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Episode 264: The Wedding Singer (1998)

A man who’s obsessed with weddings gets left at the altar, then falls in love with a woman who’s engaged to a serial cheater.

Join us as we discuss songs that should never be played at weddings, what Hook by Blues Traveler really means, and the montage Alan wants to recreate in real life. Then we find out if The Wedding Singer stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 263: Space Jam (1996)

Michael Jordan teams up with the Looney Tunes for a high-stakes basketball game.

Join us as we chat about using Mad Libs to write a script, the enduring appeal of Jock Jams, and what Michael Jordan has in common with Britney Spears. Then we find out if Space Jam stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 262: Point Break (1991)

To catch a gang of bank robbers, an undercover FBI agent must first catch some waves.

Special guest Adam Pincas joins us to discuss the many wives of James Cameron, a very uncomfortable fetish, and the scariest thing about skydiving. Then we find out if Point Break stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 261: Back to the Future Part III (1990)

To save Doc, Marty travels back in time to the Old West. But without any fuel for the DeLorean, how will they make it home?

As we wrap up our Back to the Future trilogy, we talk about the highest number imaginable, the one guy in ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard, and what you definitely shouldn’t say as you walk into a store. We’re thinking fourth dimensionally as we find out if Back to the Future Part III stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 260: Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Marty and Doc travel to the future, and unwittingly create an alternate present. To set things right, they need to go back… to the past!

This week, we talk about the movie James wants to marry, the lie Robert Zemeckis told children, and why Doc should have put a kilobyte of memory in the DeLorean’s time circuits. Nobody calls us chicken as we find out if Back to the Future Part II stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 259: Back to the Future (1985)

A teenager from 1985 travels to 1955 and gets in the way of his parents falling in love, threatening to erase his very existence.

This week, we geek out for one of our favorite movies ever, discussing semiprime numbers, cars that look like they were built in Minecraft, and what Marty and Doc have in common with Woody and Buzz. Great Scott! We’re about to find out if Back to the Future stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 258: Stripes (1981)

Two slackers enlist in the U.S. Army and find out that basic training is harder than they thought.

This week, we debate if anyone knows anything about Tintin, if people think Harry Potter is real, and if Stephen Baldwin can deliver a line better than John Candy. We also make a major show announcement before finding out if Stripes stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 257: SpaceCamp (1986)

Five young astronaut hopefuls go on an out-of-this-world adventure (sorry) when they’re accidentally launched into orbit.

This week, we talk about Canada’s contribution to the space program, how to prevent Martians from stealing your oxygen, and the mustache of a man in charge. Then we find out if SpaceCamp stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 256: Three Kings (1999)

At the end of the Persian Gulf War, a group of American soldiers try to steal some of Saddam Hussein’s gold for themselves.

This week, we chat about the plural of court-martial, how a young Jim Gaffigan looks like a young Jesse Plemons, and James’ close personal friendship with the creators of South Park. Then we find out if Three Kings stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 255: Pearl Harbor (2001)

Two pilots fall in love with the same woman as America is drawn into the second World War.

This week, we discuss having multiple zeroes on your six, how Rob Schneider cashed in on being a schmo, and what Michael Bay is like in a pitch meeting. Then we find out if Pearl Harbor (the movie, not the place… or the attack) stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 254: Midnight Run (1988)

A bounty hunter and a mob accountant travel cross country, avoiding government agents and mafia hitmen.  

This week, we chat about confusing ways to give someone a phone number, credit card scams in the 1980s, and a surprising fact about horse ownership. We also discuss Marvel’s Phase 4 plans before finding out if Midnight Run stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 253: She’s the Man (2006)

To prove her soccer skills, a girl pretends to be her twin brother and joins a rival high school’s team.

This week, we discuss what not to do when you have a nosebleed, the dainty way to eat chicken wings, and if kissing booths exist in real life. We also share our thoughts on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier before finding out if She’s the Man stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 252: Just One of the Guys (1985)

A teenager, fed up with the way she’s treated as a pretty girl, finds out what life is like as a boy.

