Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast (Enjoy Stuff)

It's a quantum Leap Day as we pick different years in history that we would choose to leap. Jay and Shua make some ripples in the timeline on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Spend your extra day of the year this year with Jovial Jay and Enjoy Stuff as we pick years in history that we think would be pretty fun to visit. Come leap to the past with us!

 

News

Got $40 million laying around? You could buy the Scarface house

Get ready for your next Vegas trip by visiting the John Wick experience

Disney Imagineer Lanny Smoot will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay finally got his letter and is returning to Hogwarts. He has dove wand deep into a rewatch of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. So far it’s been magical. Shua turned on Pixar’s 2023 Elemental and then found a cool making-of video called Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental, featuring the writer and director Peter Sohn. It had a lot of heart and gave some good insight of where the story idea came from. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay watched The Core (2003) so you don’t have to. Check out his article breaking down this film that had potential, but just couldn’t fill the hole.  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com, now featuring Daredevil Season 1. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  

 

Enjoy Time Travel! 

This Thursday we tack on an extra day to the calendar to catch up with the Earth’s orbit. 2024 is a Leap Year. So Jovial Jay and Shua decided to do a little quantum leaping of their own. We each chose 4 different years that we would visit if there was a little trash in Mr. Fusion. But there are rules to our choices. We are just experiencing these years. We can’t can’t change anything that happened. (We wouldn’t want the TVA on our tails) Check out the show to see why we picked the years we did, and think about how you would navigate the timestream. 

 

What year would you travel to? And even more importantly, what would you wear? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Great Scott” 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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On this President's Day we celebrate Presidents, but just the fictional ones. Tune in as we look at some of the most memorable fake commanders-in-chief on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Let’s revisit some legendary comic strips from over the years! Jovial Jay and Shua strip on this week’s Enjoy Stuff!

 

News

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock is finally coming to Apple TV+

Billy Joel is set to release the first new original song in 17 years

Could someone take all of Dr. Johnny Fever’s WKRP DJ breaks and string them together? Someone did!

Star Wars The Phantom Menace will return to theaters for its 25th anniversary!

RIP to Carl Weathers and also the inventor of Pop Tarts

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua seems to think he has too much time on his hands because he decided to tackle the entire MCU in timeline order. It’s a big commitment, but after the first couple handful of movies, he is still enjoying it! Jay jumped into a slightly smaller commitment by watching Kevin Costner’s 1990 epic drama Dances With Wolves. Tune in to find out what Jay’s Sioux name is. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

The last couple weeks have given us two different movies you’ll want to revisit on Sci-Fi Saturdays. S1m0ne has an interesting take on AI and how it could be used in Hollywood. But revisiting this 2002 movie in 2024 gives it a whole different meaning. Plus, Jay breaks down the final Star Trek: The Next Generation movie Star Trek: Nemesis. It may not have been the best Star Trek film, but there were some pretty fascinating performances in it. Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the entire MCU.  

 

Enjoy Presidents! 

As long as there have been movies, we have needed to have someone portray the United States Commander in Chief. A lot of times these leaders weren’t the ones we know from history. Instead, the actor or actress portraying them gets to come up with their own persona. So which ones stood out? What were some of our favorite fictional presidents that gave a good speech, or showed good leadership, or even kicked some butt and saved the day? 

 

Which of our fictional presidents would you like to be your leader? Which ones would you make sure not to vote for? First person that emails me with the subject line, “My fellow Americans” 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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Love...exciting and Retro! Come aboard, we're expecting you! On this Valentine's Day, you may need an idea for a date night. What better place to look than 80s movies? Jay and Shua offer up a plethora of ideas for a great movie themed date night. Immerse yourself in love while you Enjoy Stuff!

 

Feel the love on this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re more of a romantic that likes to show your feelings with a boombox over your head, or a scary night in the dark, we have a variety of 80’s inspired dates for any couple.



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Enjoy Life!

Need some Valentine’s Day date ideas? Look no further than 80’s movies. Listen in to this week’s show to see exactly what is involved in setting up the perfect date.

 

Choose from these themes, or mix and match!

The John Cusack

The As You Wish

The Matthew Broderick

The Molly Ringwald

The Top Gun

The Slasher

 

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Lay out the newspaper all over the living room floor and turn to the funny pages! This week we look back on the history and some of our favorite comic strips over the years. Plus an interactive game for you Earbuds on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Let’s revisit some legendary comic strips from over the years! Jovial Jay and Shua strip on this week’s Enjoy Stuff!

 

News

The Road House trailer has shown us that there is still a taste for fighting (and Jake Gyllenhaal’s abs)

No abs in the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire trailer, but we do get a whole lot of favorite characters!

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay took Shua’s advice that the new Peacock streaming series Ted was worth the watch. He agrees. It is a funny (and raunchy) story of a boy and his bear. But Seth Macfarlane has given it a heart that really makes you think and care. Shua made his way to the movie theater and saw Jeffrey Wright’s newest film American Fiction. This story, about an author who is disgruntled about the stereotypes of blacks that are portrayed in modern literature. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week Sci-Fi Saturdays shows you some Signs. M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 alien thriller isn’t a Dead End. The plot seems to be going straight and then takes a Right Turn only and you have to Yield to suspense. Shyamalan’s Uneven Road of movies shouldn’t Stop you from revisiting Signs. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including Echo, the Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Echo series and more.  

 

Enjoy Comic Strips! 

Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield…there are so many legendary comic strips that have appeared in the newspaper over the years. Originally intended to sell newspapers, their popularity soared and before too long there were dozens of artists making different varieties of comics. As they evolved we got comics that were silly, timely, political, and Pulitzer Prize winners. 

 

Classic strips from the 50s, like Peanuts, Marmaduke, Dennis the Menace, and more are still published today, either in reruns (not Linus’s brother) or drawn by a new artist. 

 

As the 60s and 70s brought change to the world, the comic pages started reflecting it as well. Timely topics were sometimes presented next to our Beetle Bailey. Pulitzer Prize winning Doonesbury by Gary Trudeau proved that the comics could be important. Spider-Man and Star Wars brought other formats of our entertainment to the comics pages. 

 

And then we got a series of mega stars that blew up the popularity of that beloved illustrated section of the newspaper. Garfield, The Far Side, Bloom County, and Calvin and Hobbes became just a handful of reasons people would pick up the comics in the first place. 

 

How well do you know your comics? Let’s play a game to see if you remember the punch line from the very first published strip from a few classics. 

 

Now that newspapers are going the way of the Dodo, what does the future hold for our beloved strip format? We’re not sure, but we will continue to start the day with a laugh.

 

Did you grow up reading comics? What were some of your favorites (or ones you avoided)? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Let’s go exploring!” 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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A Fish Called Kevin! Kevin Kline has created an impressive body of work over the last 50 years. He can act, sing, and make us laugh. Jovial Jay and Shua look back at some of their favorites from a prolific career on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Don’t call him stupid. Kevin Kline is anything but, with a very impressive list of movies under his belt. This week we look back at the work of this talented actor. 

 

News

We didn’t have to wait long to get the official announcement for the very impressive new video game Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

The Day the Earth Blew Up is the new Looney Tunes movie that we’ve needed for a long time

The new Highlander is truly a man of steel

We got a fantastic trailer for the third and final season of The Bad Batch

The Oscar nominations have been announced and John Williams proves he is the man

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua was extremely and pleasantly surprised how incredible the new Seth Macfarlane Ted series is. Crude humor to be sure, but a ton of heart embedded within so many laughs. You can see it on the Peacock network. Jay explored another historical site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania called the Gettysburg Diorama Museum. It’s a really cool recreation of the famous Civil War battle that gives you a very in-depth look at the soldiers who fought and died there. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay knows what you’re going to do wrong before you do it because of his precogs. You can find them in the 2002 Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise movie Minority Report. In addition to being an action packed sci-fi romp, it also had an interesting take on our future. Was it accurate? Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including Echo, the Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Echo series and more.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

For more than 50 years Kevin Kline has been making movies in a variety of genres. From his stage beginnings he gave us the Pirate King in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and showed off his musical chops. 

 

He moved on to some dramatic roles and often starred alongside some other big names like Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, and William Hurt in movies like The Big Chill. And a western called Silverado with Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn, Brian Dennehy, and more.  

 

That’s where he met John Cleese and they connected to make the legendary comedy A Fish Called Wanda with Michael Palin and Jamie Lee Curtis. He took home a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for that. 

 

Romantic comedies, dramas, family films, and even cartoon voice overs. Kevin Kline has something for everyone. 

 

What Kevin Kline movies do you like? Do you speak Italian? ? First person that emails me with the subject line, “We come in peace” 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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Aliens have been a part of movies since we shot ourselves to the moon in 1902. They are the perfect tool for an allegory about our society. Whether our visitors from another world are benevolent or hell-bent on world domination, it's irresistible to sit back and watch. Jovial Jay and Shua test their knowledge of those cinematic extraterrestrials on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Grab your tinfoil hats and welcome signs as we look back at the history of aliens in movies. 

 

News

Get ready for a new Indiana Jones video game….and stay tuned for more

Super7 introduces a new Shogun Godzilla and it’s atomic!

Say it ain’t so! Fruit Stripe gum discontinued

Congratulations to Chris and Courtney Wyman for launching Everest Autographs

The Mando and Grogu are headed to the big screen

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay enjoyed the inspirational true story of the American Samoa soccer team called Next Goal Wins. Taika Watiti has given us a nice group of underdogs to root for with his typical brand of laughs too. Shua has been revisiting the Monsterverse Godzilla movies following his viewing of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. It’s fun to watch our cities get smooshed. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay tackles Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones. It’s a movie that many of us are familiar with, and he digs deep with insights and observations that make it a pleasure to revisit. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including Echo, the Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Echo series and more.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

Ack ack ack! Which means “We come in peace!” At least that’s what I assume those little green men are saying. Over the years, nay decades, nay CENTURY we have enjoyed exploring the possibilities of what other lifeforms could be out ….there!

 

And our imagination has covered the spectrum from friendly ETs who just want to share our Reese’s Pieces to Martians that just want to use us as fertilizer (well, I hope you got your vaccinations creeps!) We look at some memorable alien stories throughout history and what has influenced (or been influenced by) them.

 

Next the boys play a game of GarbleBlitz: Alien Edition. Each give one word clues and the other has to guess the alien or movie they came from. Join us for some extraterrestrial fun and bring that disco organ so you can engage in some riveting musical conversations. 

 

Would you have gotten on that ship with Roy Neary? What could we send to Mars besides women? First person that emails me with the subject line, “We come in peace” 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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John Williams has an illustrative composing career dating back 70 years.  Now that he's decided NOT to retire, we can't wait to hear what other masterpieces he will grace unto the world. Enjoy Stuff looks back at the career and all kinds of amazing music of the maestro John Williams.

 

Put on those headphones and crank the volume to engross yourself on one of the most prolific composers of any generation! It’s time to share the love for John Williams. 

 

News

Fans of Ready Player One will soon begin to make the OASIS a reality (a virtual one, of course)

Has Mark Hamill ever told you the story of how he met his mother?

RIP TRON and Caddyshack star, Cindy Morgan

The ashes of several Star Trek actors will make their final resting place on the moon!

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Timeless Heroes: Harrison Ford and Indiana Jones on Disney+ is a respectful look back at Ford’s career, with a significant spotlight on his most legendary character, Indiana Jones. Shua has been meaning to check this out, but he had no idea just how great it was going to be. Jay dove head first into the new Marvel series Echo. A different take on a Marvel hero and the first of the Spotlight series on Disney+.

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay explores a movie that was market more to a younger audience, but it is good fun for all ages. Clockstoppers (2002) tells the story of a teen that gets access to a watch that can slow time. There’s bad guys of course, and it’s up to the youth of the early 2000’s to save the day! Sounds simple, but it made for a good adventure. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including Echo, the Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Echo series and more.  

 

Enjoy Music! 

We love John Williams and his music. So this week we look back on some of the great music of his career and discuss some of our favorites. We discuss music from

Star Wars

Indiana Jones

ET

Harry Potter

Superman

Schindler’s List

ET

1941

Jaws

Jurassic Park 

…and more!



Featuring the classic tribute Star Wars (John Williams is the Man) acapella song. 

 

What John Williams music do you listen to regularly? Are there any you didn’t realize were composed by John? First person that emails me with the subject line, “John Williams is the Man” 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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Ray Harryhausen was the master of stop-motion animation, creating some of the most iconic fantasy movies of all time and inspiring generations of creators. Jovial Jay and Shua film one frame at a time as they look back at the work of this legend on Enjoy Stuff!

 

It’s time to indulge in some retro movies! These classics were brought to life through the genius of Ray Harryhausen and his creative creature design and animation techniques. 

 

News

John Williams, retire? Never!

Eat like a Kaiju with a new Godzilla cookbook

Or if you want Godzilla to eat you, check out a Japanese park where you can zipline into his open mouth

Do you only want the best for your learning toddler? How about an Aliens inspired Little Golden Book?

Pop Tarts has jumped right into the College Football toaster slot with their very own bowl game

And if your sweet tooth hasn’t been quenched, why not visit a Little Debbies park and climb on the food?

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay has been impressed with the new Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney+. It’s a great adaptation that is true to the first book and seems to be creatively exploring the characters. Shua is listening to Conan himself narrate his own book. Arnold Schwarzenegger shares some motivational life tips with his new book Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life. You may be surprised how useful some of his tips are. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay goes back (and forward) in time with the 2002 adaptation of the classic HG Wells story The Time Machine, starring Guy Pierce. Although some aspects are changed, it is a pretty good story with some surprisingly good themes. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Hawkeye series and more.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

Don’t stop-motion believin’! In 1933 a 13 year old Ray Harryhausen saw the movie King Kong and it forever changed the way we would experience movies. It inspired him to experiment in techniques of stop motion animation that he would continually improve throughout his entire career. 

 

His impressive resume includes classics like Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts, and of course Clash of the Titans. Many of his movies aren’t even remembered for who starred in or directed them, but for Ray’s special effects. His patented Dynamation technique of incorporating his stop motion creatures enhanced all these movies in a way that made you feel like you were part of the dream. 

 

Countless creators were inspired by Ray’s effects, such as Steven Spielberg, Terry Gilliam, Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, and of course the man who carried the mantle, visual effects legend Phil Tippett. Their movies continued to evolve Ray’s techniques including how CGI even works today. We are all indebted to Mr. Harryhausen and are grateful for his work. 



Which of Ray Harryhausen’s works do you like? Have you ever made a stop motion movie? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Release the Kraken!” 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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It's a new year! We look back at what we Enjoyed in 2023 and talk about what's to come in the future. Come with us and Enjoy Stuff!

 

Our first show of the new year consists of a look back at last year! There were so many great things to Enjoy and we only scratched the surface. But what a fun surface to scratch! We are sharing some standout moments on Enjoy Stuff. And we talk about what we’re looking forward to in 2024. We sure love hearing from you. Let us know what you really enjoyed in 2023 and what is something to come that makes you want to Enjoy Stuff



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Please let us know what you like about the show. Or just send us a quick note to say ‘Hi!” Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

We truly appreciate all you Earbuds who have hopped on board and joined us for our next chapter! Join in the fun by reaching out to us! And make sure to Share and Enjoy with all your friends!

 

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Merry Christmas Earbuds! Jovial Jay and Shua remember what Christmas morning was like growing up and share some special gifts with each other on Enjoy Stuff!

 

We hope you have a special day whatever holiday you celebrate. Join us as we hang for a little on Christmas morning.  




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Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday from Enjoy Stuff. Please keep in touch and share our show with your friends. First person that emails me with the subject line, “Have fun, smile more, and Enjoy Stuff” 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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Jay and Shua are getting ready to head home from the arcade to enjoy Christmas Eve with the families. But an epic blizzard is stranding everyone in Enjoy Stufftopia. It’s up to the boys to save them. Will they make it in time? It’s time to Enjoy some Christmas music to get in the spirit of the holidays on the 2023 Enjoy (Stocking) Stuff(-er).

Songs Featured

Come on Christmas, Christmas Come On - Ringo Starr

Jing-A-Ling - Harbour Lights

House of the Broken Gingerbread - Monkees

Getting Ready for Christmas - Paul Simon

Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake - The Irish Rovers

Thank God It’s Christmas - Queen

Christmas Smorgasbord - Swedish Chef

Sweet Gingerbread Man - Sammy Davis Jr

O Swing All Ye Faithful - Andrew Morgan Smith and the Lifetimers

That Holiday Feeling - Seth MacFarlane, Liz Gillies

PeeWee’s Christmas clip

My Christmas Card to You - The Partridge Family

SNL: I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Steve Martin's Holiday Wish

Six Million Dollar Man - The Kris Kringle Caper

Caught a Snowflake - Gina Borys, Jeremie Peters

Garfield Christmas Special

All the Gifts I Need - JD McPherson

The Very Best Day This Year - Jeff Meegan, David Tobin, Mark Armstrong, Steve Memmolo

Flintstones at Christmas

Santa's Lament Father Guido Sarducci

Christmas In Heaven - Monty Python

Jingle Bells Drag - The Three Stooges

Our World - Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas

When you Wish Upon A Star - Billy Joel?

Zat you Santa Claus - Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Santa Mambo - The Enchanters

Hey Santa! - Willy Porter

Shake Up Christmas - Train

Bonus: Duke Ellington - Jingle Bells (Robbie Hardkiss Remix) 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our Earbuds! Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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Jovial Jay and Shua pick the ultimate collectibles that would be part of our collection if anything was possible on Enjoy Stuff!

 

If money was no object, would you buy Fantasy Island? Maybe you could drive the Love Boat to its shores. We look at some things that could go in the collection where anything is possible!

 

News

Spinal Tap returns!

US Postal Service issues Dungeons & Dragons stamps

Check out the official trailer for Godzilla x Kong : The New Empire

Denny Laine, Wings and Moody Blues Co-Founder has died

KISS will be performing for many years to come….kind of 

Congrats to 'Home Alone' actor Macaulay Culkin is honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Like many Dr. Who fans, Jay made sure to check out the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials starring David Tennant as the good doctor. It ended up being very well done and something we can all Enjoy. Check it out on Disney+. Shua streamed on Prime Video series recommended to him by his daughter called Daisy Jones and the Six. It tells the story of a fictional 70’s rock band and their exploits on the way to stardom. Enjoyable story and GREAT music!

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay revisits the 2001 Steven Spielberg movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence. A good story to begin with, but also themes that seem even more relevant today. Plus, it has a really interesting backstory in how it even got made. Check out his article to see why. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Loki series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Hawkeye series and more.  

 

Enjoy Collectibles! 

Earlier this year the classic Brady Bunch house, that had been renovated to look like the actual set, for $3.2 million. Now THAT is an expensive collectible! But this is Enjoy Stuff where we can imagine just about anything. So we made a list of our ultimate collectibles. We chose places to live, iconic vehicles, and just about anything else that there’s no way we could ever possess. But in this scenario even Fantasy Island is up for grabs. So sit back, relax, and fantasize about what you’d put on (or completely around) your collectibles shelf. 



What would you collect if anything was possible? First person that emails me with the subject line, “It belongs in a museum” 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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The National Toy Hall of Fame has inducted their finalist this year, but Jovial Jay and Shua pick their choices for the Enjoy Stufftopia Discontinued Toy Hall of Fame on Enjoy Stuff!

 

We think there are some pretty cool toys that you don’t see anymore that deserve their place in a museum. Join us as we pick our favorites for the Discontinued Toy Hall of Fame. 

 

News

The Hall and Oates legal drama continues

Marty Krofft, co-creator of some of our wacky childhood entertainment has died at 86

Waffles? Coffee Mate? Sure, why not?

We found a cool spin on Back to the Future in a comic book from a few years ago

Flies? Where? You’ll just have to listen to find out. 

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua has been enjoying a new novel by John Scalzi called Starter Villain. This one is also narrated by Will Wheaton and tells the story of an man who unexpectedly inherits his uncle's super villain company. Sound weird? Weird enough to check out for sure! Jovial Jay revisited the 1981 Ray Harryhausen classic Clash of the Titans. It was a groundbreaking movie in a lot of ways and a fun watch today.

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay looks back at the 2000 movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger called The 6th Day. Arnold is faced with a clone of himself and all the discomfort that would present. Though it was very en Vogue to feature our nearest planetary neighbor back then, this one may not have entirely hit the mark.The story is a little spoon-fed, but entertaining nonetheless. Check out his article to see why. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Loki series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Hawkeye series and more.  

 

Enjoy Toys! 

It’s the time of year when the National Toy Museum picks their Hall of Fame finalists. Once again, some iconic toys have made it into the mix. They even picked one from the Forgotten Five; a group of toys that never seem to quite make it. But here at Enjoy Stuff we believe there are some toys that are no longer around, but also deserve their moment in the spotlight. So we have set up a Discontinued Toy Hall of Fame in our town of EnjoyStufftopia. JovialJay and Shua pick some of their favorite toys from their youth that they would love to see on display.

 

Do you have a toy that would fit in our Hall of Fame? First person that emails me with the subject line, “It belongs in a museum” 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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Jovial Jay and Shua are Trading Places! It's the 40th anniversary of a classic comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy that tells the story of social class, stock markets, and greed. It's beef jerky time on Enjoy Stuff! 

 

In 1983 John Landis created a movie that became more popular than just about anyone thought was possible. It lit fire to the box office and propelled Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, and Jamie Lee Curtis to stardom. This is Trading Places. 

 

News

Want your feet to look like Grimace, and sport some fashionable Crocs too? Well, now you can! 

