Do you feel that chill in the air? This holiday season, When We Were Young’s listeners will be visited by three all-knowing spirits who serve as guides through the past, present, and future of all things Muppet.
Read More “A Blue Furry Charles Dickens Who Hangs Out With A Rat?” (#117)
It’s When We Were Young’s most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational episode yet! Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Fozzy, and friends may be best known for kid-focused fare these days, but Jim Henson’s world-famous puppets originally had roots in more grownup entertainment, including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the first season of Saturday Night Live, and a […]
Read More “Music To Hug Frogs By” (#116)
The Midnight Society must be a lot more approving than I am. Clarissa, you have some explaining to do…
Read More “The Big Orange Couch Is In Place, So Hop On!” (#108)
As much as I enjoyed discovering The Mary Tyler Moore Show in our Nick At Nite episode, there was a clear winner in the Classic TV Comedienne category, a clear consensus pick — and that’s Lucy. In my eyes, Lucille Ball is one of the greatest entertainers of all time, if not the greatest. And […]
Read More “It’s So Tasty, Too!” (#81)
Hello, friends! In the latest episode of When We Were Young, we are sitting on the sofa, there’s a TV in the corner, we are watching Major Nelson… and Mary, Lucy, Samantha, Herman, Horshack, and Sergeant Joe Friday, too. Does the phrase “Bewitched Be-Wednesdays” ring a bell? If so, you may remember that the mid-90s […]
Read More “I Hate Spunk” (#80)
Even back in the mid-90s, The X-Files opening credits sequence was terrible. It looked like something I could have put together myself on a PC. But it gets a pass because of Mark Snow’s ultra-iconic theme music, easily one of the best (and most recognizable) themes of all time. Nothing could possibly set the spooky, […]
Read More “We End Up In Bed Together” (#79)
I have nothing against The X-Files. Trust me. I wanted to believe. I enjoyed the series when I first caught up with it in reruns on FX in the mid-90s. I kept up with it as new episodes aired on Fox for a season or two. I was a reasonably big fan of the 1998 […]
Read More “Nobody Down Here But The FBI’s Most Unwanted” (#78)
If you thought this podcast was done discussing everyone’s favorite gang of pubescent crime fighting reptiles, we’ve got news for you! Less than a year after the first TMNT movie did some major league butt-kicking at the box office, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze offered a second helping of Leonardo, […]
Read More “I Learned That From A Rat” (#77)
The world’s most fearsome podcast team unleashes its most tubular episode yet, diving deep into the mythos of those lean, green phenoms of yore, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. First, we check out the comic book where it all began, discussing how a black-and-white spoof aimed at adults became one of the most popular children’s […]
Read More “They’re Heroes In A Half-Shell, And They’re Green” (#76)
Over the course of this podcast, we’ve revisited many pop culture juggernauts — some bad, some good, perhaps none quite as baffling as ABC’s T.G.I.F. lineup.
Read More “What Ever Happened To Predictability?” (#72)
This episode of the podcast made me feel like a grouch.
Read More “Happy Happy Joy Joy” (#64)
“I used to live in a burning building. And it was cheap! It was Charlie’s and my first house. Scoff if you must, but it was warm and toasty. I’ll never forget Charlie throwing me over his shoulder and dashing across the threshold… oh, it was a beautiful place. Three bedrooms, two baths. Then two […]
Read More “Laughter, Secrets, Cheesecake” (#40)