Dec 20, 2013
Movie Meltdown - Episode 255
As we finish up our 6th annual holiday "special" we discuss, among other things, Richard Donner's Christmas classic "Scrooged" starring Bill Murray.
In this episode so powerful - it could tear a family apart, some of the things we mention are… A New York Doll, impressions take on a life of their own, Bernie Taupin, E.T. porn, glitter, right now… Kelly’s doing it with Patrick Swayze!!, Tina Fey, cartoon moments, a spare best friend, Karen Allen, looking ahead to zombies, Lincoln lip, Mean Girls, Santa’s sensitivity training, I feel like I should be a mean husband, eating salt dough ornaments, GQ Magazine, if you had that hair… you were the bad guy, Chevy Chase, Magnolia, somebody stealing your spot, what makes a man sexy, being a celebrity impersonator, Normal, well-adjusted people don’t just make awesome things usually, Michael J. Pollard, Iron Man 3, having cache, Alfre Woodard, theme songs, Misery, This was some F-ing Looney Tunes, Stockholm Syndrome sh*t… get out of my house!!, a K-Mart David Bowie, manhandling children, Dustin Hoffman gets suspended, an unspoken theme of forgiveness, like early Matisse, The Sound of Music, strippers and kids, yeah… I try to let the Looney Tunes subtly seep out of me, I know life is great, John Malkovich, The Last Picture Show, I’m afraid of bats, and… crushed it!
Spoiler Alert: You will be visited by jerks bearing spoilers. So go watch “Scrooged” before listening to this episode. You have been warned.
Corrections: 1.) Of course it’s Mickey Rooney in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 2.) And because the Murray’s are like the Baldwin’s… at some point we mix up John Murray and Joel Murray. Apologies to both Murray brothers.
“God Bless us all… Goddammit.”