as Roseanne and Wings say goodbye as we all say hello to The Lost World: Jurassic Park. 2007 brings the third Pirates of the Carribean movie while we watch the much-anticipated season finales of Heroes and Lost.
May 11, 2017
This week... in 1987 The Gate creeps out kids worldwide while BurgerTime confuses us about fast food. In 1997, George Costanza takes the summer off while Coach retires and Donald Trump meets Drew Carey. In 2007, the King of Queens relinquishes his throne, Jim and Pam FINALLY date, and the Halo 3 multiplayer beta begins!
May 4, 2017
This week... in 1987 it's Diane's last call on Cheers while The Cosby Show gives us a first look at A Different World. In 1997, we discover The Fifth Element and save some smile time for The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase. 2007 feels like 28 Weeks Later as the zombie series gets a sequel, cars have a weird week on reality TV, and David Jafee has a weird PS3 debut.
Apr 27, 2017
1987 is highlighted by an American Ninja sequel and Alf's fight with a big bug. Beyond the classic JRPG Wild Arms releasing, 1997 is big for comedy as Austin Powers shags his way into theaters, Frank Grimes hates Homer Simpson, Martin has an awkward finale, and Ellen Degeneres makes TV history. In 2007, we're pranked big time as Rickrolling is invented and Spider-Man 3 makes a joke out of the movie franchise.
Apr 20, 2017
In 1987, FOX finds themselves down and out with their first unsuccessful show, but David Bowie doesn't let us down. 1997 is a comedy bonanza as we visit Romy & Michelle's High School reunion, Seinfeld's turn as an anti-dentite, Homer's discovery of Mr. Sparkle, and yada yada yada. In 2007, we fall for Chocolate Rain, Sanjaya falls short of American Idol, and Stone Cold Steve Austin stuns audiences with The Condemned before Pokemon Diamond and Pearl capture our hearts.
Apr 13, 2017
30 years ago this week the Simpsons debuted on the Tracy Ullman show as GI Joe's big movie goes straight to VHS. This week in '97 brought us Angry Beavers and two hitman-y films, while 2007 saw Simon Pegg save the day.
Apr 6, 2017
This week in 1987, Michael J Fox reveals the Secret of His Success and Johnny Depp heads to Jump Street. 1997 saw a giant snake eat Jon Voight alive and Laddie charm the Simpsons, while in 07 Aqua Teen Movie Film hits theaters and Funny or Die launches.
Apr 1, 2017
Salve, citizen! It’s time for XXX XX X ,where we look back on what happened in the years 30, 20, and 10 AD, as the Judean Christians call it. Those were some big years in Rome and the rest of the empire, so let’s get to it!
Mar 30, 2017
30 years ago Max Headroom and the Tracy Ullman show captivated TV viewers, while 20 years ago brought us Chasing Amy and a JCVD + Dennis Rodman team up. This week also marks 10 years of Grindhouse and Trump shaving Vince McMahon's head.
Mar 23, 2017
This week in '87, Fraggle Rock ends with a touching finale, then in 1997 the Nintendo 64 gets the best destruction-based game of all time as the Power Rangers hit theaters for a second time. 2007 sees the end of HBO's Rome and Will Ferrell's Blades of Glory.
Mar 16, 2017
This week in '87, Robert Townsend told the black actor's story in Hollywood Shuffle. Liar Liar and Toonami debuted in '97, plus Stone Cold's infamous battle with Bret Hart changed wrestling history. Then in '07 we witnessed a one-off Ninja Turtles film.
Mar 9, 2017
This week in 1987, Bruce Campbell defends a cabin and a very special episode of Family Ties tugs at our hearts. 1997 marks 20 years of the remastered Return of the Jedi and the debut of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 10 years ago Kratos returned to the PS2 and slayed even more Greek gods in God of War II.
Mar 2, 2017
In 1987 we get two classic flicks with Lethal Weapon and Raising Arizona as we say goodbye to Silver Spoons and The A-Team. 1997 brings the debuts of Daria and Turok while Howard Stern's biopic rules theaters. In 2007, Randy Marsh gets in big trouble for using a slur while 300 answers the question... "Is this Sparta?"
Feb 23, 2017
A winner is us in 1987 as we discuss NES' Pro Wrestling, Some Kind of Wonderful, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. 1997 gets raunchy with Booty Call, Sex and Candy, and Al Bundy getting dumped. When 2007 rolls around, Tim Allen takes to the road in Wild Hogs, Samuel L. Jackson tries to tame Christina Ricci in Black Snake Moan, and we learn who is truly smarter than a fifth grader.
Feb 16, 2017
1987 brings Contra to arcades and has The Smiths singing about how music is sad, while 1997 brings our minds on a strange trip down Lost Highway to a Namco Museum. In a packed 2007, we discuss Reno 911: Miami's move to theaters, pinpoint the worst Lost episode ever, and wax nostalgic on Crackdown and Sonic and the Secret Rings.
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