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Taking a serious sitcom from the 80's/90's and breaking it down. Each week we watch a serious episode of a funny sitcom from the 80s and 90s and review them for you. It's Very Special Television. New episodes weekly

Taking a serious sitcom from the 80's/90's and breaking it down. Each week we watch a serious episode of a funny sitcom from the 80s and 90s and review them for you. It's Very Special Television. New episodes weekly
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Pasadena, CA

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Taking a serious sitcom from the 80's/90's and breaking it down. Each week we watch a serious episode of a funny sitcom from the 80s and 90s and review them for you. It's Very Special Television. New episodes weekly

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 38: Family Matters - "Stevil" with special guests Ashley Casseday & Lauren Ogle of Keep it Weird

12/3/2017
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Family Matters "Stevil" (25 October, 1996) Hey weirdos. It's finally here - the much talked about cross-over episode with Keep It Weird!! We're proud to welcome as special guests the hosts of Keep it Weird podcast Ashley Casseday and Lauren Ogle. In the spirit of keeping things weird we watched one of the weirdest, spooky-ooky kooky 22 minutes of TV ever produced - the Family Matters Halloween Spectacular known as "Stevil." As you may already know lovable nerd Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) was...

Duration: 01:30:43


Ep. 37: Dinosaurs - "Steroids to Heaven" with special guest Craig Freeman

11/26/2017
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"Steroids to Heaven” (12 Februay, 1993) Episode 37 of Very Special Television welcomes special guest Craig Freeman to help us review Dinosaurs and boy did we need some help. It seems young Robbie (Jason Willinger, voice) can't quite get the girl dinosaur - especially when it comes to muscle-bound pea-brain Dolf (Sam McMurracy, voice). Enter pontificating tough guy and Robbie's best friend Spike (Christopher Meloni, voice). Earl (Stuart Pankin, voice) suggest exercise but that takes too long!...

Duration: 01:12:58


Ep. 36: ALF - "Border Song" - with special guest Jade Suazo

11/21/2017
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"Border Song” (16 Februay, 1987) We're joined by longtime friend of the podcast Jade Suazo (@JadeErinn) for episode 36 of Very Special Television. We took another trip to Melmac and revisited Alf with the episode "Border Song." We find Willie (Max Wright) harboring lost Mexican child Luis (Philip Gordon) in the Tanner home. Alf(Paul Fusco) has taken up gardening this week and when Luis attempts to make a run for the border he is thwarted by every Latinos primal need - to till the soil. Alf...

Duration: 01:15:03


Ep. 35: Charles in Charge - "Still at Large" with special guest Kyle Conkright

11/13/2017
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Ep. 35: Charles in Charge - "Still at Large" with special guest Kyle Conkright by BestMen Media

Duration: 01:09:10


Ep. 34: Sister Kate - "Violet's Friend" with special guest Carla Yacenda

11/6/2017
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Sister Kate "Violet's Friend" (5, November 1989) Friend of the show Carla Yacenda joins us to revisit the short-lived 1989 gem Sister Kate. This nazi-free "Sound of Music" navigates the tough waters of imaginary friends, the untimely passing of children and teen boys learning basic household skills. Violet (Alexaundria Simmons) won't stop going on about her invisible friend which drives the kids up the wall for some reason. Things take an unexpected turn when Sister Kate (Stephanie...

Duration: 01:13:27


Ep. 33: Sabrina the Teenage Witch - "A Halloween Story" with special guest Ingrid Haubert

10/30/2017
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch "A Halloween Story" (25, October 1996) Its Very Special Television's first Halloween episode and we decided to go with the spooky, the terrifying, the truly ghoulish 90's classic Sabrina the Teenage Witch. We're joined by Sabrina enthusiast Ingrid Haubert and learn that Halloween is to the world of witches (and wizards? Warlocks?) as Christmas is to God-fearing mortals. To get out of a boring family get together Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) sends a clone of herself...

