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Episode 209: That Thing You Do! (1996)

Four young musicians become superstars when their catchy single hits the airwaves.

This week, we discuss famous bass players, the golden age of air travel, and what it means to be a teen sensation. We also chat about Disney retheming Splash Mountain before finding out if That Thing You Do! stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 208: The Dead Zone (1983)

After waking up from a coma, a man suddenly has psychic visions… and the power to change the future.

This week, we talk about an extremely painful way to use scissors, the original 40-year-old virgin, and what was missing from Boy Meets World. We also discuss why we buy the same video games over and over again before finding out if 1983’s The Dead Zone stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 207: Jaws (1975)

A great white shark terrorizes a small beach community in the movie that’s considered the very first summer blockbuster.

This week, we discuss a great name for a yacht rock band, fake facts that people think are true, and how Sheriff Brody is like Indiana Jones. We also chat about all the ways this movie is relevant in the age of coronavirus before finding out if Jaws stands the Test of Time. 

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Episode 206: Dick Tracy (1990)

A detective in the 1930s takes on an organized crime syndicate, and finds himself in the crosshairs. 

This week, we discuss a really stupid catchphrase, what Dustin Hoffman would sound like as the Aflac duck, and a pretty aggressive move by an orphan who really wants to get adopted. We also talk about the comic strip movie we’d love to see before finding out if 1990’s Dick Tracy stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 205: Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Two young British women juggle friendship, family, and their dreams of playing professional soccer. 

This week, we discuss a half-assed cameo, how Brexit makes things harder at the airport, and the only soccer players that Alan can name. We also talk about the upcoming sequel to a Jim Henson classic before finding out if Bend It Like Beckham stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 204: Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

It’s the old English legend you know and love… with a Mel Brooks twist. 

We wrap up our Robin Hood trilogy with a conversation about Yiddish etymology, going down a Saved by the Bell wikipedia rabbit hole, and the timeline of the Mel Brooks-iverse. We also share our thoughts on Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League recut before finding out if Robin Hood: Men in Tights stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 203: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

After returning home from the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and his band of Merry Men fight back against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

As we continue our Robin Hood trilogy, we talk about who can be swashbucklers, archers that cut their hand for no reason, and how this movie is Ewok-esque. Then we find out if Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 202: Robin Hood (1973)

A sly fox, with the help of a bear and other animal friends, stands up to the greedy lion prince of England.

This week, as we kick off a trilogy of episodes about Robin Hood movies, we discuss a terrible name for a Disney character, how taxes work, and a cartoon snake henchman who’s surprisingly complex. We also share our thoughts on the latest Star Wars news before finding out if 1973’s Robin Hood stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 201: Uncle Buck (1989)

When there’s no one else available, one family calls in a relative with no babysitting experience: Uncle Buck.

This week, we discuss organic toilet water, stinky cigars, and the dangers of toothpicks. We also weigh in on the Trolls feud that’s tearing Hollywood apart before we find out if Uncle Buck stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 200: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

A cartoon rabbit is wanted for murder, and it’s up to a human private investigator to clear the bunny’s name.

As we celebrate our 200th episode (!!), we discuss the original Baby Yoda, how sadistic Tweety Bird is, and if a woman can shake the weasel. Then we find out if Who Framed Roger Rabbit stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 199: 8 Mile (2002)

Look
If you had
One shot
Or one opportunity
To listen to a podcast about getting drunk on leftover beer, who Eminem should rap battle, and this movie’s terrible lessons about sex
Would you capture it?
Or just let it slip?

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment, as special guest Daron from the Board Games are for Losers podcast returns to find out if 8 Mile stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 198: White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

A pair of basketball players try to hustle their way to easy money and rebound (sorry) their lives.

Special guest Daron from the Board Games are for Losers podcast joins us to talk about the stupidest sports-related injury ever, the “your mom” insult that’s actually a compliment, and where you can find a Sizzler in 2020. Then we decide if White Men Can’t Jump stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 197: Office Space (1999)

Hello, Test of Time listeners. What’s happening? Ummmm, we’re going to need you to go ahead and listen to this podcast, where we talk about a hilarious curb stomp, the worst thing about DVDs, and how a secret handshake can save your job. 

Yeah, that’d be great, if you could just join us as we find out if Office Space stands the Test of Time. Mkay?

