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Mo and Max are 80s cinema nerds. They are on a quest to rank, debate, and offer fresh takes on the best of the best from the only decade that matters. From Arnold to Zoltar, they cover it all. That answer your question? Sincerely, Buzzn The Tower

Episode Date
Prey
01:16:33
What do Lindon B. Johnson, Camilla Parker Bowles, and George Lazenby have in common? They had the distinct honor of filling John F. Kennedy, Princess Diana, and Sean Connery’s James bond shoes. Greatness is rare. The replacement of greatness being great is even more rare. Scholars agree that the 1987 John McTiernan film Predator, is the greatest film ever made. And while Predator 2 was a valiant effort to recapture lightening in a bottle, for the most part all those who have followed have been a far cry from the original. So it should come as no shock to any of you that the news of a Predator prequal taking place in the 1700s, with a female lead, had a lukewarm reception from Buzzn The Tower. However as 80s film historians we must review this potential dumpster fire and give our two cents. And that’s exactly what we're going to do. Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll take a look at the latest attempt at a Predator movie as we talk all things Prey. I'm Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always the Mac to my Blain, Max Sanders. And with that Well, long tall Sally, she's built for speed She got everything that Uncle John needs Oh, baby, yes, baby Whoo, baby, havin' me some fun tonight, yeah
Aug 09, 2022
Tomatometer Bargain Shopping
01:03:44
Rotten Tomatoes has become the preeminent film reviewer. Algorithmic vegetable mathematics provide the average Joe a look at what the pros think, and a look at what the fans think. And while you may not always agree with the rating you can't argue the gospel that is, RottenTomatoes.com As luck would have it, Max stumbled into a Tik Tok were participants were challenged to use Tomatometer ratings as point values, and create watch lists not exceeding certain established limits. Sound confusing? Don't worry, we have an entire episode to explain it. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we'll make a list of five movies each that cannot exceed 120 points. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the person whose love for Howard The Duck almost singlehandedly destroyed our podcast, Max Sanders. And with that, let's talk Tomatoes!
Aug 02, 2022
Why Max Loves Howard The Duck
01:00:00
According to the internet, here's a list of the worst films made in the 1980s... Mac and Me No Holds Barred Smokey And The Bandit III Supergirl Dream A Little Dream Jaws: The Revenge She's Out Of Control The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Teen Wolf Too Superman IV: The Quest For Peace Police Academy 4, 5, and 6 And last but certainly not least, Howard The Duck! Yet despite being one of the worst films ever made, one cohost of Buzzn The Tower prays at the webbed foot altar of this film. Today on Buzzn The Tower, I will attempt to understand why Max loves Howard The Duck. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the DARK OVERLORD to my Cajun sushi restaurant, Max Sanders. And with that...
Jul 26, 2022
Why Mo Loves The Goonies
01:06:41
I'm Mo Shapiro, you might know me from such podcasts as Buzzn The Tower. I like John Hughes, Predator, and karaoke. I don't like rats, Howard The Duck, or Max...my cohost. More important than any of that, I love The Goonies! Over the last eighteen months and eighty-five episodes I have tried to dedicate an entire episode to the Donner/Spielberg classic a number of times, but my cohost/arch nemesis has prevented me from living out my dream. Through shrewd negotiation I am happy to announce that today on Buzzn The Tower we will talk about all things Goonies as I defend my love for the greatest film ever made. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Troy to my Bran, Max Sanders. And with that... Mo...YOU GOOOOOOOONIE!
Jul 19, 2022
Acting One-Hit Wonders
50:15
The 1980s were packed with musical one-hit wonders, but this podcast is not about music! Today on Buzzn The Tower, we're going to list our favorite Acting One-Hit Wonders from our some radical 80s flicks. I'm Mo Shapiro joining me as always the toora to my loora, Max Sanders. And with that...Come on Eileen!
Jul 12, 2022
The 80s Collector Part 4
01:00:17
Over three previous episodes, we have methodically filled our airport hangar museum with 80s memorabilia that would make the most refined collector jealous. Our fictional museum has such treasures as the boombox from Say Anything, Bill & Ted's phone booth from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, Tim Cappello's saxophone from The Lost Boys, and even the Muppet babies from The Muppets Take Manhattan. With tons of imaginary space still unused, we'll continue to select the items we would want to put in our 80s movie museum. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the curator of my imagination, Max Sanders. And with that, let' s play make-believe!
Jul 05, 2022
Stranger Things 80s Edition
59:20
Rarely does someone create a television show that is relevant, entertaining, and dripping with nostalgia from four decades earlier. The Duffer brothers have managed to wake John Hughes from the dead, mix him with Spielberg, throw a dash of McTiernan in there, and serve us four seasons of the single best tv series out there! So of course when we see perfection our first instinct…recast it! Today on Buzzn The tower, we'll take our favorite characters from our favorite show, Stranger Things, an and recast them with actors and actresses from the 1980s. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the number 1 to my number 11, Max Sanders. And with that...
Jun 28, 2022
Father's Day 80s Watch List
59:50
Every third Sunday of June, we dedicate one day to the men in our lives who picked us up when we fell, taught us to throw a baseball, worked the grill in rain, sleet, and snow, and took us to see every Van Damme, Seagal, and Police Academy movie ever made. Father's Day is our chance to thank the dads, grandpas, and double grandpas that have watched, and continued to watch over us. So today we'll dust off our extensive VHS collection of the 80s greatest films and hand select some 80s movies that strike the exact right cord as we build the perfect Father's Day 80s Watch List. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the adult son who won't move out of my basement, Max Sanders. And with that, let's celebrate Father's Day!
Jun 21, 2022
80s Dream Date
01:02:22
After three weeks of nothing but Top Gun, we felt it was time to explore our more sensitive side. The ladies of the eighties truly captured our hearts. With hundreds of love stories that include first dates, first kisses, and special moments, it's not easy to pick a favorite. So instead of picking one, we'll smash them all together and see what we get. Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll hand pick our favorite crushes, first dates, moments, and kisses and create our 80s Dream Date. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Farmer Ted to my Sam, Max Sanders. And with that, let's make a date!
