Jerry Seinfeld goes to Oz, Bill Murray is a Zombie, and Re-evaluating American Beauty, Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Sept. 27-Oct. 3: Bruce Willis is back from ‘Nam, Liz Taylor’s on TV, Prince of Persia sneaks out, Garth Brooks has an alter ego, we three kings be stealing the gold, American Beauty reaches people – or does it?, Letterman comes clean, Ricky Gervais invents lying, and Woody Harrelson seeks Twinkies. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.


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7 thoughts on “Jerry Seinfeld goes to Oz, Bill Murray is a Zombie, and Re-evaluating American Beauty, Sept. 27-Oct. 3

  1. Seems like Chris has switched from saying “astonishing” back to “amazing.” Huh.

    Whenever I see Seagrams ginger ale or anything I still hear Bruno (Bruce Willis) singing “Seagrams golden wine cooler. “

  2. Sadly wine coolers are malt beverages now due to a tax increase back in the early 90s:( I missed the days of a real deal bruce willis seagrams wine cooler.

    The episode of Daily Show that discusses the Chris Gaines special is priceless. It’s my favorite episode of 1999:—alter-egomaniac

    Oh you guys you guys didn’t discuss the snl 25th anniversary show! There’s an incredibly awkward scene where Jon is trying to do a touching tribute to Phil, with his cast. When Jon starts to cry, Victoria Jackson tries to hold his arm for support, and Jon freaks the f out. He yanks his arm away from Victoria and says, “NO!” amazon still sells the dvd!

  3. Ah! I was excited to hear Archie’s Weird Mysteries brought up! My brother grew up saturated in saccharine archie content- we inherited my mom’s collection of Archie Comics from the seventies, and Weird Mysteries was one of those shows we’d watch (and mock) religiously after school. To this day, we still intermittently operate an Archie’s Weird Mysteries Memes page on facebook, exclusively for our own entertainment, which I’m proud to say is exceptionally filthy and mean-spirited.

  4. I was deeply moved by Wes Bentley’s character when I saw American Beauty in the theater in ’99. The plastic bag speech still fills me with a hard-to-define ache for that time in my life, when I think back on it. I haven’t seen the film since, but I don’t know that I need to. There’s no reason to think that Me In My Forties would respond so profoundly to this teenaged character on a rewatch, so I think it’s best that I leave it there, where I loved it.

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