GenXGrownUp Backtrack126 Videos

GenX Sidekicks

About This Episode Throughout history, it’s usually the hero of the story who gets all the accolades. But what about the hero’s assistant, or buddy, or partner who puts in the same effort but is always lost in the shadow of the star? Not today, though! In this Backtrack, we remember and celebrate some of […]

Major League (1989)

About This Episode When a ragtag bunch of unproven and washed-up ball players are brought into a Major League team to help them relocate to Miami by an ex-stripper with a disdain for Cleveland, Tom Beringer, Charlie Sheen, and Corbin Bernsen pull on their uniforms, dust off their cleats, and swing for the fences. In […]

Synchronicity (The Police)

About This Episode The Police was a GenX-era musical act that put post-punk & new wave into a whole new stratosphere. In this Backtrack, we remember, dissect, and debate their fifth and final studio album: Synchronicity! Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » » “Grown Up” […]

The Greatest American Hero

About This Episode In 1981, a Los Angeles school teacher and a mid-level FBI agent encountered aliens in the desert and were given a super-powered suit. Together, they worked to use the suite to fight crime and corruption, but things could’ve gone smoother if only they hadn’t lost the instruction manual. In this backtrack, we […]


About This Episode Leo Anthony Gallagher, Jr. was one of the most popular and recognizable comics of the 1980s. He was known for his keen observational humor, but even more so for his own special brand of prop comedy that featured an over-sized sledgehammer that sent bits of watermelon flying into audiences around the world. […]


About This Episode Four decades ago, Kevin Flynn had to fight for his very existence after being scanned into cyberspace by an evil computer program. This fantasy film was not only a thrilling adventure, but also help lay the groundwork for the digital movie magic that seems so commonplace today. In this episode, we remember […]