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:
Flying Blind - Starring Téa Leoni and Corey Parker with guest Lisa Kudrow
March 02, 2024x
70
01:13:45102.17 MB

Flying Blind - Starring Téa Leoni and Corey Parker with guest Lisa Kudrow

Flying Blind WAS a show. It ran on Fox from September, 1992 to May, 1993, lasting a total of 22 episodes. It’s the story of a relationship between young, uptight and somewhat nebish Neil (Corey Parker) who lives at home with his parents, and the free-wheeling and sexually liberated Alicia (Téa Leoni) who lives with cool New York artist-loft party types. It features cameos from a veritable revolving door of great comedic ...

Badaptation: Uncle Buck (1990) Somehow not starring John Candy!
February 15, 2024x
69
01:10:1897.42 MB

Badaptation: Uncle Buck (1990) Somehow not starring John Candy!

1989 saw the release of one of the most memorable cinematic comedies of all time, the John Hughes classic Uncle Buck starring the incomparable John Candy and Macaulay Culkin. A mere one year later, a sitcom version was released featuring practically none of the original cast. The replacements try their darnedest to replicate the unique charm of the film, which is of course the story of three kids left in the care of thei...

2023 Holiday Special feat. Family Matters, Soul Man and The Nanny!
December 16, 2023x
68
01:26:02119.09 MB

2023 Holiday Special feat. Family Matters, Soul Man and The Nanny!

For the 2023 very special holiday episode, the TWAS team watches Christmas episodes from three classic shows: a very successful show (Family Matters), a failed or forgotten show (Soul Man) and a wild card episode of a show with a particularly unusual format (The Nanny)...and learn more than they ever wanted to know about Stefan Urquelle. Join Brynn, Aaron and Barry as they usher in a nice relaxing holiday season. Visit...

Hardball - A show about baseball starring Bruce Greenwood
December 02, 2023x
67
01:14:21102.94 MB

Hardball - A show about baseball starring Bruce Greenwood

Hardball WAS a show. This baseball themed workplace sitcom aired on Fox in the fall of 1994 and centred around the exploits of the fictional American League team The Pioneers. Sitting on the bench for this one were some actors who’d go on to be some real heavy hitters themselves, like Bruce Greenwood, Mike Starr, Phill Lewis, Joe Rogan and Steve “Kenny Bania” Hytner. Join Brynn, Aaron and Barry as they bunt, hit a homer,...

Going Places - A show about TV writers starring Alan Ruck and Heather Locklear
November 20, 2023x
66
01:16:45106.26 MB

Going Places - A show about TV writers starring Alan Ruck and Heather Locklear

Going Places WAS a show. In fact, it was part of ABC’s famous TGIF lineup during the 1990 to 1991 season, and lasted just 19 episodes. It was about two brothers from Chicago who move to LA to take jobs as TV comedy writers, and move into a house owned by the show’s producer. Also living with them are two women who also write for the show. Hijinks ensue? Going Places stood out as a workplace comedy for adults, as compared...

Soul Man - Dan Aykroyd is a Blues-Playing Motorcycle-Riding Priest
November 01, 2023x
65
01:16:25105.81 MB

Soul Man - Dan Aykroyd is a Blues-Playing Motorcycle-Riding Priest

Soul Man WAS a show. It ran from April 15, 1997 to May 26, 1998 for a total of 25 episodes. Starring official Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd, it’s the story of Mike Weber, a widowed Episcopal priest and single father of four children in Royal Oak, Michigan. It takes place in the Home Improvement Sitcom Universe due to crossover episodes featuring Al Borland, and also features occasional guest appearances from the one and only...