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Dueling Decades

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Dueling Decades is the totally awesome adult retro game show you've been looking for! Listen as the 1980s and the 1990s square off and do battle! Because it's your history, we just fight for it! The rules of our game are simple!A coin flip shall decide who picks first, out of the 5 dueling decades categories (Movies, TV, Music, News, & Hot Products)The judge’s ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category.The first 3 rounds are worth 1 point each… with rounds 4 and 5, worth 2 points apiece.The winning decade shall be decided by the highest overall score after all 5 rounds.

Dueling Decades is the totally awesome adult retro game show you've been looking for! Listen as the 1980s and the 1990s square off and do battle! Because it's your history, we just fight for it! The rules of our game are simple!A coin flip shall decide who picks first, out of the 5 dueling decades categories (Movies, TV, Music, News, & Hot Products)The judge’s ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category.The first 3 rounds are worth 1 point each… with rounds 4 and 5, worth 2 points apiece.The winning decade shall be decided by the highest overall score after all 5 rounds.

Location:

United States

Description:

Dueling Decades is the totally awesome adult retro game show you've been looking for! Listen as the 1980s and the 1990s square off and do battle! Because it's your history, we just fight for it! The rules of our game are simple!A coin flip shall decide who picks first, out of the 5 dueling decades categories (Movies, TV, Music, News, & Hot Products)The judge’s ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category.The first 3 rounds are worth 1 point each… with rounds 4 and 5, worth 2 points apiece.The winning decade shall be decided by the highest overall score after all 5 rounds.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Leader of the Monster Squad, Andre Gower determines if 1979, 1985 or 1998 had the finest Nards!

11/25/2020
Just so happens, Monster Squad was one of my favorite movies growing up! Not only did I get to see it in the theater, but I was also in a dorky Monster Squad ripoff club at school called "The Monster Club"! Needless to say, I was looking forward to this episode. The leader of the Monster Squad and director of Wolfman Got Nards, Andre Gower joins the crew this week to judge this ghoulish battle of the decades! For the occasion, Andre gets to judge which decade had the best Monsters! Fan of...

Duration:01:57:02

Master impressionist Jim Meskimen judges this duel between 1974, 1984 & 1994!

11/18/2020
This week we asked acclaimed actor, comedian, and master impressionist Jim Meskimen to step behind the bench. Jim’s impressive body of work spans just about all of our Dueling Decades categories. Jim has worked on many of friend Ron Howard’s films as they both share the same mother, so to speak. Jim’s mom Marion Ross, played Marion Cunningham Ron Howard’s mom on the legendary TV show Happy Days. Jim’s voices can be heard all over Hollywood, video games, and television as he even appeared on...

Duration:01:10:55

The Creators of the new Nickelodeon documentary The Orange Years slime 1977, 1988 & 1997!

11/11/2020
Did you grow up watching Nickelodeon? We sure did! Sure, Mancrush was watching Friday the 13th when he was like five, but he still watched himself some Nickelodeon. So the moment the boys saw mention of a Nickelodeon documentary, they jumped at the chance to get "The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story" directors' Adam Sweeney and Scott Barber on the show. First off, if you're a fan of Nick, you really should find yourself a copy of this documentary, it's packed with some green, slimy...

Duration:02:07:31

Mike Ranger returns to make a ruling on who had the best week between October 1975, 1982, & 1993!

11/4/2020
Another week, and another retro battle! Mike Ranger hasn't judged an episode in well over a year. Matter of fact, for a stretch in early 2019, Mike Ranger was our dedicated judge. Judge Ranger knows the ropes, and brings his own unique judging style to the table! This is a week experience, so you never can predict what picks could be brought to the table, and this episode is no different. Drew is back in the fold and he had to dig real deep to deliver the best he could find for his week in...

A night at the Hotel Coral Essex with Wormser and the best of 1978, 1983 & 1995!

10/28/2020
If you're like us, you adored Revenge of the Nerds growing up. Love it or hate it, there is no denying it was iconic 80s comedy! That being said, since we were all youngins when it came out in 1984, the only character that we could really relate to was Wormser! So as we were discussing Revenge of the Nerds a few weeks ago, Joe Findlay said "see if Andrew Cassese wants to be a judge". Great idea, Joe! We sent Andrew a message, and he was totally down to be a guest judge! Without hesitation,...

