Sunday, May 23, 2021

Flopcast 472: Not Fit For Human Listening

If you were a 70s/80s kid who wanted to know what was really going on, you ordered Dynamite magazine through your school book club. Today we're flipping through the December 1979 issue of Dynamite, with Steve Martin on the cover. And hey, Steve's first (and come on, best) movie The Jerk premiered that same month! Which 70s celebrity did Steve enjoy playing horseshoes with? The answer will shock you. Also in this issue of Dynamite: world record grape-catching; disgusting popcorn beverages; Hollywood gossip about Superman, Miss Piggy, Kiss, and Erik Estrada; disco vs. rock; how to levitate with Magic Wanda; an especially lame batch of Dynamite Bummers; and lots more late 70s silliness. Also: The ESO Network's Doctor Geek has a new vaccination PSA, Kevin AND Kornflake are talking science fiction dogs with the American Sci-Fi Classics Track, rare video from the Sid and Marty Krofft theme park has resurfaced, Baby Yoda is a Chia Pet, and Happy Birthday to Paul Bettany (aka Vision in a turkey suit).

Show Notes

The Paul Bettany film Kevin was thinking of is the excellent Uncle Frank, available on Prime Video.

It's Dynamite time again!

These drinks all sound disgusting and we hope no one actually tried them.

Even the Bummers are a bit lackluster this time.

The size of Chia Baby Yoda compared to its packaging is a bit disappointing, but we're having fun with it anyway.

Kevin and Kornflake were finally on a virtual panel together, along with the usual suspects from the American Sci-Fi Classics Track. It's time for the dogs to have their day!