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Hey Hey, We’re The Gories

2015-03-31

I was reading an article about garage rock, where I came upon The Gories, who are a Detroit area garage rock band. As such, I had to check them out, because it combined garage rock with Detroit. They inspired The White Stripes, you know. Anyway, the little bit of music I head was OK, I […]…

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More Like Scooby-Boo

2015-03-29

If you listened to our most recent episode of the podcast, where we talked about Cartoon Network, you know that I found out about The Scooby-Doo Project, a 1999 parody of The Blair Witch Project with the Mystery Machine Gang. I found it on YouTube, and I said I planned at watching it at some […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 88: Cartoon Network

2015-03-28 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 43s

We talked about Nicktoons, and now we turned our attention to the original shows that Cartoon Network debuted in the 90s. Also, some stuff that was apparently on TBS but felt like it was on Cartoon Network. Linkage! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Leave us a comment, subscribe, rate the show. Twither: @ExistentialPant, @ChrisXMorgan, @SethMacy Send us one […]…

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Grover’s Heart Will Go On

2015-03-27

In Celine Dion’s iconic song “My Heart Will Go On,” she’s all like “near, far, wherever you are.” This makes me think, “What if Grover sang this song?” He’s the muppet who’s all like “near, far” right? And he runs toward the screen or away from it? Anyway, here are the other muppets I’d like […]…

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Either Those Curtains Go Or I Do

2015-03-26

Do you remember baseball being on CBS? Because I do not. I know CBS as the sport for SEC football, the Sun Bowl, AFC NFL games, and college hoops. However, apparently they used to have the MLB on back in the day, including in the 90s. How did I find this out? Through Billy Joel […]…

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Stanley Pup

2015-03-25

The Ducks played hockey. I refer, of course, to the Ducks from the Mighty Ducks movies. They were a bunch of scrappy hockey playing underdogs. Air Bud played basketball, but he also played football and volleyball and soccer and maybe jai alai and stuff. So, my question is, why didn’t the Ducks play other sports. […]…

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Play That Funky Music, Artie

2015-03-24

We know very little about Artie, the Strongest Man in the World. Here are a couple things we do know. When the bandleader of Big Pete’s high school band tries to suck the fun out of it, Artie shows up to instill some joy back into music, leading the band in a rousing rendition of […]…

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The Talented Mr. Connors

2015-03-23

As I mentioned in the last post, I have been perusing new television channels I have recently. One is called Cozi, which is a name I don’t like, because they show mostly old sitcoms, and it feels like nostalgia is being evoked. It feels like “Isn’t it so cozy how familiar this is.” Snuggle up […]…

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Karate Elvises

2015-03-22

I now find myself with access to much more television channels than I used to have access to. I’ve been flipping around and finding stuff and et cetera. One time, I flipped over to TV Land. I mean, that channel isn’t new to me. I’ve had it on before. They used to show Get Smart […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 87: Madonna

2015-03-21 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 45s

Madonna. She was big in the 80s, and also existed in the 90s. So, we talked about her. Her music, and her movies. So we got to talk about A League of Their Own a bunch, which is pretty cool. Links! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Please, please, please give us, give us a rating or a comment […]…

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Teenagers Love Dharma & Greg

2015-03-20

The Teen Choice Awards do not discriminate. They are very inclusive. Which is to say, they have a million categories filled with a million nominations. Take, for example, Choice TV Comedy. For the two award shows dealing with stuff from the 90s, the 1999 and the 2000 show, there were nine and eight nominees. That’s […]…

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Let The Rhythm Take You Over

2015-03-19

Remember when “Latin music” was really big in the United States? I put it in scare quotes, because it wasn’t really “Latin music.” It was pop music being done by Latino dudes. The songs were in English and stuff! A few horns and maybe a marimba or two doesn’t change anything. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” […]…

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Own Wilson

2015-03-18

You can find clips and montages and what have you related to Daria on the YouTube, as I am sure Seth is well aware of, as Daria is his favorite show. He loves Daria and hates JNCO jeans. These are the two things I know about him. I was looking through them, and one grabbed […]…

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Hello, Dean? You’re A Stupidhead

2015-03-17

So I was looking at the cast of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. You know, the show with Dean Cain as Superman and Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane. They had a bunch of famous guest stars. Like, a surprising amount. How did this show get so many good guest stars? Because it […]…

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Nevertheless

2015-03-16

As I have mentioned before, I’ve been watching a lot of Frasier. Since it’s pretty much all I have been watching, it is overwhelming my pop culture world right now. So the one regular female character on the show is Daphne Moon, played by Jane Leeves. She is a delight on the show, but before […]…

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Precious Metals

2015-03-15

Remember the band Silverchair? They had a few albums in the 90s and were briefly fairly popular and were Australian or whatever? I remember their existence, although I could not tell you a single song by them. Anyway, had I been a member of an aspiring, on the rise Australian band, and I wanted to […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 86: Dumb And Dumber

2015-03-14 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 43s

We talk about Dumb and Dumber, the seminal gross out comedy starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. We also talk about Kingpin. And Spaceballs. And Sorority Boys. You know, all the kind of stuff you talk about in a podcast episode about Dumb and Dumber. Links: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Por favor, leave us a comment or […]…

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An Alien And A Hockey Player And A Dream

2015-03-13

As we all know, ALF ended its run in the 90s. Eventually, he had a talk show. However, in between that, it was a real fallow period for the erstwhile Gordan Shumway. A clear opportunity was missed for a buddy sitcom. The buddy in question? Ulf Samuelsson of course. If you are a hockey fan, […]…

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An Important Ethical Question. John Mellencamp Is Involved.

2015-03-12

I have a question I must broach, to myself, and then answer it myself. Do greatest hits compilations released in the 90s, but of songs not from the 90s, count as 90s pop culture? Or are these merely aspects of other pop culture being consolidated for consumption in a later decade for our conveniences. If […]…

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Strolling Through Major American Cities

2015-03-11

I just found out the song “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn came out in 1991. I had, up to this moment, assumed it was from the 70s or something. It seems like that kind of song. Maybe the 80s? But still, 1991, huh? That’s a surprise. Also, “Walking in Memphis” was, for me, one […]…

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Kiwi TV

2015-03-10

I decided to check out the history of New Zealand television. Why, I don’t know. I mean, was I thinking about Flight of the Conchords earlier today? Sure, and that probably played into it. I wanted to try and find what they were doing in the 90s in terms of original programming. New Zealand is […]…

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A Serious Discussion Of Great Import. It Involves Kimmy Gibbler.

2015-03-09

I’ve been watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to use my now traditional blog post lede wherein I tie what I am doing with pop culture currently into the topic for discussion. Naturally, I was reminded of television’s foremost Kimmy, Kimmy Gibbler. You know, the neighbor on Full House who was also friends with DJ. I […]…

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Bong Boy And The Bucket Of Truth

2015-03-08

I recently listened to the book Yes, Please by Amothy “Amy” Poehler. It’s a good book. It’s not as good as Tina Fey’s Bossypants, and so course these two must always be placed in direct competition with one another. I have been a fan of Poehler’s since even before she was on Saturday Night Live, […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 85: SNL

2015-03-07 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 56s

We’ve dabbled in discussion of Saturday Night Live before, but now we’ve decided to discuss the decade as a whole for the venerable sketch show. The highs. The lows. The Rob Schneiders. Also, Crash Test Dummies. Finger Linkin’ Good! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 There are things you can do on iTunes that would benefit us greatly as […]…

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I Am Not William Baldwin

2015-03-06

The nominations for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards are out. These tend to amuse me, because you get things like Channing Tatum being nominated for Best Shirtless Performance in Foxcatcher. Movies like American Sniper and Guardians of the Galaxy are up against one another. I mean, in a way, they feel less constrained about what […]…

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A Post About Nothing (More Than Another Seinfeld and Friends Comparison)

2015-03-05

A little while back, I wrote about my thoughts vis a vis the comparison between Seinfeld and Friends. My point was that part of what makes Seinfeld better is the fact that they were willing to accept the fact their characters were awful, instead of trying to thread the needle, and failing, like Friends did. […]…

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Tossed Salad And Obscure Television Networks

2015-03-04

I have finished my extended trip. It was a journey into the mouth of madness, and I have emerged a changed man. Changed for the better? When does anybody change for the better? So, you know, I haven’t had a ton of time to really delve into 90s pop culture. Did I listen to a […]…

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The Greatest Frank Of All

2015-03-03

(Note: My final pre-written, pre-scheduled post. After this, all future posts should be written in the present, and not the past. Or, at least, closer to the present. And all future crimes shall be stopped by precogs.) Look, these four days where I have been traveling like a Wilbury has been just stuff I like […]…

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Hey Smiley Strange

2015-03-02

(Note: This is post three of four of my traveling pre-scheduled posts. Enjoy, if it posted properly.) These pre-made posts, which are like making dinners in advance and then just heating them up when the time comes, has basically become a litany of my hobby horses for this blog. Which, you know, to be fair […]…

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Groening On Prom Night

2015-03-01

(Note: This is post two of my pre-scheduled posts for whilst I travel. Enjoy it in all its brevity.) Here’s a little thing about the creation of Futurama. I’m having trouble with the whole embedding thing, and it’s a poor day for that because I am doing all my pre-scheduled posts on this one day. […]…

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On The Road Again

2015-02-28

(Note: This is the first of four posts that I have scheduled to auto-publish while I am traveling. So, if you are reading this, all is well. I didn’t want to stop publishing whilst I traveled, to try and keep the whole consecutive posts thing going. Trying to get up to two straight years, and […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 84: The Weird Al Show

2015-02-27 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 39s

Weird Al. He’s a musician. He’s an author. He made a movie once. He put a bunch of musical videos on the internet. However, once upon a time, he had a televisual program for children. It was called The Weird Al Show. It has no connection to Al TV, his other television program. Did two […]…

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I Won’t Be There For You

2015-02-26

Parks and Recreation ended its run. It was a great show. I loved it. I am in love with it. The series finale was great. When people discuss Parks and Rec, they often discuss its positivity. It’s a warm show, inasmuch as it has been heated up in a microwave briefly. Also, because people are […]…

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Drop The Zero

2015-02-25

I just saw Cool as Ice for the first time. You know, the Vanilla Ice movie. It is so bad. It is, to put it as delicately as this movie deserves, fucking atrocious. It is staggering, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. And not even bad in a funny way, at least […]…

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Vampire VJs

2015-02-24

I was trying to remember something simple, yet of vital importance; who was the blonde lady on MTV News? The first name to pop to mind was Tabitha Soren, but it was not Tabitha Soren. Did you know she is married to the writer Michael Lewis? Fortunately, MTV VJs are cataloged very well on Wikipedia. […]…

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Teach Me How To Doogie

2015-02-23

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Oscars last night. He was fine, the best host in a few years. He didn’t order a pizza or take a selfie. He did do some magic. However, many moons ago, he was the titular star of Doogie Howser, M.D. Doogie Howser is a hilarious name, and also a show […]…

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Everybody Do The Dinosaur

2015-02-22

I just watched the Super Mario Bros. movie. Now, I can explain. It is offered for streaming through RiffTrax, so I watched it with the soothing jokes of Bill Corbett, Mike Nelson, and Kevin Murphy. However, the movie is even worse than I remembered. To be fair, I didn’t really remember it at all. I […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 83: Star Wars Special Edition

2015-02-21 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 46s

This week’s episode has more CGI in it than it used to, as we were joined by Joseph Scrimshaw to discuss the Star Wars Special Edition releases from 1997. Were the movies made better? Were they made worse? How did we manage to shoehorn in The Simpsons this week? The audio on this episode may […]…

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Jet JAG-uar

2015-02-20

So Colin Hay from Men at Work was a guest on the most recent episode of the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. It is a great episode, although a poor introductory episode, because you will need to know the extended background of Gillian Jacobs and Garry Marshall (please, call him Garry). Hay is funny on it, […]…

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It’s Like A Lava Lamp

2015-02-19

Give me a moment to talk about The Simpsons. However, it will be in a fashion that applies to many other pop cultural entities as well. This is me using The Simpsons as a way to talk to you all on a human level. I am hear to discuss when two shows come together for […]…

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John Wayne Shoots A Gremlin

2015-02-18

We talked about Gremlins 2: The New Batch on the podcast a while back, and at the time, we probably mentioned the movie version versus the home video version. When the film breaks in the movie as it played in theatres, Hulk Hogan shows up. When it broke on VHS, John Wayne showed up. Now, […]…

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Does Whatever A Spider Can

2015-02-17

Spider-Man. We all know him. We all love him. Except me, of course. I don’t find him all that interesting. He’s a spidered man. He’s been around for years. He’s been around the block. He’s a teenager. He wrestled Bonesaw McGraw. However, did anything with him happen in the 90s? After all, the movies didn’t […]…

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A Rare Video Game (A Video Game That Is Uncommon, Not A Video Game Made By Rare)

2015-02-16

There are many rare video games. Most of them have never darkened my door. I’ve never seen them, never played, none of that stuff. Maybe some old Nintendo games that are rare I’ve seen, because I had a buddy in high school and college (and also junior high school, basically most of my childhood/young adulthood) […]…

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Dr. Hartley, I’ve Never Felt Worse

2015-02-15

When we discussed Boogie Nights on our podcast, I mentioned many of the notable actors who are in the movie. However, at the time, I forgot to mention somebody in a small role. That person is Jack Riley. He plays Amber’s ex-husbands lawyer. I wish I had brought him up, and I am bringing him […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 82: The O.J. Trial

2015-02-14 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 47s

We were joined by Matt Clark so that Seth could talk about the O.J. Simpson trial. No, we have not become Serial. We do spend a lot of time talking about Kato Kaelin’s filmography. Thanks to Matt for joining us. He is on Twitter at @ClarkMatt. He is not the Matt Clark I went to […]…

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Non-90s Post: An F Troop Spec Script

2015-02-13

For one day only, I am breaking from writing about 90s pop culture. On Twitter, I said, somewhat jokingly, that I was going to write an F Troop spec script. F Troop, for those who don’t know, was a sitcom that aired from 1965 until 1967. I watched it on Nick at Nite in the […]…

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Molly Hardy And The Infinite Sherlock-Ness

2015-02-12

There have been a million twists and takes on Sherlock Holmes throughout the years. It’s a well-known character, and it’s also in the public domain, so that makes it a smart business proposition to put your own spin on. However, in the 90s, we had kind of a fallow period for Holmes takes. Zero Effect […]…

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Sin-Seeped Stories Of Troubled Teens

2015-02-11

It began with me reading about Don Steele, the legendary LA disc jockey who showed up in movies like Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and Gremlins. He was also in something called Rebel Highway in the 90s. This brought me to Rebel Highway. It was a 1994 thing on Showtime where dudes like Joe Dante, […]…

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That Makes Bill Murray Larger Than Life

2015-02-10

The other day I was flipping channels, a bygone, obsolete activity that I still, nonetheless, engage in periodically. I stumbled upon a motion picture with Bill Murray in it. Oh, what Bill Murray movie is this, I wondered to myself. Then, I saw an elephant. Bill Murray is in a movie with an elephant, I […]…

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Bebe’s Kids (Television Roles)

2015-02-09

So, I’ve been watching a lot of Frasier recently. I mentioned this once already, but I won’t go into detail, because I promise you, from my heart of hearts, that we will do a podcast episode about Frasier. The thing is, I’ve only seen the first two seasons of Cheers, which, if you don’t know, […]…

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So I Gots To Know; What Makes You So Funky?

