Dueling Decades
Aug. 19, 2020

Richard Gabai gets Hot Under The Collar as he judges this duel between 1971, 1981 & 1991!

Richard Gabai gets Hot Under The Collar as he judges this duel between 1971, 1981 & 1991!

We asked fan-favorite, Rhonda Shear if she knew anyone who might be interested to come on the show to guest judge, and she immediately mentioned Richard Gabai. If you were a fan of USA's Up All Night in the '90s, you most definitely have seen...

We asked fan-favorite, Rhonda Shear if she knew anyone who might be interested to come on the show to guest judge, and she immediately mentioned Richard Gabai. If you were a fan of USA's Up All Night in the '90s, you most definitely have seen Richard's work. Virgin High, Assault of the Party Nerds, Vice Girls, and a plethora of other gems! Richard hasn't stopped since then, producing, acting, and singing! Richard is in a great band called Richard Gabai and The Checks, and you should check them out on Spotify! Richard also sings the praises for one of our competitors this week, but which one? Joe Findlay is back this week, and he represents the best August 1991 you can handle! His first opponent has been on a hot streak of late, Marc James is back with a helping of August 1981 that doesn't disappoint. Finally, Mancrush rounds out the bunch by delving deep into August of 1971! 

This was such a fun episode for the guys, Richard is a talented guy that knows his stuff, and he's a fan of Joe Findlay's passive aggression! This episode is loaded with lots of goodies! Check out Richard's latest work "Justice" on Netflix, or go to Amazon Prime and watch some of his Up All Night classics! Other than that, you might hear stories about STDs, turning 150k into two million bucks, the birth of an iron man, government coverups, an epic launch, characters that like rubber nipples, an intricate love story that turns awkward, a murder of a radio star, candy no one can unwrap, a landmark in gaming, 5150 - no, not that one, one of the greatest albums ever made, nothing else matters but numbers, the king of compelling dialect scores a lady half his age, pandering to the judge with a documentary, one of the greatest horror movies of all time, Richard's Dad gives Marc a point, Gary Busey stages a shutdown over Richard, the rigors of the celebrity tennis circuit, and what former Nerd plays guitar in Richard's band? 

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Formoymediaitt doing tagades wax piece of all guys and thanks were having me on the show: Will it be the nineties or the ad any babies or crack Babyes, Welly, Tanamana or Madon? Maybe Britin? Maybe Whitney do you like new metal, new wave, they grow or Super Dav. I don't know, but now the bannal begins Doling degades and lets see who wins: joy, Anas, broadgasting from the podcast New York Studios. It's the adult. Only Retro Game Show where the decades pendalfor supremacy, because it's your history, we just fight for it. Welcome back to dueling decades. I am Mark James and this week we return to action as I compete with August o nineteen eighty one alongside these men, first off dualing with August of Nineteen, seventy one say hello to mancrush: what's up, that's right, I'm back and I'm back on a losing streak. Once again I win one and then I'll lose like three in a row and now I think the judge already has it against me for this episode, I'm starting to get that feeling. So we'll see what happens but yeah, it's August, nineteen! Seventy one! Let's do it also, returning to the panel this week is the host of the miscast commentary pod cast dualing with August of nineteen. Ninety one please welcome back to the show Joe Finley, hey everybody. I was feeling good coming in here and then a little behind the scein stuff. Everybody started picking on me, so I'm going to I'm going to come out it hard hard with these guys. This week I thought you were always hard. What you do I? What? Generally speaking? Yes, it's just 'cause, I'm concentrating and as always her on the show we need somebody to judicate all of this awesomeness. So this week's celebrity guests judge is the multitalented and menominated producer director who has worked with some of the INDUSTRI's biggest stars all rise and welcome, Judge Richard go by. Thank you very much. Soonke you've got my bio and nowfishnl an any winter and with a career that almost nobody has noticed that has gone through several decades. I feel very qualified to hang with you, gentlemen. Tonight last night, I'V rewatched Virgin High ID been a very long time, and then I read the biolittle clip you have on your website where it said that you made it for like a hundred and fifty grand and making up like two million bucks off that movie, it did. It did and anyons funny Y. You brought that up because I literally just watched it two days ago for the first time in about twenty years, because I have a thirty five millimeter film print of it. That's been sitting in my closet and a buddy of mine hookin me up with a a transferplace that you know transfels it to digital. So I had it archived on digital. Just for my own personal, viewing pleasure and Um. You know once my kids are old enough. I'll show it to them, but I that that movie was made for a hundred and fifty thousand dollars shot in nine days. It was pl. It was picked up by Columbia. Pictures for hits first video release in the video hayday and they paid seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars to twenty fir century film that that I made it for and now the movie is in the Ngm Library and believe it or not. I still make a few hundred bucks a year up. Ithina lot of people say a lot of shavy things about cinematic accounting, but if you make a movie for o hundred and fifty grand there's, not really that much they can do about. This is totally true. This is w we'll get into it in a second but the other movie, your your first movie, which is blowing sal, the partyg nerds. How much was the budget on that one? Well, that one was forty thousand dollars and Um that that was. That was a lot of fun and that's actually that's screaming on Amazon, prime. So any of you that haven't had the chance to set yourself back a few IQ points in a while really should watch assault to the partiners on awazon prime, but I mean I I I had I had gotten lucky or it when I got into college and I booked a beer, commercial for Um old, millwaukee beer, and I was basically spending my time sitting on my couch eating grapes and playing my guitar, because I had these checks going in and it was really rugging me the wrong way, because my my father left for work at seven in the morning came home at seven at night and had really great work ethic. So I was thinking this isn't really right. Then I I got a job in this movie called nightmare sisters, which was like a five day. Shanon film feature film and after finishing it, I asked the director Ol. How much did this movie cost and he said forty grand so I just said to myself. If I could raise forty ground, I could make my own movie and H. that's what I did. I sat with a typewriter over the weekend and wrote Assaul of the partiners and Um. You know thirty, whatever years later still screaming on Amazon prime entertaining some and annoying others. Some and just I don't know if you know or not, but virgin high is actually on Tub. Oh, is it yeah? So people can watch that for free till you just got Ourg yout suffer through their commercials, but quickly ime, that's a movie that shouldn't have commercials B'CAUSE! You don't want to g. We don't want to get lost in the plot so complex, but I I actl oit like a day ago- and I said to my friend I said you know- that's a pretty funny good movie. You know what's funny about that and I noticed it in both movies, because I watched back to back, I watched one night. I watched, U, salt to the Partier, keep on of calling it revenge of ther wit, the rip I Wen revenge of the nerds rip off. No doubt Oh yeah, I mean, but that's what we were doing back then. You know- and I watched it back to back- and I noticed you had lambada jokes in like both of them were o. like a big fan of the Lombada, I was making a movie for a company called Twenty F for century films and at the time there were these jeweling Lombada movies coming out. One was Lombada and the other one was called Nobada the forbidden dance so and when the movie came in a little short- and I just had this idea- swe can cut you a PA speaker, and we could just say these dumb funny. Things like you know, don't miss the movie tonight. It will be the bells of Sant Marin, starring being crosby. You know that was 'cause. It was in a catilet girl school and we also had that invion about you know there will be no lumbada dancing that danced his orbidden, so it was kind of an inside goat to the company we were working with, and it also made the movie long enough to make it acceptable for delivery. That was that company part of the cannon split off. Well, it was manotchom Golan's company, so Olkaar. He went up and started that company and Um. He you know he's the guy who some people, you know we're saying, had like a check of reputation in Hollywood and he was great to me and counting was straight up and I you know he was an amazing ball of energy. They put out great movies. I I'm sorry Mark Mark's, giving me the look of death. I'm sorry all right, let's get to the rules of our game. Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest will be held under dualing decades rules. The judges coinflip shall decide who picks first out of the five dueling decades categories, movies, television, music, news and hut products, a judge's ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category. The first three rounds are worth one point: each with round four, an five worth two points apiece and in the event of a tie. After all five rounds, we shall go to a final wild card round all right, doelers. It Ain't, no fun if the Homey Scan' have none. So, let's play some more on all right: let's go right down to our guest judge, Richard Goodbye for the coin. Toss Right, im o a I could not find a coin. Cash is not king anymore, it's all electronic! But speaking of decades, when I released my album, I decided to make some CDs for my friends and family, and I am going to flip my double. If CD on heads is a silhouette of me and it says Double Ife and on the back is a picture of a cake that my daughter made for me of an electric guitar o Joe You cossl jet, I had to call okay. My Gut was telling me heads and I got kind of like a feeling, so in my g son, switching I'm going to Tals Carles, it is o man right, Jo. You take control of the board and get to select our first category. Oh wait! Ou! I don't you just win y okay! I didn't. I didn't do any of the the work I dei. I just really was tuning in on the calling. Okay, let's go with news right. Ok, so starting off, I've actually mentioned this person's name before on a different news story, I was made fun of but were coming around and I'm going back for it August six. Nineteen, ninety one. We talk to computer scientists, Ir Tim Burners Lee, who I had originally brought an a different story when he had written the paper that had basically was the invention of what the Internet would be in when he was working for Sern and today is a wonderful day, because that theory came to life when the world's first website was launched. Thi Site is a is a CERN infosite and it contains a number of hypertext hyportects which are hyperlints as we know them, and it actually provided access to the code required to make hour own websites, as well as a bunch of information about sern and the World Wide Web project, which this was the first www webpage and son actually requested that he patened this idea and the worldwide web project and he refused to. He wanted it to be open source. Saying. Had the technology been proprietary and in my total control it would probably not have taken off. You can propose that some you can't propose that something be a universal space at the same time, keep control of it. So he went on with this invention that has now come to froition. He was nighted by the Queen. He went on to be one of time: Magazines, one hundred most influlential people in the twenty first century, and I mean hey. How are you eccessing this stuff now getting on a website and August six? Nineteen? Ninety one was the first technically we're not we're not on website we're just onthat's August. What did you say? August Sixth Lright? I I looked it up for you can find it all right. Man Crush. What do you have for the news round? All Right? So let's go to August tenth of Nineteen. Seventy one we're going way back almost forty years ago, and I typically don't try to bring the sadness with my news picks, but I feel like this one starts sad, but it's kind of like a feel good story in the end and it's superimportant you'll see. I mean Thi story, it's about lead, paint, poisoning and all the issues that it was. Then it cause basically- and I know even myself- I never had to deal with lead pain as an issue, but I'e bought enough houses over. You know on Ow the last twenty years to know and read about all the lead pain and you know lead paint disclosures and all this shit. I bought an eighteen hundred farmhouse some years back and it was pure craziness all the stuff that went on with us, but at the time this article was written, led paint poison. It effected four hundred thousand children a year. Some kids would die. Some would get like developmental issues, nor a logical disorder seizures pretty much anything bad that could happen would and the pretty fucked up thing was people knew about this. For decades the government knew they swept it unto the rug. The manufacturers claimed tit as seef and they just kept making huge profits, so they kept doing it and when led poisoning the epidemic, I Australia actually started in nineteen fourteen. They banned it the same year, so the Unted States they just kept trucking along and just kept using it. An adults got hit hard with this too, but kids got the more sevure cases it was. It hit them five times more 'cause. It was five times more toxic to children and they even used it in fuel so like they had this factory in New Jersey, where they manufactured it and a bunch of cases happened in nineteen. Twenty four were the workers they would either die or they'd go and seen from the toxic levels in the lead that they added to the fuel and the government. Even like Checke things out then- and they said there was no issue and they reopened the plant. So everyone knew about this and e. It still went on for fucking decades and even some of the companies reflaine from using it, it was still being used. It was still in seventy percent of the homes ar built up until the first half of the nineteen hundreds so towards the end of the late sixties. When this paint is starting to like chip off and fall off and dust is going out, that's where you had a ton of sick kids. So this is kind of where this whole thing started. She wanted to give some background to this whole thing, but this is the article that we have right here. It's going to be a little bit little piece, article is he'd, have U S? Band lead paint homes and it says a petition seeking to ban lead base paints from all household uses. What was submitted yesterday to the Food and Drug Administration by REP, William, F, Ryan of New York, and he just goes on pretty much saying the same thing that I just did, but the the last paragraph is the best part of this says. The petition stated that the present generation is eating the walls of the thirties and forties and that the proposed regulation seeks to protect a generation they'll be born in the eighties and the nineties, and then it actually did work. I mean as we're all aware. I mean lobbyists control this world and his band didn't fully take place until nineteen seventy eight. But the fight began right here in nineteen, seventy one and since the band the average led Tuxa Toxiv at toxiscine levels and children has fell. Eighty eight percent, oe Thousan, nine hteen and seventy eighto two thousand and fourteen. Obviously there are still some issues at like lead levels in water in certain areas that need to be fixed, but we're mostly good on the lead paint and that started here in August of nineteen. Seventy one, sorry for the long introduction to that one, but I think it needed to be told, starting with the news rounds, always the most boring round you ca do so. Thank you very much for that. Jo Now, that's good inporassion, though I mean growing up. Our House always had lead paint, and I knew this because those were the chips that tasted the best yeah they'R, exactly all right guy. So let's go to my new story matter of fact: We're going to jump ten years ahead from mancrushes pick to August tenth, nineteen. Eighty one now in the last few episodes of the show big SBALL has come up quite a few times. I wanted to get in on that action. So Monday August tenth, nineteen and eighty one probably was the most important day of that entire baseball season 'cause. That was the day that regular season play actually would resume after a two month strike had wiped out more than a third of the season. Now that night also p Rose would become the national altime hitthleader surpassing Stan Musea. But you know that's not my news story. It was the debut of a twenty one year old, six foot, four two hundred and fifty five pound rookie by the name of Cow Ripkin Junior. He was actually called up from the Minor League team Rochester to come in in on August tenth, he was called to pinch, run scoring the winning run matter. Of fact, the the batter who hit the wedding run actually used cow Ripkin's bat. So it was a sign of good luck. Now, tucked away in the Orioles notes, column of the Evening Sun from August nine N, nine teen n eighty one they talk about this call up and what they think of the young prospect. Orioles Badtin coach Uh stated that Ripkin stands out from most of the hitters because you can get into any STANC aposition at the Plat and feel comfortable. Sometimes, players don't need to make adjustments at the plate, maybe good hitters, like cal or just born, and then a little forshadowing on the rest of his career. The article goes on to say I don't think Ho missed any innings at Rochester and he played every game at Charlotte if he stays healthy. I'm not worried. Commenting on Ripkin's durability, of course, cow ripkin junior would go on to break lugarigs. Streak of consecutive games played and finish up with two thousand six hundred and thirty two. So that's my new story, the debut of Cow Ripkin Junior. Now he wasn't using a whole lot, the rest of the eighty one season and then, in the start of the nineteen eighty two season, he was moved to short stop rather than third base. It became rookie of the year, but he did debt in Oanine, undred N, eighty one for his home town, Baltimore Orioles. So that's what I got for the news round ill write. So, let's toss it right down to our guest judge Richard Goodbye for the ruling on the news round all right. Well, you know I am a huge baseball fan, so that was very engaging, but I'm a Yankee Fan. So I'm not that excited about, and I t in do Gara an of the record books. I also was blessed make a donation to a charity on one of the Raffles was I won two beautiful boxes to the dodger game. That did not happen a couple of months ago, so it's not going to be baseball. This week I have some fond memories of in the Bronx New York. When excused me in Washington Heights in Manhattan, I was only a little kid in New York and I actually remember chewing on the window sill. I actually did that so that you know caught me emotionally. However, all of us, though, all of us would not have careers if not for that injere. So I'm going to have to go with the Internet story on this round. Cho likes this itwyou had a very shaky start, just Wat Youlawhen. You started that story. I was thinking he won. Tho Toss. I said he was kind of had an edge. He lost it. A got me back Ol, thank you or he much and you're not wrong. I felt it too. You got 'em back and you picked up a point and you have