52. Caddyshack, Families

Phil and Jake are joined by their pal Shalon to add Caddyshack and families to the List of Every Damn Thing.
Shalon joins the EDT family to help Phil and Jake rank the 1980s comedy classic Caddyshack and the concept of families on the List of Every Damn Thing.

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  • There’s some confusion during our conversation as to how the characters in The Blue Lagoon are related. While researching the matter, Jake was relieved to discover that they aren’t siblings, but unsettled upon learning that they’re cousins.
  • We of course talk quite a bit about the sublime performance of  Rodney Dangerfield, especially his facial expressions (such as this hat reaction) and his dancing.
  • Phil speculates that maybe Caddyshack was autobiographical. It was, but mostly pulled from Brian Doyle-Murray's experiences. From one of the better Caddyshack "things you didn't know" pages out there: "To write their screenplay, Ramis, Kenney, and Doyle-Murray locked themselves in a room and tried to recall everything they knew about or experienced at golf courses and country clubs growing up—most of which came from Doyle-Murray, who caddied at Indian Hill Country Club in the suburbs of Chicago as a kid."
  • When talking about Mad Magazine, Phil couldn't remember the name of cartoonist Mort Drucker. Chevy Chase  looks like if his own Mort Drucker caricature came to life.
  • In the Marx Brothers movies, the role of Margaret Dumont was to sell the Marx Brothers by reacting to their bullshit. 
  • Phil says "empty pool" when he means to say "drained pool" politics while talking about The Sum of Us by Heather Mcgee.
  • Here’s the scene from Natural Born Killers that features Rodney. It’s disturbing, but it’s also the best part of the movie.
  • We mention “Weird Al” Yankovic. There’s none of this in the podcast, but we think you should know that Phil's wife Beth continues to talk about her new character, a terrifying vision from the future Weird AI. He's a song parody writing artificial intelligence at the end of time.

step-sibling porn * the Marvel Cinematic Universe * Black WidowTed Knight * Bill Murray * Michael O’Keefe * Doug Kenney * slobs vs. snobs * cock-blocking * Donald Trump * New Age bullshit * Star Wars * Flashdance * class struggle * Pacific Rim * Mystery MenTrading Places * Ghostbusters * cloning * The Matrix * Step Brothersburritos  * Fast & Furious * the X-Men * siblings * community * brief * the sea * jorts * crows

Below are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here):

  1. Dolly Parton - person
  2. interspecies animal friends - idea
  3. sex - idea
  4. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
  5. Prince - person
  6. It’s-It - food
  7. Cher - person
  8. Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character
  9. Donald Duck - fictional character
  10. Hank Williams - person


165. Jenny McCarthy - person
166. Jon Voight - person
167. Hank Williams, Jr - person
168. British Royal Family - institution
169. Steven Seagal - person
170. McRib - food
171. war - idea
172. cigarettes - drug
173. QAnon - idea
174. transphobia - idea

Theme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.

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