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Episode 10: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero "Twenty Questions"

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Release Date: 11/24/2016

Episode 8-13: Holiday Special Episode 8-13: Holiday Special "The Little Rascals Christmas Special"

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On this year's holiday special, cartoon versions of the Little Rascals learn some difficult lessons about eavesdropping, paying attention to weather forecasts, running scams, and being greedy, little so-and-sos during difficult economic times. It's really sweet.

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Episode 8-12: Night of One Hundred Stars 1982 show art Episode 8-12: Night of One Hundred Stars 1982

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To celebrate our 100th episode, more or less, we look at Night of One Hundred stars and ask the important questions like: what do you do for 2 ½ hours with 200 stars; if you have 200 stars, why call it night of 100 stars; and will this song ever end?

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Episode 8-11: Darkroom: Episode 8-11: Darkroom: "The Partnership, Daisies, Catnip"

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In another listener request episode, we discuss the short-lived horror anthology Darkroom. Hosted by James Coburn, Darkroom delves into the macabre and mysterious lurking, sometimes literally, under the mundane world. In this episode, Mr. Haney has plans for an unsuspecting David Carradine, Rue McClanahan talks to the daises, and guy learns the hard way not to mess with cats.

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Episode 8-10: Newhart Episode 8-10: Newhart "Thanksgiving For the Memories"

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Celebrate Thanksgiving BOTNS style with classic eighties sitcom Newhart. Dick Loudon loves Thanksgiving at home the way children love Christmas, so naturally, a series of unforeseen events nearly ruins it until three wise men save the day.

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Episode 8-9: 60 Minutes March 13, 1983 show art Episode 8-9: 60 Minutes March 13, 1983

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This week, we put on our reporters' caps, riffle through the papers on our desks, and try to parse out what makes ratings juggernaut 60 Minutes so iconic. Along the way, we also get to explore some vintage commercials, the sartorial choices of some of the reporters, and ask some unexpected what-if questions? It doesn't get more hard-hitting than this!

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Episode 8-8: The Greatest American Hero Episode 8-8: The Greatest American Hero "The Shock Will Kill You"

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Believe it or not, it took eight seasons for us to get to The Greatest American Hero. After steering a powerless space shuttle to a safe landing, Ralph turns into a walking magnet, and only he, Bill, and Pam stand in between a electricity-eating space monster and doom! What a scenario!

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Episode 8-7: Tucker's Witch Aired and Unaired Pilot show art Episode 8-7: Tucker's Witch Aired and Unaired Pilot

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In short-lived detective series "Tucker's Witch," a married couple solves crimes with a little help from the wife's extra psychic abilities. In a twist, Ted Danson plays the villain. In another twist, producers recast the leads and refilmed the pilot for air. In another twist...we talk about both.

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Episode 8-6: Poor Devil show art Episode 8-6: Poor Devil

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In TV movie "Poor Devil," Sammy Davis Jr. the demon sees a chance to get out of the furnace room if Christopher "Lucifer" Lee will just let him convince Jack Klugman to sign over his soul. Also, Adam West plays a jerk. What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks?!

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Episode 8-5: Duck Tales Episode 8-5: Duck Tales "Once Upon a Dime"

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This week, we dive into the deep end of the money bin as we take on a lister request, eighties cartoon Duck Tales. On every duck's favorite holiday, Dime Polishing Day, Scrooge McDuck tells the duck tale of how he got his number one dime and became the world's richest duck.

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Episode 8-4: Columbo Episode 8-4: Columbo "A Stitch in Crime"

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Classic detective Columbo squares off with a doctor as arrogant as Columbo is rumpled. That doctor--Leonard Nimoy. We're not sure, but it might be possible that Columbo, if things go right, could maybe catch him...but will we ever really know?

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This week, we take a look at one of the quintessential 1980s toy tie-in cartoons G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. In "Twenty Questions," pesky journalist Hector Ramirez weasels his way onto the Joe base to expose the truth behind the elite military team's operation and waste of taxpayer dollars. How will the Joes deal with this new threat? By pawning him off on Shipwreck of course! Also, one of us says something stupid. Yooooo Joe!