Mon, 31 July 2023
Sometimes you just gotta say, "What the fork?" ...or something like that. Forty years ago Tom Cruise starred in this coming of age story that set him up for superstardom. The story stood out from your typical teen movie of the time. This week Jay and Shua look back at how to Enjoy a little Risky Business.
Enjoy Stuff looks back at Risky Business on it’s 40th anniversary
An auction of vintage Disney parks memorabilia acquired a lot of money
Lunar Lander is a classic Atari game from the early days of arcades. Now it’s being revived
Cap’n Crunch is finally getting an accurate uniform with his latest update
IDW comics is set to release a Star Trek Lower Decks Choose Your Own Adventure comic
Paint your nails with Froot Loops! Well, the ELF Froot Loops polish
What we’re Enjoying
Jay found John Boyega almost unrecognizable in the bizarre sci-fi Netflix film They Cloned Tyrone. Boyega plays a street-wise drug dealer that stumbles onto a government conspiracy of scientific experiments on the black population in the neighborhood. Shua just got back from Disney World. His family powered through all four parks and hit a ton of rides. But he chickened out on the important ones.
Paul Brickman wrote and directed the 1983 movie Risky Business. It looked like your typical teen sex comedy of the time, but the way he crafted it turned into something unique. Tom Cruise plays Joel Goodson, a high school senior who is left home alone when his controlling parents leave town for a week. His responsibility? Keep his upper-class, fancy home and his dad’s Porsche in perfect order while working hard on school and trying to get into Harvard.
Sounds like something any teen could handle. Yeah,...right. Peer pressure and hormones push him to get a little crazy and order a call girl. Eventually this leads him to running his own brothel in his parents’ home. When Guido the killer pimp gets his revenge by stealing everything in the house including his mother’s precious crystal egg, Joel has to use all the money he made and buy it all back before his parents get home.
We’ll break down some of the themes and why this movie worked and actually stands up to time.
Have you seen Risky Business? Did you use your parents’ house for creative purposes when they left town? First person that emails me with the subject line, “What the fudge” 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
Mon, 24 July 2023
Midnight Run was released 35 years ago. This hilarious movie stars Robert DeNiro as a disgruntled bounty hunter and Charles Grodin as an accountant wanted by the mob and the FBI. They are an unlikely pair of heroes that we grow to love as they make their way across the country.
Jay and Shua look back at this classic on a special Lite episode of Enjoy Stuff.
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Join our midnight runaround. First person that emails me with the subject line, “Moscone Bail Bonds” 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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Mon, 17 July 2023
Adventure! Excitement! A Jedi may not crave these things, but we sure do! What is your Star Wars excitement meter measuring these days? For us, it's a little low, but we want it higher. What has made our interest wane? How could we spark that energy again? We talk about how to Enjoy Star Wars and what it means in our lives on Enjoy Stuff.
Come along and see what gets people excited about the galaxy far, far away and whether it still happens today.
The new trailer for Wonka gave us a peek at the origins of our favorite chocolate maker
Apparently the Back to the Future musical is a hit
You can now buy Super MariO-reos
We have a follow up to the OK Go and Post lawsuit
New themed hotel with a Hot Wheels racetrack is opening in Arizona
Cinderella Getting 4k "Ultimate Restoration" on Disney+
What we’re Enjoying
Jay got a chance to see a showing of Jaws at the Warehouse Cinema. Seeing it on the big screen is a totally different experience. Have you seen any classic movies in a theater lately? Shua has been watching the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones on Disney+. While they may not have the wild adventure of the movies, it’s some great storytelling and interesting origins of some of Indy’s personality.
Enjoy Star Wars!
There’s no doubt that Star Wars has been an influential ‘force’ in our lives. For 46 years there have been times that the excitement has been so overwhelming it might be confused for a religious experience.
There’s also no doubt that we are getting older. But does that explain why we may not be getting those feelings as strongly anymore? Or is there something else that is affecting our fandom?
