BP Podcast, Episode 19: “2016 Halloween Celebration!”
Happy Halloween, friends! On this week’s episode we cover all things holiday-spooky — including costumes, movies, songs, treats, and much more! It’s a Halloween extravaganza! Of sorts. We also chat up recent movie viewings (High Spirits, Starry Eyes); have a rant about The Walking Dead; and preview the next episode (action movies)! Drinking game options: Every time… Read More ›
My Pop Culture Halloween Party Guest List!
For absolute kicks, I created a guest list to my dream Halloween party. And who are the guests, you say? Movie and TV characters/personalities with a penchant for Halloween fun, respect, and entertainment. Take a gander at my list below — and be sure to let me know who YOU would add to your perfect party…. Read More ›
Ranking the ‘Roseanne’ Halloween Episodes!
Everyone knows Roseanne is the self-proclaimed Queen of Halloween. Beginning with the show’s second season, Roseanne set the standard for Halloween TV entertainment. The episodes are gruesome, funny, and full of unbelievable pranks, props and parties—all of which would realistically set the Conner family back a pretty penny (and most likely did). So, let’s celebrate… Read More ›
‘Square Pegs’: Spend a little Halloween (XII) in Weemawee
Halloween episodic television output can be really great. You know the ones. Roseanne, The Office, Tales from the Darkside, Beverly Hills, 90210, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Freaks and Geeks. Hell, I even have a season three Halloween episode of Cheers playing in the background right now. So, what about the lesser-known ones? We all have… Read More ›
‘Freaks and Geeks’ and “Tricks and Treats”
This time every year I am so glad that Freaks and Geeks had the foresight to do a Halloween episode during their first season, before being prematurely cancelled. “Tricks and Treats”, the show’s third ep, aired on October 30, 1999, and is a high point in a way-too-short series of high points. When the episode… Read More ›
Halloween with ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’
For most people, the Roseanne Halloween episodes are the sitcom tent pole around which this whole season is built. I dig those too, for sure, but my October staple has always been the seasonal episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
If it’s Halloween, it must be Buffy!
Early on, Giles tells Buffy that Halloween is actually supposed to be a supernaturally quiet night. Clearly that’s not the case in Sunnydale. Season Two’s “Halloween” (which first aired on October 27, 1997) introduced us to Giles’ chaos-obsessed former pal Ethan Rayne (RIP Robin Sachs), who sells the Scoobies costumes that turn them into what… Read More ›
‘American Horror Story’ and Me
I have a rocky relationship with American Horror Story. So, as the mysterious new story gears up for its debut, allow me to recount my generalized thoughts on the past five seasons. The good, the bad, the Jessica Lange.
BP Podcast, Episode 15: “Back to School!”
This week, as all the kiddies head back to school for another year of learning stuff, we discuss our favorite school-related genre moments in pop culture. Movies, TV, and maybe even a music video — we break it down. Joanna and Johnny each selected 7 picks and — spoiler — there’s a little overlap. Cough,… Read More ›
Podcast: Episode 5
Hey, look at that — today we released our 5th episode of the podcast! Five episodes. I can’t lie, it feels good. Thank you to all who have tuned in to listen to us jabber about movies, conventions, our kids, etc. And in this week’s show, we celebrated my 33rd birthday by discussing a variety of movies… Read More ›