Episode 14 – Batman/Adam West

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The passing of Adam West on June 9 was felt by generations. Whether you knew him as Mayor Adam West from Family Guy, or for the role that came to define him, Batman from the 1960s TV show, there was no mistaking that butterscotch smooth voice. The world is a little less entertaining now that he’s gone.

On this episode of So Bad It’s…we talk about Adam West and the 1960s Batman television show, including listing our favorite Pow graphics, some of which are shown above. They may or may not be real. Jon then relates his fond memories of Batgirl Yvonne Craig. Also, Broadway Joe Namath stops by and gives us an idea for a future episode, because of course he does. Go long!

Episode 13 – Comedy on the Death Star

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What would it be like to entertain the stormtroopers with a stand up gig on the Death Star? You know the Empire has its own galactic version of the USO and working on the Death Star can’t be the most exciting job in the world. Sure, you get to blow up occasional planets and transfer bad hombres to the detention block, but walking those long, sparse hallways gets tedious.

On this episode of So Bad It’s…we talk through what a stand up comic might go through on the galaxy’s ultimate weapon. And in a future episode where we might showcase a 15-minute Star Wars stand-up act, if we can actually come up with the material. Worst case, we just X-Wing it.

 

Episode 12 – Random Questions Part 2

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There were questions. There were answers. There were more questions. Therefore, there is a Part 2. In this episode, we pick up where we left off in Part 1, with Pete throwing Jon random questions which lead to equally random answers. It starts with the Commodore 64 and goes from there. Buckle up and press play.


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Episode 11 – Random Questions Part 1

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All the questions you never knew you wanted asked. None of the responses you know you didn’t want answered.

We tinker with the formula on the latest episode of the So Bad It’s…podcast with a series of random questions about ninjas, the Six Million Dollar Man, how good a diplomat Godzilla would be, which Nintendo Ice Hockey player was the best, Dungeons & Dragons, and more. So much more, we’re making this a two-parter. You’re welcome!


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Episode 10 – President Gary Coleman

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Some episodes speak for themselves. This one doesn’t.

At the So Bad It’s… podcast, we sometimes like to just hit record and see what happens. This is one of those times. On this SoBadBit, Jon asks Pete who his favorite president is and we go from there to Gary Coleman, the Brady Bunch and of course Davy Jones.


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Episode 9 – Monkey Gotta Make a Dollar

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Short, sweet and scientifically proven funny. That’s the idea behind our new episode vignettes, a little something we’re calling So Bad It’s Bits, or just So Bad Bits. Our first So Bad Bit is called Monkey Gotta Make a Dollar. Why? If you give us five minutes of your time, you’ll find out. Come on, you know you’re interested now.


Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, where we don’t make a dollar, but we do tweet for free. And for fun. Mostly for free.

Episode 7 – Trick-or-Treat Part 1

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Adorable, circa 1981

Halloween may very well be Jon and Pete’s favorite time of year, so it’s only fitting that our first annual 8th Halloween special episode be broken up into two parts. In this, part one, we talk about our early memories of trick-or-treating: cheap costumes, canvassing the local neighborhoods with friends to hit the houses with the best candy, and avoiding (or not) getting egged and shaving creamed on the way home after dark.

Can Pete fool his dad into giving him candy at the age of 12? Why was one flustered gentleman buttoning up his pants as he answered the door, only to throw a $5 bill at our intrepid trick-or-treaters while quickly closing the door? How does Jon’s King of Hearts costume stack up among the all-time embarrassments? The answers await your ears if you only listen to this episode!


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Episode 6-Hulking Out

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Before Mark Ruffalo, Edward Norton, Eric Bana and a mixed bag of CGI, Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno – Lou and the Bix – WERE the Hulk. If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, you may still have fond memories of this early Marvel live action foray, with it’s classic opening warning, “Mr. McGee, don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”

On this incredible episode of the So Bad It’s… podcast, we are joined by Bernie Gonzalez, host of the Fan2Fan Podcast, to discuss the television version of the Incredible Hulk. Specifically, we delve into a pair of episodes that encapsulate all that was good – and hysterically bad – about this hit (it lasted 5 seasons) series.

‘The Final Round’ captures the budding romance between David Banner (Benson) and Rocky (played by favorite So Bad It’s… thespian, Mr. Martin Kove), as a loveable lug boxer who comes to Banner’s aid while jogging through the dangerous streets of Wilmington, Delaware. Emotions and passions run high as Rocky gets David a job at his local gym where heroin and haymakers are in equal supply.

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Where ya headed? Greenpoint?

In ‘Times Square Terror’ Banner makes the totally logical move to Manhattan to work in an arcade slinging quarters as one does when trying to cure oneself of a horrible anger-induced metamorphosis into a giant green monster. Before change machines could render his job obsolete, Banner eavesdrops on some mob-related shenanigans orchestrated by a mob boss named…Jason. This leads to a traffic-caused hulkout in a taxi and Lou Ferrigno running through Times Square/a back lot with cute green booties on. Classic Ferrigs!


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Episode 5 – Army Men

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P-choo! P-choo!

Such were the sound effects emanating from basements everywhere, courtesy of the mouths of many an 80’s kid as we enjoyed endless hours playing with those little green men of our youth, army men.

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“Hey, you wanna Netflix and chill tonight?”

Army men may not be de rigeur these days, and that’s certainly understandable, but for generations of kids – mostly boys – our collection of army men allowed some really creative world-building. Anyone who ever owned a bag or box of these 3-inch figures will instantly remember the handful of universal figures and their poses: The rifleman, the mortar guy, the bazooka guy, the flame thrower, the minesweeper, the ‘captain’ with a pistol and binoculars, the radioman, the soldier crawling on his stomach and the soldier hoisting a bayonet over his head. Sure there were a few others, but these were the A-listers. The A-Team, if you will.

On this episode of our So Bad It’s… podcast, we talk the little green men, reminisce about introducing ‘guest stars’ such as dinosaurs and Star Wars figures and break out our favorite sound effects from when we were kids. It’s in no way embarrassing.


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Episode 4 – The Ice Cream Man

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There used to be a time when you had to get creative to get your hands on some ice cream. None of this tweet at the Good Humor truck and it comes to your neighborhood nonsense.

In this episode of the Sobadcast, we get into that summertime groove as we discuss the excitement, anticipation, panic and fear of trying to race down the ice cream truck as it jingle-jangled its way through our suburban youth. From climbing trees to triangulate where the truck’s music was coming from, to booking it barefoot down hot asphalt streets, fresh from the pool with a dollar in hand, nothing else mattered but the satisfaction of seeing the ice cream man (or woman) slow down and extend the stop sign off the side of the truck.

We meet some interesting characters along the way. Vinnie the Pied Piper who was Bruce Lee-level masterful with the speed of his change belt and remembering every Little Leaguer’s favorite ice cream, to the totally not creepy Mister Softee driver that roamed our neighborhoods and became a staple of our summer youth.

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Some people will do anything to get Mr. Softee to stop.

For our fourth sprinkle-laden episode, we try to recall that single-minded focus to not only catch the ice cream truck, but begging our parents for a simple dollar with which to buy our soft-serve, jimmy cones, toasted almond bars, bomb pops, Marino’s Italian Ices, and yes even black market cherry bombs. But never that Chinese fortune gum. Screw that.


What was your favorite ice cream selection? Who was your favorite ice cream man (or woman)? Let us know on Twitter, where we hand out bomb pops every Tuesday at 6.