Fractional Recollections and New Coke

The guys are back in Episode 32 to do a little remembering about New Coke, candy from the seventies and give a little love advice.  While we fully acknowledge that nostalgia for the 90’s is the territory of the Partial Recall Podcast, we felt that we were safe to slide back into the seventies and eighties for a bit of “membering”.

A previous episode featured the story of a faulty Coke machine in the jr. high field house which if someone was willing to get shocked, would continue to feed out free Coke’s.  Ty and Heavy seemed to remember that it was a “New Coke” machine so that prompted us to discuss the disastrous change from the traditional Coke recipe to the New Coke  and the subsequent backlash that led to Coca-Cola Classic, with New Coke eventually fading out of existence.

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They Even Got Cosby to Shill for New Coke

Of course we discuss why Coca-Cola management felt the need to monkey with a good thing.  A major factor was the Pepsi Challenge.  Ty lays out why the Pepsi Challenge was successful and why ultimately, it was deceptive to the Coca-Cola management.

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Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back Mr. Kotter Conducting the Pepsi Challenge

All of this talk about soft drinks leads the crew to remember magical moments when an ice cold Dr. Pepper or Coke was the best thing in the world.  Then the conversation turns to each member’s favorite candy back in the olden times.  Gustav brings up some long gone candies like the Marathon Bar or Reggie Bar while Ty and Heavy just stare blankly at him.

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Patrick Wayne (son of John Wayne} in a Marthon Bar Commercial

Turning from nostalgia to their mission statement to help their listeners, the guys put on their Dear Abby wigs and answer an email from Pretty Little Nurse  on how to catch a guy that she has been on a couple of dates with.  After delivering some remarkably sound advice, Gustav tells how Mrs. Gustav put him through a long interview process before she finally gave into his questionable charms.

As always, email us your thoughts or questions to canyouhearmepod@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @realgustav @tywebb3000 @longmireheavy @canyouhearmepod

Also be sure to check out the Partial Recall Podcast for your Generation Y nostalgia needs.

Curvy Girls and Seventies Game Shows

In Episode 26 of Can You Hear Me, the guys turn their attention to the sexiness of curvy girls, old game shows from the seventies and a crime story that could only happen in the 903 area code.

During the discussion of Suzy’s Lounge in Episode 25, the crew postponed talking about women with curves due to not having enough time to dedicate to the topic.  With a new episode, they have plenty of time and give it their full attention to their attraction to curvy girls.  They give a brief history of how societal attitudes toward women with more voluptuous figures changed from the fifties into the late sixties and bemoan the rise of super thin models such as Twiggy.  Gustav points out London Andrews as an example of the new school of models with curves.

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The Very Curvy London Andrews

But as usual, the team can’t stay on one topic too long and they discuss how seventies game shows allowed the children to have a glimpse into the adult world, even if they didn’t fully comprehend what they were hearing.  Shows like The Gong Show, Match Game and the Newlywed Game are prime examples of shows that the guys watched.  Gustav recalls a Chuck Barris produced show called Three’s A Crowd (although at the time of recording, he could not think of it’s name) where men went on the game show with their wives and secretaries and awkwardness ensued.  Check out clip below to see what Gustav was talking about.

Heavy preaches the greatness of the Netflix original series Stranger Things.  That leads Ty to point out how much technology has changed parenting styles when you compare now to how when the guys grew up in the eighties.

Then Gustav shares a news story from the 903 area code where Gainesville, TX police shut down an Asian massage parlor after a patron got more than he expected.

All this plus feedback from a new listener, Snapchat confusion, and making fun of Heavy’s dog.

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