Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The world's shortest '80s movie

Posted on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:42 PM

I'm going to go ahead and guess none of the people responsible for "Swing Shift" has actually had this claim evaluated by the folks at Guinness (the records keepers or the brewery), but this three-part film is pretty short at about 18 minutes give or take. And the description doesn't say anything about it, but I'm gonna go ahead and say this is in tribute to the late, great John Hughes. While I'm just decreeing shit, I'm also going to declare that Planes, Trains, & Automobiles was his best film and Vacation was his best screenplay. No arguing.

Here are the other two parts of this epic trilogy, which stars basically every stand up comic in town. First commentor to name them all wins his or her pick of any of the random CDs people send me in the mail. Here's a headstart: Cleto Show's Tommy Muñoz plays the guy who rubs his nuts on the sandwich and (spoiler alert) Bobby Smith plays the dude who eats it. Oh, the '80s â?? you were basically just a decade-long nutsweat sandwich.



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