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In 1994, Jen was sent to a “therapeutic boarding school” in The Middle of Nowhere, Montana. (She had some issues.) That meant a lot of things, but one is that Jen missed two full years of popular culture when she was 16-18 years old. Join Jen and her husband Micah and revisit your old faves as they travel back to the mid-90s to watch, listen to, and talk about what Jen missed.
Listen to our first episode to understand what this podcast is about and why we’re time traveling back to the mid-90s.
We’re back! And so is Tom Cruise. Over and over and over. He doesn’t die in this movie, like 8 times or some shit. We watched Interview with the Vampire and made some very important realizations:
1) David Miscavige is a vampire
2) This might be Antonio Banderas at his worst
3) Jen is better than Micah at vampire accents
You’ll have to listen to find out how we got there. We finally finish answering a listener question about Jen’s academic experience in Montana and the transition to college. This episode also contains shoutouts to Bad Reception podcast and That’s Weird podcast.
Damnit. Well, here it is I guess. Ok, ok, there’s actually some good parts in here that you’ll want to listen to. Some wonderful listeners shared heartwarming and heartbreaking stories about prom experiences. Jen made Micah watch the first and last episodes of season 8, the final season, of Full House. You’ll have to listen next week to see if he’ll ever forgive her.
Jen jumps back into some Montana stuff this week based on some listener questions, specifically the transition from therapeutic boarding school to college, and from Kool-Aid drinker to reality.
Oh, and we also talked about Star Trek: Voyager and we sure did a bad job talking about space stuff. Watch out for quantum singularities and hop onboard!
Whatcha gonna do? You’re gonna join us for our episode on 1995’s Bad Boys, that’s what. We get deep into the real issues in this one, such as: Why *does* Michael Bay make movies? What *is* the right way to use the phrase “yada yada?” And *why* isn’t this movie funnier?
We haven’t talked about Montana for a couple weeks but we’ll get into some listener questions next week!
We got to talk to our friends Diana and David about Weezer’s triple-platinum debut album: Weezer, or The Blue Album, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love — nevermind, that’s a lie. The world is a dumpster fire, but this album is really good and it was so much fun to talk to Diana and David about one of their favorite albums!
We interviewed Ken Marino! Seriously! And he was absolutely delightful. He was gracious and patient and funny and honest and curious and sincere and we can’t express how appreciative we are and how honored we are that we got to speak with him. Jen and Micah asked all the hard-hitting questions, didn’t hold anything back, and definitely didn’t gush over him at all. Plus, he took his pants off not once but TWICE within the first minute of our conversation, so.
Not only did we get the back story on The State, but we got to talk about his other work and even delved into topics such as parenting and politics. (In fact, we talked for so long that we had to cut some parts and those will be available to our patrons on Patreon!) AND because Ken is such a beautiful angel of a man, he expressed a genuine interest in Jen’s Montana story, so this is also a good Montana episode!
Note One: As a certified famous person Ken Marino has intimate relationships with other certified famous persons and calls them by nicknames and familiar monikers. Below is a key to help you understand who he’s talking about.
“Tom” = Thomas Lennon
“Black” or “Mike Black” = Michael Ian Black
“Kerri” = Kerri Kenney-Silver
“David” = David Wain
“Adam” = Adam Scott
“Lizzie” = Lizzie Caplan
“Kevin” = Kevin Allison
“Ben” = Ben Garant
“Joe” = Joe LoTruglio
Note Two: As a certified “one of Ken Marino’s best friends”™, Jen calls Ken Marino by nicknames and familiar monikers. Below is a key to help you understand who she’s talking about.
“Ken” = Ken Marino
We at I Never Saw That care about our listeners, and that’s why we sacrificed ourselves, and our dignity, to watch MTV’s mid-90s dating show, “Singled Out.” Not only was it hosted by two awful people, but it’s also just a burning trash fire of sexism and…it’s real bad. But Jen does draw a connection between this shit show and her time in Montana, and Micah talks far more about Certs than the show itself. Everybody wins!
Do you enjoy listening to people giggle and talk about how good something is for about an hour? Then you are in luck this week, friends! Don’t be square like cheese, plates and bears. Come dip your balls into MTV’s “The State” with us. You’ll like it.
Strangers On A Train. Throw Momma from the Train. Murder on the Orient Express. The Darjeeling Limited. Back to the Future Part III. These are all good train movies. The movie we talk about in this episode isn’t really a train movie, but it starts on a train. And it’s good. It’s an actual good movie. Like 100% on Rotten Tomatoes good! Join us as we discuss the 1995 film Before Sunrise and give an update on The Curse of I Never Saw That.
One is a genius, the other’s insane! On this episode we definitively answer, once and for all, which one of us is a genius and which one is… not.
It’s Pinky and the Brain of course! We went on a fun little trip through some of this mid-’90s show’s best episodes (and one of its worst). Come join us, it’ll be fun and weird, I promise.
As requested by Jen’s mom, who is a patron, Jen talks at the end about some of the happier Montana memories.