Master impressionist Jim Meskimen judges this duel between 1974, 1984 & 1994!

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This week we asked acclaimed actor, comedian, and master impressionist Jim Meskimen to step behind the bench. Jim’s impressive body of work spans just about all of our Dueling Decades categories. Jim has worked on many of friend Ron Howard’s films as they both share the same mother, so to speak. Jim’s mom Marion Ross, played Marion Cunningham Ron Howard’s mom on the legendary TV show Happy Days. Jim’s voices can be heard all over Hollywood, video games, and television as he even appeared on a season of America’s Got Tallent! That being said, we knew he would be the perfect judge, and when Jim Meskimen is your judge you never know who is going to show up! 

Mike Ranger's short judicial career is over, and he is back with the best of November 1984! Mancrush jumped in the DeLorean without his seatbelt and ended up dialing in November of 1974. And to round out the competition, Marc James settled his tab at the cyber cafe and delivers a cappuccino with the best of November 1994!

Jim pulled out his "wheel of impressions" and an arsenal of celebrity friends to help him judge this tightly knit battle between November 1974, 1984 & 1994! In this episode, you might hear something about Arthur Fonzarelli's vices, Mike Ranger's obsession with tight spaces, NBC manages to avoid sleeping with the fishes, Jim sticks to the rivers and the lakes he's used to, the grandpappy of thrash emerges a champion, Matthew McConaughey drops by to say hello, the RIAA announces the cement classification, George W. Bush gets confused, a pop quiz for 12.99, Mancrush channels his inner Robert Frost, NBC goes dark in the 90s, a deal that keeps getting worse all the time, Sands gets the ax before moving on up, Reitman delivers a bomb, Woody Allen stops by to say hello, Jack Sparrow gets crushed by a record player, Mr. Rogers only wears one sweater, Charlton Heston has sex with more women half his age, a mutt saves kidnapped children, frilly shirts are back in style, life growing up on the Happy Days set, deep fakes are frightening, celebrity fortune cookies, and did Fonzie ACTUALLY Jump the Shark?

Do you agree with Jim's rulings? Play at home and judge for yourself! While you're at it, send your rulings to our Facebook and pick up 20 points on the Dueling Decades Leaderboard!

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Episode · 1 day ago

Chris Ballew from The Presidents of the United States of America picks the best peaches from 1973, 1981 & 1992!

We're back with another episode of everyone's favorite adult retro gameshow, Dueling Decades! But before we begin, you have to ask yourself one question. Is this lump outta your head? I think so! Why do I think so? It's probably because we're joined by Caspar Babypants himself, former frontman of The Presidents of the United States of America, guest judge Chris Ballew! Chris took some time out from creating new albums and art to judge this retro battle between our favorite decades. Our buddy Beau Becraft is back in the fold this week and went spelunking all the way back to the 70s for the first time with a righteous week from the end of November 1973. After breaking a five-week win streak, Mancrush is looking to get back on track with the last week of November 1981. Rounding out this week, Marc has been locked inside of the cyber cafe devising the best end of November 1992 he could ascertain.

Millions of peaches, peaches for me, millions of peaches, peaches for free. Look out, Chris Ballew is swinging the gavel! In this episode, you might hear about Chris's almost disastrous meeting with Madonna, a cloud to rest your weary head, Marc pulls up in the party wagon, a cornerstone of Mancrush's childhood, workouts with the junction boys, more corruption in Washington, adopting mammals, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott disappoint Paul Rudd, Mr. Johnson puts a finger on you, Chris Barron returns, an altar boy's gift, Beau goes outside the box to end up in the boobtube, it's not Def Leppard, Ballew is intrigued by sea monkeys, Greatest American Hero meets Police Academy 2, footless dwarfs, Disney flicks, Beau gets scolded for using Kitty, listener questions, 18 albums in 10 years, Chris calls Francis Ford Coppola's house, life on the road, and why does Chris write about fruits and wildlife??

Do you agree with Chris's rulings? Play at home and judge for yourself! While you're at it, send your rulings to our Facebook and pick up 20 points on the Dueling Decades Leaderboard!

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Episode · 1 week ago

The Leader of the Monster Squad, Andre Gower determines if 1979, 1985 or 1998 had the finest Nards!

Just so happens, Monster Squad was one of my favorite movies growing up! Not only did I get to see it in the theater, but I was also in a dorky Monster Squad ripoff club at school called "The Monster Club"! Needless to say, I was looking forward to this episode. The leader of the Monster Squad and director of Wolfman Got Nards, Andre Gower joins the crew this week to judge this ghoulish battle of the decades! For the occasion, Andre gets to judge which decade had the best Monsters! Fan of the show and Monster Squad superfan, Trevor Gumbel joins the crew this week and brings a Monster 1998 to the table! Marc James wore his Member's Only jacket this week and brought along a classic helping of Monsters in 1979. Riding a five-game win streak, Mancrush rounds out this eerie episode with the best Monsters of 1985 he could conjure up.

If you're a fan of Monster Squad, you need to see Andre's Monster Squad documentary, Wolfman Got Nards. Until then, listen in as Andre channels his inner-Sean, grabs the gavel, and judges this episode like a boss! In this duel, you might hear about Liam Neeson stalking the set, Mancrush runs into the real Godzilla, Lestat isn't Sting, a reporter goes full-on Jack McGee, terrible marketing, killer chickens of the sea, a virgin tells an unlikely tale, the best mullet of all time, Marc trades in his socks and sandals to go horror punk, Vincent Price is in everything, Tobe Hooper butchers Stephen King, Disney tries to be scary, your TV made you miss parts of Monster Squad, Fred Dekker rocks, two stoners release thirteen ghosts, a legendary franchise is born, Trevor brings a real downer, a middle-aged vampire swoons over Marcy Darcy, Andre answers listener questions, Dustin Diamond trades baseball cards, and did Andre really kill Atari?!

