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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.Check out our official merch store! shop.backinthedaypodcast.com

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Episode 124: Mystery Men (1999) // I'm a Pantera's box you do not wanna open!
It's Pandora...Don't correct me, it sickens me!We'll uncover the comedic gold of this cult classic as we meet the ragtag team: Ben Stiller as the rage-prone Mr. Furious, William H. Macy as the shovel-wielding Shoveler, and Hank Azaria as the fork-flinging Blue Raja. Plus, who could forget the spleen-splattering Spleen, the bowling-ball-toting Bowler, and the invisible (but only when no one's looking) Invisible Boy?Join us as we laugh our way through their bumbling attempts to save the day, their hilariously bad training montages, and their epic showdown with the flamboyant villain, Casanova Frankenstein, played by none other than Geoffrey Rush. We'll dish on the behind-the-scenes shenanigans, from the film’s outrageous costume designs to the surprising number of A-list cameos and the epic debate over whether the Blue Raja’s accent is genius or just plain bonkers.Prepare for plenty of chuckles as we dissect the film’s over-the-top humor, its quirky characters, and its surprisingly heartfelt moments. We'll also talk about how Mystery Men poked fun at the superhero genre long before it was cool and why it remains a beloved (if slightly obscure) gem.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
66:56 6/18/24
Episode 123: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) // YEAH BABY!
Do I make you horny?We'll break down the outrageous adventures of the world's most shagadelic spy, Austin Powers, as he thwarts the diabolical Dr. Evil, all while rocking the best 60s fashion and the worst British accent you've ever heard. Expect plenty of laughs as we explore the film's over-the-top humor, from its endless innuendos to its hilariously awkward dance sequences. Prepare for a wild ride through the swinging 60s and the cheesy 90s, complete with discussions on the film's ridiculous gadgets, absurd plot twists, and those unforgettable one-liners that are still quotable today. We’ll also chat about the film’s legacy, including how it spawned two sequels and a cultural phenomenon of bad teeth and worse dance moves. Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
72:31 6/11/24
Episode 122: Apollo 13 (1995) // Houston, We Have a Problem!
We’ll set the historical stage by revisiting the Apollo space program and the real-life events of the Apollo 13 mission. From there, we delve into the film's genesis, uncovering how the book "Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13" inspired a motion picture that would captivate audiences worldwide.Our discussion includes an in-depth look at the stellar performances by Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, and Ed Harris, analyzing how they brought their real-life counterparts to the big screen with stunning authenticity. We’ll also marvel at the film’s technical brilliance, from its special effects to its groundbreaking sound design, that made viewers feel as though they were truly in space.Discover the themes of teamwork, resilience, and the unbreakable human spirit that drive the narrative of Apollo 13, and hear behind-the-scenes stories from the film's production that highlight the lengths to which the filmmakers went to achieve realism. We'll also touch on the critical and audience reception of the film, and its lasting impact on both cinema and the space exploration community.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
71:44 6/4/24
Episode 121: The Poseidon Adventure (1972) // The OG Titanic.
Fuck the ocean!The Poseidon Adventure (1972) is a gripping disaster film that follows the harrowing journey of a group of passengers aboard the luxury ocean liner SS Poseidon. As they celebrate New Year's Eve, a massive underwater earthquake triggers a colossal rogue wave that capsizes the ship. Trapped in the upside-down vessel, a small band of survivors, led by the determined Reverend Scott (Gene Hackman), must navigate a treacherous path through flooded corridors and dangerous obstacles to reach the ship's hull and hope for rescue. Packed with suspense, drama, and remarkable special effects, The Poseidon Adventure is a classic tale of courage and survival against all odds.Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
73:47 5/28/24
Episode 120: Cabin Boy (1994) // These pipes are CLEAN!!...And how!
