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Rob Cesternino is the creator of PostShowRecaps and has been podcasting about TV since 2010 on RobHasAwebsite.com. Follow Rob on Twitter or on Google+
Akiva Wienerkur is a former high school English teacher and NBC Sports researcher who now works for a tech start-up. He loves the Jets, the Mets, his wife, his son and 2 daughters- not necessarily in that order.
I’ve never been this early for s podcast in my life!
My first time commenting on the current episode – finally caught up with the podcast.
How far away are we from Kramer’s idea of speed-dial in the future?
Valerie’s stepmother says it took her 13 years to climb to the top of Valerie’s speed-dial. This means that she started her climb in 1984. Was speed-dial commonly available with phones back then? I remember our family getting a push-button phone in the late 70s (maybe early 80s), but a phone with speed-dial feels like a late 80s (or early 90s) thing.
I loved every time Rob played a Christopher Cross song. There were a few times when Akiva was speaking that there was some background noise (like someone was pushing a desk across the floor) so each time I thought it was just noise. But when I recognized the song I started laughing.
According to what I’ve heard from pop culture over the years, Cross was hugely successful in the pre-MTV era, but once you needed a music video for your singles his career took a big dive when “people saw what he looked like”. The music industry is very harsh.
I love how Akiva asked if Arthur was “a rat or a pig”.
Thank goodness I was listening to this at home and not in public because when Akiva admitted that he thought Christopher Cross and Kris Kross were the same thing I lost it. I literally had tears running down my face.
Loved the “Ride Like The Wind” outro. I cannot hear this song and not think of the SCTV clip where Rick Moranis does his Michael MacDonald impression for this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0HzWMqLeiE
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