Sunday, November 19, 2017

Flopcast 289: Jacko and the Bunny

In the final installment of our latest ten-part look at the 1980s, we recall the debut of the Energizer Bunny, and review how frightening Top 40 radio had become by 1989. (We'd rather listen to that stupid rabbit pound its little drum than suffer through any more Milli Vanilli.) We also have some listener feedback from last week's orangutan-themed Top 4 ½ List, including a special message from the great Luke Ski! Then we move on to Thanksgiving topics, because Peppermint Patty just invited herself over and made us do it. In a special Turkeys in the News segment, we meet Wethersfield, Connecticut's most beloved citizen, Kevin the Turkey. (Is Connecticut also home to a Kornflake the Turkey? The search is on.) Also: One of our favorite podcasts, Foxes in the Hen House, is hosting a fun Thanksgiving weekend charity event, and they could use your help. Meanwhile, we'll be at the annual Black Friday David Bowie tribute concert with Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers and Lipstick Criminals! So don't just fill up on popcorn, jelly beans, and toast, and then nap all weekend. (Although that does sound like a good plan too... okay, your call.)

Show Notes

You can check out the history of the Energizer Bunny here...but don't you kind of miss Jacko?


Arturo and Luke notified us of a few forgotten orangutans, the most significant of which is probably King Louie from The Jungle Book.

A heartwarming tale for the season: Kevin the Turkey is a celebrated citizen of Wethersfield, CT!

The Foxes in the Hen House podcast is raising money for hurricane relief with a Twitch broadcast on Friday, November 24. You can donate here! Meanwhile, you can still get tickets for Niki Luparelli's annual Black Friday Bowie tribute, stretching into two nights this year!