Legendary Poster artist Roger Kastel has died 

You can rent an Irish castle and recreate Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A Star Wars: Holiday Special Documentary will have a December Release

Tron: Ares to will begin filming after holidays

Booo! Disney+ Cancels Muppets Mayhem series after one season

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay finally got around to watching the blockbuster hit Barbie. He was impressed with the story, performances, and messages of the whole thing. Shua likes the new AppleTV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. It’s an interesting take on the Monsterverse which features Wyatt and Kurt Russell playing the same character in different time periods. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay looks back at the 2000 movie featuring yet another story set on Mars, Red Planet. Though it was very en Vogue to feature our nearest planetary neighbor back then, this one may not have entirely hit the mark. Check out his article to see why. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Loki series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Loki series and more.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) is not the nicest of rich white guys. (Who woulda thunk?) That’s when two other not very nice dudes (or is that Dukes?) decide to make a bet to find out if he is a product of nature or nurture. They destroy his life and put con man Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) in his place. But things turn around when both men discover the bet. They enlist Louis’s new, prostitute friend Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis) and his faithful butler Coleman (Denholm Elliot). It’s a class struggle with Trading Places.

 

Plus, we pick a few commodities and see what kind of money we would make if we’d held on to them for 40 years. 

 

What’s your Trading Places experience? How much have you made on the stock market? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Buy low, sell high” 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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It's Thanksgiving in America, which is the time we indulge in lots of turkey! And sometimes those turkeys come in the form of bad movies and TV shows. This week Jovial Jay and Shua talk about some of those turkeys you can enjoy this holiday and what side dishes go well with them. 

 

Turkeys can be fun! Not the gobbling birds or the holiday feast but the kind you can sit down and watch while you groan and laugh. Let’s have a visual Thanksgiving feast with Enjoy Stuff!

 

News

Another great set of trailers was released this week, including Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Inside Out 2, Argylle, The Garfield Movie, and Rebel Moon

A charity earned money for local food banks in Detroit by toppling 12,952 domino cereal boxes

And maybe cereal isn’t so bad for you after all…

Thanks to our Earbuds Jonathan and Armando for some great gift suggestions for the holidays

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua enjoyed The Marvels and highly recommends it for superhero fans that want to have fun. Great action and themes of family and self-worth. Plus, a few laughs along the way. Jay decided to read a classic Stephen King novel about a family vacation that goes a little awry. Well, The Shining may not be a feel good family story, but it sure is a classic. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay looks back at the 2000 octogenarian classic Space Cowboys. This realistic Sci-Fi story shows Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner returning to space to save all the arrogant young astronauts a thing or two. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Loki series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Loki series and more.  

 

Enjoy Turkeys! 

Sitting down for a Thanksgiving feast just isn’t complete without turkey. When all those guests invade your house looking for something to do, why not put on a fun, BAD movie or TV show? Bad stories are often called turkeys, so this week we look at some of our favorites. But you can’t serve turkey without something else. What kind of holiday food goes well with Turkeys? We’ll let you know on the Thanksgiving episode of Enjoy Stuff.

 

Do you have some favorite turkeys? What will you be enjoying during the holiday? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Gobble, gobble!” 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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We wish you a Happy Life Day, and a Merry Holiday Special! Jay and Shua celebrate a day of peace and twist the infamous classic into some fun. Grab your glowing orb and prepare to Enjoy Stuff!

 

How did the people involved with the Star Wars Holiday Special feel about the whole thing? What would it be like if R2-D2 starred in Home Alone? These are the important questions we ponder on this Life Day.

 

News

Eggo Nog is back for the holidays

We discuss the trailers for The Fall Guy, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, and Godzilla Minus One

A long lost DeLorean has been found in a barn

Playmobil has made a whole Magum PI set with a Ferrari, but you won’t believe the price

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay finished Spider-Man on the PS5. He had a totally good time with the intricacies of the world that they built. The side quests especially had some emotion. Shua is excited to head to Disneyland with his family this Christmas. In preparation, he’s been watching some videos on YouTube called Provost Park Pass, with fun information and secrets of the parks. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay watches Battlefield Earth, so you don’t have to. However, the article is waaaaay better than watching the movie, so make sure to check it out. (This week featuring Barry Alton Dertwiller)  He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Loki series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Loki series.  

 

Enjoy Life Day! 

It’s time once again to try to achieve the kind of weirdness that we immersed ourselves in back on November 17, 1978. This year we test ourselves on the knowledge of how the people involved felt about being in this…infamous…special. And we cast the classic characters into classic Christmas specials. 

 

Who would you like to see from the Holiday Special cast into classic Christmas movies? What gifts are you giving out this year? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Wow!” 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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He'll save every one of us! Flash! Aaaahh ahhh! Gordon's alive on Enjoy Stuff this week as Jay and Shua look back on his history and the movie.

 

Join the fight against Ming as we remember 90 years of a classic space hero! Flash Gordon, the legend has given us sci fi adventures longer than just about anyone.  

 

News

RIP to Richard Moll and Matthew Perry

Amazing vintage artwork has been uncovered of prototype Monster Cereal designs

The Beatles last song Now and Then has been released, but the vinyl will be hard to find

Mark Hamill appears in a promotion for NASCAR’s new Star Wars themed car

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will stream on Disney+ beginning December 1

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua went against all expectations and experienced the new Netflix horror series The Fall of the House of Usher. It was a creepy and clever adaptation of a bunch of Edgar Allen Poe stories that will sure to leave you thrilled. Jay finally got around to watching Disney’s Haunted Mansion movie and it did not disappoint with its humor and scares. It’s available now on Disney+. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay shares Mission to Mars (2000) from a time that Hollywood was obsessed with Mars. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Loki series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Loki series.  

 

Enjoy Movies! 

The character of Flash Gordon has been around since 1934 in comic strip form. But through the years he has appeared in many forms of media including radio, TV, and film. We’ll talk about why he’s been so popular for so long. And we’ll revisit the classic 1980 film starring Sam Jones and Max Von Sydow. 

 

Are you a fan of Flash Gordon? Did you see the film all those years ago? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Gordon’s alive!” 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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Dim those lights and make room on your Victorian couch for Elvira. Jay and Shua look at the long, popular career of an unlikely icon of Halloween. It's Elvira - Mistress and the Dorks on Enjoy Stuff

 

Elvira is the mistress we need for all of our spooky needs. Curl up with some fun horror movies with an appealing hostess and get ready for Halloween. 

 

News

Millennials aren’t a fan of their Urban Outfitters iPods being called vintage retro

The National Toy Hall of Fame let us choose which of the Forgotten Five will make it to the Hall of Fame this year

Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster gets a release date

The Disney Treasure cruise ship will be featuring a Haunted Mansion lounge

Hostess has revealed their winter snacks!

 

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What we’re Enjoying

As Jay finishes up his 31 Days of Horror articles, he found a cool series on Epix called Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror. It is a great and quick history of horror movies through the years. Shua has been working on his art by watching videos of how to draw Mid Century art. It’s always good to practice your craft. 

 

31 Days of Horror

This week Jay continues his October horror movie articles on RetroZap.com. Check out his insights on The House on Sorority Row, Leprechaun, Cabin Fever, The Purge, Ghosts of Mars, Saw, Get Out, and Halloween Ends. 

 

Enjoy Elvira! 

You may not know who Cassandra Peterson is, but surely you’ve heard of Elvira. That’s the persona that Peterson created to host a show called Movie Macabre in 1981. But she built up to that career as Mistress of the Dark. Modeling, Dancing, singing in an Italian rock band, even dating Elvis. But once Elvira was out of the box, there was no stopping her. TV, comics, movies, even hosting Halloween parties at public events. She has owned the character and capitalized on the success. So before Halloween, let’s celebrate Elvira!

 

Have you experienced Elvira? Which of her projects were your favorites? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Unpleasant Dreams” 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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Need to get the living out of your house? Call Beetlejuice! If you don't mind a crazy ghost with the most. Jovial Jay and Shua revisit the Tim Burton classic starring Michael Keaton. Work all night on a drink of rum with Enjoy Stuff!

 

Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis die for your entertainment in the 1988 Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice. 

 

News

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 5  

Star Trek: Prodigy has been saved and is coming to Netflix 

Star Wars: The Ultimate Cookbook is now available

Peeps shares its holiday marshmallows

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua is reading a truly unique and well-done biography about Charles Schulz called Funny Things. What makes it different is that it’s all done in the form of comic strips drawn in the style of Peanuts. It really gives you a sense of Schulz’s life and what inspired him to draw his characters. Jay has been rewatching Star Trek Lower Decks. It’s such a well done, creative Trek show that we highly recommend. 

 

31 Days of Horror

This week Jay continues his October horror movie articles on RetroZap.com. Check out his insights on The Meg, The Legend of Boggy Creek, Shaun of the Dead, The Masque of the Red Death, Hollow Man, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Sssssss.

 

 

Enjoy Movies! 

Do you remember the first time you saw Beetlejuice? When it was released in 1988, it was completely unlike anything we’d seen. It was only the second movie for Tim Burton, but it set a feeling for Burton’s films after this. Originally it was intended to be a very dark tale, but with Keaton’s and Burton’s ideas it turned out to be a classic comedic story. Join us as we peruse the Handbook for the Recently Diseased on Enjoy Stuff. 

 

Did you see Beetlejuice? Did you like Beetlejuice? Wait,...don’t say it again! First person that emails me with the subject line, “Day-O” 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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Jovial Jay and Shua remember 100 different Disney memories to celebrate the centennial on Enjoy Stuff!

 

This week the boys make a list of 100 Disney things that have made a difference in their lives. From The Wonderful World of Disney to Dole Whips, we remember a ton of aspects of the Disney company that have influenced the world. 

 

News

The Haunted Mansion arrives to Disney+ along with some cool background ambience video

Behind the Attraction season 2 is coming to Disney+ on November 1

Krispy Kreme releases their Halloween, Scooby Doo donut mashups

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay is keeping healthy by bike-riding some great paths along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. It’s always good to get out and enjoy a nice autumn. Plus, he’s been engrossed in tons of horror films for 31 Days of Horror. Shua started listening to Sir Patrick Stewart narrate his new book Making It So. It’s interesting to hear how he grew into the legend he has become. 

 

31 Days of Horror

This week Jay continues his October horror movie articles on RetroZap.com. Check out his insights on Saint Maud, Men, X, Pitch Black, Troll, and Heavenly Creatures 



Enjoy Disney! 

For 100 years the Walt Disney company has been creating cartoons, movies, theme parks, and so much more! It has been a major influence on our culture for generations. As the company celebrates their centennial anniversary, we make a list of 10 things that have made an impact on our lives. We thought it was going to be hard to pick 100, but it was hard not to add 100 more. Join us to see what helped make us who we are and see if any of yours are on our list. 

 

What did we miss on our lists? Did you agree with any of ours? First person that emails me with the subject line, “It all started with a mouse” 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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This week we dig deep into the back of the file cabinet to investigate cover-ups of aliens and supernatural happenings for the 30th anniversary of the premiere of the X Files.

 

Do you want to believe? If so, you can uncover all the mysteries of aliens, cigarette smoking men, and more bizarre happenings with Chris Carter’s X Files. 

 

News

Seth MacFarlane and Liz Gillies are releasing another Christmas album  

Not everything is Pumpkin Spice - Baskin-Robbins now has an apple cider donut as for the Flavor of the Month

Professor Dubledore actor Michael Gambon Dead at 82

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua has been listening to the 20 Thousand Hertz podcast for years. It has a variety of shows about everything sound. Get the secrets of the Legend of Zelda music and sounds, find out why movies need subtitles now, or hear some iconic movie sounds from legends of the industry. Jay and his wife have been indulging in a variety of disc golf courses as they journey around the country. It’s a fun, cheap, and easy game for all ages. Have you played disc golf?



Enjoy TV! 

30 years Chris Carter gave us a really groundbreaking TV series on the fledgling TV network Fox. It was a series that spotlighted the supernatural and mystery in a way that fit so well for the 90s. It lasted 9 seasons, 2 movies in the theater, and another 2 extra seasons years later. It featured Agents Mulder and Scully as they investigated aliens, weird stuff, and government conspiracies. It also inspired generations of women to pursue careers in science, technology, math, law enforcement, and more. Listen to Jay and Shua look back at the history and influence of the X Files. 

 

Were you a fan of the X Files? What was your favorite storyline? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I want to believe” 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

 

We truly appreciate all you Earbuds who have hopped on board and joined us for our next chapter! Join in the fun by reaching out to us! And make sure to Share and Enjoy with all your friends!

 

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Join Jovial Jay and Shua as they ask each other some trivial questions about 80s culture as they hang out in the arcade during trivia night! It's a wild game of 'what do you know' on Enjoy Stuff!

 

The guys pull out cards from Trivial Pursuit 80s edition as they spend a leisurely evening in the arcade seeing how much they remember from the ‘long, long ago’. 

 

News

Signaling the apocalypse, Kellogg is getting rid of their cereal business

A man that recently uncovered cassette tapes with Beatles recordings is putting them up for auction

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Horror movies are filling the buffet of Jovial Jay’s entertainment palette in the month of October. Make sure to check out 31 Days of Horror on RetroZap.com. He will be posting a new article about a different horror movie every day in October. In between he also enjoyed the modern classic Ocean’s Eleven. A totally fun, heist movie. Shua and his wife welcomed back season 2 of Welcome to Wrexham, the documentary about Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney and their quest to help the Welsh football club Wrexham back to glory.  



Enjoy Games! 

Come join Jovial Jay and Shua as they hang out at JRR Tokens for Trivia Night! We pulled Trivial Pursuit 80s Edition from behind the counter and remind each other just how long ago it was by completely forgetting the answers to most of the questions. Try your hand at it and play along with us.

 

Did you remember any of the answers? Did you play Trivial Pursuit? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I’ll take a pie piece, make mine apple” 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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Never say Octopussy Again! In 1983 Connery and Moore had dueling double-o's in theaters. Why did this happen? Which one was better? Jovial Jay and Shua break down their memories and share some facts about more Bond stories on Enjoy Stuff!

 

We look back at the 40th anniversary of two James Bond movies that came out in the same year, with two different Bonds! Join us as we break down Never Say Never Again and Octopussy. 

 

News

Shua sad…no more Mario Kart Tour updates 

HGTV sells ‘The Brady Bunch’ House below $5.5M asking price

Mickey Dolenz sings Shiny Happy People 

Grab your Walther PPK, there’s a new James Bond game coming 

Star Tours getting another update with Ahsoka

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua is on a Potter kick right now from all his date nights at the Alamo with his wife. So he found a playlist on Spotify that includes music from the soundtracks of all eight movies. It’s magical! Jay got to see a screening of The Big Lebowski at his local Warehouse Cinema. Their re-release schedules really bring the room together.  



Enjoy Movies! 

Due to legal issues, lawyers, stolen writing credits, and a variety of other boring behind the scenes issues, we got to see two, yes two, James Bond movies with the most iconic Bond actors in history. Sean Connery and Roger Moore both revise the the role in Never Say Never Again and Octopussy. 

 

We break them both down, compare them with our own personal feelings about them, and share some of the history of how they both got made. 

 

How do you feel about the dueling Bond movies? Which one do you like better? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Never Say Octopussy Again” 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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Drink up me hearties, Yo Ho! Jay and Shua celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by looking at some of the best pirate movies. If your timbers need to be shivered, it’s a perfect time to Enjoy Stuff!

 

Hey you guuuuyyyys! Uncork your hooks and polish your peg legs! Enjarrrr Stuff sets sail on the high seas for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. 

 

News

High fashion awaits when you get your very own Monster Cereal Crocs

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is a new series coming to Apple TV+ complete with kaiju and the Russell boys

Disney’s Haunted Mansion (the movie) is coming to Disney+ on October 4 

 

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What we’re Enjoying

In anticipation of this week’s show, Jay found an old 1935 pirate movie starring Erol Flynn called Captain Blood. It was a totally fun pirate story with a lot of action and adventure that is still enjoyable to watch. You can still see it too. Listen in to hear how. Shua checked out Netflix’s new anime adaptation of a pirate story called One Piece. The live action does a great job of using the weird, anime-like characteristics of the original cartoon. 



Enjoy Pirates! 

This week we celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! In addition to annoying all your friends and family members by sounding like Long John Silver, you can also indulge in some pirate movies. 

 

Pirates have been characters in movies almost since the beginning of cinema. The adventure of swashbuckling adventurers made for an exciting movie-going experience for everyone. So we got to see Errol Flynn swinging from ship to ship and Kevin Kline singing very old Gilbert and Sullivan tunes and even Bob Hope as the buccaneer hero. 

 

Of course we also get classics like Disney classics Treasure Island, Peter Pan, and Pirates of the Caribbean and kept the genre going. There are so many more great adventures we can enjoy and some of them are on TV like Our Flag Means Death and One Piece. Plus we can even play video games like Broadsides and the Monkey Island Series. So long live pirates! (At least the harmless kind)

 

Do you want to maraud and embezzle and even hijack? Well, drink up me hearties, yo ho! First person that emails me with the subject line, “A pirate's life for me” 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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Gotta sing, gotta dance! This week we look at a bunch of different musicals that the guys have Enjoyed through the years. It’s a rare Enjoy Stuff look at the stage with the evolution of musicals through the years and how they’ve changed. Plus, why Shua would ever be cast as Big Jule. No understudies needed for this week’s Enjoy Stuff!

 

The neon lights are bright and magic is in the air! Jay and Shua look back at decades of fun musicals. 

 

News

LeVar Burton is preparing a new Trivial Pursuit game show and will even be the host!

It’s my way or the High Way as Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a Roadhouse reboot

We’re looking forward to a new book about the making of the movie Airplane! by Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker

RIP Jimmy Buffet

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua and his wife have been revisiting the Harry Potter movies. The timing was right for them to even see a few at the Alamo Drafthouse with a pack of Potterheads. Jay is enjoying the new Disney+ series Ahsoka. While there are many aspects of the show that might go over the heads of anyone unfamiliar with Rebels or Clone Wars, it’s still got some pretty cool stuff.



Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Jay has been updating a ton of locations from Marvel TV and movies, including all the (now canon) Spider-Man films. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. And stay tuned for some upcoming 31 Days of Horror film articles from Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Loki series.  

 

Enjoy Musicals! 

We may not live in a multiverse where we break out in song every time we get emotional about something, but we can sure visit one every now and then. Musicals have been around for more than 100 years. Gilbert and Sullivan gave us some of the first great ones in the format we know today, but they have expanded and evolved throughout the years.

 

Certainly too many to include in one episode of Enjoy Stuff, but Jay and Shua remember some of the biggest and most influential. Artists like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, and Andrew Lloyd Weber have written sprawling epics that have played on Broadway for decades and spawned movies, (and a lot of High School adaptations). Have fun with us as we revisit stories of watching and even participating in some musicals this week.

 

Are you interested in musicals? Ever played a part in one? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I loved it! It was better than Cats” 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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Atari's Star Wars the Arcade Game was released 40 years ago and quickly became one of the most popular arcade games of all time. With groundbreaking innovations and real Star Wars sounds, it's still fun to play. Jay and Shua try their best to use the Force on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Join us in the arcade as we look back on the iconic stand-up (and sit-down) game Star Wars the Arcade Game.

 

News

Get ready for the release of a new Atari 2600 that will play your old games too!

Star Wars - Dark Forces is getting a remastered release for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch

It’s time for your Halloween and fall cereals and merchandise including It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown cereal, Rice Krispies, and more

The trailer for Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon has gotten some people excited, but is it a little too derivative?

 

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What we’re Enjoying

On a recent vacation trip, Jay checked out a legendary Candy store in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania called Mr Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium. It’s a fun store with a nice nostalgic feeling. Plus, Mr. Ed’s is to elephants what Rancho Obi-Wan is to Star Wars. A gigantic collection of crazy pachyderms. Shua enjoyed the pride he felt when dropped off his youngest to her new college in Rhode Island. With some stops in Boston and other scenic places along the way, his emotions were bubbling over, so let’s keep him distracted.



Enjoy Video Games! 

Riding the hype of the newly released Return of the Jedi, Atari released a new game that used a variety of techniques to display the graphics. Using the mathematical based vector graphic method, they sacrificed the solid shapes of a raster game, with the sharper, faster electron beam method. 

 

It included 3 levels that would get increasingly difficult. A Tie Fighter battle, flying along the surface shooting towers, and a run down the Death Star trench challenged the player and put you right in the center of the movie action. A stand-up and a sit-down “cockpit” version were available, making fans even more excited to feel like they were a part of the story. 

 

Plus, it was the first game to use digitized voices and music (and they were straight from the movie!) And the developers hid (rebelliously) a bunch of Easter eggs including their own names. A simple game with line graphics and yet we are still excited to play it. 

 

Did you get to play the arcade version of Star Wars? How many levels can you clear? First person that emails me with the subject line, “R2, try to increase the power!” 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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Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs! 35 years ago, John McClane did just that, but when terrorists take over his wife's office building during the Christmas party, Bruce Willis will have to save the day and they will find he is pretty Die Hard on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Yippee Ki Yay Enjoy Stuffers! Let’s look back at one of the best action movies ever as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bruce Willis in Die Hard. 

 

News

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will soon be part of our movie collection!

The director of TRON: Ares confirms that the Hollywood has caused the halting of production

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua finally started listening to a book that’s been in his queue for a while; Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. It’s a pretty inspirational story of women overcoming a lot of prejudice and hardship to help with a major scientific event in American history. Jay got the opportunity to see a classic Bruce Lee movie at his local theater. Enter the Dragon was a significant film in the actor’s short, tragic career. And it was a fun one to watch too!



Enjoy Movies! 

Bruce Willis rocketed to stardom after starring in Die Hard during the summer of 1988. Directed by John McTiernan, this successful story got the everyman-action-hero genre going too. And it was the first film for the legendary icon Alan Rickman. That’s right. His very first movie! 

 

It had a ton of other great actors too, like Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, William Atherton and more. The sequels were popular and have fans opinions mixed on what the better ones are, but everyone can agree the original is incredible. Join us as we look back on what we liked and the influence the movie had on Hollywood. 

 

Did you Die Hard? What’s your favorite line? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Yippee Ki Yay” 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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Pack your new lunchbox and put on your corduroy shorts! It's time to get back to learnin'! This week we remember what it was like to go back to school by playing a few games and remembering the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield film. Jay and Shua lurn mor nowludge on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Can you Enjoy school? Sure you can! We’ll show you how to have a few laughs!

 

News

Now in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge you can get a new treat called a Tenoo Swirl Cruchies Cereal. We’re not sure where the cereal part comes in, but it looks tasty.