Jun 14, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
01:15:32
The belated movie sequel is a terrifying proposition. It starts with a movie you love and ends decades later with broken promises and a disgusting taste in your mouth. Don't believe me? Go watch Caddyshack 2, Dumb and Dumberer, Saturday Night Fever, Return To The Blue Lagoon, Son Of The Mask, Basic Instinct 2, Blues Brothers 2000, Return To Oz, or The Godfather Part III. But none of those movies had the potential to break our hearts more than Top Gun: Maverick. So after years of rumors, development, and delays, the day of judgement has arrived. In a rare departure from our usual programming, Buzzn The Tower will dedicate an entire episode to a movie not made in the 1980s, and no I'm not talking about Point Break. Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll give you our live reaction to Top Gun: Maverick. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the disappointing sequel to my blockbuster original, Max Sanders. And with that, talk to me Max!
Jun 07, 2022
Rewatching & Recasting Top Gun Part 2
53:44
Todays episode, Rewatching & Recasting Top Gun Part 2 Last week on part one, we engaged below the hard deck. This week we pick up were we left off, in a dog fight! Slowly but surely we'll continue to discuss Top Gun, and also provide our thoughts on recasting the characters with other actors from the 1980s! Today on Buzzn The Tower, we finish what we started as we rewatch and recast one of our favorite movies ever. Top Gun. I'm Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always, the Maverick to my Viper, Max Sanders. And with that...
May 31, 2022
Rewatching & Recasting Top Gun Part 1
01:05:20
On May 16, 1986 the a movie was released that forever changed the Navy, fighter pilots, and volleyball. Names like Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Kenny Loggins, were forever cemented into the foundation of 80s film. The purpose of this movie was to teach the lost art of awesomeness and insure that a handful movie watchers who saw the film had the the best experience possible. They succeeded. Today, people call it a classic. But the fans call it: TOP GUN Today on Buzzn The Tower, which in no way is legally affiliated with Top Gun and whose name and likeness is in no way a copyright violation as it is a parody of the original, we will be rewatching & recasting Top Gun. Scene by scene we'll make our case for the TOP GUN plaque, occasionally stopping to recast the main roles with other actors and actresses from the 1980s I'm Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always Slider to my Maverick, Max Sanders and with that…
May 24, 2022
80s Movie Dogs
01:07:36
Before Marley & Me, Homeward Bound, Beethoven, and Air Bud, there was an explosion of films starring man's best friend. And even when our favorite ruffers weren't headlining the kiosk, they often stole the show. Let us not forget if not for the brave sacrifice of a sheepdog mutt named Einstein, Marty would have never time traveled. And Jaws may have scared us from swimming, but a St. Bernard named Cujo made dry land just as scary. The 80s gave us memorable puppy performances. Today on Buzzn The tower, we'll talk about our favorite 80s movie dogs, because if there's one things we love more than the 80s, it's fluffy puppers! I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Fox to my Hound, Max Sanders and with that...
May 17, 2022
Building The Perfect 80s Police Force
59:02
Whether your prime directives are to serve the public trust or protect the innocent...dead or alive you're coming with me! Police not only play a pivotal role in keeping the peace and protecting the innocent, they also are the backbone of a whole lotta 80s movies. So with that in mind, what if we took the best cops from the best 80s movies and made the best police force around? Today on Buzzn The Tower we'll do exactly that. Piece by piece we'll construct a police force that Commandant Lassard would be proud to see. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Nordberg to my Frank Drebin, Max Sanders. And with that...
May 10, 2022
Building The Perfect 80s Movie Mom
53:27
What do Carol Brady and Cersei Lannister have in common? A thirst for blood? No. They would do anything for their children. A mother's love is as strong as the Force, as dangerous as crossing the streams, and as mystical as Gwildor's Cosmic Key. All generations have paid homage to the matriarch in film and television. But the 80s, well they did it with style! Today on Buzzn The Tower we will build the perfect 80s movie mom, borrowing from our favorite big screen mothers. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the man who will keep me from crying for the next sixty minutes, Max Sanders. And with that, Happy Mother's Day!
May 03, 2022
80s Movie Fantasy Draft
01:12:00
As a lifelong Detroit Lions fan I can tell you two things are absolutely true. One, this is our year. Two, next year is our year. But regardless of the historic success your franchise has (or lack thereof) there is always one time a year where a Super Bowl feels within reach and that my friends is the NFL draft! So with that in mind, Buzzn The Tower has decided to honor the occasion by holding an 80s Movie Fantasy Draft. The as always is to win. There will be rules, strategy, questionable decisions, and in the end two lineups going head to head as the best collection of 80s movies ever drafted. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Mel Kiper to my Todd McShay, Max Sanders. And with that, you're on the clock.
Apr 26, 2022
Labyrinth
01:10:27
Directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. Yet despite that lineup, a total commercial flop that broke the heart of it's creator. Labyrinth is the dictionary definition of a cult classic and luckily Jim Henson lived long enough to see how much people truly loved his dark fairytale. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we'll make our way through the Labyrinth to the castle beyond the Goblin City. It doesn't look that far.. It's further than you think...time is short I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Hoggle to my Sarah, Max Sanders. And with that, set the clock to thirteen hours and let's get after it!
Apr 19, 2022
Tom Hanks John Candy Movie Swap
47:18
On episode 28 of Buzzn The Tower, we pulled a Freak Friday with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. We asked and answered a seemingly simple question; which movie, if any, could we switch these action hero Gods and still make it work? Today we're back at it, but instead of talking muscles, we're talking bones...funny bones that its, wocka wocka wocka! On today's episode we'll look at 80s catalogs of two comedy giants, John Candy and Tom Hanks, and see if we can pull a Parent Trap with their most beloved characters. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Josh Baskin to my Chet Ripley, Max Sanders. And with that, let's get swapping!
Apr 12, 2022
80s Movie Fan Theories
01:01:41
The briefcase in Pulp Fiction contains Marsellus Wallace's soul. Also, Jules in Pulp Fiction is in fact Nick Fury. Elsa and Anna's parents washed up on an island and before they passed away gave birth to a little boy, named Tarzan. Jack from Titanic is a time traveler. Jar Jar Binks was in fact a Sith Lord. The internet is littered with fan theories about our favorite movies. But when you start digging in to the flicks from 80-89, you really find some tin foil hat gems! Today on Buzzn The Tower Max and I explore the far reaches of the interweb (mostly Reddit), and unearth our favorite 80s fan theories. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the nonsensical explanation to my wild theory, Max Sanders. And with that, let's dive in!
