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Ep. 139: Legendary Hollywood music man J.A.C. Redford talks composing the Mighty Ducks sequels, how Melissa Etheridge got cut out, arranging music for Adele

Emmy and Oscar nominated composer/orchestrator J.A.C. Redford decided it to slum it with the no-award winning Mike, Tommy, and Kevin. Redford talks his illustrious career, composing D2 and D3, how Melissa Etheridge got cut out of D2, orchestrating and arranging an Adele song, and much more. Show Notes Thanks to J.A.C. for coming on. Check out his website at He also has his own Wikipedia page. We didn't really give him enough credit. You've definitely heard his work at some...

Duration: 00:39:03

Ep. 138: How did Wolf ‘The Dentist’ Stansson even make it to the NHL?

Mike and Kevin (Tommy is absent) take a #QuackQuestion from Brendan on just how exactly Wolf Stansson even reached the NHL. How does a player from Iceland even get discovered? They then stumble into how Wolf's recruiting of dual nationals led the the quick rise and fall of Icelandic hockey. Show Notes Thanks to Brendan (@bkshaughn) for the #QuackQuestion. Full text of the question: I know you guys have said on the pod that Russ's star turn in D2 was perhaps the greatest story in sports,...

Duration: 00:31:12

Ep. 137: D3 director Rob Lieberman on making Mighty Ducks hockey scenes realistic, cutting windows into an ice rink

Rob Lieberman, director of D3, joins Mike, Tommy, and Kevin to talk about how he went from Buffalo to Los Angeles, making iconic commercials, inheriting D3, making hockey scenes look realistic, and why they had to cut windows into an ice rink. Show Notes Here is the Oreo cookie commercial that Rob made that became a smashing success: And here is the China version: No word on what those original two kids are doing now. There are plenty of other versions on YouTube. You can see the...

Duration: 00:36:49

Ep. 136: How exactly did Gordon Bombay become the Junior Goodwill Games coach?

Mike, Tommy, and Kevin recount the chain of events that led to Gordon Bombay becoming Team USA's Junior Goodwill Games head coach. Why was Jan pitching Bombay to be the coach while he was still in the minors? Did Hans and Jan pay Norbert for the hit? Show Notes We talked about Gordon Bombay's rise in Episode 21 to Don Tibbles. Bombay says, "I'm not a lawyer, I'm a player." Interesting that he ends up just abandoning it as soon as the Junior Goodwill Games Director of Player Personnel...

Duration: 00:32:49

Ep. 135: Would Gordon Bombay have been better off as a prosecutor? Also, Mighty Ducks superlatives

Mike, Tommy and Kevin get back to their roots and back to some Quack Questions. They discuss how Gordon Bombay would fare as a prosecutor instead of a defense attorney and what high school superlatives the Mighty Ducks would win. Plus, the trivia quarterfinals get underway. Show Notes Send us your thoughts for the Hasenpfeffer Challenge. Thanks to @ForzaMilanx1899 for the #QuackQuestion: — Nikolas Makaratzis (@ForzaMilanx1899) August...

Duration: 00:37:33

Ep. 134: More Mighty Ducks spinoffs, this time involving Ted Orion and the Hawks

Mike, Tommy and Kevin talk more Mighty Ducks spinoffs. First they bring to life Ted Orion's decision to quit the Minnesota North Stars and bring his family back together. Then, they look at Reilly's descent into a power-hungry coach. Show Notes Our first spinoffs were in Episode 127. Coach Orion and his daughter: Shoutout to Doris Roberts. We're going to have a problem putting her in this movie. She died in April 2016. Here is the Get Shorty trailer: Here's the Big Sick trailer: My Giant...

Duration: 00:49:41

Ep. 132: Was Gordon Bombay an elite-level recruiter?

Mike and Tommy (Kevin is in New York) breakdown Gordon Bombay's efforts as a recruiter. While he's shown an ability to find diamonds in the rough, does the fact that he had to use technicalities to gain the five-star prospect hurt him? Also, the most controversial round of trivia ever takes place. Show Notes Here's the TMZ story on Shaun Weiss' latest troubles. According to Page Six, Weiss has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. Shady move by Bombay to recruit Tommy and Tammy before talking...

