To Tell the Truth is seemingly eternal, having been on television every decade since the 1950s.  We look at the 80s version, which didn't last long despite some quality central characters and visits from numerous old friends on the panel.  We also make a plea for Betty White to get on a game show before she turns 100.

This show tried to be something at first, but then the format changed halfway through its only season.  Apparently the only power Matthew Star had was to become a footnote in history. But hey, at least we got Louis Gossett Jr. on this show.

There have been numerous attempts at football outside of the NFL season.  None exist any longer.  A recent attempt in 2019 was the Alliance of American Football (AAF), which we remember fondly.

Listen as we blame the owner of Chico’s favorite hockey team for the demise of the league.

5 Ridiculous Stories from the last days of the AAF (FlemLo Raps) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZI0Sam7gGI

We continue the President's Day theme by looking at a commercial for an inaugural keepsake.  There's something about a gold plated commemorative plate of Barack Obama which we find odd.

February 15, 2021

Episode 136–Lil’ Bush

We thought Lil' Bush would be a fair topic for a President's Day episode.  Boy, were we wrong.  For the most part, this aged like bad cheese.  What seemed like a good idea in the 2000s ended up having a very short shelf life, running on one-note political gags from 15 years ago.  We apologize in advance.

February 12, 2021

Episode 135–Bzzz!

The Valentine's Day week tribute continues with a fun little game that didn't have the run it deserved, the late-90s Annie Wood speed dating game Bzzz!

Vanna White was everywhere in the late 80s--Wheel of Fortune twice a day, touring the country by train, a best-selling writer, and scantily clad in an adult magazine.  NBC tried to capitalize on her success with a made-for-TV movie starring Vanna called Goddess of Love, which was downright bad.

In 1985, the Chicago Bears earned a place in pop culture history with their iconic song and music video during their Super Bowl winning season. Over the years, several teams and companies outside of football have tried to replicate the Bears magic with not much success. We cover a variety of these songs in the longest episode of the podcast yet!

 

The Patriots & We - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEOj-IoIgXo

 

L.A. Rams Ram It Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZO8Zeye5K0

 

Washington Thanks To The 12th Man - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCt2pVq-RCw

 

Philadelphia Eagles: Buddy’s Watching You - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkTmMF3pa0M

 

L.A. Raiders Silver and Black Attack Music Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-FKpWiHijo

 

Cleveland Browns Masters of the Gridiron - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHx6-ekmawk

 

N.Y. Giants Music Video - https://youtu.be/hMLYSyCS1p0

https://youtu.be/0Wv9gR3FTRY

https://youtu.be/2yXzKEZeuc4

 

AWA Wrestlerock Rumble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSFpzPlO4Q

 

East/West Bowl Rap Showdown (Key & Peele) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsRrEx0Cntg

 

KSL Studio Shuffle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyTTX-Y6NDA

 

The Shiva Bowl Shuffle (The League) - https://youtu.be/r6Z40VK0O9M

 

Sex Offender Shuffle - https://youtu.be/VfCYZ3pks48

 

Super Broker Shuffle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW-GhCeqkk4

 

Super Broker Shuffle Parody - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugNZfyRmQA0

 

Barrington Snow Storm Shuffle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl6Whm1fqgo

 

The BoostMobile Shuffle - https://vimeo.com/40389988

It's the week of The Big Game!  You know which one, that Superb Owl.  Like last year, we're looking back at something regarding that event.  The 1989 edition had a halftime show which wasn't the marching bands or Up With People from years past.  It also hadn't reached the era of epic musicians.  Instead, it was magic tricks and 50s music, all in glorious 3D.

Famous TV chefs include Julia Child, "The Galloping Gourmet" Graham Kerr, and "The Frugal Gourmet" Jeff Smith.  One chef whose legacy is as good as the above people but wasn't as big of a name is Art Ginsburg, who went by the moniker "Mr. Food."  We spend this installment looking at the career of this underrated icon, as well as some of the secrets to his 90-second cooking segments.

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