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?

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Episode 9 · 2 years ago

Dueling Decades - September 1980 vs September 1990
Welcome to another episode of Dueling Decades! This week’s match up sees the return of “The Mamalukes” The Team of Rick Mancrush and Marc James as they defend September of 1980! Armed with September of 1990 for this episode is the team of “Beau Joe Nixon” made up of Beau Becraft and Joe Findlay from the Miscast Commentary Podcast. Judge Jon Cross is in rare form this week as he lays down his own brand of retro fanboy justice that you must hear to believe! Or dont! You be the only kid on your block that does not listen to Dueling Decades…C’mon, I dare you! Subscribe for more Dueling Decades action delivered to you! Now twice a month!

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Episode 8 · 2 years ago

Dueling Decades - August 1988 vs August 1997
Yo, Fellow Poopers, Mount up! We are rollin’ Straight Outta Poop Culture and It's time once again for the nostalgic madness called Dueling Decades!

On this episode we see the teams get a bit of a switch up when Rick Mancrush teams with Beau Becraft to pitch for the 1990’s and Marc James and Carlos from Be Kind and Rewind Podcast take the 1980’s.

Its August 1988 vs August 1997 for this one and will the mix up help team 1990s? Or will the 1980s once again prevail? Roll up some air bud and enjoy this weeks retro slugfest! Judge "Creed" Jon Cross holds down the chaos once again as well as injecting some of his own!! Once again this Episode of Dueling Decades does not disappoint! Sit back and relax to the riotous retro game that you can also play along at home!

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Episode 7 · 2 years ago

Dueling Decades - July 1981 vs December 1993
Once again It's the return of everyone's favorite game show! Infirmary Media presents, Dueling Decades - July 1981 VS December 1993!

This week on the show The Team of Marc and the Mancrush reunite as the“The Mamalukes” to take on the deadly combo of “Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man” made up of Beau Becraft and his partner Mike Ranger! Once again the Honorable Jon Cross creator and host of “The After Movie Diner “ presides over this retro rampage to deliver a verdict you will want to hear to believe! Hear the teams debate as they pick the best from their respective months using the Dueling Decades five categories. Movies, Television, Music, Hot Products and News! Play along at home and let know what your verdict was on Twitter, Facebook, by calling us at 914-505-7667 or you can just yell it down the street like Rocky!

Episode 6 · 2 years ago

Dueling Decades - June 1988 vs June 1998
It's the return of everyone's favorite guilty pleasure game show, Dueling Decades - June 1988 vs June 1998!!!

This week we shuffle up the teams a bit and the result you will have to hear - to believe. This one was a battle for the ages, literally! Rick Mancrush forms the Mega Powers with new teammate Mike Ranger and take on Beau Becraft and Nate from The Selling Out Podcast and they come up with one of the best team names we have had thus far on the show!

The Honorable Jon Cross dawns the gavel and wig to hold order for this one! What were the top moments from June of 88 & 98? What were your favorite memories of that time? Listen as our two teams of time fighters slug it out using the patented Poop Culture Pentagon of Contention Categories! Of course those are - Movies, Television, Music, Hot Products and News. Did you agree with the outcome or do you call shenanigans!

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