TGI PodcastSep 05, 2023
Full House: Back to School Blues
Happy Labor Day and Happy start to the 'Ber months! We are closing out season 3 by covering one of our TGI Podcast classics: Full House!
This week, Matt talks Back to School Blues from Full House and how he connected with this episode. He also closes out this season's final episode talking about what will be coming up in Season 4 starting next month!
The Jetsons: A Jetson Christmas Carol
Welcome back to our FINAL week of Christmas in July! It has been a blast covering these animated shows and we cap it off with another classic: The Jetsons!
Matt discusses why this doesn't hit the same as The Flintstones for him, how he couldn't understand why the dog turned green and, as always, determined whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic! Additionally, it is also discussed what will be dropping in the coming months as we inch closer to the 'Ber months!
The Flintstones: Christmas Flintstone
Welcome back to our Christmas in July! This week we are excited to cover 'The Flintstones' for the very first time on the podcast!
Matt discusses how he confuses this episode with another special, how he always gets the warm fuzzies with this and tries to wrap his head around Fred's different approach to delivering gifts!
The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
Happy Christmas in July! To kick off our abbreviated celebration of Christmas in July we are turning to some Animated Classics to get us through this warm summer month!
This week we are kicking off the celebration by covering the very first episode of The Simpsons, which coincidentally was also a Christmas episode!
Matt discusses his overall connection to the show, how his mom always hated it and why this episode is different than the rest but oh so good.
Saved by the Bell: Fourth of July
Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate the big American holiday, we are heading to Malibu Sands with the crew from Bayside! Matt talks about his memories of watching this how, why one scene in particular really stands out to him in this episode and why Carrie Heffernan is basically in this episode!
(We apologize for some audio issues, particularly at the end of the episode)
Ted Lasso: Carol of the Bells
Welcome back and Happy Leon Day! It is hard to believe we have hit the halfway point until Christmas! With that, we are turning to a modern classic and discussing the one and only Christmas episode of Ted Lasso!
Matt explains why it took him a bit to get into the show, what he thinks of the series as a whole and, as always, determines whether or not this should be deemed a holiday classic! Come give it a listen!
Top Kids Sports Movies of the 90s
Welcome back to the TGI Podcast! This week we are doing something a little bit special and exploring some of the best kids sports movies of the 1990s! We had a lot of fun late last year counting down various topics and thought we'd give it another shot here as we are on the cusp of summer.
So follow along to hear about Matt's top kids sports movies of the 1990s and why he still watches many of them to this day! Let us know if you agree or disagree with the picks by following us on Instagram or Facebook by searching TGI Podcast!
Happy Easter! This week we are back covering Superstore! Matt discusses how the first episode of Superstore that was covered has managed to become the most listened episode on the podcast (by a long shot!), how difficult it is to find an Easter episode and how much he loves a certain character on the show.
And, as always, he determines whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic!
According to Jim: The Thin Green Line (St. Patrick's Day)
Happy St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate this holiday, we decided to cover a show we haven't covered just yet on the podcast!
This week, Matt talks about his history with the show "According to Jim" and discusses what went completely wrong in this episode. Be sure to give it a listen and to leave us a review on Apple podcasts and Spotify!
Friends: The One with the Candy Hearts
Happy Valentine's Day and welcome back to the TGI Podcast!
We are back this week covering the show Friends for the very first time! In this episode, Matt discusses his history with the show, reveals his favorite character and talks about how sad it is when they quickly bring out the Valentine's Day decor right after Christmas. Be sure to stick around until the end when Matt reveals whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic!
Full House: Super Bowl Fun Day
Welcome back to the TGI Podcast! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are settling in to the new year!
This week we are celebrating the Super Bowl a little early with an episode from Full House! Matt breaks down the matchup in the Super Bowl that is in the background of this episode, questions why a field trip isn't happening during the school week and, as always, breaks down whether or not this episode should be deemed a classic!
So be sure to give this one a listen and let us know what you think by finding us on Facebook or Instagram!
Counting Down the Best New Christmas Content of 2022
Happy New Year! I hope 2022 wrapped up perfectly for all of you and you are excited for what is ahead for 2023. Before jumping head first into the new year, we decided to take a look back at some of the new Christmas content in 2022, including movies, television episodes and specials.
Matt counts down his five favorite pieces of Christmas content from this past year, including a couple honorable mentions. Listen as he gushes over some movies and listen as he critiques one thing in particular that he had high hopes for. As always, be sure to like us on Facebook and Instagram by searching for TGI Podcast!