Apr 05, 2022
Recasting Young Guns
01:04:52
Every single piece of historical knowledge I have about the Wild West is from two movies; Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Young Guns. And while watching Billy The Kid wreak havoc on the San Dimas Mall was fun, Young Guns probably did a better job of retelling the adventure of William H. Bonney and the Lincoln County War. Following the blueprint of The Outsiders, The Breakfast Club, and Stand By Me, Young Guns was more than a history lesson, it was another radical 80s ensemble cast. It is that very cast that we will be experimenting with. On today's episode we will recast Young Guns using actors and actresses from the 1980s. I'm Mo Shapiro, and joining me in the spirit world today is Max Sanders, and with that...
Mar 29, 2022
Would You Rather 80s Edition
01:00:29
Kiss, marry, kill? What would you take to a deserted island? Which of the five senses would you give up? What super power would you have if you could only have one? What would your three wishes be if you found the lamp? What moment would you go back to, in time, if you had a time machine? And of course, would you rather? All of these binary decision games are responsible for laughs, tears, and occasionally dry heaving from disgust. Today on Buzzn The Tower we take everything we know about 80s movies and everything we know about each other, and create our own version of Would You Rather, 80s Edition! I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the kill on my kiss, marry, kill list, Max Sanders. And with that, would you rather?
Mar 22, 2022
80s Action Movie One-Liners Part 2
01:18:48
Last week we cranked up the action dial to eleven and set the world on fire with thirteen of our favorite one-liners from 80s action films. This week we pick up where we left off and pin down twelve more. So strap in, because your diplomatic immunity, dead or alive, is all out of bubble gum. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we somehow come up with twelve more of our favorite 80s action movie one-liners. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the cure to my disease Max Sanders. And with that, let's get into some action!
Mar 15, 2022
80s Action Movie One-Liners Part 1
01:16:30
The one-liner is the pièce de résistance of any worthy action flick. Need some evidence? Try imagining Air Force One, 300, or Avengers: Endgame without the lines "get off my plane", "this is Sparta", "I am Ironman". As is always the case, the movies of the 1980s set the bar for the intense action Hiku. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we explore our twenty five favorite 80s action movie one-liners. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the S.O.B. who is dug in like an Alabama tick, Max Sanders. And with that, you got time to duck?
Mar 08, 2022
Batman
01:17:56
With the theatrical premier of The Batman hitting theatres this week, what better time to hop into our hot tub time machine and visit the summer of 1989. And while I'm sure Robert Pattinson will make Ben Affleck proud, who made Will Arnett proud, who made Christian Bale proud, who made George Clooney proud, who made Val Kilmer proud, who made Adam West proud, today the only Batman we'll be talking about is Michael Keaton. On today's episode we'll dive into the movie that changed all the rules and set a new bar comic book adaptations...the one, the only, Batman. I'm Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always the Jack Napier to my Carl Grissom, Max Sanders. And with that...Max you are my number one guy!
Mar 01, 2022
Favorite 80s Movie Tropes
01:09:05
Damsel in distress, journey of the reluctant hero, one last job, vengeance, coming of age, saving the planet from destruction. There are no shortage of film tropes throughout all decades, but the 80s had something special. A cliché, a story, a trope that just felt like the manifestation of acid washed jeans, Hi-C Ecto Cooler, and Ronal Reagan. Today on Buzzn The Tower we list our favorite 80s movie tropes. Clichés that appeared in abundance and worked each and every time. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Daniel LaRusso, Luke Skywalker, Frank Dux to my Mr. Myagi, Yoda, Tanaka, Max Sanders. And with that, let's talk about 80s movie tropes!
Feb 22, 2022
Recasting Road House
01:26:43
In 1989, Director Rowdy Herrington...no really his first name was Rowdy, put together a little flick by the name of Road House. The story was simple enough. A quaint watering hole called the Double Deuce needed a cooler, a local doctor needed a lover, and a small town needed a hero. Road House won eighteen Oscars and a copy of it is preserved both in the Library Of Congress and The Smithsonian Institution. But even if that weren't true, which it certainly is, Road House exists as a reminder of what the eighties were all about! Today on Buzzn The Tower we temp fait once again by having the audacity to recast Road House, only using actors and actresses from the 1980s. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Mijo to my Wade Garrett, Max Sanders. And with that...
Feb 15, 2022
Favorite 80s Movie Couples
01:18:20
With Valentine's Day approaching at Ludicrous Speed, we have been forced to tap into our rarely used sensitive side and talk about love. But don't worry because just like the grandpa in The Princess Bride said, they'll be fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, commercial breaks, fan spotlights, Max getting under my skin, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles. Today on Buzzn The Tower in honor of the mushiest time of year, we're gonna chat about our favorite 80s movie couples. The kind of happily ever after that makes you smile and warms the coldest of cold hearts. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Officer to my Gentlemen, Max Sanders. And with that...
Feb 08, 2022
Big Trouble In Little China
01:08:05
This is Jack Burton in the Pork-Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there. In 1986 John Carpenter gifted us cinematic gold that he described as an "action adventure comedy kung fu ghost story monster movie". Big Trouble In Little China was his eleventh time in the directors chair, along with Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, they created an instant cult classic. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we will dedicate an entire episode to one our favorite movies from the 80s...actually one of our favorite movies from any era. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the green eyed girl to my curse of no flesh, Max Sanders. And with that..."Everybody relax, I'm here"
Feb 01, 2022
The Movies That Made Us: Brian Volk-Weiss
48:38
Todays episode, The Movies That Made Us: Brain Volk-Weiss. If a podcast had a soulmate, Brian Volk-Weiss would be ours. The creative genius behind The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us is a true hero to the retro community. If you ever wanted a deep, behind the scenes look at classics like Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, or Aliens, Brian is your guy. Today on Buzzn The Tower we are honored to chat with our brother from another mother, creator, produce, and director of The Movies That Made Us, Brian Volk-Weiss. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the guy who is convinced Brian will show up as promised, Max Sanders. And with that, let's cross our fingers and hope for the best!
Jan 25, 2022
Movies That Deserve The Cobra Kai Treatment
01:02:14
If you're not four seasons deep into Cobra Kai, then stop this podcast immediately and go watch it! Wait no, no, no, don't do that. But when you're done watching Buzzn The Tower immediately turn on Netflix and watch Cobra Kai. If you think prequels and sequels are risky, try taking one of the greatest 80s movies ever made and turning it into a TV series thirty years later! While there's no questions Daniel Son, Johnny, and Ali all deserved this opportunity, one has to ask "are there any other 80s movies that deserve the Cobra Kai treatment?" It's that very question that Buzzn The Tower will dive into today. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Eagle Fang to my Miyagi Do, Max Sanders. And with that, let's Cobra Kai some movies!
