Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Where were you in '62? Well, we weren't actually born. But we were in 1973 when American Graffiti, George Lucas's first major hit, premiered. This week we look back at the memories and influence of this cinematic classic on Enjoy Stuff. 


Set the wayback machine to 1962 when cruisin’ was just what you did!  We Enjoy American Graffiti!



Get ready to celebrate Mustard Day ‘23 with French’s Mustard Skittles!

This dude found a full Discs of TRON on the curb ready to be thrown away….really!

Check out some TRON-ified roads in Australia

Ryan Reynolds is going to bring back a retro favorite; ALF!

RIP to Pee Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens


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What we’re Enjoying

Shua is getting pink this week as he went to see what all the fuss was about in the Barbie movie. He was very impressed with the performances and story, but especially the message. Go Barbie! Jay took a world tour as he revisited a really retro 1956 film, Around the World in 80 Days with Cantinflas and David Niven. A totally fun, early, adventure film that became an epic. 

MCU Location Scout

Jay is back at work scouting MCU filming locations for the Disney+ series Marvel’s Secret Invasion. Whether you liked the series or not, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to explore Jay’s interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. And don’t forget to tune in to SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua breakdown each episode of the series.  


Enjoy Movies! 

A young George Lucas was talking to his friend Francis one day, when Francis says to him, “Georgie, THX-1138 was great, but so heavy. You should make a fluff piece now. You know, something upbeat.”  George wasn’t really in the mood, but he didn’t have any other ideas. 


So he found some money from a movie company and flushed it down the toilet. Then he figured out how to get it made for almost nothing, using his friends and guerilla filmmaking. It starred a bunch of young people that nobody had ever heard of and would probably never hear from again. Names like Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, and Harrison Ford. 


It was based on George’s teenage years and his love for cars and that time he rolled his car racing Indiana Jones. (or something like that)  But it turns out that it really influenced movies long into the future and even changed the way some were made. Not only that, but it made enough money for George to someday make the next big movie he really wanted to make, Howard the Duck.


Have you seen American Graffiti? What did you do to spend your time as a teenager? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Howl for the Wolfman!” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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