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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

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 97 · 1 month ago

Another retro sit-down with the man who isn't even supposed to be here today, Brian O'Halloran

Thanks for all the messages about last week's retro throwback episode! There is nothing like reliving the past with a little fireside chat. We know you want some more Dueling Decades, but we're still on vacation. Don't worry though, we're going back in time once again! This week we get to rehash an epic conversation we had with Brian O'Halloran! It's funny to listen back to an episode that we did three short years ago. So much has changed since then, and we got to hang out with Brian a few months after this interview, and he's as cool as expected. Great guy and I hope we can get him back on Dueling Decades one day as a judge!

In this retro sitdown, the decadent boys of the stall delve deep into Brian O'Halloran! You may know Brian as Dante from Clerks, and 37 other Hicks characters from the View Askew universe! The boys and Brian talk about his love for the Rangers, what life is like for a Jets fan, the worst job he ever had, Clerks, the party life of convention stars, and even how to deposit a check for .06 cents. Brian weighs in on the ill-fated Clerks cartoon, Clerks 3, the Jay and Silent Bob reboot & Mall Brats. Mr. O'Halloran becomes the first guest to ever check in on Shawbag, as his bizarre silence was staring to freak everyone out. And who the hell is Rick Mancrush?! Check this one out, there is a lot of goodies inside.

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Episode 96 · 2 months ago

It's a Dueling Decades retro throwback with one of our favorite guests of all time, Daniel Baldwin!

As a lot of our loyal fans are aware, for a long time we used to have another show called Poop Culture. When we folded the show to go fulltime with Dueling Decades, we left behind a lot of really great interviews! Well, since we're on a vacation week, we decided to release some of these old "fireside" chats with various guests. This episode was really a surprise to us because it occurred only 29 episodes into that show. That night, we were all prepared to have a special effects artist on the show, and we were all ready to rock. Two hours prior to showtime, we got a call from his agent that he had an emergency and had to back out of the show. That same agent said, "if you want, I could call Daniel Baldwin if you're interested". Well, the rest was history! 

Daniel Baldwin is a fantastic talker and storyteller! Listen to Mancrush and former co-host Jay Biglove chat it up with Mr. Baldwin, you won't be disappointed. Danny talks to us about growing up Baldwin and being one of the famous Baldwin brothers. He talks about terrorizing his sister’s boyfriends and even sings us a tune that is shockingly impressive. Dan also discusses Celebrity Big Brother, reality TV, and we brainstorm our own celebrity beatdown challenge. We also get some behind the scenes info on Celebrity Rehab, John Carpenter, Homicide: Life on the streets. Last but not least, Dan talks about directing his award-winning movie “The Wisdom to Know the Difference”. And, did I mention that Daniel Baldwin is a fantastic storyteller? See for yourself!

Enjoy this walk down memory lane from over four years ago! Hit us up on social media and let us know what you think. What I think is, Danny needs to come back and be a judge on the show!

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Episode 95 · 2 months ago

Judge Schultz is back with a vengeance in this tight duel between 1973, 1986 & 1996

Welcome back, our buddy David Schultz is back to judge this retro duel! The heart really does grow fonder when your close friends are not around, and it shows. The boys let loose for some retro hijinks in this seriously amusing "week experience"! Before getting started, there's some big news dropped from the Dueling Decades team. From there, the retro warriors get right into some fierce competition! Drew Zakmin finally gets to dive way back, and brought the best week he could find from mid-September 1973. Marc James jumps into the future with a dazzling helping of mid-September 1996. And, Mancrush rounds out the panel with a prodigious dollop of mid-September 1986!

This duel is very tough, but so is David Schultz. Judge Schultz won't take any lip from the contestants and brings some unique views to the bench! In this episode, you might hear about Mancrush's obsession with inflation, Billy Dee Williams does a movie on par with Citizen Kane, Bruce Willis stars in a flop, Schultz loves Ernest, patiently waiting in lines, a legend goes deep, a rocket transforms into a seabass, Zakmin was conceived in a Plymouth Caravan, how to properly use a bidet, life with four channels, a cartoon that would never fly in 2020, the best job in the world, Christmas in September, a classic comeback story, an album no one pronounces correctly, Zakmin brings the sadness, thank you Reagan for an amazing childhood, and what's a knife?

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Episode 94 · 2 months ago

Rock n’ Roll goes “Hollywood” when Jeanne Basone judges this match between 1975, 1989 & 1994!

Dueling Decades is back for another battle, and this time it's slightly different than normal! Typically when a judge is selected to be on the show, the guys try to cater something that the judge is known for. This week, Jeanne Basone, otherwise known as "Hollywood" from GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) grabs the gavel and she's ready to throw down. Except, Hollywood requested that the boys do an episode all about Rock music! What the judge wants, the judge gets! So sit back, relax, throw on your headphones, and take a trip back to 1975, 1989 & 1994! This genre-based episode of Dueling Decades rocks hard, and it goes right down to the wire! Joe Findlay is back this week, and he brings an epic helping of rock in 1975! Marc James is the middle of the Oreo this week, and he's rocking out with his jeans tucked into his Reeboks and bears the best of 1989! After a nail-biting victory, Mancrush grabs his favorite flannel shirt and delivers the best music stylings of 1994!

This duel was lots of fun for everyone involved, and by the end, Hollywood was ready to record another episode! Hold on to your hats, all three of contestants brought some legendary picks! In this episode, you may hear about: one really dirty concert, electroshock therapy, a new way to dodge drug charges, the people at the Grammys are out of touch, a band goes to bat for the fans when no one else would, Joe brings a snack, a poor boy that nobody loves, a band debuts a song about a girl, another band gets nominated for every genre, the Grammys are still clueless, Axl being Axl, the history of Milwaukee, the end of an era, legends reunite in Morocco, an EP debuts at number one, Marc kinda goes on the dark side, the unfortunate loss of a rising star kills a franchise, Elton John scammed his friend, Joe Brings a picture book to the reading circle, Mancrush devises a scheme and gets busted by the club, and why was Hollywood embarrassed in Middle School?

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