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Knowing is Half the Podcast; The GIJoe Cartoon Show Recap Show!
Gina, Chan, and Ray watch all of the GIJoe cartoons and break them down hilariously!

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We’ve got Nicole Villela sitting in for Gina to welcome stand-up Hana Michels! And Gina’s gonna regret missing this one because we’re talking about one of her favorites: Garfield and Friends! Don’t worry - it’s Robodie 2, but you don’t need to have seen Robodie 1 to keep up. It *would* be helpful to know about the Charles Schultz Museum, the Tone Loc classic “Funky Cold Medina”, and proper legal procedures for the permitting of caves on public property. So get to researching! But first Like, subscribe, and do all that stuff. Thanks for listening!...
Eve Esquire is with us and she’s brought a true ‘80s classic, She-Ra, Princess of Power! Ray couldn’t make it this time, so Chan and Gina do their best/worst impressions of him as we tackle feminism, unicorns, ableism and, of course, zebra dicks. Follow us on Twitter @gijoepodcast and, while you’re at it, why not follow @prezserpentor - an alternate timeline where Serpentor is elected president and his time in office feels suspiciously like the real world. Thanks for listening!...
From the archives, we bring you an episode stunning in its scope, epic in its power, and so, so squicky in its perversity. Eileen Mary O'Connell (of Skeeter-ial fame) is the number one Free Willy superfan ... possibly the only one, but it would be rude to inquire. This episode has early '90s crunchy hippie bullshit combined with early '90s bloodthirsty yet lovable marine mammals. What's not to love? Thanks for listening and please leave us a review on iTunes to warn people about what they're getting into with this podcast, for heaven's sake!...
It’s our first non-cartoon episode and, once again, we’ve achieved new levels of weirdness. Taylor Orci brings us a slapdash Disney show (filmed iat Disneyworld) from the early ‘90s that manages to be embarrassingly dated and racist in a way that makes it, arguably, the second worst shooting in Florida. We’ve got rollerblades and hip-hop and how can the songs be so awful with the genius of Mark Mothersbaugh involved? Maybe we can get Alice to use her CSI-skills to bring the perpetrator of this to justice. Join us for the madness - and Like us on Facebook to stay mad all week long. Th...
Who doesn’t love DIC pics? We’ve got comedian Jesse Klein with us to talk about a curious bit of ‘90s ephemera called Mummies Alive.  Mummies Alive is to the wonderful Gargoyles what DIC G.I. Joe is to original G.I. Joe - a cheaper, grosser knock-off of the good stuff. Let’s ride with cool absentee father Bubba who is definitely going to spend that prize money on seeing his son, not on meth! Plus, we talk rural planning and Geb’s plan to … keep humanity out of his forest right next to a city forever? Also, who doesn’t love a theme song that explains the set up of the show in EX...
How did we get from Strawberry Shortcake from G.I. Joe? As Ray would say: Don't worry about that. Instead, enjoy Erika Curry, co-host of The Scramble, as we navigate the sweet, sweet waters of Strawberry Valley.Who’s the real villain here? Is it the codependent couple of the Purple Pie Man and Sour Grapes? Or is it the cryptofascist Strawberry Shortcake? We talk about grass knolls, sticky pies, and Angel Food’s nearly sociopathic fat-shaming.All that and did Strawberry ever front punk/metal pioneers Suicidal Tendencies? Listen and find out! Unless, of course, you’re such a physic...
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! B- eeeefore we summon up the clown prince of darkness, let’s introduce Meredith Wynne Morris who brought us this gem (?) from the early ‘90s. She’s got stories - boy has she got stories - and in this episode, you’ll find out why she sent us an unsolicited, all-caps text that just read “COUNT FUCKULA”.We also discuss childhood fears (Ray was afraid of Beetlejuice; Meredith was afraid of Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Barb gets taken down a peg, and we discover Chan’s chemical composition (90% puns, 10% water).This episode drops on Labor Day, so celebra...
We’re back to Joe, taking on the DIC years! So many things wrong. It’s like when you’re feasting with the patriarch of your family, then he rips off his face to reveal he’s actually that Stark girl and she’s poisoned all your wine and … wait, what show are we talking about? Oh, right! Yeah, like why would Destro dump Baroness when the last time he crossed her, she destroyed his damn family castle? Also, something happened in the G.I. Joe movie because Cobra Commander is a snake. Neither Chan nor Gina have seen the movie, but Gina blames Ray personally for violating her completist ...
This isn’t your grandfather’s Jem! We have Stacy Rumaker (The Night Cap with Stacy Rumaker) who was afraid to bring on a “girl” cartoon - but it turns out Jem is so much more. Be prepared - even if you didn’t watch Jem, you recognize that theme song. But this is a season 3 ep, so it’s a completely different (and truly dreadful) tune. Stacy fills us in on the (literal) magic of Jerrica Benton while Chan pines for The Misfits, Gina laments the plight of huge women (dolls), and there’s an extended discussion about Fudgie the Whale because … reasons? Plus, this is a Buzz Dixon ep...
Brian Rubinow (Fat Wolf, The Night Cap with Stacy Rumaker) joins us with his childhood obsession. It’s a cartoon based on a video game called “Defenders of Dynatron City”. The game tanked, so only a single episode was ever produced, but it made an impression nevertheless. Featuring luminaries like Whoopi Goldberg and Tim Curry, you’d be forgiven if you thought this was set in the Fallout universe. Despite all that, Ray is less than impressed, while Chan is quite smitten. Pink slime, Chan and Dr. Mayhem bond over a shared method of utility bill payment, and is that a foreshadow of a po...