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Flopcast 554 Albert and Father Mouse

Flopcast 554: Santa is a Jerk – Our Holiday Crossover Spectacular

Flopcast episode 554! Lots of weird holiday mirth and/or merriment this week! First we celebrate National Hard Candy Day with a True Tale of Ribbon Candy. Then Kornflake’s annual pilgrimage to the Trap Tree yields startling results. Kornflake also has a new favorite holiday special, and of course the star

Flopcast 553 Professor Hinkle and Frosty

Flopcast 553: Alive As We Could Be

Flopcast episode 553! It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with holiday cartoons, and this week we’re diving into Frosty the Snowman and its sequels. Everyone knows the 1969 Rankin/Bass original, in which Frosty and Karen hitch a train to the North Pole so Frosty can melt away while Karen freezes to death.

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Ep. #16 Tribute to Joe Ruby + Live Action in Animation – Part 3 

In this special episode Mark pays tribute and we say goodbye to one of the giants of Saturday morning animation, Joe Ruby.  We continue our “Trek” into the live action to animation genre through the 1970’s with The Jackson 5, (most of) The Partridge Family, and so much more while

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Flopcast 398: Rankin/Bass Christmas Tournament Part 2 – Big Clumsy Snow Hands

Flopcast episode 398! Last week was Part 1 of our bizarre Rankin/Bass tournament, in which characters like Rudolph, Snow Miser, and Burgermeister Meisterburger competed in events like breakdancing and air hockey. The results were surprising, to say the least. This week, eight more Rankin/Bass characters are randomly drawn to do

The Flopcast

Flopcast 395: Snowmen and Snow Misers – Talking Rankin/Bass with Rick Goldschmidt

Flopcast episode 395! It’s a special show to ring in the goofy holidays, featuring our interview with official Rankin/Bass historian Rick Goldschmidt! You know Rankin/Bass. It’s the legendary animation studio that produced all those classic holiday shows, starting with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964. Lots more wonderful cartoons followed, including Santa Claus

Flopcast 141: Come Bounce With Me

In a “very special episode” (as they say in annoying network promos), Kevin, Kornflake, and the Mayor look back on those we lost in 2014 (including folks from movies, TV, radio, and comics — our usual favorite subjects). But instead of getting all miserable (which is more like our plan

Flopcast 140: Chocolate and Booze

This week, in a very special post-holiday Flopcast: We celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day (and have a correction about the Tic Tac Dough dragon); Kornflake and Doornail’s Christmas trip to Florida is all too similar to the Rifftrax classic Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny; Kevin knows where the

Ratchet RetroCast Xmas Special – A Very Ratchet Christmas

Put on the Yule log, grab some eggnog, sit back and enjoy our own Christmas Story as we tell tales of our favorite Christmas specials. Joining us this time is our special new host Little Miss Chris to add in extra cheer, and keep Q, Ratchet and Strangeway in their

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