Dissecting The 80s

By Tripp and Andrew Laino

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Reviews: 10

Keith Bowers
 Oct 9, 2019
I mentioned Night of the Comet in my 1st review. Tooooooooold ya! Night of the Comet was awesome. l think you guys did a great job reviewing it. You guys continue to do a great job on all that you review. That movie is the epitamy of the 80's which is why I suggested it. Keep rockin! #militarybullets #thatsapenis

 Oct 8, 2019
If Bevis and Butthead made a podcast about the 80s! Not really. I'm just getting back at them for demanding someone write a review. It's really like two Muppets who got kicked off the show by Kermit, doing a podcast about the 80s.

Sam W
 Apr 19, 2019
Only found this podcast last week and I've already relived so many classic films. Love Tripp and Andrew, they're a great presenting team. Lots of laughs, nostalgia and good fun!

Abe Wills
 Apr 9, 2019
You had me at "military bullets"! A great brother duo!

 Nov 8, 2018
great podcast! you guys gotta do a show about "Night of the Comet" verrrrrry 80's!


Tripp and Andrew Laino have been watching movies together since 1992, and making fun of them together since 1999, when a rainy afternoon of babysitting turned into 8 hours of cheesy science fiction and jokes. Raised on a strict diet of 80s movies, the pair have an undying love for the decade and all of the weird, wonderful cinema therein, despite barely being there for it. Every other week (since 2014) they dissect a movie and the bizarre cinema quirks of 30-odd years ago.

Episode Date
#136 Night of the Comet

It's the 2019 SPOOKTACULAR! In this tangent-ey episode, Tripp prattles on about How I Met Your Mother, we debate the ideal shape and type of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Tripp tries a new tactic for podcast reviews, Rhesus Reese's, Tripp gives an Aldi tip, a brief digression on dudity (male nudity), two badass ladies, zombies and crazy scientists and a wicked good time with this unsung gem! 

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Keywords: Night of the Comet, Catherine Mary Stewart, Spooktacular, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Oct 07, 2019
BONUS: Halloween Horror Nights Universal Orlando

Thanks to our incredible Patreon supporters and the fabulous folks at Universal Orlando, we crossed one off the bucket list and went to Halloween Horror Nights!

Universal provided us tickets to the park during the day and at night, express passes and a hotel to experience the magic and terror of Halloween Horror Nights 29 for ourselves. We hope you enjoy this recap of our experience, and interview with Patrick Braillard, who's part of the Universal Creative team behind the event!

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Oct 01, 2019
#135 Rambo 2

The desiccated husk of Sylvester Stallone is releasing a final chapter in the Rambo series, so we're going to where it started going off the rails: Rambo: First Blood II!

How stupid is this title? Is Rambo a Mary Sue? Why doesn't this movie have a proper sidekick? What's Stallone's Vietnam obsession? Is this the worst love story in the history of feature film? Just how many knives is Sylvester Stallone in possession of? Does anyone in this movie understand show, don't tell? Plus, a serious diversion and discussion on Beauty and the Beast's Gaston and the logistics of his 60 eggs PER DAY!

All this and more!

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Keywords: Rambo, Rambo 5, Sly Stallone, Sylvester Stallone, Explosions, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Sep 23, 2019
#134 She's Out of Control

We're getting a little sexy for our sixth season's beginning (you know, like sextet?...We weren't sure either) with She's Out of Control!

Tony "Hold Me Closer Tiny" Danza has a daughter that's interested in b-b-b-b-b-boooooys and he can't handle it at all! Just how sexist does this thing get? Why is Wallace Shawn this low-key as the baddie? Is this the most extravagant "She's All That" turn in movie history?

All this and more!

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Keywords: Tony Danza, Dance, She's Out of Control, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Sep 09, 2019
#133 Howling V: The Rebirth

It's the end of Season 5, so we're celebrating with a part 5 film: Howling 5: The Rebirth (not to be confused with Part 6: The Reborn!).

Why is there almost NO werewolf action in this? WHO IS STAVROS? How many different things are being ripped off simultaneously here? Plus, Andrew besmirches Thriller and Tripp gets mad.

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Keywords: Howling 5, Werewolf, Joe Dante, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Aug 26, 2019
#131 Flashdance (Clip)

Out now for supporters at the $5 and up level is our live episode about Flashdance, recorded at the Philly Podcast Festival in 2019!

Like what you hear? Support us on Patreon and you can hear the complete episode! 

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Keywords: Flashdance, Philly Podcast Festival, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Aug 23, 2019
#132 Weekend at Bernie's

In celebration of its 30th anniversary (and our Dad's birthday!) we spent a Weekend At Bernie's!

Seriously, how does no one realize this guy's dead? Is there anything grosser than sex with a dead guy? Does anyone understand this insurance scam? Do we...actually like this movie? All this and more!

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Keywords: Weekend at Bernies, Terry Kiser, He's Dead You Idiots, Andrew McCarthy, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Aug 12, 2019
#130 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Thanks to Jason in Phoenix, we had to watch The Garbage Pail Kids Movie!

Is this the worst movie in the show's history? (Yes). Why can't any of their faces move? Why are they so truly horrifying? What kids wanted to see this? Why is magic real in this movie? Why is Mackenzie Astin constantly trying to get himself beat up? See this movie if you want to see what it looks like if a Muppet movie is made by clueless, heartless idiots!

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Keywords: Garbage Pail Kids, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Alan Cumming, Mackenzie Astin, Michael Eisner, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Jul 29, 2019
#129 Real Genius

Listener Request Month Pick #2 comes from Patreon supporter Tom! 

Is this peak Val Kilmer? Could he be any more charming? How does no one know they're making a weapon?! Why is this 15-year-old in a relationship with a 19-year-old? Where does this rank amongst movie uses of Jiffy Pop? All this and more!

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Keywords: Pet Sematary, Stephen King, Gage, Fred Gwynne, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Jul 15, 2019
#128 Midnight Madness

It's the very first Listener Request Month, and the first selection is Patreon supporter Michele's choice: Midnight Madness!

