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    It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 217 & 218 - Thanksgiving ‘85: Macy‘s ‘85 Parade (Director‘s Cut)/All-American ‘85 Parade on CBS

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 236:26

    This week on It Was a Thing on TV we hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving but we're providing some leftovers from Thanksgiving's past as Greg, Mike and Chico look at the Thanksgiving Day Parades from 1985.   First, we do our annual look at the Macy's Parade.  As always, we have bands, floats, and celebrities, but there was a little something extra as a postscript to this parade.  It'll make you yell "Oh neat!"  Just remember, the Paramus Toys'R'Us store is closed on Sundays.   Then, NBC wasn't the only network showing a parade on Thanksgiving 1985.  CBS brought us parts of 5 different parades in its All-American Thanksgiving Parade, with TV stars in American locales including New York City, Detroit, Philadelphia, Hawaii, and...Toronto?!  Each location had its own style, and some parades put more energy and creativity into their work than others.   Follow us on social media @itwasathingontvpodcast on Facebook and @itwasathingontv on Instagram and Twitter.   Timestamps 0:30 - '85 Macy's Parade 2:03:43 - Classic Commercial Break 2:07:16 - All-American '85 Parade on CBS

    Pop Goes To The Couch - Hawkeye S1 E1 ”Never Meet Your Heroes” & S1 E2 ”Hide And Seek”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 97:53

    Pop Goes To The Couch begins their coverage of the latest entry into the MCU on Disney+, Hawkeye. Andy Atherton, Shawn Kidd, Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel review and break down Season 1 Episode 1 “Never Meet Your Heroes” & S1 E2 “Hide And Seek”. In this spoiler-filled discussion they go over the plot elements, as well as any Easter eggs they have spotted as well as given their thoughts on what everything means in the overall story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Popcorn Chicken Salad - Labyrinth (#7)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 108:27

    On episode 7 of Popcorn Chicken Salad join Ben Locke and Matt Souza as they watch the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth. Topics discussed include Ben and Matt fawning over David Bowie, Dulux paint, is this really a kids movie?, more Bowie impressions and puns than you can shake a stick at, ranking movie owls, comparing Shawn Kidd to Brock Lesnar, a film not made for high def, not being able to hear Bowie sing, Matt having a films not streaming rant, the worlds longest ladder, realising Sarah is a bitch, Ben having the worst internet connection in the world, seeing more of David Bowie than you should, Bowie at a party, maybe the worse use of a green screen in history, the bog of eternal stench, conveniently placed props, Jeff Hardys inspiration, resting bitch face, tripping balls, mancrushing on Bowie some more, Hoggle could do so much better, goblin standard time, the Wizard of Oz but if Dorothy really sucked, the squid game kids, more long scenes to please Matt, going back to the Mortal Kombat set, Matt finally letting his Sarah frustration out and a goblin party. Come for the concept but stay for the Goblin King, let's dance for Popcorn Chicken Salad.

    Battlestar In The 25th Century #21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 60:32

    On Episode 21 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Battlestar Galactica “The Living Legend Part 1.” Topics include a special guest star for the time, a second Battlestar, a potential new train member, Adama meeting his match, the Galactica running out of gas, Starbuck kicked to the curb, more F, Marry, Kill, is this the best episode yet & much more!

    Pop Goes The Movies - Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 53:28

    On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Shifflett to review Ghostbusters: Afterlife. In a spoiler-filled review, they give their thoughts on the franchise up to this date; the way the film was linked to the original; the many callbacks and Easter eggs throughout the film; the emotional feels the movie gives and whether or not the franchise should and will continue on.

    It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 215 & 216 - Your Number‘s Up/The Ghost Busters (1975)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 113:04

    This week on It Was a Thing on TV we're hitting the California retirement communities with Nipsey Russell as we chase ghosts with a Gorilla.   First, Your Number's Up may be a blip on the map of television history, but it holds a place in our hearts.  Nipsey Russell hosted it!  All the geriatrics in Burbank loved it.  Need we say more?   Then, one of the more fascinating and entertaining Saturday morning shows in the mid-70s was The Ghost Busters, starring Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch, who worked together in the 60s on F Troop.  Unrelated to the movie franchise of the same name, it got a second life in the 80s thanks to that movie, but that's another episode.  It was cancelled for a reason we haven't covered thus far on this show, but you'll have to listen to find out.   Follow us on social media over @itwasathingontvpodcast on Facebook and @itwasathingontv on Instagram and Twitter.

