Tag: The Dacron Republican-Democrat

January 24, 2017 / Podcast

John Hughes’ first film National Lampoon’s Class Reunion is a seldom-seen but seminal work in the career of John Hughes. Released October 29, 1982, Mike Miller (Silent Rage) directs a Bechdel Test–passing film which features the “undistinguished” talents of Gerrit Graham (Used Cars), Michael Lerner (Barton Fink), Stephen Furst (Animal House), Mews Small (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), Blackie Dammett, and a superfluous appearance by the legendary Chuck Berry.

National Lampoon’s Class Reunion is currently unavailable to stream legally but can be purchased used on DVD.

Special guest stars: Tanya as Tish Sweater, and Kelly Hopeless as herself!

April 21, 2016 / Podcast

In the fourth part of Pretty in Podcast’s series inspired by the works of John Hughes, I investigate the unproduced screenplay for  National Lampoon’s The History of Ohio from the Dawn of Time Until the End of the Universe a.k.a. National Lampoon’s Dacron, OH, a script written with P.J. O’Rourke.

March 1, 2016 / Podcast

In the second episode of Pretty in Podcast, John Hughes leaves his job at Leo Burnett to be an editor for the National Lampoon in the wake of the release of National Lampoon’s Animal House, and the spin-off of the movie, Delta House.

This episode was recorded after watching Delta House episode two, “The Shortest Yard,” written by John Hughes, on YouTube. Since this episode’s release, YouTube now hosts 12 of the 13 episodes. Unfortunately, the seventh episode “The Deformity,” penned by John Hughes is still unavailable. Find them here.