control of the board. What category are we going with next? All Right? Well, you know what I'm going to grab that clicker or if you're in man crushes around I'm going to make my kid run up to the T V and turn that bad boy on. Let's talk about T v, this round already. Ok, I want to take you to August Eleventh Nineteen, Ninety one and I'm going to take you to a little old channel known as Nickelodeon Nickelodeon since nineteen seventy seven up till this point had not in invested in any of their own production. They had been buying productions from other people. Today was the first day that any of their original programming aired, and it was three shows- and it was three classics so nick or Nickelodeon, released three of what they called their nicktunes and those nicktunes were dug. Rug, rats and Renon Stimpi all airing back to back to back on the same day of August, eleventh dug air for Four Seasons on nickelodeon before it moved to ABC and did an additional three seasons in a movie. Billy West actually was the voice of dug during the nickelodeon run, and it was changed when it moved over to a BC. Rug Rats was on Nick for nine seasons won a number of daytime enmies and kids choice roaderd through the run it actually spawned three movies coming from that and Stevhen Spielberg, who at the time was producing not quite at the time t he was producing tiny tunes and animaniacs said that Rugratz was the best kids show on television Renon stimpy in one of the more controversial of the shows, especially to air in that kind of a timeblock. They were in the midst of making jokes about religion and having a lot of innuendoes. Like running back to back with rug rats, it ran for five seasons and then found a new life when it finished and MTV bought the rights to it and it became a late night cartoon and they also got the rights to two unaired episodes that nickelodeon did not deem fit for air, and that was also voiced by billy west. Just to continue that over people who don't know Billy Weste was also the voice of fry on Futurama. So those three huge it nickelodeon shows were the beginning of their original programming and they all aired on the same day out of August, Eleventh Nineteen, ninety one damn misery, jate all right, man crush. What do you have for the television around? Well, I have nineteen seventy one, so I was tlike mygodaugust. First, Nineteen D: Seventy one we're getting closer to the fall, though so I'm glad we're going to escape this like summer television drought. Every week I feel like Televisionis, going to be like a scabin hor hunt to find something worthwhile, but it'll be over in a couple of weeks and but till then I actually did get a show that debute in August of nineteen seventy one it's unfortunate, but before we get too excited it's not like Joe, I mean I don't have H, renand stampy an rug rats, but I do have somet. I have a jug or not of my own. However, it's the two folks that were behind the show ther were Jugernot, nineteen, seventy one and they maintained that status through today. Well, one of them did the other one died in a horrible skiing, accient back in Nineteen N. ninety eight, however, he still pretty much a household name. Even if mark you know the story, even if my marine buddy, who washed his pecker in his like Memorial, fountain an Palm Springs to rid himself ot any possible scts that he might have just contracted that night, which in the end it he was clean and it it wasn't because of the fountain. But this show would last for four seasons before being cancelled. N Nineteen, seventy four and H, although it didn't get cancelled because of bad ratings, he got cancelled because this famous married couple was getting separated and much like their marriage was getting separated. The two hosts would actually both end up getting their own variety shows after the cancellation, and that said, Bot shows would only last like a single season before sunny and share would get reunited in n Nineteen, seventy six to Crte inother show, although that show would only last two seasons and it had to be kindo awkward because she was married to Greg Alman and was pregnant at the Times I mean it was kind of weird but yeah with their offspring yeah exactly, and I think she was getting divorced from ollmen too at the t very weird situation. But that said, let's go back to nineteen seventy one. We had the sunny and share comedy hour that started on August Fir Nineteen, seventy one and it was gold for CBS. It was pegged to be a summer replacement show and it ended up doing really well and stuck around for sixty three episodes. Obviously, four seasons, like I said before the raining so show, were really good. One CBS moved them off the Friday night death trap 'cause all the good shows were there. They moved them away and they in fantastic. They were always in the top fifteen and the nilsonse. The show would end up winning a Golden Globe for Best TV actress. It was nominated for a bunch of emmies. They did one one, but I do give you the Sundy and share comedy hour August firs, Nineteen, seventy one wow and once again, for my pick, we're going to jump ten years into the future August. First, nineteen, eighty one, we got another debut MTV music television goes on the air for the very first time now it was originally only available in certain households and parts of New Jersey. The first things ever said on MTV, Ladies and Gentlemen, rock and roll, and then they played the bungles video killed the radio star which okay, that's real, rock and roll. So we're going to go to an article in the central new Jersy Home August, Nin ninetee and eighty one in a article titled Video Dish, Jockeys to host all music Rock Format Warner. Mx Satellite Entertainment has already pineered cable television with ventures such as Nickelodeon. The children's channel is breaking new ground with music television and around the clock service aimed at the viewer, who grew up on rock and roll music. Television or MTV features, video, jockeys and host for twenty four hours a day and features rock videos, concert, films, animation, music, News and interviews with Rock Stars. An inexpensive signal, splitter wired to the cable input line, we'll send the picture to the television screen and your Stereo for high fi sound Bot pitman. The vice president for television programming goes on to talk about the reason that they wanted to start MTV and that they did a study that found that the average household keeps the television on for about seven hours a day. Now, that's very similar to how people listen to the radio. So he thought to go after the young youth demographic who grew up on rock and roll. They would actually basically put radio on the television thinking. People would sit there and watch it all the time and of course we did for many years until they took the music away, damnd them and now there's no music on MTV, and I like to call it emptyv. So there's no music there anymore, but this is where it all started. In August, first, nineteen nd eighty one, the launch of MTV, something that revolutionized the eighties kind of change. The entire music industry as well is m TV completely void of music. Now I don't watch it enough to know that they don't have any show just theme. Songs for pregnant teenager reality show anyou you're all making my case and th and that's the thing because ye m TV was iconic at the time a video killed the radio star who was in that band famous film composer, Han Zimmer, J and Um, but MTV is now I I studied journalism at us c and in fact, back in the ndninetnded and eighty five. Whenever I was, I was in college, my Jornalsm teachers called an empty TV. We like to me now so so. I'm thinking about Langeviny and the nickelodeon stuff, you know I'm glad they made all those shows and that the would never get away with making now, because everything sucks now and everything's politically correct true, so I got out Otha totell n and have a kinship there 'cause I wanted daytime emmy like they did, for this wonderful show. That's streaming on Amazon, the brainchild of Gregory J Martin called the Bay I'm very proud to have a small part of be a small part of as a producer. So I I'm going to have to circle back to one of the great American ee consiball time, which is sunny. Bono with that side kicked share. Now he wrote she shot me down which, as one of the greatest lungs of all time, that Franks anantro recorded and when he was a a congressman from California, those is very controversial, but you know it was an adult show. So it's okay, it was one of the funniest quotes. I had ever heard. This was a really long time ago I was still basically a kid, a realy young adolt when he was not asleep in Congress. Somebody asked him: He really became accompressman. He said Mister Bono. What do you think of illegal immigration and he said? Well, it's illegal! Isn't it the round goes to sunny and sheer yes on all right man crust. You pick up a point Ti Joe, but, more importantly, you have control of the board and get to select our final one point round and just e I ceep my listening. I'm sorry! But you know my wife is inimmigrant. You know I'm the child an inle and we and we had to you know you know, aren't we all the children or Graal? If you make a joke, you ought to be careful. These dis, Oh oh yeah. I know it's and I'm Canadian y. We don't want people like you immigrating here. Yo know passive, aggressive Richard Speaking of the other night, when I was watching the movie, there's a there's that scene where the the guys were outfo and they're like working out and he's talking about banging his girlfriend. Oh yeah, and he said something about like she's, going to swallow his little wigglys, something or other O cmecover neckades. In my career 'cause. You know I have a great westcern on Netflix called Justice. You know a great thriller called insight with Christopher Lloy and Alisia Shihao clantery. But yet you know when you write something when you're twenty two and you just got on to Te Fraternity. U and you're, ripping off Reveng revenge of the nerds and Animal House. U Now