Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 65: Cherry-Flavored Pez

Episode 65 Website CoverThirty years ago, Rob Reiner directed the seminal coming-of-age film Stand By Me. To celebrate its anniversary, Michael Bailey and I take a look at the film as well as the Stephen King novella “The Body,” upon which it’s based; as well as the music on its soundtrack. We also discuss why it’s an essential movie for anyone who grew up in the 1980s.

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Stand By Me Poster 2

After the cut are are some of the clips featured in the episode:

The opening scene with the kids playing cards in the treehouse:

The junk yard scene:

The campfire scene:

Gordie and Chris after they find Ray Brower’s body:

The theatrical trailer:


  1. I love these 80s reminiscences; I’m a few years older than you, but I remember most of the stuff you talk about. Any chance of an episode dedicated to The Princess Bride? It’s definitely an 80s classic.

    1. Mike: Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you like them. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies and it’s on my list for sometime in 2017, so stay tuned! 🙂

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