This week, we revisit the original Transformers cartoon! We focus on the original and touch on some of the lesser-known remakes. Nearly all forms of Transformer cartoons can be found HERE for free on Tubi!
We start with our snack review and learn a bit about the history of Blow Pops, and how Charms tried to distinguish this lollipop from the competition! To purchase some, click HERE
Then, in our fun facts section, we talk about Transformer toys, the supposed knock-off brand, Go Bots, and the continued popularity of the Transformers franchise, including reboots, sequels, prequels, and more! To revisit your memories of the toys, a compilation of G1 commercials is below! And if you loved Go Bots more, you can watch those commercials as well!
After the recap and review, we have a fun sneak preview of next week's episode as Steve chooses which episodes he's willing to watch!
Does the cartoon hold up? Did it live up to our beloved childhood memories? Listen to find out!
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Muppet Babies was a classic, Saturday morning cartoon that aired from 1984 to 1991 on CBS.
In addition to revisiting this cartoon version of the Muppets, we talk all things Smarties! How did Smarties get their name? Why are they shaped like pellets? You can buy them HERE and listen to find out more about their history!
Then, we discuss the history of the Muppet Babies, beginning with a small segment in The Muppets Take Manhattan, which you can watch below.
We watched the pilot episode as well as a season 3 episode. You can find both on YouTube through the playlist below! We also discuss the 2018 reboot, which you can find HERE on Disney Plus.
While we revisit the show, we talk about some of our memories of imaginative play. One of us had a jungle gym in their living room, and one of us built pillow forts throughout the entire house! But we both loved PipeWorks, pictured on the right, as well as building bricks, which you can still buy HERE!
So, does Muppet Babies hold up? Or did we ruin our childhoods? Tune in to find out!
We decided to review some Christian entertainment for our bonus Easter episode!
Superbook was a Christian television show created by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) in the early 1980s. The show ran for 2 seasons and led to the spin-off Flying House a year later.
The show was rebooted in the early 2000s, and we review those episodes as well! You can read about the man behind the series HERE and the history of the series HERE in fascinating articles from Vision Christian Radio.
You can find the original episodes below, which are provided for free on YouTube by CBN. The new series can also be found on Amazon Prime HERE.
Before we dive into Superbook, we try some chocolate bunnies! If you want a quality bunny from Russell Stover, you can find a wide variety HERE on their website!
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.
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!
We watched the first 2 episodes of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe from this 3-hour compilation on YouTube. After these episodes, we also watched the two reboots on Netflix.
You can find the 2021 reboot He-Man and the Masters of the Universe HERE
And you can find the 2021 Kevin Smith Masters of the Universe: Revelation HERE
Throughout the podcast, we also reference The Toys That Made Us, a documentary on Netflix, which you can find HERE. He-Man is featured in Season 1, Episode 3.
If you'd like to eat along with us, you can purchase an assortment of Pop Rocks HERE on Amazon.
Each week, we'll post the links to the shows and films we watched, so you can "play along at home."