It's finally here the Director's Cut of one of our favorite episodes. The 1983 NBC TV Movie "High School U.S.A." featuring Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Anthony Edwards, Crystal Bernard and Todd Bridges leading an all-star cast ...... and Tom Villard.

We've got fifteen minutes of new material for this Director's Cut. Just hope Otto's Robot doesn't steal any of your change to use in the soda machine while you listen.

We wrap up our Halloween trifecta of shows with some humor, straight from the minds at Saturday Night Live.  In 2016, David S. Pumpkins appeared on a Halloween sketch.  He proved to be so popular that he got his own half-hour special the following year.


On the first official episode of Into the Spidey Movieverse as we lead up to “Spider-Man: Far From Home” coming out in December, Greg and Chico look back on the first Spider-Man movie from 2002 directed by Sam Raimi. 

They discuss some of their favorite scenes and moments from the film along with talking about giant life-size statues of Spider-Man that you could win at Blockbuster. Also on what other podcast will you hear a discussion about Superbit DVD’s? 

So if you’re something of a scientist yourself, this is worth a listen.

BTW, if Greg's voice sounds hoarse during the show keep in mind this was recorded the day after the WrestleMania 2 episode (UH-OH!)

October 25, 2021

Episode 209–Dead of Night

Our Halloween Trifecta of Terror continues with a one-off three-part anthology from 1977 titled Dead of Night.  Overall, it is pretty insignificant, though some big names were involved with it.  However, the first story does star one of our favorites, a young Ed Begley Jr.

We start our Halloween 2021 extravaganza with what might be considered the ultimate short-lived cult classic.  Kolchak: The Night Stalker has been remade several times, became a comic book series, and is a progenitor to similar later shows, but its original series only lasted a season.  With a celeb-laden line-up, what happened?

For the first time on the It Was a Thing on TV Podbean feed, Greg and Chico bring you their monthly podcast from Place to be Nation POP on the Spider-Man movie franchise to get you ready for Spider-Man: No Way Home in December.

Greg and Chico in this series will recap and review each of the nine movies released since 2002 that feature either Spider-Man or Spider-Man related characters that have been featured on the silver screen. 

In the pilot episode to get you ready for the series, Greg and Chico look at all the adaptations to get Spider-Man to the big screen that almost were. 

They all involve Roger Corman, Cannon Films, James Cameron and …… James Bond?

Recently, the 25th James Bond cinematic release hit theaters.  But would you believe there was a James Bond, er, Jimmy Bond to grace the small screen before Sean Connery?  In 1954, the CBS anthology series Climax! had an episode based on the Ian Fleming work Casino Royale.

October 14, 2021

Episode 206–Too Many Cooks

Simultaneously one of the most brilliant things on TV the last decade and one of the most bizarre, Too Many Cooks aired in the dead of night on Adult Swim.  Within days, it was viral and repeated often.  We offer a live commentary while watching the show and get into details about some of the production, and what happened to some of the actors and actresses.

It's the final edition of the It Was a Thing on TV remastered series and we're closing it with a look back at Episode 20 and the attempts to capitalize on the success of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? back in 2000.

We look at It's Your Chance of a Lifetime, Winning Lines and the 2000 version of Twenty-One. The gang talks about the greatness of the Wonderwall on Winning Lines and Mike talks about the time he auditioned for Twenty-One back in late 1999.

October 11, 2021

Episode 205–Musical Chairs

It only lasted 19 weeks but 1975's Musical Chairs was a landmark television program, as it was the first game show with an African-American emcee, in Adam Wade.  It also had a fun theme song, a great cast of guests, and the cushy time slot after Match Game 75.  It was also recorded at The Ed Sullivan Theater!

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