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Teti’s mom unleashes a rapid-fire barrage of nostalgia

In Mom On Pop, Bonney Teti—mother of A.V. Club senior editor John Teti—shares her unfiltered thoughts on the pop culture of the day.

Mom’s back in the recording studio (read: her living room) for another installment of our podcast, and Mom decided to change things up a little this time. We begin with a conversation about Science Of Stupid, an edutainment show—although the “edu” part might be too generous—that airs on National Geographic Channel. But beyond that, Mom had a surprise in store for me: Before the show, she told me that she’d put together a list of TV shows she loved as a kid along with a list of TV shows she thought I loved as a kid, and she wanted us to talk them over. So in this edition of Mom On Pop, we’re awash in nostalgia as Mom rattles off hits of yesteryear like The Bertie The Bunyip Show (terrifyingly pictured at right), Clutch Cargo, ALF, seaQuest DSV, The $25,000 Pyramid, and more. She also shares a few embarrassing details from my childhood, as moms are wont to do.

Note: There was a little snafu on my end of the recording, as the computer was apparently listening to input from the wrong microphone. That’s why my voice sounds a bit distant and tinny. Sorry about that. In any case, you can still hear me fine, so I think we’ll all be okay.