The game master has created a zany scavenger hunt all over Los Angeles. What's the best method for organizing a hunt? Why is Flounder eating raw marshmallows? When did Hare Krishna disappear from airports? It's also the very first movie appearance by one of our favorites: Michael J. Fox! All this and more!

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Keywords: Midnight Madness, Listener Request Month, Patreon, Michael J. Fox, American Werewolf in London, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Jul 01, 2019
#127 Can't Stop the Music

It's PRIDE month, and we're celebrating with a very gay movie: Can't Stop The Music!

It's a kinda-sorta biopic about The Village People starring 80s heartthrob Steve "The Guttes" Guttenberg, and Caitlyn Jenner...based purely on decathlon prowess? Why were Americans so into the decathlon? Who decided to make a movie with just two actors in SIX of the eight main roles? Plus, Tripp admits a dark secret. All this and more!

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Keywords: Can't Stop the Music, Steve Guttenberg, The Village People, YMCA, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Jun 17, 2019
#126 Godzilla

Oh no, Godzilla!

We're celebrating the big screen return of everyone's favorite irradiated lizard king with Godzilla 1985!

This weird American re-cut of the Japanese release has the bare minimum of plot, a whole lot of giant rubber monster madness and some very weird voice acting choices. PLUS! Godzilla vapes!

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Keywords: Godzilla, Toho, Japan, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Jun 03, 2019
#125 Wired

In celebration of Elton John's biopic (bye-op-ick?), we waded into the most tasteless one, perhaps of all time: Wired.

WHO IS THIS MOVIE FOR? Why do they hate Belushi SO MUCH? How did Chiklis end up having a career? Why is it just SO TASTELESS? Plus, Tripp hates all biopics, we talk wigs and so much more!

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Keywords: John Belushi, Wired, Bob Woodward, Saturday Night Live, SNL, Michael Chiklis, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
May 20, 2019
#124 Working Girl

It's almost Mother's Day and we were fresh out of gift ideas, so we gave our mom the gift of an episode she'd been asking for forever: Working Girl!

This sassy sister film to Die Hard features a snackable Harrison Ford, a big heel turn from our queen Sigourney Weaver, and Melanie Griffith's performance on the Kate Hudson Corollary! 

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Keywords: Working Girl, Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Mother's Day, Mothers Day, Kate Hudson, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
May 06, 2019
Announcing Listener Request Month!

YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT! Thanks to our extremely generous Patron supporters, we've got a gap in our schedule, and we want YOU to help us fill it!

Dissecting the 80s will have its FIRST EVER Listener Request Month this July, so here's how to participate: From May 1-May 31 (Midnight EST), you call 856-347-7328 and leave a message with your name and the name of one movie. We'll draw the picks out of a hat some time in June!

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Keywords: Listener Request Month, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
May 01, 2019
#123 Magnum P.I./Murder, She Wrote Crossover!

In celebration of the release of the crossover event of THIS century, we headed back to the last century to discuss the crossover event of the last century: When Jessica Fletcher took a Hawaiian vacation with Magnum, P.I.!

(Magnum, P.I. Season 7, Episode 9 "Novel Connection" and Murder, She Wrote Season 3, Episode 8 "Magnum on Ice")

Why does it take so long for Jessica Fletcher to show up? Why is there a ridiculous "B" plot in this Magnum Episode? How weird is it to see the syndication ending first? Is Jessica Fletcher a murderer? Can Magnum mansplain any more? (No). All this and more!

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Keywords: Magnum PI, Magnum P.I., Tom Selleck, Jessica Fletcher, Murder She Wrote, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Apr 22, 2019
#122 Pet Sematary

Sometimes, dead is better. It's the original Pet Sematary, since the remake dropped this week! 

Andrew has a surprisingly decent Fred Gwynne, while Tripp's is thoroughly mediocre, a phenomenal child actor (seriously!), a delightful doll shot, a home in dire need of a fence, and some truly scary stuff with Zelda!

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Keywords: Pet Sematary, Stephen King, Gage, Fred Gwynne, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Apr 08, 2019
#121 Critters

It's the internet's newest podcast: Clouded by the Zane, a Billy Zane podcast!

Critters fever is striking the nation, with a Shudder show and a Syfy movie coming, so we went back where it all started!

Is this Billy Zane a bad boy or a prep? Just how big is a critter, and is a critter also a ghoulie? Do critters go to college? Plus, an ode to M. Emmet Walsh's front hair bit.

Support us on Patreon!

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Keywords: Critters, Shudder, M. Emmet Walsh, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

Mar 25, 2019
#119 Dirty Dancing CLIP

Out now for Patreon subscribers, it's our live episode on Dirty Dancing, recorded at the Baltimore Podcast Festival!

Get this, plus THREE other live episodes immediately when you sign up at the $5/month tier or higher.

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Keywords: Patreon, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Mar 15, 2019
#120 ...All the Marbles

This podcast carries less than $20, please don't rob it!

Tying into the surprisingly successful "Fighting with My Family", it's an 80s movie about wrestling ladies: ...All the Marbles.

Tripp uses the slang of the youth, Is Peter Falk a snack? Adventures in minor crimes, Burt Young appears on the show again and is Oscar-tier gross, some competent wrestling and OH MY THE COSTUMES! It's a hidden gem on Dissecting the 80s! All this and more. 

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Keywords: Peter Falk, Wrestling, WWE, Rocky, Snacks, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties


Mar 11, 2019
#118 The Incredible Hulk Returns

FOURBRUARY continues with the NBC TV Movie The Incredible Hulk Returns!

Why is there so much Hulk in this backdoor pilot for Thor? Did they buy this hammer at Home Depot? How much trauma did Bill Bixby endure wearing these contacts? 

Plus, Tripp admits to watching way, way, way too much Supernatural, and a possibly-too-long tangent about the DC Film Universe!

All this and more!

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Keywords: Fourbruary, The Incredible Hulk, Marvel, Thor, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Feb 25, 2019
#117 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

It's the fifth edition of FOURBRUARY, and the last gasp of Cannon-uary! We watched Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and it was...not good.