In an effort to cool the weather, Krispy Kreme is releasing its Pumpkin Spice donuts early!

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay has a ton of great things to say about Strange New Worlds season 2. Action, humor, great characters, and a variety of fantastic stories. With the second season just ending, it’s a good time to get caught up. Shua has been reading some fun comic books featuring the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira. Elvira in Monsterland finds our heroine zapping through a variety of classic movies in order to stop Vlad the Impaler from his nefarious plans. 



Enjoy School! 

You may not be ready to say goodbye to summer, but that’s not going to stop that school bell from ringing. This week we discuss the enjoyable nuances of getting an education. First we revisit the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield comedy Back to School. Dangerfield is Thornton Melon, a rich businessman and father to a struggling college freshman. In order to convince him to stay in school, Melon decides to join him and get the degree he avoided all while rowdy comedy ensues. It also has a ton of other recognizable performers such as Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Ned Beatty, and even a young Robert Downey Jr.!

 

Next we prepare for the coming school year by cramming as many summer activities as possible before going school shopping for some classic supplies. Did you have a Trapper Keeper? How about a cool pop culture lunchbox?

 

As we begin the year, we play a few get-to-know-ya games. Can you identify Jovial Jay’s and JediShua’s lies? And then we do a little Would-you-rather, school edition. Anyone wanna show up to school naked?

 

And finally we try our hand at some school subjects, revealing that we may have graduated a little too soon. It’s all good fun as we begin the next chapter of our edu-ma-cation!

 

Did you like going back to school? Did you have a kickin’ lunch box? First person that emails me with the subject line, “My name is Mr. Hand” 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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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!

 

News

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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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

 

News

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

 

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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. 



Enjoy Movies! 

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

 

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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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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. 

 

News

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+

 

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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

 

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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!

 

News

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! 

 

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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. 



Enjoy Toys! 

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

 

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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. 

 

News

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! 

 

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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. 

 

Coming October 3, 2023, Lore & Legends is a follow up to Art & Arcana and a beautiful celebration of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. 

 

And finally, the follow up to Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook that will be out November 7, 2023; Heroes’ Feast - Flavors of the Multiverse. Just in time for your Thanksgiving feast!

 

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

 

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It's time to celebrate Canada Day! July 1 marks a big, national celebration for our neighbors to the north, so Jay and Shua remind us 'mericans about some famous celebrities who have called Canada their home and share some interesting facts along the way. It's time to Enjoy Stuff, eh!

 

Oh, Canada! We love our upstairs neighbors but sometimes we tend to have the wrong ideas about the second largest nation. Hopefully the boys can clear up a few misconceptions about a beautiful country with some rich history. 

 

News

Disney+ will be releasing a collection of restored, classic cartoon shorts

We love the artistry and talent of Stephen Richter’s 3D sculpt of Drew Struzan’s classic Indiana Jones poster

 

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What we’re Enjoying

This week Shua completed his summer chores while lazy book reading The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece: a Novel by Tom Hanks. It’s a unique take on how a movie gets made, with stories of the origins of characters decades before to the fictional background of how characters got involved in the movie business. Jay is enjoying the most recent season of the Netflix hit Black Mirror. It’s a collection of wild, unexpected stories that will keep you guessing and talking. 



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 Canada! 

Because Canada is celebrating a national holiday this week, Enjoy Stuff wanted to show our support and friendship by sharing just how dumb Americans are when it comes to the people right next to us. We share a variety of fact about the illustrious country and a little bit of history (that is probably true, if we can trust the internet) And we talk about just a handful of the many public figures that are easily recognized by Americans, who are usually completely unaware that they came from Canada. 

 

And you can check out a classic TechnoRetro Dads episode where we discuss a Canadian comedy featuring our favorite hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie (featuring the Cereal Connoisseur, Sheldon!)

https://technoretrodads.libsyn.com/take-off-with-bob-and-dougs-strange-brew 

 

Do you know of more famous Canadians? Are you a Canadian? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Meet me at Tim Hortons” 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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As we celebrate the father-figures in our lives, we remember some of the ones that made the most difference, ...our TV Dads. Sure they may be goofy and make tons of mistakes, but in the end we knew they loved us...er, their family. But what if we swapped them for a different TV Dad? Jay and Shua mess with the multiverse of dads on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Got a problem? Go to your TV Dad! But what if Walter White had to help Jan Brady? Ward Cleaver helping the Soprano children? Who knows? They may have been great. We ponder it all this week. 

 

News

Atari publishes their first game cartridge since 1990!

Get ready to revisit the classic board game, Crossbows and Catapults

The new Ghostbusters 4 teaser poster is mysterious and awesome!

This fall we will get a brand new Monster Cereal flavor, made with bits of real zombie

We have some amazing ducking news about iPhone’s autocorrect feature

 

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What we’re Enjoying

If you’re wondering why Jay is wearing a trenchcoat and fedora it’s because he’s gone noir. After reading a cool book on the genre, he’s been revisiting great movies like Chinatown and LA Confidential. And make sure to check out the interesting story of the making of the Godfather with The Offer. Shua found a TechnoRetro game on his iPhone with the updated version of Lemmings. How many will you need to sacrifice in order to win?



Enjoy TV! 

TV Dads were certainly a big influence on us growing up. Despite the many really dumb things that they did, in the end they were there for us. Even if they were just on TV. But in honor of Father’s Day this year, we ponder what some iconic television families would have been like if we swapped out dads from other shows. It’s a crazy, fatherly experiment on Enjoy Stuff. 



Were there TV dads that influenced you growing up? Who would you swap out on your favorite TV shows? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Nobody Likes a Tattletale” 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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Stock up on those rations and race to that bomb shelter, because it's Global Thermonuclear War! Or is it? Jay and Shua look back on 40 years of the classic movie WarGames with Matthew Broderick. 

 

WarGames not only kept us on the edge of our seat wondering if WW3 was about to start, but it also helped to shape policies and events in our nation’s government. Come with us as we revisit a dramatic 80s cold war movie.

 

News

RIP to the iconic singer Tina Turner

The recently renovated Brady Bunch house is now up for sale (y’know, if you have any pocket change…and really big pockets)

It’s not too late, for you to Whip It! Whip It Good! with a new Devo ReAction figure

Plop into your bean bag with a plate of delicious brownies and get ready for the Sid and Marty Krofft channel

21st century technology gets poured into our cereal with the new Lucky Charms Hidden Dragon cereal

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off finally arrives on 4K BluRay (Danke Schoen!)

Dive into the OASIS (…-like) virtual reality headset with Apple Vision Pro

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua recently finished another John Scalzi novel called ‘Redshirts’, which is about exactly what you’d think….those poor bastards from science fiction that are always getting killed on away missions. But this one has a twist. They begin to realize it. Audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton. Jay finally returned to Pandora and watched the visually rich Avatar: The Way of Water. He agreed that it was a sight to behold. 



Enjoy Movies! 

1983 was a scary time in our country. We seemed to constantly be on pins and needles wondering if the Soviets were going to start an all-out nuclear war. But it was an exciting time too. The personal computer was making its way into our homes and giving us access to the outside world.

 

That is a brilliant recipe for a dramatic movie. Wargames became that movie, where a young computer hacker named David Lightman, played by a very young Matthew Broderick, who only had two acting credits to his name before this movie, unknowingly breaks into the military’s computer system and nearly starts World War 3.

 

It was very well executed and made us question the possibilities of the future. It even made President Reagan a little nervous. After watching it, he requested an investigation to research the dangers of hacking and how we could take precautions against it. 

 

And of course, it give Wade Watts an interesting challenge to accomplish in the Ready Player One novel by Earnest Cline. 



Have you experienced WarGames? Did you like experimenting with computers? Who, exactly, are you going to Paris with? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Greetings Professor Falken” 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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It's a dino-might episode as Shua and Jovial Jay look back on 30 years of Jurassic Park on a Lite episode of Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast!

Thirty years ago Steven Spielberg and a team of amazing artists brought dinosaurs to life, for real! Jurassic Park changed the way summer blockbusters were made and marked a renewed interest in the works of Michael Crichton. Shua and Jovial Jay party like it's 64,999,999 on a special Lite episode of Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast.

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Wind up your radio for a look back at the king of wacky radio, Dr. Demento! Enjoy Stuff looks back at the zaniness of the parodies and comedy bits he played and what made us laugh so hard. From Fish Heads to Dead Puppies, it's time to get Demented!

 

Parodies and comedy are great, but has there ever been one place that specializes in only those classics? Look no further than Dr. Demento! He’s the bearded, top hat-wearing radio DJ that made Weird Al famous and Shaving Cream naughty. This week we look back on all the laughs. 

 

News

We have a premiere dated for Only Murders in the Building

Star Wars Galactic Star Cruiser to close this fall. We share our thoughts

LEGO will release a sweet Pac-Man build that moves and all kinds of stuff!

Alamo Drafthouse has offered a collectible Indiana Jones glass for the release of Dial of Destiny

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua is enjoying some Mayhem! But he’s trying to relax because he’s just watching The Muppets Mayhem on Disney+. It’s a pretty good interpretation of our favorite rock band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. All while trying to record their first album. Jay is running a local Memorial Day 5k, probably as you read this! Isn’t it good when we can stay fit and active?



Enjoy Music! 

Dr. Demento was filling the radio airwaves with funny songs for years. His real name is Barrett Hanson, but we all know him as Dr. Demento. During the 70s and 80s he had a syndicated radio show where he played many song parodies, stand-up, comedy, routines, and recorded skits. But that really doesn’t even come close to describing all of the crazy kinds of humor he had on his demented show. This week, Jay and Shua revisit some of their favorites and talk about what made it so funny.

 

Be sure to check out our YouTube playlist for some great Dr. Demento memories

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw8odn9KH-emDSo2LGA791vDNBRC_zvqY   

 

Have you ever listened to Dr. Demento? What are some of your favorite bits? First person that emails me with the subject line, “They’re coming to take me away” 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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Star Wars - Return of the Jedi turns 40 this week! Join Jovial Jay and Shua as they look back at what memories they hold dear from 1983. Premieres to Paraphernalia, we remember what made a difference in our lives. And Jay quizzes Shua on Jedi-opardy. All that from a certain point of view on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Return with us (Or Revenge with us. We’re not picky) to a time when Ewoks were new and Jabba the Hutt was a mysterious new creature that we couldn’t wait to learn about. It’s the 40th anniversary of Star Wars - Return of the Jedi!

 

News

A cereal-ific Easter egg appears in Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3

Star Trek fans can now virtually tour every Enterprise bridge

Netflix is soon premiering a 3-part documentary about Arnold Schwarzenegger

Now you can get the Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons RPG Starter Set for free!

All the Indiana Jones will be available on Disney+ on May 30!

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay watched a fun, crazy Bollywood movie called Polite Society. A heist, action, comedy that is a ton of fun to check out. Shua just got back from Punta de Mita, Mexico where he actually tried to relax for a few days (and almost even succeeded a couple of times)

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Jay has updated MCU Location Scout with new locations from Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3. It’s a great rabbit hole to explore. And also, don’t forget to read his articles called Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com  

 

Enjoy Movies!   

Return of the Jedi premiered 40 years ago this week. As Star Wars fans, we were highly anticipating the final chapter of the saga. And also preparing ourselves for never seeing another movie in the theaters. Regardless of what came after, 1983 was quite a year to indulge in all things Star Wars. 

 

We talk about the transition from Revenge to Return in the title. Ultimately, it was the perfect change, but we got some rare products before George made the final decision. 

 

Did you know that Jedi was one of only a handful of films that made some premieres in 70mm? 164 different theaters around the country got the chance to share this innovative format for us. Even if we weren’t always aware of what kind of awesomeness we were getting. 

 

Jay and Shua share stories of seeing the movie on opening weekend, including the theaters where they saw them. While some of the theaters may have now been sent to the great Hollywood Heaven in the sky, we still have the memories. 

 

Join us for a game of Jedi-opardy as Jay asks Shua some trivia questions centered around the actors and actresses featured in Return of the Jedi. 



Did you see Return of the Jedi in 1983? What memories of the film do you have? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Yub Nub” 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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Enjoy Stuff: Just 'V'isiting

Join Jovial Jay and Shua as they look back at the iconic miniseries “V” with its sci-fi story and important messages on a Lite episode of Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast!

In 1983 NBC broadcast a chilling miniseries that featured seemingly friendly aliens arriving on Earth with the promise of working with humans for a cooperative society. But that of course all turned around when they started eating us. What a bunch of party-poopers! Jovial Jay and Shua revisit this historic and still timely miniseries and how it influenced them on a special Lite episode of Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast.

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Enjoy Miniseries!

V was not the first miniseries, but it was a first for science-fiction lovers. Following hot on the heels of the Star Wars trend to turn everything into sci-fi, this miniseries shocked audiences, and created a franchise fo multiple television series, including two separate episodic series. You can read Jovial Jay's Sci-Fi Saturdays post on the original miniseries, right here.

Do you remember "V"? What's the first memory you get from this alien invasion series? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Space nazis go home!” 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

 

We truly appreciate all you Earbuds who have hopped on board and joined us for our next chapter! Join in the fun by reaching out to us! And make sure to Share and Enjoy with all your friends!

Share and enjoy!

 

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Head down to the closet under the stairs and reach for the bottom of the pile of board games for the classics! Since May is officially Star Wars season, we focus on some of the great, classic Star Wars games that we have loved to play over the years. Jay and Shua try to get the highest spin as they channel the Force on Enjoy Stuff!

 

After Jay’s review of Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, tune in for a history of board games and a look at some of the greatest classic Star Wars games. 

 

News

Dark Horse Comics and Mattel are releasing a very cool Masters of the Universe art book

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves gets a digital release with bonus features

Beetlejuice 2 is officially announced

NASA found the juice to keep Voyager 2 going for 3 more years!

Kit Kat cereal is here! Gimme a break!

Have you checked out the Gran Turismo trailer?

David Tenant returns to Doctor Who for 60th Anniversary

Return of the Jedi hits #4 at the box office

 

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What we’re Enjoying

When Jay’s power goes out, he gets to dig into a book. The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson tells some stories about one of the most classic eras of Hollywood and the drama around it. Shua is deep into season 2 of the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. He describes it as a ‘fantasy steam-punk’, which has a very unique feel.  

 

Enjoy Games!   

Board games have been around way longer than you realize. But are some of those historic games still being played? First we look back at some of the oldest games in human history that are still being played today. Dice has definitely been around the longest, dating all the way back to prehistoric times. But if you want something with an actual board, that would be the Royal Game of Ur, which has been played since 2650 BCE! Backgammon may no longer hold the title of oldest, but it sure has been around for a long time. There’s even an annual, world-wide game award from Germany, called the Spiel des Jahres. One game a year has been picked as the best since 1978. 

 

There’s some great games that we grew up with that may not make it on the Spiel des Jahres list, but they were fun nevertheless. Classic, mainstream games like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Mousetrap, Yahtzee, and more start our board game discussion with some nostalgia. 

 

But it’s Star Wars month, so we pick some of the Star Wars favorites from the last 46 years. From the original Escape From Death Star game to the heyday of Revenge of the Sith products, these classic games give us so many varieties of game play. Listen in to see if your favorites made the list. 



Which board games do you Enjoy playing? What Star Wars games would you add to the list? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Fair and square” 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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Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Solo: A Star Wars Story with Jovial Jay, Shua, and special guest Joe Tavano on the season 3 premiere of Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

 

Love it or hate it, Solo: A Star Wars Story gave us some interesting backstory of our favorite nerf-herder. Has it aged well in the 5 years since its debut? We talk about our feelings and we bring along a good friend from RetroZap. 

 

News

The Hamburglar has been released, but he may be back to his old ways

IDW Comics is publishing a Saturday Morning Adventures Dungeons & Dragons comic

Carrie Fisher is finally getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Who will be there to celebrate?

There are now screenings of Return of the Jedi coming in a theater near you

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Joe joins the boys to share what he’s been enjoying. He likes the Showtime series Yellowjackets, which includes cheerleaders and cannibals. Yum! Shua recently read a book by John Scalzi called “Lock-In” about a world 20 years after a pandemic that left a large number of people paralyzed, but fully aware, but giving them robot bodies to live a semi-normal life.  And there’s a murder mystery. Jay is in the midst of a new series on Peacock called Mrs. Davis. A mysterious A.I., a nun, and a quest for the Holy Grail. We’d explain more, but it’s so complex and crazy that it’s a fun ride. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Jay has updated MCU Location Scout with new locations from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It’s a great rabbit hole to explore. And also, don’t forget to read his articles called Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com  

 

Enjoy Movies!   

Solo: A Star Wars Story divided fandom. (Imagine that) But apart from that, does it have some positive traits? This is Enjoy Stuff, where we find the fun in everything, of course it does! With the help of our good friend, leader of RetroZap, and host of Brews and Blasters, we break down what we like about this movie on it’s 5 year anniversary. 

 

Plus, Jay brings along a game for Joe and Shua to play. It’s a Solo trivia game! Or is it. Well, …Yes. Yes it is…kinda.

 

Do you Enjoy Solo? Do you want to see a sequel? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Fair and square” 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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Hey! I heard that song in a movie! Join Jovial Jay and Shua as they play the epic game 5 Songs, where you match the tune with a film. Play along and trigger your implicit memory on the season finale of Enjoy Stuff!

 

Season 2 of Enjoy Stuff is coming to a close. We celebrate by revisiting music and movies. See if any of these ditties make you think of some classic movies as we once again play 5 Songs.

 

News

RIP to legendary Mad Magazine artist Al Jaffee

The Russo brothers continue to develop their Battle of the Planets project. We sure hope this sees the light of day sometime

In Denver, Regal is closing an iconic movie theater and Shua is sad

Hallmark is releasing a Sega Dreamcast ornament to grace your pop culture Christmas tree

Get ready to Phillipa out as Michelle Yeoh returns to her dastardly Star Trek: Discovery character in a ‘movie event’

Krispy Kreme is teaming up with Chips Ahoy cookies to increase body mass across the country

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay had a blast with the Washington DC metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club at a screening of the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. Jedi is always a great film to revisit and it fills you with all the feels of being a kid again. Shua is enjoying an Apple+ musical and comedy series called Schmigadoon, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong. It’s a funny tribute to musicals of old. Season 2 is streaming weekly now.  

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Jay has updated MCU Location Scout with new locations from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It’s a great rabbit hole to explore. And also, don’t forget to read his articles called Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com  

 

Enjoy Music!   

We celebrate the season finale of Enjoy Stuff by revisiting one of our favorite games, 5 Songs. Jay and Shua play each other 5 different songs that make them think of movies from the past. Play along and try to guess what movie the musical clip comes from. 

 

Wanna listen to all our “5 Songs” picks? Click here for a YouTube playlist

 

Did you remember the movie? What songs make you think of movies? First person that emails me with the subject line, “You remind me of a song” 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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Beam down to the OASIS as we celebrate Jovial Jay's birthday by looking back at Star Trek through the years. Your mission is to Enjoy Stuff! Make it so!

 

It’s a party! Jovial Jay celebrates his birthday by looking back at a sci-fi franchise almost 60 years in the making. Star Trek has given us so many movies and TV shows to enjoy over the years, and even been a source for positive social change. Set phasers to fun and Enjoy Stuff! 

 

News

Kellogg’s picks a less mainstream superhero that may just appeal to kids

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 is in the books. We talk about the news that came out of England and what we are looking forward to

The Wienermobile can now be the location for snacks AND nuptials 

After the good buzz about TRON: Identity, Disney says more TRON games are coming

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua had tons of fun at the Super Mario Bros movie. It had countless nods to the games over the years. The story and performances were very entertaining. It felt like a video game in itself. Jay finally headed to Middle Earth for Amazon Prime’s interpretation of JRR Tolkien in the Rings of Power series. He felt that it is a rich story with an epic setting. 

 

Enjoy Birthdays!   

Birthdays are fun when you are being entertained by something you Enjoy. And this year, Enjoy Stuff is digging into the Star Trek universe. Since 1966 the characters and stories of the franchise have given us so much to hope for in the future. But it has always been more than just “that sci-fi show”. It has also been an inspiration for social change about important topics. Today we can revisit all the past Treks, but also anticipate all the current and upcoming projects which continue to excite us. Set engines to warp factor 9 and come along with us. 



Are you a fan of Star Trek? What series or characters mean the most to you? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Beam me up!” 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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It's a 100th episode celebration that takes trips down multiple rabbit holes! This week we Enjoy looking back on the first 100 episodes, which takes us on a variety of tangents while we play the game Rabbit Hole on Enjoy Stuff

 

Celebrate 100 episodes of Enjoying all kinds of Stuff with Jovial Jay and Shua! It’s rabbit holes galore on an anniversary episode of a TechnoRetro Podcast. 

 

News

Check your Police: “Synchronicity” album for a vinyl variant

NASA reveals the astronauts that will be flying around the moon for the first time in more than 50 years

The Muppets Mayhem trailer lets us know when we get to see the band

You can listen to the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 playlist on Spotify and Apple Music

Rest in peace Angie Mayhew

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay loves Bob Odenkirk, so he was for sure going to check out his new series on AMC+, called Lucky Hank. It’s not a lighthearted series, but it gets you thinking and has some great performances. Shua really liked the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. It’s a lot like a classic D&D campaign, plus a lot of fun. 

 

Enjoy Rabbit Holes!   

It’s our 100th episode! For all those shows we consistently find our way down rabbit holes. But this week we celebrate them. First, we reminisce about some of our favorite episodes and why we like them…and what they remind us of…and oh, I should fix that door hinge….Uh, sorry. 

 

And then we play the game Rabbit Hole, where we finish the phrases of internet searches and try to fool each other. You can play along too. 



Do you find yourself going down rabbit holes? And did you see that trailer on YouTube? And, oh, I should pick some stuff off Amazon. First person that emails me with the subject line, “Happy 100 episodes!” 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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We just celebrated April Fool's Day, and boy are my arms tired! Join us this week as we celebrate all the different kinds of jokes that make us laugh (or groan). It's a celebration of Enjoying jokes on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Hi Hungry, we’re Dad! That’s the kind of humor we love in early April. This week we talk jokes! What are the different kinds? Why do they make us laugh? And why did that silly chicken cross the road. Come join us for a joke extravaganza on Enjoy Stuff! 