Duration: 00:42:28

Ep. 131: An expert weighs in on the legal troubles of Mighty Ducks stars Shaun Weiss (Goldberg) and Mike Vitar (Luis Mendoza)

Mike, Tommy, and Kevin welcome on attorney Danny to discuss the legal predicaments two Mighty Ducks stars find themselves in. Danny talks about Shaun Weiss' strange sentence, why Mike Vitar could be in some trouble despite not doing much, crimes involving pee, and therapy goats. Show Notes It's been a long road from here: Thanks to Danny for coming on and educating us. Say thanks to him on Twitter. (IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER SO NO ONE GETS SUED: Everything Danny said on the podcast was for...

Duration: 00:45:29

Ep. 130: Who wins a three-sport tournament between the Mighty Ducks, the Big Green and the Little Giants?

Mike,Tommy and Kevin bring in the Little Giants and the Big Green to test the Mighty Ducks' crossover sports skills. If all three teams were to play in a three-sport tournament (soccer, hockey, football) which is victorious? Then Brian and Leia play an impossible round of Mighty Ducks trivia. Show Notes Turkey leg challenge for those who weren't there. For those who don't know: The Big Green (which holds a zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and Little Giants. We talked about the Sandlot vs....

Duration: 00:55:32

Ep. 129: Who were the Mighty Ducks’ alternate captains?

With Tommy bailing after an iffy excuse, Mike and Kevin take a #QuackQuestion on the Mighty Ducks' and Eden Hall's alternate captains. Who earned the right to wear a letter next to Charlie? Then Nick and Zack square off in an epic trivia duel. Show Notes: Thanks to @jarrodbeasley for the #QuackQuestion: @QuackAttackPod #quackquestion Bombay and Orion never really gave out the A, just the C. Who on the Ducks gets the A's? — Jarrod Beasley (@jarrodbeasley) April 15, 2017 The fully updated...

Duration: 00:45:36

Ep. 128: Mighty Ducks minute No. 23, the Hawks vs. Ducks, Round 1

Mike, Tommy and Kevin return for another Mighty Ducks minute. This time they break down the pregame routine of the Ducks, decide whether this is Bombay's worst coaching performance, and try to figure out what exactly Karp is doing on the bench. Later, @Canesfan3234 and @Conway96Ducks face off in a trivia matchup. Show Notes Thanks again to Star Wars minute for the inspiration. Guy's helmet: Karp wearing a Chicago Bulls hockey jersey. Look between the 'D' and the '5': According to the...

Duration: 00:37:12

Ep. 127: Which Mighty Ducks deserve spinoffs? Also, the trivia challenge debut

Tommy returns to the podcast, joining Mike and Kevin to discuss spinoff vehicles for the Mighty Ducks. Gordon Bombay and Dennis Quaid team up on the Minnehaha Waves, the Bash Brothers head to Mexico, and Goldberg "meats" his first love. At the end, Ben (@jennyweistler) and Ed (@erscimia) take part in the first matchup of the Mighty Ducks trivia challenge. Show Notes The Anaheima Ducks and Los Angeles Kings played at Dodger Stadium in 2014. The 2022 Winter Olympics will take place in...

Duration: 00:40:17

Ep. 126: Examining the Triple Deke and its possible resurgence

With Tommy still on the lam, Mike and Kevin welcome in special guests Macho and Moxie for a discussion on the triple deke. They discuss its origins, whether Bombay should've abandoned it, and when its resurgence is coming in the hockey world. Show notes: Tommy's replacements, Macho and Moxie: We talked about the media and the Mighty Ducks in Episode 5. Here is the article Mike could now read: We talked about the best sports dynasties in Episode 106. This is Charlie's goal from D1. It...

