Flopcast 482: The Backs of Life 5 – The Big Fight

Flopcast 482

Flopcast episode 482! We’re up to 1982 in our series of 80s-themed episodes, and it’s time to review another Facts of Life backdoor pilot! This one looks eerily similar to a previous backdoor pilot, as the boys of Stone Academy get another shot at a spinoff series! But this time instead of a school dance, the plot involves a school boxing tournament. (Back in 1982, viewers probably thought they were watching Rocky III.) And the cast has been expanded to include a pretty nurse, a scary kid named Mongo (probably working for Ming the Merciless), a cameo by (then unknown) Crispin Glover, and 80s supernerd Eddie Deezen! (You know Eddie from GreaseWargames, and a billion other things. He out-nerds us all.) Did it all work? Of course not. But it’s magnificent. Also: 80s trivia with the ESO Network Board of Directors, and Happy Birthday to Tootie’s real life mom. Next week: 1983. Of course.

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