How I Met Your Mother: The Limo (New Year's Eve)
Happy end of 2022! It is hard to believe the year is coming to an end. With Christmas in the rearview mirror we decided to turn our focus to New Year's Eve. This week we are back covering How I Met Your Mother once again with the episode title The Limo.
Matt brings you up to speed on his history with HIMYM, why this episode will be easier for some to connect with and how New Year's Eve in general isn't all that it is cracked up to be. We hope you're enjoying the final stretch of the 2022 holiday season and want to wish you and yours a Happy New Year!
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas! All of us at the Christmas Podcast Network want to wish you and yours a very special Merry Christmas in song form!
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Full House: Our Very First Christmas Show
Merry Christmas week and welcome back to the TGI Podcast! We are capping off our Christmas episodes by covering the king of all TGIF shows: Full House!
In this week's episode, Matt talks about how he completely passed this episode up previously, his overall connection to this particular episode and he tries to solve the mystery of Santa Claus! So settle in tight for what will be one of the fastest weeks of the year leading up to the big day and give this fun episode a listen!
Top Christmas Movies of the Last Decade
Welcome back to the TGI Podcast and to yet another countdown list! This week we are taking a look at the best Christmas movies that were released in the last decade, but not including 2022. Matt explains in this episode what he is going to do with the list of films that were released in 2022 and he discusses five of his favorite Christmas movies that came out between 2012 and 2021.
So be sure to let him know if you agree or disagree with his list and if there are any he is missing by finding TGI Podcast on Facebook and Instagram!
Step By Step: I'll Be Home For Christmas
Happy Tuesday! We are back covering 'Step By Step' for the first time in nearly two years!
In this episode, Matt talks about how long it has been since they've covered the show, he can't believe this 'Christmas Connection' wasn't more obvious and he talks about how this particular episode hit on two different very popular Christmas tropes. As always, he also determines whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic! Be sure to give this one a listen!
Classic Christmas Movies Countdown
We are in the giving mood this holiday season and are excited to drop another bonus episode! This week we are counting down our five favorite "classic" Christmas movies. Matt gushes over some of the classics, offers up some honorable mentions and talks about how difficult it was to figure out his top 3 films.
Be sure to leave us some reviews and thanks as always for listening!
Family Matters: It's Beginning to Look a lot like Urkel
Happy Tuesday and welcome back to the TGI Podcast! This week we are going back to yet another TGIF classic and covering Family Matters once again!
Matt gives another brief history with the show, makes a terrific 'Christmas Connection' this week and talks the similarities and differences between the the storyline in this episode and the classic film It's a Wonderful Life. As always, please be sure to leave us a review on Apple podcasts or on Spotify!
Christmas Television Specials Countdown
Happy December 1st! We decided to drop a special *BONUS* episode to kick off Christmas month! This week, Matt ranks his top 5 favorite Christmas specials of all time, including a handful of honorable mentions.
Sit back and listen to Matt get nostalgic talking about these specials and he once again mentions the *magical* VHS tape he had growing up that featured many of these specials. Will his No. 1 be the same as yours or will he have a true curveball that sits atop the list? Be sure to tune in and find out!
Boy Meets World: A Very Topanga Christmas
Happy Tuesday and welcome OFFICIALLY to Christmas month! To kick off the month we are going back to an old stand by, covering 'Boy Meets World' and the episode 'A Very Topanga Christmas' from the show's fifth season.
In this episode, Matt discusses his funny history with this episode and why it was his secret vice for a little while. As always, be sure to leave us a review on Apple podcasts!
Superstore: Black Friday
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday! We decided to drop a special *bonus* episode to kick off the holiday shopping season!
In this episode, Matt gushes over his love of the show and how quickly he binged it, his own history with Black Friday shopping and, as always, he determines whether or not this should be deemed a holiday classic! So if you are heading out to the store or need to get in the shopping mindset be sure to give this one a listen!
The Kings of Queens: Supermarket Story
Happy Thanksgiving Week! To close out this latest holiday we are back covering The King of Queens and 'Supermarket Story' from the first season of the show!
In this episode. Matt reflects back on what it was like to work at a grocery store for over 10 years and how that skewed his view of his particular episode. He criticizes Carrie's decision to buy a frozen turkey the day before Thanksgiving, laughs at the great storyline of "the guy" and, as always, determines whether or not this should be deemed a holiday classic!
