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Episode 33- Sidekicks

Chuck Norris stretches his acting muscles to play Chuck Norris, Joe Piscopo devours the scenery as an evil Karate instructor, and Beau Bridges essentially reprises his role from The Wizard as the token single dad, in 1992’s Sidekicks— a martial-arts-themed family film that makes The Karate Kid look like… well, like someone took the script for The Karate Kid and awkwardly inserted Chuck Norris into it. We also get some good work from the late Jonathan Brandis, whose career certainly made an indelible impression on anyone growing up in the early ’90s, and the delightful Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years, currently an author of math texts and recently a guest on the Nerdist Podcast). Does Sidekicks metaphorically destroy a flaming stack of bricks with its awesomeness, or is it now pathetically dated? Download the episode below to find out, and if you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes.

Episode 33- Sidekicks

MUSIC: This week’s featured artist is Krasnogorsk

Here’s the link for the TMNT Theme for orchestra

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

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Episode 5- The Wizard

Remember when Fred Savage was like a God? Well maybe not a God, more like a little boy. But he sure gave those Culkins a run for their money (as did their parents). When he wasn’t being read bedtime stories by Peter Falk or staring into space while Daniel Stern monologued, Fred was starring in films like 1989’s The Wizard. A childhood favorite in its time, but how does it hold up? It’s basically a two-hour advertisement for Nintendo– but what an advertisement! It also stars future Rilo Kiley star Jenny Lewis, and future Christian Slater Christian Slater.

In this episode we’re joined by a special guest– is it Fred Savage? Jenny Lewis? Or is it merely the pizza we ordered arriving unceremoniously early? You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out!

Episode 5- The Wizard

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

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