The Flopcast

At last we've arrived at the end of our ten-part look back at the most awesome decade ever! Now admittedly, 1989 was not our favorite part of the 80s... but come on, it had its moments. Top 40 radio had pretty much surrendered to rap, hair metal, and Milli Vanilli... but Elvis Costello somehow sneaked in there too. On TV we met a quantum-leaping doctor named Sam Beckett, and a 16-year-old doctor named Doogie Howser. (The leaping guy was more believable.) And although nobody noticed, the Karate Kid scored a third movie and a Saturday morning cartoon. (This is important, people!) Also at the movies, we had Batman (Mr. Mom version), Indiana Jones (River Phoenix version), Weird Al's UHF (Wheel! Of! Fish!), and one or two more that didn't star Rick Moranis. We cover it all this week -- and along the way, Kevin shares some goofy 1989 stories involving both Edie Brickell and Penn & Teller. And don't worry -- we're not doing ten more shows like this for the 90s! (We spent the 90s mostly napping.)

Direct download: Flopcast_089.mp3
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