 

News

Patton Oswalt and Kumail Nanjiani join the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel

Disney’s The Aristocats are getting a live action remake and Questlove is making it

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua got his TechnoRetro action on when he watched the new Apple+ Tetris movie starring Taron Edgerton. It was a fun, dramatized version of the origins of the worldwide popularity of the legendary game. Jay tuned into Amazon Prime to watch Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game. Who knew we almost lost pinball forever? Luckily, one guy’s love for the game brought the modern world’s attention back to the flippers, springs, and bumpers. 

 

Enjoy Jokes!   

Laughter may be the most vital part of a human’s life and health! So join us as we talk about different kinds of humor, what we like, and tell lots of jokes along the way! There’s so many different kinds of jokes to make you laugh! Whether it’s an anecdotal story, a one-liner, or just your basic pun, everyone can use good laugh. 

 

It’s like my dad used to say, “Laugh once a day, because a day without sunshine is like…night.”



What are your favorite jokes? Why DID that chicken cross the road? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Take my wife, please” 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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Ready Player One was adapted for the screen five years ago. This week Jay and Shua look back at what worked, what was changed, and the fun of going to the OASIS. Plus, we create our own Easter egg challenges with our pop-culture obsessions on Enjoy Stuff!

 

What would your pop-culture references be if you created an Easter egg challenge in the OASIS? Come with us in a world of pure imagination as we look back at the movie Ready Player One. 

 

News

Dungeons and Dragons The Legend of Drizzt Visual Dictionary now out by Michael Witwer

Disney+ Cancels Willow After One Season…Or does it? (yeah, probably)

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay has been catching up on films nominated for this year’s Oscars. This week he watched the surprises in Martin McDonagh’s Banshees of Inisherin. He enjoyed the themes and symbolism in the wild story of two friends whose relationship suddenly changes and fingers are threatened. Shua surprises absolutely nobody by enjoying season 3 of The Mandalorian. It’s feeling very Star Wars to him. What do you think?

 

Enjoy Movies!   

In 2011, Ernest Cline released his homage to the pop-culture he grew up with, Ready Player One. This dystopian world became obsessed with everything 80’s after rich, white guy James Halliday dies and offers his fortune to anyone who can crack the clues in his contest. 

 

It became very popular among Generation X and we were all excited when it was announced that it was going to be adapted into a movie, and directed by Steven Spielberg even! But how could they get the juicy reference bits from the book into a film? The result was the 2018 movie of the same name. 

 

First we break down some of the major changes from the book to the film and why we think they made those changes. Then we talk about whether the movie was a successful adaptation from different points of view. 

 

And then we create our very own Easter egg hunt. What pop-culture references would we use for the world to solve? We’ll lay it all out for you so you can try to solve the riddles of the egg.  

 

Did you enjoy the Ready Player One Movie? What pop-culture references would be in your contest? First person that emails me with the subject line, “First to the key!” 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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The vernal equinox is upon us! But don't worry. That doesn't mean you'll need a new vaccine. It means that spring is here! A time of rebirth and rejuvenation. Jay and Shua look at a variety of rebirths from movies to comics and the beauty of the spring (by which, of course we mean the Slinky). It's time to come out of hibernation and Enjoy Stuff!

 

Play a round of Geek Out! with Jay and Shua as we look at everything spring can bring!

 

News

You can celebrate the 60th anniversary of Chips Ahoy on a yacht!

Holy Smokes, Dr. Jones! Ke Huy Quan wins the best Supporting Actor Oscar for “Everything Everywhere, All at Once”!

Get your spice on with Eva Longoria’s new movie about Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Check out the new Indiana Jones LEGO sets to celebrate the Dial of Destiny

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua was lucky enough to enjoy his daughter’s high school musical “The Drowsy Chaperone”, a musical within a comedy. It was a laugh out loud performance that entertained him and made him proud of his youngest. Jay is on the road and exploring Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia. It’s a beautiful area and also the setting for a location in Avengers: Infinity War. He’ll keep exploring our great nation and Enjoy Stuff.  

 

Enjoy Spring!   

It’s time for spring! Wake from your winter hibernation and play a game of rebirth with us! Geek Out! is a game that will challenge your knowledge of the TechnoRetro pop-culture that we all love. Play along with each round as we match them up with examples of pop-culture that have experienced a rebirth. 

 

Here are the 5 rounds:

  1. Games

  2. Comics

  3. Sci-Fi

  4. Fantasy

  5. Miscellaneous

 

We are looking forward to what the new season will bring, and we want you to come along for some laughs.  

 

What are you looking forward to this spring? Can you think of more pop-culture rebirths? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Zoinks!” 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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Yabba Dabba Doo! It's time to Enjoy Hanna-Barbera cartoons! This week Jay and Shua look back on the persistence of two men that changed animation. Plus, they pit 'toon against 'toon, and you decide who would win. Grab your pick-a-nic basket and come with us to Enjoy Stuff! 

 

Zoinks! Did you know that Hanna-Barbera created 249 cartoon series throughout their history?! Jay and Shua look back on the interesting history of some of our favorite cartoons! 

 

News

Be a goldfish and buy yourself a Ted Lasso Monopoly! 

Meet 50-year-old Jeff Reitz of Huntington Beach, California. He just broke the record for consecutive days going to Disneyland!

Get ready Alamogordo, Funko is coming with another dump of pop culture history!

AMC Theaters selling their popcorn in WalMart in bags

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay popped on a little Hulu and checked out the latest Mel Brooks property, which is a sequel to one of his classic movies; History of the World part II. A series that takes the idea of the historical sketch comedy and keeps the idea going for the next generation. Shua and his wife took the plunge and sniffed out Cocaine Bear. This crazy, over-the-top interpretation of a true story with gore, action, and dark humor entertained them and made them laugh. If you dig that combination, check it out. 

 

Enjoy Cartoons!   

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera were animators for MGM, but in 1957 they founded their own animation studio and proceeded to change the industry with their dedication and innovation. They received 7 Academy Awards, 8 Emmys, and tons of other accolades. They produced 1,246 hours of animation on television for more than 60 years. This week we look back on their animation origins and how they made such a difference. 

 

Plus, Jay and Shua chose some of their favorites from the years and randomly pit them against each other. You decide who you think would win the matchup! Let us know at EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

Here are the matchups

 

The Herculoids

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics

Space Ghost

The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians

Jabberjaw

The Flintstones

Hong Kong Phooey

The Pac-Man/Rubik, the Amazing Cube Hour

Josie and the Pussycats

The Jetsons

Wacky Races

Laverne & Shirley

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Jonny Quest

Challenge of the Super Friends

 

What were some of your favorite Hanna-Barbera cartoons? Which do you think would win in our matchups? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Zoinks!” 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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25 years ago in The Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges artfully crafted one of the most memorable characters in movies. The Dude was just trying to live his life, drinking white Russians, and bowling until he gets wrapped up in a complicated case, with a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. Enjoy Stuff presents The Big Lebowski

 

Jeff Bridges is The Dude, or Duder, his Dudeness, or El Duderino; if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. This week we look back on the Coen brothers classic, The Big Lebowski on its 25th anniversary. 

 

News

General Mills has some tiny kitchen supplies to go along with your tiny cereal. 

A young programmer updates and improves the 1983 ET video game and you can download it to play. Check it out here! 

Ke Huy Quan is the first Asian ever to win Best Supporting Actor from the SAG awards

Jay and Shua celebrate their 10th anniversary of podcasting together. 

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua has been thoroughly enjoying season 3 of Picard. It’s not only action packed, but a nice homage to the Next Generation series. Jay is exploring the area around his new house. He visited Monocacy Battlefield National Park, which is the site of an important battle in the Civil War that saved the US capitol. American history can be valuable to learn

 

Enjoy Movies!

The Big Lebowski (1998) has developed such a big following in its 25 years, that it has become a legendary film. While not the most successful of the Coen brothers movies, it may be the most popular. And that’s because of the memorable quotes, the unique humor, and the performances of so many Hollywood icons. This week we break down so many of the aspects that make this piece of art more popular than a Jackie Treehorn movie. Enjoy Stuff thinks The Big Lebowski is a must-see film. …of course, that’s just our opinion, man.  

 

Do you like The Big Lebowski? Do you think that the rug really tied the room together? First person that emails me with the subject line, “The Dude Abides” 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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40 years ago the video game industry crashed faster than a Combat bi-plane. What was the cause? Was it really because of the legendary E.T. game? Jay and Shua remember what was happening and how they probably caused the whole thing. 

 

Join us on a trip back to an adaptation of a popular Japanese cartoon that got our imagination flowing! This is Battle of the Planets!

 

News

Is the world ready for a TETRIS movie? Of course we are! And there’s one coming to Apple TV+

The latest Disney movie based on a ride, Disney’s haunted mansion, is coming sooner than we expected

In a rare display of corporate understanding, Sega is going to give its employees a raise

The cereal company that shall not be named is releasing a cereal that can help you sleep

Get ready for a frozen version of 'biscuits with the boss' when Jeni’s Ice Cream releases their latest flavor

 

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What we’re Enjoying

In preparation for the third season, Jay has been re-watching Ted Lasso. it’s still a great show with characteristics that are perfect for re-watches. The new season is coming in just a couple weeks. Shua really enjoyed Ant-man and the wasp Quantumania. He knows how to enjoy things without listening to the naysayers. And that’s what Enjoy Stuff is all about!



Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

A very fun and entertaining Star Trek movie came out in 1999. And it was called Galaxy Quest. This week Jay releases his 200th Sci-Fi Saturdays article spotlighting this great homage to the Trek universe. Read and enjoy this and all of the other 199 articles too. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, stay tuned for the classic Star Trek homage Galaxy Quest, coming this Saturday. 

 

Enjoy Video Games!

In 1983 the video game industry was at its highest point so far. They were earning more than $3 billion with home consoles and cartridges that we could enjoy whenever we wanted. But a poor business model which included releasing too many games, many of which were low quality, and a saturated market with companies coming from every room of the metaphorical Adventure dungeon, meant that the bubble was about to burst. Legend has it that the release of the E.T. video cartridge in 1983 was the cause. But in reality there were many different aspects that led to a big change. Luckily it found ways to recover and is now a booming business still today.



Did you enjoy the E.T. video game? Did you notice the crash in ‘83? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Atari, phone home” 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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Battle of the Planets! A cartoon that was unleashed on America after the success of Star Wars. It ushered in a new wave of the popular style of animation. This week, we look back on why it hit the right notes. Plus, Jay tests Shua's knowledge in "Anime or Sushi", on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Join us on a trip back to an adaptation of a popular Japanese cartoon that got our imagination flowing! This is Battle of the Planets!

 

News

Ted Lasso will return on March 15

Grab your bottle of Peeps-flavored Pepsi before Easter arrives!

Bill Watterson will release a new graphic novel, years after retiring from Calvin and Hobbes

The Enjoy Stuff-recommend show, Poker Face has been renewed for season 2

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua drank the Kool-Aid (or would it be ‘eats the fungus’) and watched the HBO Max hit series “The Last of Us”. This not-quite-a-zombie series includes great action, suspense, and character development. It stars Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey. If you enjoy dystopian post-apocalyptic shows, you’re gonna love this! Jay started replaying the relatively recent and well-received video game, Jedi: Fallen Order. It has a great story, terrific graphics. And there have been some references in recent episodes of The Bad Batch on Disney+. Check them both out!

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Brad Bird’s iconic classic The Iron Giant is the film on the docket this week on Sci-Fi Saturdays. Meaningful themes, great performances, and cool, stylized art design. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, stay tuned for the classic Star Trek homage Galaxy Quest, coming this Saturday. 

 

Enjoy Cartoons!

With the success of Star Wars in 1977, entertainment creators were looking to cash in on the newest sci-fi craze. One company scored big when they bought the rights to a Japanese animated series called Gatchaman. 

 

Though, it wasn’t quite the feel they were going for. So as it was adapted to American TV, some big changes created almost a different show altogether. Some of the overall story was changed with some violence and style of dialogue was made more kid-friendly. 

 

Because some was just cut altogether, certain segments with a very familiar looking robot, named 7-Zark-7, was added as a narrator to tie things together, especially after the drastic changes.  

 

It seemed to all work though, because it became very popular, and even helped future Anime reach the mainstream, such as Voltron and MASK. It’s success also led to a live-action Japanese movie called Gatchaman in 2013.

 

With all this great Anime fun on the show, Jay decided to quiz Shua with his knowledge by playing the game “Anime or Sushi?” How will Shua do? Does he know his mouth food from his eye candy? Test your knowledge and see how you do!

 

Are you a fan of Battle of the Planets? Do you know your sushi? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Always Five! Acting as one!” 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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The season of love is upon us! But you don't want to screw up that special retro date you have planned. This week share what absolutely NOT to do as you're planning a retro-themed evening for that special someone. Come with Jovial Jay and Shua to the Casbah on a Valentines Enjoy Stuff!

 

Don’t leave love to chance. Let us tell you what to avoid on that special retro-themed Valentine’s Day date. 

 

News

Snoop Dogg and Master P are teaming up with Post for a new cereal

Speaking of cereal: Magic Spoon Cereal will be coming to grocery stores

Melinda Dillon, actress from Close Encounters and Christmas Story, passes away 

Bandai reveals the Grogu Tamagotchi but Shua will still not let them in his classroom

Mark Hamill is selling some of his cool Star Wars things to raise money for Ukraine

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay found some very cool and inspirational Australian movies. Seriously Red and The Pretty One are fun and entertaining, but also have great messages on self-image. Definitely worth checking out. Shua watched a recent Netflix series from Britain called Cunk on Earth. A very condensed (and ridiculous) history of our planet starring Diane Morgan giving her unique take on this hunk of rock we live on. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

The Thirteenth Floor was a less well known sci-fi virtual reality flick than The Matrix, but there are some great aspects to it as well. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, stay tuned for one of the greatest animated stories of all time, The Iron Giant, coming this Saturday. 

 

Enjoy Life!

One way to make Valentine’s Day special for that someone you love is to plan a retro-movie-themed date. Last year we had some fun nights planned that surely led to life-long relationships. This year’s episode is more of a cautionary tale. We give you some great themes, with some warnings of what you should absolutely avoid (unless you’re trying to get rid of them) 

 

Themes include:

“The Sixteen Candles”

“The Back to the Future”

“The Breakfast Club”

“The Brendan Fraser”

“The Die Hard”

“The Splash”

“The Arnold Schwarzenegger”

 

Have you made these mistakes on dates? What other things should we all avoid? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Love stinks, yeah, yeah.” 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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Come with us to the perfect TechnoRetro town! Enjoy Stufftopia is a welcoming place with plenty to do. Start your visit today with a pun-filled celebration of the perfect town on Enjoy Stuff. 

 

Looking for an escape? Come visit Enjoy Stufftopia! Jovial Jay and Shua share some of the appealing locations you can visit as we lay the groundwork for the perfect imaginary town, open to all Earbuds!

 

News

The popular band OK, Go is getting some soggy treatment from the Post cereal company

You need a tiny retro TV to play tiny retro games with your tiny Raspberry Pi. Print yours today!

The Picard final season premieres next Thursday and we are excited!

Sadly, Picard’s Annie Wersching and Laverne and Shirley’s Cindy Williams have passed away

“Still: A Michael J Fox movie” premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua is getting ridiculously scientific as he listens to Wil Wheaton narrate How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe. If you ever want to know how to use math, physics, and science to build a lava moat around your house, this is the book for you! Jay is enjoying the latest Peacock murder-mystery series Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne and written and directed by Rian Johnson. It’s a fun, unique take on the weekly murder mystery.  

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

It’s finally time to dig deep into 1999’s Star Wars-Episode I, The Phantom Menace. Jay analyzes the important themes and influences of the installment of the franchise that ushered in the modern age of Star Wars. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, stay tuned for an often overlooked sci-fi thriller, The Thirteenth Floor, coming this Saturday. 

 

Enjoy Life!

If you’ve ever desired to travel to a town where the residents find the fun in everything, we have the perfect location for you: Enjoy Stufftopia! Come see the sights and indulge in the entertainment of a place where there is fun on every corner, including the names of the businesses. This week Jovial Jay and Shua share their ideas for the puntastic names for the first stores that will lay the groundwork of our perfect town. 



Where will you visit first in Enjoy Stufftopia? What would you like to see included? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “A nice place to live” 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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Clear the table and sort the bricks, we have LEGO! Enjoy Stuff looks at the history of our favorite building set for years! From the early days when the founding family first measured out the dimensions of the connecting parts to the wide variety of franchised sets we can get at LEGO stores around the world. And we test our knowledge of when their most memorable ideas debuted. 

 

L’eggo my LEGO! It’s a history of the famous building blocks on Enjoy Stuff. It’s founder, Ole Christiansen, founding the company way back in 1932, probably never predicted how widespread his ideas would become. Come with us in the Wayback machine as we say “Bricks for the memories”

 

News

Indiana Jones Toys have been revealed for the upcoming Dial of Destiny movie

Ted Lasso gets a season 3 premiere

Looks like TRON 3 may be a go 

Singer David Crosby passes little over a week ago 

Cobra Kai will end after 6 Seasons

Valentine's Day-Inspired Pop-Tarts Bites will return this year

Oscar Noms have been announced, Short Round and Data are both nominated for Everything, Everywhere, All At Once!

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay has been getting very Retro (Retro-squared?) by revisiting some Bob Hope movies from way back in 1941. Caught in the Draft and Nothing but the Truth were some fun films that remind you about a time gone by and how the past can be entertaining. Shua really committed himself when he decided to binge all of the extended versions of Peter Jackson’s six-movie-spanning Tolkien stories. Love ‘em or leave ‘em, it can be fun to immerse yourself in Middle Earth and remember what the message of all the films relay. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

The Matrix was a ground-breaking movie in so many ways. This week Jay looks at the story, effects, and influence of Keanu Reeve’s classic Alice in Digital-Wonderland story. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, now that SFS has reached 1999 it’s time to remember the hype, politics, and complexity of Star Wars-Episode I, The Phantom Menace, coming this Saturday. 

 

Enjoy Toys!

One of the most wide-spread successes of toys has got to be LEGO. But it didn’t start out like that. This week we look back to the humble beginnings when Ole Kirk Christiansen took his bankrupt carpentry business and made it into something that would change the industry.

 

It wasn’t an instant success though. There were many hardships, failed ideas, and more factory fires than most people could come back from. Luckily, his son Godtfred (like his father) was a persistent and determined creator. Once he was inspired by a set of building blocks he saw at a convention, they bought a plastic injection molding machine and the rest is history. 

 

Through some very clever innovations with the designs, LEGO began to see some success and spread across the globe. By the 1950s their basic sets were found in many toy boxes across the United States. 

 

The long history of the company lends itself well to our game “Just in the Brick of Time”. Jay will try to identify the decade some of the LEGO milestones took place. You can play along too!



Did you play with LEGO? What sets of the building system do you admire? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I’m a LEGO maniac” 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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We can rebuild him. We have the technology. But it’ll cost a pretty penny. Six Million Dollars to be precise. That’s the premise behind the 1973 hit series featuring Colonel Steve Austin. This week Enjoy Stuff revisits The Six Million Dollar Man

 

Every boy wanted to be Steve Austin in the 70s. That’s because The Six Million Dollar Man was a big hit on TV. Let’s celebrate 50 years of the Bionic Man on Enjoy Stuff

 

News

Universal is going to be opening a permanent Horror-Themed experience in Las Vegas

In N Out Burger is coming to Tennessee

Mel Brooks has finally revealed a long-awaited sequel “History of the World part II”

To celebrate Schoolhouse Rock’s 50th Anniversary, ABC will feature an all-star singalong

Get ready for Dr. Pepper Peeps

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua and his wife watched the latest Tom Hanks film A Man Called Otto, which makes you think about life, aging, and making a difference. Jay has been rewatching Loki on Disney+ in preparation for the upcoming Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania movie. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Six-String Samurai is a wild and crazy mixture of rock and post-apocalyptic movies. Sound like a strange combination? You’re not wrong. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, as Sci-Fi Saturdays approaches the end of the millennium, it’s time to rewatch an influential classic, The Matrix, coming this Saturday. 

 

Enjoy TV!

In the early 70s, our live-action sci-fi was limited. When ABC adapted Martin Caidin’s 1972 novel, Cyborg into a TV series, it didn’t take long for us to get hooked. Steve Austin is an astronaut who suffered life threatening injuries in a test flight. The government rebuilt him using new bionic technology. Both legs, his right arm, and an eye were all replaced with super-human abilities. From there he completed missions nobody else could.

 

Over the 5 seasons, he interacted with aliens, robots, BigFoot, and more! Plus, his childhood sweetheart, in a spinoff-creating coincidence, had a similar accident that gave her bionic body parts and her own series. 

 

Plus, there were toys that had action features boys had never dreamed of before. Power lift, bionic eye, and fashionable red track suit. The Six Million Dollar Man was the perfect set up for the imagination of the 70s kid.



Did you watch The Six Million Dollar Man? Did you make the sound when you ran? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “We can rebuild him” 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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For the record, we couldn't get enough music 40 years ago. This week Enjoy Stuff remembers how we consumed our music and what was popular in 1983. Jay and Shua spin you right round baby, right round on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Let’s look back at what music was popular in 1983 and how we listened, on a very musical episode of Enjoy Stuff 

 

News

Wednesday is renewed for a season 2 at Netflix

Some kids at an elementary school in Racine, Wisconsin are collecting cereal for a world record. You can donate tasty breakfast or money here: Amazon Wish List

Peter Gabriel is releasing his first new album in 21 years!

