Saturday Morning Cereal is a LIVE weekend talk magazine that celebrates the themes of Saturday Morning TV that we not only grew up with but that grew up with us!
Saturday Morning Cereal includes in depth interviews and discussion on specific topics within the geek and fan pop culture. Saturday Morning Cereal broadcasts premier episodes live on Saturday Mornings with OnDemand playback anytime on our Blogtalk Channel and Podcast download anytime on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and where ever you get your pods.
It’s a Mash! The 7th Annual Franken Berry Season Show! A Halloween Special
Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week we bring you the cure for the Halloween night hangover “boos” with a primetime Halloween special. That’s right it’s time for our “cerealized" version of a Halloween Special: The Franken Berry Season Show with special guests: Augenblick Studios founder Aaron Augenblick, American cartoonist Johnny Sampson and actor, writer, producer, Polka-Dot Man David Dastmalchian!
You may know David Dastmalchian as “Joker’s Thug” in the Dark Knight Returns but where you definitely know him is from his break out role as the “Polka-Dot Man” in The Suicide Squad a real graveyard smash! David joins us to promote his turn as “Calendar Man” in the DC animated movie Batman:The Long Halloween.
Aaron Augenblick’s credits touch stone in MTV’s Daria and would go on to found Augenblink Studios in 1999. The studio caught on in a flash as you can spot Aaron’s work The Jellies!, Losers, Ugly Americans and more!
And finally, the guy that literally or should I say, illustratively, did the Monster Mash, Johnny Sampson! Johnny likes to make funny pictures, posters and songs but what caught our attention is his work for General Mills to redefine the Monster Cereal characters that we love to celebrate with the The Remaking of The Mash: A Monster Miracle the tastiest rock, nostalgia, pop you’ve ever seen!
Join Grim Shea, Marke and Jimmy The Gent as they mash, smash and flash just about the best Halloween show to ever enter your ear holes!
Joel McHale is Hard to Want!
Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week, we punch our tickets to the gun show with a big time hunky guest, Joel McHale.
Beginning with his breakout role as the host of Talk Soup and his fan favorite role as “Jeff Winger” in the on again/off again hit series Community, Joel McHale was molded of pop-culture, nostalgia, comedy chops, a wicked awesome bod, thick hairline, a sardonic wit, impeccable timing and pecs. That’s right, where mere mortals may play hard to get, Joel McHale plays hard to want, but want him we do.
In a virtual sit down to spotlight the Warner Bros release of Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, our co-host, Jimmy The Gent (Bleed Cool, Retro Cool Nerd) talks to Joel McHale (Community, Talk Soup, Star Girl) about voicing the Hollywood star-turned-fighter Johnny Cage, the guy with the “Finish Him” move so spectacular, he’s gotta wear shades.
Join Grim Shea, Marke, Jimmy The Gent and Johnny Heck as they celebrate the exhilarating career of Joel McHale, the talk show host with with most!
Based on one of the most popular videogame franchises in history, Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms finds our team of heroes besieged by the enemy forces of Shao Kahn – forcing Raiden and his group of warriors into a deal to compete in a final Mortal Kombat that will determine the fate of the realms. Listen to win a copy!
Chris Diamantopoulos: “That One Guy” with the Long Name & Longer Credits
Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week, we devote the whole show to a little old theme we call That One Guy!, which honors those actors from your favorite movies & TV shows growing up, whose name you can’t quite think of but you know who we mean… you know…THAT ONE GUY!
Our guest interview is the talented, charming, and very fit Chris Diamantopoulos! Chris is active in live action, animation films and television including a starring role in the upcoming Netflix film Red Notice as well as notable turns in Silicon Valley, Episodes, Sopranos and 24. Chris is also a regular on American Dad!, Invincible and as the voice of Mickey Mouse for various Walt Disney Studios productions and is no stranger to DC animated productions with past roles in Harley Quinn, Justice League Action and the Batman Unlimited franchise.
Join Grim Shea, Marke, Jimmy “The Gent” and Johnny Heck as we celebrate and place a name to the talented face of Chris Diamantopoulos to promote Justice Society: World War II and he chats about voicing the resolute, passionate, archetypal hero; Steve Trevor’s devotion to and love for Wonder Woman; and the unique joy of playing the only protagonist in the film without super powers.
Justice Society: World War II finds modern-day Barry Allen discovering he can run even faster than he imagined, and is promptly launched back in time in midst of a raging battle – primarily between Nazis and a team of Golden Age DC Super Heroes known as The Justice Society of America.
