Episode 44, ‘Technically Canadian’, on The 90s
This week, Dave and Steve take a journey through their awkward pre-teen and teenage years which is known more widely as “the 1990s”. While they don’t cover everything that went on in the decade, they do cover some of its more important films. Like Biodome with Pauly Shore.
- Intro Clip: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II.
- Desperately trying to avoid being called a Millenial, Steve casually tries to pass himself off as a member of Generation X.
- Steve impresses Dave with his vast knowledge of the release dates of romantic comedies.
- If John Hughes was all about fantasy teenagers, the 90’s teenagers were the gritty reboot version.
- Steve insults The Style Guide‘s wide demographic of teenagers by suggesting that they’re not people.
- The term “blockbuster” is a World War II invention to describe bombs, but Spielberg’s Jaws in 1975 was where the term entered the film lexicon.
- Dave and Steve probably forgot to talk about your favorite 90’s actor.
- Steve mistakes Eddie Murphy for Chris Farley.
- Dave and Steve should be ashamed when they label the Disney Renaissance as the Disney Golden Age.
- Uh… Welcome back, Macaulay Culkin?
- Steve says, “do it up”.
- A brief discussion about the Nightmare Machine that was 90’s Video Game movies.
- Steve tries (and fails) to say “John Leguizamo”. Fortunately for the spelling of the shownotes, Google understands what “John Luigieziamio” means.
- Dave and Steve almost come to blows regarding Space Jam.
- Steve defends the integrity of Spice World as the part of a long, honorable tradition.
- Dave is devastated by Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.
- Dave and Steve almost forget about Jim Carrey.
- Steven is really bothered.
- The podcast briefly sounds like it is hosted by two stoners.
- As we’ve all come to expect, Steve talks about globalization.
- Steve and Dave confidently declare that Steven Spielberg got his start in the 80’s which is, of course, off by an entire decade.
- Contrary to smarter people’s opinions, Steve didn’t think highly of The Blair Witch Project.
- Steve forgot Y2K was a thing.
- Dave has a friend with a crazy theory.
- Steve makes fun of that douchebag, younger Steve.
- Well over a decade into their relationship, Dave finally gets Steve.