The Movie Review Show #9: June 23rd, 1991 – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

To make up for the fact that our next premium podcast is a little late this month, we decided to dig deep into the Film Junk vault to bring you a special treat. This lost episode, recently discovered on cassette tape, is the earliest known incarnation of the Film Junk Podcast. Recorded back in 1991 when we were all still in elementary school, the sound quality is a little rough but hopefully you will still find it to be listenable. Enjoy!

0:00 – Intro
11:00 – Headlines: Ron Shelton to Direct White Men Can’t Jump, Director of Hudson Hawk to Direct The Good Son, Gary Oldman to Star in Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Problem Child 2 Trailer, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Trailer
26:30 – Review: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1:07:08 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Rocketeer, What About Bob, Stone Cold, Young Guns II, The Stuff
1:46:22 – Junk Mail: Is it Worth Upgrading to a Laserdisc Player?, Buying a Super Nintendo + Best Movie-Related Video Games, Favourite Video Rental Stores in the Niagara Region, Is Bart Simpson a Poor Role Model For Kids?
2:12:50 – Upcoming VHS Releases
2:16:15 – Outro

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  • TheLaush

    Thank you, super creative and funny! Double donation coming for the next premium!

  • Essie

    I just finished this and I have to say wow. You guys give so much back to your fans and it is unbelievable. Thank you so, so much. It’s rare that something can be so admirable in its creativity and yet still be 100 percent laugh out loud funny. The crowning achievement of Film Junk right here. Thank goodness my favorite podcast is ran by people who truly want to entertain their fans.

    Young Frankie is so similar to me. :)

  • Lior

    With the risk of being laughed at by the Film Junk crowd I’ll admit that at first I thought these were real kids acting it out.

    Really funny and unique idea. I can’t believe it’s two hours long! Will need some time to finish it but just wanted to join the praise…

    “Is it worth upgrading to a Laserdisc?” :-) :-)

  • Lior

    This is a great idea but I think this works mostly for people who know the show and its hosts very well. I don’t know what a random listener will make of it. It’s truly a gift for the fans.


    WHAT!!!!! This is beautiful!!!

  • Ben

    You guys are the best – this made the day

  • Nathan Reid

    Thanks so much guys!

  • Claws Longtail

    I hope he likes boners and finger banging. It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard! I smiled non-stop for the whole show.

  • Ollie

    Hah, genius. Frank sounds like Miss Piggy. Jay sounds the most convincing !

  • Strybeck

    High comedy plus early 90’s nostalgia. This is the greatest April Fools Day ever, thanks to Film Junk. Flawless execution you guys.

  • DrewNugent

    “I will admit, even i’m scared of Unsolved Mysteries” – Jay Cheel

  • Darwin

    I bet the math doesn’t add up. -Jay Cheel

    Man, you guys haven’t changed at all

  • Anthony Hebert

    This is fantastic! I have to admit that I was more like Frank when I was that age, so I can definitely relate.

    Also, as long as the gang does it of their own free will, is it possible to make this a tradition for every April Fools?

  • Sam

    Jay: We watched a movie called Oreo Madness
    Frank: What?!?! About the cookie?!?!

    Love Frank’s delivery there!

    Also, would love to see Sean’s Rap Countdown.

  • Marius Hjelseth

    Man, young Sean and young Jay are so mean to young Frank.

  • Arnold Schizopolis

    I’m blown away! Within 5 minutes of listening, I was in this 1991 fantasy world. Honestly, this is innovative podcasting at its best. I’m an hour and a half in and it’s still hilarious and captivating. The podcasting community should really take note of this.

    If I had to criticize, I’d say that Jay & Sean’s voices were only distinguishable by their cadences. Sometimes I had trouble figuring out who said what. Whereas Frank’s voice might as well have been the real 10 yr old Frank. Also, Sean was a bit too quiet during conversations. Jay & Frank were in a zone and Sean was kind of left out sometimes. I think maybe Sean is too genuine a personality to be an “actor” that could hit marks. But whatever, this episode is awesome and deserves multiple listens.

  • Arnold Schizopolis

    Okay…who else IMDb’d “Oreo Madness” while listening??? C’mon you fuckers….fess up! lol

  • Strybeck

    Stunned silence by Sean and Jay when Frank says he’s never seen Star Wars. LOL. Oh, and bigguns,

  • Kasper

    We can only hope Sean manages to find some more long-lost casette tapes.

  • Nick Poliskey

    This was great, my favourite line was Franks’ “The Oscars never get it right, they didn’t even nominate problem child”. That Oreo Madness conversation was epic also!

  • LordAwesome

    Do you have a tracklist of the background music?

  • amanda

    jay make a movie about jerry as a child. call it “so far”

  • Strybeck

    If there’s a list of all the songs from this episode, I’d love to see it posted.

  • Christopher Darling

    This is an awesome April Fools day joke, thanks again for your effort guys – you really are the greatest!

  • Gerry

    I liked the reference to the current open forum Friday topic.

