Only a Californian can truly appreciate Steve Martin’s 1991 labor of love, “L.A. Story.” So listener Emmet from Orange, CA, did the honors of commissioning it. And in the grand tradition of Shat The Movies making romantic comedies, things get really personal.
Big D recalls his carefree days and asks, “Why do we let life suck our SanDeE dry?” Roger and Gene drool over a young Sarah Jessica Parker, and Gene point out the one sex scene in all of Hollywood he wishes did happen.
The Shat boys also examine Shakespeare’s impact on “L.A. Story,” romantic chemistry between TV weathermen and their British grandmas, Patrick Stewart’s genius cameo, Richard E. Grant stealing the show, and how the movie really could be Roger’s biography.
Plot Summary: “L.A. Story” Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) has the easiest job in the world: he’s a TV weatherman in Los Angeles, where the weather is so predictable he tapes his forecasts days in advance. Bored with his job, his life and his relationship with longtime girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner), Harris begins to receive secret messages from an electronic freeway sign near his home, which lead him to pursue romance with a British journalist (Victoria Tennant) and a vapid young model (Sarah Jessica Parker).
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