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Punky Power Up Your DVD Player

My after-school routine every day when I was a kid went like this: take the bus home, open the door, grab a box of raisins for a snack, and watch “Punky Brewster” reruns. The best episode being, of course, the one where Cherry gets stuck in the refrigerator. So imagine how excited I am to discover that the entire series is available in a four-pack DVD. Yes, please!

[$109.90 Amazon]

An Ode To “Hey Dude”

Before there was “Clarissa Explains It All” and the “Adventures of Pete & Pete,” Nickelodeon made its first foray into live-action teen television with “Hey Dude,” which ran from 1989 to 1991. The show was about a nerdy ranch owner named Mr. Ernst and the cool teenagers he hired to work on the Bar None Dude Ranch over the summer. The show focused on two of them—rich bitch Brad (Kelly Brown), who despite her girliness was a champion horse rider, and the enterprising Ted (David Lascher), who was as drawn to her as he was repulsed. Also of note, the show starred Christine Taylor, now Mrs. Ben Stiller. “Hey Dude” had the best theme song ever, as you can witness for yourself above. And miraculously, the first season of the show is available on DVD as of today. Watch out for those man-eating jack rabbits, indeed. [EW] Keep reading »

Mega Enjoy Tiffany And Deborah Gibson’s “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid” On DVD

Even if you are not quite talented enough to be their opening act, you are no doubt checking Ticketmaster obsessively to see when tickets for Debbie Gibson and Tiffany‘s “Journey Through The ’80s Tour” go on sale. Really—it’s our wildest ’80s neon and denim dream come true. But you don’t have to wait until the tour to see these two together. Last year, they starred in Syfy’s movie “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.” Which conveniently was just released on DVD. You need to watch it because the fight scene is epic.

[$14.99 Amazon]

Give Whitney Cummings A Shot

There’s a lot of female comedians we love — Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig, Margaret Cho — but Whitney Cummings has a special place in our heart. For starters, her name is a joke in and of itself. Secondly, the frequent “Chelsea Lately” guest is an avid Frisky reader. But beyond the fact that she obviously has great taste in reading material, what we love the most is that her standup routine focuses on sex and relationships. She’s at her most hysterical discussing everything from emotional ninjas to porn star screams in the comedy special “Money Shot,” which is out on DVD this week. Who says women aren’t funny? Oh yeah, no one we actually respect.

[$7.99 Amazon]

Fashion, Music, And Forbidden Love

“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky,” the true story of forbidden romance between two of the most creative minds of the 20th century, is out on Blu-ray and DVD today. Roger Ebert said this film, which was directed by renowned French filmmaker Jan Kounen, is an excellent biopic. It stars Anna Mouglalis, a former Chanel model, and Mads Mikkelsen. The film features exquisite costumes, including archive pieces from the House of Chanel and pieces designed by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as a score dominated by many of Stravinksy’s works.

[$23.99 Amazon.com]

And The Prize Goes To … The Most Rewarding Trivia Experience

Last we asked you to tell us your most rewarding trivia experience in exchange for a Smithsonian Channel swag bag. And boy, do a lot of you spend your time drinking and answering trivia. But, Bitsy Ravenclaw won the prize for this story because even we had to consult the dictionary after reading the story …

“A bunch of friends and I were playing Cranium one night just for the hell of it and one of our trivia questions was ‘What is the difference between inflammable and flammable?’ When the rest of the team geared up to say that they meant different things, my friend Craig and I shrieked ‘Wait!’ and without looking at each other we quoted Dr. Nick: ‘Inflammable means flammable? What a crazy country!’  It took another minute or so to convince everyone that despite the quote’s Simpsons origin, we were indeed correct. It was, we won, Simpsons humor FTW!”

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