The Nostalgia Test Podcast
Episode 36: 🛒Supermarket Sweep (1990)

Episode 36: 🛒Supermarket Sweep (1990)

March 2, 2021

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This week, Dan & Manny put the 1990 version of Supermarket Sweep to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! The 3 episodes they watched are below: 

Dan & Manny go over host David Ruprecht's classic sweater choices, how they'd be knocking over other people's carts during the "Big Sweep," and Manny's hilarious "Big Sweep" strategy. 

They also talk about: 

  • The genius of Leslie Jones!
  • The rotting food before they switched over to fake food. 
  • The secret hair product cheat. 
  • There needs to be Supermarket Sweep: Marshalls/TJ Maxx/HomeGoods edition. 
  • Dan & Manny's amazing IKEA-themed game show pitch. (Call us producers!!)

And so much more

We recorded this on February 15th, 2021, on Zoom so there are some small sound discrepancies but don't worry, the content still rocks! 

The intro and outro music ("Neon Attack 80s") is by Emanmusic.
The other music ("ABCD") is by Pudge, ("Street Graffiti") is by Julio Kladniew

 
 
Episode 35: 👰🎤 The Wedding Singer

Episode 35: 👰🎤 The Wedding Singer

February 23, 2021

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This week, Dan & Manny put the 1998 romantic comedy The Wedding Singer to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! Shout out to Sharon Brennan for suggesting this test. This movie confused our two hosts a lot. They talk about Adam Sandler's subdued whisper acting, how everyone in this movie is perverted, the guy from Goodfellas. Plus, there's a deep discussion about the meatball lady scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 34: 🥣Kellogg’s Cereal Fun Pack

Episode 34: 🥣Kellogg’s Cereal Fun Pack

February 16, 2021

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This week, Dan & Manny put the Kellogg's Cereal Fun Pack to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Our hosts get gastronomically taken down by: 

Listen to Manny go from super excited to eat cereal to angry and upset, the wet cereal vs dry cereal debate, and how Cap'n Crunch destroys your mouth when you eat it. Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 33: 🍨Double Dare

Episode 33: 🍨Double Dare

February 9, 2021

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This week, Dan & Manny put the classic Nickelodeon kids game show Double Dare to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. The 3 episodes they watched (links below) immediately brought them back to their childhood. They talk about how there are no rules to the physical challenges, the comedic genius of Marc Summers, and how the kid contestants weren't siblings OR friends, which makes Double Dare even more awkward!

Here are the links to the 3 Double Dare episodes mentioned: 

Episode 32: 💥📺Action Television Theme Songs

Episode 32: 💥📺Action Television Theme Songs

February 2, 2021

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This week, Dan & Manny put the themes & openers from 5 action TV shows from the 1980s to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Our hosts wrestle with some of the most confusing imagery and music from: 

Dan gets really frustrated with how many episodes other shows had versus Miami Vice, Manny makes an amazing Vanilla Ice/MacGyver connection, and Manny reenacts the Baywatch pitch meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 31: ✈️🦅Iron Eagle

Episode 31: ✈️🦅Iron Eagle

January 26, 2021

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This week, Dan & Manny welcome their longtime friend Mike Silva (aka The Bear, aka Price Hike Mike) to put the 1986 action film Iron Eagle to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Dan, Manny, and Mike have the most insane discussion of what's probably the most ridiculous film of the 80s. They attempt to figure out how Doug (Jason Gedrick), Chappy (Louis Gossett Jr.), and a band of misfit Airforce highschooler kids hack the US Airforce, steal two fully armored F16s, the Hades Bomb, and fly across the world to wage an unauthorized attack to save Doug's dad from the most cliche 80s-American-propaganda-villain ever. Whew.
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Episode 30: 🧩Puzzle Games

Episode 30: 🧩Puzzle Games

January 19, 2021

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This week, Dan & Manny put 5 Puzzle Games to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. They take on: Bop ItBrio Wooden LabyrinthWaterfulsRubik's Cube, & Simon. Our hosts tear Bop It to shreds, make everything from their childhood into a drinking game, and are mesmerized by the Brio Wooden Labyrinth YouTube video. Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 29:🎤🤣Brian Regan: LIVE!

Episode 29:🎤🤣Brian Regan: LIVE!

