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A pop culture time machine! Each episode covers that very week from 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago, which means each show is loaded with forgotten movies, timeless TV episodes and songs best left to the past. We'll examine TV, movies, music and video games from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Come remember with us!




The Princess Bride, Star Trek's Next Generation, Halo 3, A Big Bang Theory, & Family Guy Meets Star Wars- Sept 22-28

This week: in 87, Star Trek The Next Generation, Full House, and A Different World debut, while Princess Bride charms crowds. In 97, Seymour Skinner is a fraud while Lamb Chop is served for the last time. 07 is sci-fi heaven as Halo 3 hits Xbox, Family Guy meets Star Wars, and Big Bang Theory makes bad nerd jokes.

Duration: 01:59:32

Ducktales debuts, We Find Waldo, LA is Confidential, Jesse James is Assassinated, and a Bro Is Tased - Sept 15-21

This week: in 87, Where's Waldo debuts, Hellraiser scares us, and we get debuts for My Two Dads and Uncle Scrooge on Ducktales. 97 goes back in time with LA Confidential, while gamers discover an Oddworld. 07 has two classic flicks with Into the Wild and Assassination of Jesse James and Sony ends the sad run of the Sixaxis PS3 controller.

Duration: 01:50:37

Alf Meets Betty White, Ally McBeal is a Barbie Girl, and we gotta Leave Britney Alone - Sept 8-14

This week: in 87, Alf ushers in new Saturday morning cartoons with the help of Betty White, In 97, Ally McBeal hits big for FOX, Barbie Girl lets us go party, and Cube comes to theaters. 07 scolds us for not leaving Britney alone while Green Man debuts on Always Sunny and Eastern Promises kicks ass.

Duration: 01:53:10

Final Fantasy 7 is magic, Duckman stops quacking, Double Dribble dunks on NES, & Orgazmo comes to theaters - Sept 1-7

This week: in 87, Double Dribble and Ring King make the NES sporty while REM feels fine. 97 brings a landmark RPG with Final Fantasy 7 while the South Park guys make a movie about pornos, 07 has a Stranglehold on gaming as Chow Yun Fat does a Max Payne impression while Brothers Solomon wastes the talent of Wills Arnett and Forte.

Duration: 02:00:44

Introducing Heritage Road

Heritage Road tells the history of NASCAR like you’ve never heard it before. Host Rich Phillips, voice of Texas Motor Speedway, digs into stories you thought you knew, others you’ll never believe, and takes you behind the scenes to get an insider’s look at an all-American tradition. Drivers, crew members, broadcasters, legends, staffers, fans - they all make this sport what it is, and they’ve all got stories to tell. New episodes every Thursday until August 3rd. Subscribe today so you'll...

Duration: 00:28:19

Michael Jackson is Bad, Goldeneye Hits Nintendo 64, Princess Di Dies, and Metroid Prime 3 Corrupts - August 25-31

This week: in 87, Michael Jackson shows us Who's Bad while Family Ties gets a spinoff. 97 shocks the world with news of Princess Diana's death but also contains Goldeneye on N64! 07 plays games as Balls of Fury hits theaters and stuff like Metroid Prime 3, Lair, and Warhawk hit consoles.

Duration: 01:21:25

Swayze Dances Dirty, GI Jane Enslists, Zelda Hits America, and BioShock is Big, Daddy! - August 18-24

This week: in 87, Dirty Dancing debuts while the Garbage Pail Kids movie stinks and Zelda hits the US. In 97, Chris Tucker makes Money Talk while Demi Moore enlists as GI Jane. 07 treats us kindly with BioShock, the debut of Yo Gabba Gabba, and a bizarre answer at the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Duration: 01:23:40

Monster Squad Forms, Backstreet Boys Break, South Park Debuts, & Two Girls One Cup is Superbad - August 11-17

This week: in 87, Monster Squad pits kids against Dracula while The Fat Boys get a feature film. In 97, Stallone packs on pounds for Cop Land, Shaq's Steel is scuffed, Fully Monty shows off and South Park debuts. In 07, we get debuts of many memorable movies, including Superbad, The King of Kong, and Two Girls One Cup!

Duration: 02:02:58

He-Man Hits Theaters, Barry Bonds Becomes Home Run King, and Mel Gibson Has A Conspiracy Theory - August 4-10

This week in pop-culture history, in 87 Dolph Lundgren does NOT have the power for Masters of the Universe and Madonna asks the eternal question, Who's That Girl? In 97 Mel Gibson is a Conspiracy Theory-ist while Bill Bellamy is a player. In 07 Barry Bonds breaks the career home run record while Paris Hilton no longer has a Simple Life and pick up artists premiere their game.

Duration: 02:01:23

The Coreys are Lost Boys, Metroid Hits US, Spawn Kills At Theaters, and Hot Rod is Cool Beans - July 28-August 3

This week... in 87, The Lost Boys pit the Coreys against vampires, Metroid rolls onto the NES, and Timothy Dalton debuts as James Bond. In 97, we try to Win Ben Stein's Money, but realize Air Bud is really raking in the bucks. In '07 we score with Mario Strikers Wii while laughing at Hot Rod.

