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This podcast is dedicated to the 80's television show sitcom The Wonder Years. A Grown Kevin Arnold recalls his days growing up in the tumultuous times of the late 60s and early 70s. In this podcast I pick out my favorite episodes of each season and review them. So join me your host Angela Bowen as…

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    Bonus Episode: Cujo (1983) Movie Review PART 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 172:06


    Happy Halloween Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I conclude my review of Stephen King's 1983 movie Cujo with PART 2. We pick up after Charity and Brett Camber have left for their trip to Connecticut to visit Charity's sister. At this point in the movie Cujo the Saint Bernard (owned by the Camber family) has fully succumbed to rabies and is making his way to Joe Camber's friend Gary's house took make his first kill. Upon Joe's horrific discovery of his mutilated friend Gary he too become one of Cujo's victims. Donna and her young son Tad take the family car (an extremely unreliable Pinto) to be repaired at Joe Camber's Auto Garage. Upon arrival they come to the realization that Joe and his family are not home and to make matters worse the Pinto utters it's last shaky breath stalls and finally dies. So now not only are they stranded but the are about to meet the rabid family dog, Cujo who's surprise pop up in the open passenger leads them to be sitting ducks inside the heated oven death trap for three days in hot July sun while Cujo bides his time after multiple failed attempts to get to mother and son. As Tad slowly succumbs to dehydration and Donna is nursing an open wound courteously of Cujo will she have the courage to make to the Camber's house and save her son and herself? Listen to PART 2 find out the answers to these questions and more. Have a great Halloween weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwomderyearspodcast@gmail.com


    Bonus Episode: Cujo (1983) Movie Review PART 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 221:59


    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today in honor of Halloween. I covered Stephen King's 1983 horror classic Cujo. This movie stars Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone, Daniel Hugh Kelly and young Daniel Pintauro. Movie Synopsis: Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. Since my review is over 6 hours long, i know, crazy right? I cut it into 2 Parts, each part is just over 3 hours. PART 2 will be released on Sunday October 31 for Halloween. I've watched this movie repeatedly over the years since I was 11 and it had now become a October Halloween month staple every year. Let's just say I was obssessed with this movie growing up, whether it was my love of animals or Saint Bernards in general I don't know. I really enjoyed reviewing it for the podcast and also reading snippets from the novel which the movie is based on. I hope you enjoy the review and if you'd like to EMAIL me thoughts on the movie or book, go for it. lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com PART 2 of the review will be released on Sunday! Have a great weekend!


    Small Wonder: S2E10: You Gotta Have Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 68:44

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I covered S2E10: You Gotta Have Heart, which aired on November 15, 1986. In this episode The Brindles involve the Lawson's in their squabble. I knew last month when I read this short summary and seeing the Brindles names, I got the hair pulling out aggravated feeling that always comes when I cover an episode featuring the Brindles mainly Bonnie and this episode was no different. Granted it comes in halfway through the episode but the Wizard of Oz is what sets this whole episode off. When the Lawsons watch the Wizard of Oz and talk about how the Tin Man receives a heart and Vicky proceeds to ask what a heart is and what it means to have love in your heart and how you show you love someone. Joan describes love from a quote from the movie Love Story and the song Love Is A Many Splendored Thing and they also tell Vicky that a person shows love through giving. All terrible examples. Ted even toys with the idea of creating Vicky a heart not so much for her benefit, but more so the thought of winning the Nobel Peace Prize , granted for any of that to happen he would have to finally introduce Vicky to the world and the whole premise of this show seems to keep her identity and what she actually is on the DL. So Vicky gives Harriet her gawdy looking bracket as a form of the love she has in her heart. That's the message she gets, to love is to give people stuff. Harriet takes full advantage of this as she tells Vicki they're besties BFFs for life and proceed to outfit swap. The reveal is a bit unnerving at first, I mean Vicki looks great with her hair down and more natural looking (a preview of what's to come for Season 3 and Season 4 when they dress Vicki as a normal average kid)where Harriet just looks even more washed out in Vicki's red and white pinafore housemaid dress. It's the pale skin and red hair, Vicki's outfit does nothing for her. Bonnie bursts through the door of the Lawson home and says to Joan how our girls are besties and we should be too. She uses this tactic to move right into the Lawson's home after she says Brandon has become jealous of her (eye roll)because men are always checking her out everywhere she goes, so many F-Bombs dropped by me the moment Bonnie bursts in the door. No sooner do Ted and Joan convince Bonnie to leave and go back to Brandon than we get a repeat of the same scenario from Brandon suitcase in hand (massive eyeroll). If you took Bonnie and Brandon out of this episode, this would have been a good episode. It was entertaining regardless. Jamie also programs Vicki to give Harriet a taste of her own medicine by turning the tables on her and being a demanding super brat wanting all the stuff she gave Harriet back, but then it backfires on Jamie. Join me next month when I cover S2E12: Thanksgiving Story, which aired on November 29, (my Mom's Birthday) 1986. In this episode Jamie learns the value of family on Thanksgiving. Yes, I know I'm skipping over S1E11: The Shoplifter will be in December. It seemed only fitting that I cover the Thanksgiving Story for November. Have a great week everyone! See you in November!

    Fuller House: S5E14: Basic Training (In Honor of Elias Harger's (Max Fuller) Birthday)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 119:20

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, in honor of Elias Harger's (Max Fuller)Birthday, I'm covering Fuller House S5E14: Basic Training, which aired on June 2, 2020. In this episode Max skips a grade and starts middle school. Ramon trains to defeat the reigning champ of a high-stakes sandwich-eating contest. This was such a fun episode to cover. From Max skipping a grade and adjusting to middle school and then dressing like Matt's twin, it was hilarious to see Elias Harger play a less buttoned up vest and bow tie wearing straight arrow kid to a carefree backward hat wearing smack talker. And Ramona taking on the sandwich king Berkowitz at Uncle Monty's all you can eat sandwich. Proving once again girl power rules! We also learn how DJ and Kimmy became friends. I laughed so much through this episode! Join me in November when I cover the first episode in First Time Babysitters Club Double Feature Full House S1E2: Our Very First Night, which aired on September 25, 1987. In this episode Jesse takes the rap for DJ and Stephanie after they take advantage of him and stay up too late. Michelle gets her first tooth. Happy Birthday Elias (Max Fuller) Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S4E6: A Pinch For A Pinch (Back To School Double Feature)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 155:34

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today I covered S4E6: A Pinch for a Pinch, which aired on October 26, 1990. In this episode, Jesse gives Michelle bad advice on how to handle a bully. Also Stephanie takes her horoscope reading a little to seriously as her predictions according to Madame Kimmy start to coincidently come true. Joey's breakfast of a candy apple comes back to bite him in a bad way after his filling is pulled out and he ends up having to get a root canal. GAH! Actually now that I think about it, Jesse's advice in both this episode and Nerd For A Day both backfire for Stephanie and Michelle. Stephanie gets a classmate's unrequited affections forced on her and Michelle lands in time out and is yanked out of school all thanks to Jesse. I have so many things to say about this classroom scene and how this teacher should have been reprimanding Aaron from the start. Granted this is just the beginning of the Jesse/Aaron Bailey antagonizing banter we all come to love as the series goes on. Aaron's jabs just keep cutting Jesse deeper and deeper and we ending laughing harder and harder. Here's the question I pose to you: If Joey had been the volunteer and this happened how do you think he would have handled it? Granted Jesse did go into this volunteer thing with a defeatist attitude of "I don't wanna be here, or actually have to do anything" and I think the kids just fed off his negative energy. But you've gotta admit this isn't as bad as when Jesse pulled out Nicky and Alex from preschool because they wouldn't kiss him goodbye and he decided they weren't ready when really he wasn't ready to let them go. Join me later this month when I cover in honor of Elias Harger's (Max Fuller)Birthday, Fuller House S5E14: Basic Training, which aired on June 2, 1990. In this episode, Max skips a grade and starts middle school. Ramona trains to defeat the reigning champ of a high-stakes sandwich-eating contest. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Small Wonder: S2E9: P-P-Paula

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 80:22

    Hey Everyone. Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I covered S2E9: P-P- Paula, which November 8, 1986. In this episode Jamie is assigned to tutor a girl who stutters. I really liked this episode. It felt like a breath of fresh air compared to last month's episode. I felt so bad for Paula and Jamie was just such a dick to her having to be her tutor and losing his patience with her because she's refused to read her report in class due to her stuttering after he worked with her on her book report of Tom Sawyer. I like how Vicki works with her on ways to help her cope with her stutter and she overcomes it. Joan decides she interested in taking up golf as a way to spend more time with Ted. She goes so far as to buy a golf outfit. I really wanted to see an outcome to this like she turns out to be a better golfer than Ted but at the last moment she chickens out. Good grief Joan! Did I mention the massive amounts of dry humping from Ted, coming up behind Joan in the kitchen and then again in the living when she's showing off her golf outfit and he's showing/correcting her golf stance just as Jamie walks in the door from school. I'll be honest I am dreading next month's episode S2E10: You Gotta have Heart, which aired on November 15, 1986. in this episode The Brindles involve the Lawson's in their squabble. GAH! UGH!! F%*K!! Expect LOTS of SCREAMING and F- Bombs! Have a great weekend everyone!

