TV Good Sleep Bad

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A monthly podcast were Elwood and Lackey delve into the weird and wonderful world of cult TV from bonified classics like "The Twilight Zone", cult cartoons and sometimes just the wonderfully random, they watch it all!
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Police Squad + All American Girl
Elwood and Lackey look back at the origins of the "Naked Gun" trilogy with "Police Squad" as David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker bring thier trademark style of comedy to the small screen while introducing the world to Leslie Nielsen's iconic detective Frank Drebin. We also look at Margaret Cho's short lived sitcom "All American Girl" while we find out how many Tarantino refrences can be worked into a single episode while we get to enjoy the acting talents of Cho's then boyfriend.....Quentin Tarantino!!
October 1, 2019
Gravity Falls + Liquid Television
Elwood and Lackey are back for another season of Cult TV goodness kicking things off with "Gravity Falls" a recent Disney show which picked up were "Eerrie Indianna" left off as Dipper and Mabel join thier Grunkle Stan in search of the many mysterys the town hides beneath it's quaint surface. We also look at Liquid Television a series which not only championed independent animation but also gave the world thier first glimpses of Beavis and Butthead and Aeon Flux. Plus the round up of the top shows of 2019 so far, Game of Thrones revisited and much more!!
September 6, 2019
Rick and Morty + The Outer Limits
It’s time for another episode of TV Good Sleep Bad,  the cult-TV podcast that is not born into this world fumbling for  meaning! It was created to serve a singular purpose which it will go to  any lengths to fulfill! (Well, not any lengths, not really. I don’t think we would have shot someone for the opportunity to watch Sapphire and Steel.) In this episode, we discuss: Rick and Morty 1.05, “Meeseeks and Destroy” (2014): Morty  convinces Rick to let him lead their latest adventure, one that  ultimately results in him being trapped in a restroom with a lecherous  jellybean. Meanwhile, Rick gives the other Smiths a little something to  get them off his back: magical creatures who exist only to help them  improve their lives. But things take a dark turn when they can’t help  Jerry take two strokes off his golf game. The Outer Limits 1.15, “The New Breed” (1995): A  terminal cancer patient injects himself with his future  brother-in-law’s body-repairing nanites, but things go disastrously  wrong. Starring Richard Thomas (The Waltons, It, The Americans) and Peter Outerbridge (ReGenesis).
July 18, 2019
Jess Archer Versus + Speed Racer
Here it comes, here comes TV Good Sleep Bad! It’s a demon on wheels! In this episode, we discuss: Jess Archer vs. the Ex (2011) and Jess Archer Versus. 1.01-1.04 (2016): Sardonic  high school Jess Archer may fantasize about kicking zombie ass, but her  real life features adventure aplenty as she investigates a stolen comic  book and a football team frame-up, all the while trying to convince her  BFF Chase that it’s a bad idea for him to just come storming into the  ladies’ room whenever he feels like it. Speed Racer 1.01 & 1.02, “The Great Plan (parts 1 & 2)”: Speed  enters his first real race, hoping to win the money Pops needs to  upgrade the Mach 5 into the most advanced racing car yet. But who has  hired the dastardly Ace Deucey to steal the secret plans for the new  Mach 5…?
July 18, 2019
Sapphire and Steel + Dark Season
In this episode, we discuss: Sapphire and Steel 2.07-2.10, “Assignment IV” aka “The Man Without a Face” (1981): Joanna  Lumley and David McCallum are troubleshooters from beyond time who find  themselves pulled into strange occurrences at an abandoned junk shop,  including a mysterious man with no face, the sudden appearance of  Victorian-era children, and a young woman who spends three straight  episodes “getting ready for work.” Dark Season (1991): A trio of precocious  students face off against the villainous Mr. Eldritch, a man with a  number of sinister technological toys and a deep, abiding loathing of  human life. Best known for launching the careers of Russell T. Davies  (creator of Queer as Folk and inaugural showrunner of the Doctor Who revival) and Kate Winslet (expect you’ve heard of her).