The answer isn’t simple to explain or even understand, but can a couple of long-time super-fans regain a little of that elation about our heroes? This week we look at some ways to reignite the excitement of anything that you’re looking to get back to. Join us on a thought experiment to return to our roots and learn to Enjoy Star Wars.
Where is your Star Wars fandom? Can it feel the way it used to feel? First person that emails me with the subject line, “That is why you fail” 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
Mon, 10 July 2023
Celebrate Shua's birthday by looking back at some of the favorite toys he received as gifts. It's a goofy celebration of retro goodness on Enjoy Stuff!
What toys do you remember the most? This week, in honor of Shua’s birthday, we look back on some of the memorable ones that he was given as gifts. It’s a birthday toy extravaganza!
The Chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D’Amaro, says that something will for sure happen with the Star Wars Galactic Star Cruiser once its final journey has occurred
You can now buy the house where Charles Shulz’s drew many Peanuts cartoons
Are you ready for Pineapple flavored Pepsi?
Don’t forget to celebrate National Nude Day this Friday!
What we’re Enjoying
Shua really enjoyed Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. It had tons of fun, classic Indy action. He absolutely recommends it. Jay has been on a road trip that included Jekyll Island, Skidaway Island, and Honeymoon Island. Gorgeous places, but don’t forget the bug spray.
When you’re a kid, getting your birthday presents is one of the most exciting parts of your special day. As you get older, you start to realize that there are more important things in life. But you are still left with those special memories of the happiness you felt when you opened that amazing toy.
Shua shares some of the awesome things that made him squeal with glee. Many of them he still has today to remind him how great birthdays were when you’re a kid.
And check out these fun home movies that Shua made when he was a kid, using his toys as the main characters. This and more on our YouTube channel. [Shua’s Home Movies]
Did you have special toys that you got for your birthdays? Do you remember Suckerman? First person that emails me with the subject line, “You say it’s your birthday!” 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
Mon, 3 July 2023
Adventure awaits in the realm of Dungeons & Dragons! Long-time friend Mike Witwer shares the 4 books he has written for 2023. Special guest shazbazzar joins in on the fun and fantasy of D&D!
Michael Witwer and shazbazzar join us on Enjoy Stuff as we talk about Dungeons & Dragons movies, vintage products, and the four amazing books Mike has for fans of fantasy this year.
Will we be able to finally see the long-awaited sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids starring Rick Moranis? Josh Gad says we can with a little help from you!
We have a new Superman and Lois!
What we’re Enjoying
Jay took the plunge into the series Orphan Black. The Canadian series explores the ethics of cloning, in a dramatic setting of course. Shua listened to an Audible original story called Space: 1969 set in an alternate reality where John F Kennedy survived and pushed space exploration to the extreme. Narrated by Richard Nixon (Yes, that’s what I said) this comedy starring Natasha Lyonne was like nothing Shua expected.
MCU Location Scout
Jay is back at work scouting MCU filming locations. This time he’s focusing on the newest Disney+ series Marvel’s Secret Invasion. An espionage series set in places all over the world is 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 Dungeons & Dragons!
Michael Witwer has become the foremost authority on Dungeons & Dragons art and information books. Earlier this year he released Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Visual Dictionary, and he has 3 more books coming out soon.
First we discuss the recent D&D movie starring Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez, plus the other movies as well. Then we get into some of the vintage products that came out when we were growing up.
And finally we go over all the great books coming from Mike (and others) this year. First, The Legend of Drizzt Visual Dictionary , which came out earlier this year, is a highly detailed explanation of RA Salvatore’s original character that has had so many adventures throughout the years.
Next, Mike’s first novel arrives August 29, 2023. It’s a middle grade reader book called Vivian Van Tassel and the Secret of Midnight Lake. A story of a young girl who moves to a town with a lot of monstrous secrets. Inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, any Gen X-er and young reader will thoroughly enjoy this story.
What kind of Dungeons & Dragons character are you? Did you have any of the vintage D&D products? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I am Dungeon Master” 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