Why are there SO MANY unconnected scenes? What's with Gene Hackman doing the voice of Nuclear Man? Why is Muriel Hemingway wearing David Byrne's suit? How did anyone get suckered into making this?! Why are the effects so cheap? All this and more - plus a big Patreon announcement!

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Keywords: Cannon Films, Cannonuary, Superman IV, Superman 4, Superman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Feb 11, 2019
#116 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Cannon-uary continues with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, an almost-awesome sequel from Tobe Hooper!

We join Stretch at a random radio station in rural Texas to maybe fall in love with Leatherface? Is Chop Top the most unsettling villain we've seen on the show? Just what's the deal with the Leatherface Family? Plus, Tripp tells an insane story of accidental assault in a movie theater! (It was Greg Raymer's sunglasses in the World Series of Poker, by the way.) All this and more!

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Keywords: Cannon Films, Cannonuary, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Tobe Hooper, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, 80s, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties
Jan 28, 2019
Great Muppet Caper Promo

This is a snippet of our Great Muppet Caper live episode, recording in 2017 as part of the Philly Podcast Festival. We've hit $50 per month on Patreon, so this bonus episode is available to ALL Patreon subscribers! Visit Patreon.com/Dissectingthe80s to sign up and hear the rest!

Jan 27, 2019
#114 Lifeforce
Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “Hey, wanna do some sex stuff?” It’s Lifeforce on the opening version of Cannon-uary, our celebration of the 25th anniversary of the end of Cannon films! Is Naked Space Vampires a better title? Why is there … Continue reading
Jan 14, 2019
#113 Trading Places
Happy New Year! We’re closing out 2018 with Trading Places, which ends with a wild New Year’s Eve Party! In this episode: Tripp tries to explain futures trading, the Duke brothers are pure evil, Jamie Lee Curtis wears many wigs, … Continue reading
Dec 31, 2018
#112 Smoky Mountain Christmas
It’s Christmas, and Dolly Parton kinda-sorta has a movie on Netflix, so we watched A Smoky Mountain Christmas! Why is magic actually for real real in this movie? Why is the witch named Jezebel? Why are there so many orphan … Continue reading
Dec 17, 2018
#111 Purple People Eater
It’s a one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater, and it’s barely a movie! Why doesn’t anyone freak out about Purple? Why is NPH so into 50s rock-and-roll? Does anyone else know about Sheb Wooley? Why is the bad guy a … Continue reading
Dec 03, 2018
Patreon Preview: Top Gun!
It’s a snippet of our 2016 live episode from the Philly Podcast Festival: Top Gun! Listen! Hear the rest at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s! “NewsSting, Ouroboros, Wish Background, Jingle Bells Calm” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Keywords: … Continue reading
Dec 01, 2018
#110 Punchline
Happy T.Hanksgiving! We’re celebrating with Punchline, which turns 30 this year! Why is Tom Hanks such a jerk? What’s the deal with Sally Fields dream, and why does it seem so out of left field? Why are these “comedians” not … Continue reading
Nov 19, 2018
#109 Rocky 3
Creed 2 is about to hit theaters, so we’re getting into the ring with Rocky once more in Rocky 3! Why is EVERYTHING wrestling? Is Rocky the secret bad guy in this movie? How bad is Paulie? (Very.) The Brotherhood … Continue reading
Nov 05, 2018
Halloween (2018) Bonus!
Happy Halloween! We were so excited to talk about the new movie that we decided to record a bonus episode as a final goodbye to Michael Myers! There’s spoilers here, but we warn you before they start. Listen! Support us … Continue reading
Oct 31, 2018
Heathers TV Show Bonus!
We’re jam-packing this month with bonus content! Taking a break from Halloween to bring you our short episode on the TV show version of Heathers, which has been re-edited and not-aired and finally just randomly all aired crammed into 4 … Continue reading
Oct 30, 2018
#108 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
WE DECLARE LOOMIS LAW! It’s the final outing with Michael Myers in the 80s: The Revenge of Michael Myers! Loomis goes berserk, Danielle Harris has nothing to do, Tina is a mystery to both of us, we predict Halloween 2018 … Continue reading
Oct 22, 2018
Halloween chat with Fangoria Editor Phil Nobile, Jr.
On A Very Special Dissecting the 80s #4, Fangoria editor Phil Nobile, Jr. joins us for a discussion of the Halloween franchise in anticipation of the new movie! None of us had seen it, so no spoilers. Plus, we get … Continue reading
Oct 19, 2018
#107 Halloween II
It’s Michael Myers Month on Dissecting the 80s, and we start with Halloween II! Loomis and Doc Brown unite for a fabulous ad; the joys of pot roast day dreams, Laurie Strode in Cheers, A LOT of Loomis impressions, a … Continue reading
Oct 08, 2018
#106 Harry and the Hendersons
They’re making a bigfoot animated film, so we hung out with the Bigfoot of the 1980s: Harry! *Apologies for the audio issue on Tripp’s half of this episode! It’s the weird pescatarian bigfoot family film: Harry and the Hendersons! What’s … Continue reading
Sep 24, 2018
#105 Predator
In celebration of The Predator, we went back to where it all started: the testosterone-soaked 1987 film: Predator! How sweaty is this movie? Why is Shane Black’s character SUCH a twerp? Why is there so much steamy, long looks into … Continue reading
Sep 10, 2018
Patreon Teaser: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Here’s a sneak peek of our Patreon-exclusive episode, recorded LIVE at Philly Podcast Festival and available exclusively to patrons at the $5 and higher tiers! Listen! Support us on Patreon!
Sep 08, 2018
#104 Mac and Me
It’s our fourth anniversary, so we dove into the classic McDonald’s(TM)/Coca-Cola(TM) commercial: Mac and Me! Why do these aliens have butthole mouths? Why do they walk in this insane way? Why are they SO NAKED? MAC is a nonsense acronym, … Continue reading
Aug 27, 2018
#103 Innerspace
We’re celebrating the release of Meg Ryan’s THE MEG (a film she is DEFINITELY not in) with Innerspace! Doritos as a measure of economic value, Making a stand on Cool Ranch,  What on earth is the tone of this movie? … Continue reading
