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Farewell, Paws Rewind — Hello, Feminine Hijinx — PR070

On our final installment of Paws Rewind, we recall favorite episodes and the moments that gave us the biggest belly laughs. Following nostalgic talk about nostalgia, we offer an exclusive preview of our new podcast, Feminine Hijinx, where we reinvent the other side of 40 with sass, crass, and kicking ass. Listen in for the all the podcast-y goodness. Thank you for the Paws Rewind love -- you've made it memorable and FUN!


Mötley Crüe’s “The Dirt,” Cats, and More — PR069

We go digging in The Dirt with Mötley Crüe this week on Paws Rewind. Have you seen the Netflix movie or read the book? You should -- but only if you have a strong stomach. We dish the, um, details of life as an L.A. rock band back in the day. Also featured: run-ins with Axel Rose and our cats' weird drinking and eating habits.


She’s Having a Baby, Bacon Numbers, and Cats — PR067

In honor of Labor Day, we're dishing about the 1988 John Hughes rom-com, She's Having a Baby starring Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern -- and have very different opinions. Speaking of Kevin, what's your Bacon number? Also included: fear of spiders, and birthin' pets.


Sixteen Candles, John Hughes Movie Trivia, and Cats — PR066

We commiserate with Sam as her entire family forgets her birthday because her sister is marrying an oily bohunk. But Jake Ryan! Also included: lifelong learning, shopping, and cat people vs. dog people. And Happy Birthday, Susie!


Blue Lagoon, Cats on Deserted Islands, and More — PR065

This week, we get marooned on an island with Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, and discuss her bad acting and his man-part's multiple appearances. Well, we review more than that. Also included: introversion vs. extroversion, job searches, and what our cats would bring to a deserted island.


Scooby Doo, Nosy Cats, and More — PR064

Jinkies! This week, we pile into the ol' Mystery Machine and hunt down some spooky memories of the classic cartoon, Scooby Doo, Where are You? Also featured: cats who get all up in our business.


Summer Employment and “If Our Cats Had Jobs” — PR063

Our summer jobs paid next-to-nothing in the 70s and 80s -- and the business practices were, um, questionable at best. We reminisce about our summer gigs which were everything from "naughty" singing telegrams to stealing ice cream, and we -- having both been deli workers -- agree we'll never order salads from grocery store delis again. Also featured: our cats' imaginary employment and being an unemployed bum.


1980 After School Special: “What Are Friends For?”– PR062

Divorce and black magic? We MUST be talking about ABC After School Specials! That's right, folks -- we travel back to 1980 and dig into the cheese-filled treasure, "What Are Friends For?". Also featured in this episode: Ouija boards and lying cats.


Meatballs Movie, Summer Camp & Weird Cat Habits — PR061

This week, we pull a couple of groin muscles during the three-legged race at summer camp. Not really, but we DID pull a couple of ab muscles from laughing about the 1979 Bill Murray classic, Meatballs. Also featured: Susie's (unfortunate) summer camp nickname, weird cat habits, and more!


Childhood Friendships, Life Balance, & Cats — PR60

This week, we recall note-passing, letter-sending, fortune-telling, diary-writing, and all the awesomeness of childhood friendships in the '70s and '80s. Also covered: balancing yo' crazy life, and ways our pets greet us when we return from vacation.


Women Role Models and Cats — PR059

We are women, hear us roar! In this episode, we celebrate the women role models of the '70s and '80s. From Mary Tyler Moore to Ann Romano to Billie Jean King to Princess Leia, these independent dynamos showed us that we really could make it after all. Also featured: Charlie's Angels paper dolls, letting go of perfection, and thieving cats.


National Lampoon’s Vacation, Cats & More — PR058

We pack up the Family Truckster and hop on the holiday road with the Griswalds this week, and have opposite opinions about the hijinks en route to Wally World. Also included: the beauty of Google Calendar, staying present, and childhood vacation memories. Does your cat prefer boxes or bags? We discuss this very important topic as well. Holiday Road cover by VTO.


Famous Cats, Cat Food Commercials & More — PR057

An entire episode about cats? Sign us up! This week, you're in for a hiss-tory lesson about some of the famous cats of the '70s and '80s. Buckle up, Toonces, we're going for a ride! Also featured: retro cat food commercials (and one dog food one), the art of saying "no", and ghost-seeing cats. Remember these?


Father’s Day (Pa-ther’s Day), Cats, and More — PR057

This week, we're featuring one of the most memorable dads of the '70s and '80s: Charles "Pa" Ingalls of Little House on the Prairie. We muse over what kinds of treats would be gifted upon him if the holiday existed during his lifetime. For starters, he'd get to sleep in until 4:00 AM. It only gets weirder and more silly from there, folks. Also included in this episode: dad jokes, job preparation, and cats vs. visitors.


Famous Weddings, Cats, and More — PR056

In honor of Angie's upcoming wedding, we remember some of the biggest and wildest famous weddings of the '70s and '80s -- everything from the rock-n-roll-ness of Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear to the majesty (and giant sleeves) of Charles and Di. Also featured: wedding fashions of the day, staying calm during chaos, and kitty greetings.


Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret and More — PR055

As the first of our ongoing reviews of the 70s/80s classics, we take on the quintessential coming-of-age book, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, by the literary goddess of puberty, Ms. Judy Blume. Also included: vintage sanitary products, gratitude, and snuggly kitties.


Novelty Songs, Wacky Hairstyles,Cats, and More — PR054

Remember those wacky songs from the 70s and 80s that made us laugh and/or annoyed the crap out of us? How about the haunting ones that gave us totally creepy feelings? We sure do, and are sharing some of our favorites on this week's episode. Also included: Do your pets sleep in your bed? Do you recall the wild hairstyles from back in the day? We discuss these topics, badassery, and more. Listen in! Enjoy these choice videos of our favorite novelty songs: "Escape...


Daniel Quagliozzi: The Karate Kid, Cats, and More — PR053

We wax on with cat consultant, Daniel "DQ" Quagliozzi, about the 1984 "kid moves from New Jersey to California and learns the Miyagi karate method to protect himself from bullies and basically feel awesome" classic, The Karate Kid. We also test Daniel's 70s and 80s pop culture skillz and challenge him in a Paws Rewind version of To Tell the Truth that involves Barbie dolls. Connect with Daniel: Go, Cat, Go! website Go, Cat, Go! Facebook Go, Cat, Go! Twitter Go, Cat, Go! Instagram


Mother’s Day Showdown: Carol Brady or Shirley Partridge — PR052

We're celebrating Mother's Day by putting two quintessential TV moms in the "ring" to see who comes up grooviest. Yes, we're discussing Carol's famous shag hairdo. Then we close out the episode recalling our childhood pets and wondering why Fluffy the cat disappeared after The Brady Bunch's pilot episode. Sounds pretty fishy to us. Please note: The newer episodes of Paws Rewind do include some profanity, gosh-darn-it! But really, if you're sensitive to profanity, please listen at your own...


My Tutor, Weird ’70s Ads, Cats, and More — PR051

This week, we tackle what one reviewer referred to as, "... the worst falling in love with my hot tutor' movie I've ever seen." That's right, friends, we studied the 1983 coming-of-age film, My Tutor just for YOU. Also featured in this episode are: really bad Joe Namath commercials from the '70s and weird cat toys that are not cat toys. Click here to watch My Tutor, folks (advance apologies). Make sure you're wearing your best aerobics leotards whilst viewing. As promised, here are some MUST...