July 14, 2019
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 + Ultraman
Sorry this episode is much, much later than it ought to have been,  but mad scientists kidnapped Elwood, Lackey, and special guest Brian  “The Last Angry Geek” Heinz, shot them into space, marooned them on an  orbital satellite, and forced them to watch cheesy cult science-fiction  television shows. (They needn’t have bothered; we watch this kind of  thing by choice.) In this episode, we discuss: Mystery Science Theater 3000 4.04, “Teenagers from Outer Space” (1992): This  week’s experiment: a 1959 Warner Bros. cheapie about aliens who plot to  turn Earth into a breeding ground for giant lobsters. Ultraman 1.10, “The Mysterious Dinosaur Base” (1966): Ultraman takes on a mad scientist who has been breeding a massive dinosaur beneath the waves of Lake Kitayama.
July 14, 2019
Doctor Who + Japanese Spiderman
Elwood and Lackey are back to take on two slices of late-night television goodness, in the form of Tom Baker-era Doctor Who and Japan’s tokusatsu take on Spider-Man. Yowza! In this episode, we discuss: Doctor Who 17.05-17.08, “City of Death” (1979): The  Doctor and Romana arrive in contemporary Paris and stumble across a  tentacle-faced alien, dangerous time-travel experiments, and a plot to  steal the Mona Lisa. Supaidāman, episode zero (1978?): Takuya  Yamashiro, a motocross racer with superpowers granted by alien  technology, joins forced with Interpol’s Secret Intelligence Division to  take on Professor Monster and his evil Iron Cross Army.
July 14, 2019
The X Files + Kolchak: The Night Stalker
It’s time once again for another episode of TV Good Sleep Bad! This month, to celebrate the return of The X-Files to  our television screens, we examine not only an episode from the show’s  creative peak but also an installment of one of its strongest  influences. Featuring special guest Will from Exploding Helicopter. In this episode, we discuss: The X-Files 4.02, “Home” (1996): Mulder and Scully investigate a clan of hideously deformed inbred freaks, and yet somehow manage to slip in a reference to Babe. Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1.03, “They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be…” (1974): Dead  zoo animals, disappearing lead ingots, and the appearance of a strange  tar-like substance distract the iconic reporter from something really important: the Cubs making the World Series.
July 14, 2019
Alt. Christmas #1 - South Park
Howdy ho! It’s time for the fifth episode of TV Good Sleep Bad! Gee, it sure does smell all nice and flowery! In this episode, we discuss: South Park 1.09, “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo” (1997): The  residents of South Park struggle to stage a Christmas play that won’t  offend anyone, while Kyle starts talking to a piece of holiday-themed  fecal matter. South Park 8.14, “A Woodland Critter Christmas” (2004): A group of woodland critters entreat Stan to help them save their Christmas, with disastrous consequences.
July 14, 2019
Buffy The Vampire Slayer + The Booth at the End
In this episode, we discuss: Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1.08, “I Robot…You Jane” (1997): A  demon uploads itself onto the internet and immediately starts macking  on Willow. I bet he still lives in his parents’ cellar, downloading  pictures of… The Booth at the End season one (2010): John Connor’s foster father in Terminator 2 sits in a diner and makes Faustian bargains with people. You read that right–we covered an entire season, but keep in mind that’s only five 20-minute episodes
July 14, 2019
Tales From The Crypt + Tales From The Crypt Keeper
Hello, boils and ghouls! In this month’s episode of TV Good Sleep Bad, Elwood and I take a look at the HBO classic Taaaaaaales from the Crypt (and  admit it, you heard the Cryptkeeper’s voice in your head when you read  that). Our special guest this episode is Bubbawheat, whose media empire  includes Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights, Channel: Superhero, Filmwhys, and probably a cable news channel. In this episode, we discuss: Tales from the Crypt 6.13, “Comes the Dawn” (1995): Michael Ironside goes to Alaska to poach a grizzly. Hilarity ensues. Tales from the Cryptkeeper 1.01, “While the Cat’s Away” (1993): That’s right, Tales from the Crypt spawned  a Saturday morning cartoon spinoff. In the pilot, two adolescents break  into a house, looking for loot they can fence to buy a dirt bike.  Hilarity ensues.
July 14, 2019
Ultra Q + The Outer Limits
 Elwood (From The Depths of DVD Hell) and Lackey (Lackey on Film) kick off thier journey into the depths of Cult TV In the first episode, we discuss: Ultra Q 1.01, “Defeat Gomess!” (1966): Two prehistoric monsters duke it out in the debut episode of this Japanese kaiju series. The Outer Limits 2.01, “Soldier” (1964): A soldier from Earth’s far future finds himself inexplicably transported to mid-’60s America in this Harlan Ellison tale.
August 28, 2015
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