your right lines like that, when you rewatch that does it like make the hair on the back of your neck stand up going. I do not rewatch that so I watch it with Mike Ranger the other night. These guys know Hem and he he loves like slocky movies and both of us were watching it. When that light came out, we both we just die, we're like wfraly. You couldn't say that anymore. I'm I mean you know, I'm both proud and horrified. At the same time I mean Tahonis, I had I mean I just and just the the all around just cuts by I had I just like. I went for it and we shot that movie in five days, total four days of SINC, sound and one day without even sounds called Mos. You know we're not recording right, mid out sound, so I mean not on film and finished to an answer print for forty grand, a and M that thing that movie played on tbs on New Year's Eve like five years anpremade. I oh that must have been awesome. Yeah I mean I, I know you had Ronda on your show that so I met you guy ye that was a stable on usaof all night, both partiners movies Virgin High dinoseur, Il and Igini Driv Ind. All these other movies that I I acted in, but didn't direct but yeah I mean it was a different time I mean, and it like. I think part of the thing was Mike a iboth said the same thing. We watched these on: U S APLE NIGHTS! So of course they were edited. You know things are cut out big time, so we didn't even hear that line and we heard it on this farwordlike. If I was drinking something I would have spit something out of my mouth. It was great and you knowwaithing is that when that movie came out, you know back in those days. There was like two T v channels and friends, and a a French friend of mine sent me the T v Guide and there was a picture of Clinteastwood. It was like one and a half inches by one inch in the T v Guide, and then there was a picture of me like two inches by three inches 'cause like it was an old comvucer movie, but my movie was brand new and it was on Plang on their channel five and there it played on editor. You know it was ard over there. You know that is Graceul yeahat's great allright, with all that, I'm going to go with hot products, Thir Rou, I think well, we'll save movies and music. For the last two for the two pointers: Wel, let's go to August twenty seventh nineteen, seventy one. So let me tell you how this all happens so as I'm going through newspapers Dotcom, which is what we use all the time, I'm looking all over the place for new products, 'cause. Obviously it's nineteen, seventy one, it's very hard to find things who are at leased on a particular date in the seventies. It's not like the eaties and not USAR. You find stuff it', its a lot harder. Then I get to the last week in nineteen. Seventy one I've already gone through three weeks of Nineteen, seventy one and I'm like there. It's not looking good and begin to start, seeing all these ads that say candy's into cash and initially I diden't bother to look into it, and I saw the adpop up again and I was like all right now. It's got a company name on. It said Bek candies and I said Allright, so I went one month before found nothing. I went one month before that nothing's all right. So now I'm onto something here, it's obviously a new candy Po to some sort that was released in August. So I go one month ahead and I found a different ad for the candies and this time it was a cartoon with kids, an elephant, a bunch of fruits that were singing and dancing, and it was like swinging banana grooby, strawberry, pucker power, sour grape and all along the ad kept calling them Taffy caramels. So I was thinking it was like some kind of like worthers type shit and I don't eat those I didn't know. So I keep digging and I finally found find like what they are and there's something that we've all had. Not only have we all had them. We've all strained over opening the package of these Taffis, because you would rip one side and then the package would stick to it. Then you'd lose like a quarter of the frigging candy a so while I was looking up to stup for it. This was so much of a problem that, if you go to Yutube, there's actual videos on how to properly open these candies matter. Of fact, the one that I found this morning and there was multiple hen, the first one I popped up, had twenty thousand views, so this is obviously a prodem that people have been going through for quite a long time. So anyhow, so Catherine Beck candies of Bloomington Illinois, it's the same name, that's in the ad she made this Caramel Tafy, but in nineteen seventy one in August nineteen, seventy one she started to add fruit. Flavor these Caramel Tafis and then she she initially sold them in these squares. Kindaf like like an hour and later it looks, and somewhere around the early eighties. They changed the name to Bex Lafy Taffy nd t en they sold the product to Nestle in n nineteen, an eighty four and a few years ago they just sold Lafi Tafy to Froro the chocolate maker from like Italy or someshit wherever they're from, but the product is basically stayed the same, except for the shape since nineteen seventy one. So here we have the release of Laffy Taffy rotting, our teeth and pissing us off with the wrappers since August of nineteen seventy one matter of fact: I got one in the mail today, an delivery, I'm Novin n You I got for O R Studio, which I'm not in right. Now, I'm like in the fucking Dungeon 'cause of the pandemic, but one of our bikes died, so sweetwater sent us or eplacement bike and if you ever use sweet wi before they send, you can andsure enough right in there laughy Taffy, so shit's got legs but wow. I fogot August, twenty, seventh nineteen. Seventy one LAITAC, the only candy that can raw your teeth and pull them at the same time. It's only got legs. If you don't get diabetes and then you lose one O get too Lo. Er first line point jove the night, all right, Joe Finley. What do you have for the hot products round? All Right? Well, nineteen. Ninety one was a fun time to be a kid fun time to stay inside and be a kid. I want to talk about the consol wars a little bit later, as tha gentleman, O nineteen nd, eighty nine, the psychogenesist came out the first sixteen bit system and everybody loved it. Everything was great Nintendo not to be outdone. On August thirteenth, nineteen, Ninety one released the supernintendo entertainment system in North America. The system takes off immediately, like I said, the Conso wars are underway between these two sixteen bit systems. I the system originally launched with bundled with supermario world a brand new mario game, which gets everybody's hearts pumping as as it was back then, but you could also get games like F, zero pilot wings, Sin City and Gradius three upon its release. The system is responsible for hi games like donkey cong country legendselling to the past, supermetroid super bomberman final fantasy, six starfox and was actually the first of those two systems to get a console version of street fighter too psychigenisist did not get the rights until the following year: it sold forty nine point, one million consuls over its lifetime and Nks as the number one best video game console of all time, according to games, radar and Guardian from this year. So that includes the systems up to this date, though that is to them. That is the best system that has ever been made. I they mainly credit, it's pioneering audio and it's a huge leap in graphics as a major portion of that, and it came with all kinds of paripherals. In the end you got the superscope six. You could get Mario paint where you, actually you got a mouse and were able to do all kinds of fun stuff on that and some of the other things as well as Thi Super Gameboy, which would allow you to play Gameboy Games on a TV for the first time ever so huge system. What a time to be alive, August, thirteenth, nineteen, ninety one sness, you know what you were eating, while you were playing a chaps, lag all right, Joe. Well, we talked about the console wars, let's roll itback, a little bit n to nineteen eighty one and talk about the PC wars, because August twelfth nineteen and eighty one ibm did something totally crazy. They release model number fifty one, fifty also known as the IBMPC, the personal computer, the very first model. Now initially, this was an immediate success. PC magazine wrote that IB M's biggest era was underestimating the demand for the PC. More than forty thousand were ordered the day of the announcement. Now they found out later that about ninety percent of the of those initial forty thousand orders were by software developers. 'cause. The big difference here with the IBM PC was that they encouraged software developers to write software for their computer. After one year, the PCS release IBM had sold just under a hundred thousand computers, but there were seven hundred and fifty three software packages available for the IBMPC that's more than four times the number available for Apple Macintosh a year after its eighty four releas. So that was kind of the strangle hold that IBM wanted to put on the marketplace. It wasn't the hardware it was. You can write software for our hardware. It was open source, so that was the big attraction I went to the Los Angeles Times and an article dated August, seventeenth, nineteen eighty one IBM actually took out a full page ad. Promoting this new computer and I'll just read fiew the opening paragraph is IB M as proud to announce a product. You may have personal interest in it's something that could soon be on your desk in your home or in your child' schoolroom, it's a personal tool that can help you something that can make a surprising difference in the way you work, learn or approach the complexivities of living. It's the computer, we're making for you that was the intro to this ad and it kind of foresees the future of what personal home computing would be so August twelfth nineteen eighty one IBM holds a press conference in announces the the release of the fifty one, fifty the IBM PC. So that's what I got, but the hot products round. That's a pretty pretty decent hot product. There has