"Cabin Boy" is a surreal comedy directed by Adam Resnick and produced by Tim Burton. The film stars Chris Elliott as Nathaniel Mayweather, an overprivileged, arrogant young man who has just graduated from the prestigious Fancy Lad School.Nathaniel plans to sail to Hawaii aboard a luxurious cruise ship to take up a cushy job arranged by his father. However, due to a mix-up, he boards the "Filthy Whore," a decrepit fishing vessel crewed by rough-and-tumble sailors. The mismatched Nathaniel is forced to adapt to the harsh and comically absurd conditions of life at sea.The crew, led by the gruff Captain Greybar (Ritch Brinkley), initially disdain Nathaniel's snobbish demeanor but eventually come to tolerate his presence. As Nathaniel bumbles through various misadventures, he encounters bizarre characters and fantastical sea creatures, including Chocki the half-man/half-shark (Russ Tamblyn) and a bizarre six-armed woman (Ann Magnuson).Throughout his journey, Nathaniel undergoes a transformation, learning valuable lessons about humility, hard work, and camaraderie. By the time the ship reaches its destination, Nathaniel has evolved from a pampered aristocrat to a more grounded and self-reliant individual."Cabin Boy" combines absurdist humor with whimsical storytelling, creating a unique cinematic experience that has earned it a dedicated cult following despite its initial box office struggles.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
81:12 5/21/24
Episode 119: Eddie (1996) // Howdy!...Howdy my ass!
With the NBA Playoffs still going we are doubling up on another great 90s basketball flick, "Eddie".  In "Eddie," played by Whoopi Goldberg, we meet a passionate basketball enthusiast who wins a contest to be the honorary coach for the struggling Knicks. What begins as a publicity stunt turns into a rollercoaster ride as Eddie's unorthodox coaching style starts to shake things up for the team and its egotistical owner, played by Frank Langella.As Eddie brings her streetwise flair and genuine love for the game to the court, she faces skepticism from the players and resistance from the management. However, her infectious energy and unconventional methods begin to win over both the team and the fans.Throughout the film, we witness hilarious moments, heartfelt interactions, and a message about the power of believing in oneself and the importance of teamwork. With memorable performances from Goldberg and a supporting cast including Dennis Farina, John Salley, and Mark Jackson, "Eddie" delivers laughs, heart, and plenty of basketball action.Join us as we discuss the highlights, the memorable quotes, and the lasting impact of this beloved sports comedy. Whether you're a basketball fan or just looking for a feel-good film, "Eddie" is sure to entertain and inspire.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
72:29 5/14/24
Episode 118: Celtic Pride (1996) // I don't want to raise your kids...I don't even like kids.
Ironic that the Cavaliers are playing the Celtics in the Playoffs when we are doing this review.  Also, sorry for the delay in this week's upload.Join us as we dive into the world of Mike O'Hara and Jimmy Flaherty, two die-hard Boston Celtics fans played by Daniel Stern and Dan Aykroyd, respectively.In the heart of the NBA Finals, Mike and Jimmy are convinced that their beloved Celtics need their support more than ever to clinch the championship. But when they witness their team's star player Lewis Scott, portrayed by Damon Wayans, performing poorly, they decide to take matters into their own hands.What follows is a hilarious rollercoaster ride as Mike and Jimmy kidnap Scott, hoping to keep him out of the final games to give the Celtics a winning edge. As their plan spirals out of control, they find themselves in absurd situations, trying to hide Scott while navigating the complexities of fandom, friendship, and ethics.Directed by Tom DeCerchio, "Celtic Pride" delivers laughs aplenty as it explores the lengths to which sports fans will go for their team. With a stellar cast including the comedic talents of Stern, Aykroyd, and Wayans, the film serves up a mix of slapstick comedy and heartfelt moments.Join us as we dissect the comedic genius behind "Celtic Pride," exploring its themes of loyalty, obsession, and the unpredictable nature of sports fandom. Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
71:03 5/9/24
Episode 117: 80's Hair Metal Part 2 // Once Bitten, Twice Shy Babe
We will be back with movies next week with Celtic Pride!  We felt like we only scratched the surface on 80s hair bands, so we're hitting you with a part 2!Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
71:26 4/30/24
Episode 116: 80's Hair Metal // Death to all but METAL!
Travel back in time to the decade of big hair, spandex, and rock 'n' roll !  Join us as we dive deep into the wild and colorful world of 80s hair bands, exploring their music, culture, and lasting impact on the music industry.In this episode, we'll spotlight a different aspect of the hair band phenomenon, from the rise of iconic bands like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Guns N' Roses, to the larger-than-life personalities of frontmen like David Lee Roth and Bret Michaels. We'll explore the evolution of the hair band sound, from anthemic power ballads to blistering guitar solos, and examine how these bands navigated the shifting musical landscape of the 80s.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
72:34 4/23/24
Episode 115: The Cable Guy (1996) // I just want to hang out...NO BIG DEAAAL!
The term "underrated" get thrown out a lot.  But this film truly encompasses that term.  In "The Cable Guy," a dark comedy directed by Ben Stiller, a lonely and socially awkward cable installer named Chip Douglas, played by Jim Carrey, develops an unhealthy obsession with one of his customers, Steven Kovacs, portrayed by Matthew Broderick. Steven just wants a simple cable installation, but Chip sees an opportunity to fill the void in his life by befriending Steven, despite Steven's reluctance.As Chip's behavior becomes increasingly intrusive and erratic, Steven tries to distance himself, but Chip's relentless pursuit only escalates. Chip inserts himself into Steven's life, disrupting his relationships and manipulating situations to keep Steven dependent on him. Along the way, Chip's troubled past and psychological instability come to light, revealing a deeply disturbed individual beneath his affable facade.The film explores themes of loneliness, obsession, and the blurred boundaries between friendship and manipulation. Carrey's performance as the unhinged Cable Guy is both hilarious and chilling, showcasing his versatility as an actor. "The Cable Guy" serves as a satirical commentary on the pervasiveness of media culture and the dangers of unchecked obsession in a digital age.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
70:56 4/16/24
Episode 114: What About Bob? (1991) // Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local.
We said screw it and decided to do one more Bill Murray movie for the road.Dr. Leo Marvin, played by Richard Dreyfuss, is a successful psychiatrist whose carefully ordered life is turned upside down when his obsessive-compulsive patient Bob Wiley, portrayed by Bill Murray, follows him on his family vacation. As Bob worms his way into the hearts of Dr. Marvin's family and disrupts his professional and personal life, chaos ensues.We explore the comedic genius of Bill Murray as he brings Bob Wiley to life with his trademark wit and charm, contrasting brilliantly with Richard Dreyfuss' exasperated portrayal of Dr. Marvin. The film's timeless humor and memorable moments, such as Bob's "baby steps" and his bond with Marvin's family, continue to resonate with audiences decades later.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
67:10 4/9/24
Episode 113: Ghostbusters (1984) Part Deux // Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024) Review!
We love Ghostbusters so much we had to do a part 2.  We continue our foray into the 1984 beloved classic.  Plus as a bonus, we review the new Ghostbusters movie to just hit theaters, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
69:27 4/2/24
Episode 112: Ghostbusters (1984) // Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good!!
With Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire hitting theaters, we thought it was a great time to talk about the iconic 80s franchise.  Next week we will have more Ghostbusters in which we will review Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.The original 84 film was filled with humor, memorable catchphrases, and groundbreaking special effects for its time, "Ghostbusters" is a blend of supernatural thrills and comedic brilliance. The chemistry between the main cast members, especially the witty banter between Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler, adds layers of charm to the film.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
73:06 3/26/24
Episode 111: Mr. Mom (1983) // 220, 221...Whatever it takes.
In this episode, we delve into the timeless comedy classic "Mr. Mom" directed by Stan Dragoti and released in 1983. Starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr, the film follows the misadventures of Jack Butler, a recently laid-off automotive engineer who becomes a stay-at-home dad while his wife, Caroline, pursues a career in advertising.Throughout the episode, we analyze the film's enduring appeal and cultural significance, considering its portrayal of masculinity, femininity, and the evolving nature of domesticity. We also explore the chemistry between Keaton and Garr, whose performances elevate the film into a beloved comedy classic.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
69:16 3/19/24
Episode 110: Bullshit Sessions #1 // Random conversations, Guests and Reminitions
A little curveball...We wanted to just do a random episode of just us bullshitting.  I believe in the Twitch world it's called "Just Chatting".  We will be back to the 80's and 90s goodies next week but we just wanted to take a bit to just unwind and have some random convos.  Jay's nephew joins us via the telephone and who knows what else.  Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
63:14 3/11/24
Episode 109: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) // Hi Brad. You know how cute I always thought you were.
