April 6

The Goonies, 1985

Welcome back to another exciting episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! This week Dion Baia and J. Blake are two kids on an adventure! They’re headed up to the Goon Docks, and taking up where Chester Copperpot (aka Keenan Wynn) left off, looking for One-Eyed Willy‘s treasure as they take on an absolute cult classic, The Goonies, from 1985!

The Goonies

Always a huge request from listeners, this film brings it all back for Blake and Dion. They chat about the idea of all of us having a shared collective of ‘childhood memories’ consisting of bikes, skateboards, snack food and junk food, and plain fun and adventure, as they reminisce about this classic epic. They discuss this subgenre of “kids on an adventure“, and other films of the time period which shared commonalities with this template, and the various forces that came together to get The Goonies made. They analyze the superb cast and crew, and the surprising tidbits of info that may not be commonly known- (such as the dropped subplot of gorillas escaping a local zoo and stealing a golf cart and then a car, all of which was shot Second Unit by Steven Spielberg!) -among others. The boys attempt to unpack as much as they can in another enthralling, hilarious and informative edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

#Craptoad #TickletheBrim

(During the podcast while talking about the 1996 film Mulholland Falls, Dion mistakenly said John Lithgow when he meant John Malkovich– our apologies.)


Here’s the Cyndi Lauper tie-in music video, The Goonies ‘r’ Good Enough !

Check out these deleted scenes from the movie!

Take a look at this Making of Featurette from 1985!

Brought up on the podcast, here is a short documentary about the life of iconic football player John Matuszak, who played Sloth, and his untimely death.

And also discussed on this episode, here is child star Ernie Reyes Jr. from the mid-80s, taking on some local bully/gang members, and kicking Don Cheadle‘s butt.

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Posted April 6, 2018 by admin in category "Action", "Adventure", "Childrens", "Classic", "Comedy", "Fantasy


  1. By Jose A. Rivera on

    HELL YES! This was awesome to see pop up in my feed! Goonies was one of those movies where, when it was on, you stopped what you were doing immediately to watch it! I didn’t have a favorite Goonie growing up, but gun to my head it would have to be Mouth. He always had the best lines.

    I didn’t hear about the squid scene until much later in life. It wasn’t until this podcast that I even knew about the convenience store and monkey scenes.

    As for the Elio’s pizza discussion from the beginning of the episode, holy hell I forgot about that! Elio’s was that pizza where you wouldn’t ask for it, but if you got it, you enjoyed it. My first sleepover had Elio’s pizza. I’m sure if I were to buy it today, I’d do like I do with any frozen pizza I get from the store…I’ll add a lot of extra mozzarella cheese on top of it and then bake it. Let’s face it, those frozen pizzas get chincey when it comes to the cheese.

    Finally, I hope one day you guys do Throw Momma From the Train. I love that movie!

    1. By admin (Post author) on

      Hey Jose!
      As always, thank you for posting! Yes- Ellios is still out there and availablein the frozen pizza section- though I’ve never got it. Frozen pizza can be a racket now, and some can cost more than a real, freshly made pie. Lol.
      Yeah, I never knew about the monkey stuff until doing research for The Goonies for the episode- crazy! And as for Throw Mama From the Train, I LOVE that movie. Saw it in the theater. I like that and DeVito’s Wise Guys he did the year before with Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keital and Lou Albano. lol Those 2 films have a special place in my heart.
      Thank you again for everything, and for posting. You are the man! -Dion


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