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Exhibit 43: LIVING SINGLE

11/4/2018
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Join us in the 90s wing as we dust off the original comedy about six 20-somethings in the city. Listen in to learn the highlights of Queen Latifah's epic career, discover which 80s teen star made a young Jeffrey's heart beat faster, and find out why both Living Single and The Golden Girls owe a debt to Jane Austen. Read more: 25 years later, the cast speaks out in the Atlantic How the Golden Girls influenced everything Will there be a reboot? Kim Coles does everything ever If you...

Duration:00:52:53

Exhibit 42: ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS

10/21/2018
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Good evening. This week your humble hosts will be digging into the second most well-known black-and-white anthology series. How will Alfred Hitchcock Presents stack up against The Twilight Zone? Will the Hitch maintain his title of the master of suspense within the constraints of the small screen? Will Jeffrey stay awake? All this plus reader mail, a hot take on The Conners, and play-at-home games (yes, plural!). Learn more: The AV Club takes on AHP Amazing interview with...

Duration:00:57:49

Exhibit 41: WINGS

10/7/2018
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The Museum is taking flight this week, as we soar through the 90s with a staple of NBC's famed Thursday night line-up. (If by staple you mean the show that ran between Cheers and LA Law while you were in the kitchen getting a snack.) Take a listen to find out which cast member got her showbiz start singing creationist novelty songs, discover which other 90s sitcom Jeffrey refuses to watch, and revisit your hosts' undying affection for Bebe Neuwirth's Lillith. Eager to learn more? Check...

Duration:00:42:32

Exhibit 40: THE ODD COUPLE

9/23/2018
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This week your two incongruous and divergent hosts take on a classic from the late great Neil Simon and titan of 70s sitcoms Garry Marshall. Will we be charmed by comedic mismatch of Tony Randall and Jack Klugman? Or will we find the public's continued affection for this show just...odd? Listen in to discover who was Klugman's unexpected real life roommate, learn how to play Password, and enjoy an episode of Trivia Only Hannah Could Care About. For more Odd Couple, check out Dana...

Duration:00:52:26

Exhibit 39: "CHiPs"

9/9/2018
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Rev your motor and tighten that helmet, because we're hitting the road with the heroes of the California Highway Patrol. Come along with us, as the 70s merge into the 80s, a time when action was gentle, aviators were made for lowering suggestively, and racquetball reigned supreme. Listen in to learn how costars Estrada and Wilcox got along (or didn't), what surprising turns their later careers took, and just how much Jeffrey loves Airport 1975. By listener demand we also take another...

Duration:00:57:43

Exhibit 38: BOY MEETS WORLD

8/26/2018
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Wandering down this [podcast] we call life...it's good to know I have [listeners] who will always stand by me... Well, we hope you'll stand by us as we roll back to the peak of the 90s, with TGIF stalwart Boy Meets World. We watched child actors actually age gracefully while tackling a plethora of "very special" issues in a way only a 22-minute family-friendly sitcom can. Were we charmed by this particular boy and his world? Who comes out on top in the battle of the Savage wunkerkinds?...

Duration:00:41:54

Exhibit 37: KUNG FU with Matthew Polly ("Bruce Lee: A Life")

8/12/2018
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Seek not to contend, for it is the eyes that blind the man, so should the podcaster become the podcast. That's right, Couch Potatoes, we're busting open the fortune cookies and rolling back to the old west – and we're bringing former Shaolin Temple disciple and current Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly with us! Listen up to learn what Matt has in common with Kung Fu's Caine, discover just what kind of adventures you can have on peyote in Laurel Canyon, and hear the groovy musical stylings...

Duration:01:03:57

Exhibit 36: FAWLTY TOWERS

7/29/2018
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If you like British comedy, we've got a classic this week that's quite the ticket. We'll take a close look at Watery Fowls -- er, Fawlty Towers -- the show deemed the greatest of all time by the British Film Institute. Will this 70s television treasure still shine today? Can the operatic virtuosity of Cleese and company overcome Hannah's antipathy for farce? Will Jeffrey talk at length about Monty Python? Tune in to learn more about the charms of Torquay, the peculiar British tradition of...

Duration:00:48:53

Exhibit 35: A BIT OF FRY & LAURIE

7/15/2018
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It's Christmas in July! Grab some leftover roast goose and plum pudding (as we understand British folk tend to do after the holidays), because in this exhibit we’re taking a look at the 1987 "Christmas special" of A Bit of Fry & Laurie! This British TV classic sprang, like Monty Python and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, from Cambridge University’s Footlights comedy troupe. The titular Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are now well-known on both sides of the pond, but you can listen in to...

Duration:00:26:04

Exhibit 34: THE HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

7/1/2018
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Grab your towel and DON'T PANIC! We're off to discover the mysteries of the life with the universe's best-selling guidebook. Listen and learn about the many incarnation's of Douglas Adams's silly, subversive, and strangely intelligent space saga, find out what the cast is up to nowadays, and discover how Jeffrey can always slip in a joke at Gene Roddenberry's expense. Also, hear how fellow Taters responded to our Adam-12 exhibit. Want to be thanked on-air for your dedication to The...