We hope you have a great Thanksgiving spent with family and friends and come back for our Christmas episodes that will fill up the month of December!
A Christmas Story Christmas
Happy A Christmas Story Christmas release! Because of that we are here with a special *bonus* episode covering the release of the HBO Max original film 'A Christmas Story Christmas'.
In this episode, Matt talks about his history with the original and gives an overview of the film after watching it for the first time.
Everybody Loves Raymond: No Fat
Welcome back! This week we are going back to a podcast favorite - covering 'No Fat' from Everybody Loves Raymond!
This week Matt finds himself strangely sympathizing with Marie Barone, he understands where Ray is coming from when it comes to Thanksgiving, and, as always, he determines whether or not this should be deemed a holiday classic!
How I Met Your Mother: Slapsgiving
Happy Slapsgiving Month... err Thanksgiving Month! This week we are covering the iconic Slapsgiving episode from the third season of How I Met Your Mother!
In this episode, Matt breaks down what makes this episode work so well, he dishes out some info on some key scenes from an oral history of Slapsgiving and, as always, determines whether this should be deemed a holiday classic!
Top 5 Christmas Movie Countdown
Happy Christmas Podcast Day! To celebrate all the wonderful folks in the Christmas Podcast Community, I decided to drop another new episode today to kick off the holiday season!
In this episode, Matt counts down his five favorite Christmas movies of all time, including a controversial No. 1 film and a controversial snub! In addition to counting down his top 5, Matt also lists off some on his honorable mentions list and talks about the Christmas Podcast Network!
Home Improvement: Borland Ambition (Halloween)
Happy Halloween! As is tradition on the podcast, we are celebrating Halloween with an episode from Home Improvement!
This week Matt talks about how he has started rewatching the show, what is coming very, very soon on the podcast and, as always, he determines whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic! Be sure to keep your eyes on the podcast feed in less than 24 hours for a very special bonus episode!
Parks and Rec: Meet 'n Greet (Halloween)
Welcome back to another episode of the TGI Podcast! After delving into our favorite movies last week we are back with an episode review, this week covering "Meet 'n Greet" from the fourth season of Parks and Rec!
This week we talk about Matt's history with the show, one of his favorite gags of this episode and, as always, determines whether or not this should be deemed a classic!
Halloween Movie Countdown
Welcome back! This week we are stepping outside of our normal format to talk favorite Halloween/Horror movies!
In this episode, Matt counts down his five favorite movies to watch during the Halloween season and he also offers up a couple of honorable mentions. Let us know if you agree or disagree with his list! Be sure to like us/follow us on Facebook and Instagram and, as always, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
Dinosaurs: Little Boy Boo
Welcome back for another Spooky month special! This week we are heading back to the 1990s to cover the classic ABC show Dinosaurs!
Matt discusses his history with the show, brings up one of his favorite "Christmas Connections" to date and tries to figure out if this is an episode you show put on to get yourself in the Halloween spirit. As always, be sure to leave us a review on Apple podcasts and follow us on both Instagram and Facebook by searching for TGI Podcast!
The Twilight Zone: The Night of the Meek
Welcome to October! We are kicking off spooky month with one of the most iconic television shows of all-time: The Twilight Zone! This week we are diving into The Night of the Meek from the show's second season.
In this episode, Matt dives into his history with the show, taps into this week's Christmas connection and explains how this episode did not exactly go as planned. As usual, please remember to leave us a review on Apple podcasts and to find us on Facebook and Instagram by searching for TGI Podcast!
Boy Meets World: Back 2 School
Happy 'Ber Months! Before jumping into the thick of our Halloween content, we are dropping a special BONUS episode centered around going back to school! This week we are covering Boy Meets World's second season episode titled "Back 2 School."
In this episode, Matt discusses his love of the new Boy Meets World podcast, how much he likes Mr. Turner in the show and how this episode has a pair of strange jokes revolved around a character's sexuality and the enhancement of a body part for one female character. Despite those jokes, Matt has a lot of fond memories with this episode and, as always, determines whether or not this should be deemed a classic!
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid II
We are closing out our Classic Christmas in July with The Mary Tyler Moore Show! In this episode, titled Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid II, Mary has to face the holiday alone at the office.