Aug 13, 2018
#102 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
KHAAAAAAN! It’s the second part of TWO-LY, and we’re boarding the Enterprise for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! Andrew is DEEPLY confused, Tripp tries to explain Star Trek, What the hell is a Genesis Device?, Why are we … Continue reading
Jul 30, 2018
#101 Nightmare on Elm Street 2
Kicking off the two-part TWO-LY is Nightmare on Elm Street 2! *We’re really sorry about the sirens you hear sometimes in this episode; we didn’t think they were being picked up! Freddy Krueger is back and this time he’s going … Continue reading
Jul 16, 2018
#100 The Goonies
Holy cow ONE HUNDRED EPISODES, GANG! Martha Plimpton inexplicably washes her face in a barrel, Andrew eats beans and gets us sued by Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen, The Incredible Machine gets a shout out, how did people learn foreign-language … Continue reading
Jul 02, 2018
100th Episode Red Carpet Clip Show!
Before you head into The Goonies episode, we’ve got a best of recap of our first 100 episodes in this red carpet clip show! Please share this sampler with anyone you think might enjoy the show! Listen!
Jul 02, 2018
We’re on Patreon!
We’ve launched a Patreon page! We’re so, so grateful to have folks listening to us on a regular basis, and don’t want anyone to feel left out, but we wanted to offer a little something extra for those who are … Continue reading
Jul 01, 2018
#99 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
There was SUPPOSED to be a remake of this movie out this week – so we’re dissecting Dirty Rotten Scoundrels! Just how many ways can we fix this film?, The sadness of Michael Caine never playing James Bond, How much … Continue reading
Jun 18, 2018
#98 The Karate Kid
There’s a Cobra Kai YouTube Red Series, so we dove into The Karate Kid! How awful is Daniel-san? Why isn’t this movie just Miyagi and Elizabeth Shue hijinx? What the heck is wrong with Cobra Kai? Is Daniel Larusso the … Continue reading
Jun 04, 2018
#97 Muppets Take Manhattan
We continue Takes May-nhattan with Muppets Take Manhattan! Why did we never get The Muppets in College? Why are we taking so long to find out where everyone’s side jobs are? Ranking Muppet shenanigans. Why are there so many sideplots … Continue reading
May 21, 2018
#96 Jason Takes Manhattan: Friday the 13th Part VIII
It’s the start of TAKES MAY-NHATTAN, our month celebrating films that, well, Take Manhattan! It’s a well-cooked Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, but it ought to be called Jason Rides a Boat, because it … Continue reading
May 07, 2018
#95 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
It’s Andrew-programs-the-show-in-the-month-of-April (APTSITMOA for short), so we’re doing a musical! The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas has Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton as the ultimate dream team! Jim Nabors absolutely kills it as a cop doofus and Dom DeLuise as … Continue reading
Apr 23, 2018
#94 Overboard
Out-of-context quote from this episode: This is Gaslighting: The Motion Picture! Is there a more 80s plot than wanting to build a miniature golf course? Is Kurt Russell the worst father in this show’s history? Why is everyone SO OK … Continue reading
Apr 09, 2018
#93 Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Happy 30th anniversary to the delightfully weird Beetlejuice! Michael Keaton in the role of a lifetime (will we see him go Hawaiian!?), the absurdity of artists in movies, just what is this model of the town for? … Continue reading
Mar 26, 2018
#92 Heathers
It’s the weirdest Dissecting the 80s of all time! Hear Tripp and Andrew dive into Andrew’s LONG-requested favorite: Heathers, a movie Tripp can’t stand! It’s a live dissolution of a 26-year-old relationship (not really). Why does JD have such influence?! … Continue reading
Mar 12, 2018
#91 Death Wish IV
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “There’s a pile of mysterious powders at the party with a sign that just says: Snortin’ Drugs, and the “R”s are backwards.” It’s more FOURBRUARY: Crime and Punishment as we get into Death Wish IV, … Continue reading
Feb 26, 2018
#90: Police Academy 4
Tyler Marchant of Cynical Cartoons joins Tripp and Andrew to talk about the completely unnecessary sequel Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol! That’s right, it’s FOURBRUARY: Crime and Punishment edition. Why did Tripp torture a guest with this pick? Just … Continue reading
Feb 12, 2018
#89 The House on Sorority Row
Tripp gushes over his alma mater and can’t read his own handwriting, Andrew doesn’t know the difference between a den mother and a house mother, let us know about house mothers!, Tripp gets biblical, the miracle of graduating directly into … Continue reading
Jan 29, 2018
#88 Slumber Party Massacre
So much extraneous nudity, Tripp can’t tell any of the characters apart, it’s impossible to tell how old anyone is, the killer is revealed WAY TOO EARLY, a side digression on quesadilla preparation, stunt snails are discussed, 100 hours of … Continue reading
Jan 15, 2018
#87 New Year’s Evil
Happy New Year! We’re celebrating leaving 2017 in the rearview mirror with a strange kickoff to SLASHUARY: New Year’s Evil! Out-of-context quote from this episode: “As East Coasters, we’re the selfish lovers of New Year’s Eve. Welp, I’m done. Night!” … Continue reading
Jan 01, 2018
#86 One Magic Christmas
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “She gets treated like the actual anti-christ BECAUSE SHE’S SAD! It’s absolutely crazy!” In this episode: Tripp rants about winter misery, Mary Steenburgen is real sad and almost reveals a horrifying truth to children, a … Continue reading
Dec 18, 2017
#85 Star Wars: Droids S01E01
Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “That movie title is basically ‘F*** you nerds, you’re gonna pay us anyway.'” Star Wars is just a couple of weeks away, so we’re getting into the groove early with Droids! Not quite Droid Babies that … Continue reading
Dec 04, 2017
#84 The Money Pit
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “The best way to celebrate a holiday is away from anyone who means anything to you with two dorks you’ve never met before.” It’s T. Hanks-giving, and we’re celebrating America’s Sweetheart Tom Hanks and Shelley … Continue reading