In this episode, we'll dissect the film's unique blend of comedy and drama, highlighting its realistic portrayal of high school life and the challenges faced by teenagers. From the memorable poolside daydreams to the infamous Phoebe Cates scene, we'll discuss the film's most iconic moments and the impact they've had on popular culture.As we analyze the enduring legacy of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," we'll reflect on its influence on subsequent teen comedies and its lasting impact on the portrayal of high school life in cinema. So, grab your checkerboard Vans, put on your favorite '80s tune, and join us as we revisit the fast times and unforgettable moments of this classic film.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
75:15 3/5/24
Episode 108: Stay Tuned (1992) // R.I.P Forever John Ritter
"Stay Tuned" is a 1992 satirical comedy film directed by Peter Hyams. The movie follows the life of a suburban couple, Roy and Helen Knable, played by John Ritter and Pam Dawber, who find themselves trapped in a demonic television set. The couple unwittingly signs a Faustian pact with a mysterious salesman, played by Jeffrey Jones, and are transported into a surreal TV world filled with parodies of popular programs.As Roy and Helen navigate through a series of deadly TV shows, they encounter bizarre and dangerous scenarios inspired by various genres, including game shows, sitcoms, and action dramas. The film cleverly satirizes the television culture of the time, poking fun at both the programming and the obsession with constant entertainment."Stay Tuned" blends humor, fantasy, and social commentary, providing a comical take on the impact of television on society. With its imaginative premise, the movie explores the consequences of excessive TV consumption and serves as a cautionary tale wrapped in an entertaining and fantastical package. The film's creative approach to lampooning the television industry makes it a unique and memorable piece of 1990s cinema.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
73:04 2/27/24
Episode 107: Mom and Dad Save the World (1992) // Dr. Seuss mixed with Spaceballs.
"Mom and Dad Save the World" is a sci-fi comedy film released in 1992, directed by Greg Beeman. The movie follows the quirky and adventurous journey of Jeff and Karen Randall, an ordinary couple from Earth who find themselves transported to the distant and bizarre planet of Spengo.Upon arrival, the Randalls discover that Spengo is ruled by the eccentric and power-hungry Emperor Tod Spengo, portrayed by Jon Lovitz. The emperor, infatuated with Karen, decides to marry her and make her his empress. However, Jeff and Karen, with the help of some eccentric characters on Spengo, embark on a mission to save themselves and the planet from the comically inept and tyrannical ruler.Filled with slapstick humor, imaginative sets, and over-the-top characters, "Mom and Dad Save the World" is a satirical take on classic sci-fi tropes. As the Randalls navigate the absurdities of Spengo, the film explores themes of love, heroism, and the triumph of the ordinary against the extraordinary. It's a light-hearted and entertaining adventure that combines elements of space opera with a generous dose of comedy, making it a cult favorite among fans of unconventional and offbeat cinema.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
67:51 2/20/24
Episode 106: Pet Sematary (1989) // Sometimes...Dead is Better.
Thanks to listener Casey R. for the request.  If there is a movie or piece of 80's or 90's pop culture you want us to talk about, hit us up the Facebook.Gotta look out for that road!  In this episode, we journey into the eerie and unsettling world of the 1989 film adaptation of Stephen King's "Pet Sematary." Join us as we explore the seemingly idyllic small town in Maine that hides a dark secret – a burial ground with the power to bring the dead back to life. As the Creed family moves to their new home, they soon discover the tragic consequences of meddling with the supernatural forces that lurk in the nearby woods.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
66:18 2/13/24
Episode 105: Porky's (1981) // Why do they call you Lassie?
