Episode 77 · 9 months ago
Soap Opera star and Karate Bad Boy, Sean Kanan is here to front sweep this showdown between May 1983, 1990 & 1992!
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Some know him as The Karate Bad Boy and Cobra Kai mercenary, Mike Barnes. Some recognize him as General Hospital heartthrob AJ Quartermaine. While others may know him as the cunning Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and The Beautiful/The Young and the Restless. Well, we know him as The Honorable Judge Sean Kanan, and he's here to kick these contestants into line! Mike Ranger from the Video Rangers podcast is back, and he's brought the best of May 1990. His first opponent Marc James answers that challenge with the finest May 1992 has to offer. After a stunning loss to Drew Zakmin last week, Mancrush completes this retro rampage with a stout helping of May 1983. Once again this episode is jam-packed with some mega nostalgia! After a couple of weeks digging through a week here and a week there, these boys finally get to look at an entire month, and they're stoked with their findings. This 80s and 90s clash was a close one! On this episode, Sean intimidates a man for a role, Sean saves the episode cause Mancrush's Internet sucks, everyone agrees that they like big butts, Kanan rates Daniel LaRusso's karate, a blockbuster finally emerges, a dude cheated on his wife and turned his pain into profit, kids run up the phone bill, Sean stars in Studio City on Prime, David Lee Roth has a few drinks, a sitcom that didn't jump the shark, Pauly gets hated on, explicit phone calls, The Clash gets bashed, tennis with the Dionne Warwick, Sean almost handed out roses, Mancrush's Karate Kid redux, seven degrees of Happy Days, careful kicking, Lorne Michaels bans someone else, ZZ Top delivers, Sean's thoughts on reality TV, GUI interfaces are all the rage, Marc takes us back to 10th-grade social studies, Mike says turn off the radio, Sean kills someone's pick, Marc brings some shareware you'll remember, Eine kleine Amerikaner, and how did cocaine just fall out of your pocket mister? Do you agree with Sean'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 82 · 8 months ago
This episode was extra special to all of us on Dueling Decades because, like many of you, we spent our formative teen years watching Rhonda Shear on USA's UP All Night! Not only was Rhonda amazing, but she also introduced us to a whole new world of movies that we might never have seen. Had it not been for Rhonda and UP All Night, we might've never found the love for B-Movies that we have today! Our parents also thank Rhonda for being a free babysitter on Friday & Saturday nights as we sat there until the wee hours of the morning watching Reform School Girls and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, much appreciated! Sit back, relax, and re-live some of the best B-Movies had to offer. Brent Hand from Hysteria 51 is back and brought the very best of B-Movies from 1993, Mancrush delivers with B-Movies of 1991, and Mike Ranger of the Video Rangers completes the competition with B-Movies of 1988!
There is a ton of B-Movie madness in this episode, and lots of Rhonda stories to satisfy! In this episode, you might find stories about monsters, bad wigs, creepy ex-boyfriends, Rhonda's first episode on UP All Night, cannibals playing instruments, schlinging schlongs, B-Movie mockery, slithery tentacles, Cannon Films, the man responsible for the death of the B-Movie industry, stars that should never get naked, killer clowns, top-secret projects by the government, Gilbert Gottfried, zombies, lack of sleep, lingerie, foot fetishes, Mel Brooks is a good guy, destroyed master tapes, killer bimbos, entrepreneurship, all of our listener & Facebook questions for Rhonda answered, and what sitcom star got Rhonda fired and is a mega douche?
Do you agree with Rhonda'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!
Episode 81 · 8 months ago
Dueling Decades returns with another nostalgic clash! Legendary comedic actor Michael Winslow steps behind the bench to judge this fantastic episode you have to hear to believe! Marc James is bad company as he brings the best of June of 1974. This week Mancrush goes crazy with June of 1984! The host of the Miscast Commentary Podcast, Joe Findlay returns to the show with June of 1994, brother!