Nov 20, 2017
#83 Earth Girls Are Easy
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “Michael’s on a surfboard!” Why is everyone making such bold decisions about these aliens? Is this the scummiest boyfriend in the history of the show? Peak Jeff Goldblum, magic touching, some really awful gay stereotyping, … Continue reading
Nov 06, 2017
#82 Haunted Honeymoon
Out-of-Context-Quote from this episode: “This feels like a watercolor painting that they spilled water on and were like, ‘Eh, f*** it, put it up.'” Dom Deluise is confusing, What is actually happening in this movie?, how, exactly, did press for … Continue reading
Oct 23, 2017
#81 High Spirits
Out-of-Context-Quote from this episode: “Her interactions with this man have been 1. He burped and farted on her and touched her in the shower without her consent and 2. He murdered someone in front of her.” In this episode: A … Continue reading
Oct 09, 2017
International Podcast Day Q+A/IT (2017) Review
A special International Podcast Day Q+A, plus a review of IT (2017)! The Qs we Ad include: How do you find these movies? What are your plans for running out of movies? Why the 1980s? Plus hear us gush about … Continue reading
Sep 30, 2017
#80 The Princess Bride
Happy 30th anniversary to The Princess Bride! Out-of-context quote from this episode: “I think the movie’s tone changes a lot if he ties a man to a chair and slowly disfigures him.” Tripp watched this movie three times in a … Continue reading
Sep 25, 2017
#79 Killer Klowns from Outer Space
“I guess it’s the conceit of most horror movies that people don’t behave rationally, but…c’mon guys.” A minor Ed Begley, Jr. update, Dean Wormer hates college, Tripp realizes a forgotten book opportunity, never enter a circus tent that appears in … Continue reading
Sep 11, 2017
#78 Super Mario Brothers Super Show: S01E13 Koopa Robots
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “You guys playing yer MAR-e-OH?” Captain Lou’s Chicken is better than Kenny Roger’s Chicken, there’s a great 80s rap intro, Lou Albano ruins the Mario Brothers Theme (Do the Mario!), Tripp spends too much time … Continue reading
Aug 28, 2017
#77 Child’s Play
Note: Tripp is an idiot and picked the wrong microphone, so the first half of this sounds a mess! He’s super sorry – it’s fixed in the second half. We’re having another trip to “child” horror territory with Child’s Play … Continue reading
Aug 14, 2017
#76 Children of the Corn
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “Malakhi’s mouth is basically that of a baleen whale.” An R-rated movie that’s not nearly violent enough, The smartest thing you can do to eradicate adults is poison all the coffee in the town, surprise … Continue reading
Jul 31, 2017
#75 Dragonslayer (fixed)
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “If I could get a title card instead of a plane trip, I would!” Bill Idol’s crossover Game of Thrones hit, we alienate our audience in under a minute, George R.R. Martin has no pages … Continue reading
Jul 17, 2017
#74 Spider-Man, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “The only way to put this costume on would be to stretch the neck hole big enough for your entire body to fit through.” We watched Spider-Man S01E18 The Capture of Captain America and Spider-Man and His … Continue reading
Jul 03, 2017
#73 The Transformers: The Movie
Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “He died five days after finishing the voice recording of this – I’m pretty sure this movie killed Orson Welles.” In an episode that might bring us our first death threats, we take on Transformers: The … Continue reading
Jun 19, 2017
#72 One Crazy Summer
We return to the Savage Steve Holland world of Dream Logic for One Crazy Summer, kicking off our summer episodes! The merits of graduation gown rental vs. purchase are discussed, Hoops McCann has a secret history with boats that no … Continue reading
Jun 05, 2017
#71 Short Circuit
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “[Steve Guttenberg] in this movie and Ed Begley, Jr. in She-Devil are the two biggest ‘… what?’ casting decisions.” Steve Gutenberg finally makes it onto the show, Ally Sheedy has brown football helmet hair, Military … Continue reading
May 22, 2017
#70 Heartbeeps
“It’s basically ‘My Dinner with Andre’ with robots. I don’t understand what we’re doing here.” In this episode: A terrifying Andy Kaufman. A robot telling Catskills jokes. A severe lack of cool robot $hit. A gross misunderstanding of the appeal … Continue reading
May 08, 2017
#69 Big Business
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “This podcast sounds like the ramblings of a deranged human being. You did this to me!” This is it folks. This is the one that broke Tripp. The second half of Andrew programs April is … Continue reading
Apr 24, 2017
#68 Troop Beverly Hills
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “It’s like Cyndi Lauper in Vibes cranked to 11. If you thought velvet, backless turtleneck was something, wait until you see this movie.” April is programmed by Andrew, and we’re kicking it off with Troop … Continue reading
Apr 10, 2017
#67 The Wizard
Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “This feels like it was written by a mom.” Nintendo just released the Nintendo Switch, but we remember a simpler time, when Nintendo was all about the POWER GLOVE! In this episode: Tripp offers to drive … Continue reading
Mar 27, 2017
#66 King Kong Lives
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “Once again, it takes wayyyyy too long to notice a building-sized ape.” In honor of King Kong’s giant-sized return in Kong: Skull Island, we take in Kong’s only 80s adventure: King Kong Lives! In this … Continue reading
Mar 13, 2017
#65 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
The end of Fourbruary is sadly here: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Moustapha Akkad begs Michael Myers to return for Halloween, Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis fall in love Lloyd Dobbler style, Andrew solves the gas crisis, credit … Continue reading
Feb 27, 2017
#64 Friday the 13th 4: The Final Chapter
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “TED WHERE’S THE CORKSCREW?” FOURBRUARY 2017 continues with Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter. In this episode: Stranger Things creeps in, Crispin Glover is “dreamy”, Tripp casts Jason as Lenny in “Of Machetes … Continue reading