Jan 18, 2022
Recasting Police Academy
01:10:26
Perhaps the greatest contribution of the 1980s is the Police Academy hexalogy. Never before has such a bold effort been successfully attempted. Create not just one, but six of the greatest comedic films ever, and all within a ten year span. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we take Mauser, Thompson, Proctor, Hightower, Lassard, Callahan, Tackleberry, Harris, Sweetchuck, Zed, Motor Mouth Jones, and Mahoney, and recast them with other actors from the 80s. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Bar to my Blue Oyster, Max Sanders. And with that...
Jan 11, 2022
Favorite 80s Sequels
01:12:18
While some may consider the often forgotten sequels of Teen Wolf and Caddyshack to be guilty pleasures, most view them as a cautionary tale of leaving good enough alone. But perhaps the bad rap movie sequels have received is a bit unfair. For every Fletch Lives, there are also some gems that made the risk of Rotten Tomatoes purgatory worth it. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we discuss our favorite 80s sequels. The movies that not only did justice to the originals, but in fact stood on their own as solid flicks. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Weekend at Bernie's II to my Weekend at Bernie's, Max Sanders. And with that, let's pick our favorites.
Jan 04, 2022
Radical 80s Movie Jams Part 2
01:08:13
One year ago today, Buzzn The Tower kicked off it’s podcast dominance with an episode dedicated to the songs that are inseparable from the films they debuted in. Today we pick up where we left off and add ten more musical masterpieces that were handcrafted for an 80s feature film. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Loggins to my Kenny, Max Sanders. And with that…. DANGER ZONE!
Dec 28, 2021
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
01:12:11
It's that time, Christmas time is here. Everybody knows, there's not a better time of year. Clark, Ellen, Rusty, Audrey, in-laws, outlaws, and of course Cousin Eddie! This movie had it all. Today on Buzzn The Tower, we're gonna have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas as we deep dive into the holiday classic, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. So let's burn some dust and eat some rubber as we celebrate Santa with the Griswolds. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Cousin Eddie to my Ellen Griswold, Max Sanders. And with that...Merry Christmas!
Dec 21, 2021
Prancer With Special Guest Rebecca Tickell
58:05
You know Dancer and Prancer…Wait! Stop right there. Sam Elliot, Cloris Leachman and Rebecca Tickell are seasonally responsible for making me cry and believing in Santa. Prancer by all accounts is a Christmas classic and today on Buzzn The Tower, we have the absolute honor of talking with Jessie Riggs herself, Rebecca Tickell. So please sit back, relax and enjoy a trip down Three Oaks Michigan Lane. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Carol Wetherby to my Jessie Riggs, Max Sanders. And with that… HE’S MAGICAL CAROL!
Dec 14, 2021
Recasting Die Hard
01:00:04
’Twas the night before Christmas and all through Nakatomi Plaza, not a creature was stirring… except John McClane’s wife played by Bonnie Bedelia. The explosives were wired to the rooftop with care, in hopes that the hostages would soon be there. McClane was bleeding and swearing like a trucker, but still had enough cheer to yell Yippie Kay Yay Mother….oh… hold on. The ultimate Christmas movie deserves the ultimate recasting, today on Buzzn The Tower we take the classic Christmas movie, Die Hard, and recast it with other actors from the 80s. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Ellis to my failed hostage negotiation, Max Sanders. And with that, come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs!
Dec 07, 2021
The 80s Movie Naughty List
01:12:41
Very few people wield the unforgiving power of the white bearded man from The North. I mean, we’re talking about a guy who sees you when you're sleeping. Santa is one part Freddy Krueger, one part Judge Judy mixed in with some candy canes and holiday cheer. While children across the land make a desperate last minute attempt to make the nice list, we at Buzzn The Tower have a different take. Good does not exist without evil, so today Buzzn The Tower will celebrate our favorite 80s characters who maintained top billing on Santa’s naughty list. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the mistletoe to my awkward kiss, Max Sanders. And with that, let’s check our list twice!
Nov 30, 2021
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
01:03:21
John Hughes is to Thanksgiving what Santa is to Christmas. You cannot think of turkey, stuffing, cranberries and a cross country road trip without joyfully visiting the 1987 classic: Planes, Trains & Automobiles. With Thanksgiving only two days away, we thought it would be best to dive into the Steve Martin/John Candy classic. So today on Buzzn The Tower adjust your seat as much as you need, drop some quarters in the vibrating bed, and allow Max and I to be your soft pillows as we revisit one of the best holiday movies ever. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Del Griffith to my Neal Page, Max Sanders.
Nov 23, 2021
80s Holiday Dinner Draft
01:04:04
'Tis the season for turkeys, pumpkin pie, potato latkes, fruitcake and family conflict. Every family has a dad that doesn’t believe he found a reindeer, a cousin that empties their sanitation line into your street sewer or a friend who runs a TV network and is having hallucinations of three ghosts. The holidays are a time for food, friends and family. But the friends and family part can get tricky. Today on Buzzn The Tower we try to solve for this issue by drafting the perfect holiday dinner party. We’ll select characters from our favorite 80s holiday movies and break bread with all of them while trying to keep the peace… on earth…. and goodwill etc etc. I’m Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always, the candied yams to my deep fried turkey, Max Sanders.
Nov 16, 2021
The Best 80s Movie Endings
01:08:56
They say that there are two parts to every movie; the ending and everything else. Studios rely on test audiences, directors rely on their gut, and actors hope one of the two are right. A few weeks ago we covered our favorite intro scenes to 80s movies. Cobra, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Conan The Barbarian were a few that made that list. On today’s episode we’ll fast forward to the climax of 80s cinematic gold and produce a list of our favorite endings. I’m Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always, the last 3 minutes to my tight 90-minute masterpiece, Max Sanders. And with that, let’s start at the finish!