I don't knooooOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOOOOOOHigh school friends Pee Wee (Dan Monahan), Tommy (Wyatt Knight), Billy (Mark Herrier) and Mickey (Roger Wilson) want to lose their virginity. But when they're kicked out of a strip club after the owner, Porky (Chuck Mitchell), takes their money, they plot revenge. While they try to get back at him, they deal with other teen troubles, including Pee Wee's worries that his "equipment" is shrinking, their sexually opinionated gym teacher (Kim Cattrall) and a spy hole in the girl's locker room.Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
69:07 2/6/24
Episode 104: The Wizard (1989) // I love the Power Glove...It's so bad!
Yes, Lucas, that's correct, the Power Glove is bad.  We conclude our video game movie month with the most video gamey movie of them all....The full length feature disguised as a Nintendo commercial known as "The Wizard"."The Wizard" is a 1989 American adventure comedy-drama film directed by Todd Holland. The movie follows the journey of a young boy named Jimmy Woods, who possesses exceptional skills in playing video games. Jimmy's older brother, Corey, discovers that Jimmy is not just an ordinary gamer; he is a video game prodigy with unmatched talent.The film begins with Jimmy being institutionalized by his family, who misunderstand his behavior as a sign of emotional distress. However, Corey realizes that Jimmy's skills can be showcased at a video game competition in California called Video Armageddon. The brothers embark on a cross-country journey to reach the competition, encountering various challenges and making new friends along the way.During their adventure, they are joined by a girl named Haley, who has her reasons for running away from home. Together, they face obstacles, including encounters with a rival gamer named Lucas and attempts by Jimmy's parents to bring him back home. As the trio gets closer to their destination, the true reason behind Jimmy's institutionalization is revealed, adding emotional depth to the narrative."The Wizard" is notable for featuring Nintendo products prominently, as it was partially conceived as a promotional vehicle for the company's games and consoles. The film taps into the burgeoning popularity of video games in the late 1980s, combining a road trip narrative with elements of family drama and competition. Overall, "The Wizard" is remembered as a nostalgic journey into the world of 1980s gaming culture, complete with memorable gaming moments and a heartwarming story of family and friendship.Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Intro for the shopSend us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
69:48 1/30/24
Episode 103: Street Fighter: The Movie (1994) // Hadouken!...Well, not really.
Again, another film taking liberties with the source material.  Some of it works, most does not.  Raul Julia hams it up like no other with his portrayal of M. Bison"Street Fighter: The Movie" is a 1994 action film based on the popular video game franchise. The film follows Colonel Guile, played by Jean-Claude Van Damme, as he leads an international team of street fighters to rescue hostages from the evil warlord General M. Bison, portrayed by Raul Julia. The story unfolds on the fictional Shadaloo Island, where Bison plans to rule the world with his army. The film incorporates characters from the Street Fighter video game series, such as Chun-Li, Ryu, and Ken. Despite mixed reviews, the film has gained a cult following over the years for its campy and over-the-top portrayal of the iconic video game characters.Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
69:43 1/23/24
Episode 102: Super Mario Bros. (1993) // Mama Mia...This-a Movie is-a Mediocre!
Although this film hasn't held up that well over the years, we will give it points for trying to think outside the box with the source material.The 1993 movie "Super Mario Bros." is a live-action adaptation of the popular video game franchise. The film follows Mario Mario (played by Bob Hoskins) and Luigi Mario (played by John Leguizamo), two Brooklyn plumbers who find themselves in a parallel dimension known as Dinohattan. In this alternate world, King Koopa (played by Dennis Hopper) rules with an iron fist. The brothers join forces with Princess Daisy (played by Samantha Mathis) to stop Koopa's evil plans and rescue the missing Daisy's father.The movie takes creative liberties with the source material, incorporating elements of science fiction and dystopian urban landscapes. Despite its departure from the video game's whimsical and colorful tone, "Super Mario Bros." has gained a cult following over the years, appreciated by some for its unique and eccentric take on the Mushroom Kingdom.Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
66:26 1/16/24
Episode 101: Mortal Kombat (1995) // FINISH HIM!!!
