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Thirty Twenty Ten

A pop culture time machine! Each episode covers that very week from 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago, which means each show is loaded with forgotten movies, timeless TV episodes and songs best left to the past. We'll examine TV, movies, music and video games from the 90s, 2000s, and 2010s. Come remember with us!

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Fred Savage conquers Super Mario 3, The Simpsons debuts, and it’s time to talk about the greatest movie of all time according to money

Dec. 13-19: Paul Newman’s horny, Dustin Hoffman’s named Vito, Hanukkah Harry has socks – 8 pair!, Robin Williams is a robot, Stuart Little saves his family, Buffy gets quiet, Viggo Mortensen hits the road, and Chris picks a billion-dollar blue hill to die on. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

2hr 23mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Tom Cruise Says Penis, Malcolm Debuts in the Middle, and It’s Raining Frogs (Hallelujah!)

Jan. 3-9: Our first full episode of season 5, covering 1990, 2000, and 2010. Tom Cruise fights two wars - one in Vietnam, one against women, Tobey Maguire learns the cider house rules, Ethan Hawke solves a mystery and fights vampires, Tim Allen directs, Michael Cera revolts, and we try to figure out what the double rainbow across the sky means. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

1hr 43mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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The Simpsons’ First Episode, Peter Jackson’s First Cosplay-Proof Movie, and Hurricane Denzel Touches Down on Theaters

Jan. 10-16: Ed O’Neill stands up for Fox, Richard Gere breaks bad, Mr. Bean awkwardly walks into our hearts, girls are interrupted, Ice Cube comes back to say “Hi Felicia,” Charlie and Emilio do porn, Supernova explodes, Denzel’s version of “The Road,” and your chemistry teacher’s favorite album. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

2hr 6mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Tremors Rocks the Box Office, Boondocks Saints is Stupid, and Conan Steps Down From Tonight

Jan. 17-123: The Barr-Arnolds tie the knot, Antonio Banderas spans the decades, Cheers goes to Jeopardy, MTV goes unplugged, Homer gets a job, Ralph Fiennes has an affair, Angela’s Ashes gets adapted, the Boondock Saints are marching in, The Rock vs. The Tooth, I am Spartacus, and in praise of Bobby Bacala. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

2hr 37mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Jay-Z Pimps Big, Will Smith rings in the Willenium, and Thirty Twenty Ten says goodbye to the 80s

Dec. 27-Jan. 2: We wrap up the years with a quick look back at the movies, music and more, and say farewell to the '80s, at least until Y2K magically resets our pop-culture time machine to Jan. 1, 1900. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago. Happy new year(s)! Get ready for season 5: 1990, 2000, and 2010!

1hr 16mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #5