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    Episode 242.5 - Prequel to Episode 243

    Yes, that's the one.
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    Episode 242.5 - Prequel to Episode 243

    Yeah. I watched Freaks And Geeks again a couple weeks ago and it still holds up. There is the one episode where Ken wonders if he's gay which, is not great, but with the context of being 1981, it's not bad.
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    Jaws

    Amy & Paul take a bite out of 1975's blockbuster Spielberg creature feature Jaws! They take a close listen to John Williams' iconic score, praise the way Spielberg adds emotional stakes to the story, and ask whether Jurassic Park does much of what Jaws does, but better. Plus: Hannah Medd, founder of the American Shark Conservancy, weighs in on whether dolphins are bigger jerks than sharks. Which AFI character do you think deserves their own thematic film festival, along the lines of Sundance? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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    Episode 242.5 - Prequel to Episode 243

    For sure. I watched Party Down as it aired (there are dozens of us!). I definitely was not using that word with that meaning by 2009 but it was common enough that I don't remember it sticking out at the time. I listened to the full run of HDTGM last year and was really surprised at some of the language in the early episodes.
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    Episode 242.5 - Prequel to Episode 243

    If I recall, it's mostly using "gay" as an insult (the football draft day episode was woefully out of date though). So, it's not worse than a lot of 90s shows but it's something I'd like to warn people about given how recent the show is.
  6. To my knowledge, every NWC cartridge owner was known and documented before 10 years ago in the NES collecting community. Maybe not quite every cartridge but damn near. I believe some are lost to time because the person sold/lost it before they got crazy valuable. I know that you could post a picture of one and people could identify its owner based purely on the condition of it. I came relatively close to buying one around 2004 when they were around $2000. It was on ebay and I even messaged the seller saying that I could give him $1500 immediately but it would take to my next paycheck for the rest. He wouldn't do it because he needed the cash. I wish I had asked some friends or parents for money because I'd definitely sell it for a massive profit. I'm currently 44 games away from a complete collection (including unlicensed games) but I've definitely given up on that. The most expensive games used to be a couple hundred dollars. Now a few of the noteworthy titles are a grand easy. I have a few but I was lucky enough to get them cheap back when they were just hard to find not stupidly expensive.
  7. When Nintendo actually held the Nintendo World Championship in 1990, they did slightly modify the games slightly. Competitors played Tetris, Rad Racer and Super Mario Bros. The games themselves aren't modified but they switched once you finished your goal for that particular game. They used a special cartridge with those three games (incidentally, if you have one, please give it to me because they are worth tens of thousands of dollars).
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    Episode 242.5 - Prequel to Episode 243

    I really loved Party Down when it was on. I rewatched it last year and, oof, there is a lot of homophobic language in it. I still liked it a lot but it was definitely a turn off.
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    Musical Mondays Week 95 The Wiz

    Someone can correct me, but Return To Oz was kind of a mishmash of the second and third Oz books right? They just took characters from both and made up a movie around them if I remember correctly. I definitely don't remember the books being so horrifying as the movie either.
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    Musical Mondays Week 95 The Wiz

    I liked the live version significantly more than this version. I can appreciate the movie to an extent. I like that it's kind of dirty looking in a way few movies are. The music is good. That's kind of it for me. The live version just pops in a way this doesn't.
  11. With the movie coming out and who knows if it will be safe to attend Broadway any time soon, I'd have to say #1.
  12. A friend saw it knowing nothing about it except being a huge phenomenon and loved it. I'm glad I knew the album beforehand because I would not have understood all the lyrics in a live performance just from hearing issues. I don't know that hearing it dozens of times before was necessary but you couldn't have stopped 2016/2017 me from doing that.
  13. It sounds like this worked though? That's good news. The only other way I think it might work would be a discord server but I think streams can only do voice chat?
  14. Phew. I was worried Richard Pryor did something horrible I hadn't heard about yet.
  15. Is the controversial figure Michael Jackson? Or is there someone else I'm not aware of being awful?
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