Sometimes, Very Special Episodes are not about drugs, or bigotry, or teen sex. Sometimes, they’re about cross-promotion and visits from Very Special Guests. It’s important that you know which kind of VSE you’re going into when you sit down to watch. Otherwise, you might end up waiting constantly for something bad to happen in your own one-man production of “Waiting for Soleil (Moon Frye).” Join a very nostalgic Chelsea and a much-less nostalgic Andrew as they plunge deep into the secret world of a teen witch and her mortal friends and family. Thunderclap!
Is My So-Called Life the definitive voice of its generation, a mopey soap for teens, or something else entirely? Chelsea and Andrew have very different opinions. Join our two intrepid hosts, Miles, the luminous Claire Danes, and The Ghost of Female Pop Vocalists Past as they discover if there’s really no place like home for the holidays. Do the Chases believe in God? Why is Brian Krackow so pissy at the holidays? Won’t someone feed Rickie — he looks so cold! I don’t know, I wasn’t even, like, there, LEAVE ME ALONE I CAN’T TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS, MOM.
In their first foray into the world of action drama and mullets, Chelsea and Andrew follow Angus MacGyver as he tries to single-handedly save his young friend, stop black rhino poaching in its abominable tracks, AND enjoy his trip to stock footage of Africa. Jeepin’ ain’t easy, but MacGyver’s mullet makes it look good. Adopt a rhino! Name it MacGyver! Learn science and then use it to come up with waterslide-based plans of action! The exhortations are seemingly endless. ***AND we draw the winner of the Click-or-Treat Very Special Prize Package!!***
What would you do if the neighborhood Madonna (™) showed up on your doorstep, looking to seduce your teenage son? Twist: you’re a modern, liberal sitcom mom without the framework of religion on which to hang your arguments! Join Chelsea and Andrew as they navigate the murky waters of teen sexuality and plant murder with the Seaver family on GROWING PAINS.
Never on this podcast has a Very Special Episode had such nefarious and far-reaching consequences. Andrew and Chelsea dip a toe into the miasma that is the War on Drugs, with an assist from adorable, ill-fated child actors and a former First Lady who used to be an actress herself.
Chelsea and Andy work through their feelings about the Challenger Explosion alongside Punky, her friends, and a very special guest star.