4/4/23 you too can enter the grid when TRON Lightcycle Run opens in Magic Kingdom

Ke Huy Quan wins a Golden Globe and reveals that his entertainment lawyer knows the Truffle Shuffle

Sad news as we lost a trio of legends. RIP Lisa Marie Presley, Jeff Beck, and Robbie Kneivel

 

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What we’re Enjoying

After watching season 1 of Willow on Disney+, Jay went back and remembered how fun Willow the movie was. A fantasy adventure with humor and a lot of heart. Shua has been immersed in a Star Trek soundtrack playlist on Spotify that includes music from just about every show, movie, and project you could think of. A nice variety of sci-fi tunes for your daily listen. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

In 1998 Aerosmith would close their eyes, just to hear you breathing. Creepy? Not when you realize it’s the soundtrack from the Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck disaster flick Armageddon. As hokey and over the top as this Michael Bay movie is, it’s still a lot of fun. Check it out on Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, stay tuned for a little known post-apocalyptic film called Six-String Samurai, coming this Saturday. 

 

Enjoy Music!

Music has been a determining factor of a culture since Ringo Starr discovered it as a Caveman. But in the 80s it seemed to take it to a whole other level. This week we take a look at where we got our music and what was popular. 

 

This week, 40 years ago, Men at Work had the number one spot with Down Under. And while Australia was all the rage at this time, it was just one of the many songs we would keep track of on the charts when we listened to Casey Kasem bring it to us each week on American Top 40. 

 

While listening to the radio was nice, we couldn’t pick the songs we wanted. So we headed into the record stores for our records and tapes. Enjoy Stuff will share the history and origins of some of our listening vessels on this week’s show. 

 

Plus, we remember some of the iconic stores that were enjoying their heyday in the malls and other venues across the country. It’s a musical episode for the scrapbook. Come join us as we Enjoy Music!

 

Where did you get your music in 1983? Did you listen on vinyl, cassette, American Top 40? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars” 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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1983 may have ushered in a change to the arcade industry, but it sure gave us some legendary games. This week we look back on some of the most memorable games we remember as we head back to the arcade to Enjoy Stuff!

 

Grab a handful of tokens, (especially if you’re playing Dragon’s Lair) and come back with us to a 1983 arcade. We take a look at some of the most memorable and legendary games. 

 

News

The iconic Denver, Mexican restaurant Casa Bonita gets a reopening date!

Grab your driving gloves and racing helmet because General Mills is releasing a Hot Wheels Cereal!  

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua had a great time reading Steve Martin’s newest and illustrated book “Number One is Walking”. It contains some great anecdotes about Martin’s time in the movies and some fun cartoon strips illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Jay spent New Year’s Eve watching the new Rian Johnson movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with Daniel Craig and a slew of other great celebrities. It’s a fun mystery with some unexpected twists

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

In 1998 X-Files was a hit on TV. But could it translate onto the big screen? Jay looks at the hits and misses of this Chris Carter story on Sci-Fi Saturdays. Plus, stay tuned for his look at the 1998 Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck disaster movie coming this Saturday. 

 

Enjoy Video Games!

In 1983 the video game industry was riding a wave of success that began stronger than Piston Joe’s punches. That would soon change, but as kids we had no idea what was coming, we were just enjoying the creative games that came out that year. Vector-based legends like Star Wars and Star Trek, iconic sequels like Donkey Kong Jr., and innovative classics like Dragon’s Lair dominated the arcades. Jay and Shua look back at these and some other home system games that would soon close a successful chapter in digital history.

 

What were your favorite games of 1983? Do you think using a pencil on Track and Field is cheating? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Body Blow!” 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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Did you find ways to Enjoy 2022? This week we look at some of our highlights from a year's worth of Enjoy Stuff and our own personal life. Plus, we look ahead to what we're expecting in this new year as we continue to Enjoy Stuff!

 

Come with us on the podcaster’s obligatory look back at the year! We discuss some of our highlights and of course, look at what’s coming up. It’s never been a better time to Enjoy Stuff!

 

News

Who wants a giant Fruit Loop? We all do, of course!

Like Jovial Jay, there’s a guy who loves the details in the background of movies. In this case, sports on TVs

A Ferrari used in Ferris Bueller’s Day off sells for more money than we spend on cereal every year!

And speaking of cereal, if you want 100 year old cereal, …you may have issues. But what about cereal celebrating 100 years of Disney?

Let’s stand behind Snoop Dogg and Master P as they are forced to change the name of Snoop Loopz because of “The Man”

 

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What we’re Enjoying

During Jay’s extensive road travels in his new RV, he was able to Kayak with Manatees! No, that’s not a new Discovery documentary series, he actually did it. How did the Manatees feel about him and his wife floating around? Listen in to find out. And when people find out what a bad electrician Shua is, they’re shocked. Luckily, he got a Radio Shack 65 in One Electronic Project Kit from his childhood. It’s been pretty cool reliving his younger, scientifically-experimental side to himself. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

To wrap up the year, Jay has watched and analyzed Lost in Space (1998) with Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, and Mimi Rogers. Did it live up to the original series? And tune in this Saturday for a look back at the X-Files movie (1998).

 

Enjoy 2022 and beyond!

Our first show of the new year consists of a look back at last year! There were so many great things to Enjoy and we only scratched the surface. But what a fun surface to scratch! We are sharing some standout moments on Enjoy Stuff. Were any of these your favorites? Did we miss a big glaring one because we were too distracted by gigantic cereal and sea cows? I mean, this stuff can be overwhelming, you know? Just give us a holler and tell us what we should have mentioned. 

 

What did you Enjoy in 2022? What are you looking forward to in 2023? Should we start thinking about 2024? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “What’s an Auld Lang Syne?” 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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Now that Christmas is over, it's time to engage in Boxing Day! This week we look at what makes boxing movies so popular and inspirational. Jay and Shua come out swinging as we Enjoy Stuff!

 

From Rocky to Creed, boxing movies are popular, motivational, and award-winning. We look at some of our most memorable pugilistic stories and try to figure out why people like them. 

 

News

Bryce Dallas Howard will be heading up a reboot of Disney’s classic alien mystery Witch Mountain

Hey, look at that! They renewed Quantum Leap for season 2!

And the Disney+ series The Santa Clauses has been renewed for more holiday goodness next year. 

 

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What we’re Enjoying

The holidays are over, but they delivered a new Christmas tradition for Shua. The Apple TV movie Spirited with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds was an impressive, Broadway-style musical. He was very impressed with the story, songs, and performances of the cast. Jay sat down for a rewatch of the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building with his wife. Like the TechnoRetro Dads, she was intrigued by the entertaining and hilarious show. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

For the end of 2022, Jay wrapped up Sci-Fi Saturdays with Dark City (1998). A wild psychological trip of a vision of the future. Tune in this Saturday for a reboot of Lost in Space (1998) with Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, and Mimi Rogers. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

December 26 is Boxing Day in many parts of the world. Though it started out as a way for rich people to pretend like they cared about their servants, it soon evolved into….well, another excuse to lure shoppers into stores with sales galore. While it never really evolved into anything significant in the United States, it gave us the perfect excuse to Enjoy some boxing movies. 

 

Probably the first thing you think of when someone stops you on the street and says, “Hey buddy, what movie do you think of when I say boxing?” is “Get away from me you freak! Why are you asking random strangers about boxing movies?!?!” But then you’re going to think of Sylvester Stallone’s 1976 movie Rocky. 

 

It was an inspirational tale of an underdog boxer in Philadelphia who got a once in a lifetime chance to prove himself. And that’s what boxing movies do for us. They help us understand that hard work and perseverance can change your life, even if you don’t get the knockout. Rocky inspired a series of sequels, many of which are just as iconic or more! Whether he’s fighting Clubber Lang or Ivan Drago, we can cheer for this guy who we’ve come to know through good storytelling. 

 

Learning about characters is really the key to a good boxing movie. Winning the boxing match isn’t the real goal for our hero, it’s overcoming the hardships of their lives. The Champ (1979) starred Jon Voight as a boxer who was trying to keep his young son, played by Ricky Schroder. 

 

Robert DeNiro’s Raging Bull (1980) told the real life story of Jake LaMotta whose violence and temper made him a good fighter, but destroyed his life out of the ring. 

 

Sometimes the story could be fun. In 1979, Tim Conway starred with Don Knotts as a fighter who gets roped in by the mob to participate in a series of fixed fights. And The Main Event (1979) with Ryan O’Neal and Barbara Streisand was a romantic comedy about a boxer and a woman who tries to get him back into the ring. It was promoted as “A Glove Story”. 

 

The list goes on and on. Boxing movies don’t show any signs of going away and they even often earn high praises and awards in Hollywood. 



Are you inspired by boxing movies? Do you drink a lot of eggs first thing in the morning? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Yo Adrian!” 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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Get in the holiday spirit with Jay and Shua on a special, festive, (and multiversal) musical episode of Enjoy Stuff. 

 

Jay and Shua are taking a cross country road trip in Jay’s new RV (Rocket Vehicle?) When they break down, the mysterious Agamotto button begins transporting them to different multiverses with some interesting Christmas music. Will they make it to the families before Christmas? It’s time to Enjoy some Christmas music to get in the spirit of the holidays on the 2022 Enjoy (Stocking) Stuff(-er).



Songs Featured

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Billy May

I Don't Know What Christmas Is (But Christmastime is Here) - Old 97s

Carolina Christmas - Squirrel Nut Zippers

A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus - Tennessee Ernie Ford

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - August Burns Red

Santa Drives a Hot Rod -The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Feliz Navidad (8-Bit Version) - 8 Bit Universe

Banjo-Kazooie - Freezeey Peak

I T’ant Wait Til Quithmuth Day - Mel Blanc

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Foghorn Leghorn

All I Want For Christmas Is More, More, More - Daffy Duck

Santa Claus is back in town - Elvis

Ding Dong, Ding Dong - George Harrison

Ho Ho Ho Who'd Be a Turkey at Christmas - Elton John

Little Drummer Boy - Christopher Lee

Spidey Bells (from A VERY SPIDEY CHRISTMAS) - Chris Pine

The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols

Joker sings Jingle Bells

The Hulk Explains Christmas

The Avengers Theme / Christmas mashup - L'orchestra Cinematique

Yuletide Ride - Blackball Bandits

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - The Ventures

California Christmas - Switchfoot

I'm spending Hanukkah in Santa Monica - Tom Lehrer

Are you ready for Christmas - Neil Patrick Harris

Muppets - We need a little Christmas

Chewbacca - Silent Night

Here it is Christmastime Kevin Bacon

Christmas all over again - Tom Petty

 

Bonus:  Father Christmas - The Kinks

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our Earbuds! Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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Every word of this podcast is wrong. Five years ago, a Star Wars movie premiered that may have divided fandom more than any that has come before or since. This week we revisit The Last Jedi and discuss what we liked, didn't, and how you can Enjoy Stuff!

 

Are you a fan of The Last Jedi? Do you pretend it doesn’t exist? Or are you able to still be a fan, no matter what your opinion? This week we look at the divisive movie and break down the pros and cons….and have fun while doing it!

 

News

RIP to some beloved educators and entertainers. Sesame Street’s Bob McGrath and talented actress Kirstie Alley have passed away

William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer is coming as a series to Apple TV+

The Goonies house has sold for $1.5 Million to a real collector!

Indiana Jones gets a name (Dial of Destiny) and a trailer

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua thinks they made some good decisions on how to construct the new Disney+ Willow series. The warmth, humor, and slightly-lighter than you’d expect a fantasy is what he is looking for. Jay thought that the Leonardo DaVinci exhibit at the Biltmore Mansion in North Carolina was a very cool experience. Immerse yourself in the geniusness of the legendary artist. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Starship Troopers (1997) was a fun romp through a future where humanity is fighting for their lives against giant bugs that are the scourge of the galaxy! (Would you like to know more?) There are new locations for the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on MCU Location Scout.

 

Enjoy Movies!

In 2017 our Christmas present was another new Star Wars movie. Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi presented a very different idea of how a Star Wars story could be told. It’s themes of failure as mentors, shades of gray, and hope are great messages in stories. The effects and designs were stunning. And the future of the galaxy was given a path. 

 

Yet, the movie was not necessarily well-received (insert understatement here). Fans were torn as they moved to both sides of the spectrum further than ever before. Some didn’t like the humor. Some didn’t like the performances. And some really didn’t like how our original heroes were treated. 

 

Jay and Shua break down a lot of these discussion topics and expose themselves by sharing their opinion about the film. 

Are you able to Enjoy The Last Jedi? Has it changed your perspective of fandom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Reach out” 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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You want Action? We've got Action! This year's holiday tournament pits some of the most popular action figures against each other in an effort to take top spot in the toy catalogue circle-fest! The Earbuds voted. Now Jovial Jay and Shua break down the toy battle of the century on Enjoy Stuff!

 

This year’s bracket tournament promises to be full of action as we see which toys may have been the most anticipated holiday gifts of Earbud’s past. 

 

News

The 2022 National Toy Hall of Fame inductee is…..

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay just got a book he’s been wanting for a while. The ​​Star Trek Genesis Trilogy Anniversary Special is a collection of some great Star Trek past. Check it out from Titan! Shua really enjoyed Wednesday on Netflix, starring Jenna Ortega as the brooding Addams daughter. A fun series that brings the classic feel of the Addams Family to the modern streaming age. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Starship Troopers (1997) was a fun romp through a future where humanity is fighting for their lives against giant bugs that are the scourge of the galaxy! (Would you like to know more?) There are new locations for the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on MCU Location Scout.

 

Enjoy Toys!

It is here! The action battle of the Action Figures! Tune in to find out the finalists and then stay with us as we look back to the JCPenny wishbook from 1980. 

 

Did your favorite Action Figure make the cut? What did you circle in the toy catalogues? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Dear Santa…” 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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Jovial Jay and Shua look back on the often forgotten and surprisingly entertaining 1980 musical Xanadu. Plus, we look back at what it was like during the holidays in a 1980 mall on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Grab the hand of your muse and roll with us back to the year 1980 to revisit the Olivia Newton John musical Xanadu. And then head out of the theater into the mall to see what it was like during the holidays as we kicked off a new decade. 

 

News

In further real estate news:  'Goonies' house for sale for $1.6M in Astoria 

Harrison Ford seems to be very proud of the new Indiana Jones movie. We just go some cool images from the upcoming adventure

Could we be seeing a remake of Escape From New York? But more importantly, should we?

A New Trailer for “Stay Tooned” - a documentary on how cartoons influenced us

 

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua was pleasantly surprised by the new sequel to a holiday classic. A Christmas Story Christmas debuted on HBO Max and instead of just being a goofy rehash of the original, it was very touching and emotional. Jay checked out the Brad Pitt summer action movie Bullet Train and he agreed it was a crazy, and speedy, ride. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

This week Jay shared his thoughts about the beautiful and thought provoking 1997 Jodie Foster film Contact. Stay tuned for the upcoming look at Gattaca to see what a slightly frightening future could look like. There are new locations for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on MCU Location Scout.

 

Enjoy Movies!

1980 marked the beginning of a new decade full of promising prosperity. The movie Xanadu was a peppy sendoff to the era of roller disco, with a surprisingly amazing soundtrack. Join us as we look back at this often forgotten musical that will get your skates back out on that rink!

 

Do you remember shopping at the mall in 1980? We look back at what it was like to visit the malls we grew up with in the early heyday of those shiny, new shopping centers. Join us for a trip down memory lane, located just past Orange Julius and across from the Hickory Farms store. 



Have you ever experienced Xanadu? What do you remember about malls in the 80s? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Olivia Newton John is my muse” 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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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. 

 

News

-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

 

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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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It’s the time of year to celebrate a day of peace and harmony. Life Day is here and Jay and Shua celebrate by sharing their jump back to 70s TV and some crazy homages to the weird and wacky Star Wars Holiday Special, with some new additions to this year’s broadcast. 

 

It’s time once again to try to achieve the kind of weirdness that we immersed ourselves in back on November 17, 1978. Check out some of the goofy stuff we share this year:

 

Star Scores. A game show featuring Krelman and Maala the Wookiee

The rare sequel:  The Star Wars Holiday Special Strikes Back 

The NPR holiday segment The Delicious Dish with some tasty treats to celebrate with your friends and family

A song by Captain and the Ten Eels

A trailer from the Andor Holiday Special

A discussion with Jay and Shua about how to truly Enjoy the Star Wars Holiday Special

Darth Elvis covers some HS songs

Plus commercials and fun surprises to get you in the spirit for wearing your red robes!



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It’s time to get Weird with the Prince of Parody, Weird Al Yankovic! To celebrate the release of the new biopic about the talented singer, Jay and Shua look back on his career and some of their favorite highlights on Enjoy Stuff!

 

White and Nerdy? Most definitely! And that has been Weird Al’s biggest asset in a more than 40 year career of parody and fun! It’s a special musical episode of Enjoy Stuff (in 3-D!)

 

News

Only one more month until the next big fantasy series, Willow on Disney+

Episode 1: The Phantom Myagi - Ralph Macchio wants a prequel movie

Christmas cereals are hitting the shelves!

Great Balls of Fire! Jerry Lee Lewis has died 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay was listening to this podcast called Enjoy Stuff, where a guy named Shua was talking about the Magic Candle Company and their theme park inspired candle scents. He tried the sampler pack that includes Space Coaster, Haunted, Pirate Life, and Extraterrestrial. They’re a unique and pleasant candle that both guys recommend. Shua checked out a very well done stop motion animation movie on Netflix called Wendell and Wild by Jordan Peele and Henry Selick. A spooky and dark (not to mention fun) movie that features demons, zombies, and redemption. Plus, one of the crew members was friend of the show Hunter Wahl who was one of the talented puppet painters on the crew. Check it out on Netflix. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Sci-Fi Saturdays is back with a look at a fun romp in space with Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, and Chris Tucker. Written and directed by Luc Besson, it has gained a large following over the years with it’s beautiful design and fun action story. Check it out on RetroZap.com

 

Enjoy Music!

Weird Al Yankovic got his start at an early age when his mom bought him an accordion from a door-to-door salesman. With that and his passion for the Dr. Demento show, his creativity began to thrive with parodies of other songs. 

 

His crazy, unique style began to grow in popularity with repeated playings of his early songs like My Bologna and I Love Rocky Road on Dr. Demento, and soon he had a record deal. That led to several other albums, videos, cameos in movies, and even a movie of his own. 

 

He is only one of five artists that have had a Top 40 single in each of the last four decades. Lin-Manuel Miranda has said he was an influence on writing Hamilton. His crazy, fun work has truly made a unique difference in our culture. 

 

The new biopic called Weird: The Al Yankovic story is out now, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al. A wild (and totally “accurate”) account of Al’s life and rise to fame. Featuring Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna and Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, it’s the perfect example of Al’s work. 



Do you like Weird Al? What are some of your favorite songs? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Dare to Be Stupid” 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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Enjoying Halloween sometimes means some real-life spooky stories. This week we look into some of our local legends and tales that have creeped us out since our youth. Jay and Shua will be hiding under the bed for most of this week’s Enjoy Stuff. 

 

Tune in for some spooky legends we have experienced and why it helps make Halloween fun on Enjoy Stuff

 

News

Michael Keaton? Johnny Depp? BEETLEJUICE 2???!!! (You had me at Keaton)

Kellogg's Launches New Avatar: The Way of Water Inspired Cereal

Doctor Who? You mean, Doctor Where? The answer is Disney+

Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson are writing a 'Star Wars' film

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What we’re Enjoying

After hearing about Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reuniting at NYCC, he decided to download the most recent self-narrated book by Fox called, “​​No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality”. It is really an eye-opening and inspirational story. Jay discovered that his new house may hold some secrets in the form of a deep hole that may or may not be a Hellmouth. If we notice any demons emerging from below, we’ll let you know. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Sci-Fi Saturdays ended its crossover with 31 Days of Horror by looking at the creepy Sci-Fi thriller Event Horizon. It returns to traditional form with Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman in The Fifth Element. Book your multipass now!

 

Enjoy Life!

Spooky tales and legends get passed down from generation to generation. Come along with us and hear about some that have taken place where we live throughout our life. 

 

We start by sharing some of the ones we loved as kids, such as the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Mothman, and Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay monster. These get us excited to go get spooked and learn some history at the same time. 

 

Shua shares some legendary Colorado tales such as the Ghosts of Cheesman park, Riverdale Road, and of course the Shining inspired ghosts of The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. 

 

He also shares his favorite tale of the supposed cannibal Alferd Packer, who ate the men he was supposed to be leading over a pass in the winter. Something Shua always discourages his tour guides to do. 

 

Jay tells about the chilling tale of St Mary’s College in Ellicott, Maryland and the location of the Blair Witch Project, which has eerie tales of its own. 

 

The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California is the setting of many a ghost tale and mysteries of the widow who lived there. Plus, Jay shares a very creepy story of his youth when he almost became a character in another ominous happening.

 

Do you have spooky stories from where you live? Have you ever stayed in a haunted house? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I’m hiding in the closet” 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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We have an entire month's worth of movies for you to Enjoy as Jovial Jay runs down his entire lineup of 31 Days of Horror! Join us for some spooky classics both old and modern on Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

 

Jovial Jay’s annual October tradition of a scary movie a day returns on RetroZap.com. Join us as we discuss each of his articles that you can pair up with the movies and how to Enjoy your October with plenty of chills!

 

News

Sydney Sweeney is set to star in a new Barbarella film 

Got some time on your hands? Then you can start putting together the largest Marvel set ever with the new Hulkbuster set 

Spirited is a new Christmas movie with Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell

A sweet, Original NES ornament is available at a pretty sweet price  

The sequel you didn’t know you needed is on its way! Twister 2! 

Hope Jabba isn’t gluten intolerant, because Han Solo has been turned into a giant loaf of bread 

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay recently visited the Luray Caverns in Virginia, the largest caverns in the eastern United States. It’s wide variety of stalactites and stalagmites is a beautiful example of how nature still remains the most amazing features on our planet. Shua has been listening to the classic suite of music from Gustav Holst called The Planets. This music has inspired many composers, including John Williams when he wrote the soundtrack to Star Wars. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

 

Enjoy Movies!