2015-02-08

So, I have been watching a fair amount of Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law in the past few months. I found it online, and, given that it is only an 11 minute show, it would fit into my schedule if, say, I didn’t have 22 minutes for Frasier but I had 11 minutes for some […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 81: Failed Pilots

2015-02-07 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 44s

Sometimes, pilots are made for TV shows that don’t make it to air. Some of those pilots eventually find a cult following. In this modern era, it’s also possible to view them. We discussed three pilots from the 90s; Lookwell by Conan O’Brien and Robert Smigel, Pistol Pete by John Swartzwelder, and Heat Vision and […]…

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Gilbert Gottfried, The Compulsive Dog

2015-02-06

Hey, remember the remake of Dr. Dolittle? With Edward R. Murphy? The original Doc Do was nominated for some Oscars, including, I believe, Best Picture. It’s considered one of the worst movies to get an Oscar nod, and the remake is generally considered to be worse. It’s got a stellar cast though. Let us set […]…

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Old Man Rockford

2015-02-05

The Rockford Files is a TV show that aired from 1974 until 1980. I mean, January of 1980, but 1980 regardless. It’s a good show. I’ve seen a smattering of episodes. It’s a show where I skimmed Netflix for episodes that sounded interesting, and watched them. It’s a show about a private eye solving cases, […]…

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I Was Listening Too

2015-02-04

Sometimes, one of my blog posts is just plugging something else. Sometimes it is something I have done (like my MST3K book). Other times, it is something somebody else did. Previously, I threw a shout out to April Richardson’s Go Bayside! podcast, which is about Saved by the Bell. She’s gotten through the entire show […]…

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Grand Slam? More Like A Strikeout!

2015-02-03

So, the Super Bowl just happened. It was great. Throwing the ball at the 1-yard line wasn’t as bad of an idea as many have said. Then, they showed an episode of The Blacklist. It got huge ratings, because that’s what happens. That’s the way it rolls for Super Bowl lead out shows. Every year, […]…

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An Excuse To Write About Josie And The Pussycats

2015-02-02

In 1999, Rachel Leigh Cook starred in the movie She’s All That. I haven’t seen it. I have no interest in seeing it. I only mention it because Cook also starred in Josie and the Pussycats, but that came out in 2001. As such, I needed  a work around so I could write about it, […]…

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Not Sick, And Perhaps Quite Well

2015-02-01

You know all those musician type people from the 90s that were in goofy one hit wonder bands and then had success doing other stuff under the radar? You know, Linda Perry from Four Non Blondes? That guy from Semisonic? Well, add Sean Nelson to that list. Whom is Sean Nelson? Well, he was in […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 80: Boogie Nights

2015-01-31 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 40s

A movie about the 70s from the 90s shall be discussed in the 2010s on a podcast. Also, the movie is about the 80s too. Also, the movie is Boogie Nights, the P.T. Anderson vehicle. Seth was seeing it for the first time. How did he feel? How did we feel? How does it feel? […]…

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Better Money Than Ben Stein’s Money

2015-01-30

Remember Win Ben Stein’s Money? You know, the game show that combined the odious individuals Ben Stein and Jimmy Kimmel? Sure, they were relatively affable on the show, and it was a pretty good game show. The questions were challenging, and it was marginally funny. You didn’t get to actually win Ben Stein’s money, which […]…

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The Real Life Gambit

2015-01-29

Tomorrow Never Dies is a flawed movie, which makes it different than all those perfect movies that are made. Pierce Brosnan only got to lead one good James Bond movie, and it was his first, Goldeneye. Tomorrow Never Dies is a middling Bond affair, with a forgettable villain and not great Bond girls. However, the […]…

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Let That Camera Roll

2015-01-28

Here are a couple things about America’s Funniest Home Videos, which I feel had its heyday during the 90s. It existed afterward, sure, but those glory days, those Bob Saget days? That’s the 90s. One, it’s a garbage show. It’s one of the worst, most inane, and idiotic things ever on television. I just can’t […]…

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Heroes And Golfing Villains

2015-01-27

Say what you will about Adam Sandler’s films. Like, say they are bad, because a lot of them are. The jokes are sophomoric and inane. The plots are flimsy. The acting is poor. The emotional moments baldly manipulative in an ineffectual way. We talked about Sandler’s 90s movies in a podcast episode, so you can […]…

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Teenage Rap Session

2015-01-26

So apparently the internets is abuzz with memes and such from A Very Brady Sequel, the sequel to The Brady Bunch Movie. It’s all Jan and Marcia centric and apparently is being bolstered by teenagers watching the movie on Netflix. Here’s what I have to say to these teens. Let’s have a rap session. I’ve […]…

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NOTE: Wikipedia Can Be Edited By Anybody

2015-01-25

As a person who often peruses Wikipedia for inspiration for these blog posts, you run across all sort of idiosyncratic entries from people. Sometimes, it becomes clear that a person only wrote one little part of one larger text. Take, for example, the page for the episodes of The Adventures of Pete and Pete. I […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 79: Neutral Milk Hotel

2015-01-24 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 48s

The only podcast I ever loved was born with roses in its eyes. Anywho, we were joined, once again, by Andrew Unterberger, this time to discuss Neutral Milk Hotel’s seminal album In the Aeroplane Over the sea. April Ludgate loves it. Do you? Thanks to Andrew for joining us for a second time. He is […]…

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Scandals And Animals Indeed

2015-01-23

One of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld is “The Merv Griffin Show.” It’s a silly episode, yes, one of the absurd later episodes. However, it is absurd in a way that I enjoy. I mean, Kramer turns his apartment into the set of The Merv Griffin Show. Every moment on that set amuses me, and […]…

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A Dangerous Aria

2015-01-22

I have been watching Frasier for the first time recently. I won’t go into much detail, because we will probably talk about it on the podcast someday, and also because I’ve only seen like 15 episodes. I have very much enjoyed it so far, though. I’ve written before about The Simpsons episode “Brother From Another […]…

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Self-Promotion Disguised As A Blog Post

2015-01-21

You all know me. Know how I make a living. You may also remember me mentioning my book on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Especially if you’ve listened to the podcast, because I mention it all the time like an asshole. Anyway, for one last time, I am going to be promoting it, because the book […]…

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It’s Alright, Because We’re All Magic

2015-01-20

Saved by the Bell was about some wacky teens having wacky adventures. They live, they learn, they laugh, and they even love. The leader of the pack is Zack Morris. He’s a dreamer and a schemer, and also he can stop time. Yeah, that’s right, he can stop time. He keeps going, but the world […]…

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Just When Rocky Thought He Was Out, They Pulled Him Back In

2015-01-19

The first two Godfather movies are considered classics. Personally, I am not a fan of the second one really, but the first one is a stone cold classic to me . Then, there is The Godfather Part III. People like to dismiss it. They don’t even really count it. They don’t play it on TV […]…

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Rachel Green Says “Hello, Newman”

2015-01-18

Since we just talked about Friends on the podcast, I thought I’d write about something I just sort of saw some of for the first time. You may know that one of Jennifer Aniston’s first notable roles was in The Edge. What you may not know is that this was a FOX sketch comedy show. […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 78: Friends

2015-01-17 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 48s

We decided to discuss an obscure show from the 90s called Friends this week. Please indulge us in this frivolity. Joining us was Amanda Jorda, who brought advanced knowledge of this televisual program to the show. Thanks to Amanda for joining us. You can find her on the Twitter at @AmandaJorda. Nobody else has anything […]…

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Organize Your Life The Daria Way

2015-01-16

Daria. We all know it’s Seth’s favorite show. It had a couple of multimedia bits of accoutrement that stemmed from it. One was 1999’s Daria’s Sick, Sad Life Planner. This was basically a computer, well, life planner. Day planner, whatever you want to call it. It had a journal, for notes and stuff, an address […]…

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A Real Big Situation

2015-01-15

I have never seen the Richard Linklater moving picture Dazed and Confused. I’ve actually never seen any Linklater movie, but that’s neither here nor there. We’ve discussed doing Dazed and Confused for the podcast, but I’d have to watch it, and I remain lukewarm on the notion of that, and I already watched Hackers so […]…

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Before The Cream Sits Out Too Long

2015-01-14

A little while back, I was watching Batman Returns in bits and pieces. I had not seen any of it in a while, or really thought about it much. It’s not good like the first Tim Burton Batman, or the Adam West Batman. It’s not humorously bad like Batman & Robin. It’s just sort of […]…

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Secretary Of Partying Down!

2015-01-13

In honor of the college football championship game, as more and more I decide on my blog posts based upon what’s happened recently because I need the prompting at this point, allow me to discuss one of my most favorite Simpsons episode. I speak, of course, of “Homer Goes to College,” one of a handful […]…

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The Flaming (Golden) Globes of Sigmund

2015-01-12

So, the Golden Globes happened. Do I have anything to say about it? Not really. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are awesome, but they didn’t do much, and yes I actually watched some of this ceremony what of it? The Golden Globes are fairly silly, but it’s all good in the ‘hood. The Double G’s […]…

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A Reasonable Idea

2015-01-11

Last night’s season premiere of Mytbusters, shout out to Grant, Kari, and Tory who are no longer with the show, was an episode after my heart, because they did Simpsons myths. They did Bart flushing a cherry bomb in one of my least favorite episodes of the show, “Crepes of Wrath,” and they did Homer […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 77: Power Rangers

2015-01-10 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 42s

Yeah, for some reason we talked about Power Rangers. We also spend a lot of time talking about the career of the woman who played the original Pink Ranger. There was some movies and some video games and a whole bunch of stuff. Links? iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Por favor subscribe, leave a comment, and rate the […]…

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Rollercoaster, Of Music

2015-01-09

You know what was a great tour probably? The Rollercoaster Tour. What was the Rollercoaster Tour? Why, it was a brief musical tour in Great Britain featuring four bands. What were these four bands? Blur, Dinosaur Jr., The Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine. Now, to me, that’s a fantastic selection of musics. […]…

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The Ballad Of Herby Scroggins

2015-01-08

Drew Carey has been hosting The Late, Late Show this week as the show makes its transition from Craig Ferguson, who was my favorite host, to James Corden, who I know very little about and also maybe his last name is Corben? I think it’s Corden, though. Anyway, Carey has been pretty mediocre, especially at […]…

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Like A Group, But Super

2015-01-07

Wikipedia has a super big listing of supergroups. Like, in its very nature it lowers the threshold for a “supergroup” to quite a degree. I have not heard of most of these bands, or the people who make them up. There simply can’t be that many supergroups, if you define a “supergroup” as being a […]…

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Circle Gets The Square

2015-01-06

I’ve written about the 90s version of Match Game before. Now, I turn my attention to Hollywood Squares, a far inferior show. The 90s Match Game wasn’t as good as the salad days of that show, when they had Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly and such. All they had was George Hamilton and Judy […]…

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Bane Wears A Fedora In Batman & Robin

2015-01-05

I don’t really have anything to say beyond the title of this particular blog post. I saw a bit of Batman & Robin yesterday. It’s even worse than I recalled. There is a god damn rocket ship in it. However, and most importantly, at one point Bane wears a fedora. I couldn’t find a picture […]…

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Behold, A Saxaphone Playing Alien

2015-01-04

As discussed in our recent ALF episode of the podcast, here are the amazing opening credits from the later episodes of ALF. Nothing more needs to be said.   You can find Chris Morgan on the Twitter…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 76: ALF Series Finale

2015-01-03 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 52s

ALF is more of a 80s thing, aside from its resurgence in Pog form, but it aired some episodes in 1990, including its series finale, “Consider Me Gone.” We were joined by Joe Petty for the conversation, as he has been working on some ALF stuff recently. We also talk about ALF’s talk show, which […]…

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A Winning Combination

2015-01-02

The following bit combines three aspects of 90s pop culture into one joke. I cannot tell you the three things, because it will spoil the joke. Here we go. Carnac the Magnificent places an envelope up to his head… “Oh behave.” Carnac opens the envelope… “What a teacher said to a rambunctious Sandra Oh.” Goodbye. […]…

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All Aboard The Money Train

2015-01-01

It is a new year. While New Year’s isn’t quite as common in pop culture as, say, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, or Rosh Hashanah, it’s up there. There’s parties and sometimes romance.  So, as is my wont, I decided to look up movies set “around New Year.” This is as close as Wikipedia will get. […]…

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Gag Me With A Copy Of The Great Mom Swap

2014-12-31

Valerie Harper technically counts as 90s pop culture! I know she’s mostly known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern and for Valerie aka Valerie’s Family aka The Hogan Family, and those are not 90s things, but she was in stuff in the 90s. She was in two episodes of Touched by an Angel and Melrose Place. She […]…

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Conn!