had some legs as we like to say here on the shelf. It goes ND. You know I was. I was pretty compelled, but I got you know when you shifted from now and laters to lappy tap. You lost me a Ollater Guy, the gaming consoles. It was a great presentation and it was exciting, but I'm not a Gamer. I have to think and the same and the safe. For the same reason I went with Sonni Bono iconic. Where would we be without the personal computer? Just round goes to the IDN story, a right. What was the first computer you ever got? Do you remember? I G. I think it was a well. I went through college with a Typewri, so how's that electric nihtwrirer wit a typewriter. I I think it was a Tushima. It was a Tushiba Laptop and I had pcs for the longest time, because a buddy of mine was a pc guy, and so when I, when it screwed up, which was like every day, he would get on the phone and help me how to figure it out and finally, an assistant director I worked with, he just says: Gabi by a Mac. They don't give iruses and I bought my first MAC WOK pro. I think in two thousand and four had it for nine years had another one for nine years and I just bought a new one in December. So I I was tortured by the PC, but I still respect it. So when you wrote your first script, that was on a typewriter or you had the computer by them, I wrote a Sault and the partiner it's on a typewriter over a weekend nice, my my good buddy. We just we just mapped out the S, the scenes on index cards and I sat at my typewriter. He would hand me an index card and I would write the same holy Shit love him. You know and when you consider that it's pretty good ever nor rights I mean, and when we made that shooting on film in in our apartment, it was just. There were piece of film taped around the wall right so w en we cut it like on a this birth of an Natian flat bed a if you now slap bed as it has those plates and you you know, I mean when you make an edit, I mean you're, cutting film and your cutting sound and you're putding tape and like, if you decike, maybe I want to change thet I mean you fuck and think about it. You go to lunchroom, you have to repank all the sound like. If you want to move one scene from one place to the movie to another place, it's ot pushing o button and like meeting a safespace, because that was too stressful. You had to frick and take aof. You know Git. If Rican tap mak the tape off, hope you didn't damage the answer, print and and six it was sixty. MILLIMRE s really small. You know you really. I mean you wanted to cut a few frames here and a few frames there. It's not like you said an Nel. Take two friends off. I two crims off that someone does like this. You know says they need a coffee break. I mean it was. It was a frigging deal. It was physically and mentally really demanding to keep track of it. God t's such a difference, O ait stuff. Now an premier, it's like t done. I don't like it yo like. Oh, you know, o o the last yeat in the movie would be really great at the beginning and you just take a look at it. Oh You kno! You want to do something like that. You were like wait of Fuckin minute here, I'm going to come with a hapfy hour, I'm going to come Backif, it's still a good idea, yeah. If you want to put it back, it's a whole nother, half day's physical work. You know, go t, that's stuff, that we don't think about. I know I don't which I should but like when I have older movies like now. Have Nineteen seventy one and you really look back at it now and you look at what they did when it's a good movie you're, like those guys really worked to Goi, got there just also the idea that we had no cellphones. You know we had no video assist on the monitors. We had to wait til the next day to see what we shot. You know I mean it was a whole other deal yeah when I started fell film school too. It was the exact same thing. We were editing on a stine back. It was quite an experience that it really gives you a healthy respect for what you're editing and how you're editing and stuff like that 'cause. I still remember hanging ut my little strings of rialn going here's my two second shot. That's four feet, long right and just even just like dissolves o like if you just watched virgin high. All those dissolves are film opticles and the credit sequence. You know now you sit in your computer and you design all these animated. I mean we had to hire an animator who had to hand make each one of those cells and every dissolve there was a cost, add ID and you coal see the color change and it dissolves in and out I mean those are mechanical dissolves. You know and mechanical real animated titles Lik, if you could t pop the titylone, but then, if you like, Virgin high like the channel, goes O it's like that cost like an extra grand you know, and a hundred and fifty thousand dollar Roti. But I wanted to look like a real movie. You know now, if you wereto go back and create and produce a film using old school techniques. Now, how do you think that would affect the budget, the cost, the production? Well, it I mean it as a step because I mean to actually cut film dailies and all that firs a it'd, be it would be hard to find people willing to do it. Noi mean you know. I mean, I think it was a couple of years ago, Martin sporsas, he said filmess death, so he said it said: Hey it's Richard, hey, yeah e, we're going to print everything, we're going to print daily's we're not going to have a video Monera. I mean the makeup department. woul go nuts right when I'm shooting a movie now like the ones. I actually am forever prowd of I'm proud of the first ones too, and I don't I don't hide them anything that I've done. But you know when I'm at the monitor directing o like that Western and New Mexico. You know the Produssian designer is looking at a monitor to make sure everything's right make up. person is looking at the lighting and the director of Otography has his monitor, and I mean everyone, I think, would kind of lose it. You know. But since I came from the school I came from, I need that stuff less and I do things more instinctively. I don't even know if you could do it, you know, probably not you probably couldn't get a crew together for sure a lot of stuff happens. You know that, U know, there's no hair in the gate anymore and that used to really happen and you id no till you got the dailys back, that a shot was ruined or the MAG was loaded backwards or wrong. I mean a friend of mine, told me he worked on this movie with a an actor that was in one of my films on Paul Servino and Paul Servina was directing it and he had this amazing emotional monologhue with tears and everything, and he went to change the man in the magazine that holds the film and realized he hadn't threaded it Heven gatige and he had to walk. He had to walk up to Paul, Servino and say Heyman and the great punchline is Soryono just turned around and said we're not going to lunch. Let's do it again. I would have the same. I had a great sideworking with withpaul and yeah, but I mean those type of things. Just kind of don't happen anymore. Sometimes when they're downloading footage you'll have a dit or like if you have an interine race, a card accidentally. That has happened to me, but there's no Harris on the gate, there's just so many other things, youre literally seeing the footages and shooting it people saying how to daily's Luck. I was like I don't go watch it again. I've alreay watched it during the day, exactly you no Al Right. So with picking up that point, I actually tied the game heading into the final two point rounds. I take control of the board. You know what gentlemen I think we're going to go over to the music round. So for my entry August, Twenty Fourth Nineuteen d, Eighty one, the rolling stones released their sixteenth British Abum and eighteenth American studio, album entitled Tatcho you you guys, might be familiar with this one. It gave us the iconic rolling stone. Song start me up, which actually reached number two in the United States only to be kept out from the number one spot by Arthur's steam and private eyes by Holland Oaks. It was the last album to reach some of the top spots for the rolling stones and many years it was really their last critical success. The interesting story about this was the stones were actually going to go out on tour, but to do the toer, they kindof wanted an album behind the tour, but they didn't have time to go in the studio and write anything so they actually went through the volts stuff dating back to the late seventies of just outtakes from other albums that they've never used before they pieced an album together with mcjagger, going into the studio by himself to lay down the vocals and they they pieced, basically an album together from outtakes from previous albums, and it became one of their more successful albums Keith Richard said the thing Wich Hadtoo you is that they hadn't stopped writing new stuff. It was just a question of time of how to put it all together before the start of the tour, so I mean for an experiment that really turned out quite well. We got an excellent album here from the rolling stones and Tattoo you. So you really can't go wrong with this album if you're a rolling stones fan. So that's what I got August, twenty fourth, nineteen eighty one, the rolling stones started up would start me up fat to you, art, Joe Filley. What have you got for the music round? Man, all right, dude, I'm going to take you to August Twelfth Nineteen, ninety one. It was a good day for me when I was crowling through and seeing what came out it was this ban's fifth studio album. It was the first time that one of their albums was produced by Bob Rock and it became ther megasmash. Let's talk about metallicus black, album or also just selftitled as metallica the album sold five hundred and ninety eight thousand copies in its first week. It was the first of their five albums to debt at number, one of the billboard. Two hundred it was certified platinum in two weeks. It is this the thing that blew my mind, the third longest charting album since the Neelson Soundskan era began four hundred