31 Days of Horror is Jovial Jay’s annual analysis of some great scary movies. This week we look at the 2022 collection. 

 

[SFS] Night of the Creeps (1986)

The Final Girls (2015)

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

Hush (2016)

Malignant (2021)

The Babadook (2014)

[SFS] Critters (1986)

Nosferatu (1922) 

Frenzy (1972)

Visiting Hours (1982)

Army of Darkness (1993)

Ju-On: The Grudge (2003)

American Mary (2012)

The Blob (1988)

Out of the Dark (1988)

The Descent (2005) 

Last House on the Left (1972)

Hostel (2005)

Fear No Evil (1969)

Wrong Turn (2003)

[SFS] Flatliners (1990)

Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Happy Birthday to Me (1981) ← ”TODAY”

30 Days of Night (2007)

Happy Death Day (2017)

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

Friday The 13th Part II (1981)

[SFS] Event Horizon (1997)

Misery (1990)

Halloween Kills (2021)




Check back in to RetroZap every day this month to see what creepy movie Jay will give us next. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Which movies on the list have you seen? What were your favorite articles? First person that emails me with the subject line, “31 Days Rock!” 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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Grab your wooden stakes and garlic because this week we are looking at Vampires! Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nosferatu, we discuss some of the standout vampire movies in cinematic history, plus some of our sentimental favorites. Turns out there's enough to Enjoy even if you're going to live forever!

 

We’ve been fascinated with vampires for a really long time. But a German Expressionism film from 100 years ago called Nosferatu made a long lasting impression on the genre. It’s time to Enjoy some of those bloodsuckers!

 

News

Dunkin' has awesome Halloween Doughnuts (not available in US)

In a complete breakdown of civilization, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Will Not Air on Broadcast TV This Year

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is Releasing an ‘Amazing’ Spider-Man Box

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunite at New York Comic Con

Marvel Comics will be a part of Disney 100 Years of Wonder Celebration with Variant Covers featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and More

Scooby Doo 50th anniversary complete series is available with a cool collectible

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua finally received his comic book from Jack in the Box called The Return of Mark Hamill. This free souvenir is a total blast. A really funny interpretation of Hamill’s early job and eventual return as a Jack in the Box drive thru employee. He’s also been playing around with the new feature on iOS 16 that automatically selects a person, isolating them from the background. Jay has been indulging in Advil from his big move. But also catching up on the brilliant Star Trek series Lower Decks. A fun, creative, animated take on the Trek universe.   

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

31 Days of Horror continues! Here is the list of this week’s articles:

Visiting Hours (1982)

Army of Darkness (1993)

Ju-On: The Grudge (2003)

American Mary (2012)

The Blob (1988)

Out of the Dark (1988)

The Descent (2005) 

Check back in to RetroZap every day this month to see what creepy movie Jay will give us next. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

Do you like your meat rare? Are you more of a night person? Do you really like capes? You may be a vampire. From early stories like Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Jim Carey’s dated, but fun, Once Bitten, they have been a great way to tell scary stories in movies. We talk about some standout films and ones that we enjoyed growing up. 

 

Family Friendly Shows from Our Youth

-Nosferatu (1922)

-Original Dracula (1931) - released on Feb 14th! Ha!

-Christopher Lee Hammer films from 60s and 70s

-1979 Dracula Remake with Frank Langella

-The Lost Boys

-Fright Night

-Once Bitten

-Day Shift

-Interview with a Vampire

 

What did we watch growing up?

-The Fearless Vampire Killers

-Count Yorga

-Planet of the Vampires

-Lifeforce

 

That’s some of the ones we Enjoy. How about you? 

 

What are some of your favorite vampire movies? Do any of the ones we shared suck? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Bluh bluh” 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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Not all things are scary on Halloween. This week we Enjoy Stuff that's spooky, but not too spooky...or is it. Join Jovial Jay and Shua, if you dare! (Go ahead and dare, you'll be fine) 

 

Is Halloween too scary for you? Never fear, because we have some movies that will get you in the mood and not give you nightmares. Enjoy some not-too-spooky movies with Jovial Jay and Shua. 

 

News

Taika Waititi’s Time Bandits is progressing and now has some big stars

Missing the delivery of your Holiday Toy Catalog? The Amazon Holiday Kids Gift Book has arrived!

Director Danny Boyle is going to be directing a dance adaptation of ‘The Matrix’ 

Pop-Tarts Gets Ready for the Holidays With New holiday flavors

A Chicago family made a 'Stranger Things' Halloween spooktacular and it is awesome!

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What we’re Enjoying

Jay got in the mood for this episode by watching the sequel to Hocus Pocus on Disney+. It was fun, so stay tuned. Shua has been looking for some wacky things to listen to. Or should we say ‘looney’ things to listen to. He put on a playlist of Looney Tunes classic music on Spotify that reminded him of some of the classic cartoons.  

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

31 Days of Horror continues! Here is the list of this week’s articles:

Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

Hush (2016)

Malignant (2021)

The Babadook (2014)

Critters (1986)

Nosferatu (1922)

Frenzy (1972)

Check back in to RetroZap every day this month to see what creepy movie Jay will give us next. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

What do you do when you’re a Halloween-loving parent, but your kids are just too young to expose them to The Shining, Friday the 13th, or It? You start ‘em off light!  There are all kinds of fun Halloween movies to get your kids addicted to the thrill of the scare, but won’t cost you thousands of dollars of therapy later on. (Well, at least not from these movies. Anything else you do to screw them up is on you) This week we look at some of the memorable, Halloween movies that are not too scary and how to Enjoy them. 

 

Family Friendly Shows from Our Youth

-The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t (1979)

-Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)

-The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976)

-Elvira’s Halloween Special (1986)

 

Family Friendly for littler kids

-Hocus Pocus 1,2 (1993 and 2022)

-Casper (1995)

-Coco (2017)

 

A little older kids

-Addams Family (1991)

-Ghostbusters (1984)

-Beetlejuice (1988)

 

Those crazy teens

-Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

-Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

-Army of Darkness (1992)

-The Burbs (1989)

 

Other TV Specials

-Simpsons Treehouse of Horror specials

-Toy Story of Terror on Disney+

-Garfield’s Halloween Adventure

-Pac-Man Halloween Special

 

That’s the list we came up with. And we know there are tons more. 



What other movies do you like that aren’t too spooky? Do you prefer these or are you more into gore? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I’m no scaredy cat” 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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The Hunter's Moon will grace our skies this week, which means you better stay inside if you don't have any silver bullets. Enjoy Stuff explores the mystery and history of the full moon. 

 

Sunday is the Hunter’s moon. Have you noticed extra hair on your body? Do your teeth feel a little sharper? Are you craving the taste of blood? If so, please lock yourself in your home, and while you’re in there, listen as Enjoy Stuff explores the full moon.

 

News

Now you can buy the Byers family house from Stranger Things (Christmas lights not included)

The Star Wars Black Series Holiday figures have been revealed

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What we’re Enjoying

Shua is really digging the vibe of the new Star Wars series on Disney+, Andor. It’s a bit more gritty than we are used to, but Diego Luna is fantastic as Cassian, and the real world settings feel very ‘original trilogy’. In between his busy moving schedule, Jay has been reading some retro Dr. Strange comics from the mid 80s. It’s always fun to revisit the origins of some of the great stuff we are getting today. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

31 Days of Horror is finally here! So far he has given us Night of the Creeps, The Final Girls, and tonight’s film Trick r Treat. Check back in to RetroZap every day this month to see what creepy movie Jay will give us next. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy The Full Moon!

As long as humans have been looking up to the sky, we have been fascinated by the moon. And once a month, that mysterious jewel in the sky appears big and bright and full, giving us even more to wonder about. 

 

Lycanthropy is the transformation of a person into a wolf and stories of this curse date all the way back to the Epic of Gilgamesh. Werewolves even show up in Greek mythology in the Legend of Lycaon. 

 

Since these stories have endured, it’s no surprise that they showed up in movies very early. The first movie featuring a lycanthrope was The Werewolf from 1913. Unfortunately, it was lost to fire and can never be seen again. But a few years later, a silent western called Wolf Blood (1925) appeared and can still be viewed. 

 

The 1935 film Wolf Blood starring Henry Hull gave us some of the tropes we still use today, such as the curse being passed on by a bite, transformations occurring because of a full moon, and that the cursed will try to lock themselves up to protect others. 

 

The popularity has never disappeared in cinema. We still remember some legendary and groundbreaking films such as Universal’s The Wolf Man (1941) and An American Werewolf in London (1981) which started a new chapter in special effects. Plus, a few fun ones like Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf (1985)

 

Check out some classic (and wonderfully cheesy) films from Full Moon Entertainment. Or some classic music about our lunar neighbor like Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty, Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival, or Moonage Daydream by David Bowie. 

 

But the movies aren’t the only place you can see people howling. Cartoons gave us the Groovy Ghoulies and Fang Face. And even our breakfast is not immune to the moon when you eat Frute Brute cereal. 



What’s your favorite story of the moon? Do you stay indoors when the moon is full? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Fly Me to the Moon” 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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The New Scooby Doo Movies was the place to be for 70's Hollywood stars! This week Jovial Jay and Shua celebrate this fun Scooby series and how much fun they were on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Hollywood guest stars galore on 1972’s The New Scooby Doo Movies! Join us as we look back on one of the most unique of the Scooby series. 

 

News

David Harbour will star in a movie version of the 90’s racing video game Gran Turismo

If you like Stranger Things, you can now stay in a very authentically themed room in a Graduate hotel 

Check out the new LEGO minifig-sized handheld video game from PocketStar

Why are our favorite retro cartoons responsible for the climate crisis? Listen in to find out who the morons are that are making this claim

Modern day Scooby Doo movies are coming to Netflix October 1



What we’re Enjoying

Jay lept right into the new reboot of the Quantum Leap series, with Raymond Lee as the newest leaper. The premise follows a team that has been looking for Dr. Sam Beckett somewhere in time, but for reasons we aren’t yet aware of, Lee’s character Dr. Ben Song gets trapped for the same reason as the original. There’s a lot of potential here and we can’t wait to see where it goes. Shua got a bit more medieval by jumping into Amazon Prime’s Tolkien series Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power. It’s an origin story of the rings that takes place in a whole different age as the Peter Jackson movies. He is loving it! 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

31 Days of Horror is coming on October 1! In the meantime, Sci-Fi Saturdays will be on a little break. But you can check out some cool new filming locations with his MCU Location Scout. There are new entries from She-Hulk and Thor: Love and Thunder.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Cartoons!

In 1972 Hanna-Barbera debuted the second chapter of the still popular Scooby Doo series called “The New Scooby Doo Movies”. This popular series ran 24 hour-long episodes, the only Scooby Doo series to be that long. But what really made it stand out was the “real-life”-ish guest stars in each episode. These guest stars joined the Scooby gang to track down the truth of a mystery. A lot of the guests were voiced by their true life counterparts, or at least the voice actors that portrayed the animated characters on other Hanna-Barbera cartoons. 

 

Some of our favorite guest stars were Don Knotts, the Harlem Globetrotters, Sandy Duncan, Davy Jones, Jonathan Winters, and Batman and Robin, and Don Adams. They got the opportunity to have fun with the Scooby gang and make us wonder who was going to be on next week. 



Did you watch The New Scooby Doo Movies? Who were your favorite guests? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Enroy Ruff” 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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Sports movies help to inspire the world. But sometimes the best ones are about sports that are unconventional. This week Jovial Jay and Shua look at some of their favorite movies and how an unlikely sport inspires us to Enjoy Stuff!

 

Football, baseball, and basketball may be some of the most popular sports, but they certainly aren’t the only ones that we love to watch. Let’s look at some of the other sports on Enjoy Stuff! 

 

News

A new, super cool special edition of The Beatles Revolver will be coming in October

A new trailer for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery trailer is released

Get ready for a new TRON video game

We cover a bunch of D23 announcements about Star Wars, Willow, Disney parks, and more!



What we’re Enjoying

Shua has been smelling things up in his house with a new candle scent. The Magic Candle Company released their latest scent called Saturday Mornings and it smells just like Fruity Pebbles with a touch of childhood. Jay has been putting most of his energy into preparing for a big move! While going through all of his great stuff, he’s also been enjoying some horror movies in preparation for… 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

31 Days of Horror is coming on October 1! In the meantime, Sci-Fi Saturdays will be on a little break. But you can check out some cool new filming locations with his MCU Location Scout. There are new entries from She-Hulk and Thor: Love and Thunder.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports…Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, and Soccer! Again…and again. But there are plenty of other sports to enjoy too. Each one with their own way to tell an underdog story. 

 

Diving, golf, bowling, skiing, dog sledding and more. This week we pull just a few movies from a nice long list of movies about unconventional sports. Listen in to see if you hear one of your favorites and let us know what we should add to the list! 



Do you get inspired by sports movies? What kind of unconventional sports do you like? First person that emails me with the subject line, “The agony of defeat” 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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Blade Runner was released 40 years ago. Over the years it has become known as an artistic, cinematic masterpiece. Join Jay and Shua as they revisit this haunting and influential film on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Ridley Scott’s vision for the Philip K Dick novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ was very different from the book, and Harrison Ford’s performance as Rick Deckard helped to make Blade Runner a legendary movie.  

 

News

Did you know there was a secret Back to the Future museum in Massachusetts?

The new Delorean Alpha 5 prototype has been revealed

Hostess has shared its upcoming fall lineup

John Williams had a surprise for an audience at a concert in the Hollywood Bowl. A new song from the new Indiana Jones movie!



What we’re Enjoying

During Better Call Saul’s final season, Jay wanted to rewatch all of Breaking Bad. It verified with him what an amazing pair of series they were. Are you a fan? Shua started a new docuseries on FX called Welcome to Wrexham. It’s about a small, failing football club in Wales that was purchased by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who want to revitalize the team and the community. A true and interesting story. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Sci-Fi Saturdays is going on hiatus until October 1 when we’ll get our first 31 Days of Horror movie reviews. Make sure you check one out each day. Plus, you can go back and revisit some of his past Sci-Fi articles on Retrozap.com.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

Forty years ago, Blade Runner was expected to be another breakout sci-fi movie for the super star Harrison Ford. It may not have been the immediate success they had hoped. But over time it has only grown in popularity. Ridley Scott, early in his career, adapted the novel by Philip K Dick called ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’. He changed the movie title to another title that he had purchased, called Blade Runner, which was not related in any way to the Dick story. 

 

The shoot was not an easy one, and sometimes tensions were high. But in the end we were given a sci-fi, noir, dystopian, cyberpunk piece of art. With themes of identity, technology, and mortality we, as an audience, are often left to interpret the stories of each of the complex characters. 

 

The strong use of symbolism, the unique lighting, and haunting music became a model for futuristic movies from then on. It spawned sequels and spinoffs that may or may not have captured the feel of the original. Be sure to check out Jay’s Sci-Fi Saturdays article for Blade Runner for a terrific breakdown and analysis of the whole thing. 



What do you think of Blade Runner? Would you own a replicant snake? Did you read all of these show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Tears in the rain” 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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Mad Libs is a ridiculous word game that has been around for more than 60 years! By blindly picking fun, descriptive words from every part of speech, you create a story that will make you laugh out loud! Join Jovial Jay and Shua as they get goofy with words on Enjoy Stuff

 

Is movie hype fun? A lot of money is pumped into letting everyone know about your film. Trailers, interviews, products with movie images plastered everywhere….the machine makes sure we know about it. Is it too much or can it be an enjoyable experience?

 

News

The Christmas Story sequel gets a date on HBO Max

The inventor of the Trapper Keeper has died

A new Confess Fletch trailer has been released

The final Weird: The Al Yankovic Story trailer has also dropped

Are you willing to try the Oscar Mayer Cold Dog?

Kellogg’s could pay you $5,000 to have cereal for dinner

A Clue animated series is in the works!



What we’re Enjoying

Shua has been too busy to enjoy much, so he painted his classroom to enjoy that. The theme is inspired by Adventureland in the Disney Parks. What do you think? Jay watched the Jordan Peele suspense film Nope. He enjoyed it but has thoughts on where it falls on the spectrum of his other movies.  

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Sci-Fi Saturdays is going on hiatus until October 1 when we’ll get our first 31 Days of Horror movie reviews. Make sure you check one out each day. Plus, you can go back and revisit some of his past Sci-Fi articles on Retrozap.com.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Games!

This week we break out the classic word game Mad Libs! We set up some goofy stories by blindly preparing a variety of words from just about every part of speech. Plus, we discuss some of the history of the game, and other ways you can play. 



Do you like Mad Libs? Do you play it straight or get a little immature? Did you read all of these show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I’m so adjective I verb nouns” 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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Enjoy the HYPE! Movie marketing has evolved over the years but no matter what form it takes, it's meant to get us all excited! Is it too much? Or is it what really makes the movie more fun? Jovial Jay and Shua look at the hype they grew up with and how we had fun with it!

 

Is movie hype fun? A lot of money is pumped into letting everyone know about your film. Trailers, interviews, products with movie images plastered everywhere….the machine makes sure we know about it. Is it too much or can it be an enjoyable experience?

 

News

Ferris Bueller is getting a spinoff!

Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return makes its way to Disney+ as an exciting documentary

R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned is a sequel that snuck up on us

Need more Sega games? How about the cool, new Sega Mega Drive Mini 2?

The Child Mullet Champion has been crowned!



What we’re Enjoying

Jay checked out the Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dog vampire movie on Netflix called Day Shift. Probably not an instant classic, but a fun, vampire hunting romp. Shua is loving the funny and creative Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.   

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks is an homage to the Sci-Fi films of the 50s. At the time it came out, it had some innovative effects and a ton of big named stars. Jay revisits it this week on Sci-Fi Saturdays to determine how well it has aged. Maybe not as well as we’d hoped.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

In the early days of cinema, the only thing you needed to convince audiences to check out your motion picture was the fact that the picture was in motion. As audiences have become more sophisticated over the years, marketing movies has too. 

 

When we were growing up, there were a variety of creative ways to let everyone know about your movie, and it was aimed at specific audiences. For example, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was for families. Where do families eat? McDonalds! Voila! The first Happy Meal. 

 

In addition to kids' fast food toys, those quick dining establishments sometimes provided fine dinnerware, such as the Pepsi/Burger King Superman glasses in 1979. Now your family can invite people over for a fancy meal!

 

In 1989, Batman was everywhere, thanks to the marketing division. Billboards, cereal, TV, radio, everywhere! They used the well-known character of Batman by giving us simple images and using our prior knowledge to make it feel a bit more artistic. 

 

The Matrix took an unknown premise to offer us a mystery. What is the Matrix? Nobody knew back then. And we desperately wanted to find out. 

 

When Return of the Jedi came out, we enhanced our viewing experience with behind the scene TV specials that showed us exactly how they made it. Did this spoil the movie? On the contrary. We wanted to go check it out again to see how all that came together. 

 

By the time The Phantom Menace was being made, Lucasfilm took marketing to a whole new level! You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing Episode I images. Some say they may have gone too far, but we know we sure had fun in the summer of ‘99. 



Is hype a bad thing? Is it the fun part of the movie experience? Did you read all of these show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Jump aboard the Hype train!” 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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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe not only introduced a generation of kids to new toys, cartoons, and movies; but it also changed the way all of those were marketed. This week we look back at the 40th anniversary of the toys and how they influenced us.

 

By the power of Greyskull, we have the scoop on how He-Man and the Masters of the Universe influenced a generation of kids and the whole toy industry. 

 

News

We have more news on the return of Quantum Leap

Get ready for a new Highlander, but this time it’s Henry Cavill 

Mark Hamill’s Jack in the Box exploits can now be read about in a FREE comic book!

Love Death + Robots has been renewed for a fourth season

Fo shizzle, you’ve just gotta try out Snoop Dogg’s new cereal, Snoop Loopz

We are pumped up about Tim Burton’s new Netflix Addam’s Family series called Wednesday



What we’re Enjoying

Shua was interested and entertained by the Disney+ documentary series called Light and Magic. It was an origin story of the innovative special effects company Industrial Light and Magic. You may be surprised how their necessity to innovate has changed the way movies are made. Jay finally got to the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomex. It’s a fun mystery ride that keeps you guessing and laughing.  

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Sci-Fi Saturdays look at a great outing in the Star Trek movie franchise. Star Trek: First Contact may have been the second Next Generation film, but it felt like a first epic outing. Directed by Jonathan Frakes, it was a sci-fi, time-traveling, character-developing, action packed romp through the ST universe. Jay breaks it all down and gets you pumped to revisit the Borg and the crew of the Enterprise.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Toys!

In 1982, Mattel’s battle for dominance over the juggernaut of Hasbro and their Star Wars action figures finally began to put a chink in their rival’s armor when they released a new line of toys for boys called He-Man and Masters of the Universe. 

 

Despite not having background originating in movies, cartoons, or comic books, these toys used many of the aspects that boys were craving in the early 80’s, fantasy and power. To sell the toys to distributors like Toys R Us, Mattel ordered mini comics to go with the toys, and later a Lou Scheimer, Filmation animated series. 

 

The model was an incredible success! Toys flew off the shelves and their profits soared! Not only that but it set the standard for selling a wide variety of toys by using media to promote it. Transformers, GI Joe, Care Bears…You almost couldn’t watch an 80’s cartoon that wasn’t connected to a toy line. 

 

In addition to all of those and the merchandise that followed, He-Man also inspired a live action movie starring Dolf Lundgren as the title character and legendary actor Frank Langella as Skeletor. The movie went in a strange direction by mostly taking place on modern day Earth as opposed to Eternia. While it may not have been a success, it has gained a cult following. 

 

He-Man is still around today, but hasn’t achieved the success the company enjoyed in the 80’s. Either way, it made a significant impact on several industries and is beloved by a large group of fans. 

 

Did you watch Masters of the Universe? Do you have the power? Did you read all of these show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Let’s ride a tiger!” 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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Steve Martin is a comedian, actor, musician, and so much more! This week we celebrate the birthday of an entertainment legend by looking back on an incredible career. Enjoy Stuff from a Wild and Crazy Guy!

 

Get ready to be amazed at the body of work from a talented entertainer! Steve Martin has been working for years to make us laugh. From The Jerk to Only Murders in the Building, we remember all the ways Steve impressed and entertained us on Enjoy Stuff.

