The Midnight Drive-In: Eaten Alive & Motel Hell

Welcome to a long episode.  Why?  Well we start off the show with Noah asking who is the best Muppet and devolve into the politics of gay unions on Sesame Street.  We finally do talk about some Motel Horror with Eaten Alive and Motel Hell.  After that we chat about A Nightmare On Elm Street, Return Of The Living Dead, and some SNL with I Am Chris Farley.  Also a listener email brings a secret about the show to the foreground that not everyone may know.

Top 10 Monday Night RAW Moments

WWE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Monday Night RAW this Monday night by having a simulcast, part of show will take place at the Manhattan Center while the other half will go down at the Barclays Center. And the WWE is bringing back some of their heavy hitters like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Scott Hall, and even… She’s so bad they named her twice, it’s Kelly Kelly!

And I’m here tonight to give all of y’all my top ten favorite Monday Night RAW moments!

10. Chris Jericho’s RAW debut (8-9-99)

9. Shane McMahon buys WCW (3-26-01)

8. Brian Pillman – Pillman’s got a gun (11-4-96)

7. Lita and Trish Stratus main event RAW for the WWE Women’s Championship (12-6-04)

6. Lightning Kid defeats Razor Ramon (5-17-93)

5. Brock Lesnar returned and destroyed John Cena (4-2-12)

4. DX reunites on Raw’s 1,000th episode (7-23-12)

3. CM Punk’s pipe bomb promo (6-27-11)

2. Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian received a standing ovation (10-18-99)

1. Bret Hart returns (1-4-10)

There you have it my top ten RAW moments! Now let’s see what special guest Lawrence from the Awesome 80’s Pod have to say about some of his favorite RAW moment.

1. RAW is Owen: Nothing will ever rank higher than me than the night after Owen died. The emotions were high and every superstar was vulnerable and real. Best moment for me was the Road Dogg and Godfather deciding to go smoke a fatty and swap Owen stories instead of wrestling each other. (5-24-99)

2. Formation of the Union: Foley, Test, Shamrock and Big Show. The group only lasted a few weeks but their gimmick was perfect for the time and place. (5-3-99)

Their hokey entrance music just added to the legend.

3. Steven Regal – Real Man, unfortunately Mr. Regals substance abuse issues led to this gimmick lasting only a short time but this theme and gimmick made me pop every time I saw it and is too often forgotten. (10-24-98)

Honorable Mention: Ric Flair had the best retirement in the history of wresting from his last match to the next night on RAW. This would be my number one if he didn’t screw it up by wresting for TNA. (3-31-08)

Graveyard Duck Episode 21 – Metal Gear

This is Big Boss. Operation Graveyard Duck EP21. Listen to Scott and Wes for detailed intel on Metal Gear for the MSX2 and Famicom/NES. Do not fail.


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23min of Politically Charged Ska

About a year ago there was this big gathering in front of the White House. Uh… some things happened, some things that a fair amount of people weren’t exactly happy about. Some people spoke out, some people wrote songs. The first 5 songs on this podcast are some of those songs. Some written as a reaction to the man himself, others to the climate America has started to find itself in. The last 3 songs are also political in nature but don’t have the same target. In particular, the final song is really something we should all keep in mind for the next 3 years.

00:00 – the Dump Trumps – Paradice Lost, Reward if Found (Vol. 1 ’17)
02:22 – the Pomps – Alternate America (Alternate America ’17)
05:02 – the Chalk Outlines – Something Wrong with the Right (the Chalk Outlines ’17)
08:16 – Stacked Like Pancakes – 45 (45 ’17)
12:23 – MU330 – Don’t Worry, Don’t Stress (Don’t Worry, Don’t Stress ’17)
15:13 – the English Beat – Two Swords (I Just Can’t Stop It ’80)
14:25 – the Slackers – Keep it Simple (Peculiar ’06)
20:27 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Let’s Face It (Let’s Face It ’97)

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Vendettas: Banatalie

It’s our goal this time around to make sure our recaps take less time than watching the actual episode. Do we succeed? Hell yes. We always do. We see a pathetic showing of an elimination and get some real-time behind the scenes about the elimination. We also see some of the very worst politicking in the history of The Challenge. We leave on yet another cliffhanger of an Inquisition. Who will the Troika end up sending in?