Duration: 02:08:21

The Simpsons Movie Debuts, Guns N Roses Has An Appetite For Destruction, and Harrison Ford Flies Air Force One - July 21-27

This week in pop-culture history, 1987 showcases Superman's Quest for Peace and the sad story in La Bamba, while rocking with Guns N Roses' Appetite For Destruction. We're all dudes in 1997 with Good Burger, even President Harrison Ford on Air Force One! 2007 does whatever a Spider-Pig does with The Simpsons Movie as Harvey Birdman presents his last case.

Duration: 01:53:23

Robocop protects and serves, Kid Icarus soars, Missy Elliot can't stand the rain, and Mad Men debuts - July 14-July 20

1987 brings the violence as Jaws seeks revenge and Robocop seeks justice. 1997 gives us Missy Elliot in a puffy suit while Brendan Frasier strips down to play George of the Jungle. In 2007, Chuck and Larry get married while Mad Men makes us fall in love with Jon Hamm.

Duration: 02:00:32

Full Metal Jacket goes to war, Oz locks us up, Mononoke makes anime beautiful, and Harry Potter rises like a Phoenix - July 7-13

This week in pop culture history has a weird trio of movies as Full Metal Jacket, Brave Little Toaster, and Revenge of the Nerds 2 hit theaters. 1997 is walking on the sun with Smashmouth as Oz is locked up on HBO and theaters are graced with Contact and Princess Mononoke. 2007 is a bit more subdued as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix casts a spell on theaters as Greek gives ABC Family some edge.

Duration: 01:48:07

Here Come The Men In Black, Michael Bay's First Transformers, And Thor's Favorite Babysitter - June 30-July 6

Summer blockbuster season has arrived as 1987 brings us Adventures in Babysitting and Innerspace while Double Dragon hits arcades. 1997 goes galactic with Men in Black and Starfox 64, and 2007 crashes with the first live-action Transformers movie.

Duration: 01:39:16

Spaceballs' Schwartz is Big, Cage and Travolta Face Off, Ratatouille Cooks, and Benoit Causes Wrestling's Worst Tragedy - June 23-29

In 1987, Mel Brooks spoofs sci-fi with Spaceballs while Married With Children ends its first season. 1997 delivers a duo of classic flicks with Disney's Hercules and Face Off. 2007 warms our hearts with Ratatouille, before Chris Benoit nearly destroys the WWE with one disgusting act.

Duration: 02:08:44

Steve Martin's Nose Grows, Batman and Robin Lay an Egg, and Flight of the Conchords Soars - June 16-June 22

1987 starts with Steve Martin's nose making for a great romantic comedy as Roadblasters mixes racing and shooting for arcade fun. 1997 offers the unique choice of the corny Batman and Robin and the creepy My Best Friend's Wedding. 2007 offers up a comedy flop with Evan Almighty, but pays penance with Flight of the Conchords.

Duration: 01:46:42

Predator Stalks Arnold, Bullock Boards a Boat, and The Sopranos' Song Ends - June 9-June 15

1987 pits Arnold Schwarzenegger against the most dangerous creature in the universe while Jack Nicholson charms The Witches of Eastwick. In 1997, Lois and Clark conclude their courtship while Sandra Bullock brings a new beau on a boat. 2017 has two big HBO milestones in The Sopranos' end and John From Cincinnati's start to make up for the mediocre Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Duration: 01:50:47

Harry Meets The Hendersons, Nick Cage Boards Con Air, and Keyboard Cat Plays Us Out - June 2-June 8

This week: in 1987, John Lithgow meets sasquatch while Brian DePalma directs a crime epic. In 97, Nick Cage and some criminals fly the unfriendly skies while Buffy wraps her first season and Farrah Fawcett makes Letterman weird. In 07, Ducks fly atop the NHL, Dramatic Chipmunk surprises us, and Keyboard Cat plays us out!

Duration: 01:28:04

Knocked Up Impregnates Theaters, Hanson Hits Big, And Goofy Gets Sporty - May 26-June 1

This week: in 1987, Goofy and Dorf enter the sporting realm while the Golden Gate Bridge turns 50. In 1997, we say farewell to Freakazoid and hello to Hanson'. In 2007. Knocked Up impregnates us with laughter while Ashton Kutcher performs his final Punk.

Duration: 01:23:41

The Chipmunks & Ernest Get Movies, Roseanne Ends, Jurassic Park Continues, and Pirates of the Caribbean Have To Go Back - May 19-25

This week: in 1987 we get a trio of big movies as The Chipmunks and Ernest make their movie debuts alongside Eddie Murphy's return to Beverly Hills and the first reveal of Star Trek Next Gen's cast. In 1997, two long-running comedies conclude as Roseanne and Wings say goodbye as we all say hello to The Lost World: Jurassic Park. 2007 brings the third Pirates of the Carribean movie while we watch the much-anticipated season finales of Heroes and Lost.

Duration: 02:03:58

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