Listener Brad Nicholas noticed “Shat The Movies” had never done a Chris Farley movie, and he decided to do something about it. To honor a comic genius who died too young, Brad chose “Tommy Boy” as his commissioned film.
It’s a movie critics have called “dumber than ‘Dumb and Dumber'” and “written by three writers locked in separate rooms,” but no child of the ’90s can resist quoting every memorable line, dancing to “”fat guy in a little coat,”” or doing the housekeeping voice.
This movie showed us Bo Derek still had it going on and Brian Dennehy could be a lovable dad. And it revealed Big D is a grumpy old man who wanted David Spade to be the hero.
“Tommy Boy” takes us back our golden years, when factory work in Ohio was fun, road trips could happen without planning, and movies could have perfect endings. It unlocked tons of tales from the Shat Crew, including:
- The time Big D assaulted an Olive Garden co-worker
- Gene’s email battle with an MMA apparel company
- and Roger’s shocking hatred of Melissa McCarthy
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Plot Summary: “Tommy Boy” After his beloved father (Brian Dennehy) dies, dimwitted Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) inherits a near-bankrupt automobile parts factory in Sandusky, Ohio. His brand new stepmother, Beverly (Bo Derek), wants to cash out and close, but Tommy’s sentimental attachment to his father’s employees spurs him to make one last-ditch effort to find someone who will buy their products. With his father’s tightly wound assistant, Richard (David Spade), in tow, Tommy hits the road to scare up some new clients.
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