My Childhood: Other Recommended Titles

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in My Childhood | 0 comments


Airplane! (1980): The Zucker Brothers’ slapstick parody of airport movies and Zero Hour quickly became a standard of my childhood (partially because my grandfather was their school principal). With its adult-oriented humor, you may say, “Surely you can’t be serious,” to which I must respond, “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.”

Puff the Magic Dragon (1978): This animated movie is a crazy trip with catchy tunes and Burgess Meredith. I recommend it to anyone with a random imagination and equally random sense of humor.

Teen Wolf (1985): Michael teenwolfJ Fox as a high school basketball player who turns into a werewolf. Pure freakin’ gold. Now give me … a keg … of beer …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990): Looking back on it now, I can’t remember why this was so entertaining other than some funny quips and blatant violence. Oh yeah, now I remember. Because there are funny quips and blatant violence.

UHF (1989): In a few years Weird Al Yankovic will either: a) be the primary proof that the generations x and y are comprised entirely of idiots, or b) experience a cult comeback. Either way, he was awesome when I was a kid and I still consider him an absurdist genius.

Young Frankenstein (1974): My favorite Mel Brooks movie uses the monster movie as the starting point for parody, sexual innuendo, and foul humor. The naughty stuff is over kids’ heads, but still plenty entertaining for them.

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