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Harold Ramis

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National Lampoon Vacation (1983) Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, John Hughes, & Harold Ramis

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Book Vs. Movie: National Lampoon’s VacationThe 1979 Short Story by John Hughes vs the 1983 Chevy Chase Movie The Margos are celebrating summer with a look at one of the most popular “family” vacation movies ever filmed--National Lampoon’s Vacation. Directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, the film is remembered as a classic comedy but due to the National Lampoon magazine influence (we get into THAT history here!) It features crude, blue humor that was normalized by the magazine in the 1970s and is based on a John Hughes short story Vacation ‘58. John Hughes would go on to be THE John Hughes of teen comedies (Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles) and adult “dramedies” (Planes, Trains, and Automobiles & She’s Having a Baby) but at the time of this short story publication (Summer 1979), he was a young adman/copywriter who wanted to break into films. His story revolves around a family taking a road trip to California from Illinois in a station wagon. It’s funny and profane with many of the elements we would see in the adaptation. Harold Ramis directed the film on a tiny budget and made the father versus the son the protagonist. It is known today for its weird sense of humor, Christie Brinkley in a red Ferrari and one the best theme songs ever written (Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham.) Also, racism, incest, animal & elder abuse, masturbation, and Randy Quaid. This one is a real hodge podge of everything 80s in the best and worst possible way. So, between the original story and the 1983 adaptation--which did we like more?In this ep the Margos discuss:The incredible (and very short) life of John HughesThe impact of National Lampoon on comedy in the 70s and 80sThe cast: Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold,) Beverly D'Angelo (Ellen Griswold,) Anthony Michael Hall (Rusty,) Dana Barron (Audrey,) Imogene Coca (Aunt Edna,) Randy Quaid (Eddie Johnson,) John Candy (Russ Lasky,) Christie Brinkley (Girl in the Bikini,) Eugene Levy (Ed, the car salesman,) and Jane Krakowski (Cousin Vicki.) Clips used:Clark gets the carNational Lampoon’s Vacation trailerRandy Quaid BBQCar crash sceneJohn Candy Walley WorldMusic by Holiday Road by Lindsey BuckinghamBook Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page to help support the show! https://www.patreon.com/bookversusmovie Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.comEmail us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.comMargo P. @ShesNachoMama https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

1hr 5mins

10 Jul 2022

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Harold Ramis

Laugh Tracks Legends of Comedy with Randy and Steve

Reading Harold Ramis' resume is like reading a history of classic comedy from the 1970s to the 2000s. The National Lampoon Radio Hour, Animal House, Meatballs, Caddy Shack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and SCTV -- Harold was a driving force in all of them as a writer, producer, actor, and/or director. He once said he liked to channel the wit of Groucho and the charm of Harpo and boy did he ever succeed. Plus he left us with one of the all time great safety tips (in the guise of Egon Spengler): "Don't cross the streams -- it would be bad." As always, look for extended cuts in the comments and thanks for sharing our shows. #HaroldRamis, #Ghostbusters,#SCTV


28 Jun 2022

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RIP Harold Ramis

Melissa & Austin: The Show After the Show

Melissa, Austin, and Cort talk ASMR, Harold Ramis, and more!


25 Feb 2022

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Dorking Out: "Ghostbusters" (1984) Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis & Ivan Reitman

Dorking Out

Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. collect spores, mold, and fungus, and dork out about 1984’s GHOSTBUSTERS, starring Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts, Rick Moranis, and Ernie Hudson.

1hr 15mins

20 Feb 2022

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Bedazzled (2000) Movie Review (Directed By Harold Ramis)

RazTazzAm The Podcast Show

This is a remake based on the 1967 version that started Dudley Moore and now started Brenden Frasier about Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul. If like this I recommend a similar movie to this called Hunk from 1987 which is pretty much the same movie but with a California setting.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raztazzamthepodcastshow/support


15 Sep 2021

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Ep. 8: Harold Ramis Tribute - with Andrew Secunda

The SCTV Podcast with Michael Delaney

Guest Andrew Secunda (The Goldbergs, Star Trek - The Next Conversation Podcast, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, The Swarm) joins Delaney to explore the works of comedy giant Harold Ramis, who was a cast member and head writer of SCTV.

1hr 3mins

15 Mar 2021

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Groundhog Day / Harold Ramis / 1993

Bread. Wine. Movies.

We're back!  This episode was recorded what feel like an eternity ago, however. It feels like we've been living in our very own Groundhog Day for the last year! But, this seemed like the right day to finally share this episode with y'all and announce that we are coming back SOON and are so excited for y'all to experience season 2!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breadwinemovies/message

1hr 6mins

2 Feb 2021

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Bill Murray & Harold Ramis

My Favorite Friendship

Bill Murray & Harold Ramis' friendship created some of the most influential comedies of all time but their friendship fell apart during their greatest collaboration.Research:https://uproxx.com/movies/the-story-behind-bill-murray-and-harold-ramis-21-year-rift/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5719155/Harold-Ramiss-daughter-lifts-lid-infamous-feud-comic-Bill-Murray.htmlhttps://ew.com/books/2019/05/20/bill-murray-ghostbusters-book-excerpt/ My Favorite Friendship is a #truefriendship podcast where hosts Brian Wohl and Marc Muszynski share real stories of the most famous friendships of all time.FOLLOW US:Brian Wohl:Twitter: http://twitter.com/brianwohlInstagram: http://instagram.com/brianwohlFacebook: http://facebook.com/brianwohlMarc Muszynski:Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcmuszynskiInstagram: http://instagram.com/marcmuszynskiFacebook: http://facebook.com/marcmuszynskiMy Favorite Friendship:Facebook: http://facebook.com/myfavoritefriendshipInstagram: http://instagram.com/myfavoritefriendshipTwitter: http://twitter.com/myfavfriendship


21 Jan 2021

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Episode 80: Harold Ramis's "Groundhog Day" (1993) discussed by Inside Movies Galore

Inside Movies Galore

Hello ladies and gentlemen welcome back so this is the episode where the IMG crew decided to go on about this classic 1993 film directed by Harold Ramis, we hope you tune in and remember not to get stuck in the same day in the same town like we did!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inside-movies-galore/support

1hr 24mins

9 Jan 2021

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Harold Ramis Quote

The Dreams Course Podcast

Today's quote: "The universe is in a constant state of becoming - an ongoing creative miracle. And each day I awake in awe and wonder and with compassion for all who share in the gift of being." -Harold Ramis For more information about The Dreams Course, email Steven at seasmoke@optonline.net


16 Oct 2020