2014-12-30

Adam Scott is a fine actor, a good straight man, and a humorous gentleman. He’s also one of the hosts of one of my favorite podcasts, U Talkin’ U2 To Me? Scott and Scott have made a podcast about a band I feel completely ambivalent about fantastic. Also, did Fanta, the soda company, ever think […]…

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Bill Pullman’s Sleep Cycle

2014-12-29

I knew Bill Pullman was in While You Were Sleeping. I’ve never seen it, and I don’t know what Pullman does in it. I think it has to do with Sandra Bullock and a guy in a coma and she pretends to be his fiance or something. What I just found out, though, is that […]…

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T’Basco In Funkville

2014-12-28

There is a game called Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls, which doesn’t make sense as a title, mostly because why drop the “w’ on “wreckin’.” I get dropping the “g,” of course. That’s just classic cool guy speak. I played it, but I don’t necessarily remember it. It had balls that had faces and personalities and you […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 75: Bad Movies with Bill Corbett

2014-12-27 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 42s

You guys! We talked about bad movies from the 90’s with Bill Corbett! I shouldn’t have to say anything else! In fact, I refuse to! With every fiber of my being! Instead, let me just thank Bill for his time, and let you know that you can find him on Twitter at @BillCorbett. He’s, of […]…

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Electricity Men And Doubled Dragons

2014-12-26

Sometimes, a Noid needs to be avoided. Sometimes, a bear tells you to avoid forest fires. Sometimes, an electricity man teaches you about electricity. I speak, of course, of Reddy Kilowatt. Mr. Kilowatt was, apparently, some sort of character generated to teach people about electricity or something. You know, information. It started way back in […]…

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Santa, Forever Our Regular Saturday Night Thing

2014-12-25

You know how we do. And shout out to the person who uploaded this onto YouTube, because their username is itself a shout out to Sir Graves Ghastly, the Detroit area horror host. Merry Christmas. As Santa Claus would say, “Love in an elevator/livin’ it up while I’m goin’ down.”   You can find Chris […]…

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Santa Never Dies, But Elves Do

2014-12-24

So, you know, Christmas stuff. I’m still looking at Christmas stuff for posts. I was perusing shows that had done Christmas episodes, and saw some show called Woops! The exclamation point is part of the title of the show. I was not excited about finding a show called Woops. Naturally, I was intrigued. Do you […]…

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Jeff Foxworthy’s Other Christmas Song

2014-12-23

Before, presumably last Christmas, I wrote about Jeff Foxworthy’s “Christmas” “song,” “Redneck 12 Days of Christmas.” However, I just found out that the VERY NEXT YEAR he had another Christmas single. It’s called “‘Twas the Night After Christmas.” My guess is rednecks are still involved. It wasn’t as big of a hit as his first. […]…

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Nothing Funny

2014-12-22

Here is a video of the very good Australian musician Courtney Barnett performing a cover of The Lemonheads song “Being Around” from the 1993 album Come On Feel The Lemonheads. It’s a great cover. That’s all. I don’t have any jokes. I’m not being wacky or facetious. I just genuinely think it is a great […]…

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Ace must find out what happen to the salmon.

2014-12-21

Did you know there was an Ace Ventura: Pet Detective animated series? I just found out. It aired for two seasons on CBS, and then, inexplicably, it got a third season in 1999-2000 on Nickelodeon. Of course, it’s only inexplicable because the first two seasons ran from 1996-1997. Well, one episode aired in 1995. It […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 74: Christmas TV Specials

2014-12-20 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 58s

Boo! Welcome to our Christmas episode. We were joined by J.M. McNab from Rewatchability for a wide ranging conversation covering various television specials as well as Christmas episodes of many a 90s television show. Do we talk about Home Improvement? Do you even need to ask? Thanks to J.M. for joining us. You can find […]…

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Treating Puppet Cat GIFs Like A Carton Of Cigarettes

2014-12-19

It is six days to Christmas, and, in honor of that, here are six GIFs of your hero and mine, the Salem puppet from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Why am I doing this? One, I am taking the “smoke an entire carton of cigarettes” approach to quitting my clear addiction to these GIFs. Two, I’m […]…

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DrugCo’s Corporate Structure

2014-12-18

A lot of randos appeared on The Drew Carey Show. That show loved its guest stars, and also didn’t really care about continuity or logic, putting having fun and doing goofy stuff first. Daffy Duck is credited as playing himself, for example. However, two names stuck out for me, because they are very different people, […]…

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Chris Farley IS The Buddha Of Suburbia

2014-12-17

So I was poking around on the internet, reading about David Bowie, as one does. Bowie was on my mind because Spotify says I’ve listened to him a bunch, which feels true. He shows up in my Spotify Radio quite a bit, and also I listen to “Modern Love” a lot, because that song is […]…

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In Honor Of Swedish Medical Center

2014-12-16

Somehow, in over 500 episodes, I have not managed to really discuss Tom Green, a major figure, some would say a scourge, of 90s pop culture. If you do not remember Thomas “Tommy” “Tom” Green, for a brief moment, he was sort of the king of lowbrow comedy. He had a TV show on MTV. […]…

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Nuclear Leg Drop Holocaust

2014-12-15

Hulk Hogan is one of the most famous wrestlers of all-time. However, as any wrestling aficionado knows, his work rate wasn’t great, and his selection of moves were pretty middle of the road. After all, his finisher was a running leg drop. By modern standards, that’s, like, a move you do at the beginning of […]…

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The Sight Of The Smell Of Fear

2014-12-14

I just watched Anchorman 2 for the first time. Anchorman the first is a great movie, and I thought Anchorman the second was quite good, but it is also ridiculous and super silly and stuff. It reminded me, first, of Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, but then I was reminded of the Naked Gun films. […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 73: Goodfellas

2014-12-13 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 47s

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to avoid tritely referencing the movie Goodfellas while letting you know we discussed it this week. Success! Usually, we only discuss blockbusters and what have you, but Goodfellas is a well-known, much beloved movie and you can only talk about movies such as Batman & Robin […]…

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Some Sort Of Boogen

2014-12-12

P.T. Anderson has a new movie coming out soon called Inherent Vice. In fact, by the time you read this, in some small, cool sections of the country, it will already be out. So, in honor of this film, which I am very excited for because I am a big P.T. Anderson fan, I wanted […]…

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Capitalism Stole My Breakfast Cereal

2014-12-11

Are you familiar with the cereal Cruncheroos? They have no connection to Dunkeroos, which were a snack that had a kangaroo for a mascot and involved dunking cookies into frosting. They could have just frosted the cookies but, I don’t know, that’s not fun? Who cares. Cruncheroos, though, were a cereal that were basically Cheerios […]…

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An Excuse For A Newfound Recurring Bit

2014-12-10

You know what show had Christmas episodes? Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Four of them aired in the 90s, including one called “Sabrina, Nipping at Your Nose.” Did Sabrina become Jack Frost in that episode? Was she freezing stuff? Or was this romantic nose nipping? Was their romance in that show? I have to imagine Sabrina […]…

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‘Twas The Cliched Episode Titling Conceit

2014-12-09

It’s time to start doing Christmas-y type posts again. You know, the holidays and all that, and also because it gives me stuff to right about. I’ve done like 500 of these, dudes. Sometimes I need a cajoling. I am human, and I need to be cajoled. Anyway, some shows have done a Christmas episode […]…

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Different Kinds Of Dungeons

2014-12-08

I’m sure I have written about The Dungeon of Doom to some degree on this blog. You know, the mid 90’s heel wrestling stable that feuded with Hulk Hogan? They hung out in, like, an actual dungeon, or a facsimile thereof, with The Master and then his crew. It was mostly Kevin Sullivan as The […]…

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Some Beagles Are Bigger Than Others

2014-12-07

I never really got into Peanuts. The comical strip, that is. Not the foodstuff. The foodstuff I’m OK with. Like, if they are dry roasted or honey roasted, or roasted in some capacity, that’s cool. Peanut butter, though? Meh. Anyway, I’m talkin’ bout Charles Schultz strip about Snoopy and Charles “Charlie” Brown and such. I […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 72: Shania Twain’s Come On Over

2014-12-06 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 52s

Shania Twain’s Come On Over is one of the highest selling albums of all time, and the only album that has any songs by Twain you’ve heard of. So, naturally, we decided to discuss it. Also, did you know that Seth has dogs? You will after you listen to this episode. We did our best […]…

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The Rigidity Of Calendars

2014-12-05

Counting Crows have two big hits. You got your “Mr. Jones” and you’ve got your “A Long December.” That latter song is a solemn, contemplative one, and Courtney Cox was in the musical video. Here’s the thing, though. Adam Duritz sings about how it has been a long December, but all Decembers are the same […]…

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Monsters Of Sports

2014-12-04

Comedy Central has become a bit cable network, with the shows like South Park and The Daily Show and Straight Plan for the Gay Man. However, once upon a time, they were a fledgling network looking for material. Some of it stuck. That is to say, MST3K stuck. Many of them were forgotten. Like Sports […]…

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Not Port-A-San

2014-12-03

I learned something new today, and it has nothing to do with Husker Du songs. In the film Surf Ninjas, which we discussed on our podcast with great joy, the mystical land that the boys come from is called Patusan. However, Patusan is apparently the name of a place that has popped up in other […]…

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John And The Argonauts

2014-12-02

I learned something whilst listening to sporting podcast Hang Up and Listen. John Candy loved the Toronto Argonauts. He was a co-owner in the early 90s, along with Wayne Gretzky and legendary crook Bruce McNall. They won a Grey Cup whilst he owned them. For those who don’t know, that’s basically their Super Bowl, but […]…

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Another Post About The Simpsons

2014-12-01

I know, in practice, there are countless more bits of 90’s pop culture I have not touched upon. So much I could research and read up on and write about. I have not touched on every TV show I have seen, ever movie I viewed, every song I listened to. Maybe I have talked about […]…

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Witch Cat

2014-11-30

So, I just found out a couple of amusing things about the character Salem from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. I am only tangentially aware of him as a talking cat on a TV show with Melissa Joan Hart, who is currently kicking ass and taking names for Walmart. I used a GIF of him in […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 71: Batman & Robin

2014-11-29 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 49s

ICE to have you listening to this episode of the podcast, wherein we chit chat about the 1997 motion picture Batman & Robin. You’ve got your Mr. Freeze and your Batgirl and so on and so forth. It’s a sight to behold. Lincs! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Please rate the show, leave us a comment, subscribe, and […]…

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Some Boats Are On Rivers

2014-11-28

As I was watching footed ball, and watching the Detroit Lions emerge victorious (actually it was after this that the events I am about to relay happened), I flipped over to the motion picture Maverick. It is a film starring Mel Gibson, which, in these modern times, is always a bit awkward, especially when he […]…

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Turkey Day

2014-11-27

TURKEY. DAY.   You can find Chris Morgan on the Twitter…

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Black Hanksday

2014-11-26

In honor of Thanksgiving, and the fact I sat down to write with nothing in mind and with a hard out in a few minutes, let us celebrate Hanksgiving. That is, Tom Hanks. The actor, not the seismologist. What is the best 90’s Tom Hanks movie? Not Forrest Gump. That movie is bad, as we […]…

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You Sunk John Swartzwelder’s Battleship

2014-11-25

John Swartzwelder is a legendary comedy writer, the most prolific writer in Simpsons history. He is also a legendary eccentric. There are many known stories out there in the ether, and also some that I got straight from former Simpsons writer Jay Kogen when I bothered him by asking him for some insight on the […]…

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Basic Chemical Reactions

2014-11-24

First, an amendment to my last post. At the time, I was trying to deduce how to spell the name Merle. You know, like Merle Haggard. I figured Meryl didn’t work, because that looks like Meryl Streep’s name. I went with Merrill in the end. That too, though, is probably more of a way to […]…

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Cletus? Cousin Merril? Big Hungry Joe?

2014-11-23

There is an episode of The Simpsons entitled “Brother From Another Series.” Have you heard of The Simpsons? It doesn’t come up a lot here, but it’s a pretty big deal. Anyway, this is a really good episode, and my favorite Sideshow Bob episode. It is the one where he “goes straight” and works at […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 70: Hackers

2014-11-22 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 55s

Hackers is the great love of Seth’s life (don’t tell his wife and children) so we finally got along to talking about it, because I finally got around to watching it. If you’ve ever wanted to see a film that encompasses either a vision of the 90’s from the 1940’s or from the 2040’s, then […]…

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Chasing Angela Crazy

2014-11-21

Thanksgiving, right? It’s a way to think of a thing to write about. It’s also an easy way to find an episode of some humorous show to write about or whatever. Take, for example, Boy Meets World. They had two Thanksgiving episodes. One was called “Turkey Day.” That’s pretty basic. I don’t know anything about […]…

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Homer Simpson Lives On The Second Floor

2014-11-20

How long has it been since I wrote about The Simpsons? Probably not very long, by the standards of all topics, but, in terms of my returning to The Simpsons as a topic, it has been awhile. So, let me take another moment to praise a show I have praised a million times. In the […]…

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Bleep Bloop Heavy Metal

2014-11-19

This week, Metallica are doing a sort of residence on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. They were a guest on Monday, and they are doing musics every night. I do not like Metallica. I do not like “heavy metal,” as the kids call it. I know Metallica is the “pop” heavy metal band, […]…

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Toby Huss, Superstud

2014-11-18

There is an episode of Seinfeld called “The Junk Mail.” It’s a weird one. It’s probably the episode I’ve seen the least, because it doesn’t really work for me. ‘Cuz it’s weird. Dana Gould is in it, but that’s not what’s important here. I’m here to talk about the character of Jack. Elaine falls in […]…

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I Can, In Fact, Wait

2014-11-17

I have never seen the 1998 film Can’t Hardly Wait. It seems like it was made for teen agers at the time, and like older teenagers. Teenagers who can see the finish line of their high school careers. It is, after all, about a post-graduation party. But not, like, a “graduation party,” of which I […]…

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Aack!

