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The TV Museum

A semi-monthly podcast revisiting classic television, one series at a time. Hosts Hannah and Jeffrey are your intrepid and informed tour guides through TV's back catalog as they take a fresh look at shows which have been off the air for at least 15 years and are available on a major streaming service.
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Nov 25, 2015

This week we looked at a show whose reputation permeates pop culture but which we'd never actually seen. A show in which a sweet mullet, a roll of duck tape, and a phone number for the Boys' and Girls' Club will get you out of any sticky situation:

MACGYVER!

Pilot (9/29/85)

Partners (S2 E40 3/2/87)

Runners (S4 E77 3/13/89)

Tune in to learn the second best use for chocolate bars, how not to succeed in the world's oldest profession, and what the 80s Action Show Rule of Three is all about.

Get geeky:

MacGyver Online

Will there be a MacGyver remake?

The A.V. Club suggests 10 essential MacGyver eps

Emerald Point N.A.S. intro (it stands for Naval Air Station)

The Fall Guy theme song

Animotion's Obsession (co-written by Michael des Barres)

 

Nov 12, 2015

The Cast of The Wonder Years

Did you watch this seminal series gathered around the TV with your parents and siblings, slightly uncomfortable about your feelings for either Kevin or Winnie? We took a deep dive into a childhood favorite and watched six full episodes of the highly-decorated The Wonder Years:

Pilot

Swingers

My Father’s Office

Summer Song (S3 Ep 1)

Summer (S6 Ep 21)

Independence Day (S6 Ep 22)

 

Listen to find out what Kevin Arnold and Jason Voorhees have in common, learn whatever happened to Paul Saviano (spoiler: he's not Marilyn Manson), and contemplate whether the 60s are worthy of the unparalleled reverence they are accorded in popular culture.

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