That Gosh Darn Hippie Show is a nationally syndicated Classic Rock show originally hosted on WDBK until a Channel Hop to WRGG in April 2018. It plays songs released between 1950 and 1989note , with a special focus on obscure tracks and novelty/comedy records. Its host, "DJ Hippie", has been running the show since September 2014. She is joined on the production team by Bri Norton (since 2014), Steven Grimes (since 2017), and Hayley Rose (since 2018).
Its official website is at http://thatgoshdarnhippieshow.webs.com/.
Artists whose songs appear frequently
- The Beatles
- Dickie Goodman
- The Jackson Five
- Jimi Hendrix
- The Monkees
- The Muppets
- Monty Python
- Spinal Tap
- Vanilla Fudge (Vince Martell was interviewed)
- "Weird Al" Yankovic (interviewed)
Those Gosh Darn Tropes
- Astrologer — The Oracle segments feature strange horoscopes being given by, well, the Oracle.
- Exact Words — During a show in early 2018, DJ Hippie got anote phone call from a grumpy old woman who was upset at the number of strange, obscure records DJ Hippie played on her show, and demanded that DJ Hippie "play something normal, sonny". DJ Hippie sarcastically agreed to play something normal before cuing up "Normal" by Martin Mull.
- College Radio — Started out on Camden Community College's station, WDBK.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck! — The show's title, of course. Came from an incident where a friend of the host called jokingly called her "the goddamn hippie", which was subsequently Bowdlerised for radio suitability before it was adopted as the title of the show.
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep" — The Oracle, Oracle, is always introduced as if Oracle really is his name.
- Kayfabe — The show makes frequent use of scripted conversations (especially scripted phone conversations between DJ Hippie and various "callers"), though DJ Hippie always behaves as if they were real and their scripted nature is never acknowledged on-air.
- New-Age Retro Hippie — The host, obviously, although it's somewhat subverted as she only uses the stereotypical speaking patterns during the intro. During the show proper, she's more like a regular radio host. (She also doesn't do drugs.)
- Nothing but Hits — The show makes efforts to avert this.
- Overly Narrow Superlative — According to one of the Ad Bumpers, the show is "the best classic rock show hosted by DJ Hippie."
- Parody Episode / Whole Plot Reference — The show did a parody of the Twilight Zone episode “It’s A Good Life”. The Manhattan Transfer song “Twilight Zone” even plays at the very end. (See below for tropes from this episode.)
- Pie in the Face — DJ Hippie starts out Episode 314 with a few songs about circles and pie in honor of the OTHER pi. As soon as she mentions that... well, you know what trope entry you're reading. She acknowledges that it works better in a visual medium.
- Signing-Off Catchphrase — "Have a groovy weekend", regardless of when the show actually airs.
- Sound-Effect Bleep — The show's usual censorship method.
- Special Guest — Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge and "Weird Al" Yankovic have both been interviewed on the show.
- The Stinger — At the end of Episode 314, after the normal credits, the pie thrower shows up again.
- Weirdness Censor — During one Halloween Special, DJ Hippie got numerous (fake) phone calls from listeners who were obviously not human, and although she was slightly bewildered she completely failed to realize what was going on. She cottoned on by the end of the show, though, and was surprised when the last caller didn't make any bizarre threats against her life.
Tropes related to the Twilight Zone Parody Episode
- Babysitting Episode — The whole thing starts when DJ Hippie's friend Pixel asks her to babysit Pixel's younger brother Anthony.
- Captain Ersatz — Anthony is pretty clearly just Anthony Fremont without the hatred of electronics and singing, complete with sending people to the cornfield.
- Card-Carrying Villain — As opposed to the character he’s parodying, who seems mostly oblivious to how his actions affects other people, Anthony is all too aware of the terror he induces in others and just enjoys being evil for the sake of it.
- Deliberately Cute Child — Anthony plays up his cute side for all it’s worth around his older sister Pixel.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu? — DJ Hippie gets fed up with Anthony’s constant threats to send her to the cornfield and tells him that she doesn’t think it’s even real.
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu — Taunting Anthony ends about as well as can be expected.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome — Anthony tawks wike this. This isn’t a part of his Deliberately Cute Child façade, he just genuinely can’t pronounce his Rs and only sometimes manages his Ls.
- Enfant Terrible — Anthony absolutely revels in the pain and misery he causes others.
- Goo Goo Godlike — Anthony sounds around three, and probably isn’t any older than six. He’s still basically omnipotent.
- Hidden Depths — For a little kid, Anthony knows a lot about old music. He recognized a rare Beatles record for what it was, and picked nearly the entire show’s playlist.
- Hurricane of Puns — DJ Hippie lets out a barrage of puns while taunting Anthony.Anthony: You're boring! You're a bad DJ!DJ Hippie: Ouch! Shot through the heart!Anthony: And that was a bad reference!DJ Hippie: Don't be cruel!Anthony: One more wisecrack out of you and you're going to the cornfield!DJ Hippie: You know, most folks try to "live and let live", but you seem more like a "Live and Let Die" kind of person.
- Parental Obliviousness — Not a parent, but a caretaker— Pixel has absolutely no idea that her younger brother Anthony is a powerful reality warper with a penchant for wreaking havoc, even after all of his babysitters have mysteriously vanished.
- Reality Warper — Anthony, natch.