    Full House: S1E10: Joey's Place (In Honor of Dave Coulier's (Joey Gladstone) Birthday)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 163:10

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today in honor of Dave Coulier's Birthday (September 21)(Joey Gladstone) I covered S1E10: Joey's Place, which aired on December 4, 1987. In this episode Joey fears that the family doesn't need him anymore when they give him a too-joyful send off. But in reality, they are planning a way to surprise him with space of his own. Meanwhile, Jesse learns that Joey's job as child care provider and housekeeper is not an easy one. I enjoyed this episode and 100% agree Joey did need his own space in fact if I were Joey I would have said before I even move in I need to have my own room or my own space. I mean honestly if I were agreeing to move in for the unforeseeable future to help raise someone's kids that would have been a condition right, having your own room? Can you imagine 8 years of living in a alcove/nook space under the stairs? Even Harry Potter had a door, an enclosed space with a bed and some shelves in his space under the stairs, even if it was just a closet. He had privacy. Something Joey could never get. But then again, privacy was always an issue in that house with that family always wanting to know your business and what you were doing all the time every day. Not to mention the whole family's attitude toward Joey just before he left acting like they didn't need him and making him feel left out. He left for two weeks for a college comedy tour can you imagine having that weighing on your mind thinking while your job is making people laugh. I felt so bad for Joey. I feel he was fully warranted when he came back with the anger he was feeling especially after seeing his stuff gone from the alcove and when he asks the family where all his stuff is they casually/nonchalantly tells him "oh we threw it down in the garage". I'd be Peed off too if I were him. But in the end it's a good thing and he gets his own space. the is just the first of many changes the rooms in the Tanner house over the course of 25 years. Lots of room switching/changing. In fact 3 Seasons later it will change again as Joey's basement apartment turns into the studio and Joey takes Jesse's old bedroom as he and Becky move into the attic. Join me next week when I cover the next episode in the Back To School PART 3 Series Full House S4E6: A Pinch For A Pinch, which aired on October 26, 1990. In this episode Jesse gives Michelle bad advice on how to handle a bully. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com Have a great weekend everyone!

    Full House: S5EE7: The Volunteer (In Honor of World Alzheimer's Day September 21)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 225:53

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, in honor of World Alzheimer's Day on September 21, 2021 I decided to cover Full House S5E7: The Volunteer, which aired on October 29, 1991. In this episode DJ befriends an elderly gentleman named Eddie when she volunteers at a nursing home and invited him to her home to help judge a dog trick contest. Jesse and Becky have a bet going that he can't last 24 hours in a pregnancy sympathy pad the winner gets to choose the wallpaper for the nursery. I liked this episode. I felt so bad for Eddie, being that he doesn't get out of the nursing home very often although I wasn't a fan for how he took advantage of DJ just to sneak out of there. I found out that there are ways for a man to experience the pains of child birth through a simulation via a clinic. Granted I don't think it was available in 1991. As far as a pregnant man, which is what Eddie is surprised by most when he and DJ enter her house and see Jesse with a pregnancy sympathy pad, but you can't see it under Jesse's XL Tshirt with the words Bun In The Oven printed in black bold type on the front. In 2008, a man took the media by storm when he revealed that he was pregnant. Thomas Beatie. A man who had transitioned from a woman and still had the reproductive organs to be able to carry a child to term. To cap off the episode I wanted to showcase a couple of performances of Alzheimer's Storylines in other TV Shows. The first is from Mr. Belvedere S3E2: Grandma, which aired on October 3, 1991. In this episode Wesley makes friends with an elderly woman at a retirement home, but soon finds out the shocking truth about her: She has Alzheimer's disease. and the last one is from The Golden Girls S3E1: Old Friends, which aired on September 19, 1987. In this episode Sophia befriends an elderly man who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Join me next week when I cover Full House S1E10: Joey's Place, which aired on December 4, 1987 in honor of Dave Coulier's (Joey Gladstone) Birthday, September 21). In this episode Joey fears that the family doesn't need him anymore when they give him a too-joyful send off. But in reality, they are planning a way to surprise him with space of his own. Meanwhile, Jesse learns that Joey's job as child care provider and housekeeper is not an easy one. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast GO TO: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S3E4: Nerd For A Day (Back To School Series PART 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 175:31

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. It's that time of year again. Welcome Back To School and September. Today, I'm kicking off the Back To School Series PART 3 with Full House S3E4: Nerd For A Day, which aired on October 13, 1989. In this episode Stephanie and the rest of her class get detention for calling classmate Walter "Duck Face." Uncle Jesse says being nice to people is important and makes her call Walter to apologize. Unfortunately, Walter takes this to mean Stephanie is his girlfriend, and she suggests being his "secret girlfriend" instead of rejecting him outright and hurting his feelings. The next day when her friends come over to work on a school project, Walter shows up just before everyone else and they find him holding her hand. I enjoyed this episode just as I do all the episodes I cover. Looking back on how a viewed this episode as child vs today. what seems to a young viewer as a cute crush and puppy love that Walter has on Stephanie, I can see today how Walter's affectionate behavior could come off as forceful not at all in the lines of consent with him saying you're my girlfriend like she doesn't get a choice in the matter and him putting his arm around her and sitting uncomfortably close to her and kissing her in his mind. Also showing up unannounced to Stephanie's house and just walking in. This comes off as uber creepy. You don't just show up on someone's doorstep and walk right in, you call first and wait to be invited inside. And to think this all started when Uncle Jesse made Stephanie apologize to Walter for calling him "duckface". Apologize fine, but then Uncle Jesse instructs Stephanie to tell Walter he is a very nice boy and I think that's what set Walter off on this creepy quest for love. I like how when Stephanie is facing off against her other school friends when they start teasing her for being seen holding hands with Walter, Jesse is watching from above on the stairs. I mean yes, he probably could have intervened if it escalated to a point, but he knew that Stephanie would have to handle this situation on her own. And she did. She quickly turned the tables on the other kids making them own up to their own moments of humiliation. And see that it doesn't feel good to be teased. I feel bad that this is the final episode with Harry and they really had his character go out on a sour note. Remember Stephanie's boyfriend that she married in Season 2. This kid strolls in with two other students. He's got a new look, new clothes, and he also tossed the salad bowl haircut from Season 2 for a side part and he's got this swagger confidence that's a bit unsettling. Let's just say he comes off as a jilted ex boyfriend. He even goes so far as to say throw out "Duckface" before I walk out of your life forever" Where is this hostility coming from Harry? Good grief. Luckily he changes his ways and Stephanie invites Walter to stay and join her group on the bug project for class. I take it no one wanted him in their group. That is so sad, plus I know what that feels like. Join me next week as I cover Full House S5E7: The Volunteer for Alzheimer's Day this month, which aired October 29, 1991. In this episode DJ befriends an elderly gentleman when she volunteers at a nursing home. Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S5E3: Take My Sister Please (SISTERS Double Feature PART 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 150:08

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered Full House S5E3: Take My Sister Please, which aired on October 1, 1991, as the last episode in the SISTERS Double Feature PART 1 In this episode DJ lobbies for her own bedroom, but Michelle is reluctant to share a room with Stephanie, who is depressed because nobody wants her as a roommate. Also Danny and Joey both compete for the attention of Becky's child birth coach Lisa, sadly Danny loses out to Joey because Lisa can't get enough of Joey's cartoon impressions (being we never see her again, I take it at some point she grew weary of the impressions). Becky's got a tight leash on Jesse as she sends him on food craving errands that rapidly change over the course of a shopping trip, but that's nothing when Becky's cravings for watermelon send Jesse across the border and even out of the country for Swiss Chocolate. Lucky for Jesse, he finally draws the line at the last two and says enough is enough. This was a fun episode and I even learned a strange but interesting fact from Joey that played on a loop in my head when I went to the theater to see the 2012 movie release Lincoln. President Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln and President Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy. Join me next week when I kick off the Back To School PART 3 Series in September with Full House S3E4: Nerd For A Day, which aired on October 13, 1989. In this episode Stephanie and the rest of her class get detention for calling classmate Walter "Duck Face." Uncle Jesse says being nice to people is important and makes her call Walter to apologize. Unfortunately, Walter takes this to mean Stephanie is his girlfriend, and she suggests being his "secret girlfriend" instead of rejecting him outright and hurting his feelings. The next day when her friends come over to work on a school project, Walter shows up just before everyone else and they find him holding her hand. Have a great remainder of August and I'll see you in September. To EMAIL The Podcast GO TO: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Small Wonder: S2E8: Who's The Boss?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 68:32

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I covered S2E8: Who's The Boss?, which aired on November 1, 1986. In this episode Jamie has a dream that he's the boss of his parents. I will honestly admit this is a hot garbage dump fire of an episode. It was not great! Nothing but a HOT sweaty Fever Dream Sequence for Jamie. On the plus side we get to see Reggie, who in my book, is 100 times cooler than Jamie could ever wish to be. I'm sorry for the Jamie hate, but this kid really got in my craw this episode with his bratty-ness. Harriet makes an appearance looking as pale and ghostly-er than Edward Cullen from Twilight. At least I have high hopes that September's episode S2E9: P-P- Paula, which aired on November 8, 1986 will be better if not a straight up after school special which is a welcome from this hot fever dream mess ep. In this episode Jamie is assigned to tutor a girl who stutters. Have a great weekend everyone! See you in September! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com

    Bonus Episode: Where The Red Fern Grows (1974) Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 279:31

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I covered the movie Where The Red Fern Grows from 1974. I originally saw this movie when I received the VHS for my birthday when I was 12. Since then I've watched it at least once a year during the Summer. This movie is so near and dear to my heart. Along with covering the movie I also reads passages from the novel. The beginning of the novel starts out differently as well as some scenes that were cut from the film. I do plan to cover Where The Red Fern Grows 2 at some point on the podcast so look for that in the future. Movie Synopsis: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs. I hope you all enjoy this podcast episode. Have a great week! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S3E13: No More Mr. Dumb Guy (In Honor of John Stamos's (Uncle Jesse) Birthday)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 145:57


    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered Full House S3E13: No More, Mr. Dumb Guy, which aired on January 5, 1990. In this episode Jesse feels intellectually challenged after Becky invites him to the Fine Arts Festival and he ends up going head to head or should I say arm to arm with Becky's old college professor Dr. Eric Trent. (the actor is the son of Dick Van Dyke)in a battle of brawn for Becky's affection. Meanwhile Stephanie and DJ little gamer of "telephone" or as Stephanie calls it "Michelle-a-phone" turns turns their sweet little sister Michelle into a little insult monster as she goes around calling everyone "cheese-head". I enjoyed this episode although I thought Becky should have stood up for Jesse after her old professor was insulting Jesse's intelligence and lack of a college education as well as getting his name wrong on purpose. When Jesse tells Michelle that she is smart because he tells her "don't be dumb like me, go to college", I immediately got Aibileen (Viola Davis)from the movie "The Help" vibes as she tells 3 year old May Mobley, "You is Smart, You is Kind, You is Important". I love that scene in the movie. I also loved the song Jesse serenades to Becky "I Belong To You". Join me in late August for the last episode in the SISTERS Double Feature PART 1 when I cover Full House S5E3: Take My Sister, Please, which aired on October 1, 1991. In this episode DJ lobbies for her own bedroom, but Michelle is reluctant to share a room with Stephanie, who is depressed because nobody wants her as a roommate. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com