2014-11-16

If you are anything like me, whenever you hear the name Cathy, your immediate response is to say, aloud or within your brain, “Aack!” This is because of, naturally, the comic strip Cathy. You know the one. It existed for a million years. Cathy wore bathing suits all the time but they didn’t fit and […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 69: Pokemon

2014-11-15 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 59s

We chose to cover Pokemon, and the wide gamut it runs, in this episode of the podcast. We also chose to have Max Scoville as a guest. Choosing things is a big part of the Pokemon ethos, you see. Video games. Cartoons. Some sort of thing with cards. It’s all covered. Also, The Simpsons. Thanks […]…

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Fare Thee Well Love

2014-11-14

Listen to the album Alvvays by Alvvays. Do it. It’s great. It’s the album of the year. It’s one of the best albums in recent memory. I love it. What does it have to do with the 90’s? Nothing, but I can tie it in! Thus, I can justify mentioning an album I love from […]…

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Cam Neely Scored 395 Career Goals

2014-11-13

Dumb and Dumber, improbably, has a sequel coming out soon. The original, is, of course, really a star vehicle for Cam Neely. You may know Neely as an excellent hockey player. Others know him as the guy who played Sea Bass in Dumb and Dumber, a kind of antagonist character. However, this is not the […]…

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The Underserved Indie Cookbook Market

2014-11-12

Recently, on Twitter, I made a joke about a Neutral Milk Hotel cookbook called I Will Bury You In Thyme. This is based on the Neutral Milk Hotel rarity “I Will Bury You In Time,” which I have heard, because I am one of those guys who tracked down everything Jeff Mangum has done. So […]…

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No Barrels, No Rolls

2014-11-11

Star Fox 64, if it is remembered for anything, is barrel rolls, and the encouragement thereof. It was a fine game, one of the first I ever beat without the use of a gaming genie. There were a lot of things you could do with your space plane, but one of them was a barrel […]…

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Time Ball

2014-11-10

Last night, the characters of Futurama appeared on a crossover episode with The Simpsons. Now, I love The Simpsons, and I love the late Futurama and… I liked this. However, this was not the first crossover episode. It may be the first one to feature a show that had been cancelled. I don’t know. Networks […]…

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I Want My Al TV

2014-11-09

We’re all busy here, and I don’t owe you anything. So just watch a clip from Al TV where he “interviews” Madonna. And it really looks like Weird Al is wearing a wig.   You can find Chris Morgan on the Twitter…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 68: Blink-182

2014-11-08 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 56s

This week, we discuss the 90’s output of the “pop punk” band Blink-182, focusing on their breakout hit Enema of the State. Seriously, if you want to hear us talk Chesire Cat, you might be disappointed. Also, if you like Blink-182, you might be disappointed. Spoiler alert. !skniL iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Why don’t you stop being […]…

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Dave Coulier Gets Slimed

2014-11-07

Let me tell you a little something about the 1990 Kids’ Choice Awards. The third award show overall, and the first of the 90’s. Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, and David Faustino hosted. Dave Coulier got slimed. So did Wil Wheaton. MC Hammer played “U Can’t Touch This,” but he was not slimed. He was 2 […]…

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Please, Mr. Music, Will You Play?

2014-11-06

Sketch comedy is sort of making a comeback in these modern times. You’ve got your Inside Amy Schumer, your The Birthday Boys and, most aptly for this post, Key & Peele. That show is mostly a two-hander for two idiosyncratic performers and comedians. This also could be used to describe the old British sketch show […]…

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The Lost Craig

2014-11-05

Do you remember when Craig Kilborn hosted The Daily Show? No, of course you don’t. Nobody does. Well, of course, in truth, a smattering of people do, but they only really speak of those days with disdain and derision. The Daily Show is Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart is The Daily Show. Do you remember when […]…

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TGI Reference Humor

2014-11-04

On the most recent episode of Mulaney, a show I review for Paste Magazine for those interested, there was a secondary plot wherein a character watched Friends for the first time, and starts talking about Friends and doing bits about Friends and stuff. It was incumbent on people’s knowledge of Friends, and its place as […]…

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The Very Least I Can Do

2014-11-03

Look, I genuinely can’t think of anything to write about right now. I can’t think of a video on the YouTube to show you or whatever. I am at an impasse. Could I wait until later and try and think of something? Sure. I also thought about just taking a clip from the new Simpsons […]…

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Blackjack Richard Mulligan

2014-11-02

Sometimes in life, an unusual thing happens, and you find yourself watching a spinoff of a show that you had never seen. That is to say you have never seen the original. The spinoff is essentially sui generis to you, and yet you watch it anyway. Maybe you don’t even realize it is a spinoff. […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 67: Tommy Boy

2014-11-01 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 44s

This episode is technically about Tommy Boy, the Chris Farley and David Spade movie. It is also, in part, about Chris Farley’s career in general, and also it involves quite a lot of talk about Cedar Point, America’s Roller Coast. Minnesota Lynx! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Please rate the show and subscribe, and perhaps also leave a […]…

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Slobs V. Snobs, In A Squared Circle

2014-10-31

You know what wrestling needed more of? Slobs taking on snobs. Take, for example, The Godwinns versus Hunter Hearst Helmsley. You had your Henry O. Godwinn and your Phineas I. Godwinn, who were good ol’ boy Southern pig farmers. They did do an inverted DDT for their finisher, which I thought was a really cool […]…

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The Legend Of Curly’s Obsessed Fandom

2014-10-30

The San Francisco Giants have won yet another World Series. And so, I am here to talk about the most prominent appearance from the Giants in pop culture. I speak, of course, of the movie The Fan. The movie stars Robert DeNiro as a dude who is obsessed with Wesley Snipes who is a baseball […]…

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A Plug With An Indeterminate Amount Of Shame

2014-10-29

Fans of me talking, are you in luck. You don’t have to wait until the next episode of Existential Parachute Pants, or to find episodes of my old podcast, Cheers, somewhere on the internet. I recently appeared on The Jeff Rubin Show with Jeff Rubin. We talked about my Mystery Science Theater 3000 book. You […]…

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Go Team Venture!

2014-10-28

As I was driving yesterday, I was reminded of a hilarious line from the television show Venture Bros. I have not watched the show in many years. I really enjoyed it at first, but then the show started wearing thin on me, and eventually I just gave up on it, because I was finding it […]…

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Unidentified Funky Ones

2014-10-27

Look, anybody can make fun of “Summer Girls” by LFO. They can call it stupid. They can say the lyrics are inane and nonsensical. And not in a fun way, but in a pointless, trite way. However, I say these detractors of the Light Funky Ones are selling them short. The song teaches us so […]…

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Monsters Keeping Their Evil In Check

2014-10-26

For Halloween, which is in the not too distant future, I wanted to post one of those clips from The Simpsons episode “I Love Lisa” involving “Monster Mash.” The episode in question involves Valentine’s Day, which is part of the joke. Bill and Marty accidentally play “Monster Mash.” Well, one of them does. I bet […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 66: Disney Animated Films

2014-10-25 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 59s

This week’s topic is subtopics within subtopics, so allow me to clarify further. We discussed Disney’s animated films. However, this does not include Pixar movies. It also doesn’t include all of the traditionally animated films of the 90’s. Look, neither of us saw Hunchback of Notre Dame, OK? We mostly discuss Beauty and the Beast, […]…

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Impractical Masquerades

2014-10-24

There is a Halloween episode of The Adventures of Pete and Pete. In said episode, Larger Pete is getting too old for trick or treating and stuff, so he thinks Halloween is lame. He hasn’t quite gotten to the point where Halloween is a party day, or old enough to just simply not give a […]…

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Mystery Bands Not Involving ? Or The Mysterians

2014-10-23

So, in order to have a short post, I was going to post a music video and be done with it. It has dudes from 90’s Nickelodeon in it. The premise is basically that there’s this band, see, and their neighbor is Marc Summers, and he is not cool with the noise. For the record, […]…

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Vinnie Stoker, The Cool Dracula

2014-10-22

What if I were to say to you that there was a cartoon about a school full of funky, freaky monsters? Draculas and Frankensteins and such. There was such a show, and it was called Gravedale High. At the center, was a regular dude teacher. Guess who played him? What if I told you he […]…

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I’m Gonna Be The Man Who Writes This Blog Post

2014-10-21

We are at around 500 blog posts over 500 consecutive days. I don’t have an exact number, but it has to be around 500. That’s a nice round number. It has not just one zero, but two, and also a five. Throw in a one and it would be the perfect number for arbitrary milestones. […]…

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The Rich Man’s Ryan Leaf

2014-10-20

Last night, Peyton Manning set an NFL record for the most career passing touchdowns. He is a great quarterback, and also quite prominent in pop culture too. He’s hosted SNL and done, like, a million commercials. However, that wasn’t really in the 90’s. He was only drafted in 1998, and wasn’t a big star until […]…

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Return Of Return Of The Rentals

2014-10-19

Naturally, my go to Pandora station is Pavement, and sometimes a band called The Rentals pops up. They songs that have played I have enjoyed quite a bit, so I looked into them. Then, I found out that The Rentals are a project of former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp. Also, Maya Rudolph was in the […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 65: Adam Sandler

2014-10-18 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 58s

Suntan lotion good for you, and so is this podcast episode about the works of Adam Sandler in the 90’s. We talk SNL, movies, and even some of his comedic musics and what have you. Dirt is dished from a biography written for children. Seth is taken to task for semantic errors. It’s all you’ve […]…

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Pete Rose’s Tombstone

2014-10-17

Pete Rose is in the WWE Hall of Fame. This is, presumably, in part because he is banned from the Baseball Hall of Fame, and also because he is an unapologetic publicity hound, who will show up nigh anywhere. This includes WWE events, which is why he’s in the Hall of Fame. He showed up […]…

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Pick-a-nick Baskets To The Extreme!

2014-10-16

You know what the problem with Yogi Bear was? He was not totally in our face! He was not proactive! Well, in 1991, Hanna-Barbera changed all that. That’s why they busted out the totally hip Yo Yogi! Not only that, but they did episodes in 3D! And you could get 3D glasses from Rice Krispies! […]…

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Notable Quotables

2014-10-15

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is not a show with a running plot, really. I mean, there’s a background, wraparound story, but mostly it is just watching cheesy movies, the worst they could find, and cracking wise. However, despite this fact, the show still had…  I wouldn’t quite call them catchphrases, but riffs that they trotted […]…

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The Box! The Box!

2014-10-14

So yeah, this post is only going to be tangentially related to the 90’s. It’s about Daria, which aired partially in the 90’s, but this episode did not. However, I still wanted to write about it, and if I antagonize Seth so much the better. Take that, person with a different opinion than me! I’m […]…

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Blast ‘em all and let the archeologists sort ‘em out!

2014-10-13

Look, should I just post a big paragraph from the Wikipedia page of the cartoon The Terrible Thunderlizards? Is that fair? Is it just? I don’t know. These are questions for the courts to decide. I just want to leave this there for you. It says enough. It says more than enough. It says more […]…

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Existential Ennui And Rugged Rats

2014-10-12

You may have seen this image before. Apparently it is quite popular on the internets. A “meme” as it were. I’m not “with it,” as the kids say, but I stumbled upon this, and apparently it is popular enough that if you merely type “Stu Pickles” into a search engine it will autofill in the […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 64: WCW

2014-10-11 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 1s

Fans of Hulk Hogan’s Pastamania!, today is your lucky day. We were joined once again by RD Reynolds to talk about the life, and death, of World Championship Wrestling, known to most as WCW. We were quite pleased to have RD join us again for a lengthy conversation on a subject he knows quite well. […]…

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Sitcom!

2014-10-10

The internet is an informative place. For example, I just found out that cattle don’t have horns based on sex, but on a species to species basis. Also, Ellen Cleghorne starred in a sitcom. Her character was called Ellen Carlson, but the show is called Cleghorne! I appreciate the exclamation point. It was some sort […]…

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HOWDEE!

