TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Bobcat Goldthwait

Season 1 | Episode 4

Bobcat Goldthwait

Director / Writer / Producer / Comedian

Legendary comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, World’s Greatest Dad) chats with Josh and Joe about his undying love for the live action movies Disney made in the early 70s.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Police Academy (1984)
Shakes The Clown (1991)
Cape Fear (1962)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Ed Wood (1994)
Infested (2002)
A History of Violence (2005)
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)
World’s Greatest Dad (2009)
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
Million Dollar Duck (1971)
The Cat From Outer Space (1978)
That Darn Cat! (1965)
The Love Bug (1966)
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
The Santa Clause (1994)
Sudden Fear (1952)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)
Star Chamber (1983)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Son of Flubber (1963)
Matinee (1993)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Peter Pan (1953)
Bambi (1942)
Thunderball (1965)
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
Top Secret! (1984)
American Bigfoot (2017)
Willow Creek (2013)
The Candidate (1972)
A Face In The Crowd (1957)
All The President’s Men (1976)
The Boatniks (1970)
Never A Dull Moment (1968)
What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
Cold Turkey (1971)
Thrill Of It All (1963)
The Comic (1969)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Crow (1994)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)
Hawmps! (1976)
Carnival Magic (1981)
Pippi Longstocking (1961)
Santa Claus (1959)
Tom Thumb and Little Red Riding Hood, a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood And The Monsters (1962)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Midas Run (1961)
The Daring Dobermans (1973)
The Doberman Gang (1972)
Dobermann (1998)
Psycho (1960)
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Moon Pilot (1962)
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
The Producers (1967)
One Crazy Summer (1986)
The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973)
Superdad (1973)
Blockers (2018)
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Unforgiven (1992)
Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
My Dinner With Andre (1981)
Robin Hood (1973)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Pete’s Dragon (1977)
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Lady And The Tramp (1955)
Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)
Mary Poppins (1964)
The D.I. (1957)
Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955)
He Walked By Night (1948)
Raw Deal (1948)
T-Men (1947)
Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1949)
Suspiria (2018)
Teenage Caveman (2002)
Deep Impact (1998)
Charlie’s Angels (2019)
Taxi Driver (1976)

Other Notable Items

Rich Little
Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” being misappropriated by the right
The Police Academy series 
Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters TV show (2018)
Pantages Theater
Bob Dylan
Don King
Mr. Spock
Ed Wood
Johnny Depp
Le Pétomane
Robin Williams
Walt Disney Pictures
Kurt Russell
Joe Flynn
Dean Jones
Tim Allen
Joan Crawford
Jack Palance
Tony Roberts
Joe’s film criticism career 
Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker films
William Castle
John Waters
David Koechner
Dick Van Dyke
Edward G. Robinson
Jack Elam
Henry Silva
Mary Tyler Moore
Carl Reiner
Mickey Rooney
Ben Turpin
Daniel Day-Lewis
Mel Brooks
Game of Thrones TV show (2011-2019)
Brandon Lee
Sandy Duncan
Ken Berry
James Gregory
Edward Andrews
Elliot Reid
Smoke House, Burbank
Jim Backus
Red Buttons
Valerie Bertinelli
Al Adamson
K. Gordon Murray
Jerry Lewis
David Lynch
Bruce Dern
Laura Dern
Werner Herzog
Fred Astaire
Freddie Prinze
TFH Guru Allison Anders
Matt Dillon
The Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations”
William Hickey 
Tom Tryon 
Harvey Keitel
The MTV Movie Awards
Don Rickles
Tales From The Crypt TV show (1989-1996)
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Bruce Springsteen
Jan-Michael Vincent
Bob Crane
Hogan’s Heroes TV show (1965-1971)
Billy Wilder
Musso and Frank Grill
Dean Martin
Cock ‘n’ Bull
Jack Webb
Dragnet TV show revival (1967-1970)
Clint Eastwood
John Wayne
Johnny Weissmuller Jr.
Johnny Weissmuller
Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan film series
Walter Brennan
The John Alton Film Noir Collection via Twilight Time
Abbott And Costello
Iron Man
The Mighty Boosh
The Friday The 13th franchise
Kid ’n Play
Larry Clark
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Charlene Yi
Mad Men TV show (2007-2015)
The #MeToo movement
The Kinks leader Ray Davies 
Kinks album Schoolboys in Disgrace
24 TV show (2001-2010, 2014)
Morgan Freeman
Charlie’s Angels TV show (1976-1981)
Kristen Stewart
The Dana Gould podcast episodes
Hugh Hefner
The First Family Album by Vaughn Meader (1962)
Lenny Bruce
John F. Kennedy
Dennis Miller

This list is also available on Letterboxd.

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About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Hosts

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, INFESTED, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.

Joe Dante is a director known for his satirical blend of horror and comedy viewed through the lens of grounded, relatable American life. his career in film began as a movie critic at age 12. A few years later, he conspired with Jon Davison to produce The Movie Orgy, an experimental exploration of ‘50s pop culture that metamorphosed into a hit phenomenon bringing Dante to college campus showings nationwide.

Soon after, he followed Jon to Hollywood where he edited trailers for producer Roger Corman before co-directing his first feature, Hollywood Boulevard. His first solo film, Piranha, successfully kickstarted his legendary career with titles like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace, and more.

Joe’s dedication to preserving the history of cinema and his near encyclopedic knowledge of movies led to the creation of Trailers From Hell, a web series offering viewers a brief history lesson of movies discussed through their respective trailers.