    The next one should include a younger, but still adult, Reed.

    He’s there because Sean met him at Toys ‘r’ Us browsing Star Trek collectibles. Sean assumed he was 17 – 18 as he was young looking and invited him back to see his Star Trek TNG figures.

    When Reed’s fugality becomes evident Frank thinks he’s the biggest welfare case ever.

  • MisterQuigley

    Lovin’ this. Thanks kids…

  • devolutionary

    This is the tracklist by ear (sorry, didn’t have time to track the exact spots for the ones I knew, I’m sure Sean can help). Admittedly I struggled most with the hiphop tracks as I was likely too young at the time to immediately recognize them; although the audio levels also seemed to be way lower for those. Min 53 – 65 was almost indecipherable for those reasons. If anyone wants to fill in the rest, I provided the rough time where the missing songs occur.

    Marky Mark – Good Vibrations
    Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up
    C&C Music Factory – Everybody Dance Now
    EMF – You’re Unbelievable
    Boys 2 Men – Motown Philly
    Mariah Carey – Someday
    Whitney Houston – I Have Nothing
    Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now
    33 MIN – ???
    Janet Jackson – Love Will Never Do
    Wilson Phillips – Hold On
    46 MIN – ???
    Mariah Carey – Vision of Love
    54 MIN – ???
    57 MIN – ???
    60 MIN – ???
    65 MIN – ???
    Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract
    70 MIN – ???
    Janet Jackson – Escapade
    New Kids on the Block – Step By Step
    84 MIN – ???
    Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire
    Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
    Milli Vanilli – Blame It On The Rain
    97 MIN – ???
    Bon Jovi – Blaze of Glory
    Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
    Paula Abdul – The Way That You Love Me
    MC Hammer – Can’t Touch This
    Biz Markie – Just A Friend
    Nineh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
    Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True
    Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

  • Jameson

    Easily one of the best podcasts. Thanks boys!!

  • Sam

    I think you forgot the cut off Uncle Terry’s experimental album to close out the show.

  • The Serious Moonlight

    Taking devolutionary’s work and adding to it, here goes with the complete playlist:

    00:00:00 – “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch
    00:04:10 – “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd
    00:07:39 – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C+C Music Factory
    00:11:42 – “Unbelievable” by EMF
    00:15:11 – “Motownphilly” by Boyz II Men
    00:19:05 – “Someday” by Mariah Carey
    00:22:56 – “All The Man That I Need” by Whitney Houston
    00:26:39 – “Right Here, Right Now” by Jesus Jones
    00:29:47 – “I Adore Mi Amor” by Color Me Badd
    00:34:42 – “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” by Janet Jackson
    00:39:14 – “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips
    00:43:32 – “Poison” by Bell Biv Devoe
    00:48:02 – “Vision Of Love” by Mariah Carey
    00:51:25 – “Hold On” by En Vogue
    00:56:22 – “Do Me” by Bell Biv Devoe
    01:00:53 – “Pump Up The Jam” by Technotronic
    01:06:00 – “Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul
    01:10:12 – “This Is What We Do” by MC Hammer
    01:15:02 – “Escapade” by Janet Jackson
    01:19:40 – “Step By Step” by New Kids On The Block
    01:23:56 – “We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel
    01:28:30 – “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice
    01:33:04 – “Blame It On The Rain” by Milli Vanilli
    01:37:12 – “Have You Seen Her” by MC Hammer
    01:41:44 – “Blaze Of Glory” by Bon Jovi
    01:47:02 – “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground
    01:51:40 – “The Way That You Love Me” by Paula Abdul
    01:56:48 – “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
    02:00:53 – “Just A Friend” by Biz Markie
    02:04:41 – “Buffalo Stance” by Neneh Cherry
    02:10:12 – “Girl You Know It’s True” by Milli Vanilli
    02:14:10 – “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams

  • devolutionary


  • Zoo

    Don’t forget Kokanos…

  • Tum Tum Tyranus


    some highlights

    – “I don’t know about Wesley Snipes though…” – young Frank hinting at Film Junk’s future quasi-racism towards blacks

    – young Jay’s obsession with learning and all things “historical”, seeds of his future love of docs

    – Jay breaking kayfabe and busting out laughing at Sean’s quick “Me too!” response to buying ‘Phantom of the Opera’ wine gums

    – “Have you seen Jumping Jack Flash?” – last effort attempt to sell Whoopi Goldberg as Storm

    – kid spitting on pizza and throwing it behind the couch (such a weird prank?/thing to do)

    – young Jay crushing on Rebecca from ‘Life Goes On’ (so fingerbangable), shades of his current affinity towards understated or off-kilter beauty (Rebecca Hall, Brit Marling, etc.)

    – “Each one of them comes from a different cultural background. There’s the black kid.. there’s the girl… there’s the crocodile.”

    – re: listener mailed gifts “You give some to Jay and not to me..”
    “Frank… he shops at BiWay, he needs to get it where he can..”

