February 1989 Pop Culture: DeLuise, Milano & LeBlanc

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While the reviews and What Now items educate us about peace signs and future druid Julian Cope, it’s two real Italians and a fake one who get the most attention. Peter DeLuise returns in a What Now blurb about a bad Valentine’s Day; Alyssa Milano succeeds in convincing Catherine that she is not “stupid” (that’s Catherine’s word, not ours!); and One To Watch notches another win with future Friends star Matt LeBlanc back when he was only associated with Fruitful Bran. Don’t watch Twins — or do; we couldn’t reach consensus — and join us for our February 1989 pop culture episode!

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Episode Rundown

It Is February 1989

What Now

Watch It: Rattle And Hum

Watch It: Twins

Listen Up: Julian Cope

Listen Up: Bangles

Listen Up: The Waterboys

Listen Up: Robbie Nevil

Listen Up: Pseudo Echo

One To Watch: Matt LeBlanc

Feature: Alyssa Milano Is Not Stupid

Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

Twins on Showtime Anytime
"Twins Sequel Triplets Set: Tracy Morgan Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito & Director Ivan Reitman In Hot Toronto Package" at Deadline
Julian Cope Presents Head Heritage
"Julian Cope interview: 'I live in a visionary state...I'm a wild beast'" at The Guardian
"Julian Cope review - chaotic cult hero doesn't compromise" at The Guardian
"The Whole of the Moon" on Wikipedia
The February 1989 mixtape on Spotify
"Television Commercials starring Matt LeBlanc" on YouTube
"Matt LeBlanc had knee and shoulder rebuilt" at Express
Teen Steam on YouTube
Alyssa Milano on Baited
Tara's author page at Decider
The Sweet Smell Of Succession podcast