There’s a dearth of genuine people in Hollywood; Canadian actor-comedian John Candy was surely one of them. Larger than life on the screen, Candy passed away from a heart attack in 1994. But in his formidalbe wake he left a library of quality movies and television, so in this episode Bill and Chad remember such classics as Uncle Buck, Summer Rental, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and others.

Show Notes:
03:39  – Uncle Buck.
06:03 – The language of real life.
07:08 – By way of comparison: Uncle Buck vs. Parenthood.
11:38 – Really hits home watching the movie after having kids.
13:56 – Losing John Candy was like losing a close friend.
14:53 – Johnny LaRue
16:04 – The toothpick guy.
18:30 – One problem with Uncle Buck.
19:25 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
21:37 – YOU’RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!
24:43 – Summer Rental.
30:49 – Stripes.
36:13 – The Great Outdoors. (I meant to say spin cycle, not rinse cycle – Bill)
43:13 – Only the Lonely + the unbearable ‘acting’ of Ally Sheedy.
46:19 – By way of comparison: Molly Ringwald.
49:55 – The Canadian Conspiracy.

Thanks for listening!

The Canadian Conspiracy on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEaFLdK_e64

Uncle Buck trailer:
https://youtu.be/JQaeUz7K83w

By way of comparison, the inevitable Uncle Buck TV show pilot from 1990, starring Kevin Meaney:
https://youtu.be/h7s-nSto28M

And don’t look now, here’s the pilot of the 2018 Uncle Buck TV reboot:
https://youtu.be/68XCav_ivY4

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Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chadwick Gendron – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

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