    Full House: S1E13: Sisterly Love (SISTERS Double Feature PART 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 145:28

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I'm covering Full House S1E13: Sisterly Love, which aired on January 8, 1988. In this episode, Stephanie is chosen for the part in a TV commercial for which D.J. was auditioning. Joey after a visit to the doctor decides to cut out all junk food as it is revealed he has high cholesterol. This is the first episode of the SISTERS Double Feature PART 1. I really enjoyed this episode. I got some Who's The Boss, Judith Light as Angela Bower vibes with Vivian the casting director(and when I say vibes I just mean she resembled her a little with the big blond hair and giant 80's glasses) when DJ went to the audition. If I had to choose between DJ's audition and Stephanie's (not official audition, c'mon she was just having fun eating cereal). I'd go with Stephanie's. It was more entertaining to watch and less rehearsed sounding. Joey with the high cholesterol side story was hilarious as he tries to go as I say hard core full bore no junk food and forces himself to drink the nastiest puke-tastic protein shake I've ever seen. He even sneaks a burger and fries into Michelle's room to eat it when he really should of just sat in his car and ate it before entering the house, but hey, we get to see baby Michelle eat a french fry and that's totes adorable! Also in this episode we learn both DJ and Stephanie's middle names, Donna Jo Margaret (which Jesse is surprised to hear, which is odd being he's her Uncle and he was there the day she was born)and Stephanie Judith which we do hear Stephanie say that a few times over the course of the show. Also this is the first time ever we hear Stephanie's catchphrase "How Rude". I hope you all enjoy this episode and I'll be back with Full House S3E13: No More Mr. Dumb Guy, which aired on January 5, 1990. In this episode Jesse feels intellectually challenged after Becky invites him to escort her to the Festival of Cultural Arts. Jesse tries to cram for this event by listening to opera, hanging posters of Monet on his walls and reading the first and last pages of some big classic novels like A Tale Of Two Cities. With Joey giving him pointers like putting the tip of his glasses in his mouth and saying "interesting but terribly overrated.", how could this night not be a total disaster? Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    The Wonder Years 2021 Reboot: Trailer 2 Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 38:32

    Hey Wonderlings, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I decided to breakdown the second trailer of The Wonder Years Reboot. I can't wait for the premiere of the new show on September 22, 2021 this Fall. I hope you all enjoy this episode and have a great week. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwomderyears@gmail.com

    Small Wonder: S1E7: The Older Woman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 71:38

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I covered S2E7: The Older Woman, which aired on October 25, 1986. In this episode Jamie falls for Harriet's 16-year-old cousin. I actually liked this one better than the last episode. Jamie lusting for an older woman who happens to be Harriet's older cousin, must be from Brandon's side because 16 year old Mary lacks the pale white skin and flaming red hair that Harriet has. Jamie just reeks of desperation and comes off looking like a stalker when he tells Mary we can't fight it, it's fate for us to be together. He even goes so far to offer to brush her teeth for her, along with calling her, writing her and walking her to school. Just STOP Jamie, damn! Mary eventually has to sick her boyfriend on him to get Jamie to back off. Surprisingly Vicki isn't really front and center with Jamie in this episode and is pushed off to the side plot with Ted constantly making repairs and adjustments to her after he tries and fails to use her as a generator to power the whole house when a storm knocks out the electricity. Speaking of Ted who gets himself into hot water with Joan who overhears him give Jamie advice (the wrong advice) he let's it slip that he settled for Joan when he really wanted to bang her college roommate the whole time he was dating her. The Fuck? Ergo? Ted sleeps on the couch for one night, she finally forgives Ted, Joan is back to riding that "D". Join me next month when I cover a lackluster shit episode S2E8: Who's The Boss?, which aired on November 1, 1986. In this episode Jamie has a dream that he's the boss of his parents. Yeah, basically this whole episode is a stupid dream sequence more appropriate to an 8 year old than a 12 year old. Have a great August everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com

    Fuller House: S1E6: The Legend Of El Explosivo (In Honor of Michael Campion's B-Day)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 90:44

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, in honor of Michael Campion's(Jackson Fuller) Birthday (July 26), I decided to cover Fuller House S1E6: The Legend of Explosivo, which aired on February 26, 2016. In this episode DJ punishes Jackson after catching him in the act of performing a dangerous stunt over (having been influenced by the wrestling stunts of Lucha Kaboom)at Bobby Popko's house, causing him to miss his favorite Mexican wrestling league, Lucha Kaboom (which Stephanie who's DJing at the event has tickets for the whole family). However, DJ grounds Jackson, but unbeknownst to her he concocts a plan with the help of his friend Bobby Popko to sneak down and see the wrestling event. Ramona has her own problems when it comes to Kimmy interfering with her dance team routine and she puts her on snack/chauffeur duty. Luckily for the girls, Kimmy is able to come to the rescue when the time comes for their routine they are left them one girl short. I enjoyed this episode, it was very entertaining and a lot of fun. Also I actually forgot how young Michael Campion looked and sounded in Season 1 since I've been covering episodes lately from the later Seasons of the show. Join me in August when I cover two episodes for the Sisters Double Feature: Full House S1E13: Sisterly Love, which aired on January 8, 1988. In this episode Stephanie is chosen for the part in a TV commercial for which D.J. was auditioning. and also Full House S5E3: Take My Sister, Please, which aired on October 1, 1991. In this episode DJ lobbies for her own bedroom, but Michelle is reluctant to share a room with Stephanie, who is depressed because nobody wants her as a roommate. Have a great weekend and I'll see you in August! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Bonus Episode: The Simpsons: S7E25: Summer Of 4'2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 115:41

    Happy Fourth of July Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, in honor of the 4th of July, I covered The Simpsons: S7E25: Summer of 4'2, which aired on May 19, 1996. In this episode after realizing how unpopular she is, a disillusioned Lisa sees the vacation to Ned Flanders' beach house as an opportunity to reinvent herself. I've always loved this episode and feel it has such a fun summer vibe to it. I hope you all enjoy the podcast episode and have a happy and safe 4th of July. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonders@gmail.com

    Full House: S8E21: Leap of Faith (In Honor of Lori Loughlin's Birthday (Aunt Becky)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 147:15

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, in honor of Lori Loughlin's (Aunt Becky) Birthday, I decided to cover Full House S8E21: Leap Of Faith which aired on March 21, 1995. In this episode Jesse tries to stop Rebecca from bungee jumping--but thinks it's okay if he takes risks. Michelle cons her dad into letting her go to a rock concert. I enjoyed this episode, but both Jesse's only men can be adventurous and take risks but not women attitude towards Becky and Danny who thinks it's a great idea to let a 9 year old go to a Counting Crows Concert which is totally bonkers. this got on my nerves. I mean, she constantly gets the band's name wrong and clearly this will be a concert where everyone is standing up and Michelle being a kid won't even be able to see the stage let alone the band performing. Join me next week when I cover Fuller House S1E6: The Legend of El Explosivo, which aired on February 26, 2016 in honor of Michael Campion's (Jackson Fuller) Birthday. In this episode DJ punishes Jackson, causing him to miss his favorite Mexican wrestling league, Lucha Kaboom. But that only leads to more action for the fans. I hope you all have a great and safe holiday weekend! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Fuller House: S2E11: DJ and Kimmy's High School Reunion (The "Reunion" Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 155:48

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered the final episode in the "Reunion" series, with Fuller House S2E11: DJ and Kimmy's High School Reunion, which aired on December 9. 2016. In this episode a high school reunion leaves DJ wondering whether she still has feelings for Steve, while a hapless Kimmy is trending for all the wrong reasons. I enjoyed this episode, but Michael Campion's (Jackson Fuller)acting in the scene where Stephanie tries to talk to him in his bedroom and he's tearing up or trying and failing to cry it just feels like those scenes that require him to be upset or portray a strong emotion is difficult for him, we're so used to seeing him play a not taken seriously goof and Lola obsessed. Also the surprise cameos, Kathi Santoni (YAY!), Duane (Kimmy's ex-boyfriend from Full House Season 8) (YAY!), Nelson and Viper (BOO!) we could have done without this two they were too cornball and way out of place (DJ even asks Viper , "What are you even doing here, you didn't go to my high school). Apparently, he's now a sad sack who's just wasted at the time who works at Foot Locker. Nelson (not played by Jason Marsden BTW instead played by Hal Sparks) is ridiculous and just brags to DJ about how much money he still has, multiple homes and a jet, WHO CARES! Thankfully Steve comes to rescue her and they dance to "Everything I Do" (I'd Do It For You)from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, they even have a special dance they do to this song as they belt out the lyrics (If you remember them crooning to their other favorite movie song "Unchained Melody" from Ghost in Fuller House Season 1, Save The Dates, this one isn't much different than that, just add the dancing. Join me in late July when I celebrate two Full House and Fuller House Cast Member Birthdays with episode dedications, for Lori Loughlin's (Aunt Becky)Birthday, Full House S8E21: Leap Of Faith, which aired on March 21, 1995. In this episode Jesse tries to stop Rebecca from bungee jumping--but thinks it's okay if he takes risks. Michelle cons her dad into letting her go to a rock concert. and Michael Campion's(Jackson Fuller) Birthday with, Fuller House S1E6: The Legend Of El Explosivo, which aired on February 26, 2016. In this episode DJ punishes Jackson, causing him to miss his favorite Mexican wrestling league, Lucha Kaboom. But that only leads to more action for the fans. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Small Wonder: S2E6: Crazy Like A Fox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 72:52

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I covered S2E6: Crazy Like A Fox, which aired on October 18, 1986. In this episode a con man sells Jamie and Vicki stolen merchandise that doesn't work. I enjoyed this episode. Jamie learns a valuable lesson and about buying stuff from strangers who sell stolen goods out of the trunk of their car. With a name like Fast Eddie, who could have guessed right? Bonnie makes her return in this episode after a many episode absent which is a blessing, IMO. She's insufferable to the point I want to reach through the screen and push her out the door. I get it, she's always like that, but she just seemed cranked up to a 10 in her annoyingness this time. This episode proves Ted's even more of a sucker than Jamie when it comes to Fast Eddie. Handheld TV's and fur stoles bought out of the truck of a car. I hate to say it but Harriet wasn't that terrible this episode. I know, shocker, right? No, that all goes to Bonnie. Join me next week when I cover, S2E7: The Older Woman, which aired on October 25, 1986. In this episode Jamie falls for Harriet's 16-year-old cousin. Happy Hump Day!

