Comb back your mullets and perms because this week we are going back to the 80’s!

In many ways, the 80’s were a much simpler time. A time where fashion was colorfully neon and bold,  where people loved to actually go out to the movies and go dancing, and a time where random slang words were ‘gnarly’ and ‘hella’ plentiful.  Music was particularly ‘bitchin’ during this time because it gave rise to some of the best karaoke songs and, not to mention, music videos that has ever existed.  From whiny guitars to synth drums to dancing in a skin-tight outfit while dramatically belting out lyrics that put today’s songs to shame – 80’s music had it it all. This week join Tuong La and Tubular guests Victoria Luloff, Axandre Lemours,  and Colleen Wang as they ‘totally’ come up with a ‘rad’ Top 5 80’s Songs List!

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Ground Rules

  • Music has to have been released in the 80’s (Duh!)
  • Songs that were released in the 70’s and popularized in the 80’s don’t count
  • Music can be from any genre in the 80’s
  • We are more or less taking some inspiration for our ground rules from this Urban Dictionary definition:
  • “80’s music consisted mostly of whiny guitars, semi-human(as in: never too masculine) voices and better lyrics in general than most/all of the hip-hop/pop songs that you will find on the radio today. Chances are, if the music sounds like a cross between innocently thundering guitars and lukewarm/strong drugs, it’s 80’s music. If there’s a music video involving a singer with a spectacular vocal range and hair combed halfway up to the ceiling dancing on a stage with horrid patterns on his skin-tight outfit, it’s 80’s music. If you’re too young understand the political references in the lyrics or just old enough to remember what they were about, it’s 80’s music. If a man wearing an ‘I love the 80’s!’ t-shirt suddenly looks up at the supermarket and names a Duran Duran song to the nearest person, it’s 80’s music. If you go to amazon or e-bay and type ’80’s music’ into the search field, it’s 80’s music. No, really, it’s true.”

Playlist

We compiled a totally bodacious 80’s playlist of all the songs that we nominated and our honourable mentions for your listening pleasure! Check it out and enjoy!

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

4. Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A.

3. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

2. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

1.I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston

Tuong’s List

  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
  • Take on Me -a-Ha
  • It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I feel fine) –  R.E.M
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • We’re Not Gonna Take it – Simple Minds
  • Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • 99 Luftballoons – Nena
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Believe it or Not – Greatest American Hero Theme Song
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  • Nothings Gonna Stop Us – Starship
  • Centrefold – J. Geils Band
  • Love Shack – B52’s
  • Get Outta My Dreams and Into My Car – Billy Ocean
  • Africa – TOTO
  • Uptown Girl/We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

Victoria’s List

  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  • When Doves Cry – Prince
  • In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
  • Never Gonna Give You Up –  Rick Astley
  • Take On Me – a-ha
  • Dancing In the Dark –  Bruce Springstein
  • The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
  • Blister In the Sun – Violent Femmes
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  • Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  • Invisible Touch – Genesis
  • Don’t You Want Me – Human League
  • Faith – George Michael
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
  • Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benetar
  • Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
  • What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
  • I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Bill Medley
  • Careless Whisper – George Michael
  • Super Freak – Rick James –
  • All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
  • Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  • I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
  • Here I Go Again – White Snake

 

Ax’s List

  • Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • Super Trouper – ABBA
  • Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
  • Take On Me – a-ha
  • Africa -TOTO
  • Tom Sawyer – Rush
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  • Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
  • Sweet Dreams -Eurythmics
  • I’m So Excited – The Pointers Sisters
  • In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
  • September – Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • Rosanna – TOTO
  • Down Under – Men at Work

Colleen’s List

  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • Straight Outta Compton -N.W.A
  • We Belong – Pat Benetar
  • 9- 5 – Dolly Parton
  • I’m Still Standing – Elton John
  • Africa – TOTO
  • Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  • Need You Tonight – INXS
  • If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston

 

 

Talkin’ Tuong has always been a show about finding ways to creatively express ideas and thoughts about pop culture, movies, tv, video games etc. In these dark times, we have decided to shine whatever light we can by committing to producing more frequent episodes, in this period of isolation, so we can keep the conversation going while finding ways to have fun along the way. Join Tuong La and special guest Taylor Fleming as they discuss The Invisible Man and all the shows/movies that are being impacted by this stupid virus!

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Angus gives the former Colonel Freedom (Tuong La) a call to see how his new life as a Super Hero Student is going. Short answer: not great.