eighty eight weeks it was on the billward top two hundred meaning nine and a half years. It was on the chart, just mind blowing stuff. I mean that means that if it would have been released during mar like the end of marks month, it still would have been on the charts at the beginning of mine. So I just huge numbers in two thousand and sixteen it became the topselling albums since the whole Nelson Sound Scanara began, which began in a ninety one as well. It was the only album to surpass sixteen billion copies during that period of time sold. Thirty one million copies worldwide singles on that album include understand man, the unforgiven, nothing else, matters wherever I may roan and sad, but true, all of those singles made the top one an hundred and it won the granmy for best metal performance, just a huge juggernaut for them put them on a whole new level, H for a mainstream audience and you know, makes them kind of the household name that maybe the thrashmetal versions of previous albums didn't do so. Metallic is black album August twelt, a n nineteen, an igty one, yeah tht was also the first album they did after James Hafield got singing lessons and someone convinced him that he could sing Yh all right. Mancrush, what do e you got: Fror, the music round, all right so y August, Fourteenth Nineteen D. Seventy one thit's right here t this man's also it's their fifth studio album and they were just coming off a concept alum that sold millions of copies and it was adapted into a film in N, Ninehteen ND, seventy five, so they already had some huge shoes to potentially fill coming off. Such a highly acclaimed, album, MN, housand, nine hundre and sixty nine, and with the success of that album, the band initially went back to the drawing board to produce another concept album, and they were going to call this one lifehouse. I mean why the hell not the last album was an absolute dynamo, yet their management found the whole idea to be too complex for the van. So the whole idea it was to formulate a science fiction, rock opera beast around the idea that rock music was banned, no longer existed and the entire population was basically they would only get entertained by being programmed to have experiences. And then there was this other group that lived in the woods and they would use rock music to keep themselves from being controlled, there's more to it, but you could see where this is going. It sound like it would have been very cool for the time anyway. The project got killed off by their management. Right, like I said before, and the band would end up using eight songs from this concept. Project for this follow up. Fifth Album and shockingly and Jell wants to talk all these numbers right, and this is why numbers are bullshit Kay. Shockingly, the RIA only certified this album three times platinum and that was in nineteen. Ninety three, which I think is a load of Horseshit, there's no way possible that this album that rollingstone ranks is the twenty eight best album of all time only sold three million cofits, I mean that's utter fucking lunacy in Nineteen, seventy one it would peak at number four on the billboard, two hundred, which again kind it goes to show you like this is an all time, great album it topped in number four. So, like numbers and everything like that, I probably couldn't even tell you who the top three were at this point, but these are e three singles that came from this, so you get bolgefold again Babo Riley behind blue eyes. I would venture to say that the combination of Keithmoon, Roger doltry and Pete towns, and they produced one bad track on this entire ELM. It's perfect! Even what is it my wife? I know that O was supposedly it was done for Roger Adulter was doing like a like a side project and they put that in the album O. that's that nit track. It doesn't really flow and that's why W Y KINDOF give the back story. People don't know 'cause. If you start listening to the tracks, you can kindof see how they were starting to be developed for that concept. Owm, but I mean this alm is massive. Even if you don't know the who you know these songs, I meansh. If YOU WATCH CSI in Miami with David Crusee for ten years, you would here won't get fooled again to kick off every episode on that. So I mean it's literally on the best of list for everybody, it's always near the top rollingsdone. Like I said earlier Time magazine, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of theme for in Two thousand for this lasting historical significance. That's pretty hard to beat, even though Joe wants to bring his numbers and Markat is just defenitive. I mean it's numbers or numbers, but this is who's. Next by the WHO released August, fourteenth n Nineteen, a D, seventy one: well it it is pretty hard to be, but since these were three fantastic resentations and they're all iconic pieces of music and, as you said, numbers are bullshit right. So the fact that t get all that is irrelevant, so I'm just going to go strictly personal on this one, I'm not a metal guy. My mother calls the Whoo the Y and I'm remembering my father 'cause my father. A this is not a Downer 'cause. He leaded let a great life he's gone two years today and he absolutely loved the rolling stones and start me up. The toss goes through rollingstone and starting wow, all rightthat's, probably the closest round. I think of three things we brought in a long time when he first Gat last I mean that really I just I had to go to personal, because you know you know numbers really, are't bol seter, when you look when you look at stuff like we do this all the time like you look at movies and you see how they did a lot o a lot at the box office and then what was the movie? We were talking about a couple wee ee. Like the client, I think it was right. It made a tone of money who talks about the client anyway, you know ight just because it made a lot of money. It doesn't mean it was a big movie. I think that was drue. Wasn't it theyrated TAT ABOUT ICONIC MUSIC? You know currently streaming in twenty. Twenty is Richard Gabi's double life, O Om unspotify and Amazon Music. I tunes in all the services. I mean. Let's talk about some mecotic music, that Anum er bull, but really proud of that double lie Alman. I hope people go go streaming for free sweet all right. So I pick up a couple of points jump out, tolead heading into the final game. Let's see if I can hold on to it, Al Right, so we're in the movies round we'll go over to Munsi Indiana and the Star Press August, twenty third nineteen, eighty one for my movie and an article, that's just titled Horror, masterpiece, an American wearwoalf in London is landiis best to date. Now the article goes on to say to say that John Landis, who wrote and directed American Werofen London, has created a horror, film masterpiece and that's an understatement of a criminal kind to say he has found his way to bring his familiar flare for comedy into a place. That laughter isn't usually would also be belittling his overall achievement. American waropen London is still a film that holds up today. I think I watched it again not too long ago. The special effects O O and nine htndred and eighty one still look kind of contemporary. I think that have a believable real element, because again it's not the digital. These are practical effects and the movie just in and out just goes through horror and comedy it Kindo takes you on this journey. The article goes on to talk about how that's Kindof one of the awkward things is later in the film when there's a lot of Gore introduced and death, the comedy kind of plays off as awkward, but that's one of the things I like about this movie, because it's so unsettling the way that they react to. You know your friend being murdered and turning into Ar Warewolf, it's Kindaf like Hwell. You Know Shit happens, but that's what's kind of so disturbing about this film. I think, and it adds to that element, it's something that I've never Gott in any other horror film, that it was done this well. So that's my selection, American Warewolf in London, released August, twenty first, nine teen and eighty one a right. Let's kick it over to Joe Finley for the movies Roud all right. Well, we are very similar. We both selected a movie that features a man slowly transitioning into an out of control monster. I didn't have a whole lot in the hey. What movies were released this month thing? I could ave, given you double impact, I could have gifted you with that. I should I chose not to I started looking at the film festival, CRC Ne Housand, nine Hunre and ninety one, and from August tenth to twent Y fifth, Edinburgh International Film Festival was going on and one American movie was playing there. It was a documentary and it was hearts of darkness, a filmmaker's apocalypse about Francis for COPLA slow creep towards insanity, while Makone Houand, nine hteen and seventy five film apocalypse. Now COPLA himself was coted. As saying in the film we were in the jungle, there were too many of us and little by little we went insane a production that took three years and more than doubled in budget. You come across such difficulties as the star Martinchin havering, a heart attack from just ta Yheers, stress of working on the film Plusis, constant chain, smoking and all that that went with it, Marlin Brando, who, as being paid a million dollars a week and would show up unprepared. He would mumble a couple of lines and say: That's all I've got for today and walkoff set. You had a drug adle, Denis Hopper, just improvising lines 'cause, he couldn't remember them. MONSOONS TAKING OUT SETS PEOPLE GETTING IN TROUBLE FOR DIGGING UP DEAD bodies to have realistic cadavers like it was. It was a thing. It is probably the best documentary about film making that has ever existed. Roger Ebert wrote the result is fascinating heroine film history we feel for once. We are witnessing the true story of how a movie got made and the Washington Post Rote as the portrait of an Ardistan crisis, hearts of darknessis unparalleled and more recently, actually a ecritic film rote about the movie. We