2014-10-09

Hey, you know Hee Haw? That Southern comedy show? It was, like, a sketch show about hillbillies and stuff. Minnie Pearl and what have you. Cutaway to cornfields. When do you think that show was on? The 60’s and 70’s right? That’s what it feels like. That’s what I figured. Well, let me tell you […]…

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The Continuing Adventures Of Pete And Pete

2014-10-08

So recently there has been talks of 80’s films being turned into now TV shows. They are tangentially making a TV show inspired by Real Genius, a movie I love, and there was brief talk of a Say Anything… TV show, based on a movie I very much like. That latter one has already been […]…

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Cinnamon Festival

2014-10-07

Twin Peaks is coming back. I have not seen Twin Peaks. I have no interest in seeing Twin Peaks. I have, however, seen “Dual Spires,” the Psych episode that pays homage to Twin Peaks. I love Psych. It is one of my favorite shows, and it loved its pop culture homages, particularly as the show […]…

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Nananananana Baywatch Nights

2014-10-06

We all remember Baywatch. It had people in red bathing suits, and maybe stuff happened. I’ve genuinely never seen an episode, or even a moment of it other than in, like, montages or 90’s clip shows. I have also never seen Baywatch Nights, which is barely connected to the original in the strangest way possible. […]…

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In Lieu Of Anything Of Substance, A Cheap Plug

2014-10-05

The heat of the meat, at the moment, is that it is football season and playoff baseball time and other stuff, so my time to spend on writing and thinking of things to write, at least on this blog, where I am not paid for my writing (except in love I imagine I receive, but […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 63: Super Nintendo

2014-10-04 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 56s

This episode involves us dancing around all the Super Nintendo games we’ve already talked about to discuss a bunch of the rest of them. It’s a SNES potpourri episode, with a little talk of the Console Wars thrown in. Lots of video game talk. And by video game talk, I mean we list a bunch […]…

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Ghostbusting To The Extreme

2014-10-03

There is a lot of baseball to watch today, and you are only getting this post because I am currently not enthused by the way the Detroit Tigers are playing, so here’s the opening credits to Extreme Ghostbusters. I have never seen it, but it was a sequel to The Real Ghostbusters involving extreme kids […]…

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An Unpronounceable Blog Post Title

2014-10-02

Prince has a new album out. As such, I thought it would be a good time to mention Prince’s 1992 album. I can’t tell you what it is called, because it is the famous album that is named via that Prince symbol. You know the one. The one that was his name briefly because Prince […]…

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Yet Another Post About Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn”

2014-10-01

Hey, do you want to see video of Natalie Imbruglia singing “Torn” on Letterman? Of course you do. You have a heart. You have the desire to feel joy. You want to see Natalie Imbruglia wearing baggy jeans. Do I want to show you such a video? Yes, because I am busy and I like […]…

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Bob Gets Bit

2014-09-30

I was thinking about Crocodile based children’s entertainments. First, I thought of Crocodile Mile, but that doesn’t have a Wikipedia page. Crocodile Dentist, however, does. I had two versions of Crocodile Dentist. The straight up one where you pulled teeth out and the Crocodile lunged at you. There was also a travel one where you […]…

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Man Getting Hit With Football

2014-09-29

Well, I was somehow snookered into watching the crossover episode between The Simpsons and Family Guy. To be fair, I wasn’t so much “snookered” as I was feeling good after a new Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, so I decided to let it ride. Plus, The Simpsons guys had given it their OK, so I thought […]…

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They Call It The Schizo Look

2014-09-28

There is an episode of the television program Doug I was thinking of early yesterday. There is some popular show, I think it is sort of Beverly Hills, 90210 like or whatever, and, in one episode, the main character dresses like Doug. Now, he does not do it with intent. He, unlike us, doesn’t know […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 62: Weezer

2014-09-27 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 53s

This week, we discuss Weezer’s first titular album, also known as The Blue Album. It’s like The White Album, but bluer. And worse. Or is it? Like Daria, this topic divided us. One of us had to front in another of our classic song by song album reviews. Links! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Please iTune us by […]…

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Cartoon Spokesdogs

2014-09-26

I was recently recording a future episode of the Existential Parachute Pants podcast with Seth, and he said something that reminded me of a commercial, and then I almost made a non-sequitur quote from the ad. However, I didn’t, but I shall indulge in such things now. Anyway, it was for some sort of popsicle. […]…

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Full Metal Elephant Jacket

2014-09-25

In some Asian countries, in order to say something is bad, you say it is “Number 10,” as opposed to saying something is “Number 1.” You know how I know this? Because of Operation Dumbo Drop. This is arguably the best movie about the Vietnam War and dropping elephants from the sky starring Danny Glover […]…

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Hail C.O.V.N.E.T.

2014-09-24

I have not seen Muppets from Space. All I know is that after it came out in 1999, it put a real kibosh on the Muppets. I think the movie is about Gonzo being an alien. I mean, I have the Wikipedia page open right now. I could just look that up, but I feel […]…

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Fish City’s Alright…

2014-09-23

You know what was cool? When The Ramones were on The Simpsons. The Simpsons is great. The Ramones were a very good band. Their appearance was funny, as they sang their own birthday song to Mr. Burns, and then told him to go to hell, that old bastard. However, less thought well remembered, and less […]…

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In A Word…

2014-09-22

Doowutchyalike Also, did you know that album is a concept album? I mean, the album that song is on. I refuse to tell you the name of the album, or the name of the band. That’s your responsibility. I can’t do everything for you. I am pushing you out of the nest. Spread your wings […]…

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The Grill Next Dour (Or: Writing Blog Titles Is Difficult)

2014-09-21

Hi. This is Chris Morgan. You may remember me from my previous post on this blog about watching, like, five minutes of Friends and deciding Monica was my favorite character because Courtney Cox was giving the only interesting performance. Well, recently, I’ve also found myself seeing a few minutes of That 70’s Show. And I […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 61: Men In Black

2014-09-20 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 46s

Here come(s) the Men in Black (episode of this podcast). This week, we discuss the Tommy Lee Jones vehicle Men in Black, where aliens walk among us, just like in Earth Girls Are Easy! Tune in to hear how we feel about the film, and the Universal Studios ride, and also to hear us take […]…

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Welcome To The Rock

2014-09-19

In honor of Scotland’s vote for independence, and my need to have something to write about, I decided I would discuss the work of Scotland’s preeminent actor, Sean Connery. Or, at the very least, his work in the 90’s. Things were bookended nicely, starting with Hunt for Red October in 1990 and ending with Entrapment […]…

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My Tomato!

2014-09-18

Taco Bell did all sorts of things in the 90’s. A dog sold their food. Godzilla sold their food. Shaq got Taco Neck Syndrome. Also, there was some commercial with song parodies in it. I’ve discussed these kind of things before, because for whatever reason they’ve stuck with me. There were a couple that Nick […]…

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You Are Either Rockin’ Or Jammin’

2014-09-17

Evidently, music was so prominent vis a vis That 70’s Show that they decided to release a soundtrack in 1999. The show came on in 1998, for further clarification, although this sort of makes sense. They still sold albums in the 90’s, and these are basically compilation albums of 90’s music. Oh yeah, I didn’t […]…

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I Have Heard A More Amusing Anecdote

2014-09-16

I have another brief anecdote from my human life. It is related to pop culture. I bought a Kottonmouth Kings album once. You may know them. They are a sort of rap-rock group that is very marijuana centric. It just took me a lot of tries to type marijuana right, even though I am not […]…

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Surge Is Terrible, Also Back!

2014-09-15

I bet you never thought this day would come. But it has. Yes, this is not a post by Chris, instead it’s a post by me, Seth. Surge is coming back and the internet is so goddamn excited about it, it’s as though they’re willing to overlook how awful that soda was. Generally popular and […]…

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And Some Flapjacks

2014-09-15

So I just watched the movie The ‘Burbs. It was surprising, because I found myself with the time to watch a movie during football season. Sometimes life is full of surprises! Anyway, it was a delayed continuation of my Joe Dante kick, and it is a good movie, but it is also from the 80’s, […]…

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I’ve Never Heard A More Amusing Anecdote

2014-09-14

One time, I was at a roller rink, roller rinking, and I thought they had started up “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio. Then, it turned out to be Weird Al’s “Amish Paradise,” and I was disappointed. This was the first, and last, time I was ever disappointed to hear Coolio instead of Weird Al, and “Amish […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 60: MF DOOM

2014-09-13 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 42s

We were joined this week by Terrence Wilson, noted rapping music aficionado, to discuss the debut album of the villain himself, MF DOOM. We chit chat about Operation: Doomsday and how we feel about arguably the foremost rapper who wears a Doctor Doom mask during all his public appearances. This isn’t the most familiar thing […]…

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Dutch People Love Queen

2014-09-12

Hey, do you want to know about albums certified double platinum by the Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers? Of course you do! A lot of them are what you expect. Britney Spears. Backstreet Boys. Shakira. A couple Destiny’s Child albums. No Beyonce, though. Or maybe. I didn’t click every Wikipedia […]…

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Dr. Frasier Crane. Dr. Vinny Boombatz.

2014-09-11

Dudes. There was a thing that aired in 1990 called The Earth Day Special. It was a two-hour environmental thing, and it is studded with stars. It mixes people being themselves with people playing their famous characters with people playing characters on a show where other people played characters from a show that the first […]…

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Pacioma Man

2014-09-10

I have not seen the movie Encino Man. Why would I? Pauly Shore is prominently involved! Also, Brendan Fraser, and Sean Astin. It is about a frozen caveman awakened in modern L.A., or modern in 1992, and hilarity ensuing. Of course, based on the title, you may not know that it is L.A. Because Encino […]…

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Ex Post Facto Wrestling Rebranding

2014-09-09

We all know Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Famous wrestler. Inventor of the DDT. He was quite popular in the late 80’s and 90’s, he got put in the WWE Hall of Fame. His gimmick involved him bringing a big ass snake with him to the ringside, named Damien, and then when he won he’d drape […]…

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You’re Such A Monica

2014-09-08

So, for reasons that are not interesting or important to this blog post, I have found myself flipping around with a degree of desperation late at night whilst watching television. Friends has been one of the shows on at that time. Now, I never really watched Friends. I saw it a bit, when I was […]…

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Hail Mother Gaia

2014-09-07

Hey, did you know that Olivia Newton-John was making music in the 90’s? Did you know she made music at all? You remember “Physical,” right? And also Grease, the movie she was in? People remember that. They still show it and stuff and kids seem to like it despite its horrible messages and the fact […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 59: Seinfeld

2014-09-06 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 55s

Hello, listener. We discussed Newman from Seinfeld in a previous episode, but this week we go the whole hog. We talk about the show in general. Jerry and George and Elaine and Kenny Bania and the rest. Some might say this podcast episode is about nothing. Because they are making a joke. A joke about […]…

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The Original Girl Talk

2014-09-05

I learned something new and important today whilst playing trivia. Did you know Stephanie started a band once on Full House? It’s true. It seems to have only been in one episode, but in the final season, Stephanie, Gia (who I think is her one friend I remember), some other girl named Melissa and also […]…

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King K. Rool Is Back, In Pog Form

2014-09-04

Instead of writing something of my own accord, here’s a link to an article about board games based on video games from The AV Club. A couple of them are from the 90’s. There was a sort of pog knockoff based on Donkey Kong Country. So, check it out. Give it a read. Save me […]…

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Excellent.

2014-09-03

Consider the following exchange from the episode of The Simpsons “Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part One)”. Mr. Burns, pretending to be a child and dressed like Jimbo, is tries to convince Skinner to, in essence, give him the school’s oil money. It goes something like this (I am quoting this from memory, so I may […]…

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You’re Standing On My Neck

2014-09-02

If you listened to our recent podcast episode on Daria, you know that Seth and I are divided on that show. You also know we are divided on the theme song. Well, after watching a couple more Daria episodes simply for the fun of it (take that Seth!) and also watching a bunch of Cheers […]…

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Happy Holidays

2014-09-01

Labor Day, huh? It doesn’t come up in pop culture much, I don’t think. Futurama mentioned it once, but that episode aired in the 2000’s. I feel like it is something Pete and Pete would have dealt with, but I don’t recall that off the top of my head. They did an episode where Big […]…

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Ha-roooo

2014-08-31

Recently, I was reading an old, unproduced pilot by former Simpsons writers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. It is called Great Society, and the script is great. You can find it on the Twitter if you want to check it out, and I think you should. It takes place in the 60’s, and there are […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 58: Face/Off

2014-08-30 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 40s

Face/Off is not about hockey, and it’s barely about anything. The movie tells the tale of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage being themselves then being one another and a bunch of nuts stuff happens. It’s pretty iconic in its ridiculousness. We have thoughts about it. Maybe we should have pretended to be one another when […]…

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The Cadillac of Dinosaurs

2014-08-29

Evidently, there was a cartoon for children that aired for one season in the mid-90’s called Cadillacs and Dinosaurs. That is an evocative title. The main character is an eco-warrior named Jack and he has a group of dudes called the Mechanics, just like Mike did. A chick named Hannah often comes along for the […]…

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Smiles, Everybody! Pokemon Smiles

2014-08-28

I never really played the Pokemon, with the pokey and the man and so on. I played the Game Boy game briefly, like, for 20 minutes or something, but I never saw the show or played the card game or anything. I did, however, play Pokemon Snap. Pokemon Snap is an odd premise for a […]…

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Nobody Wants To Be Anybody’s Thurston Moore

2014-08-27

So, uh, I don’t have a ton to say here, but I’ve been listening to Sleater-Kinney recently. I hadn’t really listened to them before. I had listened to Wild Flag, and their drummer Janet Weiss used to drum in The Jicks, and I’ve watched Portlandia, but I hadn’t really listened to Sleater-Kinney at all. Well, […]…

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A Schtickel Of Emmy’s

2014-08-26

On the Emmy’s last night, Bryan Cranston won, once again, for his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad, while Anna Gunn won, for the second time, for playing his wife Skyler. Of course, these two have another connection. They were both on Seinfeld. I don’t need to tell you about Cranston’s time on Seinfeld. […]…

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I’m Such A Fool For You

2014-08-25

I suppose it took me too long to get to this, and for that I apologize. In short, to answer your question, yes, I had to let it linger. I had to, I had to, I had to let it linger. Clearly I had nothing to write today, but we’re at about 400 straight days […]…

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Good Bad Acting

2014-08-24

  So, a little while back, I watched Bowfinger, harkening to a different era for Eddie Murphy. The film came out in 1999, and starred and was written by Steve Martin. The movie is about Bobby Bowfinger, a low level producer/director who decided to make a movie “starring” Eddie Murphy’s action star, by secretly taping […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 57: Daria

2014-08-23 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 48s

Have you ever wanted to hear two reasonable gentlemen have a nuanced discussion of an old MTV cartoon? Well then this is the episode for you! We discussed Daria, the show about Daria. We have differing opinions. That is all I shall say. You will have to listen to find out all the juicy details. […]…

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The Trail of Time

2014-08-22

We all remember Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? That isn’t a question, but the name of the show/game ends in a question, so here we are. Anyway, I’m talking about the show. And, really, I’m talking about the show Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? The first game is pretty simple. You travel […]…

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Just Hook It To My Veins!