Duration:00:44:37

Exhibit 33: ADAM-12

6/17/2018
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Buckle up, friends – we're on the beat with Officers Reed and Malloy. Join us as we cruise the mean streets of LA, apprehending camper thieves and saving the lives of kittens. Listen in to learn about the amazing "Webb" connecting Adam-12 to both Lost in Space and Columbo! Find out which Hollywood powerhouse guested in knee socks! Discover just how many jokes Jeffrey can make at Gene Roddenberry's expense! And don't forget to be a supporting member of the Tater Army. Sign up at our...

Duration:00:34:36

Exhibit 32: IRONSIDE

6/3/2018
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Couch potatoes, please show your love by becoming a patr(e)on of the Museum! In this exhibit, join us for further wanderings through the Cop Shows Wing of the TV Museum as we take a look back at a long-running contemporary of Dragnet, the post-Perry Mason Raymond Burr vehicle Ironside. Learn what The Beastie Boys, Quincy Jones, and Quentin Tarantino all appreciated about this show, delight in what may be the most Planet of the Apes connections of any exhibit to date, and marvel at the...

Duration:00:44:34

Exhibit 31: DRAGNET ('67)

5/20/2018
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Drive back in time to the Summer of Love and cruise the LA scene with two groovy cats– Sergeant Friday and Officer Gannon! Learn just how much of an overachiever series creator Jack Webb was, who guested on Dragnet years before running afoul of the real LAPD, and which of your devoted cohosts has an ex-hippie's distrust of the po-po. While you're listening, don't forget to pop over to Barkbox to sign up for a free extra month for our listeners. Your best pal will thank you!

Duration:00:38:46

Exhibit 30: PERFECT STRANGERS

5/6/2018
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Hop on your turnip truck/transatlantic ship/cherry red Mustang, and meet us in Chicago for a reunion with everyone's favorite mismatched cousins! In this exhibit, Jeffrey and Hannah unveil the Miller Boyett wing of the Museum and reminisce about the now-defunct concept of the branded programming block (thanks, streaming), while exploring a series that is equal parts pro-America 80s pabulum and charming hat tip to the classic slapstick comedy. Is Perfect Strangers perfect for a re-watch...

Duration:00:48:48

Exhibit 29: LOST IN SPACE

4/22/2018
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Snap on your helmets and buckle in, Couch Potatoes, because we're getting LOST IN SPACE! Join Hannah and Jeffrey aboard the Jupiter 2 to discover all the dangers of the solar system and beyond, from menacing cyborgs to vindictive produce. Learn which star recorded history's best novelty song, who was both a Robinson and a Von Trapp, and what Party of Five has to do with all this. We'll also give you our quick take on the new Netflix reboot (a preview of Exhibit 21,378, release date: May...

Duration:00:52:10

Exhibit 28: ROSEANNE

4/8/2018
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Given the mandate of the Museum, ripped-from-the-headlines topicality is not usually our bag. But in this exhibit we're diving headlong into the phenomenon that is Roseanne, both the first 9 seasons and the new version everyone's been talking about. Tune in to learn... The Big LebowskiRoseanne's Don't forget to help your favorite TV history podcast and treat your best friend with a subscription to Bark Box!

Duration:00:52:19

Exhibit 27: THE BOB NEWHART SHOW

3/25/2018
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“Hi, Bob.” Lie down on the couch, listeners, because we're taking you to America's favorite fictional, Midwestern psychologist! Before there was Newhart, there was The Bob Newhart Show. (And also...The Bob Newhart Show. Are you confused yet? Check out the exhibit, and all will be made clear.) Listen in to learn exciting trivia, such as which two Newhartites voiced seminal cartoon characters! Find out who compared Bob Newhart to a dragon-slaying choirboy! Discover which cast member went...

Duration:00:37:33

Exhibit 26: THE SAINT

3/11/2018
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Join Hannah and Jeffrey deep in the vaults for a peek at a 60s cult hit that still maintains a vigorous fan club. Watch a pre-Bond Roger Moore rub elbows with the rich, larcenous, and murderous as he Robin Hoods his way through high society. Listen in to learn more about the long history of Simon Templar, the most popular pop culture icon you may have never heard of. Find out just how much James Bond echoes the Saint, why George Lazenby got to be Bond, and what Maester Pycelle and the...

Duration:00:33:46

Exhibit 25: THE GOLDEN GIRLS

2/25/2018
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Grab some cheesecake, pour some OJ, and settle in! Hannah and Jeffrey end their unscheduled hiatus to look back at a groundbreaking stalwart of 80s* Saturday nights. Will the girls hold up thirty years later? Tune in to learn how Golden Girls connects to Mama's Family, what Julio Iglesias has in common with Quentin Tarantino, and just how Jeffrey feels about Park Overall. And while you're at it, be sure to support the show and get great audio content with a free trial from...

Duration:00:37:05

Exhibit 24: THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW

6/13/2017
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Hannah and Jeffrey take a look back at the show-about-a-show that helped put HBO on the path to original programming greatness. If you missed Larry Sanders the first time around, start streaming now to see why this single-camera comedy of embarrassment is arguably as influential as The Big S itself.* *Yes, we just made up that nickname for Seinfeld. Listen in to learn whose ear was torn by Rip Torn, what was the other successful Delta Burke vehicle of the mid-late 80s, and which star of...

Duration:00:43:04