Feb 13, 2017
#63 Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “It’s like a glass bottom boat for sleeping.” We kick off FOURBRUARY 2017 with Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master! In this episode: Freddie Krueger opens a pizza shop with a very interesting … Continue reading
Jan 30, 2017
#62 Better Off Dead
Out of context quote from this episode “I also started hearing in my head guys playing ‘Wonderwall’ on the saxophone…like every dorm room has a saxophone in the corner.” On this episode, we ski the K-12 with John Cusack and … Continue reading
Jan 16, 2017
#61 Amityville II: The Possession
Out of context quote from this episode: “They have a full on conversation that includes the line ‘Mommy doesn’t want to make love to Daddy anymore.’ What? What? Why? *Vomit sounds*” We recorded this episode wayyyy back at the beginning … Continue reading
Jan 02, 2017
#60 The Christmas Gift
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “We mention that at least once per episode – ‘She’s All That’ – and I feel like we mention it more than most people talk about ‘She’s All That.'” Folk hero John Denver plays the … Continue reading
Dec 19, 2016
#59 Mannequin
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “This is a batshit insane movie. That it exists at all is a testament to cocaine.” In this episode we discuss the finer points of She-Mann-igans (mannequin shenanigans), Andrew learns about Olestra chips and their … Continue reading
Dec 05, 2016
#58 Mazes and Monsters
Out-of-context quote from this episode: “‘Make tortilla chips.’ “OK, that’s it. That’s too many text-based adventure jokes. That’s it! That’s the limit!”” It’s T.Hanks-giving, folks! Grab some turkey, add some stuffing and gravy and join us to chat about Mazes … Continue reading
Nov 21, 2016
#57 Swamp Thing
To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Dr. Strange, we headed into the swamps in search of a stranger hero: Swamp Thing! Out-of-context episode quote: “When did I miss the part where someone writes a theme song for the character in … Continue reading
Nov 07, 2016
#56 Chopping Mall
Rounding out the 2016 Spooktacular is Chopping Mall! Why aren’t these killbots equipped with cleaning equipment? Who wants to have a sex party in a furniture store? Why are the characters SO stupid? Out-of-context quote of the episode: “Stop, drop … Continue reading
Oct 24, 2016
Andrew Talks Directing, A Very Special DT80s #2
Tripp interviews Andrew about directing “Noises Off” for the SALT Performing Arts in the second Very Special Dissecting the 80s! Listen! “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Oct 17, 2016
#55 April Fool’s Day
SPOOKTACULAR 2016 begins with April Fool’s Day, a prank-filled twist of a movie! Warning: Spoilers here and in this episode! This movie could be much more fun if you go in not knowing anything. In this episode: Tripp and Andrew … Continue reading
Oct 10, 2016
#54 MacGyver S3E6 GX-1
Tripp and Andrew are joined by Brian Durkin, host of Full Belly Laughs to discuss MacGyver’s Russian adventure. In this episode: an experimental plane, a psychic, hot air balloons galore, casual misogyny, duct tape boots and so much more! Listen! … Continue reading
Sep 26, 2016
#53 Murder She Wrote S03E01-02 Death Stalks the Big Top
Season 3 kicks off in Cabot Cove with Jessica Fletcher and her typewriter! In this circus-themed episode: Tripp pitches an alternate universe where Angela Lansbury’s Jessica is a monster, we manage not to conflate Demi Moore and Courtney Cox for … Continue reading
Sep 12, 2016
#52 Dissection: The Goonies
To celebrate our second anniversary, we created a fully scripted radioplay version of NPR’s Radiolab! Featuring a slew of Goonies easter eggs, we talked about the kid’s adventures as an in-universe radio program. We hope Jad Abumrad is impressed and … Continue reading
Aug 29, 2016
#51 Streets of Fire
This week we tackle the Jim Steinman/Rick Moranis/Diane Lane epic: Streets of Fire! In this episode: A criminal lack of Jim Steinman, some aggressive rain sounds, awkward discussion of racial slurs, Willem Dafoe in perhaps his best role of all … Continue reading
Aug 15, 2016
#50 She-Devil
(Fixed the audio file length) Dissecting the 80s hits its 50th episode! In this episode: Tripp sounds like a robot facsimile for some unknown reason, Andrew keeps confusing Meryl Streep and Roseanne Barr, Tripp confuses Rick Rude for Rick Martel … Continue reading
Aug 02, 2016
#49 Ghostbusters II
COMING OUT A FEW DAYS EARLY to celebrate the Ghostbusters reboot, Tripp and Andrew strapped on their proton packs and tackled the albatross of the Ghostbusters franchise: Ghostbusters II! How did AN ENTIRE CITY forget what happened in the first … Continue reading
Jul 15, 2016
#47 WarGames
Since our father expressly forbid us from doing an episode on WarGames, our Father’s Day special is about…WarGames! Just how did computers work in the 80s? Is Dabney Coleman the greatest 80s bad guy of all time? What on earth … Continue reading
Jun 20, 2016
#46 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S03E27 Super Bebop and Mighty Rocksteady
In celebration of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Tripp and Andrew revisit Tripp’s favorite childhood cartoon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! How great is this theme song? Why is this show so meta? How little did they spend … Continue reading
Jun 06, 2016
#45 Monster Squad
In celebration of Shane Black’s The Nice Guys, Tripp and Andrew revisit their childhood favorite:The Monster Squad! Wolfman’s got nards! Is this episode longer than the actual movie (Yes!)? How cool is the clubhouse? Would Rudy actually join this club? … Continue reading
May 23, 2016
#44 Mr. Mom
It’s Mother’s Day, so Tripp and Andrew watched the mom-adjacent comedy, Mr. Mom! Is there a more misogynistic movie? Just what is Terri Gar’s job? How does this stack up against other Keaton films? Who knew Andrew had such a … Continue reading
May 09, 2016
#43 Over the Top
For the second part of “Available on Netflix” month, Tripp and Andrew locked arms with Sylvester Stallone and went Over the Top! Why is Sly always so sweaty? Is Daddy Swap the creepiest two-word phrase ever? (Yes.) Just what are … Continue reading
