Star of Police Academy & Master of sounds, Michael Winslow guest judges this battle between 1974, 1984 & 1994!

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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 · 4 weeks ago

Chris Van Vliet renders his verdict on this wrestling duel between 1984, 1992 & 1999!

We've been jonesing for months to do another wrestling episode, but we just couldn't get the stars to align with our guests. Well, the wait is over! Time to throw it back to some of our favorite squared circle moments from the decades we love the most, the 80s and 90s of course! For this, we needed to get someone with keen wrestling prowess who could adjudicate this royal rumble of sorts. So this week, we present the Larry King of wrestling, the 4x Emmy award-winning, Chris Van Vliet! Beau Becraft was super excited to join us this week and compete with Wrestling of 1999. Sadly, Beau fell ill just before our recording. Being the gent that he is, Mike Ranger stepped in last minute, armed with Beau's research, he was committed to bringing this one home for his former tag team partner, Beau Becraft! Marc James decided he too was going to cover the 1990s and selected the pro wrestling gems of 1992. Rounding out this triple threat match, Mancrush dials up his boyhood memories with wrestling of 1984.

Chris Van Vliet is put to the test this week, and he had some seriously difficult decisions to make! In this episode you might hear something about the best ending to a brass knuckle fight, the worst PPV Mancrush has ever seen, WWF's killer counter-programming, the worst lyrics of all time, a devastating moment in wrestling, the birth of wrestling entertainment, stylin' and profilin', awkward happy endings, Luc Deveraux believes in the ice bath, Mother Mancrush's secret weapon, MTV's most-watched show of 1984, what to expect in wrestling post-Covid, a message for the sweat hogs, the ires of being an assman, Mike Ranger's adoration for pro wrestling, the moves that really move em, video games to make your thumbs bleed, made up championships, the longest fictitious title reign in history, the bridging German suplex is wildly ineffective, pro wrestlers Chris Van Vliet has coming up, and a big ol' get well soon to Beau Becraft!

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 month ago

Have you seen this man? It's the battle of December between 1978, 1982 & 1990!

Our buddy David Schultz is back this week to adjudicate this retro battle of the ages! Better yet, we should go by his new moniker The Honorable Dr. David Schultz, my apologies! This week "The Professor" Drew Zakmin is back, and he gets all nostalgic about his selections from December of 1990. Next up, Marc James is smack dab in the middle of this retro assault with the very best of December 1982 he could whip up. Looking to get back in the win column after a few down weeks, Mancrush hopes to come out victorious with his birth year, bringing the best of December 1978!

The Honorable Dr. David Schultz hasn't been on in a few months, but the fellas pick right back up where they left off with him over the summer. Hopefully, no one brought any wrestling, we all know how Dr. Schultz feels about the squared circle! There may be no wrestling, but you might expect to hear something about laser phalluses, history on fire, the end of a show Chris Barron never heard of, a mad scientist kills a dentist, The Dating Game needs background checks, a product so hot it killed an industry, Drew looks for pixelated female body parts, shareware, things that make you go hmm, Marc blowed em up, questions about your dad's occupation, Meskimen was wrong, Brando cashes in, Henson frightens Dr. Schultz, waking up in room 1515, coke battles with DLR, Dave likes pictures of Dio, and do you know James Shelton?!

Do you agree with Dr. David Schultz'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 month ago

James Duval goes Beast Mode on December 1976, 1986 & 1996 in this retro rumble!

Fresh off the release of his new film Beast Mode with C Thomas Howell, James Duval joins us this week as our celebrity guest judge to determine who takes this "week" experience! James has been in some great movies over the years like Independence Day, Gone in Sixty Seconds, May, SLC Punk, The Doom Generation; the list goes on and on. Nicest guy in the world and he shows up with the huge creepy bunny head from his character Frank in Donnie Darko to help make sure there is no malfeasance with his selections! What a strategy! The first contestant this week, Joe Findlay is back and he brought along the best first week he could find in December 1986 for the journey. Marc James travels back in time to two years before he was born to research the merits of December 1976. And finally, Mancrush is trying to get his game back on track after a few crushing defeats, but will the hand he is dealt from December 1996 be enough?

So much fun conversation with James this week! After the show ended, the conversation didn't! So James might be back sooner than later. But in this particular episode, you may hear something about ninja fetish, Amy Brenneman defeats electricity, Tommy Lee Jones thinks he's Erik Estrada, the magic of movies, Sinbad wasn't a genie, Captain Steven Hiller perishes and brings a franchise down with him, a movie that sounds like it's about prostitutes, James dad brought him to strange flicks as a child, Mancrush's Dad needs to check his email, Sleestak is for the children, AAAAAY sit on it, a competitor emerges but did anyone buy it, Mancrush dials up an expert for his take, an odorous music selection leaves a bad taste in your mouth, the ultimate reason to fight, boring politics, a landmark ruling, flying swine, life feels like a sci-fi movie, Beast Mode's connection to Bernie Lomax, break out the paddles and slap some balls, Jimmy's new projects, and just what is it like to work with Randy Quaid??

Do you agree with James' 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 month 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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