come away from the documentary with the profound admiration of Copola, if only because he didn't kill himself or someone else. The movie which actually was released on stars after its film festival, run on two ENYS and a National Board of Review Award for best documentary. So it is, it is a not miss. It is actually, in my opinion, better than apocalypse. Now it's a much more harrowing tale and it's amazing for anybody who loves film and film making. So I give you hearts of darkness all right. Man crushlet's hear what you got for the movies round, all right, I'm not going to pander to the judge like jodid bringing on directors documentary, but let's go to: U: Let's go o August first, nineteen! Seventy one I mean you talk about having some legs Hereis, one about a pandemic of sorts, an it kind of fits in. What's going on now, here's a movie, it's based on Richard maston's classic! I am legend, it's actually the second of three film absetations of the book, and I would personally give this one, the nod over the other two, I'm sure most people already know about the films I'm talking about here. The first film, the last man on earth, stared, vinced price and the later film, which is, I am legend, came out. Two thouan seven started will Smith. This particular film also started another Hollywood grate the king of compelling dialect, Calton Heston, and he didn't disappoint in this movie with, in regard to that him talking to the dead Carl salesman, Shit, calling him a scumbag or whatever it was. It was fantastic, but this, of course, is the nineteen seventy one classic Theomega man and honestly I mean, even though the original was only seven years prior, I could just never get into black and white movies growing up as a kid, I had a thirteen inch television that was black and white in my room till I was about ten, so I think I have like some kind of like black and white ptsd or something 'cause. I just can't. I can't watch them. I don't know why, but anyway, this nineteen seventy one person, it's obviously it's in color, but we're talking about like the shots and things like that. The aerial shots in this movie of downtown Los Angeles or amazing. It's a great story, but there's some like seventese movies that just have like captiveeating Theyr, just Kaing to look at, and this is one of them. It's it's even more. Amazing, because they did most of the city shots on the weekend when the city was dead. So we're talking about this before and how like old school stuff is you're talking about like no CGI they're nodten, like some huge back lot, they're doing this in downtown La and they had to clear everything out and there's lots of shots is in his movie s, a that rate there in nineteen, seventy one or probably, if I filld this in seventy or whatever- that's just a amazing feat right there, especially in a city like Los Angeles, Ewas, millions of people like how do you get all those people just stay out of all these blocks, like 'cause, we're Gon we're doing this movie, but this movie it did about nine million dollars of the box office, therewas about fifty million dollars, ind twueand and twenty. So it's not too bad for a classic Nomri no mean Shere Iout, throw it out there. People like to listen to what they get, but if you're in the POSTAPOCALYPTIC movies trouheston one liners biological warfare, teform nocturnal mutant wo speak like normal people, gucars a forty eight year old, Charon, Heston, HOS, bangs women, half his age, ritual sacrifices and dodger stadium and twisting endings. Then the Omagaman is for you. So go see that August. First, nineteen, seventy one you guys have realy you you've kicked it up another notch, because you put me in a box here. I have to pretend to be sophisticated yohoppumentary. I have to pretend to have seen the Omega Man. Although you, your presentation, was so good. I kind of feel like I almost have I'm going to really like it. The fact F, the matter is in American worldwof in London is an iconic movie to me. I saw it in the theater. It scared the hell out of me and it made me laugh and it inspired a lot of the tone of some of the films I've. I've attempted to make. So I m I'm going to go with an American worles in London on that one, that's a tough one to be as soon as you said, John Ton, W I was like e- saw that a couple y was it maybe like three years ago. We did that Hudson Horror, film festival, they haed it in thirty, five millimeter and just seeing it in its original state, was amazing to watch. I I still and a d. You know it is not it is. You know that you you brought me in as e judge, I I remember being in the theater seeing that movie for the first time. I still remember that it holds up incredibly well and not a lot of movies from the early eighties holed up this one really does. Oh, I just remembered a funny thing. I Um. I was working on a movie Um, it's a! I don't know we're'rewe're running on the time stil here, but I was working on a movie and Ihad always wanted to work with Gary Busey who ended to work as one of the ACOTIC films in my development was the by Holly Story. In fact I didn't know, whateamid was when e saw the film I saw the film by accident, and I always wondered wher with Garry busy and everyody. I told me how difficult he was whatever and this producer that I had been in a lot of films. SFOR had Gary in a movie and gave me a two line, part just to be in a scene with Gary. Knowing I wanted to be in it. I concurrently Um was up for this huge dctor, pepper campaing, and it was singing and dancing docor peppergen at the final calback, which I had to leave the set of the Gary dusy movie to go to, which is a story. That's really interesting, but way too long for this show. Oi chose to go to the final call back, because this was like a five hundred dollar GIG and I was trying to get like a hundred thousand dollar Gig and David Nawton was one of the guy, and I think David Notton got the job. I think he was the hsinging dancing on a PEMPERTA and Um David. No, it was a hell. Nice go W was, did you get to read with Gary Busey or okay, so he heres ATN. So I I had when I was a little kid: the original Buddy Holly storyposter. So when I went to work, I brought it with M and M. I went early. I wasn't going to be working ntill after lunch, but I was in my costume, which was like a naval costume lokaded and the scene was where they pinne the cadet and they kind of put the thing through. You know Yep yeah nd, so he was doing that to me and I had like one line with him and Um. I I just waited until lunch. I watched him work and this was before he had B'cause. He had several ACIN Insteden wet period, time n. He really he lived yea and he's a really. He is a dynamic performer. Even to this day to me, he's still good and everything he does. He came out of his trailer and I' holding his coaster and he said what are you got there? I said well actually itsterts the original poster for the Buddy Holly Story. He said. Oh, that's neat and he just walks away and I have been warned that he's Lat assile. You know at kind weird, then, during lunch, the the guy who was the producer came up and said hello to me gave me a hug and I could see Gary Kindof watching out of the corer of the eye. You know like. Oh maybe this gy isn't one of the Estras you know. Should I be thinking of looking at me weird and everything, then my agent called me about this callback that was going to be at two o'clock, which is like an an hour and a half, and I said I said you're right. You know he asked Yer. I wanted talk to Garry. He was kind of an Asshole, so why don't you give one of these other guys in my line and I'm going to go to this call back ecause? If I don't go to this callback, I'm not going to get. You know right, no chance. So I get out of my wardrobe and as I'm walking to leave ecause I've been in a bunch of movies for this company. The makeup girl new me and she said, Hey Richard, you know seey later and I gust went up and say goodbye to her and Gary was in the chair. He said to me: Did you still have that poster? I said Yeah, you know I wasactuall was kind of hoping you sign it flomy. He said. Well, I'm a little busy right now, maybe later e, he said, yeah, I'm a little, I'm a little busy. I mean he asked Sto Abot a hoster D said yeah. I do I said well, I'm actually going on on audition and just FYI. The Buddy Holly Story means a lot to me. That's why I play guitar. That's why I want to act. Is Wy make movies, to whatever extent you contributed to that. Thank you very much and I lost. I went to the audition and these are also like wasn't cellphones all the time when I got home from the audition. There was like twelve messages on my machine right, so I was thinking fuck. I got the GIG 'cause. It was happening right away. They were from Gary and his assistant. He wouldn't come out of his trailer until they brought my poster back, and I I have thes fricking poster right now and make Arage I cal watch he guys in it. Hehe te sent a messenger to my apartment to pick up the poster. Then they brought it back to me and he wouldt come out of the trail untill he got on the phone with me. I said: Do you like what I wrote and he wrote o You know dear Richard, keep playing you're and he drew a picture of a heart with your music. So he really is a sweet guy. You just got to get through the layers very, very, very interesting, very, very interesting and N. I got the direct and he's in a film I made called motocross kids with we discovered. Actually Josh Harterson was the Star taand Um and with Lorenzo Lamas and the late Dan Hagrdy and Gary was there for two days, and I mean he was so much work, but he's freaking great in the movie. Is he very intimidating B'cause? He? He seems like that. An interviews tha he's like pretty intimridating. He is Um, he's really tall he's a big guy. I mean he's sixthree or six four, but the ultimate yo R. Someone was talking about their fortieth birthday party but M, a friend of mine who h Mike, who owns a night club down in Orange County on Um, my fortieth birthday. So my m, my band played at his nightclub and he