Fifty years ago, NASA put men on the moon to successfully complete the Apollo 11 mission and end the “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union.
This week in 1984 introduced us to Muppet Babies and encouraged us to believe we could join the likes of Luke Skywalker by playing arcade games with The Muppets Take Manhattan and The Last Starfighter. (There was The Frisco Kid in ’79, too. A lot of folks forgot that one.)
If you want to blow things up, listen to classic summer music, or enjoy somewhat offensive comedy, join shazbazzar and JediShua as they remember The Beach Boys, Weekend at Bernie’s, and Fireworks!
New Coke wasn’t exactly the hit the Coca-Cola Company was looking for in 1985. JediShua and shazbazzar taste test the limited rerelease to find out if its a hit with the next generation.
JediShua and shazbazzar remember these summer movies: The Muppet Movie (1979), Top Secret! (1984), The Karate Kid (1984), and Batman (1989) and realize their impact on their youth and beyond.
Celebrate Father’s Day with true TechnoRetro Dads like Fred Flintstone, George Jetson, Henry Jones, Jr., Anakin Skywalker, Mufasa, Papa Smurf, Matt Trakker, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Mr. Mom.
Gremlins shares notoriety with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with being cited as the reason for today’s PG-13 rating, but shazbazzar and JediShua talk about why it should be remembered for much, much more. If you haven’t seen this movie in decades, it’s worth watching. It’s even better than you remember!
Thirty-five years ago, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom continued the saga begun by Raiders of the Lost Ark. Five years later, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade kept this ’80s series going.
Tim Conway stole the breath from audiences and co-stars alike with his propensity for physical comedy and his willingness to embrace the role of the lovable fool everyone loved to laugh at and with from the ’70s to today and for decades to come.
Peter Mayhew gave us Chewbacca and we give our respects in this tribute to the big man with a bigger heart who won our affection while playing the iconic wookiee in Star Wars.
Dungeons & Dragons was wildly popular among the non-athletic types in the ’70s and ’80s. The popularity of role-playing games (tabletop and online) continues today. This week the ‘Dads FLASHBACK to earlier episodes and interviews for 77 minutes full of Dungeons & Dragons discussions and memories.
Blondie. It could be a nickname for a tow-headed child, an attractive woman, or even a light-colored baked treat. But Blondie is synonymous with the music sensation that gripped the world in the ’70s and ’80s with lead singer Deborah Harry. And then there’s Gage Creed, the blonde zombie toddler from Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.
SuperFriends JediKermmit, Chase, and the Cereal Connoisseur join shazbazzar and JediShua for just a bit more Star Wars Celebration.