    PTBN's NBA-Team: So… What Did I Miss?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 47:53

    After a vacation, Adam Murray has returned and he and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back to catch up on what exactly happened in the National Basketball Association for Episode 219. Does coaching matter more or less now for winning and losing teams? Why are the older Lakers running out of gas late in games? Is it too early to say Steph Curry is running away with the MVP if Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jokic are in beast mode? Riche and Adam also discuss the Bulls and Heat, the Cavs hitting their stride and the injury bug, and the most important news of them all: The Puking Kings Fan! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! Editor Note: This was recorded just before Luke Walton got fired by the Kings.

    Into the Spidey Movieverse: Episode 8 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 113:36

    We're heading into the home stretch on Into the Spidey Movieverse as we now hit the movie that this very show is named after.   This time Greg and Chico discuss 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse while exploring the journey Miles Morales takes into becoming Spider-Man.   And also you get John Mulaney voicing an animated pig, I mean how can you go wrong with that?   One more to go see you in December when we discuss Far From Home.

    Piece Of The Action - Runaway

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 105:17


    On the new episode of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes Shawn Kidd back to the podcast to watch Runaway! Listen as Matt and Shawn discuss Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, robots, KISS, numerous movies stealing ideas from Runaway, tongue bullets, Jack Ramsay being bad at his job, Shawn and Matt singing, and so much more on this new edition of Piece of the Action!


    Pop Goes The Classics - The Fox And The Hound (1981)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 56:58

    On the twentieth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Steve Riddle, Mirandia Berthold & Andy Atherton look at 1981's The Fox And The Found. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the innocence between Tod & Copper when their friendship begins as kids; Dinky & Boomer's quest to catch Squeaks; the great voice actors that were miscast in the film; Widow Tweed's toughness; the fun chase scenes & that terrifying bear that causes a lot of trouble near the end of the film.

    It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episode 213, Minisode 14 + Live Show 9 - The Master/Rob Tussin/Legends of the Hidden Temple Reboot Premiere

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 151:15

    This week on It Was a Thing on TV we present the winner of our Election Day 2021 poll along with one of our favorite moments from a popular cable show back in the day and Olmec!   First, it's 1984 and NBC is riding high on The A-Team so, of course, they had to capitalize on that trend.  Mix The A-Team with martial arts and you get The Master...sort of.  It didn't work, getting the heave-ho off the schedule after 13 shows. But it did get immortalized somewhat thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000.   Next, one of our favorite shows from the mid-2000s was MXC:  Most Extreme Elimination Challenge.  When the show debuted, it started with a bang...or is that an almost snap of someone's neck?  One contestant called Rob Tussin tried making a glorious entrance but it almost ended in catastrophe.  And he jumped right up and continued with the game!   Finally, Greg (for 20 or so minutes), Chico, and Mike watch the debut episode of the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot.  Since it is a live show and we like keeping as much of the show intact as possible, you'll hear the same technical difficulties we experienced.   Follow us on our socials @itwasathingontvpodcast on Facebook and @itwasathingontv on Instagram and Jack Dorsey's Hate Box.

    PTBN‘s NBA Team: Guess Who ? (#218)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 48:12

    Adam is currently on vacation (again....) so for this episode we treat the listener to a little game. Andrew has to guess the former NBA player based upon the clues Adam provides. Play along and enjoy the ride as we peek into Andrew's mind and his wealth of NBA knowledge. Names who casually come up include Emoni Bates, Monta Ellis, Al Jefferson, TJ McConnell, Eddy Curry, Shawn Kemp, and Rashard McCants, Can you guess who our secret players are ? Tune in!

    Making Mt. Rushmore - Bond Girls & James Bond Films (#26)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 125:41

    In the twenty-sixth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Jonnie Sea, Ashley Cruse & Scott Criscuolo join moderator Steve Riddle to discuss which Bond Girls deserve a place on their respective lists. Is Honey Rider a no-brainer? What about Xenia Onatopp? Does Tracy Bond grab a spot? Does Vesper Lynd or Pussy Galore deserve a place? After that, they discuss which James Bond Films will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Goldfinger shouldn't get a spot? Will the On Her Majesty's Secret Service be included? Is Casino Royale in the conversation? What about Skyfall & For Your Eyes Only?

