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Postby Rspaight » Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:05 pm

Spicoli is sort of an update of the 'beatnik' characters from the 60's...maybe Maynard G. Krebs for the 80's.


Good call. A Hollywood "beatnik" without the phony intellectualism.

Anyone rememebr Foster Brooks?


Unfortunately, yes. Maybe it was a generation gap thing, but I found his schtick painful to watch.

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Postby krabapple » Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:23 am

In a sense, he was only following in the staggering footsteps of Dean Martin.
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Postby Rspaight » Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:55 pm

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Postby lukpac » Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:20 pm

Damn latter-day Match Game set.
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Postby Xenu » Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:41 pm

"Fast Times" was the first DVD I bought. Isn't this one of the premier appearences of Forrest Wittaker?
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Postby Dob » Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:55 pm

Xenu wrote:"Fast Times" was the first DVD I bought. Isn't this one of the premier appearences of Forrest Wittaker?

Yep, his film debut in fact. Also the debuts of Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, and Nicholas Coppola (aka Nicolas Cage).
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Postby Patrick M » Thu Sep 30, 2004 6:40 pm

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Postby lukpac » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:17 pm

I don't think Xenu does.
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Postby Patrick M » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:25 pm

Yeah, WTF is wrong Xenu, anyway?
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Postby Rob P » Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:42 am

Xenu wrote:"Fast Times" was the first DVD I bought. Isn't this one of the premier appearences of Forrest Wittaker?


Yes, it is. He's one of the jocks in the movie. One of my favorite scenes is when Spicoli is driving Whitaker's Camaro (or was it a Trans Am?) while Whitaker is riding and Spicoli speeds and weaves through heavy traffic, taking all kinds of crazy chances and busting up his car in the process.

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Postby Rob P » Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:55 am

lukpac wrote:Damn latter-day Match Game set.


Nothing compares to the genius of Match Game '74. Best game show ever. Charles Nelson Reilly....Gene Rayburn and his three piece suits...the long, thin microphone. Thank you, Game Show Network. I used to watch it when I was young. I was just barely old enough to see it in '78 and '79, and not old enough to understand all the innuendo. The older seasons are better, for sure.

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Postby Patrick M » Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:13 am

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Postby Rspaight » Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:16 am

Rob P wrote:Yes, it is. He's one of the jocks in the movie. One of my favorite scenes is when Spicoli is driving Whitaker's Camaro (or was it a Trans Am?) while Whitaker is riding and Spicoli speeds and weaves through heavy traffic, taking all kinds of crazy chances and busting up his car in the process.


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Genius.

Nothing compares to the genius of Match Game '74. Best game show ever. Charles Nelson Reilly....Gene Rayburn and his three piece suits...the long, thin microphone. Thank you, Game Show Network. I used to watch it when I was young. I was just barely old enough to see it in '78 and '79, and not old enough to understand all the innuendo. The older seasons are better, for sure.


I agree wholeheartedly. Match Game totally warped me when I watched it in the seventies as a wee lad. If only I had understood that the behavior on display was only acceptable if you're drunk off your ass. I would love to have seen the liquor stash in the panel's dressing rooms.

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Postby Xenu » Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:42 pm

Patrick M wrote:Yeah, WTF is wrong Xenu, anyway?



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Postby lukpac » Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:59 pm

Rob P wrote:Nothing compares to the genius of Match Game '74. Best game show ever. Charles Nelson Reilly....Gene Rayburn and his three piece suits...the long, thin microphone. Thank you, Game Show Network. I used to watch it when I was young. I was just barely old enough to see it in '78 and '79, and not old enough to understand all the innuendo. The older seasons are better, for sure.


I think my favs were around '75.

Funny that on the first shows, Rayburn actually had a clip-on mic, and then a much smaller one, before he settled on the really, really long one.

And don't forget Richard Dawson!

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