January 12, 2021

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This week, Dan & Manny put comedian Brian Regan's 1997 album Brian Regan: LIVE to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. This episode brings our hosts back to their childhood in a serious way. They recite their favorite Brian Regan jokes, talk about how dumb it was to ride on bike pegs, their dads helping them to cheat at Boy Scouts challenges and science fairs, and their infamous summer custodial job. Settle in for a real Nostalgia Test Podcast adventure! Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 28: 🎸📹 1995 VMA Best Alternative Rock Videos

Episode 28: 🎸📹 1995 VMA Best Alternative Rock Videos

January 5, 2021

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On their 1st episode of 2021, Dan & Manny travel back to 1995 to put that year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Alternative Rock Video category to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. They get serious, silly, and go down some famous Nostalgia Test Podcast tangents talking about:

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Episode 27: 🍾2020 Wrap-Up Hangout

Episode 27: 🍾2020 Wrap-Up Hangout

December 29, 2020

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In our last Holiday Season episode, Dan & Manny bring back Steve Herrera from Episode 16: 🤡 Killer Klowns From Outer Space and Billy D'Elia from Episode 20: 🍻Road House (1989) to hang out and talk all things The Nostalgia Test Podcast. And of course, they travel down a bunch of tangents--reminiscing on the first time they drank a beer, Black Haus liquor, and rollerblades. So grab a drink, settle in, and join us for an old fashioned Long Island hang. Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 26:🎅📜The Santa Clause

Episode 26:🎅📜The Santa Clause

December 22, 2020

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In the 3rd Holiday Season episode, Dan & Manny put the 1994 Christmas comedy The Santa Clause to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! Dan and Manny try to deal with all the mom-pants, the tucked-in shirts, and those insane sweaters. Not to mention the bowl haircuts. Super 90s. Manny presents the most unbelievable take in The Nostalgia Test Podcast history: Scott Calvin (Tim Allen's character) is being taken over by a Santa Claus parasite. And Dan needs to know what happened to all those Denny's dads at the beginning? Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 25: 👿😈Gremlins

Episode 25: 👿😈Gremlins

December 15, 2020

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This week Dan & Manny put the 1984 horror-comedy Christmas movie Gremlins to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! There was so much to talk about, and Dan and Manny try to cover it all. They tried to figure out if Gizmo is a vampire or an alien, how old is Billy (the main character) and why is he hanging out with a middle school kid (Corey Feldman), and Billy's dad being the absolute worst husband, dad, and inventor. Settle in, because this movie, to quote Manny, is "Chockful of Nostalgia." Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 24: 🎄🎵 Christmas Songs

Episode 24: 🎄🎵 Christmas Songs

December 8, 2020

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This week Dan & Manny put 5 Christmas songs to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! In the 2nd Holiday Season episode, they take on "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" by Elmo & Patsy"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (Bruce Springsteen live at C.W. Post College, 1975)," "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-DMC"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey, and "Last Christmas" by Wham!. They talk about the murder conspiracy that is "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer," do terrible Bruce Springsteen impressions, and discuss how people need to respect "Christmas in Hollis" way more. Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 23: 📺🪀 T.V. Toy Commercials

Episode 23: 📺🪀 T.V. Toy Commercials

December 1, 2020

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To kick off the Holiday Shopping Season, Dan & Manny put 6 classic T.V. Toy Commercials (Pogo BalSkip ItLite BriteCrossfireMy Buddy & Kid Sister, and The Animal)to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. This is an eye-opening episode into the world of 80s & 90s toys. Dan & Manny try to figure out why anyone would ever buy or play with the Pogo Bal, they come up with an amazing reboot idea for Skip It, and they discuss the dystopic world of Crossfire. Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 22:👫🦃 “Friends” Thanksgiving Season 1

Episode 22:👫🦃 “Friends” Thanksgiving Season 1

November 24, 2020

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Happy Thanksgiving! This week, Dan & Manny put the 1st Thanksgiving episode from season 1 of Friends to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! Dan & Manny try to figure out how much money it cost to fly to Vail, CO on Thanksgiving in 1994, all the turtleneck sweaters, and discuss how much the friends disrespect Monica. This episode kicks off our Holiday Episode Series, so get ready for the Holiday Nostalgia Test fun! Read the rest of this entry »