Thursday, June 10, 2021

"Captain Lou"

Episode #105

Last episode's 'Mail bag' posed an interesting question; What is your most memorable pro-wrestling moment? The guys decided that an answer to that question would be better served on its own show - and that show is now! From jealousy tearing The Megapowers apart to Andy Kaufman going ballistic on Jerry Lawler on an episode of "Late Night With David Letterman", Mike and Joseph dig deep into the days of kayfabe and come up with at least a dozen events between the two of them. Oh, yeah - and Mount Retromore focuses on the best Butlers and Maids and has a very surprising outcome. Go ahead and listen now - we'll get the door if anyone stops by. 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

"Please Mr. Postman"

Episode #104

It's been a while since they've done it, so Mike and Joe dump out a few bags of the hundreds of letters they get each month and dive into some "Listener Mail". Topics include, but are in no way limited to; Ultraman fighting a couple of other guys, nostalgic fashion, lunchboxes, and whether or not they plan on including the 90s into any upcoming shows. And don't forget your climbing gear for a trek to the summit of Mt. Retromore and the top four picks from each on the subject of newspaper comic strip characters! Thrills, chills, and spills - this one has it all!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

"Love Rollercoaster"

Episode #103

Iconic corporate mascots take center stage in this episode's "Mt. Retromore" and then it's time to cram the family in the car and head off to Wally World as Mike and Joseph talk memories of theme parks like Disneyland, Disney World, Cedar Point, Marriott's Great America, Boblo Island Amusement Park, and more. Please keep your arms, hands, legs, feet and head inside the ride vehicle at all times. You must be this tall to enjoy this ride.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Billie Hayes, 1932 -2021

Billie Hayes, whose portrayal of the flamboyantly and comically wicked witch Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf, died of natural causes April 29 at Cedar’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 96.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

"Your Mama Don't Dance"

Episode #102

Joseph and Mike talk about the band Sparks and the recent kaiju brawl Godzilla vs Kong in the opening segment and then it's time to talk about animals and famous TV pets for Mt. Retromore. While there are tons to choose from, two made both Mike and Joseph's list and we're almost willing to bet they'll make yours as well. Finally, while it's still over a week away, the guys celebrate Mother's Day with a discussion about Famous TV moms from the 70s and 80s. Some are traditional, old family values mothers, some are more hip and "with it", and others are... a bit out there, both figuratively and literally. So make sure you wash your face and hands, comb your hair, and sit up straight because it's time for Uphill Both Ways.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Bally's Kiss Pinball Game (1979)

On the latest episode the guys talked about famous quartets from pop culture in the 70s and 80s and one of them, without any question, was Kiss.  As the conversation ambled, as they often do, the Kiss pinball game came up and both Joseph and Mike shared stories of playing (or not being able to play because of its popularity) the game.

According to the Internet Pinball Database, there were 17,000 of these made in June, 1979.  There was even a prototype of the game built that featured speech!
Just looking at this thing you can see why it was so popular.

Do you have any memories of playing this table? Or NOT being able to play, as the case may be?  Share your memories in the comments!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

"Four Sticks"

Episode #101

Creeping up on us from out of the darkness... our FOURTH ANNIVERSARY SHOW! Where did this come from? Why, it seems like it was just last episode the guys marked one hundred episodes and now they want to celebrate another anniversary? To do so, they look at schoolyard games for this installment of Mt. Retromore and then to tie into the 4th anniversary they discuss famous and influential quartets from the 70s and 80s. It's 76 minutes of pop culture nostalgia Uphill Both Ways style.