2014-08-21

Today begins the FXX Simpsons marathon wherein every episode of The Simpsons will be shown. I have not written about The Simpsons as much in recent times, but this is an occasion for it. Of course, I don’t necessarily have anything to say. What is there to say? It’s The Simpsons! On all day every […]…

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Martha Quinn Married Bobby Brady

2014-08-20

Martha Quinn has been on my mind a lot recently, for an obvious reason. Which is to say, she played herself in an episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Really. She owned a record store in Crystal Cove. Martha Quinn! Quinn was, of course, one of the original MTV VJs. Now, that makes her before my […]…

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And It Opened Up My Eyes

2014-08-19

I’ve had “The Sign” by Ace of Base on my head pretty much all day, aside from the time where I was listening to musics for an upcoming episode of the podcast. What was it? Tune in to find out! Anyway, “The Sign.” It was quite popular. I do believe it hit the number one […]…

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The Weirdest MTV Movie Award

2014-08-18

The MTV Movie Awards don’t make sense to me sometimes. I mean, sometimes it totally makes sense, based on what I think about MTV’s core audience. In recent years, it has been all Twilight all the time, and then some Hunger Games. However, sometimes the winners, and the nominees, don’t really make sense. Not because […]…

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It Was All A Dream

2014-08-17

Remember the Sega Dreamcast? It was a short-lived gaming system that came out in these United States in 1999, and was gone by 2001. I actually played it a couple times, but only for sporting games. There were many more games that released. Some have names that amuse me or seem interesting. Here they are: […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 56: X-Men

2014-08-16 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 52s

Kitty Pryde isn’t just a rapper, as we discuss in this week’s episode of the podcast about the X-Men in the 90’s. By “we,” I mean your usual hosts, but also returning guest Ramsey Ess and actual human person Andrew Beckerman. We talk about the comics, even though I know nothing about them, and then […]…

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Ruby Cool Guy

2014-08-15

I have been watching Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Incorporated, the most recent vintage of Scooby-Doo, recently. It’s quite good, I’ve quite enjoyed it, and I very much like talking about it. However, it is from the last few years, not the 90’s, so it is not relevant. What is relevant, however, is the soundtrack for Scooby-Doo that […]…

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You Shall Not Take Home A Piece Of The Crag

2014-08-14

The Mike O’Malley Show aired two episodes. I watched both of them. This is a true statement. The year was 1999, and for some reason I decided this was a sitcom worth checking out. I mean, I remembered Mike O’Malley from GUTS, and I was probably somewhat amused that he was starring on a sitcom. […]…

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The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel

2014-08-13

  Files. Some TV shows have them. A lot of TV shows have them. Rockford had files. Shelby Woo had mystery files. Then, there is Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and her mixed-up files. You probably don’t remember From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I didn’t. I only know it exists because the […]…

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Coincidence On Verge Of A Trend

2014-08-12

Did you know Garry Marshall (please, call him Garry) was in Never Been Kissed? He was in Never Been Kissed. I saw that movie on a bus. I remember very little about it. It wasn’t my thing at the time, as a child, and frankly it isn’t my thing now, as an adult, because it […]…

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I’m The Mary, And You’re The Rhoda

2014-08-11

I don’t know if I am the target demo for the 1997 film Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. I mean, I’m not NOT in it. It’s an R-rated comedy, and I am an adult. Sure, it’s about a female friendship, but females are human beings, and I’m a human being, and maybe, just maybe, […]…

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It’s Cold In Outer Space, Even For Godzilla

2014-08-10

Godzilla has faced a lot of tough opponents in his life. King Ghidorah, King Kong, nuclear weapons, maybe Mothra. However, imagine facing Godzilla, but from outer space. Therein lies the premise of Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. That’s right, there was an outer space Godzilla, and he faced off with regular Godzilla. This is a lesser Godzilla […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 55: Forrest Gump

2014-08-09 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 47s

Forrest Gump won a lot of Oscars. We, along with our returning guest Jeff Morgan, have opinions on the film. We all have roughly the same opinion. Listen in to find out exactly what that opinion is, and also for some maybe kind of slanderous talk about Bear Bryant. Jeff has nothing to plug, because […]…

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*Rhythmic Clapping*

2014-08-08

You know, I never really got into Friends. It was a huge sitcom, it was on during a period of time that I was watching sitcoms for adults and such, and I did see some of it. However, I watched it only sparsely, and only on reruns. Now, I think I know why. The main […]…

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Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love

2014-08-07

I’ve listened to They Might Be Giants. I am that kind of person, to the extent that is a kind of person. I’m no Clarissa Darling, mooning over one of the Johns whilst not explaining it all, but I’ve heard them, and I like a few of their songs. Their best song, “Ana Ng” came […]…

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Hip Hop With Pop

2014-08-06

On the most recent episode of the Go Bayside! podcast, which discusses Saved by the Bell episode by episode, they talked about the episode of the show wherein Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is turned into a hip-hopera. This was not the foremost episode on my brain, but I certainly remember it well now […]…

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Gus Polinski, Polka King of the Midwest

2014-08-05

I was thinking about John Candy the other day, for an obvious reason. They are planning on making a movie about Russ Meyer’s friendship, and collaboration, with Roger Ebert, and I joked that both of them should have been played by 1980 John Candy. I stand by this. They both kind of look like Candy […]…

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We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

2014-08-04

I just remembered a song from the television program Doug. I know many of them, of course, but I just remembered a specific song. It was about dogs. It was a rap song. The lyrics are: I’m a dog, you’re a dog Everybody do the dog Betcha gonna do the dog all day long Doberman […]…

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Mysterious Television

2014-08-03

So I was watching an old episode of MST3K on YouTube. Since those dudes encouraged people to tape their episodes and trade the tapes, a lot of old VHS copies exist, and some people put them online. That means sometimes you get bit of commercials, and in this particular episode, I saw a commercial for […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 54: Wrestling Video Games

2014-08-02 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 52s

We were rejoined by Matt Schimkowitz to talk about wrestling video games of the 90’s. It’s a bunch of WCW and WWF games, and some other ones too, just for fun. Plus, play-by-mail wrestling! And Celebrity Deathmatch! Thanks again to Matt, who was technically here for the third time, but once it was a bonus […]…

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Ghost!

2014-08-01

Jerry Zucker was one of Zuckers of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker. He was in part responsible for stuff like the Naked Gun series and Airplane! he directed First Night, where Martin Lawrence is a knight in the Middle Ages, I’m pretty sure. He also directed Rat Race, which has Jon Lovitz in it. Oh, and he directed Ghost. […]…

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My Head Is Like A Shark’s Fin

2014-07-31

Because of all the Sharknado junk, I wanted to talk about shark movies. Honestly, I’m not too enthused by this Sharknado stuff, man. I love MST3K, and I don’t mind ironic appreciation, but this isn’t really that. Sharknado is in on the joke, and so it just feels lazy and kind of hackneyed. I also […]…

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What I Am Here To Say

2014-07-30

This came close to being the first day without a post on Existential Parachute Pants since it started. However, much like Cal Ripken Jr., I have decided to burden people in my quest for glory, and so here’s a video of Barney Rubble rapping about Fruity Pebbles… and nothing else!   You can find Chris […]…

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Why Are There So Many Teenaged Werewolves?

2014-07-29

Once upon a time, there was a movie called I Was A Teenage Werewolf. It starred Michael Landon and it was featured on MST3K and it’s not very good. It’s about a teenaged dude that gets turned into a werewolf through some magic or something. It’s dumb. Then, there was Teen Wolf. And Teen Wolf […]…

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The Man Who Brought You A City Under Siege

2014-07-28

I’m here to talk to you about Peter Bonerz. First, grow up. We’re talking about television legend Peter Bonerz here. He played Jerry on The Bob Newhart Show! That’s why he’s on my mind, of course, as I have just begun the third season of that show, having watch over two seasons in, I believe, […]…

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I Am The Cheese.

2014-07-27

We discussed Rocko’s Modern Life on our podcast episode about 90’s Nicktoons, but I shall discuss it more. It was a weird show in general, and particularly odd for children’s programming. It wasn’t really kid appropriate a lot of the time. Also, the first episode includes a story called “Who Gives A Buck.” Anyway, I’ve […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 53: Gremlins 2: The New Batch

2014-07-26 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 57s

In the middle of this podcast, it is going to break, and then Hulk Hogan is going to show up and scare some gremlins into starting it back up. Maybe. Otherwise, you will just hear us talk with Scott Bromley about Gremlins 2: The New Batch, the sequel to 1984’s Gremlins. We are all enthused […]…

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Dining Car

2014-07-25

Train, the band not the rustic form of transportation, first struck it big in 1999 with the song “Meet Virginia.” It is a dumb song, and they are not a good band. However, let us presuppose there was a restaurant serving Train themed food. Certainly there would be a Meat Virginia dish. I don’t know […]…

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Olowokandiland

2014-07-24

In the 90’s, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal both got video games. There’s more to that, though. They weren’t basketball video games. They had, like, fighting and stuff. Evil scientists and grenade basketballs and nonsense. But why did Air Jordan and Shaq get games when nobody else did? There was one other obvious choice. I […]…

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The Busboy’s Coming

2014-07-23

Since we just had the one-year anniversary of Existential Parachute Pants, and so this is the first post of the second year of this entity, I wanted to look at the second season of a classic show. I decided against The Simpsons, to get the second year off on the right foot. This whole endeavor […]…

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Look How Far We’ve Come My Baby

2014-07-22

Today is July 22, 2014. That doesn’t really mean much in and of itself. It is not, from what I know, Christmas or Bastille Day or what have you. What it is, however, is the one year anniversary of Existential Parachute Pants. On July 22 2013, I made the first post on this blog. It […]…

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The Moon And The Stars In The Sky

2014-07-21

The “song of the summer” is a topic that always gets broached this time of year. Right now, the leader in the clubhouse is Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” but that’s not the 90’s. I decided to dip into the 90’s to look for a song of the summer. I went to 1994, because it’s 20 years […]…

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Watch Out For Snakes!

2014-07-20

You may know the actor Richard Kiel because he was super tall and he was Jaws in the Bond movies, but not in Jaws, or even Jaws: The Revenge. I bet he could have played a shark. To a certain generation, he is probably best known for being in Happy Gilmore, playing the really tall […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 52: The Simpsons

2014-07-19 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 39s

We decided to declare this our one-year anniversary episode, and as such we decided to talk about The Simpsons for one, final time. So, if you are tired of us talking about the greatest artistic achievement of mankind, you’re in luck. However, we did not merely talk amongst ourselves. Instead, we invited in Dr. Karma […]…

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The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down

2014-07-18

The Saturn Awards are kind of ridiculous. they claim to honor the best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but that’s largely bullshit. They throw all sort of stuff in there. Austin Powers 2 got a nomination, and it was for Heather Graham! So, they are pretty loose on their definitions of genre and of […]…

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Jughead’s Folly

2014-07-17

Archie Comics, which are still a thing, have been in the news a bit recently, because Archie is going to die. But, like it’s adult Archie and its a different book than the original Archie book and stuff. I, admittedly, don’t know much about Archie. I know enough to find Archie Meets The Punisher awesome […]…

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Upper Peninsula Related Humor

2014-07-16

Yesterday, Weird Al Yankovic released a new album. However, I’ve talked about him a lot on this blog, because he was big in the 90’s and because I tend to fall back on my hobby horses when I don’t have a lot of time to write something. So, I didn’t want to just delve back […]…

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Stupid Best Friend Flanders

2014-07-15

As I have mentioned previously on this blog, because I am running out of things to say, not just as a curator of pop culture but as a human being, I have been watching a lot of The Bob Newhart Show. I have grown quite fond of the character Howard Borden, played by sitcom legend […]…

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Theme Song By Southside Johnny

2014-07-14

Harry Anderson had a lot of success starring on Night Court (the crime solving court). I have not seen the show, but I have seen him portray that character on, like I Love the 80’s, I presume. The show ran into the 90’s, but I imagine when people think “Night Court” they think “Markie Post.” […]…

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Early Homer Simpson and Albert Einstein

2014-07-13

I watched a moving picture called Charley Varrick yesterday evening, mostly because Earth Girls are Easy turned out to not be very good. I love Geena Davis, and I kind of have a soft spot for Julie Brown. I know Jim Carrey and Jeff Goldblum are also in this movie, but I didn’t really get […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 51: Jagged Little Pill

2014-07-12 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 48s

Ironically, we talk about Alanis Morrissette’s seminal album Jagged Little Pill this week. We talk about all the songs and the music video for “Ironic” and also Weird Al because we remain the same men we always were. Yes, we also talk about Dave Coulier, and Seth learns a key piece of information about Mr. […]…

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Western Ghosts On Roller Coasters

2014-07-11

Look, I’m going to level with you right out of the gate. This post is only tangentially related to 90’s pop culture. I mean, in a way, it very much is. But in another, arguably more accurate way, it isn’t. I just want to talk to you about Wikipedia’s table “Lists of video games by […]…

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People, In Truth, Loved Lucy

2014-07-10

I’ve talked about this before briefly, when Casey Kasem died, but in the 90’s Nick at Nite would do this thing where they counted down classic TV episodes. I know I watched it, but I had only the vaguest knowledge of it. I remembered Casey Kasem. I remembered some of the episodes shown in at […]…

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Robert Smith, Television Guest Star

2014-07-09

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was based in Minnesota, and thus getting guest stars was fairly difficult. Not that I get the sense the show really wanted them, but if they did, they would have likely had some trouble getting them. I mean, to get Leonard Maltin, Mary Jo Pehl had to go to Los Angeles, […]…

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The Pivotal Role Of Cameron Duncan

2014-07-08

Conan O’Brien is known as Conan O’Brien. That is to say, he is known as a talk show host and a writer and such. He’s not an actor. He’s been in stuff, but almost always it has been as himself. There are only a handful of roles he has ever had where he didn’t play […]…

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Terrible Movie Garners Oscar Nominations

2014-07-07

In yesterday’s blog post on the Go Bayside! podcast, I mentioned having watched the movie The Grifters. I did not expect to say anything more on it (and Say Anything… is a John Cusack movie much like The Grifters), but it kept sticking in my craw, so now I will. After watching this movie, and […]…

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Go Bayside!