Micheal sounds off about his great film career, from working with Mel Brooks to Rowdy Roddy Piper. We get the inside scoop on the making of Gremlins and hear what it was like voicing one of the iconic characters. Joe tells us how long it took to download an Aerosmith song in 1994. Mancrush finds genes from extinct animals as Marc James uncovers the birth of the Seahawks. Michael tells us how he landed the role of Jones in Police Acadamy and if Rick Moranis is really as cool as everyone says! Mancrush makes us wonder what happens when you leave Gizmo out in the Purple Rain. Marc James takes a trip to Chinatown and The Juice is loose! We have a little bit of everything in this one and you never know who is going to show up! Michael invites some friends over to help him with his judgments. Red Fox, Pat Morita, Hulk Hogan, Ice T, Snoop Dogg, and even his old friends Cheech and Chong make a joint appearance on this one. We explore the longevity of music and the reality of reaction videos and was Chuck Norris really supposed to be in The Karate Kid? Do you agree with Michael’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 80 · 8 months ago
It's been a while since we talked about wrestling with someone who cares! The Honorable David Schultz turned his nose up at every wrestling selection we brought to the table, so it was time we found the right Judge for the case! Professional wrestler RJ City answered the call, and he must have been fresh off his morning coffee in his underwear because this guy is a walking encyclopedia of ALL things; not just wrestling! When he's not tag-teaming with David Arquette, RJ must be reading anything he can get his hands on, because he literally knew about everything we threw at him! Beau Becraft joins us this week, and he's happy as a schoolboy on pizza day to be back with all the wrestling accolades of 1995! His first opponent Mancrush is still reeling from defeat and looks to right the ship with wrestling of 1989. Rounding out our contestants for this week, Marc James prepares to dismantle the competition with wrestling of 1981.
RJ City is ready to deliver a "Knee Arthur" to anyone who steps out of line, but did we give him a reason to? There are so many deep dives in this episode! RJ's thoughts on signing with a major organization, cobb salads, the return of the Mongolian Stretcher match, the birth of real wrestling competition, empty arenas, The Oak Ridge Boys, David Moble loves baklava hausen, 5 Star matches, Hall of Famers, rubber toys that don't belong to Mom, Vince McMahon stranded on a roof, the best linebacker to ever live, horrible movies, good movies, horrible TV shows that paved the way for a new world order, local bands that suck, 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon that's beyond belief, Lewis Arquette is super fly, Ox Baker is everywhere, grabbing cake, the WWE's most successful movie, arcade games, Snake Plissken is the coolest name ever, The Wrestling Boot Band hurts our ears, a legitimate wrestle war, wrestling is "fake", and just what does RJ City think about Kayfabe in the year 2020? Do you agree with RJ'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!
Episode 79 · 9 months ago
The Dueling Decades crew took a trip down to Malibu and picked up the most wanted judge in Southern California! No.....not Judge Ito. It's the star of such cinematic classics as Scream, Three Kings, Malibu's Most Wanted, and The Jamie Kennedy experience, it's Jamie Kennedy! Fresh off his new stand up comedy special "Stoopid Smart" on Tubi, Jamie joins us poolside with his gavel in hand to tackle this "worst of" June showdown! We're also excited to welcome back Hysteria 51's Brent Hand! Being the gentleman that he is, Brent brought the very worst of June 1999 along with him. Brent's first opponent is coming off some tough defeats as of late, and he's armed with a plate of turd sandwiches from June 1976, it's Mancrush! But wait, there's more! Marc James is back to make this contest complete, with some disgusting, flat non-alcoholic beer from June 1983. Thanks, Marc!
When Jamie's not chilling at Usher's house, he likes to sit back, and reminisce about the days of old! So here are some of the things you might find in this episode, Jamie will take us back to his childhood, comics that James Gunn suggests, paying your boyfriends way through medical school, stars that enjoy wearing their girlfriend's knickers, more annoying songs, Michael Douglas pulls a power move, a comic love triangle that results in death, Jamie digs Anthony Spinelli's work, the most annoying character in the world, Jamie is a product of Yoda, filthy funeral escapades, BBC, Publisher's Clearinghouse, fists in random places, spelling bees, horrible sequels, Will Smith's biggest blunder, computer viruses, Hollywood rumors, the worst gift to buy your girlfriend, the most honest celebrity in the world, Randy Meeks lives, ass blasters, graboids, and how did Jamie end up doing stand up in the back of a bowling alley? All that, and a bunch more! Do you agree with Jamie'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!