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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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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend + Ulysses 31
Elwood and Lackey check out the quirky comedy / musical series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend a Netflix exclusive but how does a show with such a rabid fanbase actually compare to thier other original shows? Plus how did anime secretly sneak into our childhood viewing? We look at one of the prime examples as greek mythology gets a sci-fi reworking in the french / japanese co-production Ulysses 31
July 9, 2021
Batman Beyond + The Tripods
Elwood and Lackey return with another cult TV double as on this episode they check out Batman Beyond set in a future were Bruce has retired from being a costume vigilante and a new Batman has taken up the mantle of the bat.    We also take a look at the british sci-fi series The Tripods which suprising has nothing to do with The War Of The Worlds, but instead introduces a world at peace while under the rule of alien overlords in thier monsterous tripods.    All this plus what we've been watching, baywatching and a healthy dose of comic book geekery.
May 26, 2021
Letterkenny + The Finishing Line
Time for another jaunt into the darker recesses of cult TV as Elwood and Lackey check out the cult canadian comedy "Letterkenny" while learning all about railway safety through the most twisted sports day ever in "The Finishing Line.
April 10, 2021
Invader Zim + The State
Time to sing the doom song as we look at the pilot episode of "Invader Zim" while things take a turn for the surreal as we look at MTV's "The State"
March 11, 2021
Firefly + Blake's 7
It's time to be bad guys as your Cult TV loving outlaws Elwood and Lackey return with a double bill of space outlaws as they check out the classic BBC series Blake's 7 aswell as looking at the now legendry mishandling of Joss Wheldon's "Firefly"
February 7, 2021
PeeWee's Playhouse + Community
It's christmas time once again, which of course means another trek into the world of Christmas specials for Elwood and Lackey, but will they be able to top "The Star Wars Holiday Special"?   Stepping up to the plate first is the Rankin and Bass inspired "Community" episode "Abeds's Uncontrollable Christmas".   Finally we head to PeeWee's Playhouse for a memorable and not to mention star studded special, while also taking a look at the troubled career of it's star / creator Paul Reubens. Follow the Show
December 4, 2020
Daria + Eerrie Indianna
An episode celebrating oddballs and outcasts as this time we look at the MTV classic and suprising "Beavis and Butthead" spin off "Daria" before heading off to the hub of all weirdness with Joe Dante's "Eerrie Indianna" Follow The Show
December 4, 2020
Stranger Things / The Outer Limits
It's Halloween and with the release of "Stranger Things" season 2 Elwood and Lackey look back at the first season.  They also look at the "Outer Limits" episode "Under The Bed" as the Boogyman mythos is explored.    All this plus a look back at Rick and Morty season 3, 80's nostalgia plus we reveal the shows which have been holding our attention. Follow The Show
December 4, 2020
Spaced + Black Books
Elwood and Lackey celebrate two years of cult tv obsession with a double dose of Brit comedy.   Kicking things off is the a trip to worst bookshop in the world in "Black Books" which also features an appeareance from Simon Pegg, who heads up out second selection of "Spaced". A show which essentially established the three cornetto's trilogy while being drenched in 90's pop culture refrences Follow the Show
December 4, 2020
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
On this episode Elwood and Lackey celebrate everything that's wrong as they pick thier favourite episodes of cult comedy series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Follow the Show
December 4, 2020
Invasion Earth
Elwood and Lackey return from thier recent break to look at the British Sci-fi mini series "Invasion Earth" Follow the Show
December 4, 2020
UFO + Dead Like Me
Back from the festive break Elwood and Lackey launch into a new year of cult TV viewing with Gerry Anderson's first live action series "UFO" aswell as uncovering the secret world of Grim reapers in Brian Fuller's "Dead Like Me".  All this plus random recuitment techniques, the boxset binge Vs sceduled programing and the evolution of Netflix plus much more! Follow The Show
December 4, 2020
Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas + Star Wars Holiday Special
Christmas is here and what better time to revisit a pair of cult holiday favourites.   First up we have the early Jim Henson film "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas" as a mother and son aim to give the other that perfect gift.    We also take in the "Star Wars Holiday Special" one of the few things which really is so much worse that you've heard it is as we soon find out for ourselves.   All this plus Russian reality shows, Mad Max homages and the frustrating wait for Westworld Season 2 aswell as the shows which have been currently holding our intrest. Follow the Show