Nov 09, 2021
Tim Cappello Interview
01:11:30
As Tina Turner toured and performed, she introduced us to a golden gem of a saxophone player by the name of Tim… Timmy to his friends. From there Tim went on to Miami Vice, Hearts of Fire, Tap, all types of opportunities to perform and act. But one decision defined him for generations to come. In 1987 Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys gave the world it’s first broad taste of the greased up shirtless muscular saxophone player known to all of us as sexy sax man. Often imitated never duplicated Tim Cappello set the stage for what would be an ongoing persona of what a saxophone player is and what a saxophone player should be. Lisa Simpson, Kenny G, Bill Clinton all did their best. But when we think of saxophone, we only think of one man. Today on Buzzn The Tower we are honored to have the opportunity to sit down with the man, the myth, the legend himself, Tim Cappello, and talk everything from Tina Turner to the time he was almost in Point Break! I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me for the first time, the Rockstar to my boardwalk beach bonfire, Tim Cappello. And with that, oh and I guess Max Sanders is here to, I STILL BELIEVE! 
Nov 02, 2021
The 80s Collector Part 3 Horror Edition
58:59
In Part 1 we started building the world’s greatest 80s movie memorabilia collection. In Part 2 with the help of celebrity chef Graham Elliot, we added some rad items like the glaive from Krull, the WOPR computer from WarGames and the Auryn from The Neverending Story. Today in Part 3 we’re building out the museum to include our favorite keepsakes from 80s horror films. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the white painted Shatner mask to my Halloween nightmare, Max Sanders. And with that, let’s build our collection!
Oct 26, 2021
80s Horror Favorites
01:17:49
King, Cronenberg, Holland, Kubrick and Landis all had the distinct honor of scaring the absolute hell out of a generation of movie goers. The 80s produced cult and blockbuster classics that 40 years later are often imitated but never duplicated. What better way to pay tribute to these masters of fright then to spend an hour talking about our favorite kills, stories and elements of 80s horror. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always. The Children to my Corn, Max Sanders. And with that… HE WANTS YOU TOO MALACHI! HE WANTS YOU TOO!!!
Oct 19, 2021
Recasting The Lost Boys
01:01:49
Welcome to Santa Clara, murder capital of the world. With October in full swing the time has come to put our full focus on the definitive vampire movie of the 1980s. In a truly sacrilegious act, we will take the best vampire movie ever (Sorry Once Bitten!) and recast it with actors and actresses from the 1980s. Holy water, garlic and a stake through the heart can’t stop us from tampering with perfection. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Alan Frog to my Edgar Frog, Max Sanders. And with that, let’s recast The Lost Boys!
Oct 12, 2021
Guiltier Pleasures 80s Movie Edition
01:08:39
Twenty-nine episodes ago our guilty pleasures were put on display for all to judge. Blind Fury, Masters of the Universe, Howard the Duck and Next of Kin were some of the decadent choices we served up. But that was then and this is now. We’ve developed trust with you, we can TRULY be ourselves. Today on Buzzn The Tower we’ll dive into our favorite 80s movies we’re ashamed to talk about. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the fonzanoon to my Jack Hartounian, Max Sanders. And with that, let's get guilty!
Oct 05, 2021
Nightmare On Elm Street 4-7
01:14:40
Today’s episode, Nightmare on Elm Street 4-7. The only thing to fear is fear himself. Freddy Krueger made the 80s a scarier place and we are so glad he did! On today’s episode of Buzzn The Tower we jump into Part 2 of our Krueger box set review with our good friend Caleb. I’m Max Sanders and joining me as always, the red and green sweater to my severely burned torso, Mo Shapiro. And with that…welcome to my nightmare!
Sep 28, 2021
Nightmare On Elm Street 1-3
01:28:41
One…Two… Freddy’s coming for you… Three…Four…Better lock your door… Robert Englund and Wes Craven loaded the 80s with enough nightmare fuel to send a rocket into space. On today’s episode of Buzzn The Tower we join horror film aficionado Caleb as we deep dive into the Elm Street box set. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the fedora to my knife glove, Max Sanders.
Sep 21, 2021
80s Personality Test
57:10
Have you ever gone on a blind date thinking it’ll be with Jake Ryan, only to find out it’s with Ducky? Or while scrolling through Facebook have you clicked on a short quiz to see which breakfast club member you most resemble? Today on Buzzn The Tower Max and I will give a full personality and psych profile of each other using characters from 80s movies. If you really want to know what’s behind our eyes this is the episode for you. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Max Sanders…to my Mo Shapiro, Max Sanders. And with that, YOU WANNA GET NUTS?! LET’S GET NUTS!
Sep 14, 2021
Back To School
01:00:44
There’s an entire genre of films about the high school and college experience. Sixteen Candles, Revenge of the Nerds and Real Genius, just to name a few. But there is one movie that doesn’t get the RESPECT it deserves. Today on Buzzn The Tower we’re going to change that by Triple Lindy diving headfirst into the 80s college romp Back to School. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Lou to my Thorton Melon, Max Sanders.
Sep 07, 2021
Top 10 Sports Moments From 80s Movies
01:05:43
DANANA DANANA! That sound is synonymous with SportsCenter Top 10 lists, from women’s hockey to the NFL there is always a top 10 plays, shots, rebounds, goals or even celebrations list from ESPN. But what they fail to cover are some of the best sports moments of our lifetime. Today on Buzzn The Tower we’re going to list our top 10 sports moments from 80s movies. Boxing, soccer, basketball and even Kumite will make an appearance on our list. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Boof to my Scott Howard, Max Sanders.
Aug 31, 2021
Recasting Major League
58:00
Burn onnnnn big river.... burn on. In 1969 Randy Newman read an article about the heavily polluted Cuyahoga River in Ohio literally catching on fire! Little did he know that twenty years later his melodic creation would hitch itself to the greatest baseball movie ever filmed. Some will say The Natural, Bull Durham or Field of Dreams deserve that title, but to that I say "Forget about the curveball Ricky, GIVE HIM THE HEATER!" Today on Buzzn The Tower, we will tempt fate yet again as we recast the characters of Major League with other 80s actors. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the guy who's name we could not find on IMDB or anywhere, to my Harry Doyle, Max Sanders. And with that... JUUUUUUUST A BIT OUTTTTSIDE!
