Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

During this American holiday week of giving thanks, we are giving T Hanks...some props for an incredible career. This week we look back on some of our favorite Tom Hanks performances as we Enjoy Stuff!


Jay and Shua share some memorable performances from a legendary Hollywood actor. Get ready for an Enjoy Stuff T Hanks Giving. 



-Indiana Jones TV series on Disney+? Sure, why not?

-Steve Martin has an interesting new book out now. Check out “Number One Is Walking”

a collaboration with illustrator Harry Bliss, is an illustrated reminiscence of his life in movies

-Turns out, so does Weird Al!  “The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic”

-“Oh bring us some figgy pudding (SPAM), oh bring us some figgy pudding (SPAM) 

-First the otherworldly Jetsons home in Tulsa, Oklahoma and then the Byers House from Stranger Things, now House from "A Christmas Story" movie is now for sale


Make sure you check out our TeePublic store to get ready for the holidays and all the latest fashion trends

What we’re Enjoying

Jay wrapped up his viewing of the Netflix comic book adaptation of Locke and Key. It was a fun series but kind of fell a little flat during the last season. Shua was enraptured by the latest Marvel release Black Panther - Wakanda Forever. A great character piece that showed how the MCU will move on from Chadwick Boseman and King T’Challa. 


Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Sci-Fi Saturdays continues its look at some classic 90s sci-fi. After revisiting Face-Off, we follow up with the 1997 Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones comedy Men in Black. And then go back to watch the adaptation of a Carl Sagan book, 1997’s Jodie Foster film Contact. And make sure to interact with new Wakanda Forever locations on MCU Location Scout.


Enjoy Giving T Hanks!

This week we try to narrow down a large body of quality work from America’s Dad, Tom Hanks. The actor, who started his career out of college, having been unable to even get a role in college plays, rocketed to stardom. 


He started on TV with some small parts and partnering up with Peter Scolari on Bosom Buddies. But when Splash gained so much success, producers and directors started using him more in bigger roles. He had a series of successful comedies in the 80’s like Bachelor Party (1984), The Money Pit (1986), Dragnet (1987), and Turner and Hooch (1989). 


Big really shot Hanks’s popularity in 1988, and he started dipping his toe in some romance roles like Joe versus the Volcano (1990), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), and You’ve Got Mail (1998). And his role as Woody in Toy Story (1995) continues to evolve and become popular and has even inspired a new Disney park area. 


But it was his role in the drama Philadelphia (1993) that won him his first Oscar, only to be followed up the following year with Forrest Gump (1994) with another Oscar. Plus other incredible performances in Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and The Green Mile (1999)


He continues to create well-liked films with humor, drama, and emotion into the 21st century with memorable roles in movies like Cast Away (2000), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), and Elvis (2022)

Are you a fan of Tom Hanks? What are some of your favorite performances? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Life is like a box of chocolates” 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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