Matt goes into this episode with fresh eyes having never watched a full episode of the show before. He explains (as much as he can) what the episode title means and, as always, determines whether or not this iconic episode should be deemed a holiday classic. Be sure to stick around until the end the find out what is coming up later this year when we kick off the third season of the podcast!
The Andy Griffith Show: Christmas Story
This week we are continuing our Classic Christmas in July by covering the good old boys of Mayberry. This episode is centered around "Christmas Story" from the first season of The Andy Griffith Show.
Matt talks about how this show is a favorite of someone important in his life, he offers up his take on a southern accent, talks about how one character probably should have had alcohol poisoning, and, as always, he determines whether or not this should be deemed a holiday classic. Be sure to enjoy your last couple weeks of July, but that means the 'Ber Months are on the horizon!
Happy Days: Guess Who's Coming to Christmas
Christmas in July continues to roll right along as we dive into another classic television show. This week we are discussing Happy Days and the episode titled, "Guess Who's Coming to Christmas"
In this recording, Matt makes another Christmas connection, explains how weird one particular scene is and, as always, tries to determine if this should be deemed a holiday classic. Get your poodle skirts on and slick back your hair as we travel to the 1950s (in the 1970s) on this week's episode!
The Honeymooners: Twas The Night Before Christmas
Happy Christmas in July! To celebrate this unofficial holiday month, we are turning to nothing but classics in our quest to find some of the best holiday television episodes ever made.
This week, Matt discusses "The Honeymooners" for the first time on the podcast. He talks about why this episode is so special to him, who his favorite character is on the show and tries to figure out why an orange juice squeezer in the shape of Napoleon was considered a good gift back in the 1950s! As always, be sure to leave us a review on Apple podcasts and like us on both Instagram and Facebook!
The Office: Christmas Party
Welcome back and Happy Leon Day!! It has been a few months since we dropped a new episode but are very happy to bring a Leon Day gift! This week we are covering "Christmas Party" from Season 2 of The Office.
In addition to gushing over his favorite show, Matt debuts two brand new segments for the show. The first one up is called "Christmas Connection" while the second is still in need of a name! Don't be afraid to offer up a suggestion! As always, we will determine if this episode should be deemed a holiday classic! Matt also discusses why there was such a lull between recordings (including two major life milestones) and he talks about what is ahead the rest of the year.
As always, be sure to leave us a review on Apple podcasts and we will send you a free sticker!
Mike & Molly: First Valentine's Day
Welcome back! After a short break following Christmas, Matt is back with a special Valentine's Day episode of the podcast! He is covering Mike & Molly for the first time and this one didn't end up like he was expecting.
Matt talks about some of the problems with this episode, particularly with the character of Vince, reflects on an adult-only hotel chain that is referenced in the episode and, as always, determine if this should be deemed a holiday classic. Be sure to listen through until the end to hear the upcoming plans for the podcast in 2022 and for those ever-important 'Ber months!
Third Rock From the Sun: Jolly Old St. Dick
Merry Christmas Week! It is crazy to think this is our last Christmas episode of the year. This week we are covering 'Jolly Old St. Dick' from the second season of Third Rock from the Sun.
This episode has A LOT going for it in a very short period of time. Matt waxes poetic over John Lithgow's masterful performance, he once again expounds on his love of Christmas blow mold decorations and, as always, determines whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic.
The Wonder Years: Christmas
Welcome back to the TGI Podcast! We are that much closer to Christmas and are excited to talk about one of the most nostalgia-driven shows of all time with The Wonder Years!
This week Matt talks about how Wayne may be the worst brother in the history of TV, how this shows makes him long for an era he never lived in and finds some connections between this episode and 'A Christmas Story.' As always, Matt determines whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic!
All I Want For Christmas (BONUS)
We are here with a very special BONUS episode of the podcast! We asked our listeners for some help on this one, asking what is the one gift they always wanted but never received for Christmas.
TGI Podcast is thankful for the submissions we received and had a lot of fun going over some of these toys and playing some iconic commercials for them! We also want to thank Mike and Rusty from Snow in Southtown, Charlyn from the Fashion Speaks podcast and Sean from the Christmas Podcasts Podcast for their audio submissions! We hope you enjoy this episode and would love to hear more of the gifts that you always wanted but never received!
Snow in Southtown - https://snowinsouthtown.wordpress.com/
Fashion Speaks - https://www.facebook.com/fashionspeakspodcast/
Christmas Podcasts Podcast - https://christmaspodcasts.com/
King of Queens: Net Prophets (feat. Thom Crowe of Tis The Podcast)
Welcome back to a very special episode as we bring on Thom Crowe from Tis the Podcast to discuss "Net Prophets" from Season 2 of King of Queens! Christmas is now in full swing and we are feeling the feels discussing our history with this show.