Do you agree with Andre's rulings? Play at home and judge for yourself! While you're at it, send your rulings to our Facebook and pick up 20 points on the Dueling Decades Leaderboard!

Please don't forget to subscribe and review! Want to share some of your own 1980s & 1990s memories? Join the other thousands of people in our Facebook group and get more original nostalgic content every day! If you're into the 1960s & 1970s, join our new group! Links below:

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Episode · 2 weeks ago

Master impressionist Jim Meskimen judges this duel between 1974, 1984 & 1994!

This week we asked acclaimed actor, comedian, and master impressionist Jim Meskimen to step behind the bench. Jim’s impressive body of work spans just about all of our Dueling Decades categories. Jim has worked on many of friend Ron Howard’s films as they both share the same mother, so to speak. Jim’s mom Marion Ross, played Marion Cunningham Ron Howard’s mom on the legendary TV show Happy Days. Jim’s voices can be heard all over Hollywood, video games, and television as he even appeared on a season of America’s Got Tallent! That being said, we knew he would be the perfect judge, and when Jim Meskimen is your judge you never know who is going to show up! 

Mike Ranger's short judicial career is over, and he is back with the best of November 1984! Mancrush jumped in the DeLorean without his seatbelt and ended up dialing in November of 1974. And to round out the competition, Marc James settled his tab at the cyber cafe and delivers a cappuccino with the best of November 1994!

Jim pulled out his "wheel of impressions" and an arsenal of celebrity friends to help him judge this tightly knit battle between November 1974, 1984 & 1994! In this episode, you might hear something about Arthur Fonzarelli's vices, Mike Ranger's obsession with tight spaces, NBC manages to avoid sleeping with the fishes, Jim sticks to the rivers and the lakes he's used to, the grandpappy of thrash emerges a champion, Matthew McConaughey drops by to say hello, the RIAA announces the cement classification, George W. Bush gets confused, a pop quiz for 12.99, Mancrush channels his inner Robert Frost, NBC goes dark in the 90s, a deal that keeps getting worse all the time, Sands gets the ax before moving on up, Reitman delivers a bomb, Woody Allen stops by to say hello, Jack Sparrow gets crushed by a record player, Mr. Rogers only wears one sweater, Charlton Heston has sex with more women half his age, a mutt saves kidnapped children, frilly shirts are back in style, life growing up on the Happy Days set, deep fakes are frightening, celebrity fortune cookies, and did Fonzie ACTUALLY Jump the Shark?

Do you agree with Jim's rulings? Play at home and judge for yourself! While you're at it, send your rulings to our Facebook and pick up 20 points on the Dueling Decades Leaderboard!

Please don't forget to subscribe and review! Want to share some of your own 1980s & 1990s memories? Join the other thousands of people in our Facebook group and get more original nostalgic content every day! If you're into the 1960s & 1970s, join our new group! Links below:

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https://www.facebook.com/duelingdecades 

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Episode · 3 weeks ago

The Creators of the new Nickelodeon documentary The Orange Years slime 1977, 1988 & 1997!

Did you grow up watching Nickelodeon? We sure did! Sure, Mancrush was watching Friday the 13th when he was like five, but he still watched himself some Nickelodeon. So the moment the boys saw mention of a Nickelodeon documentary, they jumped at the chance to get "The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story" directors' Adam Sweeney and Scott Barber on the show. First off, if you're a fan of Nick, you really should find yourself a copy of this documentary, it's packed with some green, slimy nostalgia! Second, Scott and Adam were amazing judges. To make sure this episode fit the bill, these guys had to decide which decade was "The Best for Kids". Our boy, Joe Findlay from the Great White North is back, and he came with the best options kids had from 1997. Playing the middle of the Oreo, Mancrush came correct with a snapshot of a kid's existence in 1988. Rounding it all out, Marc James rides in the rear of the wood-paneled station wagon with no seatbelt on as he delivers with 1977!

As judges, Adam and Scott are hard to beat. You can feel their passion for each and every selection that was handed to them. This one is tight, but they managed to make that final call! In this episode, you might hear something about: getting slimed and loving it, pandering to wives, hooking up with your girlfriend's friends cause she demanded it, Hakuna Matata with a side of sax and violence, everything needs more Teek, bad movie reviews, cartoon fetishes, a classic is born, the origins of a real piece of trash, analytical football for kids, the king of cellulite, the grandpappy of livingroom gaming, magic sticks, critiquing Mom against Donna Reed, tie-breakers, some behind the scenes stories from The Orange Years, and who sported an Emmanuel Lewis fanny pack?

Do you agree with Scott and Adam's rulings? Play at home and judge for yourself! While you're at it, send your rulings to our Facebook and pick up 20 points on the Dueling Decades Leaderboard! Then go find a copy of The Orange Years!

Please don't forget to subscribe and review! Want to share some of your own 1980s & 1990s memories? Join the other thousands of people in our Facebook group and get more original nostalgic content every day! If you're into the 1960s & 1970s, join our new group! Links below:

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