Apr 25, 2016
#42 Teen Witch
Tripp and Andrew try to top that! with a lively discussion of Teen Witch! Is there too much #SexySax for a teen film? Why is there NO conflict whatsoever? Was Madame Serena ever the villain in this? Why were the … Continue reading
Apr 11, 2016
#41 Roar
On this show, March goes OUT like a lion, with Tippi Hedren’s fever dream madness: Roar! How on earth were their children not taken from them? Who could possibly think it was a good idea to have this many lions … Continue reading
Mar 28, 2016
#40 Batman
To get hyped for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Dissecting the 80s heads back to where it all began: 1989’s Batman! Is Michael Keaton the best Bruce Wayne ever? Is Kim Basinger a terrible actress? How good is Jack … Continue reading
Mar 14, 2016
#39 Ghost
Leap Day causes a bit of a problem with the ol’ DeLorean, which dumps Tripp and Andrew in the wrong decade! What’s that mean? We’re finally watching Ghost! Did Andrew get vital personality from Oda Mae Brown? Is Demi Moore … Continue reading
Feb 29, 2016
#38 Sudden Impact
Tripp and Andrew continue FOURBRUARY by squinting into the middle distance with Clint Eastwood in Sudden Impact! Is Clint Eastwood Secretly a Muppet? Why are there dog farts in this movie? Why isn’t it called Dirty Harriet, and why is … Continue reading
Feb 15, 2016
#37 Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes
FOUR-BRUARY returns with Andrew’s pick: Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes! Who the hell decided to write a whole movie about an evil lamp? Just what was Patty Duke’s character’s name? Would you buy this lamp? Why did the brother find every … Continue reading
Feb 01, 2016
#36 Youngblood
Tripp and Andrew get frosty with Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in 1986’s Youngblood! Has this writer ever seen a hockey game before? How much hair product was needed to keep their locks a-flowing? Does Andrew know less about … Continue reading
Jan 18, 2016
#35 Young Sherlock Holmes
To celebrate the return of Sherlock, Tripp and Andrew took on Young Sherlock Holmes! Is Sherlock the ULTIMATE Mary Sue? Is Watson secretly Jeff Rubin? Is this the worst fake ice in cinema history? Has all of Dissecting the 80s … Continue reading
Jan 04, 2016
#34 Prancer
Tripp and Andrew get into the Christmas spirit with 1989’s Prancer! Sam Elliot makes his triumphant return to the show, and with him, the return of Mom’s Mancrush Minute. Plus, is Abe Vigoda alive? Is this secretly a horror movie? … Continue reading
Dec 21, 2015
#33 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
To celebrate the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, we explore a low point for the series in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor! How curmudgeonly is Wilford Brimley? Why is there magic in my Star Wars? Who thought it was wise … Continue reading
Dec 07, 2015
#32 Volunteers
To celebrate T.Hanksgiving, we welcome Tom Hanks to the show with Volunteers! Just how old is national treasure John Candy? Is blue blood Tom Hanks better than every-man Hanks? How many cigarettes were consumed in this film? Did Gedde Watanabe … Continue reading
Nov 23, 2015
#31 A View to a Kill
To celebrate the release of SPECTRE and all things James Bond, Tripp and Andrew dive into one of the many, many low points of that series with Roger Moore: A View to a Kill! Just how misogynist is this film? … Continue reading
Nov 09, 2015
#30 Friday the 13th Part III
We cap off SPOOKTACULAR 2015 (NOW IN THREE DEEEEE) with Friday the 13th Part III! Is Shelly the most annoying character in cinema history? Just how many people can comfortable sleep in a hammock? Has there ever been more useless … Continue reading
Oct 26, 2015
#29 Back To The Future II
Tripp and Andrew Celebrate #BTTF2015 with a celebration of the series and Back to the Future II in particular! Why didn’t Thomas F. Wilson get more work? Are the McFlys the most important family in the universe? Hear Andrew discuss … Continue reading
Oct 21, 2015
#28 Parasite 3D
Andrew and Tripp’s 2015 Spooktacular THREE-DEE continues with the Demi Moore vehicle Parasite! How the heck did they afford that car? Just what was the budget here? Why would no one try to avoid the parasite? HOW DID IT DO … Continue reading
Oct 12, 2015
#27 Amityville 3-D
Tripp and Andrew kick off Spooktacular 2015 a few days early with the first of three THREE-DEE  features – Amityville 3-D! How do the Warrens keep getting paid!? What is the point of this portal to hell? Why does no … Continue reading
Sep 28, 2015
#26 Jem S2E06 The Fan
Tripp and Andrew get into TV to celebrate the upcoming release of Jem and the Holograms! Is this the most confusing show in history? Just how much mythos is in the Jem universe? Why are there so many double crosses? … Continue reading
Sep 14, 2015
Sampler Platter #1
To continue celebrating their first year, Tripp and Andrew have unleashed their first sampler platter, featuring some of their favorite bits from the past year! In order, the episodes are Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Golden Girls S4E20 High Anxiety, … Continue reading
Sep 08, 2015
#25 Vibes
Tripp and Andrew celebrate the one year anniversary of Dissecting the 80s with their dear friend Cyndi Lauper! She and Jeff Goldblum are hanging out in Vibes, sort of acting and sort of just being there! Why is poor Peter … Continue reading
Aug 31, 2015
#24 SpaceCamp
Tripp and Andrew blast off toward the end of summer and all things summer camp related with SpaceCamp! Lea Thompson makes her third appearance on the show, this time as a camper-turned-space explorer! Just how bad is this robot? How … Continue reading
Aug 18, 2015
#23 European Vacation
Tripp and Andrew take a summer Vacation, meeting up with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo on their European Vacation! Is this a whole movie, or just a bunch of assorted bits? Who turns down an all-expenses paid trip to Europe? … Continue reading
Aug 03, 2015
#22 Going Overboard
This week, Tripp and Andrew get back to torturing themselves with barely watchable dreck: Adam Sandler’s Going Overboard! Not to borrow from Buzzfeed, but this actually is the movie Adam Sandler doesn’t want you to see! Forget Pixels, this is … Continue reading
Jul 20, 2015
#21 Jaws 3-D