Aug 24, 2021
Remembering Patrick Swayze
01:03:52
Tomorrow, August 18th 2021, would have been Patrick Swayze’s 69th birthday. It is impossible to talk about 80s movies without mentioning his work. Swayze perfectly blended action hero, heartthrob and big hair into an electric career on the big screen. Today on Buzzn The Tower we’ll remember an actor who did everything from cleaning up The Double Deuce to facing the mafia with a bow and arrow. I’m Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always the Sylvia to my Sidney Schumacher, Max Sanders. And with that… She’s like the wind, through my treeeee.
Aug 17, 2021
The Best 80s Opening Scenes
01:07:15
The opening sequence of a film can make or break the movie going experience. In order to suspend reality, buy into the story, fall in love with a character, or white knuckle with suspense, you must first be hooked with the beginning of the movie. Today on Buzzn The Tower we’re going to list our favorite 80s opening scenes. The ones that, to this day, give us goosebumps and lock us in for a 90-minute cinematic thrill ride. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, The TriStar Pictures Pegasus to my MGM Lion, Max Sanders. And with that…
Aug 10, 2021
Most Satisfying Villain Deaths
01:07:04
For the death of a movie villain to truly be satisfying, two things must be true to some degree: One, the villain must be vile, detestable and pure evil. Two, the graphic nature of the villain’s death must match the vitriol they solicit. On today’s dark and disturbing episode of Buzzn The Tower we’re going to discuss movie villain deaths that left us feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Ursula to my Prince Eric, Max Sanders. And with that, let’s talk murder!
Aug 03, 2021
Rocky IV
02:03:05
Two worlds collide, rival nations. It's a primitive clash venting years of frustrations. Bravely we hope, against all hope, there's so much at stake, seems our freedom's up against the ropes. Does the crowd understand, it it East vs. West? Or man against man? Can any nation stand alone? In 1985 Rocky Balboa ended the Cold War. Our friends over at The Nostalgia Test Podcast invited Buzzn The Tower to sit down and talk about this pivotal moment in world history. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the SICO Robot to my ungrateful Uncle Paulie, Max Sanders. And with that let's join Dan and Manny from The Nostalgia Test Podcast!
Jul 27, 2021
One Crazy Summer
55:13
You may have heard, but Buzzn The Tower is more than just a podcast. As 80s film historians we have a moral obligation to educate our friends, our enemies and our communities. Today we evoke our civic duties as we talk about a hidden gem called One Crazy Summer. By the time this episode is over, you’ll understand why this movie is a summer classic. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Clay Stork to my Egg Stork, Max Sanders. And with that, OH YA THANK YOU I WILL HAVE SOME COOKIES!!!
Jul 20, 2021
Remembering Richard Donner
59:27
On July 5th, 2021 the world lost an entertainment icon. At the age of 91, Richard Donner left a legacy very few will ever come close to even touching. You cannot talk about the 80s without mentioning his work and his impact on cinema. ClarK Kent, One-Eyed Willy, Murtaugh and Riggs and a hawk that was a lady, all owe a debt of gratitude to one of Hollywood's greatest directors. On today's episode of Buzzn The Tower we'll look back at the films Donner made during the 1980s and talk about a man who's talent was only rivaled by his kindness. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Chunk to my Mikey, Max Sanders. And with that... "Our parents they wanted the bestest stuff for us, but they got to do what's best for them, cuz it's their time, their time up there. Down here it's our time, it's our time down here! That's all over the second we ride up Troy's bucket."
Jul 13, 2021
Epic 80s Movie Scores
01:15:50
The very first episode of Buzzn The Tower was called Radical 80s Movie Jams. We covered everything from Kenny Loggins Danger Zone to Ray Parker Jr's Ghostbusters. Today we head back to the realm of music with our eyes and ears on some of the most epic theatrical scores ever composed. These works of art create suspense, evoke emotions and sometimes are as popular as the movies themselves. So sit back, grab a glass of wine and enjoy a MOST… sophisticated journey to the classical music of the 80s. I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the cello playing Dana Barrett to my Vigo the Carpathian, Max Sanders. And with that, let’s get classy.
Jul 06, 2021
Recasting The Karate Kid
01:04:11
Sand the floor. Paint the fence. Get a bodybag and get ready for the All-Valley Karate Tournament, because today we're taking one of the best movies around and replacing the beloved characters with other stars from the 80s. We'll have to make tough decisions and commit to our choices. Win, lose, no matter. You make good fight, earn respect then nobody bother. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Daniel-san to my Mr. Miyagi, Max Sanders. And with that, let's recast The Karate Kid!
Jun 29, 2021
The 80s Collector Part 2 With Graham Elliot
01:12:17
In Part 1 Buzzn The Tower started building its fantasy collectors museum. From Lloyd Dobler's boombox to Axel Foley's jacket our collection had a strong start. Today we pick up where we left off, we'll continue to fill our airplane hanger with 80s movie memorabilia that would make Spielberg himself jealous. But this time we have a little help... I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me for the first time, the Swedish Chef to my Hurdy Gurdy Gurdy, Graham Elliot. And with that let's build our collection!
Jun 22, 2021
Building The Perfect 80s Dad
01:08:22
Good advice, bad jokes and questionable fashion sense. The rad dads of the 80s had it all! Today we’ll celebrate Father’s Day by hand picking bits and pieces of our favorite 80s dads and Frankensteining the mother of all…. or father of all patriarchs.  I’m Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Danny to my Jack Torrance, Max Sanders. And with that, let's get to work!
Jun 15, 2021
Stallone Schwarzenegger Movie Swap
01:02:22
Vice Versa, The Parent Trap, 18 again, 17 again, Face/Off, The Hot Chick, The Shaggy Dog, The Change Up. There is no shortage of Body Swap movies in Hollywood. But what if instead of Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage playing musical chairs with their souls we tried something new... something bold. Stallone and Schwarzenegger dominated the movies of the 80s from muscles to one liners they were the definition of action. But what if we had to Freaky Friday 3 of their respective films, could it be done? Should it be done? I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Brigitte Nielsen to my Arnold/Sly love triangle. And with that, let's do a movie swap!
Jun 08, 2021
Beverly Hills Cop
59:55
The heat is on, on the street, inside your head, on every beat. Few movies have captured lightening in a bottle like the 1984 classic Beverly Hills Cop. This is Eddie Murphy at his best, and today we're going to celebrate one of the finest movies the 80s had to offer. I'm Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always, the Detective Rosewood to my Sergeant Taggart, Max Sanders. And with that, let's ruin the buffet at the Harrow Club.