Duration:01:25:32

Ajay Popoff of Lit judges this worst of battle between 76, 87 & 99 guaranteed to make you completely miserable

10/21/2020
We're baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Vacation is over and it's time to get back to the gameplay! This week, we wanted to make you "completely miserable"! That being said, we brought the worst of September to the table! To make things not so miserable, we also brought along the lead vocalist of the band Lit! Ajay Popoff was kind enough to sit down and judge this battle of duds from September 1976, 1987, and 1999. After a long day of songwriting, Ajay was primed to sit behind the bench and swing that...

Duration:01:25:52

Be prepared to lose your mind, it's movies Jay has never seen.

10/14/2020
Next week we return to our regularly scheduled programming. But first, we wanted to share this epic blast from the past with you! You'll laugh (and maybe cry), as we explore the retro roots of Dueling Decades with you. With that said, we set the flux capacitor back a few years to the early days of the show! It's that time Marc James and Mancrush were astonished by the amazing list of movies that then co-host Jay Biglove had never seen (or even heard of)! The guys could not pass-up this...

Duration:00:27:05

Another retro sit-down with the man who isn't even supposed to be here today, Brian O'Halloran

10/7/2020
Thanks for all the messages about last week's retro throwback episode! There is nothing like reliving the past with a little fireside chat. We know you want some more Dueling Decades, but we're still on vacation. Don't worry though, we're going back in time once again! This week we get to rehash an epic conversation we had with Brian O'Halloran! It's funny to listen back to an episode that we did three short years ago. So much has changed since then, and we got to hang out with Brian a few...

Duration:01:11:32

It's a Dueling Decades retro throwback with one of our favorite guests of all time, Daniel Baldwin!

9/30/2020
As a lot of our loyal fans are aware, for a long time we used to have another show called Poop Culture. When we folded the show to go fulltime with Dueling Decades, we left behind a lot of really great interviews! Well, since we're on a vacation week, we decided to release some of these old "fireside" chats with various guests. This episode was really a surprise to us because it occurred only 29 episodes into that show. That night, we were all prepared to have a special effects artist on the...

Duration:01:01:14

Judge Schultz is back with a vengeance in this tight duel between 1973, 1986 & 1996

9/23/2020
Welcome back, our buddy David Schultz is back to judge this retro duel! The heart really does grow fonder when your close friends are not around, and it shows. The boys let loose for some retro hijinks in this seriously amusing "week experience"! Before getting started, there's some big news dropped from the Dueling Decades team. From there, the retro warriors get right into some fierce competition! Drew Zakmin finally gets to dive way back, and brought the best week he could find from...

Duration:01:18:03

Rock n’ Roll goes “Hollywood” when Jeanne Basone judges this match between 1975, 1989 & 1994!

9/16/2020
Dueling Decades is back for another battle, and this time it's slightly different than normal! Typically when a judge is selected to be on the show, the guys try to cater something that the judge is known for. This week, Jeanne Basone, otherwise known as "Hollywood" from GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) grabs the gavel and she's ready to throw down. Except, Hollywood requested that the boys do an episode all about Rock music! What the judge wants, the judge gets! So sit back, relax, throw...

Duration:01:08:10

Brent Hand from the Hysteria 51 Podcast judges this episode of the unexplained between 1977, 1988 & 1995!

9/9/2020
For months, Brent Hand of Hysteria 51 fame has been requesting to be a judge on an episode of Dueling Decades. The guys love having him as a contestant so much that they were reluctant to pull the trigger on Brent sitting on the other side of the bench. Well, they finally came to their senses and decided to give Brent a crack at swinging the gavel. And since Hysteria 51 covers all things unexplained, they figured it would probably be most fitting to focus the entire episode around the genre...

Duration:01:16:24

Immortal Samm Levine passes judgment on us Freaks & Geeks in this duel between September 1978, 1983 & 1998!

9/2/2020
The guys are huge fans of the ill-fated cult classic television show, Freaks and Geeks. So when they got the opportunity to speak with Samm Levine about his new movie Immortal, they jumped at the chance! Whether you know Samm from Freaks and Geeks, Inglorious Bastards, or from the Doug Loves Movies podcast, you know he's a funny and knowledgable dude. Perfect celebrity guest judge material and Samm sure didn't disappoint when the gavel was in hand! This time though, the guys are flipping the...

