Tagged: Comedy

The 1980s was absolutely instrumental in comedy filmmaking and is the reason we have so many amazing comedy flicks today. In fact, that is why they are re-booting the hell out of them right now. We can thank Ivan Reitman, John Hughes, and Howard Ramis in particular for pioneering sheer greatness in modern American comedies. Apparently “Ghostbusters” is still so popular that people are awaiting the third in the trilogy to come out any day now. Pee-Wee also scored big laughs on the big screen in two separate films, as Woody Allen and Mel Brooks did some of their funniest movies in the 80s. This was an amazing and laugh-out-loud decade for comedy films.

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The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot Quote: “You’re killin’ me Smalls!” – Hamilton “Ham” Porter Shat The Movies listener Valorie commissioned “The Sandlot” thinking she would get a podcast about the 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic. Instead, she got a curveball with a little mustard on it as hosts Roger Roeper and Dick Ebert retell...

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The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride Quote: “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!” – Inigo Montoya How have we gone more than 100 movies without reviewing “The Princess Bride?” It’s a travesty of justice, one that Shat The Movies listener Adam R. decided to correct with his...

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Back to The Future (1985) Encore Presentation

Back to The Future Quote: “Don’t worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely eighty-eight miles per hour the instant the lightning strikes the tower… everything will be fine.” – Dr. Emmett Brown This week, our Best Of series takes us back in time...

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King Ralph (1991)

King Ralph Quote: “Your Majesty, may I present the Sovereign King Mulamboa of Zambei” – Sir Cedric This week we ask the question, what could go wrong if the entire British royal family was comedically killed in a freak accident that leaves the throne to a Las Vegas lounge singer?...

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Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure Quote: “There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.” – Pee-wee Herman Kerri Gross prayed for it, and listener CarmelitaValdezMcKoy answered. We’re reviewing the 1985 oddity “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” This groundbreaking...

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Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story Quote: “You are a sad, strange, little man. You have my pity. Farewell.” – Buzz Lightyear “Toy Story” won the Best of Disney category, and it’s easy to see why this Pixar powerhouse spawned an entire franchise. The characters are unforgettable, the attention to detail is unrivaled, and...

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Back to The Future Part II (1989)

Back to the Future Part II Quote: “Time traveling is just too dangerous.” – Dr. Emmett Brown Most sequels give us more of the same. “Back to The Future Part II” changed the game by giving us a world we’d never seen: hoverboards, Pac-Fax, VistaGlide, and filming two sequels back-to-back...

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License to Drive (1988)

License to Drive Quote: “You mustn’t fuck with the Department of Motor Vehicle. We can make your life a living hell.” – Miss Hellberg How much Corey is too much Corey? Between Corey Haim’s mouth breathing and Corey Feldman’s avalanche of bombing jokes, we’d say “License to Drive” answers that...