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67 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
110. Fish Police, Capitol Critters, and Scorch
In the early 90's, with the golden era of The Simpsons in full swing, Fox's rival networks were desperate to devise counterprogramming to bridge a seemingly insurmountable ratings and cultural impact gap. They failed miserably with a pair of evening cartoons made for basically nobody, Fish Police and Capitol Critters. Plus: a side of Scorch, starring the titular dragon puppet Scorch, also featuring Seinfeld's J. Peterman himself, John O'Hurley.
76 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
109. The Wizard
Kevin and Chris go long on 1989's The Wizard, starring the likes of Fred Savage, Christian Slater, Luke Edwards, Beau Bridges, and the inimitable Jenny Lewis. Join for a magical road trip through the deserts, casinos, and Universal backlot tours of America, culminating in a video game showdown to shake the heavens—complete with the reveal of the new hotness, Super Mario Bros. 3.
62 minutes | May 30, 2022
108. Rock & Rule
Join Kevin and Chris on a trip into the annals of Canadian animation with Rock and Rule, a 1983 sci-fi dystopian flick featuring the vocal talents of Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Don Francks as deranged super rocker/demonic summoner Mok. This was Canada's first-ever English language animated feature, produced by Nelvana—you know, they of the stately polar bear—and it hauled in a whopping... $30,000 at the box office. Did it deserve better? Time to find out!
84 minutes | May 16, 2022
107. Iron Chef (Japan)
No matter the season—whether it's hot szechuan soup weather, or time for a smooth, chilled pineapple pudding—it's always a good time for Kevin and Chris to dip back into the original Iron Chef series, which aired in Japan from 1993 through 1999, and was brought stateside via an iconic dub. Join the guys as they look back at a trio of epic clashes featuring mighty chefs iron Chen Kenichi, Hiroyuki Sakai, and Roksaburo Michiba.
75 minutes | May 2, 2022
106. The Return of Jafar
Granny, at long last, 's gonna grab ya.
1 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
TEASER: Commercials of the 80s and 90s Vol. 4
Subscribe at patreon.com/nowweknow for an exclusive bonus episode every month.
67 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
105. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
Shabooey! If you know, you know. Kevin and Chris looks back at the ill-fated DuckTales movie, featuring Scrooge, Webby and the boys, Launchpad (barely), and Rip Taylor as, surely, Disney's number one animated genie.
69 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
104. Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
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73 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
103. Angels in the Outfield
Baseball is back, oh joyous day, callooh callay! To celebrate the return of America' preeminent stick-based sporting event, Kevin and Chris look back at Angels in the Outfield, the 1994 Disney movie that boldly asks: what if God would help you win baseball games, but not if it's a division clincher? Starring Christopher Lloyd, Danny Glover, Tony Danza, and a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
80 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
102. Batman (1989)
The Batman is here — Batman (1989) that is! Kevin and Chris revisit the Tim Burton classic, which more or less launched "moody Batman" in the hearts and minds of the American mainstream. Chris had never before seen this renowned classic, much to Kevin's finger-steepling delight. Starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, and of Arli$$ fame, the inimitable Robert Wuhl.
80 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
101. Blackbeard's Ghost
For a momentous, celebratory 101st episode, Kevin and Chris revisit Blackbeard's Ghost, a 1968 live-action Disney comedy starring the inimitable Peter Ustinov as the selfsame salty pirate! Join the boys as they watch this master of his craft sashay, strut, and wail as only he knows how. Also, special guest appearances by a host of past guests, subscribers, and friends of the show! Thanks for a great run everyone... so far!
58 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
100. The Cutting Edge
The Winter Olympics are upon us, and Kevin is getting us into the spirit with 1992 figure skating romantic comedy The Cutting Edge. Prepare to be whisked away by D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Terry O'Quinn, and as previously mentioned in our very first episode, Michael Hogan! And remember: Now We Know does two things well, and podcasting's the other one.
65 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
99. Bringing Down The House
Closing out his time visiting for the holidays, bro of the show Evan Tognotti joins Kevin and Chris for a look back at largely memory-holed Steve Martin/Queen Latifah vehicle Bringing Down The House. Wholly unfunny and wildly racist, this 2003 "comedy" is perhaps valuable solely as a historical document of early-aughts Hollywood racism. Join the gang for all the grisly play-by-play, and make sure to check out our new Patreon: patreon.com/nowweknow
77 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Kicking off Season Five—and celebrating the life of the late Sidney Poitier, Academy Award winner, knighted in the UK, onetime Ambassador of the Bahamas, and all-around man about town—Kevin brings forth Sneakers, a 1992 thriller starring Robert Redford and a stacked ensemble cast. A preemptive word of advice: never trust a man who says he's with the NSA.
71 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
97. The Santa Clause
Ringing out the season, Kevin and Chris look back at The Santa Clause, a 1994 Christmas romp in which Tim Allen (I guess inadvertently) kills old St. Nick and hops into his place.
39 minutes | Dec 25, 2021
96. Christmas Nights Into Dreams Bonus Episode!
Merry Christmas! Callooh! Callay! Tucked far beneath your tree, in that little spot not even the light reflecting off the ornaments quite reaches... why, it's a present from your friends Chris and Kevin. A Christmas morning bonus episode! Aren't they just the best, you think, clasping your mug of cocoa in hand. Come along with us for a look back at Christmas Nights Into Dreams, a 1996 winter seasonal promo game for the dearly departed Sega Saturn.
79 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
This time, Kevin and Chris are joined by an extra special guest from clear across the United States — space guy, maple syrup maven, and all-around raconteur Dave Prosper! Dave brings with him tales of the seminal American anime localization Robotech, originally known as Macross in Japan. Full of intrigue, suspense, and a surprising amount of darkly accurate commentary on propaganda and crisis fatigue, you'll be clamoring to climb into your Veritech in no time.
78 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
94. Sailor Moon
This time Chris escorts Kevin back to the halcyon days of 1995, when syndicated cartoon powerhouse DIC—known to some in the industry as "Do It Cheap"—decided to import Sailor Moon, Japan's prototypical magical girl anime, to western shores. This was the first introduction little Chris had to the wide world of anime (or as Americans called it in those days, Japanimation), but the question looms: was it any good?
40 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
93. Thanksgiving Dinner Special
Whether you're feeling celebratory, stressed, cozy, or stuffed, Kevin and Chris are here to share a Thanksgiving meal with you. The boys relive some memories of Thanksgivings past, and invite you to eat along with them!
71 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
92. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Deep in the heart of November, Kevin pulls a Thanksgiving classic out of his back pocket — 1987's Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, starring Steve Martin and John Candy, both at or near the height of their respective powers. Will Neal Page make it home by Turkey Time? Is Del Griffith really an honest man, or is he actually a witting, canny con artist? Also, the boys definitively figure out what's in Del's trunk.
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