    – “Frankie’s got a stink dink! Frankie’s got a stink dink!”

    – t-shirt of fish giving head to fisherman

    – toy shoplifting story paralleling all of Jay’s future deal scamming stories

    – Sean: “How much does the laser disk cost?” Jay: “Ummm… $1500″ Sean: “That’s not bad.”

    – Blossom is Labyrinth but replace puppets with hats

    – “That’s why they’re on welfare, too many video store rewind charges.”

    – the Lemon twins

    – “You try that again, we’ll slit your fucking throat” – nurse to young Jay

    – jogging pants > jeans

    – report cards, Sean/Frank betting even back then

    – “I noticed her boobs and her face.”

    – Frank: “You could own frankly any good movie that’s ever been made for that much money”
    Sean: “You could get a lot of shoes from Bi-Way for that price.”

    – Jay’s threshold of pain

    – “You have those extra sweatpants here, cause you’re gonna shit yourself, Frank.”

    – Kokomo

    – young Sean’s love of rap

    – “You really should learn about fingering.”
    “Ask your grandma.”

    – hatred of widescreen <– small tv size <– child of welfare

  • Brittany Gresang

    This is so creative! I love it! Great job! Once again, you have outdone yourselves. :)

  • Napalm

    Guys of all the years of listening to you… this is one of the best things you’ve ever done! I hate April Fools jokes but this is done so creatively…. amazing work!

  • Ca2per

    Thank you for making one of the most entertaining and interesting podcasts, the fact that you took the time to do this and didn’t break character is just amazing, very convincing. You guys need to get some more attention for this. AWSOME.

  • Mrespony

    I saw Beetlejuice with my grandmaw too. She also looked at me like “what IS this?”

  • Jacob

    Well first I thought I’d accidentally downloaded the wrong podcast. For a second I thought it was really kids impersonating you guys but it was too perfect. Then I thought it was a fan submitted edit. When I finally looked at the show title closer I literally said out loud to myself in excitement “This is going to be the whole show?!?” This was amazing. It was executed perfectly. I don’t understand how?? I would imagine tons of prep for something like this. You guys were all in! Film Junk is by far the best podcast out there. That’s the first time I’ve thought of Game Genies or Disney Adventure in so long. Thanks for another great show!

  • Nat Almirall

    - Don’t forget Li’l Jay’s description of nearly everything as “Awesome.” When I went to summer camp, basically every kid was like Li’l Jay.

    – Sean sounds the most like a 12-year-old, and seems the most in character — a subtle star once again,

    -Baby Franks’s impersonation of Bobcat Goldthwaite is brilliantly spot-on, not in how he sounds like Bobcat, but in how a 10/11-year-old would sound impersonating him, complete with the volume.

  • traynor

    This is Art.

  • Hanna

    This is the best thing since Muppet Babies! Well done, boys.

  • milath

    You guys may make fun of lil Frankie, but you’re *all* a buncha wussies. Where’s the rock in this show? Little Poison, Warrant, maybe Guns n’ Roses? The hell? What is this crap pop music? You should play more rock. I’m in grade 9 and I know these things. I even have a mustache now.

    God. I’m never listening to this lame show again. Shoulda known better from a bunch of 7th graders.

    (Seriously though, this was fuckin’ great. Great job guys! I couldn’t stop laughing!)

  • Falsk

    HIMYM’s got nothing on the ever-evolving FJ timeline. And Frank’s voice cracks so perfectly. Oh you guys.

  • Jay Nickola

    The phrase “eerily prescient” is thrown around a lot these days, but . . . wow.

  • ah

    Total genius from the film junk crew. This one’s gone straight into my Top 5 Greatest Podcasts Of All Time list (which I’ve made up just now). For young Frankie, my top 3 are:

    3. The Movie Review Show #9: June 23rd, 1991 – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    2. Cantankerous Episode #10: The Second Annual Holiday Episode (although all Cantankerous episodes are amazing)

    1. Comedy Bang Bang #120: Farts and Procreation / Film Junk Episode #248: Avatar (sorry, had to cheat with two number 1’s)

    It’s difficult not to put this straight into the number one spot on it’s own – the sheer ingenuity of it. Thank you for trying something innovative with the podcast format and committing to it for the whole episode.

  • Kasper

    Great CBB pick – one of my favorite episodes as well, though anything with “Werner Herzog” trumps any other episode.

    Also, why Earwolf aren’t eyeing Film Junk for their network is beyond me. Even though it’s a great film podcast, it’s the comedy that keeps me coming back for more!

  • Shuttlesworth

    This is incredible – I laughed out loud in the street as soon as I realized what was going on. Perfectly executed. All I can say is thanks, guys. This made my week.

  • Z

    I would buy more episodes like this as premium casts. loved it! LOVED IT!

  • ChrisJPN

    The mention of Jay’s Uncle Terry cracked me up far more than it should have. God, I love this show.

  • Nuno

    Still listening to it but I had to chime in on how absolutely brilliant this is. So nostalgic.