2014-07-06

Since it is the summer, and since sporting events and television has become more limited and I am certainly not going to do anything that isn’t related to watching TV and stuff, I’ve needed to find some more podcasts to listen to and stuff. In the process, I have been recently listening to the podcast […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 50: MST3K

2014-07-05 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 50s

  To celebrate our 50th episode, we decided to discuss something near and dear to our hearts. I speak of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Seth, of course, has an MST3K podcast on Super Totally Awesome. I… have other stuff going on. Also, I can’t bear to refer to myself as “Chris” like some unknown third […]…

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Ch-ch-ch-changes For Cl-cl-cl-clueless

2014-07-04

I have not seen the movie Clueless. I think I may be amending this in the future, and if I do, keep an ear out Existential Parachute Pants listeners. However, I still know a little bit about it. Namely, Paul Rudd is in it. According to the Wikipedia, he plays a character named Josh. Additionally, […]…

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Thicke It

2014-07-03

What up dudes? I know what you’re looking for? You want to know about the movies that Alan Thicke was in during the 1990’s. That’s cool, man. I’m here for you. It all started with And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird. I don’t know anything about it. He plays Matthew Carson/Newman (voice). Now, does […]…

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Hi Bob

2014-07-02

In a previous blog post, I wrote about how I had begun watching The Bob Newhart Show reruns in the internets. It has been good so far. We all know Bob Newhart, and I’ve written about him on this blog before, particularly his show Bob, which aired in the 90’s. I am here now, instead, […]…

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Pop Pop (This Is Not A Community Reference)

2014-07-01

July is here, which means it is almost the Fourth of July, my least favorite holiday, because it is the one day where people decide it’s cool to just blast off fireworks and annoy people late at night and it’s real cool to the people who are trying sleep in the evening and live their […]…

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Mant!

2014-06-30

Well, I did it. Just a couple days ago I was writing about Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and I was all like “I’m going to watch Joe Dante’s Matinee.” Now, I’ve done it. I have been to the mountaintop. I’m like Martin Luther King Jr, but moreso. Anyway, it’s a pretty good movie. Here’s […]…

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Making Something Out Of Nothing

2014-06-29

A little story before I get to the meat of this post. I had a brief tenure writing for a website I shall not name which ended recently because I could not tolerate their nonsense anymore. The tipping point came when they contracted me to write a particular article, although any money was going to […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 49: Jackie Brown

2014-06-28 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 46s

Not only do we have a guest this week, but it’s a g-g-g-woman! Shannon Houston joined us to discuss Jackie Brown. It is perhaps not the most well-known or beloved Quentin Tarantino movie, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good or interesting, and also it has Pam Grier in it! Also, during this episode, I […]…

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Goo Punch

2014-06-27

The NBA Draft was yesterday, so here’s a tale of basketball on television. The show on the docket is My Brother and Me. It was a cheaply made sitcom for Nickelodeon. It was truly awful. It had some of the worst child actors ever. Or, at least really bad child actors, and they were on […]…

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The Original Way-Outs

2014-06-26

I have a lot of DVDs of TV shows. I likely won’t get many more, what with the internet and all. So much of the stuff I would want on DVD, 30 Rock and Parks and Rec and so on, is available on Netflix, and there is stuff on Hulu even and such. I mean, […]…

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I Never Liked That Dr. Stupid

2014-06-25

Look, I know I write about The Simpsons all the time, but there is only so much to say about the 90’s in pop culture. Also, I’m pretty much always thinking about the show, so it comes to mind when I’ve got to think of something to write. So, I decided to write about the […]…

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Karate Cops Is Just An Episode Of A Show, And Not A Show Itself

2014-06-24

Through a series of events, I got from reading about roller coasters with movie themes and theme rides at a Warner Bros. amusement park in Australia to reading about Police Academy. At this point, I found out there was a syndicated sitcom based on Police Academy. Also, a cartoon, but that is from the 80’s. […]…

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Dick Miller’s Continuing Film Career

2014-06-23

I watched Gremlins 2: The New Batch recently. Not for the first time, and I may have even written about it here before, because it has been almost a year of daily blog posts for the ol’ EPP blog, and I’ve written all of them. Once, Seth said he wanted to write some stuff, about […]…

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Using The Popularity Of Others To Your Advantage

2014-06-22

Since the Summer Solstice has happened in the Northern Hemisphere, brought to you by Pepsi if Twitter is any indication, I wanted to have a post related to summer in some capacity. Naturally, my first thought was to do something related to The Simpsons. However, I decided not to go there, but instead to go […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 48: Woodstock

2014-06-21 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 38s

In the 1990’s, the music industry decided to try and build off the cache of the original Woodstock with not one but TWO new Woodstocks, one in 1994 and one in 1999. They… did not go well. We discuss them in all their lack of glory. Lynx! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Please rate the show, or subscribe, […]…

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No Synopsis Available

2014-06-20

When I was reading about Casey Kasem in the wake of his death, I came across the fact that he appeared on a show called Homeboys in Outer Space playing a character named Spacey Kasem. Shockingly, this was not the first I had heard of this show. However, I did not watch it. Apparently it […]…

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Where Liquor In A Mug Can Warm You Like A Hug

2014-06-19

“Flaming Moe’s” is a fine episode of The Simpsons, and it has Aerosmith in it just when they were starting to emerge on the scene again. However, there is only one real standout musical moment in this episode, and it’s the “Flaming Moe’s” song. The episode briefly turns into a spoof of the Cheers opening […]…

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Zoinks.

2014-06-18

Casey Kasem has died. He was one of Detroit’s own, one of many folks of Middle Eastern descent in the region, and we graduated from the same college, albeit many years apart. He was a pop cultural icon for many years. Aside from his work in musical radio, he was the voice of Shaggy on […]…

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In The Middle Of The Night…

2014-06-17

Syndicated television. Syndicated reruns. Some shows have been sold to a lot of networks for a lot of money, like Friends and Seinfeld. Others don’t get quite the same cache, and then disappear into the ether. For example, back in my youth, I would find myself watching wrestling programs on the local Detroit channel WADL. […]…

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The Foremost Police Station Thug

2014-06-16

You may have seen on the internet that Weird Al Yankovic’s latest album has a release date, July 15. It’s his last album on the record deal he signed a million years ago. We did a podcast on Bad Hair Day, and I’ve written essays about every Weird Al album. He’s also been mentioned in […]…

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A Father’s Day Ode

2014-06-15

With today being Father’s Day, it’s kind of obvious what I’m going to do. And so, here’s an ode to that beloved television parent of the 90’s, Becky Katsopolis. You know, Aunt Becky. Played by Lori Loughlin. She was Danny’s co-host on Good Morning, San Francisco, I think. This is on Full House, of course. […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 47: Beastie Boys

2014-06-14 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 44s

This week, like Ma Bell we’ve got the ill communication. In this episode, we discuss the Beastie Boys’ three albums from the 90’s; Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty. We’re both big fans of the Beastie Boys, so we quite enjoyed recording this one. Unlike other episodes. You know the ones I mean. […]…

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The Continuing Acting Career Of Fulton Reed

2014-06-13

Today is Friday the 13th. You know what that means. Tuesday is Tuesday the 17th. This was a date of note in the world of Ren & Stimpy, if I recall correctly. There were jokes and stuff and probably some grossing out humor. Additionally, there was an episode of Psych called “Tuesday the 17th” that […]…

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Long Live The Birmingham Chubbs

2014-06-12

Today, the World Cup begins. I enjoy soccer very much, even if Seth Macy refuses to believe such a thing is possible, so I am quite excited for it. As such, I wanted to do a post related to soccer in pop culture, but, admittedly, it is not prominent in American pop culture, particularly in […]…

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Branded!

2014-06-11

So there I was, on the Ober Gabelhorn, minding my own business. The wind was whipping around me, the snow making visibility next to nothing. Suddenly, a shadowy figure emerged in the distance. What was it, I pondered. I warily approach. Eventually, the shape of a human being coalesced before me, and after a bit […]…

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Something Lost To The Sands Of Time

2014-06-10

All I wanted to do was fine some stuff about the show that Ahmet and Dweezil Zappa hosted on TV back in the day. All I remembered was that the show was on USA at some point, and there was a musical component. I felt like maybe it was sort of a game show? Also […]…

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Meet The Koosh Kins

2014-06-09

You remember Koosh Balls? Those rubber ball things that had like strings on them and Rosie O’Donnell was into them. Well, imagine if these balls were turned into characters who liked pizza and stuff? That’s what the Koosh Kin were. These were toys that got released that were Koosh Balls with faces and hands. Then, […]…

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Gross Misconduct

2014-06-08

Are you familiar with the movie Slap Shot? It’s a great movie. Now, it is from the 70’s, not the 90’s, but, in a tangential way, it has had an impact on today’s subject. You may know the Hanson Brothers from the film even if you haven’t seen Slap Shot. They are the guys with […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 46: The Real World and Road Rules

2014-06-07 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 41s

If you prefer politeness to realness, then move on! Otherwise, enjoy this podcast about The Real World and Road Rules, the two twin powers of MTV reality television back in the 90’s. Mostly The Real World, because what is there really to say about Road Rules? A few things. And we say them. Did you […]…

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Ray Allen’s Limited Acting Career

2014-06-06

Right now, the NBA Finals are going on. The Miami Heat are playing the Spurs of San Antonio. On the Heat, there is a gentle man named Ray Allen. He is going to be a Hall of Fame player in the future. He has made more three-pointers than any other human person in the NBA. […]…

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Rock, Roll, And Skating

2014-06-05

So there I was, reading the respective Wikipedia pages for Julie Brown and Downtown Julie Brown. I was thinking I’d maybe write about both of them or whatever, and we had talked Downtown during our Spice Girls podcast episode, so she was on the brain already. However, then I went to DTJB’s IMDb page, and […]…

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June Lockhart, 90’s Mom

2014-06-04

Since it is June, I figured now was the time to look into what actress June Lockhart, who is still alive, was doing in the 90’s. If you know Mrs. Lockhart, it is probably because she played Mrs. Robinson in the Lost in Space TV show. She was born in 1925, and in Lost in […]…

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No Badges. No Rules. No Problem.

2014-06-03

Lists of episodes of television are quite popular on the internet. Everybody loves them and they are great. I’ve written a few for various websites. Here is another one. This is a list of the best episodes of Lawless, the 1997 show starring former football player Brian Bosworth as John Lawless, a motorcycle riding private […]…

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The End Of Lori Petty

2014-06-02

I watched A League of Their Own for the first time yesterday. It’s a good movie, a bit broad at times, but funny in spots, especially Jon Lovitz, and I enjoyed it. You may mostly know the film for Tom Hanks and “There’s no crying in baseball.” However, both Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell are surprising […]…

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Have Hockey Mercy

2014-06-01

You’ve probably seen this, but maybe you haven’t. Some group of guys have put together a hockey team with, well, pretty excellent jerseys. If you click that link, you will realize the team is called The Rippers, and they have Uncle Jesse playing a hockey stick guitar and other Full House stuff. As far as […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 45: Spice Girls

2014-05-31 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 53s

If you have been looking to spice up your life, this is the episode for you. We talk about the Spice Girls, the foremost girl group of the 90’s. Basically, we talked about the handful of songs we know and also Spice World. Still, we had a lot to say. About girl power and what […]…

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The Best Movie About A Scottish Hairdresser

2014-05-30

I am a big fan of The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Generally, I think he is a funny guy. Of course, before he settled into his role as a talk show host, he was an actor and a writer and even took the time to put together some movies. I’ve seen Saving Grace, […]…

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Flavor Country Is In Wellsville

2014-05-29

There are many notable things about The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Some of them were notable at the time. Other things have only become notable in retrospect, as the world changed. By which I mean, dudes used to smoke on Pete & Pete. These days, it is nigh absurd to consider somebody smoking on […]…

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Not Just Rage. Adamantium Rage

2014-05-28

Since there are so many iconic Marvel comic book characters, and because video games where magic dudes fight are quite popular, it should come as no surprise that there have been a bunch of video games based on Marvel characters. I have only played one of them, which is the X-Men arcade game that has […]…

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You Wrote It, You Just Didn’t Watch It

2014-05-27

The State were a very good comedy troupe who had a very good TV show. Jon Stewart is a television legend who also was a bad actor for a spell. Together, they were on You Wrote It, You Watch It, a cheap idea for a terrible TV show. Of course, because this was early 90’s […]…

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Fine And Dandy Like Sour Candy

2014-05-26

The episode of The Simpsons “Two Bad Neighbors” is pretty notable for featuring both George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford as characters. Also, one time I read a review of this episode from a person who thought Bush voiced himself, which is a preposterously stupid thing to presume. Anyway, in the episode Bush moves in […]…

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Sandra Bullock: Force Of Nature, Hissy Fit Haver

2014-05-25

I found myself wading into the world of the Teen Choice Awards, although I was not able to really find further information on what I wanted. However, I still decided to look for more silly categories that they have awards for, because that’s what award shows like this do. They don’t have prestige, so they […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 44: The Big Lebowski

2014-05-24 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 44s

This episode really makes the room hang together. DVD misquote joke. That’s how deep into this we are already. We discussed the cult classic The Big Lebowski this week. It isn’t all quotes. Mostly quotes. Not all quotes. Links: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Why won’t you rate us or subscribe or leave us a comment? Why do […]…

