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Ep. 151: Breaking down the important revelations from the Mighty Ducks novelization

Mike, Tommy and Kevin dive deep into the rarely talked about novelization of the Mighty Ducks. They learn a number of new background facts, spot some contradictions and question why author Jordan Horowitz hated Karp as much as they do. Show Notes If you haven't filled out the listener survey yet, you can fill it out here. As for the affiliate links, we've been approved by iTunes. Will work on getting Amazon. How it works: we provide our link and a small portion of the cost of what you buy is...


Ep. 150: Mighty Ducks minute No. 118, when Fulton Reed assaults three Hawks players

Mike, Tommy, and Kevin tackle another Mighty Ducks minute. This time they look at the Hawks' attempt to foil the Ducks' roundup, how Fulton Reed assaulted three Hawks players at the same the time, and whether there was some product promotion hidden in D2. Show Notes Mighty Ducks quote of the day: "They won't know what hit them." Please click this link and fill out this survey Thanks again to Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit) for answering our question. Kevin was wrong and right: It was NBC, not...


Ep. 149: What we know know about the in-development Mighty Ducks TV series

Mike, Tommy, and Kevin convene for the first time since the biggest news story since Watergate broke: There is a Mighty Ducks TV series in the works. The crew shares what they know, reveals some rumors and discusses what they'd like to see out of the series. Show Notes Mighty Ducks quote of the week: "The Quack Attack is back, Jack!" Good work by Lesley Goldberg to break this story. Follow her on Twitter: @Snoodit. You can read the full Hollywood Reporter story here. Disney's SVOD service...


Ep. 148: #QuackQuestion of the year winner Zach discusses how closely the Minnesota Vikings resemble the Mighty Ducks

Mike, Tommy, and Kevin welcome in 2017 #QuackQuestion of the year winner Zach to talk about how he got so many votes so quickly, his Angels in the Outfield/Mighty Ducks crossover and life as a traveling salesman in Iowa. They then pass the torch and take on a #QuackQuestion. Show Notes Mighty Ducks quote of the day: “You’ve got the fast glove.” Thanks to Zach for joining the program. He won #QuackQuestion of the year with 72 percent of the vote. Zach's #QuackQuestion came during the Turkey...


Ep. 147: What happened in the overtime after Gordon Bombay missed the penalty shot?

In their first podcast of 2018, Mike, Tommy, and Kevin break down exactly what happened in OT of the 1973 Minnesota Peewee state championship game after Gordon Bombay missed his penalty shot. They also reveal the winner of 2017 #QuackQuestion of the Year. Show Notes The article by @joyceeng61 was Which TV Kevin had the best 2016? The Oscars are March 8. JAC Redford, from Episode 139, arranged and orchestrated Skyfall, which won the Oscar for best original song in 2013. Don't thing he...


Ep. 146: The nominees for 2017 #QuackQuestion of the year

We've reached the end of the year. That means it's time to decide the #QuackQuestion of the year. Meet the five nominees and vote determine the 2017 winner. Also, thanks for another great year. Show Notes The #QuackQuestion of the year nominees: Zach Grouwinkel: "Did Roger see an angel with Julie the Cat and is that the real reason Bombay put her in goal to stop Gunnar?" (Episode 113) Altin: "Whatever happened to Terri the cocktail waitress in D2? Did she ever become head of production for...


Ep. 145: The breath-taking, dramatic Mighty Ducks trivia finals

Mike, Tommy and Kevin welcome Marsh and Brian back for one final round of Mighty Ducks trivia. This time though, it takes on a whole different format. Both worthy competitors battle it out but only one can go home with the coveted No. 1 Quackolyte mug. (Unless the other just buys it from our shop.) Show Notes Here's an episode of Win Ben Stein's Money. We were kind of/sort of replicating the final round: "Whoomp! There it is" was the soundtrack of the 90s: Here's Hans' cash register with...


Ep. 144: A shortened pod, but at least it’s the Mighty Ducks trivia semifinals

[powerpress} Mike, Tommy and Kevin recorded a normal podcast, but decided after that it could use a little more work. Because of that, this abbreviated pod is solely the trivia semifinals between Marsh and Nick. Who will win and be one step away from the No. 1 Quackolyte mug? Show Notes The shop promo code is: CHEERf5b49d. Here is the Washington Post story Tommy talked about at the top of the show. Thanks in advanced for understanding. If we can the right people it should be good. Thanks...


Ep. 143: Who is the MVP and LVP of the Mighty Ducks’ Thanksgiving?

In this special Thanksgiving episode, Mike, Tommy (remotely), and Kevin discuss what a Mighty Ducks Thanksgiving table would look like. Charlie seems like he can cook. Is that true or a mirage based on limited sample size? Which Duck brings what dish? Happy Thanksgiving! Show Notes Addams Family Values: surprisingly good move. It has a 73 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Charlie's cooking abilities: Jan's Hasenpfeffer and Eggs: Here's the fateful Hey Arnold pizza puff explosion. The Turkey Leg...


Ep. 142: How do the Mighty Ducks end up at the same school?

Mike and Kevin -- Tommy is absent -- take a look at the original Mighty Ducks and how, despite saying they're from different places in D2, they end up in the same school. Are they just saying where they were born or is there a more complicated solution? Also, the semifinals of trivia finally commences. Show Notes Just a reminder, free shipping in the shop with promo code CHEERf5b49d. Shoutout to Kevin's sister Megan for covering our travel expenses to Europe to meet Andy. Thanks to Sara...


Ep. 141: Adam Banks transitions from the Mighty Ducks to a Playmakers-esque spinoff

Mike, Tommy, and Kevin go back to giving different Mighty Ducks characters spinoffs. This time they focus on Adam Banks and pick up his story as he stuggles to stay in the professional ranks while being addicted to painkillers. Also an internet outage derails trivia but the trio discovers some new internet mysteries. Show Notes Thanks to Andy for the email. We talked to Steve Brill in Episode 63 and Episode 64. We talked about previous spinoffs in episodes 127 and 134. Mike accidentally...


Ep. 140: Mighty Ducks minute No. 275, where Charlie Conway and Fulton Reed have a moment

Mike, Tommy and Kevin return to talk about another Mighty Ducks minute. This time they examine Fulton and Charlie vomiting into the same trash can, why Charlie thinks he can play hockey his whole life, and Conway's jewelry choices. Show Notes The website with all the minute podcasts is We talked about the minute right before this in Episode 103. Charlie and Fulton puking in the same trash can. To the juniors point. Ryan Francis is 15 years old and is playing for the...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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