Randy Quaid is a Cannibal, Players Make Their First Visit to Silent Hill, and Say Hello to Peter Griffin, Consummate Family Guy – Jan 25-31: Thirty Twenty Ten

Family Guy debuts, Liam Neeson introduces his particular set of skills, Nick Nolte and Martin Short are playing French again, the last Super Bowl of the 90s, Spider-Man meets Ryu, and you will believe Rachael Leigh Cook can be pretty. All that and more on this week’s Thirty Twenty Ten.

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7 thoughts on “Randy Quaid is a Cannibal, Players Make Their First Visit to Silent Hill, and Say Hello to Peter Griffin, Consummate Family Guy – Jan 25-31: Thirty Twenty Ten

  1. Burt Reynolds decline. I was never a huge fan of Brut Reynolds – most of his big movies came out before my time and it wasn’t until I saw “The Last Movie Star” that I realized just how huge he was at one point. That was one of my favorite films that I watched last year as it was about something I hadn’t seen done to death; how to make a good life once you are past your peak. There are tons of films about people’s rise but what are some films about people dealing with being has-beens? Sunset Boulevard is one. Others?
    Harvey Weinstein. He’s been mentioned on #thirtytwentyten quite a bit and I don’t think I realized how big of a producer he was until he kept showing up in the various decades of your show. What I would be very curious to read or watch is a long-form (critical of course) biography of him showing how he was able to rise to the top while doing bad things, stay at the top while doing bad things, and then, finally after far too long, fall because of the bad things he had been doing for decades. I think such an examination would be fascinating. Does such a thing exist?
    She’s All That: Once again my sole knowledge that this film exists comes from how it is referenced in Not Another Teen Movie in the part where Captain America takes a look at the gorgeous girl and declares her hideous because she wears glasses. Is “glasses = uglo” still a thing in popular media in 2019?
    Anyone know why ET was being a in the 1999 half-time show?
    Matrix Super bowl Ad – I wasn’t watching the super bowl at the time so I never saw this. And I somehow missed every last bit of marketing for the film because when I was taken to see it in theaters opening weekend by a group of friends I did not know a single thing about it. I hadn’t even heard the title. And going into it that blind, in a movie that had as big of a twist and strange visuals as The Matrix? That may be the most memorable movie going experience of my life simply because I knew nothing about what to expect from the moment the film started to when it ended. I’ve yet to meet anyone who had a similar experience watching the original Matrix like that so I’m curious; do you remember how you first heard about the Matrix?
    20th anniversary of Family Guy. Like most people of my demographics, I remember this being HUGE in college; the perfect type of weird humor that a bunch of drunk and or hung-over students would find utterly hilarious near the turn of the century. It was just so bizarre and such an odd of show that it still kind of amazes me that it made it onto the air in 1999. And I don’t think the hosts talked about it too long at all. Is Family Guy the only show to premier in 1999 that is still on the air? It wouldn’t surprise me if that’s the case so it’s premier was a big deal. And when a big thing happens I think the hosts should feel free to go in as in-depth into it as they can. Finally, great observation that Family Guy’s cut-away jokes are essentially Far Side comics. I’d never considered that but once you said it I can totally see that. What are people’s favorite Family Guy cut-away gags?
    Spider-Man – Do Your Job – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxDNLBbeDoc
    Sim City 3000 is where I too fell off the series. I’ve thought about going back and trying to play it sometime but before I ever got around to it Sim City 4 came out. When that was released I heard was the best Sim City game ever made and yet I didn’t find time to play that either. Now in 2019 if I ever find the time to sink myself into a City Builder again, it’ll probably be City Skylines because video games are still a medium where 99% of games in a genre made 20 years just can’t hold up to games made in that same genre today, absent nostalgia. Sim City 3000 is where I too fell off the series. I’ve thought about going back and trying to play it sometime but before I ever got around to it Sim City 4 came out. When that was released I heard was the best Sim City game ever made and yet I didn’t find time to play that either. Now in 2019 if I ever find the time to sink myself into a City Builder again, it’ll probably be City Skylines because video games are still a medium where 99% of games made 20 years ago, in a any genre, just can’t hold up to games made in that same genre today, absent nostalgia.
    My Life Would Suck Without You – my head cannon is that this is sequel to her other hit, Since U Been Gone. “Been Gone” does a good job of representing the high one can feel when breaking up with someone toxic. But it’s not unheard for that high to fade at which point people sometimes become desperate to get back with the person that made them miserable, hence the desperation of My Life Would Suck Without You about someone they have huge issues with and have a dysfunctional view of the relationship with; (“But you’re pretty messed up too Either way I found out I’m nothing without you”)
    “Is this real life” Oddly enough I’ve never seen or even heard of this until you brought it up on the show. 128 million views and I never heard of it. I guess I don’t spend too much time on the internet! Take that everyone who has ever interacted with me ever. 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs
    Taken: I’ve never seen it. Worth watching in 2019?
    Things from this week that were not talked about on #thirtytwentyten Jan 25, 1989 saw the second part of a two part Night Court clip show. Were two-part clip shows a thing? I get that with the high number of episodes old time TV required clip shows were a regular occurrence (There is a great SNL clip about Mallory from Family Ties talking about how actors love them because they get paid the full amount for 1/10th the work) but this is the only two part clip show I can recall. For those who care about the plot; Part 1 sees a City Auditor audit the Night Court crew (while they describe their wacky adventures that resulted in wacky bills). At the end of that episode they are held hostage by Beepo the clown who holds them hostage for all of the next episode while the auditor continues to audit them, allowing even more recaps!
    Things from this week that were not talked about on #thirtytwentyten January 28, 1989 saw A Man Called Hawk. A fairly forgettable detective show but for the first three seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Brooks wore a full head of hair and shaved his goatee, as a means of distinguishing his character Benjamin Sisko from the character of Hawk.
    Things from this week that were not talked about on #thirtytwentyten There Was a Dilbert TV show in 1999. I had no idea.
    Things from this week that were not talked about on #thirtytwentyten Has the Thirty Twenty Ten crew ever covered the Fred Savage 1999 comedy “Working?” I remember it as being pretty good.
    Things from this week that were not talked about on #thirtytwentyten Only a few more weeks to cover Brimstone (1999) before it’s off the air! 😉 It’s last episodes were on Jan 29th, Feb 5th, and Feb 12th. This is the one I really hope the hosts cover as I have fond memories of the show.
    Things from this week that were not talked about on #thirtytwentyten This is the one I’m most bummed they missed. I really wanted to hear them talk about “Ann Rand Was Not Nice To People Close To Her -The Movie!” (Working title). This premiered on January 27th, 1999

