April 1989 Pop Culture: Debbie Gibson, Tiffany & Peter DeLuise

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Pop culture offerings are slimmed down this month — everyone was tired after the big anniversary issue, perhaps! — but there’s still lots of What Now to discuss, from the death of Acid House to the Brady ladies to Axl Rose’s tresses, and…everything in between? A remarkably effusive Watch It delivers four-star reviews to the likes of Criminal Law, The Return Of Swamp Thing, and Big Man On Campus, but no love for Earth Girls Are Easy. Opinions are divided on Listen Up’s Hit (They Might Be Giants) and Bomb (Tiffany’s sophomore album). And Pam tries to keep it together through our lone pop culture profile, of her one-time crush Peter DeLuise. Pause Electric Youth (just for now) and join us!

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Episode Rundown

It Is April 1989

What Now

Watch It

Listen Up

Feature: What A Sensitive Guy

Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

(W.) Axl Rose's first Rolling Stone cover, in August 1989
Rose's 1992 Rolling Stone cover
"Pepsi Cancels Madonna Ad" at NYTimes.com
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway on YouTube
The Night The Bridge Fell Down on YouTube
"Supreme Court Lets Stand a Missouri Town's Ban on School Dances" at NYTimes.com
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure on HBO Max
Criminal Law on Tubi
The Return Of Swamp Thing on Tubi
Big Man On Campus at IMDbTV
"Bob Maloogaloogaloogaloogalooga" scene from Big Man On Campus, on YouTube
Chris Rock's I'm Gonna Git You Sucka scene on YouTube
Earth Girls Are Easy on Tubi