This week, we chat about surprise jockstrap inspections, James’ high school hero, and why Alan has a tuxedo t-shirt. Then we find out if Just One of the Guys stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 251: Ladybugs (1992)

To win a championship, a girls’ soccer team has a secret weapon: a boy in a wig.

This week, we talk about salesmen’s confidence levels, why it’s a bad idea to let your hair down when playing sports, and the reason every movie needs the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. We also share our thoughts on Zack Snyder’s Justice League before finding out if Ladybugs stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 250: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Two hitmen, a crooked boxer, a dancing drug addict, and a gimp share a series of interconnected adventures.

It’s our 250th episode, and we’re celebrating with a conversation about the evolution of cell phone antennas, how heroin makes you constipated, and James’ favorite fact about Quarter Pounders. Then we find out if Pulp Fiction stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 249: Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Misters Pink, White, Blonde, and Orange deal with the aftermath of a diamond robbery gone terribly wrong.

This week, we discuss who Jerry Seinfeld is scared of, the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath, and what you shouldn’t eat if you’re planning to make out with someone. Lend us an ear (sorry…) as we find out if Reservoir Dogs stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 248: The Saint (1997)

A master of disguise tries to outmaneuver a Russian oligarch in the race to unlock the secret to cold fusion.

This week, special guest Daron from the Board Games are for Losers podcast joins us to discuss buying art in sewers, why James owes Val Kilmer $10, and how the pandemic has affected rat racing. We also chat about the third season of Cobra Kai before finding out if The Saint stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 247: Defending Your Life (1991)

A man’s existence is put on trial in the afterlife.

This week, we chat about wasteful CD packaging, what this movie has in common with Flight of the Navigator, and Shirley MacLaine’s hologram’s je ne sais quoi. Then we find out if Defending Your Life stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 246: The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

The Muppets head to the Big Apple and find that their dreams of Broadway success don’t come easily.

This week, we wonder if Miss Piggy is machine washable, why Fozzie Bear doesn’t want to snuggle, and what could be cuter than Rowlf. We also share our thoughts on WandaVision before finding out if The Muppets Take Manhattan stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 245: The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the Muppets try to stop a jewel thief before he steals a priceless diamond.

This week, we discuss the physics of being pushed out of a plane, what it’s like to stay in a real-life Happiness Hotel, and if there’s such a thing as a classic 1981 Oldsmobile. We also share our thoughts on the upcoming Superman reboot before finding out if The Great Muppet Caper stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 244: The Muppet Movie (1979)

A frog with dreams of being rich and famous heads to Hollywood, and is joined on his journey by a bear, a pig, and whatever Gonzo is.

This week, we discuss when Kermit needs to lawyer up, how much Alan’s kids love Cloris Leachman, and the Muppets’ history of sex and violence. Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection: the lovers, the dreamers, and if The Muppet Movie stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 243: A Time to Kill (1996)

A lawyer in the Deep South takes on a case that seems unwinnable: defending a Black father who killed the white men that raped his daughter.

This week, we discuss if “good ole boys” are actually bad, if you need to provide references on a KKK application, and why we want to see Kiefer Sutherland get hit by pies. Then we find out if A Time to Kill stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 242: Reality Bites (1994)

A young woman, unsure of what she wants to do with her life after graduating college, finds herself in a complicated love triangle.

Special guest Sue Winter from the Go Informed podcast is back as we talk about why Carmen Sandiego would go to space, when smoking in movies hit its peak, and the dangers of reading whatever’s on the cue cards. Then we find out if Reality Bites stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 241: Singles (1992)

Several singles scour the Seattle scene for suitors.

This week, special guest Sue Winter from the Go Informed podcast joins us to discuss storing your grandma’s digits in your watch, the secret of the Seattle sound, and what’s so special about Bill Pullman’s eyebrows. Then we find out if Singles stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 240: Glory (1989)

An infantry of Black soldiers makes history as they fight in the American Civil War.

This week, we discuss when movies should double check their facts, we reveal what The Mandalorian has in common with Frasier, and Alan offends a very specific group of Brooklyn hipsters. Then we find out if Glory stands the Test of Time.

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