    Battlestar In The 25th Century #20

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 60:45

    On Episode 20 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Buck Rogers episode 10, “Planet of the Amazon Women”. Topics include Buck's meat up for grabs and his lack of competition that leads to a real life analysis, Scott's very disturbing F, Marry, Kill, more Shawnisms to shake your head at, Galactic Cher, evaluating life choices, drunk horse riding & more!

    Pop Goes The Movies - Eternals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 80:03

    On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel to review Eternals. In a spoiler-filled review, they give their thoughts on what they expected going into this next entry in the MCU; the large, but diverse cast; the great visual aspects of the film; the mid and post-credits; make comparisons to similar movies; how it worked as an origin story and how it moves the overall story forward & where the events in the film lead to.

    It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 211 & 212 - Dan Rather on Election Night/Battle for the White House 2020 Infomercial

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 129:32


    This week on It Was a Thing on TV we're revisiting some past Presidential elections on Television.   First, Dan Rather is one of the most respected newsmen in media history.  However on two election nights, Rather went off the rails with some of his commentaries and metaphors.  We look back at some of the highlights from the Election Nights of 2000 and 2004.   Then, advertisers will try to sell you most anything.  At the same time, buyers will purchase most anything.  At least one of those statements is true when it came to a chess set related to the hotly-contested 2020 Presidential election.  Yes, there was a chess set dedicated to a Presidential election and it had its own half-hour infomercial!  When we saw this infomercial, we knew we had to talk about it.   Note: Considering we talk about some stuff that happened during the 2020 election and if you  want to stop listening after the first episode the timestamp to stop is 47:18.   Follow us on social media @itwasathingontvpodcast on Facebook and @itwasathingontv on Instagram and Twitter.


    PTBN's NBA Team: Let It Play Out (#217)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 49:06

    The NBA is back, but not everything has fired on all cylinders on the green light. Should some fans be worried about their own teams or superstar shooting slumps? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are podcasting this week to discuss why perceived playoff teams like the Lakers, Bucks, Hawks, and Mavericks are struggling in a variety of ways, and how soon is panic time? Riche and Adam also delve into the 2018 draft class extensions, the Robert Sarver/Neil Olshay controversies, LaMelo Ball, injuries, and… NBA players from Alaska?! We will explain. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    The Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Podcast Special - Muppets Haunted Mansion Live Watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 67:44

    On a special episode of The Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Podcast, Mirandia Berthold & Andy Atherton do a live watch of the new Disney+ special, Muppets Haunted Mansion. Originally broadcasted live on Stream Lounge, they give their thoughts on how seamlessly the Muppets and the Haunted Mansion attraction go together to make a fun special that combines the best elements of each. They also comment on all of the fun easter eggs, cameos and where the Muppets can go from here.   To watch along on Stream Lounge, click this link: https://streamlounge.io/watch/d963192fe-41a6-4fdf-ab9a-7592cf542f79?broadcastId=2818e338-e81b-4929-af77-4614ef8d94e7

    It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 208, 209 & 210 - Kolchak: The Night Stalker/Dead of Night/The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 197:33

    Halloween may be over but we're giving you the leftover candy on this week's drop on It Was a Thing on TV.   First, we start with what might be considered the ultimate short-lived cult classic.  Kolchak: The Night Stalker has been remade several times, became a comic book series, and is a progenitor to similar later shows, but its original series only lasted a season.  With a celeb-laden line-up, what happened?   Next, our Halloween Trifecta of Terror continues with a one-off three-part anthology from 1977 titled Dead of Night.  Overall, it is pretty insignificant, though some big names were involved with it.  However, the first story does star one of our favorites, a young Ed Begley Jr.   Finally, we wrap up our Halloween trifecta of shows with some humor, straight from the minds at Saturday Night Live.  In 2016, David S. Pumpkins appeared on a Halloween sketch.  He proved to be so popular that he got his own half-hour special the following year.   ANY QUESTIONS?!?!

