Ep. 45 - The Bittersweetness of John Candy
There's a dearth of genuine people in Hollywood; Canadian actor-comedian John Candy was surely one of them. Larger than life on the screen, Candy passed away from a heart attack in 1994. But in his formidalbe wake he left a library of quality movies and television, so in this episode Bill and Chad remember such classics as Uncle Buck, Summer Rental, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and others.
03:39 - Uncle Buck.
06:03 - The language of real life.
07:08 - By way of comparison: Uncle Buck vs. Parenthood.
11:38 - Really hits home watching the movie after having kids.
13:56 - Losing John Candy was like losing a close friend.
14:53 - Johnny LaRue
16:04 - The toothpick guy.
18:30 - One problem with Uncle Buck.
19:25 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
21:37 - YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!
24:43 - Summer Rental.
30:49 - Stripes.
36:13 - The Great Outdoors. (I meant to say spin cycle, not rinse cycle - Bill)
43:13 - Only the Lonely + the unbearable 'acting' of Ally Sheedy.
46:19 - By way of comparison: Molly Ringwald.
49:55 - The Canadian Conspiracy.
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The Canadian Conspiracy on YouTube:
Uncle Buck trailer:
By way of comparison, the inevitable Uncle Buck TV show pilot from 1990, starring Kevin Meaney:
And don't look now, here's the pilot of the 2018 Uncle Buck TV reboot:
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