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When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger

When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger is a weekly podcast that watches kids' TV from the eighties and casts a more cynical eye on the shows we used to love. Sometimes funny, usually disappointing, join your hosts Mark and Martyn and ruin a small part of your childhood week by week.
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Aug 13, 2018

Something different this week, as Mark picks some well-known 80s music videos instead of a tv show, and we talk all over them. Some would say it's even more pointless than usual, but those people weren't in the room when we decided to do this, so we did it.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 10, 2018

Glass Pancake
vs
The Ferret Trap

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Theme Music: 8-bit-Arcade4 www.dl-sounds.com

Aug 6, 2018

King Rollo was a cartoon about a child-like ruler who probably shouldn't have been in charge of his own shoelaces never mind an entire country. Insert your own Trump joke here. I can't be bothered.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 3, 2018

First of the Winter Vodka
vs
Gary and Gavin's Great Race

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Theme Music: 8-bit-Arcade4 www.dl-sounds.com

Jul 30, 2018

Yes, I've spelt it correctly. Boring cartoon monsters sing and tell jokes in the worst thing we've ever watched. Stop Googling to see if I've spelt it correctly, that is how you spell Goolies in this instance. I know it feels like it should be "Ghoulies," but I've already checked, and we both sat through it so I know it's right.

You're checking aren't you?

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 23, 2018

More quiz fun as we watch Henry Kelly have a slow motion breakdown, constantly asking the contestants "who am I?"

Especially mean-spirited, considering a lot of the contestants don't speak English as their first language.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 16, 2018

If you think you enjoyed Willy Fog as a kid, you are either;

a) deluded
b) lying
c) now working as a geography teacher

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 9, 2018

*whistle whistle whistle whistle*

*blubble-lubble-lubble*

impenetrable nonsense from knitted space wombles who live on the moon.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 2, 2018

How big is a Womble? What is a Womble? Why is "Womble" a noun and a verb? What does wombling entail? Have I ever wombled? Am I wombling right now?

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 25, 2018

Ron Pickering ("who?") hosts the boring primary school sports day that was We Are The Champions.

Are England out of the World Cup yet? Can we stop doing sport-related things now?

Ugh.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 18, 2018

We've got World Cup fever, in that football makes both Mark and Martyn feel physically unwell. So to celebrate England probably not being out of the World Cup quite yet, I don't know, I haven't checked,
why not sit down with us to watch the adventures of an animated football team as they football about all over the place and score goals and stuff.

"Offside." That's another football thing.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 11, 2018

This week, Mark and Martyn watch four people who are superior to them in every conceivable way, and make fun of them in various cruel and undeserved ways. Can you run an obstacle course Martyn? No, you can't. You'd get a note from your Mum to get you out of doing it. Can you land a plane Mark? No? Well never mind because they don't do that game in this episode.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 4, 2018

Are the boys going to go back in time and rent some videos from defunct rental store Blockbuster?
Are they going to listen to the glam rock classic "Blockbuster" by the Sweet?
Are they going to learn about the DC comics character Blockbuster?
Are they going to learn about the Marvel comics character Blockbuster?
Are they going to perform flying neckbreakers on each other, a move also known as a Blockbuster?
Are they going to take part in the Anglo-Canadian military operation in the Netherlands during World War 2 known as Operation Blockbuster?

No, they're going to hand jive, make piss jokes and Martyn is going to shout a lot. Sorry.

 

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 28, 2018

It's part two of our "people-who-fought-Rocky-then-got-their-own-cartoon-ology." (It's a very specific series).
This time we're watching Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling, which surprisingly isn't the worst or most racist thing the Hulkster ever committed to video.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 21, 2018

"First name Mister, second name Period, Last name T!"

When Mr T wasn't hanging around with the A Team, he was solving mysteries with a group of enthusiastic young gymnasts and a dog with a mohawk. Because of course he was.

I bet none of them ever spiked his milk either.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 14, 2018

"Come on doooowwwn!"

Do you enjoy looking at things and guessing how much they would have cost in the 1980s? Then this is the episode for you!

Unless you said "no."

Which you probably did.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 7, 2018

Have we got The Right Stuff to watch this cartoon Tonight? Only if we take it Step By Step. We'll be Hangin' Tough until 2 In The Morning, so Please Don't Go Girl. Call It What You Want, but If You Go Away you won't Be My Girl. Definitely not My Favorite Girl. More like a Dirty Dawg. So Let's Try It Again, You Got It?

Cover Girl.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 30, 2018

STOP! Hammertime!

No really, please, stop. Stop this Hammertime right now. Please Hammer, don't hurt 'em.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 23, 2018

"I 'ate that duck!" We all 'ate that duck.

Remember when Keith Harris and Orville had a chat show? Neither did we. But here we are anyway.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 16, 2018

Happy Families is a traditional card game, usually with a specially made set of picture cards, featuring illustrations of fictional families of four, most often based on occupation types. The object of the game is to collect complete families. The player whose turn it is asks another player for a specific card from the same family as a card that the player already has. If the asked player has the card, he gives it to the requester and the requester can then ask any player for another card. If the asked player does not have the card, it becomes his turn and he asks another player for a specific card. Play continues in this way until no families are separated among different players. The player with the most cards wins. One of the rules states that a player cannot ask for a certain card to deceive any player if he does not have a card in the set he is asking for. The game can be adapted for use with an ordinary set of playing cards (see Go Fish).

This isn't that.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 9, 2018

What are we watching this week?

Has Spielberg made it?
Have actors played it?
In theatres too?
Give Us A Clue!

Does TV show it?
Do bookworms know it?
One word or two?
Give Us A Clue!
Give Us A Clue!
Give Us A Clue!

Seriously, give us a frigging clue!

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 2, 2018

"Look and Read,

Read and Look,

Eyes eyes eyes,

Books books books."

 

The boys watch Look and Read,and learn how to build words.Badly.

 

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Mar 26, 2018

Wasn't Captain Pugwash full of saucy innuendo? Sorry, I got those words in the wrong order - Captain Pugwash wasn't full of saucy innuendo.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Mar 19, 2018

What the hell is this all about? Crystal Meth and LSD more like. In this episode, we pay for having a really long podcast two weeks ago by having to watch something short.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Mar 12, 2018

Lovely Wibbly-Wobbly Derek Griffiths teaches us all about, I don't know, miming? Anyway, he's bloody brilliant and we'll fight anyone who says different. Apart from Derek Griffiths. We'd never fight him.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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