Beetlejuice (1988)


Beetlejuice Quote: “Ah. Well… I attended Juilliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the Exorcist about a hundred and sixty-seven times, and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it… not to mention the fact that you’re talking to a dead guy… now what do you think? You think I’m qualified?” – Betelgeuse

There isn’t a soul in this world or the next who doesn’t love “Beetlejuice.” It’s Michael Keaton at his best. It’s Tim Burton at his best. It’s Geena Davis at her best. It’s Alec Baldwin at his handsomest. And it’s the role that made Winona Ryder’s career (sorry, Stranger Things).

Beetlejuice is everywhere each Halloween season, which makes it easy to watch the movie without really WATCHING it. Well, we did. And we’ve got a few things to talk about:

  • Big D’s fear of small towns
  • which band Danny Elfman really was in (hint: NOT DEVO)
  • Roger’s life as The Unabomber
  • Geena Davis inspiring Bojack Horseman
  • teaching Roger what a staycation is
  • how to escape a submerged Volvo
  • Chappaquiddick vs Massapequa
  • why do demons need prostitutes
  • the meaning behind Harry Bellafonte’s “Day-O”
  • and much, much more.

This one starts a little slow, but man does it get going. It’s SHOWTIME!

Plot Summary: ” Beetlejuice” After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.

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1 Response

  1. Ron A. says:

    Guys! Loved your Halloween reviews, and Beetlejuice was just icing on the cake. Since I’m also a big Westworld fan, I thought it would be fitting to let you know last night I saw Evan Rachel Wood perform last night in San Francisco. She does this cabaret style performance on the road with jazz guitarist Zane Carney. Anyhow, last night was Halloween themed, and her final song was “Jump in the Line” from Beetlejuice. It was great, and I totally thought of you guys and quickly realized I’m still going through Westworld withdrawal. Keep up the good work!

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