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Episode 196: The Prince of Egypt (1998)

The Hebrew people are enslaved in Egypt, until a man named Moses sets them free.

This week, we talk about a divine Brooklyn accent, the rules of the “killing the firstborn” plague, and Charlton Heston doing mixed martial arts. We also discuss our plans for virtual Seders before finding out if The Prince of Egypt stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 195: A League of Their Own (1995)

While the men of America are off fighting in World War II, a women’s baseball league entertains the nation.

This week, we talk about why kids hate turf fields, how Coca-Cola can cure alcoholism, and when there *is* crying in baseball. Join us for our very first social distancing episode, as we find out if A League of Their Own stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 194: The Care Bears Movie (1985)

An evil spirit plans to rid the world of caring. Luckily, there’s a group of adorable bears who won’t let that happen!

This week, we discuss the physics of a town built in the clouds, what the Care Bear stare has in common with the Death Star, and the wrong way to spell fettuccine. We also threaten a bunch of unoriginal jerks who totally ripped us off, then we find out if The Care Bears Movie stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 193: Tremors (1990)

Powerful underground creatures go on a killing spree, and only the residents of a small desert town can stop them.

This week, we discuss people who hope for a zombie apocalypse, the popularity of pogo sticks, and what exactly “dehydration” means. We also talk about the one word that can kill a sequel at the box office before finding out if Tremors stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 192: Private Parts (1997)

Before he was the self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” Howard Stern was just a young man who dreamed of becoming a famous DJ. 

This week, we discuss Stern’s laserdisc sales, if Tiny Tim went to the MTV Music Awards, and the funniest joke about pussy willows. We also switch up the Star Wars movie titles before deciding if 1997’s Private Parts stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 191: Primal Fear (1996)

A hotshot lawyer takes on a case that could define his career… but it just might change everything he believes in first.

This week, we discuss fashion for gangsters, who can say that someone is a tall glass of water, and what could have been this movie’s bonus webisode. We also reveal our underrated films from the last decade before finding out if Primal Fear stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 190: Heavyweights (1995)

A group of overweight children, stuck at the world’s worst fat camp, fight back against their nasty head counselor.

This week, we talk about the basics of videotape making, the wrong kind of bankruptcy, and why learning that a tomato is a fruit doesn’t help you slim down. We also geek out about Super Nintendo World (coming to Orlando in 2023!) before deciding if 1995’s Heavyweights stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 189: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

A young FBI trainee teams up with a serial killer to stop a different serial killer from… you know… serial killing.

In our least romantic Valentine’s Day episode yet, special guest Courtney Noah joins us to discuss the sound Chianti makes, the sex tape that ruined night vision, and how a guy who sends a traumatized kid to an orphanage is still considered “decent.” It puts the lotion in the basket as it finds out if The Silence of the Lambs stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 188: Teen Wolf (1985)

A high school nobody becomes a popular athlete after he transforms into a werewolf. So relatable.

Special guest Lauren Miller joins us as we chat about this movie’s terrible character names, ridiculously old students, and infamous — and false — urban legend about a flasher. James says something that could get us sued, Alan confesses to being super lame in high school, and we all find out if 1985’s Teen Wolf stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 187: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Two friends just want to get high and eat fast food burgers, but their plans are interrupted by hillbilly swingers, racist cops, and a horny Neil Patrick Harris.

Special guest Samantha Noah joins us to discuss the Ethan Embry fan club, our favorite love montages, and the benefits of authentic diarrhea sounds. Then we find out if Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 186: Bad Boys II (2003)

Mike and Marcus are back and badder than ever as they take on the Cuban cartel.

This week, special guest Aaron Neuman joins us to discuss unrealistic tunnel digging, dads who intimidate their daughters’ dates, and how powerful C-4 really is. We also predict which movies will dominate the 2020 box office before finding out if Bad Boys II stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 185: Bad Boys (1995)

Two Miami cops have to track down $100 million dollars worth of heroin… and not kill each other in the process.

This week, special guest Aaron Neuman joins us to talk about what this movie has in common with Baywatch, scenes that are literally high octane, and what Michael Bay completists really should be doing with their lives. We also share our mixed feelings about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before finding out if Bad Boys stands the Test of Time. 

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