Dan & Manny put the 1988 Tom Hanks comedy classic 🔮Big to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. They talk about Josh's (Tom Hanks) friend Billy possibly having no parents, the iconic Robert Loggia /Tom Hanks piano scene in FAO Schwarz, and the unsettling relationship between Susan (Elizabeth Perkins) and Josh. Watch the original trailer for Big here.
And much more, including:
- 45 episodes in and Manny still doesn't know the podcast's website address. (thenostalgiatest.com)
- Episode 2: 🎸Blink 182’s Enema of the State & Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
- Manny loses himself in a Tom Cruise tangent/glitch immediately.
- Episode 42: 🎥🎶1980s Movie Music
- Did Jim Carrey & Will Ferrell study Tom Hanks' performance in Big?
- Penny Marshall is the first female director to direct a movie that grossed over 100 million at the box office.
- 14 Going on 30
- 13 Going on 30
- Dream a Little Dream
- Vice Versa
- Tom Hanks needs to do more comedies!
- Turner & Hootch
- Manny freestyles an amazing puppy metaphor.
- Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop
- Where are Josh's dad, the cops, and/or the FBI?
- Some Zoltar info.
- James Eckhouse (Brenda's dad from 90210) is in this movie!
- Episode 1: 🍸Cocktail
- Why are these kids in gym class playing shirts vs skins?
- Episode 3: 🐢⚔️Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
- Billy is actually a 30-year-old in the body of a 13-year-old.
- Everything that happens to Josh takes place in 6 weeks.
- Jon Lovitz is literally playing the same character from The Wedding Singer.
- Dan & Manny talk about both singing "Memory" at their 5th-grade graduations.
- The Silly String Big conspiracy.
- Episode 43: 🤢Gross Toys
- FAO Schwarz
- Josh gets a job in 3 days, w/ a fake social security number, no ID, climbs the corporate ladder, becomes a VP, and buys a new loft in 1 week!
- Robert Loggia dancing w/ Tom Hanks on the FAO Schwarz piano.
- Dan thinks Billy is a figment of Josh's imagination.
- Is Josh just a young Patrick Bateman?
- Episode 23: 📺🪀 T.V. Toy Commercials
- Dan & Manny are angry over how much money Josh left behind to go back to being 13.
- Josh & Susan invent the iPad.
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This was recorded on April 5th, 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. Any other music you hear, The Nostalgia Test Podcast does not own.
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