Beavis & Butt-Head Trading Cards (1994)

With Beavis & Butt-Head back in the news pretty heavily these days with the release of their new movie, Beavis & Butt-Head Do the Universe, it seems like a great time to share this video I made for The Retro Network opening a pack of their trading cards from 1994. I hope you enjoy the little trip down memory lane watching me open the pack and seeing what I found inside.

Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain

Recently in the Watch & Listen category, I shared the episode of the TRN Drive-In Podcast focusing on the movie Ernest Goes to Camp. While listening to the episode myself, I heard either Adam or Wyatt mention a TV special called Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain.

Somehow, this Ernest offering had eluded me throughout my life, as I had never even heard of it before listening to the podcast. So I had to do a little research on this lost gem and see what it was all about. As it turns out, Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain was a special created by, and aired on The Disney Channel on July 7, 1989, as a way to promote their newest Disneyland attraction. It would later air in syndication beginning in August.

In the special, Ernest trains as America’s first “Splashtranaut” destined to become the very first person to conquer the mountain. Ralph Story, a veteran news anchor, and his team are determined to cover the momentous event from every angle possible.

I looked it up on YouTube, and it exists in its entirety, so I am presenting it here to you in case you’re like me and have never seen it before. Enjoy.

Ernest Goes to Camp at the TRN Drive-In Podcast

The Retro Network Drive-In returns just in time for Summer Camp! To celebrate the special event, some folks at The Retro Network recently screened the 1987 comedy film Ernest Goes to Camp starring Jim Varney. Join Adam (@hojukoolander), Wyatt (@infamouswb), and Jason (@RD80s) as they take a trip to Camp Kikakee to see Ernest P. Worrell help a group of delinquents and save the camp from being demolished by a nearby mining company.

You’ll hear facts you may not know about the film, box office stats, and the Drive-In awards including their favorite scenes, lines, and which supporting actor stole the show. Also don’t miss the intermission as they discuss which prop would go back and steal from the set.

Subscribe to TRN Drive-In for even more movie reviews including National Lampoon’s Christmas VacationTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesDick Tracy, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. If you listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, they’d appreciate your 5-star review to help spread the word about the show!

Weekend Reading 06/26/22

Every weekend, I like to share a curated list of retro & nostalgia-themed articles, stories, and posts that I’ve come across in the last week. It gives you a chance to escape the daily grind, and just sit back and pass the time reading about the good old days. So with that in mind, here are some things I wanted to share with you this week.


Weekend Reading 06/19/22

Every weekend, I like to share a curated list of retro & nostalgia-themed articles, stories, and posts that I’ve come across in the last week. It gives you a chance to escape the daily grind, and just sit back and pass the time reading about the good old days. So with that in mind, here are some things I wanted to share with you this week.



And I want to take just a moment to remind you that The Retro Network’s “Summer Camp 2022” begins Monday, June 20th! It’s two weeks of pure summer nostalgia via written articles, original videos, and podcasts. There are going to be features on things like the Saved by the Bell beach club episodes, Carvel ice Cream, ’80s songs of summer, the 1989 Summer of Batman, Lawn Darts, and so much more. And you won’t want to miss the special episode of the TRN Drive-In podcast looking back at the cult classic, Ernest Goes to Camp. Be sure to visit The Retro Network over the next couple of weeks to be transported back to the summers of your youth.