    PTBN's NBA-Team - Episode #216: Point of Emphasis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 38:44

    The 2021-22 NBA season is officially underway, but what are we to make of such a small sample size as the first two weeks of the season? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are here to explain what they have seen, from wacky starting lineups to the Lakers stumbling out of that gate to…. the unstoppable Miles Bridges?! Riche and Adam also discuss James Harden adjusting to the new rules, teams struggling to score, the Miami Heat looking like a contender, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    Into the Spidey Movieverse: Episode 7 - Venom (2018)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 95:30

    It's a new edition of Into the Spidey Movieverse as Greg and Chico are hitting the homestretch on the way to No Way Home.   This time the two look at 2018's "Venom" starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. They look at how Sony could possibly make an origin story for Venom work without Spider-Man and shockingly succeed at doing it.   Among the things discussed include Eddie and Anne's relationship, the disgust at how we were lied to as kids as to how fun space would be, how far it is to get from East Malaysia to San Francisco and the joy of taking a bath in a lobster tank.   Next month we go animated as Greg and Chico go into the namesake of this podcast as they cover Into the Spiderverse.

    Battlestar In The 25th Century #19

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 56:04

    On episode 19 of a very Starbuck centric Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Battlestar Galactica episode 11, “The Young Lords”. Topics include Space Vietnam, Space Lord of the Flies, Militant Space Thor & his hache sister, Lucifer's jealousy, an all time creepy Adama scene that has no relevance to the story, military song strategy, Baltar's odd seating positions and more!

    It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 205, 206 & 207 - Musical Chairs/Too Many Cooks/Casino Royale 1954 TV Movie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 107:31


    First, it only lasted 19 weeks but 1975's Musical Chairs was a landmark television program, as it was the first game show with an African-American emcee, in Adam Wade.  It also had a fun theme song, a great cast of guests, and the cushy time slot after Match Game 75.  It was also recorded at The Ed Sullivan Theater!   Next, one of the most brilliant things on TV in the last decade and one of the most bizarre, Too Many Cooks aired in the dead of night on Adult Swim.  Within days, it was viral and repeated often.  We offer a live commentary while watching the show and get into details about some of the production, and what happened to some of the actors and actresses.   Finally, the 25th James Bond cinematic release hit theaters recently.  But would you believe there was a James Bond, er, Jimmy Bond to grace the small screen before Sean Connery?  In 1954, the CBS anthology series Climax! had an episode based on the Ian Fleming work Casino Royale.   Follow us at our socials Facebook: @itwasathingontvpodcast Instagram/Twitter @itwasathingontv   And send us an e-mail to itwasathingontv@gmail.com


    Popcorn Chicken Salad #6 - Little Nicky

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 97:56


    On episode 6 of Popcorn Chicken Salad join Ben Locke, Logan Crosland and Matt Souza as they sit through what may be Ben's worst nightmare, the Adam Sandler 'classic' Little Nicky. Topics discussed include the radish of the salad family, the curtains haircut, the many voices (well 2) of Adam Sandler, comparing Little Nicky to Shakespeare, Hitler, SNL education, Ben turning up the volume to hear the Nicky voice, a very nice.................collar, duelling Zeus impressions, a slight disagreement about Lord Of The Rings, Deidre Barlow/Bollocks, the weird lad, Logan having to tell people off at work, salad etiquette, not understanding emotions when you are a hellspawn, Matt's perfect soundtrack, peppermint schnapps, Patrick Stewart, our favourite Nicktoons, the weirdest sentence Matt has ever said, The SCU, Jim Carey love, a very hache Reese Witherspoon, pillow fight techniques, ass in a flask, yet more Hitler, Logan missing his vocal cue and waiting for a blooper reel that never arrives. Come for the concept but stay and find out if Ben makes it to the end of the movie, its Popcorn Chicken Salad.


    Making Mt. Rushmore - Horror Film Icons & Horror Film Franchises (#25)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 122:24

    In the twenty-fifth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Rocco Martone & Tim Capel join moderator Steve Riddle to discuss which Horror Film Icons deserve a place on their respective lists. Is Jason Voorhees a no-brainer? What about Freddy Krueger? Does Frankenstein's Monster grab a spot? Does Michael Myers or Pinhead deserve a place? After that, they discuss which Horror Film Franchises will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Friday The 13th shouldn't get a spot? Will the Classic Universal Monsters be included? Is Romero's “Dead” Franchise in the conversation? What about A Nightmare On Elm Street & Child's Play?