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P.D.Q. Bach Was A Thing That Happened

2014-05-23

The Grammy Awards handed out for comedy has an odd history. It has undergone several name changes, sometimes music was allowed, sometimes it had to be spoken word. From 1994 until 2003, it was for spoken word comedy, so, you know, standup and stuff. Eventually they let music win again, which was good for Weird […]…

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They Call Me Knuckleball

2014-05-22

In 1994, the Major League Baseball players went on strike. They were trying to avoid a salary cap being imposed upon them, and it was all an ugly mess and Donald Fehr did his job and the salary cap was avoided, which is good. Listen, nine times out of 10, you’ll find me supporting the […]…

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A Batman Overture

2014-05-21

Batman Forever is viewed in a mixed fashion, but one this is for sure; its soundtrack was somewhat successful. If nothing else, it had “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal and “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” by U2. Also, a song by Flaming Lips. However, after Batman Forever came Batman & Robin. […]…

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Hot Rodding Teenagers From Dimension X

2014-05-20

We recently talked about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on our podcast, and in that conversation we mentioned Dimension X from the cartoon, and also apparently from the comic book. All I knew about it was that Krang was from there, but apparently there is so much more to it. Dimension X, for starters, conjures […]…

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An Annoying Football With Fins

2014-05-19

John Elway did many things. Well, he mostly just played football. Also, baseball. He used baseball as a way to finagle his way into the football situation he wanted, but that’s fine, because this was his professional life. He went to the Broncos, he was great, he won two Super Bowls at the end of […]…

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D2: A Written Podcast Addendum

2014-05-18

In the not too distant past, we discussed the film D2: The Mighty Ducks are Back on our podcast. However, when we did so, we forgot to mention a crucial scene. In said scene, Goldberg, Dwayne, and, I think, Averman are in Beverly Hills. I am assuming it’s Averman, because this is a “humorous” scene, […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 43: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2014-05-17 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 45s

This is the ideal podcast episode for fans of martial arts practicing amphibians. We discuss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in many forms. The three movies, the TV shows, the video games, and a whole bunch of other wacky stuff. In case you didn’t know, there was a fair amount of TMNT merchandise out there. Links! […]…

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We All Grow Up And Realize Gambit Is Dumb

2014-05-16

The X-Men have become fairly popular in this modern era. They had three movies, and now they are having three more movies, and also there were a couple Wolverine movies. I’ve seen… two of them, the first two X-Men movies. I’m not really into the X-Men. However, that was not the case when I was […]…

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A Great Personality Quiz

2014-05-15

The internets loves it’s “Which Character from X Show/Movie/Something Else are You?” stuff. Well, here at Existential Parachute Pants, we want to get in on those sweet, sweet clicks. So, here’s our first quiz: Which Friends Character are You!? 1. Are you a character from the television show Friends? A. Yes B. No If you […]…

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A Missed Branding Opportunity

2014-05-14

In 1995, Disney released Pocahantas, which was about a Native American lady and some dude and blue corn moons and grinning bobcats and stuff. It has musics and love and learning and animation. It isn’t one of the foremost Disney movies, but it didn’t completely fall through the cracks either. It also wasn’t terribly true […]…

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The Original Paul F. Tompkins

2014-05-13

Paul F. Tompkins is a very funny gentleman and a dapper chap. He is great on podcasts. I have listened to podcasts only once, and only because Tompkins was a guest. I listening to an astrology podcast once. ASTROLOGY! One of the dumbest things on the planet! And this is a dumb planet! In conclusion, […]…

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Pac-Man Has An Arch Nemesis

2014-05-12

Pac-Man is thought of primarily as the main protagonist of the original arcade game. Nigh every video gamer has played it, even me, and I was bad at it. I never realized that there was a pattern to the way the ghosts moved. However, he wasn’t really a character in that game. He was a […]…

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The Plight Of The Crandells

2014-05-11

Today is Mother’s Day. There is many a notable mother in pop culture. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. However, I am here to talk about the absence of a mother, and how that allowed a movie to play out. A movie starring Christina Applegate. I speak, of course, of Don’t […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 42: Extreme Sports

2014-05-10 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 47s

Grab your board of skate and snow, and drop down into a halved pipe, for in this episode, we discuss the intersection of extreme sports and pop culture. Movies, TV, music, and video games are all touched upon. Oh, and skateboarding magazines. And a fair amount on Roger Corman for whatever reason. Still, mostly extreme […]…

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Now I Can’t Remember Who Won Bud Bowl VIII

2014-05-09

The NFL Draft has begun, starting with a first round wherein we had to deal with the unbearable presences of Jon Gruden and Chris Berman, plus the marble mouthed Ray Lewis. Also, the Lions took Eric Ebron, which I am not pleased about. However, in honor of this football, there is only one thing to […]…

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My Name Is Dude Love

2014-05-08

Recently, on the Hang Up and Listen podcast, they were discussing the state of roller derby, and how some women have started skating under real names, as opposed to derby names. You know what a derby name is, right? Have you seen Whip It? Or any ads for the film Whip It? Or any roller […]…

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Chip Off the Old Clark

2014-05-07

The other evening, as I prepared to lay my weary head down upon my pillow, I was trying to think of things on the filmographies of Bob Saget, John Stamos, and Dave Coulier aside from Full House, because I am a king among men. Stamos was easy. Saget I got a few things for too. […]…

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DMX And The Case Of The Missing Thesaurus

2014-05-06

I have not, up to this point, merely used a blog post to direct you to a different article on the internet. However, for the first time, I am going to do that, because I find this one particularly interesting and worthwhile. A gentleman has delved deep into the world of hip hop to find […]…

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Andale! Andale! Arriba! Arriba!

2014-05-05

On this Cinco De Mayo, while all manner of white people are out getting drunk for what they presume is Mexican Independence Day (in truth, it celebrates a minor battle victory in an ultimately losing war), but this white person is going to do something else.  I am going to talk about the foremost, most […]…

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Ludvig Borg-a

2014-05-04

On this, May the Fourth, there is only one thing to talk about; Star Trek. Now, I have very limited experience with Star Trek. I can’t say I have limited knowledge, because catching as catch can, and watching Futurama, I’ve learned some stuff. However, I’ve only seen two Star Trek productions. The first J.J. Abrams […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 41: D2: The Mighty Ducks Are Back

2014-05-03 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 55s

Hockey fans from San Francisco to Bangor, Maine rejoice. In this episode, we discussed the second of the Mighty Ducks movies, D2: The Mighty Ducks Are Back. Iceland is involved. A boy may or may not lasso a guy during a hockey game. Pat Riley is also there. It’s pretty… eclectic. Linkings: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Please […]…

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Weird Al Take The Wheel

2014-05-02

I already brought you the glory of Weird Al Yankovic on Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. Now, let me bring you the joy of Weird Al on Wheel of Fortune! Yes, Weird Al was on Wheel of Fortune. In 1994. Alongside JAMES BROWN AND LITTLE RICHARD. How did this happen? I mean, I understand Weird Al […]…

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Lots of Military Based Puns

2014-05-01

They don’t make shows like Major Dad anymore. By which I mean, shows with premises this high concept and silly and idiosyncratic. I mean, it’s about a guy who is a major in the Marines who meets a woman and falls in love with her and marries her and also she has kids. I suppose, […]…

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The Rare Failed Video Game Adaptation

2014-04-30

The late Bob Hoskins is probably best recalled in this country for Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which is an alright movie that is more interesting in concept than in execution, although Hoskins is top notch in it. He had a fine career, but there was one black mark on it that even got Hoskins’ goat. […]…

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The Past Comes To The Present, Which Quickly Becomes The Past

2014-04-29

Mystery Science Theater 3000 had a routine for Thanksgivings, or Turkey Days, wherein marathons would be shown on Comedy Central. However, in 2013, MST3K Turkey Day was brought back online, which was pretty cool. By which I mean awesome. Because this is the internet, you can find the bumpers online from the old Turkey Days, […]…

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Man, or Cat? Or Also Maybe A Beaver?

2014-04-28

Nick Bakay is more than just the guy who narrated us through pro wrestling’s greatest secrets in one of those things that exposes the “secrets” of pro wrestling. He also voiced the cat on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Also, one of the beavers in Angry Beavers. Namely, Norbert, the “cool” one. The real question is, […]…

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Lemon Based Improvements

2014-04-27

Hey. Watch this video of Courtney Barnett covering The Lemonheads song “Being Around.” It is great: Sure, this cover is relatively recent, and Barnett is an artist not of the 90’s, but The Lemonheads very much are, so this counts. Also, it seems fitting, because the best known Lemonheads song is their cover of “Mrs. […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 40: Mario

2014-04-26 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 49s

Weird lizard/dinosaur type creatures and creatures of the like better beware this week, as we discuss a potpourri of Mario and Mario related video games of the 90’s. That includes stuff like Super Mario World and Super Mario 64, but also Mario Kart games and Mario Party games and things of that ilk. If it […]…

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Here & Now

2014-04-25

In the televisual program Parks and Recreation, Adam Scott’s character of Ben Wyatt, in addition to presumably being a drinker of Smirnoff vodka, is a huge fan of the band Letters to Cleo. They are very much a band of the 90’s, and not a terribly well known one, which is part of the joke, […]…

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A Dude Abides

2014-04-24

Yesterday, I wrote about Fargo, inspired by the new miniseries. In that post, I briefly tossed out the idea of a miniseries inspired by The Big Lebowski. Then, I thought about it some more, and I realized that is a great idea. That should happen. It’s a great idea. Yes, The Big Lebowski is a […]…

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Sometimes These Titles Aren’t Very Well Constructed

2014-04-23

Another short post today, due to time based commitments and such. There is a new TV show on FX based loosely on the Coen Bros. movie Fargo. Have I written about this movie before? I’m getting the feeling I’ve written about it before. That was bound to happen eventually, right? I hope it isn’t happening. […]…

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The Greatest Moment in the History of Professional Wrestling

2014-04-22

I was very glad to find out that this happened in the 1990’s, because it is my favorite thing ever to happen in pro wrestling. I talked about it in our WWF podcast, when I wasn’t offered up praise for Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, who also gave me some fond memories. I don’t want to […]…

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Bun E. Brodie

2014-04-21

Easter was yesterday, but I did not write about it because I was too busy being creeped out by the Mighty Ducks cartoon. Also, this blog service does not recognize creeped as a word, which is world class garbage. Easter isn’t that big in pop culture. It isn’t as easily secularized as Christmas, and also […]…

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Ian Ziering, You Monster

2014-04-20

With the NHL and NBA playoffs going on, and with my desire to watch them, I planned to throw something quick up on the blog. I was just going to toss up a video from YouTube from the Mighty Ducks animated series. Yeah, that’s right, there was an animated Mighty Ducks show in the mid-90’s. […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 39: Nicktoons

2014-04-19 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 41s

It’s a potpourri of 90’s Nicktoons, minus Ren and Stimpy, because we discussed that already. We’ve got your Doug, your Rugrats, your Rocko’s Modern Life, and some others. What else needs to be said? I genuinely can’t think of anything! Links! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Please rate, subscribe, and leave a comment. All you got to do […]…

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Golden Riot Grrrls

2014-04-18

I already tweeted about this twice, so I feel like I may be beating this into the ground, but all I’m saying is that Golden Riot Grrrls should be a thing. It combines two things that started in the 90’s: The TV show The Golden Girls, and the riot grrrl musical movement. Now, it is […]…

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Sending Your Tasting Buds To Flavor Town

2014-04-17

Benjamin and Gerald are iced cream impresarios that often name flavors after famous people. You have your Cherry Garcias and others in that vein. If you are reading this, Ben and/or Jerry, I’ve got a flavor I want to suggest. It’s called Nacho Man Candy Savage, name in honor of “Macho Man” Randy Savage. It […]…

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Wherein I Am Very Much Impressed

2014-04-16

Are you familiar with Shania Twain’s album Come On Over? You are, let me assure you. You remember it, you remember at least a few songs, and you probably know it was successful. However, I just looked it up on the Wikipedia, and man (I feel like a woman) it was super successful. We’re talking […]…

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Leslie Nielsen And David Cronenberg Intersect

2014-04-15

You know, sometimes Canada produces its own pop culture. Seriously. Then, sometimes, they laud themselves for it, just like they do in other countries, such as America. For example, they have their own movie award show. Of course, they only seem to have one, as opposed to the US of A, where we have about […]…

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Clint Howard Ruins MTV’s Fun, And For The Better

2014-04-14

The MTV Movie Awards were this weekend. I have not watched it… maybe ever. The only MTV award show I can definitely remember watching is that MTV Music Awards where Fiona Apple gave that out there speech. The MTV Movie Awards, these days, give their awards to the most popular YA adaptation going on, right […]…

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Spring Break! Woo!

2014-04-13

In April, a young person’s thoughts turn to alcohol poisoning and varies diseases transmitted in a sexual nature. Or, as it is known in some circles, spring break. When I think of this collection of bacchanalian bullshit, I think, of course, about people being rolled up in a giant burrito on MTV. Admittedly, I can’t […]…

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 38: Godzilla

2014-04-12 :: Chris Morgan, Super Totally Awesome
Length: 49s

Do you like giant lizard things? Do you like Taco Bell tie-ins? Well then, this is the podcast episode for you! We discussed the 1998 Godzilla movie directed by Roland Emmerich. It stars Matthew Broderick. Puff Daddy is on the soundtrack. There is nothing more you need to know, but please listen anyway. Links! iTunes: […]…

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With Ann B. Davis as Schultzy, a Trucker

2014-04-11

So, I’ve been watching season one of Cheers for the first time. One thing that I already know is that Diane is great, and Shelley Long is great, and why was she not able to become a bigger star? What happened there? She’s also good in Night Shift, but this isn’t about any of the […]…

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Rappin’ Stephen Colbert

2014-04-10