Featuring Special Guest: The Making Box’s/PodCavern’s Tuong La

It’s-a-me, Mario!

Mario is arguably the most iconic video game character of all time. Over the last couple decades, this pudgy little high-jumping Italian plumber has shaped the hearts and minds of gamers across the world and has consistently pushed the boundaries of what video games could be. From platforming, to party games, to karting around, to playing every conceivable sport – this one character has found ways to Nintendo-charm its way to being one of the all time greats of pop culture! So join Tuong La and Ninten-Nerds Alex Toth, Brian Costa, and Dan Foerster as they eat a power-up mushroom and storm their way through Bowser’s castle while ranking a Top 5 Super Mario games list!

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Credit to Adam Haynes for the Amazon commercial music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzFKyZc_va4

Ground Rules

  • Game has to feature Mario in it /have “Mario” in the title of the game
  • No Yoshi games (sorry Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island)
  • Super Smash Bros. does not count
  • Mario should be the “main character” of the game
  • No compilation games (ie Super Mario All-Stars)
  • No Luigi games (sorry Gooigi we still like you)
  • Games do not have to be just the platforming games and can be from any “Mario titled” game. (ie Kart, Party, etc.)

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars

4.Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

3. Super Mario 64

2. Super Mario Odyssey

1.Super Mario World

Tuong’s List

  • Super Mario World
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Dr. Mario
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Mario Power Tennis
  • Mario and Luigi Bowsers Inside Story

Alex’s List

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
  • Mario Superstar Baseball
  • Mario Strikers
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Mario Golf Toadstool Tour
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash

Brian’s List

  • Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Mario Party 5
  • Mario is Missing
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
  • Paper Mario Thousand Year Door
  • Paper Mario 64
  • Mario Party 2
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash

Dan’s List

  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Party
  • Super Mario Land
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

 

 

Angus and Sal are visited by Agatha Shelley the librarian who works at the SuperCity Historical Paperback Society. The three of them must put their differences aside to help Agatha rid herself of an unwanted power or she may never be able to touch a book again.

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Featuring Special Guest: Quest Friend Forever’s  / Nicole Bedford Films’s Nicole Bedford

 

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Better late than never! It’s the February edition of Talkin’ Tuong (in March)!

Listen as Tuong rounds up February’s news while talkin’ about Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Jay & Silent Bob Reboot!

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Time Stamp

Intro/News 0:00 -19:54

Birds of Prey

19:54 – 28:11

Sonic the Hedgehog

28:11- 36:26

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

36:26 – 44:11

End

44:11- END

 

CAW CAW Mother cluckers! We talking’ about birds this week!

Look we’ve done Fictional Dogs. We’ve done Fictional Cats. It was only a matter of time until we tackle the all important topic of Fictional Birds! So join Tuong La and Bodacious Bird Watchers Axandre Lemours, Victoria Luloff, and Joey Walsh as they soar over and hoot out a Top 5 Fictional Birds list!

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Ground Rules

  • Nominations can be pulled from any source of fiction (movies, tv, comic books, vide games, etc.)
  • Birds must have wings and beaks
  • If a nomination is a group of birds that basically act as one character that counts
  • Not all birds have to fly
  • Dragons are NOT birds

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Zazu (Lion King)

4. Big Bird (Sesame Street)

3. Tweetie Bird (Looney Tunes)

2. Donald Duck (Disney)

1.Daffy Duck (Looney Tunes)

Tuong’s List

  • Daffy Duck (Looney Tunes)
  • Zazu (Lion King)
  • Hedwig (Harry Potter)
  • Mighty Ducks (Mighty Ducks Movie)
  • Scrooge McDuck
  • Seagulls (Finding Nemo)
  • Road Runner (Looney Tunes)
  • Bird Person (Rick and Morty)
  • Woodstock (Charlie Brown)
  • Pidgeotto (Pokemon)
  • Corviknight (Pokemon)
  • Mordecai (Regular Show)
  • Kazooie (Banjo Kazooie)
  • Falco (Star Fox)
  • Pengiuns (Madagascar)
  • Sir Fetched (Pokemon)
  • Duck from Duck hunt
  • Hay Hay (Moana)
  • Nigel (Finding Nemo)

Ax’s List

  • Donald Duck (Disney)
  • Iago (Aladdin)
  • Tweetie (Looney tunes)
  • Fawkes (Harry Potter)
  • Foghorn Leghorn (Looney Tunes)
  • King Dedede (Kirby)
  • Chocobo (Final Fantasy)
  • Tucan Sam (Froot Loops)
  • Pidgey (Pokemon)
  • Falco (Star Fox)

