017 COMEDY FILMS OF THE 1980S

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LIST-A-RAMA-A-GO-GO - “Shoulder pads, synthesizers and the hilarious Bill Pullman.” Might this be an entire episode based on HOT TO TROT?  THE WRONG GUYS?  ZAPPED?  MY DEMON LOVER?  HEARTBEEPS?  CADDYSHACK II?  Join Bob and Tim as they talk their favorite 80s comedies, not as the adults as they are now but as the SHORT CIRCUIT fans they were then.

00:00:00 - PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - a reminder of time and space

00:00:47 - PODCAST PSA - Bob and Tim will listen to your podcasts / “Bit By Bit” 

00:10:37- DECEMBER 31st 1989 -  favorite ‘80s comedies as viewed in the 1980s

00:16:22 - SCI-FI COMEDY - Tim calls a technicality on Bob’s first choice

00:23:24 - HORN-DOG COMEDY - the safer TV edit

00:31:55 - ADVENTURE COMEDY - dirty kids with no adult supervision

00:38:44 - SMART-ASS COMEDY - when smugness fails

00:45:25 - BATHROOM INTERLUDE - Bob recalls a moment from childhood

00:49:22 - REFERENTIAL COMEDY - Bob’s intro to parody

00:54:58 - NIELSEN COMEDY - Tim loves a certain someone’s delivery

01:01:31 - FRINGE FESTIVAL - what almost made their lists

01:19:15 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “The Goonies ‘R Good Enough”

PODCAST SHOUT ABOUT:  Listen to SCRIPTNOTES a weekly podcast on the craft of screenwriting hosted by talented screenwriters John August (BIG FISH) and Craig Mazin (THE HANGOVER trilogy).  It also happens to be the OTHER podcast Bob is aware of.  Hear it HERE or subscribe to it on ITUNES.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Bit By Bit (theme from Fletch)” performed by Stephanie Mills for the original motion picture soundtrack to the 1985 movie FLETCH.

“Goonies R Good Enough” performed by Cyndi Lauper off the original motion picture soundtrack to the 1985 film THE GOONIES.”

The use of these songs are for entertainment purposes and without the expressed permission of the recording artist.

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