    Full House: S4E2: Crimes And Michelle's Demeanor (In Honor of Father's Day and Danny Tanner)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 128:33

    Happy Father's Day Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, in honor of Father's Day and Danny Tanner, I cover Full House S4E3: Crimes and Michelle's Demeanor, which aired on September 28, 1990. In this episode when Michelle misbehaves, Danny is in denial, believing she is still too young to be punished. Jesse shops for an engagement ring and makes a sacrifice that Becky thinks is too much. DJ and Stephanie face the wrath of Danny after a pillow fight started by the youngest Tanner takes a drastic turn. Let's just say Danny really got on my nerves this episode. His whole Michelle can do no wrong attitude and even blaming the older girls for not stepping up when it comes to Michelle's unacceptable behavior. Someone needs to remind Danny he's the parent with two other co parents Jesse and Joey, so Stephanie and DJ don't have to act as junior parents in training. Also four years old is not to young to discipline, they should have started earlier in my opinion. Join me next week when I cover the final episode in the "Reunion" Series for June, Fuller House S2E11: DJ and Kimmy's High School Reunion, which aired on December 9, 2016. In this episode a high school reunion leaves DJ wondering whether she still has feelings for Steve, while a hapless Kimmy is trending for all the wrong reasons. Have a great week everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S7E3: Wrong Way Tanner (In Honor Of The Olsen Twin's (Michelle Tanner) Birthday)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 112:43

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered Full House S7E3: Wrong Way Tanner, which aired on September 28, 1993. In this episode while her skills are questionable, Michelle is having lots of fun playing on the soccer team- until she scores the winning goal for the other team. Meanwhile, Stephanie catches everyone's most embarrassing moments on her video camera. I really had a fun time with this episode, it brought some teenage soccer memories for me. Join me next week for the final episode in the "Reunion" Series for June when I cover Fuller House S2E11: DJ and Kimmy's High School Reunion, which aired on December 9, 2016. In this episode a high school reunion leaves DJ wondering whether she still has feelings for Steve, while a hapless Kimmy is trending for all the wrong reasons. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Bonus Episode: Lassie (1994) Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 188:49

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I covered the movie Lassie which was released in the Summer of 1994. I really loved this movie when I first watched it when I was 13 I got it for as a Christmas gift in 1995 and I still love it today at 38. This movie has it all, family fun, adventure, action and new beginnings, plus Tom Guiry (Matt Turner) wasn't bad to look at when I was a teen and I'd already known him as Scotty Smalls in The Sandlot from 1993 (a movie that I already reviewed for the podcast and is also available to listen to anytime). Also the scenery in this movie is beautiful, they film in Virginia and the movie score is amazing, really tugging at the heart strings, and the cast does an awesome job in the performances of their roles. I hope you all enjoy this movie review and I had a great time covering this movie. Have a great weekend! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S4E9: One Last Kiss (The "Reunion" Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 135:39

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered the next episode in the "Reunion" Series for June, Full House S4E9: One Last Kiss, which aired on November 16, 1990. In this episode Jesse eagerly anticipates his high school reunion until an ex-girlfriend contacts him and Stephanie throws a birthday party for Comet to celebrate his 1st Birthday. Boy, oh boy do I unload on Jesse's ex-girlfriend Carrie in this episode. I can't stand her. After 10 years she's still not over Jesse and won't take no for an answer even when he tells her he's engaged. His bandmates don't help the situation at the reunion by encouraging Jesse to dance with her and play Jesse and Carrie's song "Muskrat Love". After Jesse walks out on Carrie at the reunion she follows him home, Um... stalker much? Danny offers some great advice to Jesse as in you need to be fair to Becky and take care of this Carrie situation before you and Becky walk down the aisle. I often wonder how Carrie would have reacted if Jesse had brought Becky to the reunion with him. No way would Becky have stood for Carrie hanging on Jesse the way she was. In the end Jesse chose correctly. Becky has more to offer and Carrie just couldn't let go of the past. Reunion Type Songs I Talk ABout On The Podcast: Life Happened By: Tammy Cohran Old School By: John Conlee Unanswered Prayers By: Garth Brooks Join me next week as I cover Full House S7E3: Wrong-Way Tanner, which aired on September 28, 1993. In this episode while her skills are questionable, Michelle is having lots of fun playing on the soccer team- until she scores the winning goal for the other team. Meanwhile, Stephanie catches everyone's most embarrassing moments on her video camera. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S3E23: Fraternity Reunion (The "Reunion" Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 168:43

    Happy Full House Friday, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I'm kicking off June with The "Reunion" Series in honor of my 20 year high school reunion this year (I won't be attending), and I covered Full House S3E23: Fraternity Reunion, which aired on April 27, 1990. In this episode a fraternity reunion has Danny and Joey dressed in drag. And in jail. Danny also bans Kimmy from the house for 3 weeks over the family TV is knocked over the railing and smashes to the floor. Who knew that attempting to watch two TVs at once could result in such a funny accident and a banishment. This was also a standard definition TV from the 90's and you all know how heavy those things were if you ever tried to lift one. Here's a tip: It takes two people. How far would you go to get a coveted college emblem back from a rival college? Would you go so far as Danny and Joey did? John Stamos gets a break from the show for an episode by the writers having Jesse take a drive through the woods looking worse for wear upon his return at the end than when he left. This episode was as hilarious as I remember. Join me next week for the next episode in the "Reunion" Series Full House S4E9: One Last Kiss, which aired on November 16, 1990. In this episode Jesse eagerly anticipates his high school reunion until an ex-girlfriend contacts him. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Homeward Bound 2: Lost In San Francisco (1996) Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 164:54

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I decided to cover the sequel to Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993), Homeward Bound 2: Lost In San Francisco (1996). Movie Synopsis: When adventurous pets Chance, Shadow and Sassy are accidentally separated from their vacationing owners, they're left to fend for themselves on the mean streets of San Francisco, in search for the "golden bridge" that will take them home. Having not watched this movie in a long time, I was surprised how it all started coming back to me as I was watching this. I remember first hearing about this movie when I saw the movie Jumanji in 1995. At the time I had no idea that this movie was even a thing until I saw the trailer that played before Jumanji and I was beyond excited. I received this movie on VHS for my 14th birthday back in 1996 and watched it constantly. I even named my black Labrador that I rescued from an animal shelter, Delilah after the beautiful white dog in this movie who falls in love with Chance. Let's just say Jamie's attitude got way on my nerves in this movie and Bob has not improved in the last two years as he still seems to see the pets as a major inconvenience and not understanding how much Peter and Hope love their dog Shadow and cat Sassy, and Jamie pretty much could care less if Chance disappeared forever(at least at the beginning of the movie), he whines incessantly about missing his baseball game (boo-hoo)the fact that he thinks he has time to get in some practice with his team before his family boards a plane to go camping in Canada is ridiculous after all they as his Mom tells him "we're leaving in 20 minutes" (granted this is pre 9-11 but still). Honestly, the stakes are not high at all in this movie, and I definitely saw similarities between scenes in this movie and the first. Take for instance the scene between Kate and the park ranger as he tells he what the pets are up against (bears, mountain lions etc, " Movie Quote "these animals wouldn't stand a chance out here") compared to (cars, trucks, trolleys, other strays, animal science labs and let's not forget the wackos out there Movie Quote "lost animals and cities just don't mix"). I'm surprised, for a dog who grew up on the streets, Chance is pretty clueless to how things work unless those two years as a pet erased any memory he ever had from living on the streets. As far as the voice work goes, everyone reprises their role but Shadow due to Don Ameches death after the first movie was released. Ralph Waite is ok, but he makes Shadow sound like an out of breath 80 year old man where Don Ameche was a perfect mach. Just like the first film this one is chock full of Terminator references thanks to Chance. I felt bad for Riley (worst kid/owners ever, makes Jamie seem like an angel). Overall, I enjoyed this movie for what it offers, laughs and feel good moments. I hope you all enjoy this movie review and have a great holiday weekend! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com

    The Wonder Years Reboot: Introduction Podcast Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 24:13

    Hey Wonderlings, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I'm covering an introduction episode on all things related to the new 2021 Reboot of The Wonder Years. TV Show Synopsis: A man recalls his experiences growing up in Montgomery, Alabama during the late-1960s. In this podcast episode we get to hear Fred Savage offer EJ Williams the lead role of "Dean" and also I cover the new teaser trailer that was just released today. I'm so excited for this show and can't wait for it to premiere this Fall. I won't be officially covering the show for the podcast until 2022 in January but I will be doing podcast episodes if any more news or an official trailer to drops between now and Summer. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com Have a great week everyone!