To celebrate #SharkWeek 2015, Tripp and Andrew get back in the water with Jaws 3-D! Is this the worst fake shark ever put on film? Would you rather watch a Dennis Quaid film or Randy Quaid film? Is this Shark … Continue reading
Jul 06, 2015
#20 Road House
Tripp and Andrew got crazy for Swayze from the summer heat, so they took a trip to the Double Deuce in Road House! Apologies for the audio quality, we were in a new room and didn’t notice the echo when … Continue reading
Jun 22, 2015
#19 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
In honor of the release of Jurassic World, Jurassic Park lovers Tripp and Andrew discuss 1985’s Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend! Where is the rest of this movie? Has there ever been a worse looking dinosaur? Are the cold, … Continue reading
Jun 08, 2015
#18 9 to 5!
The Mega Podcasting Powers return from a brief hiatus with 9 to 5 to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend! Could this movie BE any more sexist? Why has nothing changed in the last 35 years? Is Dolly Parton a good actress? … Continue reading
May 26, 2015
#17 Howard the Duck
In celebration of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tripp and Andrew dissect the very first Marvel film: Howard the Duck! Why on earth was this chosen to be first? Is this where George Lucas lost his mind, post … Continue reading
Apr 27, 2015
#16 License to Drive
It’s time to get into it with The Coreys! Mr.s Feldman and Haim star in LICENSE TO DRIVE, a truly terrible movie. Why is the 80s DMV so dystopian? Will Uncle Phil spill his coffee? Just how much property damage … Continue reading
Apr 14, 2015
#15 Wrestlemania V: Hulk Hogan Vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
Tripp and Andrew jump into WRESTLEMANIA V and part of our podcast’s birth to celebrate Wrestlemania weekend! Can Hulk Hogan beat Macho Man Randy Savage? Is Vince McMahon the worst commentator of all time? Just how much flexing is too … Continue reading
Mar 29, 2015
#14 Magnum P.I. S6E12 I Never Wanted to go to France Anyway…
Your favorite 80s podcast celebrates Pi day with an episode of Magnum, P.I. and Tom Selleck’s sweet, sweet mustache! Why is there SO much padding in these lines? Is there ANYTHING exciting happening in this action show? Just what the hell … Continue reading
Mar 17, 2015
#13 Jaws: The Revenge: The Commentary Track
To cap off FOUR-BRUARY, Tripp and Andrew try something different: A commentary track for Jaws: The Revenge! Just how fake does this shark look? Is Michael Caine proud of this film (WE ASK HIM!)? Why is there so much romance? … Continue reading
Mar 02, 2015
#12 Rocky IV!
Tripp and Andrew continue FOUR-BRUARY with Rocky IV! Is this sweatier than No Holds Barred? Can Rocky defeat communism? Is Apollo Creed a baller? Just how is this fight legal?! Listen! All this and more! Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for … Continue reading
Feb 17, 2015
#11 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Tripp and Andrew kick off FOUR-BRUARY with special guest Allison Fischbach to discuss Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home! Why is Spock in a bathrobe? How many whales were harmed in the making of this picture? Could it be MORE boring … Continue reading
Feb 03, 2015
#10 The Running Man
Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first appearance on the show, and even drops by for an interview! We were totally blown away to get the opportunity! Listen All this and more! Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the theme song!
Jan 20, 2015
Pillsbury Bake-off – A Very Special Dissecting the 80s #1 –
On this very special episode of Dissecting the 80s, we avoid the 80s and talk to Mega Power Mom Lynne to hear about her adventures at the Pillsbury Bakeoff! Listen! All this and more! Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the … Continue reading
Jan 05, 2015
#9 Care Bears – The Nutcracker
Oh man, are the Care Bears just THE WORST! Is it worse to snap a neck of a Care Bear or take the wings off Tinkerbell? Why is everyone Canadian? Listen! All this and more! Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for … Continue reading
Dec 22, 2014
#8 Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling S2E15 The Wrong Stuff
Tripp and Andrew hit the squared circle with Hulk Hogan and…end up in space?! It’s Hulk Hogan’s Rock N’ Wrestling: “The Wrong Stuff!” All this and more! Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the theme song! Listen!
Dec 12, 2014
#7 BMX Bandits
Tripp and Andrew pedal into Nicole Kidman’s debut film, BMX Bandits! They ponder questions like: How long are they riding these damned bikes? Does anyone have a name? Just HOW BIG is her hair? All this and more! Thanks to … Continue reading
Nov 24, 2014
#6 GI Joe – The Funhouse
Tripp and Andrew dive into Tripp’s favorite childhood toy, GI Joe! Just why is Cobra Commander in charge, exactly? Wouldn’t Baroness do a far better job? Why doe the Joes waltz directly into these traps? All this and more! Thanks to … Continue reading
Nov 10, 2014
#5 Maximum Overdrive
Andrew, Tripp and special guest Allison dissect Stephen King’s journey into directing films, Maximum Overdrive! It features Emilio Estevez, a possibly illegal use of Marvel’s Green Goblin and a whole, whole lot of cocaine. Download! “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) … Continue reading
Oct 27, 2014
#4 Full Moon High
Tripp and Andrew return to chat about the (rightly) forgotten Full Moon High! Featuring werewolves, Ed McMahon, and uncomfortable encounters with prostitutes. Listen.
Oct 14, 2014
#3 No Holds Barred
Tripp and Andrew are back in the saddle to discuss the film career of Hulk Hogan! Hulkster’s classic “No Holds Barred” is discussed, which features sexism, some mild racism, and plenty of other isms! Don’t forget to rate and review … Continue reading
Sep 29, 2014
#2 Golden Girls S4E20, High Anxiety
“Old folks homes are f*ck city.” Just about sums up this episode, featuring drug use, discussions of rampant sex among old people and the struggles of racism with the elderly. Download here!
Sep 16, 2014
#1 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Tripp and Andrew dissect the 80s dance-a-palooza known as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” that surprisingly, doesn’t include ANY Cyndi Lauper renditions! Don’t forget to rate and subscribe wherever you get the show! Download!
Aug 31, 2014