EP021

On Episode 021 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis continues with the third in a series of a celebration of Retro TV Shows! These particular shows have Pilot Episodes with a landmark anniversary in September 2020. This week, the Comedy genre is continued from last week, but this time each of the shows are younger than 50 years old.

The shows discussed on this top 4 list are…

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    • Premiered 9/10/1990 in the USA (30th Anniversary)
    • Starring Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Riberio, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana M. Ali, Joseph Marcell, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Janet Hubert-Whitten and Daphne Maxwell Reid
    • Find out where to watch full episodes of the show via TV Guide by clicking HERE.
  • Growing Pains
    • Premiered 9/24/1985 in the USA (35th Anniversary)
    • Starring Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold and Jeremy Miller
    • Find out where to watch full episodes of the show via TV Guide by clicking HERE.
  • Welcome Back, Kotter
    • Premiered 9/9/1975 in the USA (50th Anniversary)
    • Starring Gabe Kaplan, John Travolta, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Robert Hegyes, Ron Palillo and Marcia Strassman
    • Find out where to watch full episodes of the show via TV Guide by clicking HERE.
  • Fawlty Towers
    • Premiered 9/19/1975 in the USA (50th Anniversary)
    • Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Connie Booth and Andrew Sachs
    • Watch Episodes 1 – 4 for FREE on YouTube by clicking HERE.
    • Watch more episodes for FREE on YouTube by clicking HERE.
    • Find out where to watch full episodes of the show via TV Guide by clicking HERE.

Honorable mentions (shows which have landmark anniversaries, but also ones which Curtis did not watch) are given to:

  • Evening Shade, which starred Burt Reynolds (premiered 9/21/1990; 30th Anniversary)
  • The Golden Girls, which starred Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty (premiered 9/14/1985; 35th Anniversary)

Additionally, Curtis was a guest co-host on three recent episodes of the Ridiculous Rock Record Reviews podcast (aka the R4 Podcast) wherein he engaged in track by track analyses of the following albums:

  • Sammy Hagar’s VOA (1984)
  • David Lee Roth’s Eat’Em and Smile (1986)
  • Van Halen’s 5150 (1986)

You may listen to these episodes (and a few others) via:

Finally, Curtis gives a shoutout to Garry Vander Voort and the Retroist Podcast.

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