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Barry Bostwick and Etta Devine and Gabriel Diani guests on Pop My Culture

Barry Bostwick (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Spin City) and comedy duo Diani & Devine (Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine) join Cole and Vanessa to talk about Kristin Stewart’s recent infidelity, The Selling, Megaforce, Nick and Nora, originating Danny Zuko on Broadway, hooves vs. one long finger, tough guy quotes, Danny Glover vs. Dragons, dangerous awards, Research: The web series, Charlie Sheen, aerobicizing, dance training, and Barry’s obsession with hot tubs.

Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first toy or collectible you repeatedly visited a restaurant or business to secure) on our website for a chance to win a Rocky Horror DVD set signed by Barry!

Help “The Selling” (the film featuring Barry, Gabe, Etta and yes, PMC co-host Cole) get a theatrical release! Visit the kickstarter HERE

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Barry Bostwick and guests Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine with hosts Cole and Vanessa

Signed Rocky Horror Picture Show dvd for give away


  • Comment by corinne — August 3, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    I have vague memories of it being pretty important that we keep going somewhere (probably McDonalds) on the way to piano lessons every week so I could collect all the M&Ms people. It was pretty lame.

  • Comment by Daniel — August 3, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    I loved and still do love Fraggle Rock. In the late 80s or early 90s they had little cars in the happy meals shaped as vegetables with the fraggles driving them. I had to have them.

  • Comment by Ben — August 3, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    My best friend and I were really into sports, especially basketball, when we were kids. So when McDonald’s came out with their “limited edition” Dream Team cups for the 1992 olympics, we HAD to get them. We gorged ourselves silly on McJordan hamburgers (remember those?) and extra value meals, to commemorate our love for our Olympic heroes. The irony was lost on us at the time… I still have a few of the cups, and they bring back bitter sweet memories of my wasted youth and poor dietary choices.

  • Comment by Monty — August 3, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Easy. I had to have those damn Empire Strikes Back glasses from Burger King. I HAD TO HAVE THEM! My fuzzy memories seem to indicate that we ate a lot of Burger King that year. My fave was the Lando one, which was pimp. Wish I still had those glasses, I would totally use that Lando glass like a chalice now.

  • Comment by Rahzzah — August 4, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    Suncoast Video every Tuesday morning for 3 months to get the giant vinyl promotional banner for Jean Claude Van Damme’s “Hard Target”

  • Comment by Rahzzah — August 4, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    and now that I’ve listened to the full episode, I see I’ve screwed up the meaning of the question….and now I just feel foolish

  • Comment by Paul Rose — August 4, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    My parents were complicit with this, definitely, but when McDonalds had The Great Muppet Caper glasses, we got the whole set – and we hardly ever ate fast food. I still have most of the glasses.

  • Comment by Maril — August 5, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Representing an older demographic :-)…..It’d be the Campbell Soup Kids kitchen, redeemed with a whole bunch of S&H stamps at the Saginaw, Mich., redemption center.

  • Comment by Collin — August 6, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    The only toy I really remember needing from McDonald’s was Ursula the Sea Witch, in the Little Mermaid line of toys. I had absoluetly no interest in the other characters and just had to keep going back until I got Ursula. The fact that I was a 16-year-old boy made it a bit creepy, but dammit, I loved Ursula!

    Of course, my REAL collection (not from any specific store) is my Rocky Horror collection! Every VHS, DVD & Blu-Ray release of the film, dozens of different Rocky Horror albums in a variety of languages, poseable figurines and bobble-heads, comic books, postcards, lobby cards, posters, costumes… I’ve always been obsessed! I even wrote every lead and supporting actor back in the 90’s, begging for autographs. I only received responses from Richard O’Brien and Jonathan Adams, but it sure would be nice to add another autograph to that collection. By the way, have I mentioned how BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT you are, Vanessa? (You’re beautiful too, Cole.)

  • Comment by Karrah — August 10, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    Beanie Babies! I knew all the stores that carried them and I used to call the stores asking which ones they had. I even had all the teeny beanie babies that came in Happy meals.

  • Comment by Troy Thomas — August 13, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I think the first toys I remember repeatedly checking out the stores for were Dancing Hamsters – little stuffed battery-operated toy hamsters that sang and danced when you squuezed their hands or feet. I still have all the ones I collected, although some of them don’t work anymore. I remember every time we went to the mall nearest to us, I had to stop by Spencer’s to check out their stock. Then get the hell out of there ’cause everything else in there freaked the shit out of me.

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