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Throwback Thursday: That weekly celebration of those old photos, life experiences and more often than not, a look back at our youth. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, one thing that I've noticed is that all of those things can come into play, which is why I'm doing a #TBT Edition Netflix post this week, and while I highlight a few throwbacks worth watching, I'll also give you a shot to score three months of streaming for FREE... and let you know how you can find ME on Netflix. What? You thought that THE ROCK FATHER was only existing in your computer? Nope, I'm on Netflix, too!
Last month, a mysterious new program appeared parked in the virtual garage over at Netflix. TEAM HOT WHEELS appeared for viewing, but what exactly was this 22-minute episode? With my two car-obsessed girls at my sides, we pressed play and opened the doors to "Larry's Garage" to check out this new adventure, based on Mattel's long-running line of diecast cars... the same ones that we have several hundred of here at Rock Father HQ. The show - focusing on four, go-kart riding kids that transform into TEAM HOT WHEELS to cruise a world lined with bright, orange track - was a ton of fun, but it played like a "pilot episode," and a quick web search came up largely dry. Today, that mystery has been solved.
As a child of the 1980's, a trip to SHOWBIZ PIZZA PLACE was an event - a momentous occasion that was saved for birthday celebrations and other rare gatherings that warranted more than a simple meal. The Matteson, Illinois, ShowBiz was the one that I'd occasionally be treated to (along with the short-lived, similarly-themed, CELEBRATION STATION in Park Forest, IL), and what made the trip even better was the fact that ShowBiz was conveniently located directly next door to TOYS R US.