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Back in the Day with John and Jay

We are in fact that hidden room, with the black curtain, at the back of your local video store personified! Your hosts John and Jaysen take a funny, comedic and sometimes raunchy approach on the movies, TV shows, video games and music that helped define their childhoods spanning the 80s and 90s.


Episode 35: The Jerk (1979)...I'm Picking Out a Thermos for You!
No ordinary thermos will do.Steve Martin is one of the best comedians of all time and that shines through in the 1979 comedy "The Jerk".  A movie that paved the way for the Dumb and Dumber's of the world, Steve Martin's comedic timing was on point.  Along with his co-star Bernadette Peters, they share a certain charm that makes this film not only funny, but endearing as well.  We relive the film in all its funny glory, plus much more!Check out the YouTube version HERE ()During the Break:  Spoof of REO Speedwagon's "Take on the Run".One Way Streets Beat the heat and get them treats with One Way Streets Transportation ServicesSupport the show
64:49 09/26/2022
Episode 34: Uncle Buck (1989)...Who are you!? I'm your Uncle Buck!
I'm your Dad's brother all right.We have covered John Candy on this show before but no other performance stands out on its own like Uncle Buck.  Uncle Buck gets summoned to watch after his brother's kids when Bob's Father-in-Law has a heart attack.  Uncle Buck is a true "fish out of water" as he tries to balance his own turmoil in his life with being a caretaker to three children (one being a teenager).  We go over our favorite scenes and give our impressions of this John Hughes classic.  Plus much more!YouTube version HERE ( the Break:  Song spoof of Madonna's - "Like a Prayer"One Way Streets Beat the heat and get them treats with One Way Streets Transportation ServicesSupport the show
65:10 09/19/2022
Episode 33: My Cousin Vinny (1992)....It's called disclosure you dickhead
Two Yutes...Oh I'm sorry, two youths.Joe Pesci is known as a little hothead in a lot of movies but no movie harnesses that volatility for a good cause like My Cousin Vinny.  Pesci was a god in this film and we look extensively at all the great scenes in this film (there's a lot).  We also discuss Marissa Tomei's performance (equally as good!).  Plus much more!YouTube version HERE ( the Break:--Song spoof of Stevie Wonder's - "I Just Called to Say That I Love You"One Way Streets Beat the heat and get them treats with One Way Streets Transportation ServicesSupport the show
63:48 09/12/2022
Episode 32: Disney's Robin Hood (1973)...Hiss! You're never around when I need you!
OO-DE-LALLY!!!Before the Lion King and Little Mermaid, Disney came out with this gem of an animated feature called Robin Hood!  Using a unique way to tell the story of Robin Hood.  Disney used animals instead of "people".  It pays off, as the comedy and action go hand in hand!  One of our all time favorites for sure!  Check out the YouTube version HERE ( )During the Break:-- TIM IS BACK!  He shares a story about watching his favorite show, Spongebob Squarepants.One Way Streets Beat the heat and get them treats with One Way Streets Transportation ServicesSupport the show
66:14 09/05/2022
Episode 31: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking...We Love You Tami Erin!
She's coming in to your town!!That's right that freckle faced red head girl you want to know is a gem and we love this film.  Maybe not as well known as other 80s films, this film is still tons of fun with loads of heart and character.  Tami Erin gives an endearing and heartfelt performance as Pippi Longstocking.  We talk at length about this killer soundtrack that accompanies this film...seriously its a banger!  Plus much more!!Check out the YouTube version HERE ( week's "During the Break":  --Song parody of No Doubt's "Don't Speak" entitled "Don't Squeak".Support the show
62:09 08/29/2022
Episode 30: Child's Play...Don't Fuck with the Chuck!
We haven't done a horror movie yet so we said "what the hell".Of all the 80s horror franchises, this is one that freaked us out the most.  To think, a child's toy, coming to life, and fucking murdering everyone you love.  No thanks!  No seriously, we love this film and we talk extensively on our favorite scenes and moments.  We also take a look at the new series on Sci-Fi and all the squeals.  Last, but not least, Jay fondly reminisces on his "affinity" for stuffed animals.....During the Break:--Song parody of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" called "Pee on Me"....Hey hey now...we don't kink shame on this show.One Way Streets Beat the heat and get them treats with One Way Streets Transportation ServicesSupport the show
65:07 08/22/2022
Episode 29: Pee Wee's Big Adventure...I know you are, but what am I?
We had to run this back.We talked in an earlier episode about Pee Wee's Playhouse and kinda glossed over this film.  But we decided we had to give this film its props.  Tim Burton's first feature film was a homerun for sure!  Accompanied by Danny Elfman's iconic score, we had a blast reminiscing on one of our favorite childhood films.  Of course, Paul Reubens portrayal of Pee Wee Herman needs no introduction.This week's "During the Break":--Song spoof of Sweet - "Fox on the Run" entitled "Socks Are More Fun"....think Risky Business.One Way Streets Beat the heat and get them treats with One Way Streets Transportation ServicesSupport the show
65:14 08/15/2022
Episode 28: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory....Grandpa Joe sucks!!
YOU LOSE!  YOU GET NOTHING, GOOD DAY SIR!Meme's aside, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was a whimsical tale of a young boy wanting much better for himself.  A chance to enter a mysterious chocolate factory gives him that opportunity....or something like that.  Gene Wilder gives a legendary performance as Willy Wonka as we go over our favorite scenes.  We discuss how much of a piece of shit Grandpa Joe is.  We also touch on the Tim Burton remake a tad and much more!!During the Break:--Oompa Loompa parody called "Face Full of Goo"....this is S Tier shit guys!!!Check out our sponsors- One Way Streets Transportation Service servicing the greater Tiffin, Ohio area.   Check out their Facebook page for more details on rates!  One Way Streets Beat the heat and get them treats with One Way Streets Transportation ServicesSupport the show
64:16 08/08/2022
Episode 27: Wayne's World...Party on Wayne, Party on Garth!
The SNL skit turned feature film, you wouldn't think would have any longevity.  As it turns out, its one of the funniest films in the 90s.  Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are a great duo with tons of great comedic timing.  We love all the 4th wall breaking and we break down some of our favorite scenes.  Plus muuuuuuch mooooore!!!This week's "During the Break":--Song parody of "Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp called "Jack in Her Hand" get the picture.Check out our sponsor!One Way Streets Transportation Services. the show
64:51 08/01/2022
Episode 26: "Weird" Al Yankovic...Voice of a generation.
"Weird" Al Yankovic is a big inspiration to us when it comes to the world of song spoofs.  We chronical his career and go over some of our favorite songs in depth.  Plus much more!This week's "During the Break":Song spoof of Earl Dibbles Jr "Country Boy Song" entitled "Cuntry Girl Song".  This dude is playing our county fair this year.  Had to do it.... Support the show
62:04 07/25/2022
Episode 25: Heavyweights...You'll all be a bunch of skinny winners!
Did he say skinny wieners?Summer rolls on as we explore this classic 90s flick about a boy heading to fat camp.  But things take a turn when Tony Perkins takes over and makes the campers lives a living hell.  Ben Stiller gave a classic performance that rivals his 'Dodgeball' performance.  Also flanking Stiller is a young Kenan Thompson and Paul Feig pre Bridesmaids.  Lots of great one liners that not only was great for family's but 90s movies such as these did have some balls to throw in some "PG" esque humor in there.This week's "During the Break":--Song parody of Huey Lewis and the News - "If This is It" entitied "This is Shit".  A husbands disdain for his partner's poor cooking.... Support the show
65:14 07/18/2022
Episode 24: National Lampoon's Vacation....Real tomato ketchup Eddie?
Nothing but the best!With Summer in full swing, people are heading out on vacation.  Whether that's to a destination like Hawaii or a cruise or driving across the country to Wallyworld!!With John Hughes writing and Harold Ramis directing.  This already has homerun written across it.  We discuss all the hilariousness that Chevy Chase, Beverly DeAngelo and Randy Quaid dish out.  Plus so so so so much more!!This week's "During the Break":--Parody of the Fraggle Rock theme called "Fuckle Rock".  This is a song deep in our archives we've been sitting on.  Now unleashed to the world!Support the show
61:18 07/11/2022
Episode 23: Black Sheep...Kill Whitey...NOOOO!
We decided that one week dedicated the late great Chris Farley wasn't enough.  So we're coming at ya with a double dose.  Black Sheep could be considered a Tommy Boy part 2 but overall the same amazing comedic timing is felt between Chris Farley  and David Spade.  We go over our favorite scenes and just bask in the glory of the one and only Chris Farley.  Plus Much More!!During the Break:--Song parody of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" called "Free Callin".  Those of us who had to wait til 9pm to call know the struggle.Support the show
64:30 07/04/2022
Episode 22: Tommy Boy....Oh look, prehistoric forest.
You eat a lot of paint chips as a kid?Chris Farley was a treasure.  In this episode we honor him by taking a look at one of his most funniest movies, Tommy Boy.  Flanked with David Spade, this duo worked so well together and we explore how and why.  Taking place in Sandusky, Ohio, we are confident that the film makers have never stepped foot in Sandusky.  Plus much more!!During the Break:  Song parody of John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change titled "Watching all these Girls Change".....Think Porky's...Support the show
64:52 06/27/2022
Episode 21: Short Circuit...Hey Laser Lips, Your Mama Was a Snow Blower!
Need Input!Robots and techy things were all the rage in the 80s.  But what happens if you give child like wonderment to an object of war?  Well you get Short Circuit!  Watch robots act like the 3 Stooges, make weird sexual computer metaphors and dance like John Travolta!  Its all there!  We get a little goofy with this episode but trust me...its great.  Plus much more!!During the Break:--Song parody of Pearl Jam - "Black" titled "Brown"....use your imagination.... Support the show
64:51 06/20/2022
Episode 20: Beetlejuice....Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!!
IT'S SHOWTIME!We did Batman 89 a little while ago so we said screw it, lets do another Tim Burton/Michael Keaton banger.  None other than Ghost with the Most, its Beetlejuice!  Along with Danny Elfman's score this film is dripping with bad ass stop motion effects, eerie landscapes and great fucking one liners that makes this film an 80s classic.!During the Break:  -- Song parody of John Legend's - "All of Me" entitled "Bring the Ball to Me".  A story of man's best friend.Support the show
63:56 06/15/2022
Episode 19: Who Framed Roger Rabbit....I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way.
Before the 2022 Chip and Dale Rescue Ranger movie that combined real life with animation.  There was the 1988 Robert Zemeckis classic "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"!  Fuck the Avengers and Justice League, this film gave us the coming together of all our beloved childhood cartoons.  Although this film is a decent enough family movie for the 80s, it wouldn't be a borderline family movie without some nightmare inducing drama (i.e shoe getting dipped).  We discuss those scenes at length plus so much more!This week's "During the Break":-Song parody of the Beatles - "I Want to Hold Your Hand" entitled "I Don't Want That Spam"....too much sodium.Support the show
60:46 06/06/2022
Episode 18: Caddyshack...It's in the Hole!!
Hey!  We're all gonna get laid!As summer approaches, everyone enjoys the outdoors.  We, in particular, enjoy playing golf and we couldn't think of a better movie than Caddyshack to help us bring in the hot summer season.  In this Harold Ramis classic, we go through the star studded performances of Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and others.  Plus much more!This week's "During the Break":TIM IS BACK!!  Tim takes a job a local movie theater and makes a patron's experience.....well...interesting .Support the show
70:18 05/30/2022
Episode 17: Batman (1989).....Wait'll they get a load of me.
I'M BATMAAAAN!Ok, We're not Batman, but you know who was for the Tim Burton directed Batman from 1989?  Mr. 80s himself, Michael Keaton!  We go over our favorite scenes and whatnot and how much this movie scared the shit out of us as kids.   But we also riff on Batman as a franchise in general.  We give our opinions on our favorite incarnation of the Joker and Batman respectfully.  Plus much more!!This week's "During the Break":- Song parody of The Presidents of the United States song "Peaches" we entitle "Bitches".  Not about fruit.....Support the show
59:39 05/23/2022
Episode 16: Metallica...Metal Up Your ASS!!!
One of the most influential and best metal bands of all time take center stage on the show this week.  We, of course, go into our favorite songs and albums of Metallica's 40 year career.  Also, remines of all the live show we have attended and the good times those were.  Plus much more!!This week's "During the Break":- Song parody of System of a Down's "Aerials" entitled "Areolas"  The 'tit'le explains itself.Socials:@backinthedaywithjohnandjayFacethingy and InstapoopSupport the show
63:10 05/16/2022
Episode 15: Cedar Point...America's Roller Coast!
Get to the Point!Living in Northwest Ohio, summer time was filled with cookouts, baseball games, going to the pool ect.  But there was only one place where you can really get your summer on and that was Cedar Point!  We talk about our favorite rides and attractions over the years.  Plus, as a bonus, we have John's brother Joey on the show to talk about his time working at Cedar Point.  Plus much more!!!This week's "During the Break":-Song parody of Def Leppard's - "Love Bites" called "Bug Bites".Support the show
65:16 05/09/2022
Episode 14: The Land Before Time...YEP YEP YEP!!
SHARPTOOTH!There are animated films that have the certain 'style' that is easily recognizable.  Don Bluth's animated classic "The Land Before Time" is no exception.  We go through many ups and downs here.  Some tear jerking scenes that quite frankly, bummed us out.  But also heart warming scenes that get our spirits right back up!  Plus much more!!This week's 'During the Break' segment:- Song parody of David Ball's "I Got a Thinking Problem" entitled "I Got a Freakin' Problem".  A song of the tragic tale of trying to order shit off of Wish.comPeep the Social's (Facepage and Instagrammmm)@backinthedaywithjohnandjaySupport the show (
57:33 05/02/2022
Episode 13: Cool Runnings...Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Ride, Get on Up, Its Bobsled Time!
COOOOL RUNNINGS!!This iconic Disney film from 1993 made heavy rotation in our VCR's as kids and as adults.  The based on true story events of the first Jamaican bobsled team is a great film full of heart, redemption and never giving up.  We sing the praises yet again of John Candy and his supporting role and of course of the main cast as we remember all the laughs and emotions from this 90's classic.  Plus much more!!!During the Break:-Song spoof of Korn's 'Freak on a Leash' entitled 'Stink on my Sheets'Socials (Facebook and Insta)@backinthedaywithjohnandjaySupport the show (
61:37 04/25/2022
Episode 12: The Sandlot...You're Killing Me Smalls!
You play ball like a GIRL!!!Ahh yes, the Sandlot.  A definite top 3 baseball film on anyone's list.  We banter on the best scenes and remanence on our own childhood days of playing ball on a hot summer day.  We also riff on childhood memories of baseball in of itself.  Most especially the home run chase between McGwire and Sosa.  Plus much more!!This week's "During the Break"-Our buddy Tim is back and we get to hear his interaction with a rather frustrated customer at his new job at McDonalds.Socials (Facebook/Insta)@backinthedaywithjohnandjaySupport the show
64:49 04/18/2022
Episode 11: Revenge of the Nerds...NERRRRRRRDS!!