Matt and Thom go off the rails quite often in this episode discussing Christmas blow molds, why Matt will end up like Charlie Brown and his rock, how Thom could have been a multi-millionaire because of bitcoin and so much more. This one was a blast to record and, as always, Matt and Thom determine whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic.
Full House: A Very Tanner Christmas
Thanksgiving has now come and gone and we are full-steam ahead when it comes to Christmas here on TGI Podcast! This week, Matt jumps headfirst into his first official Christmas episode of the year by covering 'A Very Tanner Christmas' from Full House.
Matt discusses how amazing the set decorations are in this episode, how this episode has one of the most disturbing screenshots he has ever seen and why the sappy sad music in Full House is amazing. As always, he then determines whether or not this episode should be deemed a holiday classic! Be sure to stick around to the end to hear a promo from our friend Art over on the Cozy Christmas Podcast.
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Boy Meets World: Turkey Day
Happy Thanksgiving Week! It is hard to believe we are already so close to the big November holiday and that means Christmas is right around the corner! But before we turn the page to Santa Claus and reindeer, we are closing out our Thanksgiving episodes by going back to the land of Boy Meets World.
In this episode, Matt discusses how strange it is for students to win a turkey, how the whole class differences vibe threw him off and how he really struggled to determine whether or not this would be deemed a classic Thanksgiving episode. Get your stretchy pants on, make sure to baste that turkey in the oven and listen in to our final Thanksgiving episode of the year!
Everybody Loves Raymond: Turkey or Fish
Welcome back! We are another week closer to Thanksgiving and we are back covering another episode of Everybody Loves Raymond! This week we turn to Season 1 to cover "Turkey or Fish" from the show.
In this episode, Matt discusses the pure vitriol he has for Marie, why he understands the difficult spot Ray and Debra are in and why some of these jokes didn't really hit - including a strange joke about Pearl Harbor. As always, be sure to leave us a review on Apple podcasts and you can get a FREE TGI Podcast sticker.
Cheers: Thanksgiving Orphans (feat. Gerry D from Totally Rad Christmas)
Welcome back! This week we welcome Gerry D from Totally Rad Christmas to talk Cheers for the first time on the podcast!
Gerry and Matt both go over their history with the series, talk a little bit about their own Thanksgiving experiences, how Cheers was at the forefront of many sitcom tropes we see used to today, and lastly, they determine if this episode should be deemed a holiday classic. This episode was a lot of fun to record and we hope you enjoy it!
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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Talking Turkey
Happy November! We have officially flipped the calendar to a new month and that means we've moved on to Thanksgiving episodes!
This week we cover our first episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In this episode, Matt discusses his history with the beloved show, he has a gripe with how the assignments to make food were handled and he isn't too happy with how they set Will and the kids up to fail. As always we also determine if this should be deemed a holiday classic!
Be sure to sing along to the theme song in this episode and hopefully it will get you in the mood for some turkey and stuffing later this month!
Boy Meets World: And Then There Was Shawn (feat. Anthony Caruso)
Happy Halloween!! As a special treat for the big Fall holiday, we brought along Anthony from Tis The Podcast to cover one of the most iconic episodes of Boy Meets World.
In this episode, Matt and Anthony discuss their histories with this particular episode, hit on all the 90s pop culture references and generally gush over one of their favorite episodes of sitcom television.
*NOTE* Due to some editing issues there are a couple parts of this episode that are a little choppy and we want to apologize. We hope this doesn't take away from the episode for you.
Home Improvement: Crazy For You
Halloween is nearly here and we are back on the TGI Podcast covering a 90s staple: Home Improvement. This week, Matt is joined by a pair of his friends, Scott and Ben, to cover 'Crazy For You' from the show's third season.
This episode is full of a ton of laughs and Ben recalls a story about meeting Jonathan Taylor Thomas that is most certainly worth the listen! They also discuss why Jill was making a turkey in the middle of the week, why the kids played such a small role on this episode and what really makes Tim the "King of Halloween".
Be sure to leave us a review if you haven't already and we will send you a free TGI Podcast sticker! Also keep your eyes open for a special bonus episode this week featuring a very special Elf from one of our favorite podcasts.