    Small Wonder: S2E5: Home Sweet Homeless

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 60:05

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I covered S2E5: Home Sweet Homeless, which aired on October 11, 1986. In this episode Joan contacts a local news channel about doing a story on the homeless in an effort to raise awareness for those who are as Joanie would put it residentially handicapped. After running an errand for their parents, Jamie and Vicki find a homeless man sleeping in an alley who introduces himself as Roland Cardwell. Jamie quickly finds a role model in the self proclaimed professional vagabond and invites him to stay in their home. After witnessing his admiration, Joan and Ted frantically think of ways to change Jamie's preconception of how easy the life of a homeless man is. However, when Roland goes missing they find their job is much easier than predicted. The family revisits the shady alley in which they had originally found him in and Jamie finds that the lifestyle isn't nearly as glamorous as he had previously thought. I thought this was a good episode, but I would have liked for Jamie to see Roland in his element in the alleyway and realize that living that lifestyle is not all it's cracked up and for Roland to finally admit that he didn't do all these glamorous things like travel the world. Join me next month when I cover S2E6: Crazy Like a Fox, which aired on October 18, 1986. In this episode a con man sells Jamie and Vicki stolen merchandise that doesn't work. Have a great week everyone!

    Full House: S5E22: The Trouble With Danny (In Honor Of Bob Saget's (Danny Tanner) Birthday)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 125:38

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today in honor of Bob Saget's (Danny Tanner) Birthday (May 17), I decided to cover Full House S5E22: The Trouble With Danny, which aired on March 17, 1992. In this episode Danny's Mr. Clean attitude during the annual Spring Cleaning of '92 pushes everyone to their breaking point, Danny (he's in DJ's closet hanging shelf paper, it's the family's reward for working over four hours on cleaning the house, they all get new shelf paper in their closets)overhears the family's We're Tired of Danny's Mr. Clean Personality Support Group meeting in DJ's room, hashing out their dislikes of Danny's rules one of which is chewing each bite of food 24 times before swallowing (a bit much I think)and his constant ramblings and stories not to mention cleaning the logs in the fire place(who does this?), and lastly let's not forget his brainwashing of Michelle turning her into a mini Danny which the family agrees is the last thing they need. Danny is crestfallen after hearing this and heads to the mountains to do something thinking and reinvents himself. We can't forget Norman the donkey. What a sweetheart to put up with Danny becoming one with nature. Upon his arrival, the family has no idea what to make of this new dirty version of Danny, he smells like donkey and he's throwing his jacket on the floor, scattering potato chips everywhere and drinking milk straight outta the carton. The family admits they miss the old Danny which is enough for him drop his bad habits and embrace his true self. Also the twins Nicky and Alex learn to crawl, which was cute to watch since we'll miss out on them learning to walk and say their first words once Season 6 begins the boys are toddlers. I play clips from Season 2's Goodbye Mr. Bear and you can decide for yourself which Danny was the worst during Spring Cleaning. I say Season 2's episode, he was so angry with Jesse for messing up his kitchen. I had a fun time with this episode and hope you enjoy it too. Join me in June when I cover the Reunion Series, with Full House S3E23: Fraternity Reunion, which aired on April 27, 1990. In this episode A fraternity reunion has Danny and Joey dressed in drag. And in jail. Have a great weekend! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Fuller House: S5E13: College Tours (In Honor of Mother's Day 2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 101:36

    Happy Full House Friday, Angela Bowen here the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, in honor of Mother's Day I decided to cover Fuller House S5E13: College Tours, which aired on June 2, 2020. In this episode Kimmy finds out Ramona is looking at colleges on the East coast, she and DJ take Ramona and Jackson on a tour of Cal University. DJ tries to get Jackson enthusiastic about college and discovers he has talents that she hadn't noticed. Stephanie plans a day of relaxation and Jimmy, Fernando and Steve are out trying on tuxes. In all honesty DJ really got on my nerves this episode with her overly perkiness like it was set to overdrive. I really enjoyed the guys at the bridal and tuxedo shop along with Max insulting Berta's (shop owner) fashion and apparently Max can speak some Russian (which comes in handy later on) this was more fun and enjoyable than the college tour plot in my opinion. I hope you all enjoy this review and join me later this month when I cover in honor of Bob Saget's birthday Full House S5E22: The Trouble With Danny, which aired on March 17, 1992. In this episode Danny is overzealous about spring cleaning and the family is fed up with taking orders from Mr. Over-Clean. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Bonus Episode: Homeward Bound The Incredible Journey (1993) Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 174:02

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I decided to revisit one of my favorite childhood movies, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey released in 1993. I was 10 going on 11 when I first saw this movie in the theater and I absolutely fell in love with it. Movie Synopsis: A fun-loving American bulldog pup, a hilarious Himalayan cat, and a wise old golden retriever embark on a long trek through the rugged wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains in a quest to reach home and their beloved owners. I decided to kick off the Dog Days Of Summer Series early, with this movie and plan to cover the sequel Homeward Bound 2: Lost In San Francisco in May, I'm just gonna say, I was bawling my eyes out just like all the other times I've watched this movie. So be prepared and have Kleenex on hand. This movie is available on Disney Plus to watch after you listen to my review as well as it's sequel movie. I hope you enjoy my review and have a great week everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S8E15: My Left and Right Foot (Weird But Funny Dream Sequences Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 141:51

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered the final episode in the Weird But Funny Dream Sequences Series with Full House S8E15: My Left and Right Foot, which aired on January 31, 1995. In this episode Michelle frets about the size of her feet after DJ, Stephanie and Kimmy tease her at the shoe store. Just like with Michelle, Jesse and the guys continue the tradition of Bear songs before bed for Nicky and Alex with the song "Return to Pooh Corner" by Kenny Loggins, yes, the same musical artist who preformed "Danger Zone" in the movie Top Gun and "Footloose" in the movie of the same name created this beautiful gem of a song, "Return To Pooh Corner". Becky comes in and interrupts their musical number by singing off key very loudly. Jesse takes it upon himself to help Becky with her singing but it only leads to him criticizing her, later he finally hears her singing to the boys and realizes he was wrong to misjudge her. I'll tell you, even reading the lyrics of this song brought on the tears. This is one time I actually felt for Michelle, the ribbing (teasing) from her older siblings was too much and I think sometimes older siblings don't realize their teasing can go too far and having damaging effects especially on a younger sibling. Michelle is at first happy her feet are growing so much, the salesman actually says she has healthy feet (interesting, is he also a pediatrist?) is he qualified to make that assessment? Quickly due to the teasing, Michelle's demeanor turns from happy to sour and then she starts feeling anxious like there's something wrong with her because he feet have grown two sizes in one year and then she becomes determined to fix the problem with the help of her friend Lisa who suggests she shrink her feet with a bucket full of cold water, ice and shrink wrap. I like how Danny explains to Michelle how her feet growing two sizes a year is just her body developing as she gets older. He also tells DJ and Stephanie that their teasing of Michelle was wrong and they have to be careful of how they say things because hurtful words could be damaging to little kids self esteem. Final Thoughts On Episode: Words can hurt, choose them wisely. Join me next month in May when I cover Fuller House S5E13: College Tours, which aired on June 2, 2020 for Mother's Day. In this episode Kimmy finds out Ramona is looking at colleges on the East coast, she and DJ take Ramona and Jackson on a tour of Cal University. DJ tries to get Jackson enthusiastic about college and discovers he has talents that she hadn't noticed. and also for Bob Saget's Birthday Episode on May 17, Full House S%E22: The Trouble With Danny, which aired on March 17, 1992. In this episode Danny is overzealous about spring cleaning which leads to the rest of the family to have a Things That Danny Does That We Don't Like Meeting in DJ's room however unbeknownst to them Danny overhears as he was putting new shelf paper in DJ's closet. Feeling the family is tired of his over the top cleaning ways, he flees to the mountains for some self reflecting and comes back a changed Danny or does he? To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Bonus Episode: The Phantom Of The Opera (2004) Movie Review (For Podcast Listener Nicole's Birthday)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 123:06

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I covered The Phantom Of The Opera (2004) Movie for Podcast Listener Nicole's Birthday. Movie Synopsis: A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. My Thoughts: I had never seen any other versions of this movie before this viewing, unless you count the PBS Show Wishbone covering the book in under 30 minutes. I thought the movie was entertaining and enjoyed the songs. I'm sure you'll find my guesses on what I think happens as the film goes on funny because some of them were down right wrong. Overall the actors and actresses performances were great as well as the singing was top notch and this is coming from someone who only saw the film versions of Les Miz, The Greatest Showman and Hairspray. I hope you all enjoy this review and, Nicole I hope you have a great birthday next month. Have a great week everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyearspodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S7E15: The Test (Weird But Funny Dream Sequences Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 132:59

    Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I'm covering the second episode in the Weird But Funny Dream Sequences Series with Full House S7E15: The Test which aired on January 11, 1994. In this episode D.J. stresses out over taking the S.A.Ts, despite her family's reassurances that 'it's just a test'. This episode was hysterical when it got to the dream sequence, from the annoying lady (Iola Boylen from the TV Show Mama's Family) with the dog as the teacher, DJ showing up in her pajamas, the family showing up individually to interrupt the test, to downright cringeworthy with a scene between Kimmy and Steve (you'll know it when you get to it). I think up to that point when I first watched it at 11, I thought it was happening in real time, until the Steve/Kimmy scene. Joey's Joe Pesci potato impressions weren't great and to repeat them throughout the episode ad nauseum was ridiculous. Michelle and the twins with their Safety Patrol had me recalling the Season 4 episode Working Girl where Michelle is the Polite Police at Preschool and lets the power go to her head. I loved Vanna White guest starring as herself and then as the teacher giving the test at the end. Join me next week for the final episode in the Weird But Funny Dream Sequences Series, when I cover Full House S8E15: My Left and Right Foot, which aired on January 31, 1995. In this episode Michelle frets about the size of her feet after DJ and Kimmy tease her at the shoe store. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Small Wonder: S2E4: Here Comes The Judge

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 61:21

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I covered S2E4: Here Comes The Judge, which aired on October 4, 1986. In this episode Jamie takes a bribe while playing a judge in school. I thought this episode was just ok. There wasn't much to it other than Jamie being a jerk and not wanting to accept his punishment for taking a bribe while playing a judge in class. We get the return of adorable Warren, who I feel the wardrobe department should have put him in a more comfortable shirt because the one button up shirt he was wearing was looked too tight and uncomfortable for him, poor kid. Plus this guy is poorly lacking self confidence skills, hopefully he gains some in later Seasons of the show. He is a sweetheart and I also love Reggie too. He's too cool for Jamie. I love that Joan is still teaching Jamie's class and this was a great way to teach the kids about the legal system. Ted's side story about the parking ticket is horrible, he purposely parks in front of a fire hydrant and practically begs the meter maid to give him a ticket since the time before when he parked in front of a fire hydrant he didn't get one. The meter maid is played by Jo Marie Payton she played Harriet Winslow on Family Matters. I loved her in this scene. When she refers to give him a ticket because he son is named Ted too, he goes above and beyond even going to the police station and mouthing off to an officer and he gets arrested when they won't give him a ticket. What a dum-dum. Join me next month when I cover S2E5: Home Sweet Homeless, which aired on October 11, 1986. In this episode Joan contacts a local news channel about doing a story on the homeless in an effort to raise awareness for those who are as Joan would put it residentially handicapped. After running an errand for their parents, Jamie and Vicki find a homeless man sleeping in an alley who introduces himself as Roland Cardwell. Jamie quickly finds a role model in the self proclaimed professional vagabond and invites him to stay in their home. After witnessing his admiration, Joan and Ted frantically think of ways to change Jamie's preconception of how easy the life of a homeless man is. However, when Roland goes missing they find their job is much easier than predicted. The family revisits the shady alley in which they had originally found him in and Jamie finds that the lifestyle isn't nearly as glamorous as he had previously thought. Have a great week everyone!