Duration: 01:10:05


Ep. 32: Three's Company - "Jack the Giant Killer" with Special Guests Noel Taylor and Ingrid Haubert

10/24/2017
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Three’s Company “Jack the Giant Killer” (14, April 1977) Its Episode 32 of Very Special Television and the guys are joined by comics Noel Taylor (NoelDavidTaylor.com) and Ingrid Haubert (@Nutelluv) to watch Three’s Company. Jack (John Ritter) chickens out against tough guy and winner of the Bluto from Popeye lookalike contest Jeff (Peter Palmer). Rather use the tools of adulthood any normal person would use - avoidance - Jack decides to go back to the Regal Beagle to face Jeff and show the...

Duration: 01:05:44


Ep. 31: Roseanne - "Crime and Punishment" with special guest Hiko Mitsuzuka

10/12/2017
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Entertainment writer Hiko Mitsuzuka joins the Very Special Television gang to discuss a classic episode of Roseanne. They watched season 5, episode 13 titled "Crime and Punishment." The recession of the early 90s hit Lanford pretty hard as we see Dan and his down-on-their-luck buddies playing a game of extremely low-stakes poker. Among the downtrodden is Fisher - the December in Jackies current May/December romance. We catch a glimpse of Fishers temper but the guys downplay it since...

Duration: 01:11:42


Ep. 30: Ellen - "The Puppy Episode" with special guest Scott Youngbauer

10/9/2017
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Ellen “The Puppy Episode: Part 2” (30 April, 1997) It’s our thirtieth episode and we promise we won’t start test driving sports cars or getting hair plugs… yet. We welcomed special guest, Film Critic and pop culture devotee Scott Youngbauer to watch the classic coming-out episode of Ellen titled “The Puppy Episode.” Ellen the character has finally come to terms with her sexuality - just like Ellen the person. Ellen the person decided to have Ellen the character come out to her friends and...

Duration: 01:08:31


Ep. 28: Happy Days - "Richie Almost Dies" with special guest Matt Sharp - Pt.2

9/25/2017
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Happy days “Richie Almost Dies” (31 January, 1978) Welcome back for Part 2 of our Happy Days episode with Special Guest Matt Sharp (The Rentals, Weezer). Thanks for coming back to finish up the episode - we’ve got a lot more great stories from Matt - collaborating with Spike Jonze, meeting the Fonz himself Henry Winkler and we finish the Happy Days episode review. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to rate us 5 Stars! www.facebook.com/VERYSPECIALTELEVISION/...

Duration: 01:07:52


Ep. 28: Happy Days - "Richie Almost Dies" with special guest Matt Sharp - Pt.1

9/18/2017
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Happy Days "Richie Almost Dies” (31 January, 1978) Richie (Ron Howard) convinces his parents he's man enough to ride a motorcycle like Fonzie (Henry Winkler) by throwing a tantrum and literally acting like a baby. Lo and behold, Rich gets into a wreck. While Lori Beth (Lynda Goodfriend) is thrown into a pillow factory, Richie takes the brunt of the injury and ends up in a coma. The 50's-era docs are doing all they can so they send the gang home where Leather Tuscadero (Suzi Quatro) sings...

Duration: 00:56:26


Ep. 27: Friends - "The One Hundredth" with special guest Loren Fishbein

9/11/2017
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Friends “The One Hundredth” (8 October, 1998) The great experiment. Is Friends too good for us to review? The answer is no, no it isn’t. Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) is about to give birth to her brother Frank’s (Giovanni Ribisi) triplets. Phoebe gets a case of the old surrogacy-second-thoughts and asks Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) to test the waters and see if Frank wouldn’t mind letting old Phoebes keep one of the babies. Meanwhile Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Monica (Courteney Cox) are still...

Duration: 01:11:27


Ep. 26: Designing Funerals (Designing Women - Killing All the Right People)

9/4/2017
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Designing Women “Killing All the Right People” (5 October, 1987) Julia (Dixie Carter) and the rest of the Sugerbaker Coven are tasked with designing the funeral of fellow interior designer a tragic gay trope Kendall (Tony Goldwyn). Young President Fitz is dying of AIDS and wants the girls to help him go out in style. Meanwhile Mary Jo (Annie Potts) is taking on the local conservative School Marm and must debate in favor of sex education in schools. Mary Jo argues sex ed is not just...

