This week, we begin with some classic Easter candy! We'll be reviewing Easter candy throughout the month of April, and today, we learn about the history of Marshmallow Peeps! Learn more about the fascinating immigrant who invented Peeps HERE!
Or, if you hate Peeps, check out the Facebook page for Peeps' Haters HERE.
After snacking on the marshmallow treats, we explore the history of Alvin and the Chipmunks, beginning with The Chipmunk Song from 1958 and the episode "Theodore's Dog" from The Alvin Show which aired in 1961 and is linked below.
After doing a deep dive on the origins of the Chipmunks, we move into our memories of the 1980s cartoon. We watched the first three segments of the video below:
We also watched the feature "Trick or Treason," one of the Chipmunks' Halloween Specials, also available below from YouTube.
Megan mentions watching Alvin and the Chipmunks from 2007 and Road Chip from 2015, both of which are available HERE on Disney+
And last, but certainly not least, The "C" Team, features Mr. T.
Megan mentions the wonderful "Bob and Sheri Podcast" episode "Talking Turkey with Mr. T," where Mr. T answers questions from listeners about Thanksgiving. You can find the full episode HERE.
This week, we watch the 1984 hit movie, Splash!
You can find Splash on Disney+ HERE and if you're interested in learning more about the film, there is a great article HERE from Mental Floss, though we do cover a lot of these fun facts on the podcast!
It seems that Disney wanted to bury the made-for-TV sequel because it's nearly impossible to find Splash Too (and for good reason)! But we were able to find it HERE free on Veoh.
But, if you don't want to slog through the whole dull thing, you can just watch the trailer below!
And this week, well, there was only one choice for our snack. It had to be Swedish Fish! You can buy Swedish Fish HERE on Amazon.
For St. Patrick's Day, we wanted to provide listeners with a fun holiday-themed episode, and we chose Leprechaun! You can find the 1993 film HERE on Tubi, a free streaming service. It's also available to rent or own on Amazon Prime HERE.
In our discussions, Megan reads from an interview with Warwick Davis, star of the film. You can read the full interview HERE on Dread Central.
Of course, we had to sample the cereal that inspired the film... Lucky Charms! They're available in nearly every grocery store, but the chocolate version may be harder to find. You can buy it HERE on Amazon.
And finally, in the podcast we talk about the trope of sitcom and movie characters saying, "Come on! It's the 90s now!" For a hilarious compilation, watch the short video below from Vimeo!
Before we jump into the forgotten 80s TV show Manimal, Steve takes a moment to enjoy some animal crackers.
We talk about the history of animal crackers, which you can read about HERE while you enjoy the snack, sold on Amazon HERE. Megan doesn't love animal crackers, but there is a gluten-free version from Mi-Del, which you can find (also on Amazon) HERE.
Then, we dive into Manimal! The show aired in 1983 for 8 episodes. So, it's a bit difficult to find!
All 8 episodes are available in English on DVD HERE on Amazon.
But we were able to find a few episodes (in English) on Youtube! Episode 4 "The Female of the Species" and Episode 6 "Scrimshaw" are both below!
Episode 4 features a "feral child," and on the podcast we discuss the fascinating history of children raised by animals. While many of these tales have been debunked, you can read more about a few of these children HERE.
First, we tried out candy buttons, those delightful, rainbow-colored sugary dots that come on a strip of paper. You can buy a box of them HERE on Amazon OR you can make your own by clicking HERE! (The make your own recipe features meringue instead of cornstarch, which could taste better than the store-bought version!)
Then, we talk all things GI Joe!
There are four series that you can find for free on HERE ON TUBI
We watched the first episode from the 1983, 1986, and 2011 series, and episode 9 from the 2005 version.
And we revisited the classic PSA "Knowing is Half the Battle" messages at the end of each 1986 GI Joe episode. You can find a compilation from YouTube below!
Each week, we'll post the links to the shows and films we watched, so you can "play along at home."