Victoria’s List

  • Wilbur (Rescuers Down Under)
  • Scuttle (The Little Mermaid)
  • Sam the Eagle (The Muppets)
  • Woody the Woodpecker
  • Miss Prissy (Looney Tunes)
  • Birdman (Birdman 2014)

Joey’s List

  • The Goodfeathers (Animaniacs)
  • Big Bird (Sesame Street)
  • Road Runner (Looney Tunes)
  • Pingu
  • Ernie the Giant Chicken (Family Guy)
  • The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Owl (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Mocking Jay (Hunger Games)

 

What’s this??? IIIITTTTSSSSS TIIIIIIIIIMMMMMEEEE!!! The Improv Punch Up is BACK!!!! Leslie and Tuong resurrect the show for a very special SONIC THEMED episode! Get ready for a brand new version of YOUR FAVOURITE HEDGEHOG just FILLED with Robots, Italian Art Knockoffs, a BUNCH of cocaine. and of course…..a BRAND NEW Re-Re- Design of Sonic! Get ready folks, cuz it gets bloody!

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Below are the video clips we used in the show (these clips are not our own and were used for creative purposes) All the Rights in This Content Belong to Their Respective Owner/s.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

CREDITS

Source: Paramount Pictures

Directed by: Jeff Fowler
Written by: Pat Casey, Josh Miller
Produced by:  Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara Takeshi Ito
Starring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey
Production Company: Sega Sammy Group, Original Film, Marza Animation Planet, Blur Studio
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Based on: Sonic the Hedgehog by Sega

When the Super Powered Handyman Tyler McTavish comes to the office Sal finally meets someone who is as into details and process as himself and Angus learns that sometimes the most heroic thing is a chair crafted with love.

Featuring Special Guest: The Improv Embassy’s Woody Field McAdden

All aboard the love train!

Look, every couple thinks they have the best romance since Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams from the Notebook, but the truth is there are certain romantic duos that have that certain iconic “presence”/”power” that tower over us common folk. These pairings are often looked up to as an unstoppable team that have a large amount of influence in the world. On this year’s Valentine’s Day special, we choo-choo-choose you to join Tuong La and the Love Triangle Shannon Leis, Lindsay Gordon, and Laura Gordon as they amorously rank a list of the Top 5 Real Life Power Couples of All Time!

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Ground Rules

  • They have to be a real couple (not fictitious)
  • At some point they had to have been a romantic couple (ie not just a strong duo or pairing)
  • The “Power” in “power couples” is subjective of course but we used the following as a metric:
    • how influential they are
    • how “iconic” they are
    • money can also be a factor
    • how successful they are
    • People need to know them and recognize them as a couple (not local power couples like friends you know)
    • It doesn’t necessarily mean the couple has to be well liked
  • They don’t necessarily have to be a “celebrity” or “Hollywood movie star” couple. They just have to be well known.
  • Since we are looking at “all time”, even if the couple is no longer together at this point in time, it still counts if they made a big impact back in the day
  • Both individuals don’t need to be famous
  • Bonus points if they are both independently successful but when put together they become an “unstoppable team” in their own right
  • NOTE: This episode was initially meant to also capture famous couples throughout our ENTIRE history (ie famous king or queen for example) but with this group we ended up picking 21st century modern couples so don’t @us for not putting er.. Julius caesar and Cleopatra!

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian

4. Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi

3. Bill Gates & Melinda Gates

2. Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) & Beyoncé Knowles

1. Barack Obama & Michelle Obama

Tuong’s List

  • Barack Obama & Michelle Obama
  • Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) & Beyoncé Knowles
  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
  • Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
  • Emily Blunt & John Krasinski
  • Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
  • Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
  • Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner
  • John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
  • Brad Pitt & Jennifer Anniston
  • Hillary and Bill Clinton
  • John and Jackie Kennedy

Shannon’s List

  • Bill & Melinda Gates
  • Victoria & David Beckham
  • Jack and Kim Johnson
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton
  • George and Amal Clooney
  • Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

Lindsay’s List

  • Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossie
  • Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
  • Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen
  • Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton

Laura’s List

  • Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian
  • Lin Manuel Miranda & Vanessa Nadal
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
  • Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez
  • Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis
  • Justin Timberlake & Brittany Spears
  • Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
  • Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor
  • Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade
  • Ben Aflfeck & Jennifer Lopez
  • Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra