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Each week, hosts Rick Brooks and Mike Cowgill explore the TV of the '70s and '80s through hand-picked episodes.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Each week, hosts Rick Brooks and Mike Cowgill explore the TV of the '70s and '80s through hand-picked episodes.

    Season 11 BATTY Awards

    Season 11 BATTY Awards

    Live whenever you’re hearing it from Southfork Ranch, it’s the season 11 BATTY Awards! Join the stars, the youths, the non-humans, and the dopes for the biggest night in retro TV podcasting! We might not have a choir of 500 people or Oprah on a rooftop, but we do have a random number generator and two Dennises the Menace! 
    #podcast #tv #retrotv #seventies #eighties #battyawards #awardsshow
     

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Encore: Holiday Special - The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold and A Family Circus Christmas

    Encore: Holiday Special - The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold and A Family Circus Christmas

    This holiday season, gather round the ol' fireplace, roast some chestnuts, sip some hot chocolate and join us we go all the way back to our first ever holiday special, and nothing says the holidays like dopey kids, ghosts, leprechauns, and hags! Rankin and Bass weave one of their most complicated stories yet in The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold, and Jeffy Keane takes a trip into own subconscious to learn the meaning of Christmas...or something. Come to think of it. You might want some eggnog for this one. 
    #podcast #tv #retrotv #seventies #eighties #holidayspecial #familycircus #rankinbass #leprechauns
     

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Dallas

    Dallas

    In our Season 11 finale, all roads lead to Dallas and Southfork Ranch! That's right. We finally tackle the grandpappy of the nighttime soaps, and we go all the way back to the very first episode. This one has everything you'd expect: oil, scheming, bakstabbing, family feuds, and cowboy hats! It also have a few things you might not expect like grounded sincerity. Join us for all the fun and a few Larry Hagman chuckles.
    #podcast #tv #retrotv #seventies #eighties #dallas #soaps #larryhagman #patrickduffy #victoriaprincipal #oil #jrewing
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    NBC's Disastrous 1983

    NBC's Disastrous 1983

    For the 1983-1984 TV season, NBC asked audiences to "Be there!" Audiences had somewhere else to be, and by the end of the season, the network had canceled all nine new shows it had introduced in the fall. What could lead to such a catastrophe? Why wouldn't people want to watch shows about talking orangutans, manimals, ghosts, and more? This week, we dig into this season and talk about some of these failed shows to see if we can find some answers. Be there! 
    #podcast #tv #retrotv #1983 #eighties #NBC #Manimal #mrsmith #jenniferslepthere #disaster
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    TV Guide Card Game

    TV Guide Card Game

    Using a set of trading card-sized reproductions of TV Guide covers, we wing our way through a new game, The TV Guide Card Game. Like baseball cards, each card features stats and trivia on the back, and Rick uses that to see if Mike can guess the cover subjects. Play along and maybe learn some "fun facts" about some of your favorite BOTNS-era shows!
    #podcast #tv #retrotv #seventies #eighties #games #tvguide #trivia
     

    • 17 min
    Starsky and Hutch

    Starsky and Hutch

    Buckle your seat belt and cinch your cardigan because this week we're hitting the mean streets of Bay City with Starsky and Hutch! Things get harry for the boys after someone poisons Starksy with a deadly neurotoxin. As they race against a ticking clock to find the culprit and an antidote, they make time for their emotions and a fair amount of proprety damage. All in a day's work for these 1970s stalwarts.
    #podcast #tv #retrotv #seventies #starskyandhutch #tvcops #bestfriends
     

    • 52 min

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