    Pop Goes To The Couch - What If...? Season 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 108:05

    Pop Goes To The Couch returns to give their coverage of the recently completed Disney+ series, What If…? Season 1. Andy Atherton, Shawn Kidd, Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel review and give their thoughts on each episode. In this spoiler-filled discussion they go over the high and low points as well as the plot elements, plus any Easter eggs they have spotted. They also look forward to the next series, Hawkeye, and give their predictions on what that series may bring.

    PTBN's NBA-Team: Who Makes the NBA 75?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 54:17

    The 75th anniversary NBA season is tipping off this week, and as the league officially announces its 75 greatest players, adding 25 to the first list, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are going to figure out who will make the cut as a sequel to our 2014 episode. Is James Harden a lock? How important is winning a championship in terms of earning selection? Who gets the “Shaq” spot this time and who gets the “Dominique” snub? Riche and Adam also discuss which active players are locks or safely in, which throwbacks might make it, and the big Dwight Howard debate. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! Make sure to also listen to our first take on this expanded list here (http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-nba-team-podcast-the-next-15/)

    It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 203 & 204 + Minisode 13 - American Gladiators Knockoffs/MLB v. celebs softball from ‘67/Turn-On

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 186:51

    This week It Was a Thing on TV brings to you plenty of competition along with a short look at one of the biggest bombs in TV history.   First, recently, word came out that American Gladiators is being rebooted...again.  By coincidence, we had this show slotted for this week in our schedule.  We talk about 4 shows which tried riding the coattails of the Gladiators--Knights and Warriors, Blade Warriors, Battledome, and Wild West Showdown.   Next, we go to the ballpark, as some of 1967's brightest Major League Baseball players went against celebrities back in the day on the softball diamond, with some very special celebrities handling the duties behind the mic and two legends acting as managers.   Finally, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was TV's most popular show in 1969.  The people behind it tried capitalizing on its popularity with a related show called Turn-On.  There were instant regrets, as ABC turned it off before the first episode aired in full.   Follow us on social media at the following   Facebook: @itwasathingontvpodcast Instagram/Twitter: @itwasathingontv   Also send us an e-mail to itwasathingontv@gmail.com

    Piece Of The Action - Transporter 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 88:41


    On the latest edition of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes Scott Shifflett to the show to watch Transporter 2! Listen to Matt and Scott discuss Jason Statham, Matthew Modine, Keith David, P!nk, Grand Theft Auto (the video game), eyeball licking, A part of the plot that is all too real in 2021, absurd action scenes and so much more! So transport this show into your earholes and enjoy the new episode of Piece of the Action!


    PTBN's NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: Penthouses & Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 55:58

    The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam go over the two top teams going into the season - The Bucks and Nets. Also, we predict all the award winners . So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    It Was a Thing on TV: Live Show 8 - The Whew! preview marathon on BUZZR from 9/2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 187:24

    Last month BUZZR aired the subject of Episode 31 "Whew!" for the first time ever in reruns on US broadcast television. Mike is here for the entire 3 hours, while Chico hops in about an hour and 45 minutes into the show.  Charge your way to listening to a day none of us ever thought would happen. If you want to follow along with the marathon click this link at the bottom.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDMnudG2VLA

    Battlestar In The 25th Century #18

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 60:54

    On Episode 18 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Buck Rogers episode 9, “Unchained Woman” . Topics include the real origin of the “Terminator” franchise, a fresh off of “Halloween”Jamie Lee Curtis guest star role, Twiki's shiny new head, another Earth Defense Directorate traitor, Dr. Huer's hate of everyone, the return of the F, Marry, Kill game and more!

    PTBN's NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: The Luxury Suites

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 40:54

    The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam talk about Utah, Phoenix, Miami, and the Lakers . So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    ”It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 201 & 202 - The Video Game Show Part 3/Hometown Commercials Volume 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 118:35

    This week on It Was a Thing on TV we are presenting sequels to two of our most popular editions.   First, one of our most popular series of shows is back for a third (and final?) installment.  The three of us look at more video game adaptions of TV shows, one going back almost 40 years.  Grab your controller and press start on The Video Game Show, Part 3.   Then, we've scoured the Internet and found more of the crazy, cheap, and just bad local commercials, enough for this second helping.  From Dirt Cheap Liquor to our personal favorite Crazy Gideon, these ads have gone viral for a reason.   Follow us at our socials at the following   Facebook: @itwasathingontvpodcast Twitter/Instagram @itwasathingontv   And send us an e-mail for any show suggestions or feedback at itwasathingontv@gmail.com

    PTBN‘s NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: The Sub-Basement

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 52:35

    The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam discuss OKC, Houston, Orlando, Detroit and Cleveland . So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    PTBN's NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: The Third Floor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 34:42

    The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam talk about The Warriors, Nuggets, Hawks, and 76ers. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!  