Duration: 01:07:01


Ep. 25: Could I be Bleeding Anymore Internally?(Growing Pains - Second Chance)

8/28/2017
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Growing Pains “Second Chance” (12 April, 1989) Carol (Tracy Gold) finally lands a boyfriend in college boy Sandy (Matthew Perry). Sandy charms Jason and Maggie (Alan Thicke, Joanna kerns) and even Mike (Kirk Cameron) likes Sandy enough to cover for Carol when they go to an alcohol bar! Sandy and Carol have a cocktail but Carol is home safe and sound… I wish I could say the same for young Sandy. A car accident on his way home lands Sandy in the hospital. Carol vows never to touch the sauce...

Duration: 01:03:08


Ep. 24: Big Momma's House (Mama's Family - The Sins of the Mother)

8/20/2017
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Mama's Family “Sins of the Mother” (9 January1988) Bubba (Allan Kayser) comes home after curfew and stinking of beer! Mama (Vicki Lawrence) overreacts and grounds him for six weeks - making Bubba miss his swim meet! Mama treats us to a flashback when she tells the story of Bubba's mother Eunice (Heather Kerr) getting drunk and embarrassing Mama in front of the entire congregation. In episode 24 of Very Special Television we get treated to an impression of a character created by Carol...

Duration: 01:02:43


Ep. 23: (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse)

8/13/2017
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air “Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse” (9 May, 1994) Will (Will Smith) is shooketh when deadbeat dad Lou (Ben Vereen) shows up to stalk him at work. Will decides to give his absentee dad a chance and decides to go on the road with Lou for a summer long trucking adventure. Uncle Phil (James Avery) is having none of it and makes Lou fess up when Lou inevitably backs out on the trip. Will dismisses Lou but breaks down to Uncle Phil in a closing moment that rates at least...

Duration: 01:08:04


Ep. 22: Rosetan Barnold (Roseanne - A Stash from the Past)

8/6/2017
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Roseanne “A Stash from the Past” (5 October, 1993) Roseanne finds a stash in David’s room and confronts him about it. The hidden stash turns out to be Roseanne’s weed they hid and forgot about oh so long ago. Roseanne, Dan, and Jackie decide to partake in the forgotten stash and proceed to make us laugh… and make us think. On this episode of Very Special Television we find out if 41 is too old to get high, we wax nostalgic about overdosing on pot and discuss the accuracy of “high-acting”...

Duration: 01:12:17


Ep. 21: A Colombian Slater (Saved ByThe Bell - No Hope With Dope)

7/31/2017
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Saved by the Bell “No Hope With Dope” (30 November, 1991) Hollywood Hunk Johnny Dakota drops by Bayside scouting a location for an anti-drug PSA… starring himself! Zack and the gang horn their way into the PSA because Bayside only has 20 students and let’s face it – these kids are the best looking in the bunch. At a Hollywood showbiz party Johnny turns out to be a major hypocrite and offers Kelly a stick of marijuana!! Listen as we break down The Max and their shoddy business model, Zack’s...

Duration: 01:11:03


Ep. 20: Annie are you OK? (Punky Brewster - Cherry Lifesaver)

7/21/2017
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Punky Brewster “Cherie Lifesaver” (19, January 1986) It’s Episode TWENTY of Very Special Television and we couldn’t have made it this far without you our loyal listeners!! To say thanks we decided to tackle one of the most requested episodes in our brief history. You asked for it and you got it - we tackled the most specialist of episodes with Punky Brewster “Cherie Lifesaver.” Need I say more? During an ill-fated game of hide and seek, Cherie (Cherie Johnson) makes the worst decision of...

Duration: 01:03:33


Ep. 19: She Was Born a Rhea... (Cheers - Cliff's Rocky Moment)

7/16/2017
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Cheers "Cliff's Rocky Moment” (26, January 1984) It's bad news for loudmouth-mailman and Pixar Lucky Charm Cliff (John Ratzenberger) when a barfly Victor (Peter Iacangelo) takes a diskliking to him. Carla (Rhea Perlman) and the gang egg Cliffy on to standup to the Adult-Onset bullying even though no one stands behind their buddy when push comes to shove. Meanwhile Sam (Ted Danson) is upset at Diane (Shelley Long) for using inane (intellectual) methods for picking winners in the football...

Duration: 01:03:56

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