In this episode, we'll dive deep into the origins of the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, exploring its humble arcade beginnings, meteoric rise to popularity, and the intense anticipation leading up to the film's release. From the iconic characters like Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, and Johnny Cage to the menacing Shang Tsung and the otherworldly Outworld champions, we'll dissect the cast and characters that brought the virtual martial arts tournament to life.Our journey doesn't stop there. We'll uncover the challenges faced by the filmmakers in translating a beloved video game into a cinematic experience, the groundbreaking special effects that pushed the boundaries of 90s technology, and the unforgettable soundtrack that became synonymous with the Mortal Kombat brand.But what made "Mortal Kombat" more than just a film? Join us as we explore the cultural impact, the controversies surrounding video game violence, and the enduring legacy that continues to resonate with fans to this day. From flawless victories to unforgettable fatalities, we'll relive the excitement, nostalgia, and lasting influence of "Mortal Kombat" in our podcast episode that pays homage to the 90s cinematic realm. Get ready to test your might and embark on this nostalgic journey into the heart of "Mortal Kombat"!Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
70:22 1/9/24
Episode 100: Toy Story (1995) // EPISODE 100 WOOOOOO!!
Thanks for all the support as we reach our 100th episode!  A running joke we've been doing over the last several months is saying we are going to do Toy Story for the next week's episode with no intensions of actually doing it.  Well, you're in luck, because we are doing it for EPISODE 1-0-0!!!!!Toy Story" is a groundbreaking animated film that introduces audiences to a world where toys come to life when humans aren't around. The story centers around Woody, a cowboy doll who has always been the favorite toy of his owner, Andy. However, Woody's world is turned upside down when Andy receives a new space ranger action figure, Buzz Lightyear, as a birthday gift.Buzz quickly becomes the new favorite, leading to a rivalry between Woody and Buzz for Andy's affection. In a twist of fate, both toys find themselves outside of the comfort of Andy's room and must navigate the challenges of the real world together. As they encounter perils like sadistic neighbor Sid and the mysterious claw-wielding aliens in a pizza parlor, Woody and Buzz discover the true meaning of friendship and loyalty."Toy Story" is not just a tale of animated adventure; it's a heartwarming exploration of the bonds between toys and their owners, emphasizing themes of acceptance, belonging, and the passage of time. With its innovative use of computer animation, endearing characters, and a witty script, "Toy Story" became a landmark film in animation history, setting the stage for Pixar's future success and earning a special place in the hearts of audiences worldwide.Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
69:59 1/2/24
Episode 99: Jingle All the Way (1996) // Put the Cookie Down...NOW!!
Who said you could eat my cookies!?"Jingle All the Way" is a festive family comedy that takes audiences on a humorous and chaotic ride through the bustling streets of Minneapolis during the Christmas season. Directed by Brian Levant and released in 1996, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Howard Langston, a workaholic dad determined to secure the elusive Turbo-Man action figure for his son Jamie, played by Jake Lloyd.Set on Christmas Eve, the story unfolds as Howard realizes he has forgotten to purchase Jamie's most coveted Christmas gift, the Turbo-Man doll. What follows is a madcap adventure through crowded malls, toy stores, and holiday chaos as Howard faces the relentless pursuit of the Turbo-Man toy, which has become the must-have item of the season.As Howard encounters equally desperate shoppers, including the persistent and competitive postal worker Myron, portrayed by Sinbad, the film satirizes the extreme lengths people go to during the holiday shopping frenzy. The narrative not only serves up a hilarious commentary on the commercialization of Christmas but also delves into the importance of family and being present during the holiday season.The comedic journey reaches its climax during the Turbo-Man Parade, a spectacle that combines slapstick humor with heartwarming moments. Ultimately, "Jingle All the Way" delivers a blend of physical comedy, memorable quotes, and a touching exploration of the true meaning of Christmas, making it a beloved and enduring holiday classic.Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
71:05 12/26/23
Episode 98: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966/2000) // You're a Mean One...