    Full House: S3E19: Those Better Not Be The Days (Weird But Funny Dream Sequences Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 136:13

    Happy Friday Full House Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. This month I'm kicking off a new series called Weird But Funny Dream Sequences and today I'm focusing on Full House: Those Better Not Be The Days, which aired on February 23, 1990. In this episode It's not Friday, but things sure get freaky when the men and girls switch roles for a day. This episode had me out of breath laughing in some scenes once we got to the dream sequence of what the guys envision their future if the girls are still living in the house 25 years later. I mean Jesse in the wig, GAH! I do to the best of my ability of impressions of the guys as older men. Let's back up a moment to explain what led up to this dream sequence kicks off. Kimmy's mom is taking the girls to an amusement park for the day (no, we don't meet her), this surprises me since she never seems to want to spend time with her own daughter(because Kimmy sees to always be at the Tanner house) but she'll babysit someone else's three kids for the day, hmm? The girls mainly DJ and Steph (Michelle gets a break cause she's 3)are all demanding of the guys when it comes to Danny with DJ's sweater (he even had a garment bag for it) she shoves it in her backpack, Steph with Joey getting her camera for her plus extra film, batteries and lens cleaner all in a ziplock bag (it's a 35 mm camera for crying out loud) she disregards it and says "I don't want to lug all that stuff around, I'll just buy postcards" she also has a backpack btw and poor Jesse made a map of the park for the girls(now this is pre internet so he must have committed to memory from his many times at this amusement park to sketch and draw this massive map, which the girls tell him "well, that was a waste of time", because they're going to ride Screaming Thunder all day long (so most of the day will be spent waiting in line). After the amusement park is a no go due to rain, the girls continue with the demands and ruining the guy's plans for the day to the point where Danny has them play a role reversal game with DJ and Steph as parents and the guys as kids. The lunch time routine had me in tears I was laughing so hard. The whole thing in the future with adult Kimmy grossed me out with the guys mainly Joey being attracted to Kimmy, eww! Poor Becky, with straw hat, glasses, and her polyester pants and balloon booty and Mama's Family gray wig. What a fright! Join me next week when I cover Full House S7E15: The Test, which aired on January 11, 1994. In this episode D.J. stresses out over taking the S.A.Ts, despite her family's reassurances that 'it's just a test'. I hope you all enjoy this review! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com Have a great weekend!

    Fuller House: S2E10: New Kids In The House (In Honor Of Candace Cameron Bure's Birthday)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 117:56


    Hey Fuller House Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today in honor of Candace Cameron Bure's (DJ Tanner Fuller) Birthday I decided to cover Fuller House S2E10: New Kids In The House, which aired on December 9, 2016. In this episode Kimmy and Stephanie have an epic surprise planned for DJ's 39th birthday, but things don't go as planned. I thought this was a fun episode. I grew up in the 80's listening to New Kids On The Block through my older sister who had the cassette tape. I got the New Kids On The Block Fashion Plates for Christmas back in 1991. If I had two choose between this episode and the other celebrity cameo with the Beach Boys on Full House in Beach Boy Bingo, I would probably choose that one over this. I thought this one was cute and funny with some moments but the Full House Beach Boys Episode had more weight to it, not just with DJ winning tickets to the Beach Boys, but Jesse and Joey with their jingle writing and wanting the Beach Boys to hear their tape of their jingle and collab with them on it. In this episode we get Max and the reprise of his trumpet playing "Old McDonald", Kimmy basically stalked NKOTB which honestly was funny and irritating at the same time, poor DJ making a fool of herself when she meets the band due to being under the influence of a heavy dose of pain pills due to as cracked crown and an emergency run to the dentist after she ate a birthday cupcake that had the key to the jewelry box Max had hid inside. Luckily for her, Stephanie filmed DJ's embarrassing interact with the New Kids On The Block, for her to see later. Steve outgifts Matt in The DJ Birthday Gift War when he gives her a replacement Pillow Person he bought off eBay after Matt gifts DJ with his and her tennis rackets. The last half of the episode is mainly concert footage and the New Kids On The Block invite DJ up on stage and serenade her. This Episode is also dedicated to Podcast Listener Shamim Dana who mentioned in my interview with him that this is his favorite Fuller House Episode. Happy Early Birthday Shamim! I hope you all enjoy this episode. Have a great week! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com


    Bonus Episode: Winter's End (1999) Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 231:22

    Hey Everybody, Angela Bowen here, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years Podcast. Today, I covered the final installment in the Sarah Plain and Tall Movie Trilogy, Winter's End (1999). Movie Synopsis: It's been 8 years since Jacob Witting and his two children Anna and Caleb, met and fell in love with the woman who would transform their lives for the better, Sarah Wheaton from Maine who arrived in Kansas after answering an ad for a woman to care for a widower and his two children, to make a difference. Now, we see the Witting family has added a new family member, 6 year-old adorableand inquisitive Cassie as well as losing some furry family members Nick the dog from the movies Sarah Plain and Tall and Skylark and Seal, Sarah's cat who she brought from Maine but gaining Nichol also a border collie who according to Cassie is the son of Nick. Spoiler Alert: In the final 2 books in the series More Perfect Than The Moon and Grandfather's Dance, Nick and Seal are very much alive. In fact Seal is a grandmother as one of her grandcats is living on the farm. Anna who is 19 and studying medicine is working under Dr. Sam in town during the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic and dating his son Justin who is away at war. Caleb is about 14 and continues to work on the farm as he goes to school, he even contemplates leaving school like his father and grandfather to work on the farm full time, but Jacob and his father stress the importance of a good education. On a cold winter day a mysterious stranger shows up at the Witting Farm. We soon learn he is John Witting, Jacob's father who he originally thought was dead, but in actuality abandoned Jacob and his mother when Jacob was little, leaving him to quit school at a young age and take over running the farm. Upon John's return, Jacob is is very hurt by what his father did to him many years ago and unwilling to hear John's side and the real reason he left all those years ago. Sarah has her hands full with 6 year Cassie who is filled with questions for John and Caleb's been handed the task from Anna to fill the family journal with stories of the family and the farm while she is away in town. Hard truths are revealed, life threatening weather arrives and relationships are mended in this beautiful and heartwarming conclusion to this movie trilogy. I hope you all enjoy my review as I loved covering it. These movies will forever be close to my heart. I promise at some point to cover the two remaining books in the Sarah Plain and Tall book series on the podcast. Have a great week everyone!

    Full House: S7E19: Love On The Rocks (The Break Up Double Feature)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 176:22


    Hey Full House Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered the final episode of The Break Up Double Feature, Full House: S7E19: Love On The Rocks, which aired on March 1, 1994. In this episode D.J. tells Becky that she is worried about her relationship with Steve after he goes to a film seminar for college in Los Angeles. She feels that they have been growing apart and their relationship has lost it's passion. Kimmy who is dating a guy named John who she refers to as Keanu (my guess is because of Keanu Reeves) also has opinions on DJ and Steve's relationship calling them boring. Andrea Barber has more kissing scenes in this episode than I can count on one hand. I remember in her book when she mentioned a guy that she had to kiss on the show that made her uncomfortable and she sought advice from Lori Loughlin on how to get through the scene. I think this is that guy she was referring to in her book because the only other guy she kissed on the show was Bitterman and that was back was in Season 3. I like how DJ asks Danny for advice especially since he just broke up with Vicki five episodes prior, he has good advice for her. I love their heart to heart moments. Joey kicks off April Fools Day early by setting every watch and clock in the house and not to mention the car radios and Jesse's pocket watch back 3 hours, so everyone wakes up at 5 a.m. instead of 8a.m. I would be majorly P.O.'d if he did that to me especially if I had to work in the morning or go to school. Danny even tells everyone who by btw is already dressed for the day "look on the bright side at least we can get a few more hours sleep" Who would be able to fall asleep after that, I wouldn't. What are they gonna do put their pajamas back on, sleep in the clothes they'll wear for the day. Yeah, right. They decide to get Joey back by taping a lottery drawing and getting those winning numbers and then switch out Joey's ticket and make him think he won the BIG jackpot. For years I didn't understand how this worked until it finally dawned on me, that's right you can pick and play your own numbers, you don't have to be forced to get random ones. Why this took so long for the lightbulb moment to go off, I'll never know. This reminds me of a Season 1 moment in Just One Of The Guys when Joey taped a Lakers Basketball Game on TV and made bets with Jesse until Stephanie ruined it by saying "Joey, you didn't know all this stuff when we watched the tape this morning." This episode was so hilarious and also heartbreaking. In the end DJ chooses herself but then in Season 8 she dates Nelson who she has zero chemistry with and Viper who I think is too old for her and too much like Season 1 Jesse not to mention I think he's, what 19 and she's 17, I can't see Danny being ok with her dating him. Also in Season 8 DJ's Choice she also ends things with Viper and Nelson by choosing herself. So what was the point of bringing Nelson and Viper on to the show. Have a great week everyone. I'll be back in April with an episode in honor of Candace Cameron Bure's Birthday. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com


