So you might have noticed STC is on an unofficial hiatus – there have been some changes afoot and Carly ran off to Italy to be EuroCarly for what felt like eight years, so here we are, it’s been a month and there’s been no new 90s memories in your ears.
We’re sorry! We miss it too.
We’ve got a meeting next week (read: burritos and beer, maybe we’ll get around to organising a schedule MAYBE) so never fear, we’ll bust out the microphone imminently. I’m campaigning to finally crack the View Askewniverse with some Kevin Smith goodness, LORD KNOWS I’VE WAITED LONG ENOUGGGGGH.
So to tide you over, Carly and I picked our top three favourites each for you to go back and re-listen (or dive into if you haven’t yet!) until we get our shit together. Special mentions too from our producer Brooke, who is probably our biggest fan. When I asked Carly which were her top three she was like “whichever was the one where you said you got shot with a crossbow!” so fear not, that is below!
Her second favourite Staceyism can only be heard on the Facebook live recording, but well worth checking out (it got lost in the podcast release), and you can find it here. If you’re in a hurry, fast forward to 25.32. #RIPtheocean #dolphinsandshit
The Crowning Jewel
But our total favourite, and the favourite of everyone we hear from is the uber-funny Degrassi Junior High episode, so we’ve taken it out of contention and popped it at the top. It’s got everything – boys, musak and potato chaps, not to mention crossbows and UMMMMMMMMMMMM. Well worth a re-listen!
Degrassi Junior High
And if that’s not enough, check out our eerily similar posts from that episode:
Beauty Products of the 90s
Grab your Body Shop’s Dewberry fragrance, your glittery butterfly hairclips, Sun In and raise those super thin plucked eyebrows? We get deep into the decade of Calvin Klein fragrances and questionable lipstick shades in this episode on shit we bought from the supermarket beauty aisle 1990-99.
Best enjoyed with a spritz of Impulse.
We cracked out the black eyeliner and unearthed our amethyst velvet chokers, flying back to 1996 to talk witchy teen movies. Carly was in her element.
Flowers in the Attic
Ohhhhh this one is a right crack up. A confusing book read too young by some cynical girls.
Sweet Valley High Book 1: Double Love
I have a real soft spot for our very first episode, in which we discuss the intense literary masterpiece that is Double Love. Jessica does typical Jessica shit and Elizabeth is a dishrag. We leave no survivors.
Sweet Valley Saga
Way back in 18somethingorother, a Swedish girl called Alice falls overboard on an ocean liner, only to be saved by a hot Wakefield. They are separated and their lives carry on throughout history until a young ‘60s Alice gets saved from drowning by – you guessed it – a hot Wakefield. The story of how Elizabeth and Jessica came to be, traced back through Alice’s lineage.
My particular favourites: me trying to read poetry and failing miserably, the trombone, and Hank grooving on some mellower people (and me mellowing on some Grindr people or something, I don’t know it’s Pauly Shore’s fault)
Carly and I head back to the halls of Westerburg High School to see how well The Heathers have held up almost 30 years on. Pretty good for a bunch of dead people. Also #winonaforever and we’re sorry, Christian Slater.
Brooke went old school with her choices and I fully approve. In fact, I think Carly would back Clueless and I’d back Empire Records 150 million percent.
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Damn the man, listen to this episode! It’s cool, we’ll bring Rex his lunch.
According to number of downloads (though we’ve been away for a while so I think the top spot is skewed), your top three favourites are:
So we’ll be back soon! We promise! Are these download numbers true though – what’s your favourite episode?