    It Was a Thing on TV: Episode 200 - The Weird Al Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 72:53

    This is it!  The big 2-0-0!  We look back at a great, short-lived show from the late 90s with a great cast of characters and array of guests, which got mishandled by the network during a time when there was a push towards educational and informational television on Saturday mornings.   Thanks for all of your support the last 200 episodes and remember to follow us on social media over @ItWasAThingOnTV and send us an e-mail to itwasathingontv@gmail.com

    Into the Spidey Movieverse: Episode 6 - Spider-Man Homecoming (2017)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 96:25

    Into the Spidey Moviveverse returns as Greg and Chico look at the first solo adventure of Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2017's Spider-Man Homecoming.   Some of the matters discussed include the greatness of Michael Keaton, how Mr. Harrington keeps his job as a teacher despite being clumsy, hot Aunt May and the fly hat that Ned wears during the movie.   Here's hoping you pass the test that Tony Stark gives Peter after you listen to this episode.   Greg and Chico will return in October to cover Venom on the next episode.

    Battlestar In The 25th Century #17

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 57:15

    On episode 17 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Battlestar Galactica episode 10, “The Magnificent Warriors” . Topics include Sheriff Starbuck, reused sets, reused storylines, bargaining for seed, Planet of the Pigs, Adama's discomfort with offering his “services” to a new love interest, space sombreros, fisherman, sailors and more!

    PTBN's NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: The Conference Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 44:42

    The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam talk about The Knicks, Clippers, Bulls, and Celtics . So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    Making Mt. Rushmore - 80‘s Sitcoms & 80‘s TV Dramas (#24)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 86:02

    In the twenty-fourth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Chico Alexander, Michael Cook & Shawn Kidd (via proxy) join moderator Andy Atherton to discuss which 80's Sitcoms deserve a place on their respective lists. Is Cheers a no-brainer? What about The Golden Girls? Does Married With Children grab a spot? Does Night Court or Family Ties deserve a place? After that, they discuss which 80's TV Dramas will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Magnum P.I. shouldn't get a spot? Will Miami Vice be included? Is The A-Team in the conversation? What about Knight Rider & Dallas?

    It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 198 & 199 - Network TV Fall Campaigns (Director‘s Cut)/Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 223:06

    This week there's something in the air that tells you good times are coming your way on the newest editions of It Was a Thing on TV at PTBN.   First, The new Fall TV season is here!  We're looking back at some classic Fall TV campaigns from the different networks, from reaching to the stars to insisting that we should all be there. Enjoy over two hours of jingles that would get you pumped for the new season from the big three plus since we don't want to ignore them, FOX's first campaign from 1987.   Then, it's listener request time!  We received a request to cover Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa months ago, and we finally found a spot for it on our schedule.  When a comet lands in the Old West, the end result is anthropomorphic cows.  Enjoy their adventures in this ABC cartoon from the early 90s.   Remember to follow us on our social media feeds over @ItWasAThingOnTV and send us an e-mail at itwasathingontv@gmail.com

    PTBN's NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: The Basement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 40:17

    The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam talk about San Antonio, Sacramento, Toronto, and Andrew's Beloved Pelicans . So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    Popcorn Chicken Salad - BASEketball (#5)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 109:46


    On Episode 5 (not episode 6 as Ben may have been multitasking when speaking and trying watch the tennis at the same time) join Ben Locke, Logan Crosland and official new PCS member Matt Souza as they watch 1998's BASEketball. Topics discussed include FBI warnings, party drink etiquette, convoluted rules of the game, the finer parts of American culture, great value Screech, the Spongebob guy, cryogenic chambers, choking on a wiener, who came first: Yasmin Bleeth or Kelly Kapowski?, Jenny McCarthy and the 7 Wahlbergs, Drake and I'm Too Sexy, racially sensitive team names, Ben's cancelled American family trip, realistic hospital care, the film drifts into rom-com territory, some upsetting drawn on hair, Matt's Tuesday, who's Tom Daley?, Logans slight confusion over the league structure of Soccer, male butt before boobs, a Bob Costas love in, solved or unsolved mysteries, duelling Johnny Cash impressions and the Baseketball contract details. Come for the concept but stay for the racially sensitive and progressive team names, its Popcorn Chicken Salad.


    Pop Goes The Classics - The Rescuers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 52:37

    On the nineteenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Steve Riddle, Mirandia Berthold & Andy Atherton look at 1977's The Rescuers. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the dynamic between Bernard & Bianca; Orville's piloting skills; whether or not Madame Medusa is great value Cruella DeVil; the crocodilian henchmen Brutus & Nero; the bravery of Evinrude; the villains plot to recover The Devil's Eye & the differences in watching the movie as an adult.

    PTBN's NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: The Mezzanine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 40:15

    The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam talk about The Trail Blazers, Mavericks, and the Hornets . So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 196 & 197 - Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Jeopardy! Ties

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 127:48

    This week on It Was a Thing on TV we present one of our most anticipated episodes of the podcast along with an entry exploring the oddities of tie games on one of America's most popular quiz shows.   First, Screech, Slater, and Zack have all graduated from Bayside.  What's up next for the recent grads?  College, of course.  They're up to their usual mischief with the occasional familiar face and some new faces.  And most importantly, Bob Golic.   Then, the 38th season of Jeopardy! began last week and we felt it appropriate to talk about show rarities over the years.  We discuss various oddball tied games over the years, specifically games where contestants tied at zero or games in which a tiebreaker was used.   Follow us at our social media channels over @ItWasAThingOnTV and send us an e-mail to itwasathingontv@gmail.com

    PTBN's NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: Let‘s all Go to the Lobby

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 39:49

    The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. In this installment, Riche and Adam talk about The Grizzlies, Pacers, Timberwolves, and the Wizards. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

    It Was a Thing on TV: Tripleheader: All Star Rock ‘N‘ Wrestling Saturday Spectacular/Aqua Teen Hunger Force‘s debut on Space Ghost/Major Charles Ingram

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 181:56


    We've got a triad of topics coming at you on today's edition of It Was a Thing on TV here at Place to Be Nation.   First, one of our favorite shows back in the day was the Saturday morning cartoon preview show that generally aired the night before the premiere of the new fall Saturday morning lineups.  In 1985, CBS went all out, producing an hour-long show with Rowdy Roddy Piper and celebrities ranging from Pee Wee Herman to Herve Villechaize to Captain Lou Albano to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  Who knew CBS' Saturday morning cartoons ran until 2 PM!   Next, we take a look back at the very first appearance of our favorite trio on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. The Aqua Teens looked a lot different when they paid a visit to Space Ghost, Zorak and Moltar. We explain the differences between this and the regular series as the course of classic rock is changed forever in this episode, thanks a lot Space Ghost!   Finally, 20 years ago this week, a game show scandal broke in the UK, as Major Charles Ingram, his wife, and another contestant collaborated and coughed their way to £1,000,000.  The trio later went to trial over the matter.  Listen to this episode and judge for yourself whether the money was hard earned or hardly earned.   Follow us on our social media feeds over @ItWasAThingOnTV and send us an e-mail for any future show suggestions or feedback at itwasathingontv@gmail.com


    Piece Of The Action - Cyborg

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 89:43


    On the latest edition of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes Drew Wardlaw back to the show to watch 1989's Cyborg! Listen to Matt and Drew discuss Jean Claude Van Damme, Jean Claude Van Damme's wig, Albert Pyun, who are the big four action movie stars, the music based names of the characters, John Cena, and so much more! Be sure to do your Van Damme stretches before you enjoy this new episode of Piece of the Action!


    PTBN's NBA-Team Podcast: Crossing the T's and Dotting the I's

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 40:46

    Now that the free agency and trade whirlwind is finally over with, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back after a brief hiatus to clean up on the final transactions of the NBA off-season such as Lauri Markkanen going to Cleveland, Bradley Beal's upcoming big decision, and a slew of extensions that weakened the 2022 free agency class. Riche and Adam also discuss summer league, future restricted free agents looking for big deals before the start of the season, and more! So suit up and take it out with episode 206 of the NBA-Team!

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