 

News

Remembering Olivia Newton John

The Halloween Monster Cereals welcome back Frute Brute to the lineup

Later this year, a John Hughes Movie Soundtrack Collection will be released in a New Box Set called “Life Moves Pretty Fast”

Mark Hamill has fun at a Jack in the Box drive through where he once got fired

A cool site called My80sTV.com provides you with some great retro entertainment

An update on Choco Taco

Soon you can play virtual mini golf in the world of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth

There is a live action Pac-Man movie in development



What we’re Enjoying

Jay watched the popular movie Prey and was impressed with the original story and interesting new characters. He agreed it is a worthy addition to the franchise. Shua has enjoyed getting his mind blown by the twists and turns of season 4 of Westworld. It is a wild ride that keeps you guessing about what  is really going on. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Sci-Fi Saturdays look at a John Carpenter sequel called Escape From L.A. Kurt Russel returns as Snake Pliskin in a 2013 dystopian Los Angeles prison. But it really doesn’t live up to the original, Escape from New York. Still, you can have fun and Enjoy even if it’s not what you expect.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Life!

Steve Martin was born August 14, 1945. He really started entertaining people at 15 years old when he worked at the magic store in Disneyland. 

 

But after that he went on to work in Hollywood as a writer on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and started developing his stand-up routine. Years of this lead to appearances on TV, especially Saturday Night Live.

 

Popularity rose to point where he got a leading role in his own movie. Carl Reiner directed him in The Jerk, his first big lead, in 1979. After that he dabbled in musicals, drama, cameos and so much more. 

 

Check out this week’s show to hear about a ton of other roles he had such as All of Me; Three Amigos; Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; and more! 

 

Plus, we touch on his music, which is pretty impressive in itself, and a ton of awards he has acquired over his life. Steve Martin truly is a legend. 

 

Are you a fan of Steve Martin? What’s your favorite role? Did you read all of these show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Excuuuuse Me!” 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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With so much uncertainty in the world, it can be hard to Enjoy Stuff. But sometimes that's what makes life interesting. This week we find ways to find the fun in the unknown on Enjoy Stuff.

 

Do you get anxious when you don’t know what to expect? It can be hard to get through each day when things are uncertain. This week we try to find the fun in not knowing and share what we do to cope. 

 

News

Remembering Nichelle Nichols

Green candy bars?! Must be Halloween

Get ready for National Mustard Day by enjoying a mustard donut

Jake Gyllenhaal is going to star in a Rad House reboot

And Selena Gomex will do the same with Working Girl (well, she probably won’t be playing a bouncer)



What we’re Enjoying

Shua finally got around to seeing the Nicholas Cage action comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Nicholas Cage plays Nicholas Cage and Pedro Pascal plays Nicholas Cage lover, Javi Gutierrez. There’s a ton of Nicholas Cage and there’s a ton of laughs. Jay checked out the new film Honor Society with Angourie Rice and Gaten Matarazzo

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

It may be August, but it can still be Independence Day. That’s the movie Jay analyzes this week on Sci-Fi Saturdays. This legendary Roland Emerich disaster, popcorn movie was a big hit in the summer of 1996 and had everyone feeling the excitement of watching the world get destroyed. (Not so much fun when it actually happens) Jay breaks it down and looks at special FX, Societal Commentary, and fun.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Life!

Pandemics, climate change, political uprisings, dogs and cats living together. It’s safe to say that the citizens of planet Earth have a lot on our minds these days. This can make it pretty tricky to face each day. 

 

But here at Enjoy Stuff, we try to find the fun in everything, even uncertainty. The entertainment we watch can be full of the unknown as well. When we were younger, The Empire Strikes Back left us with questions that we didn’t get answers to for three years. As a kid, that can mess you up. 

 

Disaster movies, horror movies, even dramas build up a sense of tension to get to an exciting climax. It’s fun to watch but can be harder to deal with when it’s really you. We look at some of the things we can do to keep a sense of hope in this crazy world. 

 

What do you do to cope with uncertainty? How do you find hope? First person that emails me with the subject line, “The only thing constant is change” 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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Powerful women influence history. As we grew up we watched some very strong female characters that helped to shape culture and bring about positive change. Let's remember great characters from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and how they inspired us!

 

What women inspired us growing up? Of course our moms. But we were so entrenched in movies and TV that there’s no way we could have escaped the influence of the characters that we saw there. Let’s explore the female characters that shaped us. 

 

News

RIP Tony Dow, Paul Sorvino, and TRON actor David Warner

No Bueno! Chaco Taco is going away for good! 

Light & Magic, is now streaming on Disney+

Get ready for a spicy way to start your day with Cinna Fuego Toast Crunch!

Just in time for school to start, Post is releasing two new snack packs; Starburst All Pink Juicy Gels and Fruity Pebbles Yogurt Snack Packs

Matt Frewer will be b-b-back as Max in a new series on AMC  

Check out some retro news from San Diego Comic Con



What we’re Enjoying

In anticipation of the new She-Hulk series on Disney+, Jay pulled out the 2004 She-Hulk comics by Dan Slott. These are great stories that we may or may not be seeing in the new series. But either way, it’s always fun to Enjoy Stuff. Shua has been listening to a book by John Scalzi called The Kaiju Preservation Society and narrated by Wil Wheaton. It’s a story of a guy that gets a job with a group of people that are observing and taking care of giant Kaijus on another Earth. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

This week Jay revisits a 1995 sci-fi movie with Peter Weller called Screamers. It’s adapted from a book by Philip K Dick and written by Dan O’Bannon. These sound great, but don’t really translate very successfully. Either way, you get some decent effects and action scenes with 90s cheese. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Life!

Our incredible Moms worked so hard to raise us and we appreciate everything they did. But they weren’t the only women that we learned from as we grew up. As we watched movies and TV when our minds were impressionable, we got to see women have more opportunities and take charge to show the world that they were a force to be reckoned with. 

 

Those characters helped to shape our view of culture and inspire us to be supportive partners in the challenge to give everyone equal opportunity. These characters were just a sampling of the many female influences we had, but they embodied some very positive characteristics. Listen in as we talk about actresses that showed independence, intelligence, strength, leadership, determination, and humor. 

 

Who were the female characters that inspired you? How did they make a positive difference in your life? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Still, she persisted” 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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Take a break from the present, Pilgrim and mount up! Jovial Jay and Shua strap on the chaps, kick on the spurs, and don the ten-gallon hat as they remember some of the great Western movies and TV shows they grew up with. Get along l'il doggies and Enjoy Stuff!

 

Hollywood may have romanticized the Old West to create a pretty unrealistic view of history, but it sure made for some great movies. Cowboy movies have been around for more than 100 years, but some of them really stood out as we were growing up. Giddy up, pardners and get ready to Enjoy some Westerns.

 

News

Kellogg’s and Nickelodeon are ready to fill your guts with slime! Well, Apple Jacks Slime Cereal anyway

We have new, official images of the LEGO Atari 2600 set, and it is almost cooler than the real thing. 

The ice cream van is coming down your street. And the sign on the truck says “Hot” and “Now” because there are new Ice Cream inspired donuts at Krispy Kreme

Nintendo is breaking into pictures! They just bought a movie studio to make their own movies based on their IP



What we’re Enjoying

Look out for Shua because he’s been flinging axes at a place in town called Flanneljax. Who knew that axe throwing could be a fun group activity? Well, Monty Python knew it was OK to be a lumberjack. Jay finally made it to see Pixar’s Lightyear. He enjoyed the story but thought they could have done even more. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he revisits the 1995 Bruce Willis film 12 Monkeys. Willis plays a time traveler that is sent back in time to save the future from a raging disease. The world is a mess because of disease and famine and a bunch of leaders that aren’t helping to solve the…uh…  Um, I don’t think he succeeded. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies, Pardner!

Did you know that Westerns have been around since 1899? That’s practically the Old West anyway. (Maybe they were just called movies back then) The famous Great Train Robbery (1903) may not have been the first, but it helped secure the genre as a main staple in Hollywood forever. 

 

When we were growing up, a lot of the classics were played on TV. That’s where we saw great flicks like The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). Clint Eastwood established himself as a very tough cowboy in the Spaghetti Westerns by Sergio Leone. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) especially has some legendary scenes. 

 

John Wayne really epitomized the cowboy image in a ton of movies. The Searchers (1956) didn’t paint a very good picture of the Native Americans, but director John Ford established some incredible vistas that movie makers still use to set the scene today. And True Grit (1969) won him an academy award for the part of Rooster Cogburn. A role that would be reprised in 2010 by Jeff Bridges in the remake. 

 

The 80s and 90s were no slouches when it came to Westerns either. The success of movies like Silverado (1985) brought forth a resurgence of the genre. Young Guns (1988) and Tombstone (1993) helped young stars make their mark and build some strong careers. 

 

But they weren’t all just straight Westerns. Some were hysterical, like Blazing Saddles (1974) or Three Amigos (1986). Or they may have Sci-Fi elements in them like Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) or Back to the Future III (1990). 

 

Plus, it was a genre that could be easily played out on TV. Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. were going strong for years. The Westerns audience was built up by early stories of The Lone Ranger, Davy Crockett, and Daniel Boone. 

 

Historically accurate or not, Westerns give storytellers the opportunity to tell some morality tales and establish some very interesting characters. 

 

Do you like any Westerns? Would you wear a white hat or a black hat? Are you reading all the show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “There’s a snake in my boot!” 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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The Untouchables is an iconic movie by Brian De Palma that kickstarted careers and told the story of Elliot Ness. Jovial Jay and Shua remember the 1987 film on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Al Capone may have lost his empire and died many years ago, but his legacy lives on in TV and movies. 35 years ago Brian DePalma interpreted his story in the movie The Untouchables. This week we look back and remember the legendary film. 

 

News

A new LEGO set featuring Bowzer is great for collectors and those with some coin

You can bid on George Clooney’s Batman nipple suit for just $40,000

Day Shift is a new vampire hunter movie on Netflix, starring Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg

Missing Movies”, a consortium of film artists and professionals is trying to save long forgotten films

Star Wars and Marvel are crossing paths again with Alden Ehrenreich



What we’re Enjoying

Jay was pleasantly surprised to enjoy a new Hulu show called Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself. A poignant performance of illusion and identity. Shua read Wil Wheaton’s annotated autobiography Still Just a Geek, which paints a very true to life portrait of the actor’s struggles in life. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he revisits the 1995 film Strange Days. It tells the story of a not too distant Los Angeles future and a conspiracy. Despite the setting, it is an underrated sci-fi movie that is worth another look. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

This week we look back for the 35th anniversary of The Untouchables. It tells the story of Elliot Ness and his quest to take down Al Capone, whose gang used American’s prohibition laws to gain power and money in the 1930’s. Make sure to read Jay’s Cinemanalysis article about The Untouchables on RetroZap.com. 

 

Morality themes are just one of the many reasons this movie became legendary. Brian De Palma used his classic filmmaking skills to tell this story in a dramatic and intriguing way. 

 

And the actors’ performances created the tension that kept the audiences intrigued, even though we knew some of the outcomes of the history. Kevin Costner plays Elliot Ness in one of his early film roles. Ness was the Federal Agent tasked to clean up Chicago in the 30’s

 

Robert DeNiro plays Al Capone. He really got into his role. He even wore the same type of underwear as Capone. His performance was downright scary as you watched and wondered how far the gangster would go. 

 

And then there’s Sean Connery. His role as Jim Malone won him his only Oscar. He was a tough beat cop that helped Ness take down the bad guys in the ‘Chicago way’. 

 

Listen in as we discuss what made this such a great movie and why you should see it again. 

 

Have you seen The Untouchables? What did you think? Are you reading all the show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Never bring a knife to a gunfight” 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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It may be Slurpee Day, but that's not the only reason to celebrate! It's Shua's birthday! He and Jovial Jay will party by testing knowledge in a game of Gyp-Parody! Plus, we get to hear what's on Shua's Bucket List as we Enjoy Stuff!

 

Bucket Lists and Party games as we celebrate Shua’s birthday!

 

News

The New Atari Collection comes with over 90 retro games including some surprises!

Wanna buy a Jetsons house? You can in Tulsa, Oklahoma

A vintage style Burger King has been found behind a wall in a Delaware Mall



What we’re Enjoying

Thank you for Enjoying Stuff. Thank you very much! Shua is sporting some sideburns and rhinestones after experiencing Baz Luhrman’s movie, Elvis. It was a wild (and pretty accurate) depiction of the King’s life. Jay got to relive the days of dropping quarters at the Retrocade in Asheville, North Carolina. A two level trip back in time to the arcades of old. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. Ghost in the Shell is a classic example of Anime and great storytelling. Jay examines the classic tale on Sci-Fi Saturdays.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Life!

As we get older, we start to look back on the stuff we’ve always wanted to do. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson taught everyone that this is called your bucket list. On Shua’s birthday, he has decided to share some of his bucket list items. He considers himself very fortunate to have accomplished a lot of his goals in life. 

 

After reflecting on the wonders of life, it’s time for a little fun and games. Aleaks Jay-Beck leads Shua through a board of categories and questions on a game of Gyp-Parody.

The categories are At the Movies, Prime Time, A Pocket Full of Quarters, and TechnoRetro Dads History.  Play along and see how many Shua-Bucks you can win!

 

What’s on your bucket list? Did you do well at our version of Jeopardy? Are you reading all the show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Daily Double!” 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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In the United States today marks the day that a revolution gave us our independence from England. Many movies also show us characters that fight against oppression, reminding us that we can stand together and fight for justice for all. This week we celebrate by rebelling!

 

Whether it’s the rebel alliance or just a breakfast club, it is important to be reminded to treat everyone fairly. We are all on this Earth together!

 

News

A Back to the Future musical is headed to Broadway in 2023

John Williams is stepping away from movie music

Michael J Fox will be given an honorary Oscar for his work on Parkinsons awareness

Bill Nye just got hitched and is getting ready for a new show on Peacock next month

Amazon Freevee adds a 24 hour ALF channel



What we’re Enjoying

Jay watched Men With Brooms. A Canadian film with Leslie Nielsen that was recommended by Earbud Mike. If you want to experience a feel good story about curling, this one’s for you! Shua jumped into the next frontier, but not with Star Trek. Instead he has jumped right on board The Orville season 3. With its ramped up budget and timely stories, this is a good one. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. The Handmaid’s Tale is a chilling piece of speculative fiction. This movie deserves a revisit to remind us that society has the potential to take a serious turn for the frighteningly worse. Jay breaks it down and compares it to our world today. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

Movies are a rich landscape of revolutions and rebellions. For decades cinema has been a place to tell of the bravery and heroics of rebels from the past, present, and future. Listen in for a listing of movies that we found rebellion in. 

 

Which movies do you feel are good examples of rebellion? How do they inspire you to make a difference? Are you reading all the show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Freedom!” 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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1982 was an epic year in movies! So many legendary films graced our cinemas and gave us a lifetime of memories. Jay and Shua remember some of the great stories that we saw 40 years ago on Enjoy Stuff.

 

Jump into the Wayback Machine for a trip to the movies in the summer of 1982! There were so many great movies to experience. Jay and Shua remember a ton on Enjoy Stuff!

 

News

Planet of the Apes is coming to Marvel Comics

Pluto TV has a 24 hour Transformers channel

What do you think of French’s Ketchup flavored popsicle?

The Voyager Spacecraft will be powered down soon

A VHS copy of Back to the Future just sold for $75,000

Scientists have invented living skin for robots

What do you think of the Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation trailer with Weird Al?



What we’re Enjoying

Shua is here to tell you that Lightyear is a great movie and lots of fun. Go see it and enjoy! Jay  revisited the under appreciated Mike Myers movie So I Married an Axe Murderer. It’s a fun movie with a lot of memorable humor. He also watched Eve of Destruction. It was also…a movie. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. Waterworld was the most expensive movie ever made for a while. Kevin Costner was on top of the world when he made this Mad Max on water saga. Did it live up to the hype? Read Jay’s article to find out. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

For many movie lovers, 1982 was the best year for movies. So many legendary films were released that year. This week Jay and Shua look at the successful movies that came out in the summer of ‘82. Check out the images below for some of the greats, and let us know which ones you like!

 

Which movies from ‘82 do you like? Do you still revisit them today? Are you reading all the show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Kaaaaahn!” 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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Surely you've heard of Leslie Nielsen. Surely you've seen some of the more than 200 movies he's been in. Surely you think he was one of the funniest actors ever. Jovial Jay and Shua look back on the memorable roles of this talented man. Listen in to Enjoy Stuff and don't call me Shirley. 

 

Leslie Nielsen spent years trying to be a leading man in a number of dramatic movies with limited success. But then a lucky casting in the 1980 movie Airplane! as Dr. Rumack put him on a completely different path. After that, he became part of some of the funniest roles in history. Come along with us as we celebrate the career of a legend. 

 

News

Knives Out Sequel Gets Official Title With Teaser Video

Butcher Billy has created some very cool Stranger Things posters

The Thing is coming back to theaters for a couple days to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Real Genius returns to video in a 4K ultra set



What we’re Enjoying

Jay finally got to check out Operation: Mincemeat on Netflix and it didn’t disappoint. Have you seen this World War II movie about a real life British operation that helped turn the tide of the war and even gave a famous James Bond author some ideas. Shua experienced Jurassic Park: Dominion in the theaters and was pleasantly surprised how much fun it is. Check it out yourself and be prepared to Enjoy Stuff!

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he revisits a classic Keanu Reeves film from early in his career called Johnny Mnemonic. An interesting premise where Reeves gets to smuggle data in his brain. Check it out, including his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

Leslie William Nielsen was born in 1926 in Canada. His father was a Canadian Mountie and his brother eventually became the Deputy Prime Minister. But Leslie caught the acting bug from a famous uncle and began his career acting on a wide variety of TV shows. 

 

Eventually he was cast as the dashing captain in the 1956 sci-fi movie Forbidden Planet. This first role didn’t necessarily start a lucrative career, but it did give him his start in movies. 

 

But he also continued some TV roles, such as the lead character in Disney’s Swamp Fox series. 

 

The manly actor played the Captain of a doomed cruise ship in The Poseidon Adventure and this is what caught the eye of the Zucker brothers. 

 

When the Zuckers were creating Airplane! in 1980, they wanted a cast of dramatic actors that had been in disaster movies. Nielsen fit that bill. He played Dr. Rumack, who took care of the sick passengers, described how the illness progressed with vivid details, and inspired Ted Stryker with tales of George Zip.

 

This breakout role dictated the rest of his career as he now played some of the zaniest characters ever created, most notably Lieutenant Frank Drebin. Drebin was the bumbling but dedicated detective of Police Squad, a special division of the Police Department. The unlikely hero made his debut in the short-lived TV series Police Squad, but really became successful in the Naked Gun movies.

 

After that, Nielsen made dozens of wacky comedies and spoofs and set the bar high for comedians after him. Especially when it comes to giving interviews and controlling bodily functions. 

 

Are you a fan of Leslie Nielsen? Do you use his many movie quotes on a daily basis? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Don’t call me Shirley” 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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It's almost Father's Day! The TechnoRetro Dads look at some of the (scientifically minded) father figures that influenced them in movies and TV. Jay and Shua celebrate Dad-dom on Enjoy Stuff

 

Not all scientists are trying to reanimate the dead. Dr. Frankenstein may not have been a good father figure, but there were plenty of good influences in movies and TV. This week we remember some of the father figures we Enjoy classic movie dads. 

 

News

Big Hero 6 will soon come to Disney+

The prankster kid from Jaws is now a police chief on the island where the movie was filmed

Did you get the limited edition mashup of Peanut Butter Ritz and Oreos? 

Season 2 of the Godzilla animated series is being released for the first time since it was on TV

Check out this sweet ET Atari T-shirt given to the crew that excavated the Alamogordo landfill



What we’re Enjoying

So much great stuff to enjoy this week! Shua can’t say enough great stuff about the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Such a phenomenal story. Jay likes that too, and is also watching Stranger Things and Love, Death, and Robots. So much great stuff to catch up on and Enjoy!

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. In the last few weeks he has covered the Kurt Russell film that started a TV franchise, Stargate; the first Trek movie with Picard as the captain, Star Trek Generations; and Godzilla vs Space Godzilla. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Ms Marvel locations. 

 

Enjoy Fathers!

Did you have a positive father figure in your life? We hope so. Even though both Jay and Shua had supportive and teacherly dads, they still were influenced by other dads in movies and TV. Back in the 60s, Fred MacMurray brought his Absent Minded Professor to life when he helped the students at Medfield College achieve greatness through flubber.

 

For the next generation, Robin Williams did the same thing in the remake, Flubber. While neither of these scientists had children, they were good role models to young people and made sure the bad guy got what was coming to him too.

 

Rick Moranis played a father named Wayne Szalinski, who accidentally shrunk his kids in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He may not be responsible when it comes to safely securing his equipment, he would do anything to protect his kids. 

 

Another Disney Dad that taught valuable lessons was Cornelius Robinson in Meet the Robinsons. Though there was a complex path for Lewis to get Cornelius’s advice, it was still a great message.

 

Doc Brown didn’t have kids of his own, but I bet he felt like he was raising young Marty McFly through all of their time traveling adventures.  In the end he had a great message that Marty could pass down to all his children that Doc probably visited too. 

 

And we have some honorable mention ‘dads’ too. These TV scientist help us learn the value of lighting things on fire in our kitchen along with many other lessons.

 

Who can you honor this week during Father’s Day? What valuable lesson, science or otherwise, did that person teach you? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Science rules!” 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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It's another episode of Enjoy Stuff Lite this week as Shua continues to galavant around the country. This time it's Jovial Jay vs Jedi Shua in a fun game of Geek Out!

Hang out with the TechnoRetro Dads as they play a game that will tax not only their knowledge of geeky subjects, but their memory as well. How well do you stack up against Shua and Jay in this week's episode of Enjoy Stuff Lite?

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week boldly go where no one has gone before with the adventures of the Enterprise, new and old in Star Trek: Generations. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

Enjoy Games!