  2. Let me get this off my back first, I wouldn’t praise CinemaSins for one decent action if I were you. First of all, they knew exactly what they were doing. If one of them knew about 80s All Over, they probably would have also known about Thirty Twenty Ten.

    CinemaSins are hacks in the very definition of the word. Sociopaths and man children. There are a ton of YouTube videos explaining why they’re poison to film criticism and worse, Drew McWeeney who I respect and he follows me on Twitter was fucking almost considering quitting the 80s All Over podcast thanks to these hacks. These very likely didn’t want to lose their audience and cancelled their show. So forgive I have no sympathies for those hacks, I’d rather CinemaSins be gone forever.

    There, forgive my soapbox.

    Anyway, never did see Parents but I always considered it for my yearly Horror movie marathon every October but I never get around to it. Maybe I should this year. I did however watch Shining Time Station on Nickelodeon. My introduction to George Carlin.

    I’m surprised neither of you mentioned the fact that M. Night Shaymalan did an uncredited rewrite of She’s All That. Not kidding, that was for real and he and a producer confirmed he did. And it was done mere months before The Sixth Sense.

    I don’t care for Family Guy. Not anymore given I tire of everything about it. I’ll credit them for getting rid of gay jokes recently I’ll admit. At least they sound respectful of the gay community there.

    Fuck that show though because Silent Hill is awesome and I feel vindicated Chris likes the movie. It’s massively underrated!

    Taken, funny story, that was supposed to be a direct to video but because there was nothing for Fox for that month given the writer’s strike, they put up Taken for theatrical distribution. And the rest they say is history.

  3. RE: Left Eye…the 09 album wasn’t an album per se, it’s basically just TLC scraps, guest appearances, remixes, etc. It took that long because she really has no material saved like a Tupac or MJ, etc. She did have a shelved album called N.I.N.A. (was going to drop in 2002), but beyond the album leak, it was never re-released nor featured as an actual album.

  4. Two thoughts on Thomas/Shining Time Station:

    Thomas has definitely endured. When my son was about three and just learning to talk he got bit with the Thomas bug, and he couldn’t quite pronounce “Percy” correctly. Which resulted in an incident at the store where he asked my wife if he could have a Percy toy and she giggled and told him to ask daddy who was on the other side of the store.

    So I hear my three year old child screaming “DADDY! I NEED PUSSY! I NEED PUSSY DADDY!” waving a Percy figure in the air and getting amused looks from adults as he tears through the Fry’s trying to find me to tell me how much he needed Pussy.

    Also I totally remember hearing that Carlin “I’m Mr. Conductor!” line on one of his CDs. It might’ve been a greatest hits compilation, but he definitely included it on some of his recordings because I never watched his live specials and that line has stuck in my mind over the years.

  5. Ha, when Di was saying how nice laser time fans were, I was like, “but what’aba reddit?” then Chris said it. I mean, I don’t mind the constructive criticism on there the rare times its there, but a lot of time it’s just throwaway stuff.

    I only know Warrant’s “heaven” from that 1999 MTV 25 lame special, which isn’t in its full eternity on YouTube or Daily Motion 🙁 I think its coming up in April or May?

    That Simpsons Super Bowl episode is horrible! One of my least favorites. That was the beginning of them truly wasting time with a music montage.

    There’s a place down the street from work that is exactly like the salad at every pizza place. Also, working in my town is like that Harry Connick Jr. movie you brought up! I grew up only an _hour_ away and I’m a complete foreigner. You know they call peanut butter crackers “Nabs”?

    In closing, three fajitas 😉

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