It’s the great debate of our time: Julie the Cat or Goldberg? OK, maybe it isn’t. Julie was better. Still, Mike, Tommy and Kevin track the relationship and rivalry of Julie and Goldberg from the first time they meet in D2 through the end of D3 and beyond.
Julie the Cat dominating right away:
It was either 5-0, or 5-1 when Julie the Cat came in the game and did her stunt. The announcer says after an Iceland goal that the score is 4-1, but in the next scene the cameras show the scoreboard and it reads 4-0.
Mike, Tommy and Kevin approach D2 from Don Tibbles’ perspective. In tracking Tibbles from his first meeting with Gordon Bombay to his approving head nod at the end of the film/documentary, they discover what can only be classified as a success story.
Our introduction to him:
Mike Babcock was in college at McGill University in 1994, so he would’ve been too young for to coach Team USA. One other point that Mike failed to mention: Mike Babcock is Canadian. That’s not the best thing when you’re trying to market a coach of Team USA.
Using clues from the films, Mike, Tommy and Kevin determine just how long the time period was between the Mighty Ducks movies, and what events in that gray area paved the way for some to join Junior Goodwill Games team while others disappeared.
It’s time to get the crew back together!
Charlie in D1 telling Bombay how he runs off his mom’s boyfriends.
According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, a minor under 14 cannot be employed except as a newspaper carrier, in agriculture (with parental consent), an actor, a model or a youth athletic program referee. So this:
Is illegal, unless of course, Averman lied about his age (as we suspected) and got away with it.
Tommy wonders if the movie theater Averman works in is a mom-and-pop shop. Averman works at General Cinema, a (now-defunct) corporation that had 621 theatres in its prime, so the answer is no.
Mike, Tommy and Kevin look at the other side of Gordon Bombay’s life: his work as a lawyer. The discussion covers Gordon’s tactics, his exit, Mr. Ducksworth, and Ducksworth’s relationship with the seemingly omnipresent Hans.
The moment Ducksworth makes Gordon Bombay the highest paid youth coach in history:
Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down the New York Times’ reviews of the three Mighty Ducks movies in an effort to get in a Twitter beef with the reviewers and the NYT. The reviewers seemed to hate the movies, but is there criticism founded?
Mike, Tommy and Kevin discuss the third Bash Brother, Mr. Kenny Wu. They discuss his upbringing as an elite figure skater, Don Tibbles’ pitch to move him to hockey, his coming doom after fighting a goalie and much more.
WU WU WU KENNY WU!
Kenny Wu introduced, where Don Tibbles explains how he convinced him to play hockey:
The Grab Bag episode where we talked about the shootout lineup was Episode 13. Tommy does bring up Wu in the episode and says he would either put Wu or Connie at No. 4. Kevin puts Kenny Wu at No. 3. Mike leaves him out of his shootout lineup.
Mike, Tommy and Kevin peel back the curtain on the original Mighty Ducks team and take a look at the families behind the Ducks. From Karp’s loving family to Banks’ brother David, they uncover a lot that explains the real reasons behind the kids’ actions.
Jesse telling Gordon that this is a drug-free zone:
Mike, Tommy and Kevin breakdown the interesting relationship between the Bash Brothers: Dean Portman and Fulton Reed. Do their antics fire up the team or only lead to bad penalties? Are they good for each other or bad influences?
Portman being introduced to Fulton Reed.
Fulton and Portman jammin out before going to bed.
Portman’s statistics from D2: 7 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 0 P, 14 PIM
Fulton’s statistics from D2: 7 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, 2 PIM
Portman is kicked out of the first Iceland game because of his hit against Stahl, not Sanderson as Tommy says. There is also no “intent to injure” line by the ref. That comes later and isn’t addressed at Portman.
Part of the second period of the second Iceland game, where the Bash Brothers go wild:
It’s a special grab bag episode! Instead of one topic Mike, Tommy and Kevin did three quick hitters. First they discussed what the order should’ve been for the Ducks in the D2 shootout. Second was whether Don Tibbles made the right choices in constructing Team USA. Third was a debate about announcer Josh in D3 and his aptitude.
Here’s the Mighty Ducks 2 shootout (kind of):
Don Tibbles’ assembly of newbies that was more for the marketing than for the winning the Junior Goodwill games:
Josh and Paul Kariya in D3:
Josh actually mentions that Kariya is visiting friends in the Twin Cities area, so that’s why he’s in town. Contrary to what Mike thought, there is no mention that Kariya is an alumnus of Eden Hall.
Mike was also saying this was ’94. D3 was actually 96. He knows this, he was just thinking about Don Tibbles’ roster construction.