hired Gary Bussy to sang buddy, holly ind, the cricket. So so gary ucy played my fortyah birthday party as Buddy Holly, and I got to be a backup singer form so els. It all worked out N, the Ed Hoswell at Isla now. Did he remember the poster story. I did not even find a bridge Thot, there's no there's no way. I don't even know that he remembered that he had been in a movie. I Made Mad. What year was that I mean if it was before the eyes. I war, like eighty nine, maybe like mean my the birthday party of the Movi, the movie? Oh, no, no! No! The movie was two thousand and five and I'm fifty six. So it was right around the same time right, Eah, wow. Two Thousand and four the movie was two thousand and four yeah, so it's probably like six months after we shot that movie cause, we probably shot at N, two thousand and four GAM out two thousand and five anabout t the poster thing, though that was two thousand and four. No. The poster y Hang O Onu y. The closer thing was in the night Yeahan, it was very white. I've been married twenty years, so that was probably like nineteen, ninety six or seven or something that's wild Yo should try to get gary on we'll, never get passt around one. You better pick one round and that's yea iiw. I will tell you I will conduct this show the way I feel I mo fit. He he will take over. You know he will take O. I've noticed that on interviews, he's totally takes over interviews, there's very few in er hour of the dvine Inr tat comes in here. You know, he's very um, but he's an intense guy. You can see his heart. His heart is good, you know, but I mean he's got Ta definitely got a challenging set of wiring up there. Ye H, I don't know if I could handle that man, maybe we', got to start low and go with Jacbusy yea V had a pretty nice career going, he said Dude, I heard he's not go iy too right. Some mark, you dominated this one man, man, man, Jeez. We didn't even get to go to the h wild card round and good thing. 'cause I had a gratful dead, double light, ogies you're, Lucky C, I'm not a dead fan at all. I realized as much as I try to be sort of like analytical as t at was in the beginning. It got more and more personal, so this is really it's really a fun show o do an now its light onto that's. Why we like, having you guys on, and we don't know you we don't know what you're going to say, and I think after the first couple now, just like you said you're, not the first one th say that before after like round one or two, you start taking the analytics out and you just whatever you like, you know and a d think it makes it fun soon, as he started talking about American werls in London. That was like. I was GONTA. This I'm open minded right sort of like Sacbo. You know who changes their opinion after reading, something on a facebook. You said American were off in London. You Botto talk about that documentary Inian and I know how brain, but it is that high falut and and then the the Omeganan I haven't seen it you know, Wel, you should go. Do that tonight. Go Watch, Hem, Beggaman, come back to this, we'll see if I'm pretty sort a so wery I' a funny Trounton Hesson Story. Oh, what is it that that person was told to me by it by a celebrity whose name I'll leave out of this? It was on in the seventies, and I guess maybe early eighties. There was the pro tennis tour. The celebrity tennis were. It was like on Wywoe sports theyl have celebrities playing tennis on TV and it was celebrity tennis Tor and what we didn't know is when it wasn't on TV like during the week they were having these celebrities go to all these different cities and people would pay just these celebrities play tennis. I guess this is kind of like the preeconvention eror right, but these guys were making a lot of money, but apparently Um Bill Cosby took the tennis very very seriously and he would have like John macinrose style fits you know and he would coss and he would throw his racket and he was pretty good when it was a televised show apparently, but when they were just like in you know, wherever in the middle of the country, he got like you know, and several times and in Charat Hesson was a very proper gentleman and he would take him aside, and he said you know bill. You know we're. Not Tennis Pros were entertainers, people are paying a lot of money. They just want to have a good time. They want to see us, we should smile and should wave. If a point is close, I mean, does it really matter? You know, and he really had extended himself to try and you know, get bill to calm down a little bit. Apparently anyway. The next day, apparently bill just threw like a fit with an fom wow. The guy that told Eddie burphy not to curs smash is rea es like and you know parents are covering their kids ears. You know t y ve paid at the time, whatever twenty five bucks to see a celebrity tment and apparently charln Haston on his personal stationary. You know Charleton Heston of the top wrote this beautiful, eloquent Um dear bill. You know that I respect you as an artist and comedian and entertainer, and you know, we've had these conversations about and chaunt Heson apparently was lie papa bar on the tour right, but- and I understand that you're very competitive ind. I respect competitive missus sports this whole oration. But for me as an entertainer and my personet, you know in my personal values I just won't be able to play in matches with you anymore. herly sincerely. You know Charleton Heskin, you know the big sugnature ut, apparently bill trik out, O post it and R. Dear Chut. Sorry, we won't be playing tennis anymore Bill Wat, a duce. I know what he was upset though bill was the was the sleeper favorite to win that tournament. Ohi didn't ear now, there's other stuff I'e heard about that sore and Um. You know dark yeah! Oh this has got soleberity. I Tennessee II'm Goin to leave it right there, I'm already regretting that I brought up the Um Sunny Bonuquot, so tha was not eit was hilarious. It was good w. The best part about our audience, though, is they all grew up through these decades. So a lot of Hem have thicker skin. We don't really get people complaining about the things we say as much as correcting us on things that we've picked if we throw out like the wrong Dan or the wrong color. It's like that stuff's important. But if you just said, like you know that quote, nobody says anything: They don't care t tux time, they're cool, I at a minute, Ol Fuck, my ag Jus drop me Hey just pick me up what a day allight Richard. Well, you were an excellent judge, thanks for coming on the show- and I'm not just saying that, because I won this O, you can go reason you can before you get out of here. Is there anything you want to Plog tell our listeners where they can watch your letest films and check out some of your more current Projectscool, so justice, the Westernan Real, proud of, is streaming on netfliks and Um on Amazon there's several title screaming some of the older fun ones like assault o the partinerds is up there and also insight with Sean lannery and Christopher Loy Neliz and in the dark with Elizabeth Rome and Richard Port now Um. If they just, I were up on Amazon and then you know my favorite, my favorite thing and I'm putting a lot of energy into it is the music. Now we started playing out I in night clubs, again with my band the checks and my double life Almi Streaming Everywhere d. When you talk about revenge of the NERDS, the finy thing cause. I really did start up my career by ripping off revenge of the nerds, an animal house. It was totally a conscious decision and now literally my my best one of my best day today, bub buddies is Robert Carredy ruest from preventing Thenur he he plays. He plays leave guitar in my band, really Oh yeah, and he um. He didn't plan my records that I made the record before we started playing out and for once decided I was going to play all the guatars on my record 'cause. I 'vd never done that before, but the Punchlin is we started playing out night glubs. We played a a club called mully, malones ND tnow. We played the Viper Room on sunset in January and then they booked us for a set. We sold it out and they booked us for a Saturday night. It was going to be April fourth and it got cove and canceled. So as soon as soon as that, Livs EP will be back out in the nightclubs and maybe get a little tour going. That's awesome, but you guy. Let me on a drone yeah. We talked about that. Like maybe a couple of months ago, 'cause mark and I are both big huge, an renginer sfans like we went to the thirty five Billa meter drive in two hours away from me and like eight hours away from him to have it covered by fogs the whole time. So we had talked about it. That night we're like. Oh, we should get him on. The show, wou'd be a great judge, but I don't think he's he's not active on his twitter or something like well. I'm a buddy ot, his and I'll I'll be seeing hem tomorrow, so lthat W'LL BE AWSUL, thati'll, be hey Nier, I mean the kind of diks but they're kind, other tolerable dik. No, no, no he's a great guy. I will let him know about it. He you know Um he's doing the the new lizzie Maguire and he's in he's in my western he's injustice. Sweet Nice I' gotto check that out tonight. Yeah! No! Didn't you film that, in the same location where he did the cowboys, correct, Amendo, yeah, correct and t a D, my my first actually introduction him was when we first moved to California, my brother and I went to the theater and saw the cowboys, and that was Robert Cardin's first movie with John Wato. I grew up watching that film and N and he at the Um Gosh. Now I'm thinking of the name of the the film Renchn and Santa Fe, but it was the same ranch that they shot the cowboys out that we shot justice that so this time he was kind of the oldert statesman. That's really fun, really fun and he's just a great guy allright. Well, once again, thank you Richard for coming on the show. Now, if you've guys missed an episode, you can always head back over to our website doling decades dotcom. 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Richard Gabai

Actor, Filmmaker, Musician