TGP Episode 11 “Kara-Te”

       Seth Gordon     

Writing Credits  
Adam F. Goldberg            (creator)
 Andrew Secunda           (written by)
Kristopher Valentine     (staff writer)

Barry decides to sign up for the school’s holiday talent show but is bummed when the school doesn’t approve karate as a talent. Beverly is livid and brow beats the teacher in charge to change his mind. After the family watches Barry’s routine, everyone wonders whether he will be able to pull off the performance… or crack under pressure. Meanwhile, Erica gets coerced from Pops to also perform in the talent show, but will she?

December 9th 1980-something

Taras tells how he was a “Rebel Without a Cause” in high school.  He didn’t need to try and impress the ladies….his rebel attitude did it all for him.

We talk about the “clicks” in high school.  What our social breakdown was in high school…”What we you?”  We had:

  • Jocks
  • Preps
  • Nerds
  • Freaks/Metal Heads


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We’d love to hear FROM YOU LISTENERS:
– Where are you from and what was/is your high schools “socials classes”?
– What’s the hierarchy in these classes?
– Sports a huge thing in your school?
– Was/is Theater big?
– What else was/is a “big deal” in your school?

Todd tells a story about his Mom “Bev-ing” on of his teachers.  Todd’s 3rd grade teacher challenged his Mom, Todd’s Mom took ripper her a “new one”.

Todd talks about his Parent/Teacher conference with his 7th grade Science Teacher Bill Oehrlein.  First Todd hated this teacher, but after Bill told Todd how much he liked him and he as only here to help him out….Todd stopped being such a Deuce-Sack and they became friends!

Todd and Taras talk about their Martial Arts experience:
Todd: A little Tae Kwon Do, a lot of American Kenpo, Jiu Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts, Thai Boxing
Taras: 6 Classes of something…lots of WWF wrestling

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Wrestle-Mania 1 – Andre “The Giant” and Hulk Hogan….Who remembers this?

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Would you tell your kids if they SUCKED at something they wanted to enter the school talent show for?

Next Episode:

s1e12 “You’re Under Foot”

When Beverly complains that Pops is spending too much time with her at home, she forces Murray to take him back to work at the furniture store. Adam reluctantly gives away his toy collection, hoping it will help him get his first kiss.

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