Duration:01:17:19

Time to face the music, the real Princesses Diane Franklin & Kimberley Kates judge this most excellent duel between 1972, 1985 & 1992!

8/26/2020
Bill and Ted Face the Music comes out in a few days, but today these gents will face the music from a couple of Princesses! That's right, joining us with duel gavels in hand, the original Princesses from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure join us to decide which decade did it better. Diane Franklin and Kimberley Kates, the REAL Princesses are here! These sisters of 15th century English royalty are in for more time travel, as they judge this "weak" experience between mid-late August 1972,...

Duration:01:31:28

Richard Gabai gets Hot Under The Collar as he judges this duel between 1971, 1981 & 1991!

8/19/2020
We asked fan-favorite, Rhonda Shear if she knew anyone who might be interested to come on the show to guest judge, and she immediately mentioned Richard Gabai. If you were a fan of USA's Up All Night in the '90s, you most definitely have seen Richard's work. Virgin High, Assault of the Party Nerds, Vice Girls, and a plethora of other gems! Richard hasn't stopped since then, producing, acting, and singing! Richard is in a great band called Richard Gabai and The Checks, and you should check...

Duration:01:21:23

Judge Jamie Kennedy returns to break down this duel between 1974, 1984, & 1993!

8/12/2020
He might not be back in Scream 5, but he's back again on Dueling Decades! Fresh off a photoshoot, Jamie Kennedy joins the game show once again! With a fresh tea in one hand and a gavel in the other, Jamie sits down poolside to judge another retro battle this week. It's not just any retro battle though, this episode is all about "games". Video games, board games, Tiddlywinks, any game you can think of! Our first competitor needs little introduction, Drew Zakmin has brought some fierce...

Duration:01:37:15

The judging is done, man! Keith Coogan raises the gavel on this duel between 1979,1982 &1997!

8/5/2020
We're totally excited to be joined by the star of YouTube's new show, The Quarantine Bunch! Everyone, please rise for our special guest celebrity judge, Keith Coogan! Adventures in Babysitting, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead, Toy Soldiers, Hiding Out, The Fox and The Hound, 21 Jump Street, Silverspoons, Growing Pains, Mork and Mindy, CHiPs, Just the 10 of Us, Tales from the Crypt; Coogan was in everything, and he was a fantastic judge to boot. Keith's here to make sure "The Judging is...

Duration:01:49:52

Original video vixen Tawny Kitaen shows off her judging skills on this duel between 1975, 1987 & 1994!

7/29/2020
We're excited to introduce Tawny Kitaen, the original video vixen from the 1980s who was kind enough to stop by the show. Even though the guys woke her from her slumber, she's still here and ready to swing the gavel as our guest judge; live from her bed. Mike Ranger took some time away from the Video Rangers podcast to bring the best week he could conjure up from mid-July 1994. His first opponent, Joe Findlay of Miscast Commentary is back with his first-ever helping from the 1970s, as he...

Duration:01:07:19

Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors is here to oversee this battle between 1989, 1991 and 1999!

7/22/2020
Marc James is a Spin Doctors superfan, and nothing was going to hold him back from being on this episode of Dueling Decades, not even when his Internet lines get cut! That's right, the gods were against us for this recording. Two hours before our recording with Chris Barron, Marc's Internet lines got cut in a crazy construction snafu, then Mancrush's network card took a dump 30 minutes before call time! That said, we adapted, and we overcame! No pandemic, cut Internet, or faulty computers...

Duration:01:43:14

Who had the best July to kick off their Summer - 1970, 1980 or 1990?

7/15/2020
This week the boys of summer are back and you won't forget this steamy blast from the past! What year had the best summer to start off the decade? Dave Schultz from the Selling Out Show returns to judge this epic "best of" July battle between 1970, 1980, and 1990! Will Mancrush’s new lucky shirt turn out to be a winner as he competes with July 1970? Or will Marc James’ selections from July 1980 topple the pack? Drew Zakmin of the One Headlight 90’s Podcast drops some knowledge as he defends...

Duration:01:10:39