Jun 01, 2021
Top 11 80s Sci-Fi Movies Part 2
59:38
Last week on Buzzn The Tower we covered 11 through 6: Akira, Tron, They Live, The Last Starfighter, Escape from New York and Dune. This week we're going to get to the heart of our Sci-Fi romance with our top 5. I'm Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always, the Jonesy the Cat to my Ellen Ripley, Max Sanders. And with that, THAT'S IT MAN, GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER!!! WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?!
May 25, 2021
Top 11 80s Sci-Fi Movies Part 1
53:14
Science fiction... the final frontier. These are the favorite sci-fi movies of Buzzn The Tower. It's two part mission... to explore 80s movies, to seek out new facts to rank and debate...to boldly go where no podcast has gone before. I'm Mo Shapiro, joining me as always, the Spock to my Admiral Kirk, Max Sanders. And with that... KHHHHHHAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!
May 18, 2021
Buzzn The Tower Mother's Day Special
01:14:49
Every year on the second Sunday of May we take time to honor and celebrate the wonderful women who brought us into this world. The very existence of humanity and, more importantly, the 80s, can be tracked back to some incredible moms. Buzzn The Tower itself would not be here today if not for the love, compassion and overwhelming patience of two wonderful matriarchs. So what way better to show our love to the special women in our lives than to highlight our favorite moms from our favorite 80s movies. Today we'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll cry some more and then we'll laugh, and in the end... we'll probably cry some more. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the only person I know who loves his mom as much as I do, Max Sanders. And with that, Happy Mother's Day!
May 11, 2021
Remembering John Candy
01:11:53
Canada's three greatest exports are beer, hockey and John Candy. This gift from the Great White North gave us dozens of performances that still warm our hearts to this day. Rather than focus on how we lost him too soon, today we'll rejoice in the gifts he left behind. John Candy owned the 80s, and in honor of that Buzzn The Tower will dedicate an episode to remembering his life, impact and performances. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Tom Tuttle from Tacoma to my Chet Riley, Max Sanders. And with that, take this quarter go downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face!
May 04, 2021
Drafting The Perfect Comedy
01:10:51
In honor of the 2021 NFL Draft, Buzzn The Tower is putting together two fiercely competitive rosters of comedic geniuses. Directors, writers, and actors will be chosen throughout this ten round fantasy draft. The result? The best 80s comedy ever made. Strategy, player evaluation and a little luck will all be needed as we try to create a movie even Vince Lombardi would be proud of. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Mel Kiper Jr. to my Todd McShay, Max Sanders. And with that... Max you're on the clock.
Apr 27, 2021
Game Of Thrones 80s Edition
01:13:38
Buzzn The Tower is traveling back to the 80s. Max is in his DeLorean, I'm in the phone booth, and we're going straight to HBO to pitch George R. R. Martin's novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. The Starks, Targaryens and Lannisters are getting a radical makeover. From the Iron Islands to Westeros the locations and stories will remain the same, but we'll need the best 80s actors and actresses to step into these iconic roles. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Hodor to my Bran Stark, Max Sanders. And with that, I am the three-eyed Raven!
Apr 20, 2021
Top 10 80s Comedy Duos
01:05:46
Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Spade & Farley, Key & Peele... Mo & Max. Some comedic duos are in a class of their own, if you are listening to this podcast you no doubt love comedy, comedic duos and realize the 80s had plenty of both. Today we're going to list our Top 10 80s Comedic Duos from our favorite movies. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the punchline to my joke, Max Sanders. And with that, let's get our laugh on!
Apr 13, 2021
Recasting The Empire Strikes Back
01:19:50
Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a pair of Podcasters have decided to recast The Empire Strikes Back with different actors from the 80s. From their secret base on the remote ice world of Michigan, Buzzn The Tower will restore balance to the force. How do you try and replace such a prolific cast? No, try not. Do, or do not. There is no try. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining as always, the warm Tauntaun intestines to my unconscious Luke Skywalker, Max Sanders and with that I thought they smelled bad on the outside!
Apr 06, 2021
Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters!
01:04:28
1984 is widely considered the greatest year for movies of all time. Temple of Doom, The Terminator, Beverly Hills Cop, and The Karate Kid just to name a few. One movie in particular stood above the rest as a cultural and spiritual life changing event. New York City is heading for a disaster of biblical proportions; Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff, forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanos, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, MASS HYSTERIA!!! I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Zuul to my Vinz Clortho, Max Sanders. And with that, let's go bust some ghosts!
Mar 30, 2021
Thanos Snapping The Work Of John Hughes
01:18:50
Despite our greatest efforts the Mad Titan has recovered all of the Infinity Stones. However, this Endgame has a twist. When Thanos snaps his fingers half of the 1980s John Hughes catalog will disappear forever. The world's greatest 80s movie Avengers, Mo & Max, have been assembled to choose which movies stay and which movies go. I'm Mo "Captain America" Shapiro, and joining me as always, the Molly Ringwald to my Anthony Michael Hall, Max "Black Widow" Sanders. And with that... Buzzn The Tower ASSEMBLE!
Mar 23, 2021
Guilty Pleasures 80s Movie Edition
01:09:38
In case you didn't know, this podcast is dedicated to the movies of the 1980s. And found within that rich tapestry of action, drama, horror, and comedy are some of the finest films ever made. But lurking in the shadows, in places you'll never admit, are some movies that would make a billy goat puke. Even worse than the actual films, is the fact that we still love and watch them. We're not here to judge, in fact, quite the opposite. Today we're going to confess to our guiltiest 80s movie pleasures, the movies that are so bad... we kind of think they're good. I'm Mo Shapiro, and joining me as always, the Blanky to my Brave Little Toaster, Max Sanders. And with that...if no one's looking... let's admit to our guilty pleasures.
Mar 16, 2021
Weird Sciencing The Perfect 80s Action Hero
01:06:55
The 1980s defined action hero Shangri-La. From J.J. McQuade to John Matrix there was never a shortage of biceps, bullets and blackbelts on the big screen. Today we're going to borrow Gary and Wyatt's brilliant idea from Weird Science. But instead of making a woman named Lisa, we're going to Frankenstein the perfect 80s action hero. I'm Mo "Dark Shadow" Shapiro and with me as always, the Jean Claude to my Van Damme, Max "Viper Blood" Sanders. And with that, let's make a monster!
