That Was a Show?

That Was a Show?

The podcast about failed or forgotten sitcoms from the 80s and 90s. Many sitcoms have stood the test of time and have millions of adoring fans—but those shows were diamonds in the rough. This podcast is not about those diamonds, it's about the rough. Some sitcoms were briefly popular in their time, some were cancelled almost immediately. You probably won't recognize most of these, and you'll say 'that was a show?' Hosted by Brynn Byrne, Aaron Yeger, and Andrew "Barry" Helmer. A Radio Gizmo Production. Artwork by Brian Walker. thatwasashow.com
Reviews:
BadAptation Series: Baby Talk - starring Tony Danza and George Clooney, based on Look Who’s Talking
June 23, 2022x
45
01:17:21107.1 MB

BadAptation Series: Baby Talk - starring Tony Danza and George Clooney, based on Look Who’s Talking

Baby Talk WAS a show. She’s a single mother looking for love; he’s a baby whose thoughts we can hear. That’s uh, that’s pretty much it. It’s Baby Talk! Join Brynn, Aaron and Barry, as they try to goo-goo gah-gah their way through this 90s dud that also featured the glorious hair of George Clooney. Email: thatwasashow@aol.com (Because 90s AOL still exists for some reason!) Visit our new website! thatwasashow.com Leave us a...

Free Spirit - or Witch Nanny? Featuring young Alyson Hannigan
May 20, 2022x
44
01:19:2273.46 MB

Free Spirit - or Witch Nanny? Featuring young Alyson Hannigan

Free Spirit WAS a show. A single dad struggles to balance his at-home law practice with raising three kids. When his youngest son casually wishes for someone who’ll pay more attention to him, a witch named Winnie literally drops from the sky into their lives. Dad doesn’t know she’s a supernatural being and hires her as a housekeeper, nanny, mother figure, and possibly a love interest? Yikes is right! Winnie is magic, and ...

Phenom - Starring Judith Light & William Devane
April 28, 2022x
43
01:23:1377.02 MB

Phenom - Starring Judith Light & William Devane

Phenom WAS a show. This 90s family sitcom featured a teenage tennis champ, a Carly Simon song, and Catholic guilt. It had a stacked cast of TV ringers, including Judith Light and William Devane, PLUS top-notch comedy writers! So what happened? Lots of people liked it—especially eight-year-old Brynn! The gang has a rowdy discussion about this series and the "racket" of show business. Email: thatwasashow@aol.com (Because 90...

(Bonus Episode) Revisiting teenage Jason Bateman in It’s Your Move
April 08, 2022x
42
00:37:5852.6 MB

(Bonus Episode) Revisiting teenage Jason Bateman in It’s Your Move

In this special bonus episode, Brynn & Aaron rewind the old VHS collection, and look back at the show It’s Your Move from Season 1, Episode 17 of the podcast. They watch another episode to shine even more light on this edgy 1984 dark comedy. Email: thatwasashow@aol.com (Because 90s AOL still exists for some reason!) Visit our new website! thatwasashow.com Leave us a voice message at anchor.fm/thatwasashow and it might...

Something Wilder - Starring Gene Wilder
March 26, 2022x
42
01:14:0768.6 MB

Something Wilder - Starring Gene Wilder

Something Wilder WAS a show. This harmless family sitcom was developed as a vehicle for the Hollywood legend Gene Wilder. Join Brynn, Aaron & Barry as they make their way through this Gene Pick. Email: thatwasashow@aol.com (Because 90s AOL still exists for some reason!) Visit our new website! thatwasashow.com Leave us a voice message at anchor.fm/thatwasashow and it might make it into a future episode! Check out our s...

One Of The Boys starring Dana Carvey, Nathan Lane and Mickey Rooney - with guest Neal E. Fischer
March 04, 2022x
41
01:37:1389.98 MB

One Of The Boys starring Dana Carvey, Nathan Lane and Mickey Rooney - with guest Neal E. Fischer

One Of The Boys WAS a show. What do you get when you bring together Dana Carvey in his first starring role, Nathan Lane in his first starring role, music and acting icon Scatman Crothers, and cap it off with the vaudeville stylings of Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney? Turns out not a lot. This 1982 sitcom is about an energetic senior who ditches the nursing home (where he inexplicably lives because he’s in terrific shape) t...