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Miscast Commentary

Episode · 2 months ago

Back to School - "Our Wonder Years is 9/11"

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Joe and Todd are back via a Zoom chat to discuss Rodney Dangerfield's college comedy, Back to School. They briefly address the death of Dustin Diamond, as well as the reactions of his former costars, Director Alan Metter's strange resume and the surprising composer to score the film. Joe reveals which comedy icon was a critical writer on the film, where you can find a shot from Caddyshack in the movie and a crucial plot point that was added last minute. Rodney Dangerfield's limited resume is discussed as is William Zabka's issues with stereotyping. They rehash a story where they were the only spectators at a Rodney Dangerfield Movie. Dangerfield's surprising similarity to his character is revealed and the guys compare Burt Young's character in this to Pauly in Rocky. Joe compares Rodney's character to another rich New Yorker with his name on buildings. They talk about Robert Downey Jr's appearance in the movie and what job he was still doing while shooting. It's major box office success is discussed as well as which iconic film it beat in their opening week. The same song is featured in this and another movie released on the same day and Joe reveals it. They discuss the appearance of Oingo Boingo in the film and where we've seen the teacher's house before.  

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