What’s it like to be a foster kid in the 80s? How do teenagers deal with sudden traumatic loss? Are older redheaded men preying on impressionable teen girls? None of these questions will be answered in this episode, which instead tackles the real scourge of teen girldom — low self-esteem. Want to see something truly outrageous? Join Chelsea, Andrew, Miles, Jem, The Holograms, A Salty Social Worker, but sadly NOT Rio or the Misfits, as we travel down the quickest drug spiral known to medical science, with the wettest blanket known to television.
Remember the “Squash It” campaign to end teen violence? Remember Chicago’s infamous Vanderbilt High School? Remember how much Andy hates magic? No? Well, you’re about to! Join us as we journey with the Winslow family through the world’s smallest, most dangerous parking lot.
Teen drinking in sitcoms has drastic effects. It turns Corey cool, Shawn violent, and somehow… Angela pays the price? Between “absolutely no effect” and “Mad-Men-level functionality” lies the truth about teens and alcohol. Will we reach it in this episode? Join us and find out!
This holiday special has it all: a megafamous boy band, bad Boston accents, insane transitions, a ghost kid, live concert footage, and an almost-impossible-to-comprehend narrative style. It’s KNOTB: The Edge of Reason. Join Chelsea, Andrew, Miles, Miles’s personal friend Joey McIntyre, and the rest of the Bean Town Posse for a cool ride through the Yuletide.
‘Tis the season to be re-watching our favorite holiday movies. You know, the ones we remember so fondly from childhood about Santa and his pet immortal lioness, his abduction by fairies, his tangles Gandalf, etc. No? Not ringing a (jingle) bell? Join Chelsea and Andrew as we make our merry way through the last (and best!) of the Rankin/Bass stop-motion animation Christmas specials.
When Roseanne finds the alleged pot stash of her daughter’s-live-in-boyfriend-except-her-daughter-moved-out, Chelsea and Andrew have more questions than just “what is this relationship even?” Do we inevitably turn into our parents, or were we never as cool as we remember being? How potented IS 20-year-old toilet pot? Join us for an exploration of all these topics, and a whole lot of Laurie Metcalf fangirling.
What happens if you join a cult, and then find out that it’s a scam? Do you turn the con artists into the authorities? Expose them as frauds? Try to get compensation for all their past victims? HEY HEY HEY — NO! You enact some sitcom justice with the help of a Broadway Star and a lot of what we sure hope isn’t pesticide. Join us as we probe the dark corners of a nature-based cult and the giant curves of a 70s bald cap.
Must-See TV? We’ll be the judges of that. The Thanksgiving episodes of FRIENDS are legendary, and this is one of the most memorable of them all. But… does it have anything to teach us today? Besides the fact that we never deserved Phoebe Buffay? Put on your turkey-eating pants and let’s dive into this smorgasbord together. *clap*clap*clap*clap*
Feeling a little too cocky in 1970s Chicago? There’s nothing like an STI scare and a lecture on sexual health from Jay Leno to put you in your place. Join Chelsea, Andy, and the cast of GOOD TIMES as we confront the stigma around STI testing and treatment, in as much detail as Standards & Practices will allow.
What are the Seaver kids up to this week? Why, a good old-fashioned 80s cocaine party! Join Chelsea, Andrew, Miles, Mike, Boner, and Michael Caine (in spirit) as we dive into what to do when you’re at a party and your dad’s much-younger fiancé dangles a vial of blow in your face.