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Judy Greer guest on pop my culture podcast

Judy Greer (“Arrested Development,” “13 Going on 30”) charms Cole and Vanessa and chats about Jeff Who Lives At Home, The Descendants, the extended Taco Bell menu, Bayou Billionaire, American Judy, New Orleans vs. Hawaii, the Duplass Brothers, pickled bologna, Madonna parties, re-enacting, Alexander Payne, double dutch, and the incredibly insane zombie Whitney Houston video.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first 80s-era band or singer you really got into) on our website for a chance to win an Arrested Development Season 1 DVD signed by Judy!

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Judy Greer with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

Judy Greer Arrested Development


  • Comment by Pete — March 17, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    OMG I love Judy!

  • Comment by Russ Never Sleeps — March 17, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    Great episode! Judy Greer was fun-tastic!

    The ’80s were when I first got into pop music. The first group I was really into was Alvin & the Chipmunks. The first two LPs I ever bought with my own money were Men at Work’s Business as Usual and Hall & Oates’ H2O. I listened the hell out of those records. Sorry Vanessa, but even as a Canadian kid, I hated Sharon, Lois & Bram— give me Raffi any day of the week.

  • Comment by Heather — March 17, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Although the 80’s and I have never really clicked, there was definitely a phase in my early teens where Tainted Love was my favorite song. It’s perfect for everything- doing geometry homework, lip syncing to my Discman when riding in my mom’s minivan, making up dances with friends in my bedroom, crying to when the cutest boy in school, Adam Saylor, wouldn’t give me the time of day… all kinds of fun memories! Plus, how can you NOT sing along to the “ohhh-ohhhhhhhhhh-OHHH-oh unh-unh” part?

  • Comment by Tim Urbanski — March 18, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    Being a child of the 80’s (born in 86), I wish I had more time to realize and experience the atmosphere of music surrounding me. As I grew older I strayed away from current chart toppers and onto the songs of yesteryear, and the first rock god hero I ever had was Billy Idol. The half smile, the full on leather swag, and the fact that even today, he continues to rock out all the time, all over the world. Even when Billy was busted up from a motorcycle accident, he didn’t stop filming new videos. My favorite guilty pleasure of the 80’s was Huey Lewis and the News which I thank Back to the Future for introducing me.

  • Comment by Brian C — March 19, 2012 @ 6:10 am

    The first 80’s band I got into was Twisted Sister (even though they came around in the 70’s they hit it big in the 80’s due to MTV) My sister bought me Stay Hungry for Xmas, and my parents were shocked by the album cover… thankfully they didn’t run and join the PMRC.

  • Comment by lordsebastianflyte — March 20, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    I would love to say that the first 80s band I really got into was The Smiths, but as a young kid in Sweden I didn’t know much about anything. So it was that I, in the late 90s, was sold on “Forever Young” by Alphaville, so much that I even bought the full cd. Those were, in so many ways, the dark ages of my life.

  • Comment by Matthew — March 20, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    I was born in 1986 … so I guess my first 80s era singer I liked was Fred Penner 🙂

  • Comment by mickeyitaliano — March 21, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    Fantastic episode…The World Wide Judy bit was great. She is too cool.
    Mine was a Flock of Seaguls. This was right around when we got MTV in my town, and I was coming off of my 16 year old heavy metal persona. When I saw these guys’and their hair, I kinda really dug them for 2 albums in the early 80’s.

  • Comment by Mattamatics — March 22, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    As a child of the 80’s, I’m sad to say I didn’t have a lot of musical awareness until the 90’s, when I started actually caring about music. That being said, I have found recently that there is a disturbing amount of Duran Duran and Michael Jackson in my iTunes library.

  • Comment by Heather — March 22, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    I USED TO EAT SO MUCH COOL WHIP TOO! Cool Whip and Wonder Bread sandwiches were *the* go-to after school snack.

    … thanks for letting me share.

  • Comment by jason henley — February 9, 2014 @ 7:48 pm

    I was born in 1973 and my favorite music is the who and so but I listened to hard rock in all of my life and the who is my favorite rock band that I listened to and the who just played the 60’s and the 70’s and they ended up in the 80’s and they ended up in 1982 and they did and so does as roger daltrey and pete townshend and john
    entwistle did and so judy greer the actress really likes the who and I think that she listens to them sometimes and good timing and thank you!

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