What sort of games do you like to play? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Geeking Out With the TechnoRetro Dads” 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

We truly appreciate all you Earbuds who have hopped on board and joined us for our next chapter! Join in the fun by reaching out to us! And make sure to Share and Enjoy with all your friends!

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It's Memorial Day, and perennially a time associated with Star Wars. Thousands of Earbuds were gathered this last weekend in Anaheim, CA for the biggest Star Wars Celebration ever, and Shua was among the crowds!

What sort of amazing things were happening at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022? Shua provides an insider's tale of the excitement, fan fervor, and of course the lines that make up the largest Star Wars party in the galaxy.

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he finds fortune, glory and inter-dimensional transport in the 1994 flick Stargate. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

Enjoy Movies!

What was your favorite reveal from Star Wars Celebration? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “The Force Is With Us” 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

We truly appreciate all you Earbuds who have hopped on board and joined us for our next chapter! Join in the fun by reaching out to us! And make sure to Share and Enjoy with all your friends!

Share and enjoy!

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Oil up those muscles and sharpen your sword because we are going on an epic journey in a time long ago, when sorcerers, warriors, and fantasy ruled the cinema. Journey with Jay and Shua as they look at classic sword and sorcery movies.

 

Conan the Barbarian has been around for almost 90 years, but 40 years ago the character was brought to life by Arnold Schwarzenegger, early in his career. This movie inspired a plethora of other stories throughout the 80’s. Mount those horses and journey to a forgotten age with Enjoy Stuff

 

News

Transformers Optimus Prime has been turned into an epic LEGO set

Christopher Walken joins Dune: Part 2

Get ready to learn half the battle when GI Joe gets a special screening courtesy of Fathom Events

In a couple years we will get a follow up to This Is Spinal Tap

Congratulations to Jovial Jay as his essay about 45 Years of Star Wars Expanded Universe Fiction is published in Bare-Bones #10

Make sure to check the boys out as guests on Podcast Stardust discussing Attack of the Clones



What we’re Enjoying

Now that Jay has revisited Attack of the Clones, he couldn’t help but watch Revenge of the Sith too. Plus, he finally completed the story of LEGO Star Wars, The Skywalker Saga. Now he can get back to work. Shua watched Mike Myers secret society series The Pentaverate on Netflix. It was pure Mike Myers comedy with some fun jokes and thoughtful themes.  

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he stretches his muscles to keep up with Jean Claude Van Damme in the 1994 flick Timecop. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

 

Enjoy movies!

Conan the Barbarian made his live action debut in 1984 with a John Milius production of the same name. This was not Schwarzenneger’s first film, but it definitely put him on the road to stardom. Despite some of it’s dated effects and slow pace, it is a beautiful, fantasy epic. 

 

There were a bevy of Sword and Sorcery films after the success of Conan. But we saw a few in a similar genre before. Disney films like The Sword in the Stone (1963) and the Harryhausen creations like The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and its sequels and Clash of the Titans (1981). 

 

Marc Singer brought a different type of barbarian to the fantasy world. His character of Dar in Beastmaster (1982) had the ability to connect and communicate with animals that helped him defeat the evil sorcerer played by Rip Taylor.  Oops! I mean Rip Torn. 

 

Fantasy lends itself to such a wide variety of movies such as The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) and a rare, early Disney PG movie called Dragonslayer (1981). These kept the interest in these types of mythical worlds. 

 

Excalibur (1981) was a medieval tale of King Arthur that brought the ancient tale to the modern screen. It also inspired some cool artwork from Shua’s father. Fire and Ice (1983) featured rotoscoping animation from Ralph Bakshi. These are just a tiny sampling of this genre that was so popular during the 80s. There were so many more!

 

Are you a fan of Sword and Sorcery films? What type do you like? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Now we are dead!” 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 podcast@enjoystuff.com

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Journey across the stars on the anniversary of Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Jay and Shua remember what it was like in 2002 when we returned to the galaxy far, far away for another prequel and why we still love it. 

 

Soon, we will get to see Hayden Christiansen reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker, ne Darth Vader, in the new Obi Wan series. But this week we remember when we met him for the first time in the sequel to the prequel Attack of the Clones. 

 

News

The Quantum Leap series gets a series order at NBC

Cobra Kai season V will be here before we expected

Mike Myers returns in a new series on Netflix called The Pentaverate

The Blockbuster Video series is making progress at Netflix



What we’re Enjoying

Shua has been keeping up with movies at the Alamo Drafthouse by using his newly purchased season pass. It’s been a nice way to spend time with his wife and see great movies at the same time. Jay also visited a movie theater to experience the wild, controversial new Marvel movie, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he looks at the 1994 Ray Liotta movie No Escape. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

 

Enjoy movies!

It was 20 years ago today, Yoda made Count Dooku pay! Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones premiered in May of 2002 and continued the story of Phantom Menace ten years later. 

 

Even then the film got mixed reviews, but there is no doubt that there are some absolutely incredible accomplishments made by George. 

 

Jay and Shua remember all the hype and fun that was to be had during this summer. Plus, we discuss some of the things we love about the movie.

 

Where does Attack of the Clones rank on your list? Can you find ways to enjoy the film? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Sand isn’t so bad” 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 podcast@enjoystuff.com

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Turn your Temple of Doom into a Temple of Enjoy as we look at the classic Indy Sequel from 1984. Jovial Jay and Shua share a delicious dinner of monkey brains and eyeball soup on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom wasn’t just a gross out movie with dark action that was a catalyst for developing a PG-13 movie rating…it also had Short Round. But really it is an underrated Indy movie with lots of great stuff. And Ke Huy Quan is back in a new movie after being away from Hollywood for a long time. 

 

News

Eggo releases Mandalorian waffles!

And in other breakfast news, Tropicana Crunch is a new cereal that is intended to be eaten with orange juice instead of milk

A trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story has been released and we are on board!



What we’re Enjoying

Jay was inspired by an Enjoy Stuff episode and rewatched The Good Place. It’s still a thought-provoking series with humor and great themes. Shua is reading some pulp fiction in the form of a Star Trek novel. ‘The Vulcan Academy Murders” by Jean Lorrah is a goofy, fun Star Trek Murder mystery from 1984. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he looks at the 1993 Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes sci-fi movie ‘Demolition Man’.  If for no other reason, you should read this article to find out the secret of the 3 shells. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

 

Enjoy movies!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! The second Indy outing came at an interesting time in Steven Spielberg’s and George Lucas’s life. They were both dealing with bad relationship breakups and it manifested itself in the darkest Indy story we ever got. 

 

But all that gross out fun and dark themes sure appealed to teenage Jay and teenage Shua. We revisit all the things that we loved about this movie and some interesting trivia. 

 

Short Round was a beloved character that came from this film. Ke Huy Quan owned the role and it looked like he had a long future in Hollywood ahead of him. But other than the Goonies, he all but disappeared from our screens. Now he’s back in an A24 film called ‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’. It’s an impressive performance too, and a wild ride.

 

What did you think of ‘Temple of Doom’? Was it too dark for your taste? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “No time for love, Dr. Jones” 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 podcast@enjoystuff.com

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The Fourth Awakens on Enjoy Stuff this week as we celebrate Star Wars Day with our special guest Dennis Keithly. Join us as we catch up with what we've been enjoying from the Galaxy Far, Far Away!

 

The beginning of May means that it’s time to prepare to have the Fourth Unleashed! Star Wars Day is this week and we celebrate all things Star Wars with a special guest. 

 

News

Pixar just released a new, and very revealing trailer for Lightyear

Images have been revealed of an upcoming LEGO set that looks like the Atari 2600. Now if it would only work as a console too!

Doritos announced a Stranger Things promotion that will include a ‘Concert from the Upside Down’ later this summer.



What we’re Enjoying

Shua found a comic based on the Orville TV series that takes place between seasons 2 and 3. Orville 2.5 is another fun addition to the franchise. Our guest Dennis revisited his Dungeons and Dragons themed novels from his youth called Dragonlance. A TSR published series that had some very promising stories in it. In anticipation of this year’s Thor: Love and Thunder movie, Jay has been reading Jason Aaron’s Thor series. Cool stuff that set the foundation for the cinematic story. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he goes back to the beginning of the dinosaur franchise to examine the 1993 masterpiece Jurassic Park.  Is this the greatest sci-fi film of the 90’s? We’ll let you be the judge, but Jay makes some great points as he shares a ton of groundbreaking moviemaking and storytelling techniques that changed the way we see movies forever.  

 

Enjoy movies!

It seems that the words “May the Fourth be with you” is pretty much understood by everyone these days. This once inside joke has become as mainstream as Merry Christmas. But where did this handy pun originate? 

 

We find the origins of the first clever person to put this date together with Star Wars, and it may not be where you think. And we track the exponential growth of the use of the Star Wars based joke to the massive promo machine it is today. 

 

Then, we look at the Star Wars things we all have been enjoying. In anticipation of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim at the end of the month, Shua has been listening to the 1980 NPR Radio Drama adaptation of Star Wars starring Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels. A fun version that gave us a way to experience Star Wars before the common use of VCRs. 

 

Dennis has been putting together some great LEGO sets, including a Probe Droid and an A-Wing. And he’s been binge watching The Clone Wars animated series in anticipation of Celebration. 

 

Jay has been making his way through the new LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga. He’s found a ton of clever, funny Easter eggs and joke throughout the game that makes an already amazing game even more fun. 

 

We also report on some cool games and books that are available now. And to wrap it all up, Shua shares some Star Wars week puns and a collection of Funky Winkerbean comic strips where the artist Tom Batiuk shared Jedi Jokes.

 

Are you celebrating Star Wars Day? How will you channel your inner Jedi? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Jar Jar shot first” 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 podcast@enjoystuff.com

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This week, a shocking season finale! You won't believe the cliffhangers! For the final season 1 episode of Enjoy Stuff, we look back at some memorable TV and movie cliffhangers of all time. Will everyone survive? Tune in next time...

 

We celebrate our season 1 finale by looking back on some other memorable finales and the origin of cliffhangers. Hang on for dear life as you Enjoy Stuff! 

 

News

Tom Hanks teams up with an old cast(away)mate to throw out the first pitch at the Cleveland Guardians game 

Netflix Releases Love, Death + Robots Season 3 Trailer



What we’re Enjoying

Jay is channeling his inner brick while playing the recently released LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. As always, this LEGO interpretation of the films is fun and extensive. Shua finally got around to watching the latest and final season of the Netflix series Lost in Space. It’s tons of fun and another good interpretation. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he skips the decidedly non-sci-fi Groundhogs Day to check out the obscure 1993 film Nemesis, so named because “the inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall” was too long for theater marquees. 

 

Enjoy TV!

Cliffhangers! These days they make us want to binge entire seasons of shows. But as early as the 70’s they gave us something to talk about in the long months leading up to the next season premiere. 

 

According to Master Class, “A cliffhanger is a plot device in which part of a story ends unresolved, usually in a suspenseful or shocking way, in order to compel audiences to turn the page or return to the story in the next installment.” It began in 1873 in a Thomas Hardy novel called “A Pair of Blue Eyes”. 

 

But in 1978, the writers of the TV series “Soap” saw it as an opportunity for audiences to be so intrigued at the outcome, that they will wait on pins and needles for the next season. Voila! Instant underground hype!

 

Fast forward to 1980 and the writers of the nighttime soap “Dallas” shot the main antagonist of the show and made just about everyone a suspect. ‘Who Shot JR?’ was on everyone’s lips in 1980 and is still one of the most successful cliffhanger endings in history.

 

Over the years many shows have used this technique to keep fans returning and to build an even bigger fanbase with word-of-mouth. “The Good Place”, “Friends”, “Walking Dead”...Even people who don’t watch the show could probably tell you about a memorable cliffhanger. 

 

In 1990 a syndicated show used this in a way that had never really been done before. “Star Trek: The Next Generation” created a memorable cliffhanger that may have contributed to the continuing future success of the entire franchise with one word, “Fire!”

 

Movies can use this method too. “Back to the Future part II”, “Avengers: Infinity War”, and of course, “The Empire Strikes Back” gave us months or even years to speculate what solutions could possibly be created to satisfy us. 

 

What are some of your favorite cliffhangers? Do they make you want to come back for more? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I shot JR” 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 podcast@enjoystuff.com

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Celebrate the birthday of the one and only Jovial Jay by taking a trip to Califor-Ni-Ay! Jay remembers all the great places he would visit growing up in the Golden State. It's a celebration of another trip around the sun on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Come with us on a visit of Jay’s favorite places in California that helped make him the man he is today. It’s a birthday celebration!

 

News

Help wanted at Antarctica base to manage gift shop and count penguins

Robbers steal $22,000 worth of cheese, and that’s no gouda!

The new Netflix film Operation: Mincemeat looks good! I comes out May 11

A new, wicked trailer for Stranger Things season 4 looks amazing! 



What we’re Enjoying

Shua has been reading the latest fantasy novel from Antony Soehner called The Prince. An intriguing story about Prince Theo who has to deal with a wicked king. Check it out on antonysoehner.com. Jay checked out a new HBO Max series with Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi. It’s not what he expected, but he’s enjoying it so far. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he revisits the 1992 Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren action flick, Universal Soldier. It is a surprising film that attempts to blend action/sci-fi with a social conscience. Make sure you check his articles out each week!

 

Enjoy Life!

Today is Jay’s birthday! And what better way to celebrate than reminiscing about your childhood! It’s a TechnoRetro trip back to the state that made the man, California. 

 

First we find out if there could possibly be any other events of historical significance besides the birth of the Jovial one. I guess there might be a few things that happened. Then we see if any well known people go around bragging that they share a birthday with the famous Jay.

 

And then the fun begins. What were some movies that were released around his birthday throughout the years? Where did Jay like to go see these flicks?

 

Next we cover TV. CHiPs, Hulk, and Manimal were just a few that influenced him. But can HE turn into a variety of animals? We may find out.

 

And finally, how did the fair-haired comic book fan entertain himself during the 80s? Bowling, mini-golf, and video games were the catalyst for genius.

 

We are so lucky that the world gave us Jovial Jay. So let’s crank some tunes as we party the week away in celebration of the birthday boy!

 

Did you enjoy any of the things that Jay did growing up? Is it your birthday? Do you ever read all the way to the bottom of these write-ups to read these questions?  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to podcast@enjoystuff.com

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Have you ever turned a song on the radio and instantly been transported back to a specific scene in a movie? We have. It's these songs that have been indelibly ingrained into our memory and associated with that movie forever. This week we look at some of our favorites and the movies that go along with them on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Quick! What does this song remind you of? Jay and Shua give each other clips of 10 songs and quiz each other to see if it makes them think of the same movie. 

 

News

Bruce Willis retires after almost 40 years of Film and Television due to aphasia.

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at Epcot opening date announced 

Cracker Jack Introduces a new Cracker Jill line

New cast for season 3 of Picard announced



What we’re Enjoying

Jay, along with millions of us, tuned into the newest Disney+ Marvel series ‘Moon Knight’. It’s a pretty unique and mind blowing story. But he’s also been digging into the comic book origins and inspirations too.  We recommend it. Shua has been killing random seconds of free time a day playing the ios app Mario Kart Tour. A fun distraction with a lot of fun, creative content and characters. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. He may not be able to recommend the movie this week, but we can for sure recommend the Retrozap article on the 1992 movie Freejack. This forgettable film stars Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, and Anthony Hopkins and had an interesting premise, but a less than perfect execution. The latest Marvel series on Disney+ is here! Now go check out some great filming locations for Moon Knight on MCU Location Scout. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

Do you remember your high school science lessons on memory? We sure don’t. But we do know that memories are important for reminiscing about the great stuff we grew up with. All that school learning is something called ‘explicit’ memory. It’s memory that you can remember by thinking about it. Book learning. But the memory you get when you smell that pine and think of a special Christmas, or the song that takes you back to that first make out session is called ‘implicit’ memory. 

 

Implicit memory can be triggered by your senses. These outside stimuli trigger a thought back to another time that you might have been experiencing those senses. Strangely enough, the strongest time of a person’s life that is likely to have these memories is between 10 and 30 years old. Meaning all that nostalgia people have when they are in their 40s is actually a psychological norm. 

 

We love when a particular song triggers a memory of a movie. So Jay and Shua each put together a separate list of songs that take them back to a film. And they try to guess each other’s pick. Are they enough alike that they can match them all? 

 

Do you have songs that make you think of a movie? What kind of emotions do those trigger?  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to podcast@enjoystuff.com

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What are you lookin' at butthead? We're looking at Back to the Future because it's always fun to look back at our favorite films, especially if they're about time travel. Join Jay and Shua on a journey to the past, present, and future to get a taste of nostalgia on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Time travel stories have been around for quite a while, but Back to the Future made it more popular than ever before. Let’s revisit Back to the Future!

 

News

A new Lego Back to the Future Delorean set is available now!

One of only two original prototypes for the home Pong console just sold for more than you’d probably pay for it

What is the new Pop Tarts flavor? Snickerdoodle!

What do you think of the new Top Gun: Maverick trailer?



What we’re Enjoying

Shua and his lovely wife decided to check out the new Sandra Bullock action comedy, ‘The Lost City’. They were pleasantly surprised how much fun it was. Jay has continued his western film viewings with a classic Sergio Leone spaghetti Western, ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’. A classic movies that set up a lot of details in movies that followed it. 

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. Sci-Fi Saturdays has a great article on Terminator 2: Judgment Day.The latest Marvel series on Disney+ is here! Now go check out some great filming locations for Moon Knight on MCU Location Scout. 

 

Enjoy Movies!

Back in the early days of cinema, time travel movies were far and in between. In 1960 we got a cinematic interpretation of HG Wells’s classic story, “The Time Machine”. “Planet of the Apes” revealed itself to be a time travel movie in 1968. 

 

The 70’s and 80’s gave us some more modern day methods of riding a time wave with things like “Time After Time”, “Somewhere in Time”, and “Timerider”

 

But Time Travel became mainstream and common after a brand new idea in 1985 when Robert Zemeckis was finally able to bring his vision to screen in “Back to the Future”. 

 

We talk about why we enjoy this classic film, from the frenetic pace to the performances to the new rules of time travel, this story seemed to strike all the right notes.

 

November 22, 1989 brought us the first of two sequels that were filmed back to back. Part II took us to a future that was fun and cheesy, but actually a little accurate. It also took Marty back to the past in 1955 where he had to find a way to save Doc, who was even further back in the past in 1885.

 

Just a few months later on May 25, 1990 we got the conclusion where we see Hill Valley when it was just getting started in the old west. The finale focused more on Doc than Marty, and it raised the stakes of getting back to 1985. 

 

Jay and Shua remember times they saw it, even a trilogy marathon before the premiere of part III. Make sure you check out Jay’s write-ups on Retrozap.com about the whole trilogy!

Back to the Future

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part III

 

Are you a fan of Back to the Future?  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to podcast@enjoystuff.com

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All the glitz and glamour of the Oscars, but with real Oscars!  Who will take home their very own Oscar in the kind of categories you would expect from Jovial Jay and Shua, on Enjoy Stuff!

 

Best cereal when soggy! Best wit in a parody movie! Everyone can get into Enjoy Stuff categories. Join Jay and Shua on the goofiest tribute to the Oscars you have ever heard!

 

News

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai Series Details and Full Cast Announced

Pay-Doh is getting its very own movie!

Ghostbusters Spirits Unleashed Video Game

Get a buddy a personalized video birthday greeting from Weird Al

Jared Leto Says ‘Tron 3’ Is ‘Getting Closer’...sure…



What we’re Enjoying

Jay was sporting a 10-20 gallon hat as he broke out some very classic westerns, such as John Ford’s ‘Stagecoach’ and Jimmy Stewart in ‘Winchester ‘73’. Get along l’il doggie! Shua went with a different Stewart this week as he has been enjoying Sir Patrick Stewart in ‘Picard’ season 2. Let’s make it so!

 

Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. Sci-Fi Saturdays has a great article on an 80’s version of giant robots in “Robot Jox”. Plus an odd sci-fi movie that even featured a post-Star Wars Mark Hamill in ‘The Guyver’. This week brings the latest Marvel series on Disney+, so you can look for some great filming location for Moon Knight on MCU Location Scout. 

 

Enjoy the Oscars!

Sunday, March 27 was the 94th Academy Awards. So this week we celebrate our very own version of the Oscars by looking at some TechnoRetro categories and giving the winner their very own Oscar. (But a real life, famous Oscar). Tune in for the winners! Here are the categories:

 

Food Nominees - Best Cereal even when soggy 

Cap’n Crunch

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Lucky Charms

Froot Loops

Frosted Flakes

Winner gets Oscar Mayer

 

Comedy Nominees - Best Wit in a parody movie 

Leslie Nielsen

Mel Brooks

John Cleese

Gene Wilder

Simon Pegg

Winner gets Oscar Wilde

 

Fashion - Most ridiculous costumes in a film

Phantom Menace

Fifth Element

Tank Girl

Batman and Robin

Running Man

Winner gets Oscar de la Renta

 

Best Non-Standard Sports Film

Over the Top 1987

Baseketball 1998

Rollerball 1975

Cool Runnings 1993

Harry Potter 2001 

Winner gets Oscar de la Hoya

 

Music - Best Retro song that’s aged well

Power of Love

Don’t stop Believin’

Let’s Dance - David Bowie

Everybody wants to rule the world 

Winner gets Oscar Hammerstein

 

Cartoon - Best grumpy character on Saturday Mornings

Garfield

Grumpy Smurf

Squidward**

Skeletor

Fred Flintstone

Winner gets Oscar the Grouch

 

Movies - Best actor/actress that has played a superhero and sci-fi character

Mark Hamill - Star Wars/Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Chris Hemsworth - Star Trek/Thor….

Patrick Stewart - Star Trek/X-Men

Zoe Saldana - Star Trek/Guardians of the Galaxy

Natalie Portman - Star Wars/Thor: Love and Thunder

Scarlet Johansson - Lucy, Ghost in the Shell, The Island/Black Widow

Winner gets Oscar Isaac

 

 

 

Did your favorites win? What categories would you like to see next time? Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to podcast@enjoystuff.com

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