December 4, 2020
Black Mirror
With "Black Mirror" returning for it's third season on Netflix, what better time for us to pick two of our favourite episodes from the first two seasons of Charlie Brooker's cult hit.   First up we look at "The National Anthem" where the Prime Minister must have sex with a pig on live TV to save the life of a kidnapped member of the Royal family.   We also look at "White Bear" as a young woman finds herself in a world of mobile phone branding zombies while being pursued by a masked gunman...but is everything as it really seems?   All this plus we look back at the shows which have been holding our intrest including Elwood's thoughts on "Westworld", Lackey on "Survivor" and arguging the case for "Gotham" plus much more! Follow the Show
December 4, 2020
Bottom + Kindred: The Embraced
It's a slightly belated Halloween edition of the show we have for you today, but like finding where you mom stashed your leftover Halloween candy its just as sweet.   First up look at "Bottom" which could be considered the spiritual sequel to "The Young Ones" as Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson anarchic comedy brings a unique spin to Halloween in a episode featuring exploding carrots, questionable sprouts and a cattle prod!   We also look at the first episode of "Kindred: The Embraced" adapated from the White Wolf RPG "Vampire: The Masquerade"   All this plus we reveal the shows which have been holding our intrest, Elwood discusses his recent brush with celebrity and Lackey reveals the suprising hidden talents of punk rockers plus much more!! Follow the Show
December 4, 2020
Cyber City Oedo 808 + Danger Mouse
It's an animated double that we bring to the table on this episode as we look at the old school anime "Cyber City Oedo 808" in which criminals attempt to reduce thier sentences by taking on the cases deemed too dangerous for the regular police to handle.    We also look back at the classic British kids cartoon "Danger Mouse" with an episode which also gave us the first appearence of "Count Duckula"   All this plus a round up of the shows which have been holding our intrest since the last episode.   Follow the show
December 4, 2020
The Prisoner + Masters of Horror
TV Good Sleep Bad celebrates its first birthday as Elwood and Lackey take an alternative look at the political system with thier selections.   First up is the cult favourite "The Prisoner" where Patrick McGoohan is not a number but a free man while constantly being pursued by a giant balloon called Rover. Here though he campaigns to be the new Number 2 but is this this whole vote just another scheme being run by his captors?   Next up is one of the standout episodes from the first season of "Masters of Horror" with Joe Dante's "Homecoming" in which dead soliders are rising from their graves to vote against the current president. An episode which unquestionably was more than relevent during its original release, but how does it hold up now?  All this plus as always they reveal the shows which have been holding thier intrest.   Follow the show 
December 4, 2020
The New People + The League of Gentleman
Returning for another weighty double feature of cult TV goodness this time Elwood and Lackey look at the show which inspired "Lost" as a group of students find themselves stranded on a former nuclear test site and are forced to form a new society. We also look at cult British comedy "The League of Gentleman" as the the residents of the Royston Vasey deal with the arrival of a rather unique carnival but who is weirder them or the residents?
March 17, 2020
The Simpsons + Operation Good Guys
Like a forgotten present under the tree we present this belated slice of holiday viewing as we go right back to the start with the first Simpsons Christmas special and the looking at the legacy of the show it spawned. We also check out another cult Brit comedy with the mockumentary "Operation Good Guys" were a holiday special quickly gets out of hand.  We also look back at our favourite shows of 2019, wrap up our Watchmen coverage and much more!!
January 1, 2020
Martial Law + Millennium
On this episode we check out the Sammo Hung TV series "Martial Law" as the Hong Kong Legend brings his brand of rough justice to the streets of San Francisco. We also look at "Millennium" from X Files creator Chris Carter and starring Lance Hendrickson as the profiler with the ability to inhabit the minds of the killers he's tracking.  We also look at why Watchmen might just be the show of the year!!
December 22, 2019
Freddy's Nightmares + Poltergeist the Legacy
Elwood and Lackey celebrate Halloween by looking at a pair of shows spun off popular horror franchises, but how true are they to the rest of the franchise? Plus the most shocking Tree House of Horror stories revealed, El Camino and much more!!
October 31, 2019
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