The Pedestal Podcast - The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

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ALL TEN EPISODES OF THE PEDESTAL PODCAST SEASON 2 ARE NOW AVAILABLE

In this episode, we just got our beavers stuffed with the 1988 Leslie Neilson screwball comedy THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!

After reminiscing over the days of VHS vs Beta (4:08), we begin the case for keeping it on the pedestal with Pops lauding its use of constant little jokes over the big ones (7:12). We dive into the continuing comedic brilliance of Leslie Neilson (19:19), delve into our favorite scenes from Weird Al to the baseball game finale (24:30), and Mike admires how well the movie “keeps the farts hot” (32:14). We move on to the case for knocking it off the pedestal with the inevitable debate about OJ Simpson (42:44). Shane takes issue with the ratio of bad to good jokes (48:23), we talk about why Ricardo Montalban may be the movie’s weakest link (51:11), and how the Queen plot severely dates the whole thing (55:26).

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