TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Dana Gould & Bobcat Goldthwait

Season 04 | Episode 43

Dana Gould & Bobcat Goldthwait

Comedians

The stars of the excellent new comedy doc Joy Ride discuss some of their favorite two handers with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Graduate (1967) – Neil LaBute’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Cocoon (1985)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (1964)
Police Academy 3: Back In Training (1986)
Crooklyn (1994)
Call Me Lucky (2015)
Shakes The Clown (1991)
A History Of Violence (2005)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Artists And Models (1955) – TFH’s global trailer search
Joy Ride (2021)
Joy Ride (2001)
Stay (2005)
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)
Capturing The Friedmans (2003)
Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s review
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
The Producers (1967) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
Delicate Delinquent (1957)
Keyholes Are For Peeping (1972)
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Who Done It? (1942)
Let It Be (1969)
Young Frankenstein (1974) – Alan Spencer’s trailer commentary
Ed Wood (1994)
Son of Frankenstein (1939) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
Buck Privates (1941) – Larry Cohen’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
In Society (1944) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review, TFH’s 30th anniversary celebration
Hollywood Or Bust (1956)
Pardners (1956)
Trouble With Harry (1955)
Scarecrow (1973) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Private Parts (1972)
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Dennis Cozzalio’s review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Roxanne (1987)
Dirty Little Billy (1972)
Collateral (2004)
Ladybugs (1992)
Carnival of Souls (1962) – Mary Lambert’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Dracula: Dead And Loving It (1995)
Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)
Willow Creek (2013)
Invasion of the Saucermen (1957)

Other Notable Items

The Traveling Wilburys
Roy Orbison
Irene Ryan
The Beverly Hillbillies TV series (1962-1971)
Dustin Hoffman
Anne Bancroft
Angela Lansbury
Laurence Harvey
The Wilford Brimley Quaker Oats commercials
The Ben Stiller Show TV series (1990-1992, 1995)
Seinfeld TV series (1989-1998)
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians soundtrack by Milton DeLugg (1964)
Maury Amsterdam
Fernwood 2 Night TV series (1977)
Frank De Vol
Evel Knievel
Liberace
Paul Maslansky
Radio City Music Hall
Johnny West
DeForest Kelly
Spike Lee
Elliott Gould
Avery Schrieber
Barry Crimmins
Bob Burns
Final Draft Pro
Viggo Mortensen
Maria Bello
Peter Hunt
Donald Pleasence
James Bond
Frank Taschlin
Jerry Lewis
Warner Brothers
Abbott and Costello
The Abbott and Costello Show TV series (1952-1954)
Batwoman
Western Costume
Naomi Watts
Bob Hope
Tom Hanks
Tony Danza
Bela Lugosi
Sammy Petrillo
Duke Mitchell
Jerry Lewis
Dean Martin
Paramount Pictures
Maurice Duke
The Milton Berle Show TV series (1948-1956), a.k.a. The Texaco Star Theatre and The Buick-Berle Show
Jack Broder
Jim Carrey
Olsen and Johnson
The Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
The Beatles
The Rat Pack
Frank Sinatra
David Frye
Richard M. Dixon
The First Family comedy album by Vaughn Meader (1962)
Lenny Bruce
Tom Waits
IMDb
Dennis Miller
Richard Pryor
Jack Ruby
Dr. Grins Comedy Club in Grand Rapids, MI
Uncle Funny’s Comedy Club in Davie, FL
Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA
Francis Ford Coppola
Tony Curtis
Shemp Howard
Grace Kelly
Lionel Atwill
Charlie Chaplin
Billy West
Mel Brooks
Columbia Pictures
Gene Wilder
Rowland V. Lee
David J. Skal
Frank Skinner
Kenneth Mars
The Abbott and Costello “Who’s On First” sketch
John Grant
Hal Roach
Community TV series (2009-2015)
Joel McHale
Stan Against Evil TV series (2016-2018)
David Bowie’s Glass Spider Tour (1987)
Nirvana
Mott The Hoople
“Space Oddity” song by David Bowie (1972)
Angels In America play (1991)
Guys And Dolls play (1950)
The Mighty Boosh TV series (2004-2007)
The 500 Club in Atlantic City, NJ
Tashlinesque: The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin by Ethan de Seife (2012)
Shirley Maclaine
Alfred Hitchcock
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Gene Hackman
Al Pacino
“Ballad of Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsy” song by Johnny Cash (1970)
“Clambake” song by Elvis Presley
Robert Redford
Michael J. Pollard
Andrew Dice Clay
Lucille Benson
Paul Bartel
Brad Pitt
Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV series (2003- )
William Shakespeare
Tom Cruise
Rodney Dangerfield
Police Squad! TV series (1982)
Leslie Nielsen
When Things Were Rotten TV series (1975)
O.J. Simpson
Bewitched TV series (1964-1972)
I Dream Of Jeannie TV series (1965-1970)
Cheers TV series (1982-1993)
Night Court TV series (1984-1992)
Family Ties TV series (1982-1989)
Dragnet TV series (1951-1959, 1967-1970)
Jack Webb
Harry Morgan
The Cock’n Bull restaurant in Los Angeles, CA
Broderick Crawford
Highway Patrol TV series (1955-1959)
Wallace Beery
Fred MacMurray
My Three Sons TV series (1960-1972)
William Demarest
William Frawley
Dr. Tom Mason
Jack Pierce
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution
Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp TV series (1970)
The Silmarillion novel by J.R.R. and Christopher Tolkien (1977)
The Largo Theatre at the Coronet in Los Angeles, CA
William Castle
Bob Dylan
The Patterson-Gimlin film
John Landis
The Kelly-Hopkinsville encounter
Steven Spielberg
Peanuts comic strip (1950-2000)
Paul Blaisdell

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and 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.