Mar 09, 2021
Recasting Back To The Future
01:01:40
There are movies and then there are MOVIES. You'd be hard pressed to find a single person alive who doesn't know who Marty McFly is, or how many gigawatts are needed for time travel. Today we're going to do the unthinkable and go back in time to 1985... and technically 1955 too, and recast Back To The Future with different actors from the 80s. We don't have a DeLorean or a phone both or even a hot tub, but that won't stop us from revisiting one of our favorite 80s films. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Eric Stoltz to my Michael J. Fox, Max Sanders. And with that, let's see if you bastards can do 90!
Mar 02, 2021
It's An 80s Movie Dance Off Part 2
01:14:24
Last week we started our top 25 countdown by covering the bottom 15. This week we'll rank our top 10 best dance scenes of 80s cinema. So grab your BMX bike or Strategic Artificially Intelligent Nuclear Transport, Johnny Five to his friends, and get ready to boogie down. I'm your host Mo Shapiro, and with me as always, the steel town girl to my Saturday night, Max Sanders. And with that, let's dance!
Feb 23, 2021
It's An 80s Movie Dance Off Part 1
58:29
Ren McCormack knew the salvation of his town relied on a dance. Johnny Castle wasn't about to let anyone put baby in a corner. Films have a long standing romance with dance, whether it's Gene Kelly splashing in puddles or Kid 'n Play tearing it up at a house party. Cinematic dance scenes have spanned every decade and, as always, the 80s did it best. Today, in Part 1 we are going to rank our top 25 through 11, 80s movie dance scenes. I'm Mo Shapiro and with me as always, the Willard to my Ren, Max Sanders. And with that....I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PARTY, LET'S DANCE!!!
Feb 16, 2021
Mo Shapiro's Day Off
54:31
The question isn't what are we going to do. The question is what aren't we going to do. Straight from the playbook of Ferris Bueller we're gonna take a day off, splicing and dicing all of the greatest parts of our 80s movies to make an adventure worth talking about. Minding the P's and Q's of everything Ferris Bueller, we're going to make the most out of this day. Because it's pretty tough to come up with a new illness, if I gotta go for 10 I'm probably gonna have to barf up a lung, so we better make this one count. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the Sloane Peterson to my Abe Froman, Max Sanders. And with that, let's start our day off!
Feb 09, 2021
The 80s Collector
01:01:40
From lightsabers to Howard The Duck’s recliner, our favorite movies from the 80s are filled with items we want, can’t have, or maybe we can. Today we're going to explore what we want in our own personal collection. I'm Mo Shapiro and joining me as always, the flux capacitor to my DeLorean, Max Sanders. And with that, let's curate our museum!
Feb 02, 2021
Talk Nerdy To Me
52:51
Whether you’re a dork, a nerd, a dweeb or you just feel a little out of place, there’s some 80s movie that made you feel a little bit more normal. We’ve put together a list of our 10 favorite 80s nerds. Spanning the best decade of film with the biggest dorks you could imagine. I’m Mo Shapiro and with me as always, the Cameron to my Ferris, Max Sanders.
Jan 26, 2021
Yo Bartender Jobu Needs A Refill
01:17:24
We're going to take all the best practices from all our favorite 80s films and put together the ultimate bar. A place where you’d want to go if everybody knew your name. A place where you’d want to have a beer, a cocktail or even just spend a little bit of time reminiscing about the best decade ever. I’m Mo Shapiro and with me as always, The Bunny to my pot of boiling vengeful water, Max Sanders.
Jan 19, 2021
Congrats It's An 80's Baby Part 2
51:30
We’re going to hop back into the only right way to raise a child in the crazy world we live in, which is a steady dose of your favorite 80s films. In Part 2 we cover the must see 1980s movies for the tumultuous adolescent years of 12 through 18. I’m Mo Shapiro and with me as always, the Flanagan to my Coughlin, Max Sanders.
Jan 12, 2021
Congrats It's An 80's Baby Part 1
49:41
We’re going to hop into the only right way to raise a child in the crazy world we live in, which is a steady dose of your favorite 80s films. In Part 1 we cover the must see 1980s movies for the fundamental ages of 5 through 11. I’m Mo Shapiro and with me as always, the Dalton to my Garrett, Max Sanders.
Jan 05, 2021
How We Got To The Chopper
01:05:30
We’re going to dive into everything Predator. This movie didn’t happen by accident, it took a look of serendipity, good luck and Arnold Schwarzenegger to get us there. So please join us! I’m Mo Shapiro and with me as always, the Dillon to my Dutch, Max Sanders.
Dec 29, 2020
Buzzn The Tower Holiday Special Part 2
43:58
In Part 2, Santa Claus continues checking his list twice and deciding which 80s movie characters are naughty or nice. Part 1 has shown us that Santa is an unforgiving judicial monster who won't let you slide. So as we go into Part 2 remember someone has to make these difficult decisions. I'm Mo "Kris Kringle" Shapiro and with me as always the Rambo to my Trautman, Max "Patch" Sanders. And with that let's pick up where we left off.
Dec 21, 2020
Buzzn The Tower Holiday Special Part 1
45:57
December is our favorite month of the year. Sitting on our couch curled up with a blanket, watching John McClane say yippee ki yay and waiting for Ralphie to get his Red Ryder BB Gun. In Part 1, we are going to play the role of Santa and explore all of our favorite 80s Christmas films and make a definitive list of who really was naughty or nice. I'm Ho Ho Ho Mo Shapiro and joining me as always the Rusty to my Clark, Max Merry Christmas Sanders. And with that lets check our list twice.
Dec 21, 2020
Recasting The Princess Bride
57:59
Buttercup was raised on a small farm in the country of Florin. If this is the first time you’ve heard that sentence you’re missing out on one of the best movies ever made. Today we’re going to embark on a most INCONCIEVABLE journey as we try to recast The Princess Bride with actors and actresses from the same 80s era. I’m Mo Shaprio and with me as always, the rodent of unusual size to my fire swamp, Max Sanders. And with that let’s recast!
Dec 17, 2020
Radical 80s Movie Jams
01:13:34
Our favorite 80s movies have one thing in common; a song or two that are inseparable from the film. Today we're gonna dive into our favorite original songs that were made just for the movies they debuted in. I'm your host Mo Shapiro, joining me as always, the Riggs to my Murtaugh, Max Sanders. And with that, let's jump in!
Dec 16, 2020