Rob and Conall prevail once again, negotiating their way through the hellish landscape of the future to once again deliver to the world tale of a Christmas Classic (or at least, a spinoff of a Christmas Classic). Where once 'Home Alone' was ripped off with a dog, this time it's "The Karate Kid". Once again there is a tenuous Saved by the Bell connection. Once again, Dean Cain is of course present.
NON-SBTB CHRISTMAS (well not really) MOVIE: 'The Dog Who Saved Summer' (starring Mario Lopez as Zeus the Dog!)
Conall and Rob return just in the nick of time - the world has plunged into darkness and they have managed to scrape a podcast together from the doldrums of their subterranean bunker where they await the day where they will certainly be found by Emperor Trump's Decepticon drones. Meanwhile the gang are celebrating Thanksgiving because there isn't a Christmas episode of College Years. Enjoy!
Discussing: College Years S01E10: A Thanksgiving Story
In our one hundredth episode we are rejoined by Paddie Thompson of Eighth Dimension Podcast as we delve in to the horrors of Dustin Diamond's controversial autobiography.
The Calamitous Duo return for their long-awaited (very rushed) 99th episode, wherein they discuss the trials and tribulations of ill-fated job, exploitative chicken wing establishments and Rob makes a characteristically recalls a demeaning job of his own.
EPISODE: College Years S01E09 "Dr Kelly"
The tables are turned as a beautiful tennis champion chooses Screech over Zack. Dustin Diamond gets his moment in the sun, but forgets about it in his autobiography many years later. Rob is stunned as Conall points out that the plot of this episode is completely recycled from season one of the original show.
Zack adds identity theft to the ever-growing list of his most heinous crimes. Alex and Kelly learn to objectify men just as they too have been objectified. Screech's feelings get hurt for the 87,000th time.
EPISODE: College Years S01E07 'Professor Zack'
The game is poker. The stakes? High. The players? Skilled (and Screech). The risk? Everything. The reward? All the riches of California University. The only question remains...will Zack yield in time?
Episode: S01E06 "The Poker Game"
After a lengthy sojourn, Rob and Conall return to shine a light on the increasingly forgettable adventures of California University's bland student body. Zack learns the importance of networking as well as the value of true friendship. Slater studies method acting as he helps Alex find her inner falcon. Screech objectifies himself to please Leslie, who in turn is trying to please her snob parents. Somewhere, somehow, Mister Belding is doing something more interesting.
The lads return after yet another sojourn to cover the modern Dean Cain classic 'Broadcasting Christmas' in their quest to watch and review one Dean Cain Christmas movie every year for the rest of their lives. Conall preferred the Dog, Rob actually thinks it's kind of good for weird reasons. The two debate the true meaning of what it means to be a Christmas movie and merriment ensues. Merry Happy everybody!
Slater joins the revolution, Zack wants to go skiiing and the campus is ruled by a grizzled one eyed Klingon.
Episode: "Slater's War"
Sororities and fraternities harvest a fresh crop of innocent youths. A certain time travelling super-villain is at the centre of it all!
Episode: "Rush Week"
Rob and Conall continue to be stunned by the alarming regularity of discussions of a sexual nature. The girls fall in love with a dreamy new professor. Zack uses an assignment as a way of hitting on girls and ends up having an existential crisis.
Rob and Conall record 60 minutes of silence and hastily try and retrace their steps in this callously thrown-together episode. Kelly returns and is an actual character now, Zack makes pop tarts while trying to have sex with people (because we live in a world where characters have sex now). Conall struggles with the basic lyrics of the theme tune, much to Rob's irritation.
The Slavers have landed in the world of tomorrow where the rules of the past no longer apply. Is this the same timeline? Have Zack's God powers been sapped by the harshness of campus life? Will Peter Engel ever find the missing tapes that explain what happened to Zack's scholarship to Yale? Some of these questions and many more answered!
Rob and Conall overcome the dragon of technical difficulties and bring their perilous journey roaring back to life as they cover the hallowed 'Graduation' episode. Where's Tory? What timeline are we in? What is Neal's real name?! The promise of the College Years is tantalisingly close as the lads visit the halls of Bayside with the original cast for the very last time.
In the run up to grand finale of the original Saved By The Bell, this week we release no fewer than TWO episodes of this podcast. In this quickie we take a look back through our time in Bayside and forward to the frosted-tipped dystopia of 2003!
Episode: "The Time Capsule"
To celebrate our amazing audio troubles we have decided to release a grand total of two episodes this week! Sitting in for Conall is the fantastic Saoirse Smith! This week the gang once again let music turn them against one another like ravenous wolves- it never takes much in Bayside!
Episode: "School Song"
Conall is the worse for wear and a lizard dies.
Another day, another mediocre clip show bafflingly inserted far later in the season than it has any right to. Rob and Conall use the opportunity to ponder memories of experiences past. Conall marvels at the quick wit of James Bond. PLUS: A look back at the halcyon days of Malibu Sands.
This week the show delivers pregnancy and the laboured threat of tectonic death.
Hippity Hop meets fairytales, and Big Dick The Bopper Belding giving unsolicited kisses. A grim but colourful week in Bayside High!
Episode: "Snow White And The Seven Dorks"
Conall and Rob continue drifting through a world where time has no meaning, friendship has no memory and justice has no champion - until now. Screech is given the hallowed task of becoming Bayside's new hall monitor, thanks to Zack's latest scam - which is all caused because they forget Screech's birthday. Conall and Rob forget to mention the coolest part of the episode - the RoboScreech fantasy sequence. Kevin the Robot returns. BONUS: Rob plugs his new 'Saved by the Bell' fanfic.
Peter Engel's clumsy assistant drops a tape once again (this time on purpose?) and Conall and Rob are unwittingly, unknowingly transported to the halcyon days of the Zelly and Slessie relationships, when the world was new and love was real. Unlike the watered down pest of the Tori Timeline, Zack is once again the machiavellian mastermind we loved to hate in the days of manipulated Beau Rivere tapes. All is right with the world, which just goes to show how warped a world Bayside really is.
The gang have a barn dance and it's meaningful and stuff probably.
Episode: "The Senior Prom"
The lads return after a lengthy sojourn, in the desperate hopes of rekindling their dwindling fanbase. Zack gets the hots for Slater's best girl. Mr Belding brings the alpha males of Bayside on a spiritual journey. Neal O'Neill makes a startling and beautiful existential discovery. Rob rants about Power Rangers for eight minutes.