S08.E09: Alastair Cookie Presents

Mar 27, 2023, 09:00 AM

One second songs of the 90sand Sesame Street homages.

The 90s are back or whatever! At least they are in round one as Bobby, Bailey, and Jen attempt to identify classic jams from the 90s from one-second clips of their instrumental interludes. Sound difficult? It is! Things take a turn in round two as we tell our players how to get to Sesame Street, quizzing them on properties that have been parodied in the show's "Monsterpiece Theater" segment. And of course, anything can happen (and we can confirm that anything DOES happen) in the lightning round. With this episode, the lineup for the season eight playoffs are set, so the competition only gets hotter from here!


⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page.

💯 You can get the whole list of VH1’s top 100 songs of the 90s here

👨‍⚕️ The Spin Doctors have a surprisingly healthy relationship with having been famous in the 90s.

🏒 The Letterkenny scorebreak. [Please read like the Law and Order intro] Letterkenny: There is a small town of 5000 people in midwestern Ontario called Letterkenny. It consists of hicks, skids, hockey players, and Christians. These are their problems. Duh Duh. [10/10: No notes.]

🪶 The David Finch Muppet looks appropriately creepy.

🐁 It’s a truth widely acknowledged that Taming of the Shrew is problematic.

📼 There are some really weird entries in The Criterion Collection.

🤡 Not for nothing, Spawn is number two on John Leguizamo’s "Known For" listing on IMDB.

🎁 Both Monster in a Box and Swimming to Cambodia had filmed versions as well.

🚗 The New Kirby Game Scorebreak: The New Kirby Game. I don’t trust that boy. You see what he done did? That boy done ate a car. Can’t trust no one what done ate a car. [3/10: This is a meme or something, right?]

🏫 There are a bunch of cameos in the video for "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard". Probably the only media to ever feature John Madden and Biz Markie.

🎻 Britten Young person’s Guide to the Orchestra is actually a composition based on some Purcell work

🎞️ Kubrick’s First color movie was only recently re-released.

🎃 The Plot of Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time is fully buck wild. It’s got time travel AND body swapping.

✍️ Bobby's website with links to his published poetry.

📸 Bobby on Instagram

🐦 Bailey is on Twitter

🎬 Bailey does Letterboxd

🎥 The Film Rewind, Bailey's blog