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.
Feb 9, 2017
This week in 87 brought us both Over the Top AND Mannequin, then 1997 sees the end of Disney's Gargoyles, the first Mario Kart sequel and That Darn Cat. In 2007, Nicholas Cage finally gets to be a super hero while Tim & Eric baffle the nation.
Feb 2, 2017
This week in 1987 brought us Michael J Fox as a serious rocker and Ray Charles in TWO sitcoms. Then in 1997, the Chris Rock Show debuts as Poochie's home planet needs him. 2007 saw the debut of Norbit, the end of MXC and bizarre innuendo in crystal-sex-RPG Ar tonelico.
Jan 26, 2017
Can you believe the remastered "special edition" of Star Wars is two decades old? Well, it is! Time to drone on about that, plus talk other notable moments from this week in 1987, 1997 and 2007.
Jan 19, 2017
In 1987 Cheers gets a flop spinoff, and Unsolved Mysteries spooks viewers nationwide. A decade later, Daft Punk debuts, Clinton cameos for cancer, and the Fish Called Wanda gang do another movie. Moving onto 2007, an iconic SNL character debuts, and Epic Movie fails to live up to its name.
Jan 12, 2017
The first Zelda sequel hit Japan this week in 87, but in 97 the whole world saw Chris Farley's Beverly Hills Ninja. Then in 2007 Pan's Labyrinth got a wider release and Jack Bauer returned for a sixth season, while millions experience World of Warcraft's first major expansion.
Jan 5, 2017
This week in 1987 saw the debut of Star Tours, while 1997 kicks off with the series premiere of King of the Hill, the PlayStation beginnings of Soul Calibur and Jackie Chan's First Strike. 2007 sees snow-covered shooter Lost Planet arrive on Xbox 360 and Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima gains a wider release as Rural Juror confuses 30 Rock.
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.