September 1988 Pop Culture: Kevin Dillon, Amanda Peterson & Celebrity Style Fails

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This is the POP CULTURE episode, not Fashion Etc., but given all the talk of hair, we’d get it if you got confused. As extensions! On arms! Stats about who’s dyeing what shade! It’s a lot. Watch It has some harsh words for the Pet Shop Boys’ full-length film. Listen Up features, among others, a band from Australia’s nearest neighbor — hey, Crowded House! And the features tell us all about Kevin Dillon, Amanda Peterson, and a bunch of bad candids we’re supposed to think represent female stars’ personal style when, let’s be real, they almost certainly didn’t. Pause Forever Your Girl — but not forever; its “BOMB” review was unjust — and join us!

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00:00:00 Hello, It Is September 1988 00:02:11 In Our Lives 00:07:13 What Now: Who Has Fake Hair? 00:11:07 What Now: Celebrity Styles (And Slipups) 00:12:58 What Now: Matthew Broderick 00:15:19 What Now: Jason Patric 00:15:47 What Now: Peter Has Lousy Taste 00:18:09 What Now: Who Hasn’t Rob Lowe Kissed? 00:20:24 What Now: Poison Recall 00:21:17 What Now: Bogus Blondes 00:22:07 What Now: Condoms That Roll Over 00:23:29 What Now: Abortion Rates 00:24:26 Watch It: A Summer Story 00:25:55 Watch It: Big Business 00:27:31 Watch It: Poltergeist III 00:28:38 Watch It: The Presidio 00:29:18 Watch It: It Couldn’t Happen Here 00:30:38 Listen Up: Crowded House 00:32:30 Listen Up: Run-D.M.C. 00:34:22 Listen Up: Brian Setzer 00:37:04 Listen Up: Paula Abdul 00:38:21 One To Watch: Jonathan Ward 00:40:37 Feature: Kevin Dillon Likes To Garden 00:44:49 Feature: Amanda Peterson Hates Cheerleaders 00:47:11 Feature: Beauty Styles (And Slipups) Of The Rich And Famous 00:49:39 Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

George Michael's "Monkey" on Songfacts
Oil And Vinegar on Wikipedia
"'Am I Going to Have to Reshoot Half of This Movie?' Howard Deutch on Some Kind Of Wonderful" at Filmmaker Magazine
Peter DeLuise and Gina Nemo's engagement photo
Peter DeLuise and Gina Nemo's wedding photo
Gina Nemo's website
Gina Nemo on Instagram
Gina Nemo discussing her "award-winning" 21 Jump Street character
The award she won
Pam's date with Rob Lowe
A Summer Story on Tubi
A Summer Story on YouTube
Big Business on Disney Plus
The Big Business reunion scene on YouTube
Poltergeist III on MaxGo
The Poltergeist curse
The Presidio on MaxGo
It Couldn't Happen Here trailer on YouTube
Brian Setzer's new album announcement on his website
Japanese Rockabilly
"Cold-Hearted Snake" video on YouTube
"Opposites Attract" video on YouTube
Pam's September 1988 playlist on Spotify
The New Adventures Of Beans Baxter on Wikipedia
Beans Baxter pilot credits and opening scene
Savage Steve Holland on IMDb
"Vintage ICONS Interview: Savage Steve Holland!" at Icons Of Fright
Compilation of Paul Rudd Conan appearances on YouTube
Jonathan Ward on Wikipedia
"Creativity without fear: Up close with ICON head Jonathan Ward" at
ICON 4x4 on Twitter
War Party poster
War Party on YouTube
Kevin Dillon on Instagram
"Hard Knock Life" scene from Annie on YouTube
"You Shit On My House" scene from Can't Buy Me Love on YouTube
Report on Amanda Peterson's death at USAToday
Tara's Joshua Jackson interview at Vanity Fair