Mr. Grinch!  We did both the Boris Karloff & Jim Carrey versions because we love them both!"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a heartwarming holiday film based on Dr. Seuss' beloved children's book of the same name. The story unfolds in the whimsical town of Whoville, where the cheerful residents eagerly anticipate the arrival of Christmas. However, residing just outside of Whoville is the Grinch, a green, furry, and grouchy creature who despises the holiday season and everything associated with it.The Grinch concocts a mischievous plan to steal Christmas from the Whos by disguising himself as Santa Claus and sneaking into their homes on Christmas Eve. With his faithful canine companion, Max, by his side, the Grinch sets out to pilfer presents, decorations, and even the festive feast, believing that removing these material trappings will dampen the Whos' holiday spirit.As the Grinch goes about his thieving mission, he encounters Cindy Lou Who, a sweet and innocent little girl who questions the true meaning of Christmas. Cindy Lou's kindness and curiosity start to chip away at the Grinch's icy heart, and he begins to reconsider his disdain for the holiday.In a heartwarming twist, the Grinch's change of heart is catalyzed by the Whos' unshakeable joy and love for one another, even in the absence of material possessions. The film delivers a powerful message about the true spirit of Christmas, emphasizing love, generosity, and the importance of togetherness.Ultimately, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a timeless tale of redemption and the transformative power of love, beautifully capturing the magic and warmth of the holiday season.Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
71:43 12/19/23
Episode 97: Eight Crazy Nights (2002) // It is Bavarian cream filled...HUBBA BUBBA!
It's Christmas movie time!!!  Our good friend Billy joins us via telephone."Eight Crazy Nights" is an animated holiday comedy film featuring the voice talents of Adam Sandler. The story revolves around Davey Stone, a troubled young man with a disdain for the holiday season. After a series of destructive antics, he finds himself facing legal consequences. Instead of going to jail, he is sentenced to community service with a gentle elderly referee, Whitey Duvall, who tries to help him find redemption.Set during the Hanukkah season, the film explores themes of forgiveness, self-discovery, and the spirit of the holidays. As Davey undergoes a transformation, he confronts his past and learns to appreciate the importance of love, friendship, and the joy of giving. The film is known for its irreverent humor, musical numbers, and heartwarming moments, making it a unique addition to the holiday movie genre.Friends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
83:19 12/12/23
Episode 96: Freddy Got Fingered (2001) // This movie also sucks!
Ok, one more shitty movie then its on to CHRISTMAS MOVIES!!!"Freddy Got Fingered" is a 2001 comedy film directed by and starring Tom Green. The movie follows the absurd and often nonsensical misadventures of Gord Brody (played by Tom Green), an aspiring cartoonist who moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams. However, his eccentric behavior and unconventional methods lead to numerous bizarre situations, including accusations of child molestation against his father (played by Rip Torn).The film is known for its outrageous and controversial humor, with Tom Green's character engaging in shockingly inappropriate and over-the-top antics. The title itself, "Freddy Got Fingered," is a play on words that adds to the movie's provocative and boundary-pushing nature.Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
67:55 12/5/23
Episode 95: Going Overboard (1989) // Adam Sandler's First Film...It Sucks ASS!!!
This move sucks so hard!!"Going Overboard" is a 1989 comedy film that marked Adam Sandler's first starring role. The story revolves around Schecky Moskowitz, played by Sandler, a struggling comedian who takes a job as a waiter on a cruise ship. Dreaming of making it big in the comedy world, Schecky faces numerous challenges as he tries to showcase his talent amid a chaotic mix of eccentric passengers and crew members. The film is known for its slapstick humor, outrageous characters, and Sandler's early comedic style. While "Going Overboard" wasn't a critical or commercial success (no shit), it provides a glimpse into the early career of one of Hollywood's most successful comedians and serves as a testament to the evolution of his comedic talents over the years. In a podcast discussion, one might explore the film's reception, its place in Sandler's career trajectory, and the elements that contributed to its unique charm despite its initial shortcomings....you know, Billy Zane and Billy Bob Thorton was in this POS lmao!Check out the merch:  http://shop.backinthedaypodcast.comFriends of the Show1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!Support the Show.'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford
69:10 11/28/23

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