    Small Wonder: S2E3: My Mother The Teacher

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 93:54

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I covered S2E3: My Mother The Teacher, which aired on September 27, 1986. In this episode due to a flu epidemic causing a teacher shortage, Joan becomes a substitute teacher in Jamie's class. All hell breaks lose when Jamie tells the kids that his mom being the teacher is gonna be easy peezy for them because she's a pushover. Spitballs and paper airplanes are flying and Vicki won't shut the hell up and let the other kids get a chance to answer the questions. I couldn't believe the kids got angry over that, like they actually wanted to prove they knew the information they read out of their history books. We got plenty of sexual innuendos from Ted as well as another reference to punishing Jamie in the form of spanking. He's 11 years old, Ted. Can we just drop this spanking punishment already and just threaten to ground him. Joan almost quits after some lame cornball childish pranks are played on her, such as wind up fake teeth, a whoopy cushion, a drawing of swamp thing or merman on the pull down map, snakes in a can. This is harmless shit, that I'm surprised Joan didn't just laugh off. Jamie needs to take lessons from Bart Simpson in pranking teachers. Joan ends up staying on as Jamie's teacher since his teacher is still very sick. I immediately thought, oh no, is it terminal? Who knows, because they just brush it off like it doesn't matter. This was an entertaining episode. We also learn Ted is all about sex not just at night but also in the morning too. My guess is he has to take care of that morning woody. Join me next month when I cover S2E4: Here Comes The Judge, which aired on October 4, 1986. In this episode Jamie takes a bribe while playing a judge in school. We also get the reappearance of Warren. I hope this kid eventually stops being a pushover. Have a great week everyone!

    Full House: S7E13: The Perfect Couple (The Break Up Double Feature)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 157:32

    Hey Full House Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I'm covering the first episode in The Break Up Double Feature, Full House S7E13: The Perfect Couple, which aired on December 14, 1993. In this episode Joey has been hired as the host for a test-run of a new game show called The Perfect Couple, which tests couples at different stages in their relationships, to see how well they know each other. DJ and Steve are the "dating couple", Danny and Vicki are the "engaged couple", and Jesse and Rebecca are the "married couple". But as it turns out, the game starts to bring out the worst in all three relationships. This episode just like the first time I watched it when I was 11, had me in tears again. I really enjoyed going back through this episode and noticing things I didn't notice before in my previous viewings. A lot of similar color schemes clothing wise with Stephanie, Michelle and the twins, Alex wearing red, Nicky wearing blue, Michelle wearing red, Stephanie wearing blue and white, also Steve wearing blue and white. I just thought that was funny I didn't notice it till watching this episode for the podcast. Also the scene where Steve sees DJ in her room getting ready for Joey's game show after the embrace, Scott Weinger (who plays Steve) pulls back and looks down at his feet like he's making sure he's on his mark for the blocking. I really make my opinion known on how much I dislike Vicki's hair for this episode. It's like a dark brown when we're used to seeing her with auburn red hair. It just makes her hair look like a perm gone wrong. Joey hosting the game show was giving me major Jim Carrey Fire Marshall Bill from In Living Color vibes what with those fake teeth and stretched out smile. Gah! Now I will be the first to say as kid I loved Danny's proposal to Vicki and the end of Season 6 at Disney World, I mean who didn't right? Now as an adult looking back at that and seeing how Danny and Vicki would have never worked out at that point. She was career oriented, she had been she we were first introduced to her on the show in Season 5. Getting a chance of a lifetime as a news anchor in New York is a big deal, no way she was gonna give that up for settling down with Danny and the family, I mean in Season 5 when she got that job offer in Chicago, she took it. Granted she and Danny were just dating at the time but still. She was a career focused woman. Honestly, it felt like the writers were just toying with us, the viewers and Danny especially after they got engaged, if they were just going to drop the relationship, what even was the point. I can see how the marriage supposedly would have wreaked the dynamic of the show since it's supposed to be 3 guys raising three girls, but Danny deserved some happiness. Thank goodness Fuller House went in a different direction and allowed DJ and Steve to get married. Join me in two weeks, when I cover the next episode in The Break Up Double Feature, S7E19: Love on the Rocks, which aired on March 1, 1994. In this episode D.J. tells Becky that she is worried about her relationship with Steve, after Steve goes to a seminar in Los Angeles with his film class. Have a great weekend everyone! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfpodcast@gmail.com

    Bonus Episode: Skylark(1993) Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 188:45

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen, the host of Looking Back On My Wonder Years: A Wonder Years. Today, I covered the second installment in the Sarah, Plain and Tall Movie Trilogy. Skylark which was released in 1993. Movie Synopsis: Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm. I really enjoyed this movie as we explore the continuing adventures of the Witting family. This time around a drought forces Sarah and the children Anna and Caleb to leave the farm head to Maine while Jacob stays behind and waits for rain. In this movie we see the last of Matthew and Maggie as they leave their farm with their family, we get to meet the Aunts from Maine along with William, Sarah's brother. I've always loved this movie and watching this time just cemented my love for it even more and I will always carry it my heart. I can't wait to cover the third and final installment next month, Winter's End (1999). Have a great week everyone. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: lbomwonderyears@gmail.com

    Full House: S6E5: Lovers and Other Tanners (Tanner Girls In Love Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 116:28

    Hey Full House Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I'm covering the last episode in the Tanner Girls In Love Series with Full House S6E5: Lover s and Other Tanners, which aired on October 20, 1992. In this episode DJ's responsibilities take a back seat as her relationship with Steve escalates. This was a fun episode, as it shows how DJ's character is getting older and having her first boyfriend and the first feelings and declaration of love. It's a big deal, especially as teenagers, because at that age EVERYTHING is a big deal. Sadly due to DJ being on Cloud 9 with Steve, Danny quickly takes notice as her grades start to slip and her responsibilities get put on the back burner. Jesse and Joey's BIG Radio debut as the Rush Hour Renegades is almost over before it begins when Jesse comes down with a head cold and he overcompensates on the cold pills taking more than the recommended amount (DON'T EVER DO THAT, DO YOU HEAR ME!)which knocks Jesse out for most of the show leaving Joey to talk for two and save their jobs while Jesse is passed out asleep on the couch. Danny has his own declaration of love with Vicki and is able to see things from DJ's side about being in love as Danny says "I can't believe it, I feel like a teenager again". And finally, Michelle is the last little Honey Bee of the Tanners to wear the coveted uniform, antennae and stinger included. Honestly I think we get more Honey Bee side storylines with Michelle than we did with Stephanie, granted nothing can top the Sleepover Episode from Season 4. I hope you all enjoy this episode and have a great weekend! In March I will be covering the two Break Up Episodes from Season 7. Full House S7E13: The Perfect Couple, which aired on December 14, 1993. In this episode Joey has been hired as the host for a test-run of a new game show called The Perfect Couple, which tests couples at different stages in their relationships, to see how well they know each other. DJ and Steve are the "dating couple", Danny and Vicki are the "engaged couple", and Jesse and Rebecca are the "married couple". But as it turns out, the game starts to bring out the worst in all three relationships. and S7E19: Love on the Rocks, which aired on March 1, 1994. In this episode D.J. tells Becky that she is worried about her relationship with Steve, after Steve goes to a seminar in Los Angeles with his film class. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Diff'rent Strokes: S1E14: The Tutor

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 78:57

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Diff'rent Strokes To Move The World: An Unofficial Diff'rent Strokes Podcast. Today, I covered S1E14: The Tutor, which aired on February 9, 1979. In this episode Willis is doing poorly in school, so Mr. Drummond hires a tutor. However, he is not pleased by his unconventional methods of teaching. I remember when I first watched this episode back in 2019. I myself was unsure of Danny the boys' tutor at first with his teaching methods and was originally siding with Mr. Drummond who thought Danny wasn't being effective with his tutoring sessions, but turns out that that is just Danny's way of teaching and also how Danny makes the discovery or Willi's learning or memory break when he can't recall anything from 1975. I really got angry with Mr. Drummond upon learning Danny's discovery about Willis, he just waves it off like it's un important, like "oh the teachers would have caught on to it, that's their job" Danny tells him and when would the teacher have the time to deal with Willis's learning problem, they have over 30 kids in class and are too busy breaking up fights, confiscating weapons and drugs to notice. Join me next month when I cover S2E1 and S2E2: Arnold's Girlfriend Parts 1 & 2, which aired on September 21, 1979. In PART 1 Arnold must have an appendectomy. Fred Tanner wants his daughter Alice put in a bedroom away from Arnold. When the two learn of this, they run away. In PART 2 Arnold's life is put on the line when the kids find out they cannot share a hospital room and end up running away on the night before Arnold's surgery. Have a great week everyone and please continue to be safe and use precautions.

    Small Wonder: S2E2: Money, Money, Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2021 55:31

    Hey Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of She's A Small Wonder: A Small Wonder Podcast. Today, I'm covering S2E2: Money, Money, Money, which aired on September 20, 1986. In this episode Jamie tries to buy the love of a pretty classmate. Jessica is back, UGH!! Jamie still having not learned his lesson from the last time she scorched his ass after he invited her to a party, actually now that I think back on it he rejected her and went with his tomboy baseball friend. For whatever reason Jamie is crawling back to her and she's still not interested in his ass. Damn Jamie, wake up! We get to see a reappearance of Walter, remember him? He was crushing on Vicki early on in Season 1. This poor kid is even more desperate than Jamie to be liked, it breaks my heart. Jamie tricks him into giving him tips on love and dating by taking his money to go out with Jessica and Walter can take notes. The tables turn on Jamie but tip in Walter's favor. lucky him. Or not so lucky, I mean it's Jessica. This girl is headed down a dark road and an even darker future if she keeps going after guys who are loaded with the green paper. What's worse is this character is not done with the show, we will have to suffer with her presence for a few more episodes in Season 3 and 4. Thankfully that's years away. Aside from Jamie's love and money woes, Ted and Joan are also worried about money, seeing how much it will cost to send Jamie to college. Maybe they'll get lucky and he won't want to go. At least they don't have to send Vicki to college. This was a good episode and funny. Oh yeah, Harriet actually walks multiple blocks to Jamie's middle school to see him, since she's still in elementary school. I guess the school didn't care that they had a child who just wandered off. But then again Harriet's parents don't even seem to want her around. Which is sad, but understandable. Join me next month when I cover S2E3: My Mother the Teacher, which aired on September 27, 1986. In this episode Joan becomes the substitute teacher in Jamie's class. Have a great weekend everyone!

