Herbie went to Monte Carlo around the same time as Luke Skywalker raced down the Death Star trench. And as the world awaited meeting Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back, the diminutive automobile drove audiences fruity in Herbie Goes Bananas.
Fill up your fun tank with audio fuel for your drive with shazbazzar and JediShua as they rev their engines with car jokes, tune in to news on the radio, eat their Frosted Flakes from their travel bowls, and stop at the theater for a private screening of Herbie Goes Bananas and a preview of The Empire Strikes Back.
Whether Mr. Cab Driver refuses to pick you up or Lady Cab Driver is caught in the Crosstown Traffic, Baby, You Can Drive My Car while we talk about cars this week on TechnoRetro Dads. Take us along on your Monday morning commute for a road trip through five decades of love bugs, imperial slugs, with wheels, deals, and lots of banana peels.
In the NEWS
- Disney+ Willow series in preproduction.
- Legendary Visual Futurist Syd Mead dies at 86.
We Love Our Cereal…
…but Mexico evidently doesn’t like iconic cartoon cereal mascots like Tony the Tiger. However, Gene Simmons does enjoy his cereal — with ice cubes.
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
In the third sequel to Disney’s The Love Bug, Herbie has ended up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and has been inherited by Pete from his uncle Jim Douglas. As he goes to pick Herbie up with his friend DJ, the two are pickpocketed by an orphan boy named Paco. In an unexpected twist, Paco also robbed some bad guys, who are after some Incan gold. In the stolen wallet was a piece of film that would lead the villains to the gold. Seeking an escape, Paco hides in Herbie and gets onboard the cruise ship Sun Princess. All our heroes meet up with Captain Blythe, Louise, and her anthropology student niece, Melissa. The captain tosses Herbie overboard after his mischievous antics and all seems lost. But Herbie swims to shore, meets up with Paco, fights a bull, and helps Paco, Pete, and DJ race for the gold.
JediShua’s New TechnoRetro Studio
The walls are up. The shelves are installed. The collectibles are being displayed. Soon, JediShua will share the O.A.S.I.S. with family, friends, and EarBuds in a fun-filled room with absolutely no rabbits allowed — except on boxes of TRIX.
The Road to The Empire Strikes Back
Forty years ago, young Shua and younger shaz anxiously awaited the sequel to the most amazing movie they had (and have) ever seen. Join the TechnoRetro Dads each week as we remember the five month long drive down the Road to The Empire Strikes Back.
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Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the ’70s and ’80s as they share the fun and also fandom of their youth with their families, friends, and EarBuds. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and arcade games as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, especially Star Wars. The TechnoRetro Dads create new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.
If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just appreciate the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is definitely for you!