Billy West: That One Guy with a Million Voices!
Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week we kick off our 9th Season with a special “That One Guy” episode with a huge voice in pop-culture, the man of a million voices, Billy West (Futurama, Space Jam, The Ren & Stimpy Show). From The Howard Stern Show to Ren & Stimpy to Futurama to Looney Tunes to pretty much every other English language cartoon ever made, you KNOW Billy West. We might not be able to help you pick him out of a crowd, but after listening to this you'll at least know what his real voice sounds like! Well, we assume.
That’s right, our season 9 premier episode is also a “That One Guy” special edition which honors those actors from your favorite movies & TV shows growing up, whose name you can’t quite think of but you know who we mean… you know…THAT ONE GUY!
Join hosts Grim Shea, Marke., Jimmy The Gent and Johnny Heck as they dig into a few of the 260+ voice and acting credits of Billy West including Phillip J. Fry, Dr. Zoidberg, Farnsworth, Ren AND Stimpy, that Bugs Bunny guy and even a very famous and sweet Saturday morning cereal mascot!
THE POWCAST EPISODE #6 THE RETURN OF BURT WARD PT. 1 AND TIM SHERIDAN
The POWcast! is back again and aims to bring you a nostalgic look back at the movies, shows, and people from your childhood that made you who you are today. In Jimmy’s case that was the Batman 66 TV show that inspired a never ending celebration of all things Retro, Cool, and maybe a little Nerdy.
This episode features another in depth conversation with TV’s Robin, Burt Ward (Batman, Back to the Batcave). Burt shares stories and memories from his harrowing days on the set of Batman, running into pilot director Robert Butler many over fifty years later, Adam using a teleprompter, his idea to continue the ‘66 universe, and whether or not he would play Robin again without Adam- and so much more. Fans of the Boy Wonder may have heard some of these stories before, but not like this. There's at least one new story you haven’t heard in this chin wag.
Jimmy gives Alfred the night off and uses the Bat Time Dilation Device himself and sets it back one2 week to his conversation with DC screenwriter Tim Sheridan (Batman: The Long Halloween, Masters of the Universe: Revelations) who shares how the show influenced his work.
Plug in your favorite set of air pods and enjoy this dive deep into Batman theory with one of the most knowledgeable Bat- experts in the game in the latest exciting episode of the Retro Cool Nerd POWcast! The Music samples from “The Flying Horse Big Band, and the Batman Soundtrack by Nelson Riddle and Neil Hefti. Episode #6 of the POWcast has been written, recorded, & produced by Jimmy The Gent in Wayne Study Studios for Saturday Morning Cereal productions.
Raiders Gonna Raid - Lordy Lordy, Indiana Jones is 40
Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week join Dan "Grim" Shea, Marke, and Jimmy the Gent for a little retrospective on our memories regarding Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, released 40 years ago this month. 40. Years. Ago.
George Lucas. Steven Spielberg. John Williams. Harrison Ford. Good lord. We wax nostalagic for one of the best properties from the 80's that was based on serials from the 40's which is planning a new release in the '20s. If that makes sense. We ask the heavy questions, such as: what's our favorite parts? Where did we first see this masterpeice? Was this really the inspiration for 2006's Snakes on a Plane? Is it okay to keep making more movies, or does this property belong in a museum? Plus we finally confirm that Indy's presence actually does matter in the movie, so now that issue is finally settled once and for goddamned all, ya heard nerd?!
So why don't you crack a whip, pillage an ancient tomb, name yourself after a dog along with Grim, Mark, and Jimmy and relive the unforgettable exploits of world-renowned, globetrotting hero Indiana Jones in spectacular 4K Ultra HD when the INDIANA JONES 4-MOVIE COLLECTION arrives in a new 4K Ultra HD set from Lucasfilm Ltd. and courtesy of our friends at Paramount Home Entertainment, stick around for a chance to win the 4K UltraHD box set of all four Indiana Jones movies! Why? Fortune and glory, kid, fortune and glory.
Cereal for thought
This show celebrates the themes of Saturday morning TV that we not only grew up with but that grew up with us! It’s great and I know this because it’s my show, assembled with care and love for us, the pop culture. Check out our archives at mattypradio.com for exclusive interviews with past quests that include Alan Tudyk, Mike Tyson, Nancy Cartright, Star Trek legends Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and “That One Guy” Series with Michael Ironside, Vernon Wells, William Sadler, Phil Lamar and so much more!
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