The Midnight Drive-In: My Mom Is A Werewolf & My Best Friend Is A Vampire

We decide to take a look into what happens when those closest to us turn into monsters.  We check out My Mom Is A Werewolf and My Best Friend Is A Vampire.  Also we talk about completely selling out to the podcast gods, Insidious 4, and Doug talks some Hammer Horror.

Deadpool 2 Gets A New Release Date

It looks like Marvel’s Merc With A Mouth will be breaking the fourth wall a bit sooner than originally planned. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Thursday of a not insignificant shake up for Fox’s summer lineup of Marvel properties.

First up is The Merc With A Mouth, Deadpool, announcing that it will be moving UP its release date by two weeks, from June 1st back to May 18th. The new release date will set Deadpool 2 squarely in the middle of an already crowded month of serious box office draws with Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hitting the screen on May fourth and Solo: A Star Wars Story dropping on May 25th.

In a fairly shocking bit of news, The Channing Tatum lead Gambit has been pushed back from Feb. 14, 2019, to June 7, 2019. It was announced that in the light of Director Gore Vebinski’s recent exit from the long gestating X Flick this late in pre-production has sentscrambling to find a new director, realizing they are going to need a lot more time to turn in a decent movie.

And last, but in my opinion, most upsetting, Josh Boone’s horror themed take on The New Mutant’s is being moved back a whopping 10 months from its scheduled April release. To many this looks as if there may be serious problems with the movie, however, insiders speculate it is to avoid Mutant overlap in overseas markets.

Let us know what you think of these moves in the comments below.


CvS: The Final Countdown

Well, we finally made it to the end of Champs vs. Stars. This poor show got lost in the other Challenge mayhem, overlapping the end of Dirty Thirty and the beginning of Vendettas. So far, the Champs have swept the series. Will that continue, or will the Stars actually win something? This also ends our double-coverage of episodes, thankfully.

Vendettas: The Power of Three

What in the world is a troika? And how do you pronouce it? We finally get some details on how this game works, including the troika, the inquisition, and the Ring. But what is the grenade and how is it used? I guess we figure it out eventually.

The Midnight Drive-In: Robot Jox & Robot Wars

It’s the future and in the future we do everything with Robots!  We’re talking about the Charles Band films Robot Jox and Robot Wars!  Also we chat about Black Mirror, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, and Annabelle: Creation.  Thumbs up fist bump!

Matt The Radar Tech Makes His Way To Star Wars Battlefront II

Its been, objectively, almost a decade since SNL has been at the top of its game, but now that the show is back in the lime light, a popular sketch may be soon considered “canon” in the Star Wars Universe.

Adam Driver appeared in an Undercover Boss sketch as Kylo Ren, infiltrating Star Killer Base to find out what the crew really think of him during his hosting gig last year. The sketch became so popular that now you can take his “Matt the Radar Tech” character into the massively popular Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Star Wars HQ has released footage of the orange vest’ed, blonde haired Kylo Ren as Matt tearing his way through enemies on different maps.

If you want to take Matt into action yourself, you can can get the mod  from GameTSF here, and the Fire Saber one from DeathsStrokeYT at this link. Check out the reveal video below.


Graveyard Duck Episode 20 – Ninja Spirit

Well, we are officially out of Christmas spirit, but luckily we’re loaded full of Ninja Spirit. Join us as we kick off the new year with a look at one of the greatest games to ever hit the TurboGrafx 16.

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Animaniacs Get A New Season Thanks To Hulu

90’s kids rejoice, Warner Bros. and Hulu have come together to revive one of the most beloved cartoon franchises of all time.

On Thursday, Hulu announced that they were partnering with Steven  Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Warner Brothers to bring back The Animaniacs in 2020.

With a two-season, straight-to-series order, Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer of the series, with Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, and Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also serving as executive producers.

For those of us not in the know, The Animaniacs was a Spielberg produced return to the classic Warner Brothers/Bugs Bunny style of animation shorts and comedy. Animaniacs was itself a spin off of the wildly successful Tiny Toon Adventures and itself spun-out Pinky and the Brain and the criminally underrated Freakazoid.

“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu,” said Spielberg. “Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. I am also excited that the full library of Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures episodes are included in the deal.”

Hulu will also start streaming the entire back catalog of Animaniacs which debuted in 1993 and set the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards in the field of Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for any animated series, winning three times.


CvS: Sink, Purge, Repeat

Our coverage of Champs vs. Stars has been demoted to a short aftershow in the wake of Vendettas. This week we cover the purge in the swimming challenge and at least some of the Challengers who are on their way to the final next week.

Vendettas: When Worlds Collide

It’s a super-ultra long episode of Challenged to accompany the premiere of Vendettas. We love seeing midlife crisis Brad, as well as the new Challengers from other random shows in the US and UK. We have
to intro a bunch of newbies to this insane game and see how the vets fit into the equation.

CvS: Flagpoles and False Hopes

The Champs are heading for a shutout clean sweep, but can the Stars stop them? Are alliances strong enough to withstand a vote that may not go as intended? This episode is all about strength. Who is the strongest player, but more importantly, the strongest team?

Watching Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time on a Broke Television

Christmas has ended and the Doctor Who Christmas special is over… I been waiting all day to watch Twice Upon a Time, after Christmas dinner I went home sat down turned on the television a couple minutes later the screen went dark and a loud pop came from it, the Tv died. I went into panic mode how am I gonna watch Doctor Who tonight? A few phone calls and hours later I got myself a mini TV. What a Christmas it has been!

I liked Twice Upon a Time, it wasn’t a adventure story but it filled my DW needs. This was Peter Capaldi last run as the Twelfth Doctor, his whole run is hit and miss for me. Series nine was his strongest. I may pickup series ten because I really enjoyed Pearl Mackie and glad she returned tonight. Another companion to show up was Clara (Jenna Coleman) her role was small, in and out that was fine by me, Twelve now remembers her.

We also got the regeneration scene for the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker). I’m really excited to watch her run and with a new show runner in Chris Chibnall I’m hoping he brings something new to DW without forgetting the past. It’s been said Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor will be a hard reboot for the series like Eccleston in 2005. Now it’s a waiting game for Doctor Who to return to TV.

The Midnight Drive-In: Santa’s Slay & Better Watch Out

Merry Christmas!  If you’re reading this then you got super sick of your family and their bullshit and decided to put in your earbuds and be whisked away to The Midnight Drive-In where there are plenty of Ho Ho Ho’s and the eggnog has been swapped out for straight whiskey.  For your Christmas enjoyment we’re talking about two holiday themed movies with Santa’s Slay starring Goooooooldberg, and the new release Better Watch Out.

Also we chat about some other things we watched like How To Build A Time Machine, Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders, get some feedback for The Last Horrorcast, and at the end of the show Noah gets challenged to a bet that is really just a lose/lose situation.

Throwdown for the Cause: Yorkville

Challenged was fortunate enough to meet all the Challengers in Yorkville at the first event for Throwdown for the Cause. In this episode we talk about the event and our experiences in meeting Bananas, Cara Maria, Brad, Kelly Anne, Britni, Derrick, Zach, Jenna and Kyle. The Throwdown tour is coming to a town near you, so we definitely recommend going.

CvS: Playing Me for the Foos

ZACH ATTACK IS BACK. We have a special guest host standing up for Bananas during the conflict with Bananas vs. Wes. The group plays human foosball and of course can’t do anything without major conflicts.

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