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:
Ned and Stacey - Starring Thomas Haden Church & Debra Messing
September 16, 2022x
48
01:09:5596.88 MB

Ned and Stacey - Starring Thomas Haden Church & Debra Messing

Ned and Stacey WAS a show. He’s a fast talking advertising exec with no scruples. She’s a down on her luck journalist stuck living with her parents. To get a promotion, he needs a wife. To get on with her life, she needs an apartment. What if… they got married? So what if they completely hate each other? Join Brynn, Aaron and Barry as they ‘will they won’t they’ their way through another rom com. Email: thatwasashow@ao...

(Bonus Feature) Backdoor Pilot: From The Nanny to The Chatterbox
August 26, 2022x
47
00:38:2953.39 MB

(Bonus Feature) Backdoor Pilot: From The Nanny to The Chatterbox

In this special bonus feature episode, Brynn & Aaron examine the attempted spinoff of The Nanny called The Chatterbox , which never made it past a failed backdoor pilot. This show could be described as The Nanny (without Fran Drescher) meets Dirty Dancing (without heart) meets Cheers (without jokes) and set in a hair salon in deep Queens. Email: thatwasashow@aol.com (Because 90s AOL still exists for some reason!) ...

Gloria - A spinoff that’s only *somewhat* In The Family
August 05, 2022x
47
01:19:06109.58 MB

Gloria - A spinoff that’s only *somewhat* In The Family

Gloria WAS a show. This 1983 sitcom was a spin-off of a spin-off from the iconic All In The Family universe...but without Norman Lear and Carroll O'Connor. It does have lots of cute animals and the delightful Sally Struthers. Brynn, Aaron and Barry enter this doomed story world by watching not one but TWO pilots to decide whether it should be a part of the Archie Bunker cannon. Email: thatwasashow@aol.com (Because 90s ...

Hudson Street - starring Tony Danza as Tony (yes, again!)
July 18, 2022x
46
00:58:0180.41 MB

Hudson Street - starring Tony Danza as Tony (yes, again!)

Hudson Street WAS a show. Tony Danza plays yet another character named Tony in this story about a divorced police detective in Hoboken, New Jersey. Finally ready to give love another chance, Tony gets set up on a date with newspaper writer Melanie, played by Lori Loughlin. The catch? He’s a tough-on-crime conservative, and she…pretty much just believes in basic civil liberties and due process. In another twist, she lands...

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 Lea...

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...