Year of the Weasel Episode 1: Introduction and Prehistory

The podcast event literally no one asked for has finally arrived! From February 2024 until whenever we’ve had enough, we’re taking you on a journey through what we genuinely believe is the underrated filmography of the Weasel himself, Pauly Shore. Join us in this introductory episode as we explain why we’re doing this to ourselves (and to you) and take a quick jog through the random roles that resulted in one of the greatest characters in 20th century American literature.

But first, you’ll notice there’s something a little different this time: Given the importance of the visual medium to our current topic of discussion, we’re experimenting with video! As you can see from the first episode, the experiment hasn’t been an unqualified success; there was some pretty terrible lag on Zach’s end that has been preserved at the beginning for explanatory/comedic effect. We will troubleshoot this moving forward, but in the meantime, enjoy watching our audio swim in and out of sync while the video footage struggles to catch up with our lips! Welcome to the future!

00:01:23 Our infamous episodes on the KISS memoirs (Gene, Ace, Peter, Paul)

00:01:28 12 Months of Mike

00:03:17 Probably what most people would rather we be doing now

00:03:39 Stoney’s Encino High Notebook

Scan by Breakfast for Dinner on Flickr

00:07:37 This podcast would literally not be possible without TotallyPaulyFan on YouTube

00:12:20 Totally Pauly Episode 65: “Day 4 Hockey!”

00:14:28 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling, 1982)

00:14:36 Our Wayne’s World episode

00:14:46 Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Stephen Herek, 1989)

00:15:03 Wayne’s World (Penelope Spheeris, 1991)

00:16:29 “Hey dude, the Weasel is, like, the future of America” by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, June 1991

00:18:19 “Behind the Weasic” by Greg Beato, SPIN, October 1999

00:23:05 The infamous trailer for Pinocchio: A True Story (Vasiliy Rovenskiy, 2022)

00:24:10 Pauly’s appearance in the music video for “N 2 Gether Now” by Limp Bizkit featuring Method Man

00:24:16 Pauly’s appearance in the music video for “Shorty Wanna Ride” by Young Buck

00:27:32 Pauly with father Sammy Shore

Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/WireImage

00:28:16 Encino Man (Les Mayfield, 1992)

00:28:31 Pauly with mother Mitzi Shore

Photo by Alex J. Berliner/BEI/REX/Shutterstock

00:33:01 Totally Pauly Episode 11: “Hotel Attendant”

00:34:48 21 Jump Street Season 2, Episode 4: “Two for the Road” (Steve Beers, 1987)

00:36:22 Trailer for For Keeps? (John G. Avildsen, 1988)

00:37:02 Trailer for 18 Again! (Paul Flaherty, 1988)

00:41:33 St. Elsewhere Season 6, Episode 16: “Down and Out on Beacon Hill” (Eric Laneuville, 1988)

00:45:08 What’s Alan Watching? (Thomas Schlamme, 1989)

00:48:32 Totally Pauly Episode 346: “Day 3 Sandy Beach Hawaii”

00:50:15 Married… with Children Season 3, Episode 14: “A Three Job, No Income Family” (Gerry Cohen, 1989)

00:51:12 Dream Date (Anson Williams, 1989)

00:54:47 Wedding Band (Daniel Raskov, 1989)

00:55:50 Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge (Richard Friedman, 1989)

00:57:19 Rock & Read (Tamar Simon Hoffs, 1989)

01:03:03 Follow us on Instagram!

01:03:05 Follow us on YouTube!

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01:03:45 “Lisa, Lisa (The One I Adore)” by Pauly Shore (from The Future of America, 1991)


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