May 19, 2015
Your browser does not support the audio element.
Look at all the amazing comedians in this 1968 film! Surely, it must be hilarious? You’re first clue that the assumption is wrong? We’re watching it for this podcast. Adjust your listening EQ settings on your audio device from pop to Carol Channing and have a listen to the episode.
No streaming of this steaming pile. Watch this film (at your own risk), on
And on with the show!
Dan & Chris heard of this film’s awful reputation on Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!
Otto Preminger directed this comedy. He sounds like an interesting character. He desperately needs an editor. Reviewer Vincent Canby of the
Times wrote a devastating critique. Guess who was on set? Roger Ebert, who shares another look at the
Otto & his process. It’s the sixties, so Gleason can’t get away with beating his wife anymore so he
pistol whips a hippie. The movie of
Batman villains. (Preminger, Romero, Meredith, Gorshin) Carol Channing is a
proto-Big Bird. Dan get’s a haircut because of the
poster that goes around a corner. Everyone gets their Reagan impression on.
Well… Gleason sneaks onto Alcatraz & Dan suggests you
visit the park yourself.
Austin Pendleton is really great in this film. You may remember him from . My Cousin Vinny Who can do Carol Channing impressions?
Ryan Stiles of course.
Frank Gorshin plays The Man. No riddle, he’s just The Man at Alcatraz. Is that the apartment from
? Dcotor Goldfoot God, Groucho Marx,
plays bumper pool with his mistress. Groucho is also part of Gleason’s acid trip as a loose screw, get it? Paul wonders how secure Crazy Hippie Encryption is and Dan answers, “420 bit.”
Old men pretending to
trip on acid. The
garbage song must have inspired Stomp! This movie has a theme song and you don’t want to
click this because it “drills into your head.” The best part of the film is the end, because it is over, but also
ALL of the credits are sung. Gary Larson, creator of
The Far Side, apologizes for making an joke. Ishtar Recommendations:
, Land of the Lost and Brain Donors . Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
is a movie composed of sub-plots on the cutting room floor from the first film. Wake Up Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
Check out Dan’s site,
clattertron.com for some rad web comics and thanks for listening. Rate us on iTunes! Thanks for listening.