Duration: 00:30:59

REBROADCAST: Matt Doherty (Averman) talks possible D4, his dad nearly getting thrown off set and more

(NOTE this episode originally aired September 3, 2015) The schedules just didn't lineup again this week, so instead of a new episode, enjoy one of our classics. Matt Doherty, who played Averman, talks about a possible D4, how he was cut out of Home Alone, how his dad was mistaken for a homeless man on the Mighty Ducks set, and more. Show notes: Matt's IMDB. Here's Episode 1 of South of Sunset: Here's Matt's music. And here's the trailer for Ganymede Pan: Matt was also in a horror movie...

Duration: 00:45:24

Ep. 125: Was Lewis the driver on drugs?

Mike, Tommy and Kevin discuss the little focused-on Lewis, who was Gordon Bombay's driver. They try to figure out if Lewis is good at his job, why he cared so much about his candy and why he stayed with the Mighty Ducks after Gordon Bombay was fired. Show Notes Shoutout to Lewis: Mark Appel was the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. Lewis' does not talk about cake but does infer a rock-and-roll lifestyle. His line: "That was the life. Chicks. Parties. Amps cranked up to...

Duration: 00:32:09

Ep. 124: What happens if Gordon Bombay doesn’t get the DUI?

Mike, Tommy and Kevin examine the parallel in which Gordon Bombay is never stopped and arrested for a DUI. Whose lives are better? Whose are worse? Does Bombay still end up bumping into the Mighty Ducks in some other fashion? Show Notes Thanks to @Totally_Offside for the #QuackQuestion that inspired this episode. The trivia participants I have so far: Will F. @jarrodbeasley @canesfan3234 @Moloch2689 @duncanBruins77 @delenn_strong @erscimia @Conway96Ducks @Jennyweistler Armin K. Leia B....

Duration: 00:44:52

Ep. 123: Mighty Ducks Minute No. 76, a trip to the Stars/Whalers game

Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down another Mighty Ducks minute. This time, they break down the Mighty Ducks' outing to the Minnesota North Stars vs. Hartford Whalers game. Averman-Goldberg, Connie-Guy, and Jesse-Banks are all discussed. Show notes Eddie comes in strong with a 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Bogus is the movie Tommy was thinking of that starred Whoopi Goldberg and Haley Joel Osment. Averman nabbing Goldberg's pretzel: Guy and Connie's outfits: We talked with D3 costume...

Duration: 00:33:33

Ep. 122: Eric D. Howell talks new movie, knucklepucks, Mighty Ducks stunts, working with Prince

Director/stunt man/special effects guy Eric D. Howell stops by to talk about his new movie, Voice from the Stone, how he went from a house boat to the Mighty Ducks, what making the knucklepuck was like and the D3 stunt that left him bloodied. Show Notes Thanks to Eric for coming on. Watch Voice from the Stone. Here's the Facebook page. It also has a Twitter account and Instagram. You can get Eric's award-winning short, Ana's Playground at Drop Dead Fred from 1991. The...

Duration: 00:41:16

Ep. 121: Broadcaster Tom Martin stops by for hot takes on Dwayne Robertson, Averman and Banks’ broadcasting career

Buffalo broadcaster Tom Martin stops by and talks with Mike, Tommy, and Kevin about which Mighty Duck could be the best broadcaster, whether Dwayne is the worst player in Mighty Ducks history and whether Averman deserves a spot on the team. Show Notes Thanks to Tom from coming on. Follow him on Twitter: @4TomMartin. Listen to his podcast: @AudcastPodcast. We talked about Banks' broadcasting career in Episode 120. For reference, Banks' hair: Barstool Sports, for those who somehow aren't...

Duration: 00:34:55

Ep. 120: What happened to the Mighty Ducks after they left hockey behind?

Thanks to a #QuackQuestion, Mike, Tommy, and Kevin take a look into the future (or present at this point?) and determine what happened after hockey ended for the Mighty Ducks. Some die, some bebcome doctors and one goes undercover as a jockey. Show Notes Thanks to @leia_nog for the #QuackQuestion that created the whole episode. @QuackAttackPod #quackquestion what careers (apart from hockey) would the ducks pursue when they got older? — Leia Burns (@leia_nog) April 7, 2017 Episode 100. It's...

Duration: 00:44:06

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