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
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Network Promo - Season 3 of That Was a Show? Coming Soon!
January 24, 2023x
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00:01:532.66 MB

Network Promo - Season 3 of That Was a Show? Coming Soon!

We have an exciting announcement about That Was a Show? Season 3... In the style of a 90s network television interstitial promo! Starting in Season 3, we'll be releasing episodes on specific dates: the 1st and 15th of each month. This will begin with our season premiere on February 15th, with an episode about The George Carlin Show! Oh and on that note, we will now try to announce the show being covered in each episo...

Season 2 Finale! That Was a Season?
November 10, 2022x
50
01:10:3997.98 MB

Season 2 Finale! That Was a Season?

Brynn, Aaron & Barry celebrate the end of an incredible 2nd season of That Was a Show? They watch and review three very successful sitcoms from the 90s that may or may not be forgotten today…and you’ll have to listen to find out which ones! They also present the 2nd annual TWASies Awards to some of the shows and characters discovered over the past year—including the Baddest Badaptation Award, the Best Betty White Awa...

Maybe This Time - Starring Marie Osmond, Craig Ferguson and Betty White
October 13, 2022x
49
01:13:44102.18 MB

Maybe This Time - Starring Marie Osmond, Craig Ferguson and Betty White

Maybe This Time WAS a show. This 1995 sitcom is about the comings and goings of a family owned coffee shop, and stars the likes of Marie Osmond, Ashley Johnson, Any Hill, Craig Ferguson, and saving the best for last here, Betty White! It’s part sarcastic gen-x hangout show and part saccharine kid-friendly family show a la TGIF. Brynn, Aaron and Barry grab a seat at the counter, order a cookie and cappakino, and gab about...

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 ...