    Full House: S4E22: Stephanie Plays The Field (Tanner Girls In Love Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 127:27

    Hey Full House Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I'm covering the next episode in the Tanner Girls In Love Series with Full House S4E22: Stephanie Plays The Field, which aired on March 8, 1991. In this episode Stephanie joins a little league baseball team to be near a boy she likes. This is also the last appearance of the character Rusty. Sean Fox plays Brent (Stephanie's crush) who you may recognize from the movie 3 Ninjas Kick Back the sequel to the movie 3 Ninjas, he played Rocky. I had a crush on him in the mid 90's. He comes off as a sweet boy but he has ulterior motives after Stephanie joins the little league baseball team he'll be playing against opening day. He was full on manipulative, writing her initials on his date and asking her to be his girlfriend and then just before he leaves asks her to throw him a few easy pitches, luckily Stephanie catches on that that would be cheating but Brent explains or it could just be a girlfriend helping a boyfriend. Uh, no. It's cheating, no matter how you word it. Jesse and Becky are now living in their new attic apartment and are happy to spend some quality time together, however Michelle views Jesse living under the same roof as 24/7 uncle/niece playtime for them. She knows no boundaries. Luckily Jesse and Becky set her straight on appropriate hang out times. Let's get to the game. We have someone in a bad wig who pitches as Stephanie, Jesse runs out on to the field to have it out with an umpire he felt made a bad call, luckily Danny corrects him, "Jess, I was standing right there, she was out". To which Jesse replies "Why don't you get us better seats, I can't see anything from up there" I like how Becky tries to pacify Jesse telling him if he is a good boy and stays in his seat she'll buy him a snow cone, to which he replies "I like cherry" as he glares over his shoulder at the umpire. Joey who's the announcer of the game abuses his free snack privilege's at the concession stand. Towards the end of the game he asks for a hot dog and then as guy puts the hotdog on the table he asks for nachos. I'm like "Joey forget the nachos, eat the hot dog. It's just sitting there getting cold and forgotten. I love how the concessions guy just shakes his head at Joey when Joey tells him "just bring me whatever's left." This was such a fun episode. I hope you all enjoy it. Join me next week for the final episode in the Tanner Girls In Love Series, Full House S6E5: Lovers and Other Tanners, which aired on October 20, 1992. Have a good weekend and please stay safe and use precautions. To EMAIL the Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Full House: S8E17: Dateless In San Francisco (Tanner Girls In Love Series/Valentine's Day Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 166:15

    Happy Valentine's Day Tanner Fans, Angela Bowen here the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered the next episode in the Tanner Girls In Love Series and the last Valentine's Day episode of Full House. In this episode Michelle gets a boyfriend for Valentine's Day, while Joey gets a secret admirer. When Jesse helps Danny plan an elaborate date with Claire, Rebecca feels neglected. I thought this was a fun episode, Jesse pretending Valentine's Day wasn't that important to him and constantly referring to he and Becky as an "old married couple". I understand Becky's frustration if it were just Valentine's Day that'd be one thing (although even then still no excuse), but it's their wedding anniversary for crying out loud. I'd be angry if I were her. Michelle's second boy/girl relationship (Yes, I'm counting Howie from Season 2) crashes and burns as she becomes little miss demanding and Teddy finally having had enough of Michelle's bossiness ends their relationship. I blame Lisa for that whole mess of having the kids all couple up in class just so she could be with Derek. Also subjecting poor Sophia to Aaron Bailey is, I mean, there's no excuse for that kind of torture. Oh my gosh Miss or Mrs. Carruthers, don't even get me started on her, she's in need of a major no means no lesson and I think she should be fired for harassment of poor Joey. If I hadn't seen this episode before, no way would I have guessed who Joey's secret admirer was. If a secret admirer sent you a gift would you accept it or be suspicious and try to track them down? Kimmy's got weird fantasies that no teenager girl should ever have and Stephanie's crushing on a guy who complains she's too smart because her bag is loaded down with what he thinks is books (it was actually her rock collection) what a wimp. Hey dude, you offered to carry her bag, no intellect shaming. Join me next week for the next episode in the series, Full House S4E22: Stephanie Plays The Field, which aired on March 8, 1991. In this episode Stephanie joins a little league baseball team to be near a boy she likes. Have a great weekend, stay safe and stay warm as this cold front moves through. Gah! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

    Boy Meets World: S1E4: Cory's Alternative Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 149:58

    Hey BMW Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of The World According To Cory: An Unofficial Boy Meets World Podcast. Today, I covered S1E4: Cory's Alternative Friends, which aired on October 15, 1993. In this episode Shawn and Cory get split up from doing a project together, making Shawn work with Minkus and Cory with Topanga. Cory overhears girls making fun of his hair and decides to change it. I thought this was a good episode for Cory to see that a person's outside appearance doesn't define who they are on the inside. So many kids in the episode from 90's movies, Yeah-Yeah the kid from the movie The Sandlot in 1993, Spike the kid from The Little Giants in 1994, Troy the kid from the movie Angus in 1995 and eventually 1999's American Pie as "The Sherminator". I loved Topanga in this episode she was sweet and didn't judge Cory and I loved the little confused looks who gave her, it's clear the audience loves her too, I notice Shawn's back story is still being developed because he mentions to Cory about playing football in his backyard, so I figure at this point he just lives in a house. I found it sad that even Shawn Cory's best friend laughed at him, really Shawn? He bought the stuff that messed up Cory's hair. I especially love Topanga's bravado as she pushes Cory against the locker and kisses him for the first time. I always call this the kiss to build a dream on because it's the kiss that would we always come back to and reference as this is where it all began. I also love how Cory became kind of a leader for those other kids when he took charge of that petition to help Mrs. Rosemead the librarian keep her job. Join me next month when I cover Boy Meets World S2E7: Wake Up, Little Cory, which aired on November 4, 1994. In this episode Corey and Topanga, spend the night at the school while working late on an assignment. In the morning, they find out that the entire school thinks they slept together. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: watcbmwpodcast@gmail.com

    Growing Pains: S7E13: Honest Abe

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 82:04

    Hey Seaver Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of Show Me That Smile Again: A Growing Pains Podcast. Today, I covered S7E13: Honest Abe, which aired on January 18, 1992. In this episode Luke's past and present lives collide when the Seaver's throw a party for Luke's birthday and invite a friend from his days on the street. I enjoyed this episode because we learn a little more about Luke's backstory from when he was on the streets. He fell in with a guy named Barney who looked out for other homeless individuals and made sure their basic needs were met like, shelter, food, and possibly protection. Granted Barney's sticky paws get the better of him after Mike invites him to Luke's birthday party as a surprise and Luke catches him in Maggie's jewelry box. Before Barney leaves he gives Luke a rude awakening saying once Luke turns 18 he'll be back to living on the street saying there's no way the Seaver family is going to buy him a car or send him to college, and his Luke's fancy clothes don't change who he used to be, after Luke threatens to turn in him to the cops for theft. Oh, if you love Carol's boyfriend Dwight, you get to see plenty of him in this episode as he annoys the family to do end, while Carol is away studying abroad (Tracy Gold was getting help for her eating disorder at the time). I hope you enjoyed this episode as I enjoyed covering it. Have a great week everyone!

    Full House: S2E16: Baby Love (Tanner Girls In Love Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 131:12

    Hey Tanner Fans, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I'm kicking off the new series Tanner Girls In Love for February in honor of Valentine's Day. First episode of the series is Full House S2E16: Baby Love, which aired on February 24, 1989. In this episode Michelle develops a crush on Rebecca's nephew. It's sad that Michelle is two and Howie is the first child her age that she has come in contact with. I can now understand why she developed such a close bond or infatuation with him. Danny really should of had Michelle in a play group before age 2, so she could have had the chance to interact with someone her own age, I mean she's surrounded by older kids and adults all day long, how is she going to develop the social skills and form friendships if she doesn't interact with another little kid? Maybe if she had, she wouldn't have been so emotionally crushed by Howie leaving, I mean she would still be sad, but it wouldn't have been as devastating for her. Also Stephanie watches the horror movie The Wolfman (the black and white version)and has trouble sleeping. When I was young I was scared of some movies that weren't actually horror movies, Little Shop Of Horrors, The Burbs, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and The Witches. But the movie that gave me nightmares for what felt like years was a tv movie called Love, Lies and Murder. I think a lot of it had to do with the actor Clancy Brown, he just looked so frightening. I got over that once I saw Pet Sematary 2 as a teenager. Jesse and Rebecca get into a baby name argument. We know going forward that Dustin (Jesse's Pick) and Prescott (Rebecca's Pick) and not the names they choose for their twin sons. Then again Jesse and Rebecca haven't even been dating for three months yet, what do you think is the appropriate dating time to start naming your future children? 6 Months? A Year? Join me next week when I cover the next installment in the Tanner Girls In Love Series Full House S8E17: Dateless In San Francisco, which aired on February 14, 1995. In this episode Michelle gets a boyfriend for Valentine's Day, while Joey gets a secret admirer. When Jesse helps Danny plan an elaborate date with Claire, Rebecca feels neglected. Have a great weekend everyone! Please continue to be safe and use precautions! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: omhcfhfhpodcast@gmail.com

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