Nerds Nerds! Nerds! Nerds!A classic in its own right, Revenge of the Nerds teaches us you don't want to fuck with dudes with pocket protectors!  We riff on our favorite scenes from all four (yes four) Revenge of the Nerds films.  And although we are all about the bullshit and hilarity, we go a little different direction and talk about the dangers of bullying and what effect it had on us growing up and what it does to people today.  We feel its important social commentary that needed to be discussed.  But don't worry, there's plenty of laughs too and much more!!This week's "During the Break"Song spoof of Louis Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World entitled "What a Wonderful Dog"  A song about a boy and art skills...or lack thereof. Socials (Facebook and Instagram)@backinthedaywithjohnandjaySupport the show (
61:25 04/11/2022
Episode 10: Nintendo Part 2: Super Nintendo....SNES as the Kids Call It.
10 Episodes in the books!We didn't get to everything in last weeks episode on Nintendo, so we got ourselves a part 2:  Electric Boogaloo.  We list our favorite games and least favorite games for the SNES.  We take a look at what separated the SNES from its Sega counterpart, the Genesis.  We also take a dive into memory lane and share some of our favorite places to rent games in our local area.  Plus a whole lot more!!During the Break:- Song spoof of Green Day's "Basket Case" entitled "Cream Day"Hit us on the social's (Facebook and Insta)@backinthedaywithjohnandjaySupport the show
62:15 04/04/2022
Episode 9: Nintendo Entertainment System....Now You're Playing with Power!!!
NINTENDO POWER!!This will be a multi-part series on Nintendo and we are starting with the one that started it all.  The NES~!We give a glance into our favorite and least favorite games and accessories (Power Glove, Power Pad ect.)  Also, we go over the big boom in resale value of old Nintendo games and touch on the craziness that is Pokémon.  Plus much more.This week's 'During the Break'Tim has returned!  Tim gets a job at Blockbuster and makes one customer's visit...well...difficult.Check us on the socials (Instagram and Facebook)@backinthedaywithjohnandjaySupport the show
65:48 03/28/2022
Episode 8: ABC's T.G.I.F Sitcom Block
"It's Friday night and the moon is bright, gonna have some fun. show ya how its done T.G.I.F"Today, Friday night TV is considered a "death slot" but in the 90's, Friday nights on T.V was where its at!!  ABC had a 2 hour long block of some of the best sitcoms.  From Family Matters to Step by Step to Dinosaurs, we touch on them all and give our impressions and impact by these iconic shows. This week's "During the Break".Song spoof of Nirvana's - "Rape Me"Check us on the socials (Facebook, Instagram)@backinthedaywithjohnandjaySupport the show
66:05 03/21/2022
Episode 7: Spaceballs....The Podcast!
May the Schwartz be with you!Mel Brooks' 'Spaceballs' is one of those iconic satire films that were so popular in the 80's.  We basically quote the shit out of the movie for a good majority of this episode and with good reason.   We also run down some Mel Brooks' other classic films like 'Blazing Saddles' and Robin Hood: Men in Tights plus other underrated Brooks classics like 'The Producers' and 'Silent Film'."During the Breaks" this week....Song parody of Coolio's  - "Gangsta's Paradise" (Please don't sue us Coolio!)New segment with us freestyling(sometimes poorly) to subject matter not necessarily being discussed in modern Hip Hop/Rap. (Rap beat prod. by Profetesa Beats)Support the show (
60:15 03/14/2022
Episode 6: Nickelodeon Game Shows.....Space Camp?! What a Shitty Prize!
On your mark, get set, GOOOOOOOO!Game shows were really popular in the 80s into the 90s.  Nickelodeon got on board with the hype and presented a shit ton of badass game shows.  From Finders Keepers to Double Dare to Wild and Crazy Kids, Nick had it all!!  We go through the years and remember all the Physical Challenges, Power Surge's and Pie Pod's!This week's "Commercial Breaks":A spoof of  "Santeria" from everyone's favorite Ska band Sublime.Our good friend Tim is back with another story!Check us on the socials:InstagramFacebookSupport the show (
61:03 03/07/2022