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The Odd Podcast with Joe Parisi
72 minutes | 2 months ago
112 | Whoomp There It Is with DC The Brain Supreme
DC The Brain Supreme joins me to look back at the party anthem that took over the world in 1993, Tag Team's hit single "Whoomp (There it is). We also discuss the song's resurgence thanks to the Geico ad campaign featuring Tag Team.
118 minutes | 3 months ago
111 | The Karate Kid 3
A deep dive into The Karate Kid 3. Join Joe Parisi and Brian Pocrass as they examine the strange third installment in this classic film franchise. Cast member William Christopher Ford (who played "Dennis", a sidekick of Mike Barnes) joins the program to share some behind the scenes stories. Will the Cobra Kai series start bringing in cast members from The Karate Kid 3? Brian and Joe make their predictions.
131 minutes | 3 months ago
110 | Ice Ice Baby: More than just a hit song. Featuring DJ Earthquake
Ice Ice Baby took the world by storm in the fall of 1990. But it was more than just another hit song. On this episode I'm going to present a theory that this turned out to be one of the most influential songs in pop culture history. Join Joe Parisi and DJ Earthquake (who produced and appears on the track) as they sort out the fact, the fiction and the incredible legacy of "Ice Ice Baby".
87 minutes | 4 months ago
109 | All I Want for Christmas (1991 film)
Joe Parisi and Brian Pocrass take a deep dive on a little known Christmas film from 1991 called "All I Want for Christmas". Why is it that so many Christmas movies from this era have become "classics" but this film has been widely forgotten?
96 minutes | 5 months ago
108 | Jonathan Brandis RULES the 90's
A look back at the career of the late-great Jonathan Brandis. He made so many cool contributions to pop culture throughout the 90's. Join Joe Parisi and Brian Pocrass for a trip back to the 90's!
55 minutes | 7 months ago
107 | Karate Kid with Darryl Vidal
Darryl Vidal has the incredible honor of being one of the people who competed on-screen in the 1984 "All Valley Karate Championship" in the movie The Karate Kid. In fact, he went all the way to the semi-finals in the film where he faced off against Johnny Lawrence. Well, Darryl played a much larger role than anyone really knew as he is also credited as the creator of the Crane Kick as we all now know it. Join me and Chinese Kenpo Grandmaster Darryl Vidal as we hear his first hand account of working on this classic film.
71 minutes | 9 months ago
106 | Heaven Help Us with Jay Patterson "Brother Constance"
Exploring the 1985 cult classic "Heaven Help Us" with actor Jay Patterson who played "Brother Constance".
58 minutes | 9 months ago
105 | Hollywood Dog Trainer Robert Weatherwax
Robert Weatherwax is a 3rd generation Hollywood dog trainer. Between his grandfather, his father and himself, this family has trained some of the most famous and beloved dogs in all of film and television. Lassie is just the tip of the iceberg!
91 minutes | a year ago
104 | Our Gang/The Little Rascals and the life of Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
Exploring the history of Our Gang/The Little Rascals and the life of Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer.
57 minutes | a year ago
103 | Johna Stewart from Ladybugs and Beverly Hills 90210
Johna Stewart famously had her nail broken in the 1992 movie Ladybugs. Her Hollywood journey as a child actor landed her in Beverly Hills 90210, Boy Meets World, Pacific Blue, The Legend of Galgameth and more!
67 minutes | a year ago
102 | "ICE" from American Gladiators
Our guest is Lori Fetrick who was "Ice" on the 90's television show American Gladiators.
119 minutes | a year ago
101 | Pee Wee's Playhouse
A 2 hour long deep dive into and appreciation of Pee Wee's Playhouse. Guest include George McGrath who was a staff writer and also voiced "Globey", "Cowntess" one of the flowers and one of the fish AND Vic Trevino who played "Ricardo". Discussing everything from the Penny claymation sequences, the Christmas special, the Del Rubio Triplets and more!
56 minutes | a year ago
100 | Matt Doherty (Mighty Ducks, So I Married and Axe Murderer)
Actor Matt Doherty is here to talk about life as an actor...the Mighty Ducks franchise (where he played Averman), So I Married An Axe Murderer (where he played Heed), Home Alone and more! Follow Matt on Instagram @archiedohman
63 minutes | a year ago
99 | Home Alone
Exploring the 1990 John Hughes Christmas classic...the film that turned Macauley Culkin into an international superstar. Brian Pocrass joins the show to tell some incredible stories about the locations used. I also dive into the Elvis conspiracy theory. Home Alone Filming Locations Film Crawl Video By Brian Pocrass- https://youtu.be/ALK7pdBaBBY
40 minutes | a year ago
98 | Sixteen Candles
Exploring the 1984 John Hughes film "Sixteen Candles" with the help of Debbie Pollack who played "Marlene" (the girlfriend of Long Duck Dong)
59 minutes | 2 years ago
97 | Animal House with "Neidermeyer" aka Mark Metcalf
Exploring the 1978 comedy classic Animal House with the help of Mark Metcalf who played Doug Neidermeyer in the film. We chat with Mark about the making of this iconic film and about his memorable guest role as "The Maestro" on Seinfeld.
62 minutes | 2 years ago
96 | Hobgoblins with Kenneth J. Hall
Exploring the 1988 cult classic "Hobgoblins" with help from creature creator Kenneth J. Hall. Kenneth made the actual hobgoblin puppets used in this film and he has worked on several of the classic creature films from the past 3 decades. Join us as we take a deep dive into Rick Sloane's odd little film. Find Kenneth online at https://www.totalfab.com
94 minutes | 2 years ago
95 | Kindergarten Cop with Christian Cousins
Taking a deep dive into the 1990 film Kindergarten Cop. Our guest in Christian Cousins, who as a young child played "Dominic". This episode looks at everything from Arnold's early 90's string of hit films to the large number of child actors who slip into complete anonymity as adults.
48 minutes | 2 years ago
94 | Stand By Me and Andy Lindberg (Lardass Hogan actor)
We take another look at 1985's Stand By Me. Our guest is actor Andy Lindberg who played the role of "Lardass Hogan". Andy and I chat all about how he ended up in this film, the ins and outs of filming the pie eating contest scene and a whole lot more! https://www.andylindberg.com/
94 minutes | 2 years ago
93 | Lionheart
Exploring the 1990 action movie LIONHEART. Joining us is Sheldon Lettich (the writer & director) & Jeff Langton (Cynthia's Fighter "Sonny"). We discuss everything from casting choices, the various interesting fight venues, how filmmaking differs today and more!
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