Caddyshack Part 2: Ty Webb

The second episode of our miniseries on Caddyshack graces your eardrums today! Meet Ty Webb, played by friend of the show* Chevy Chase.

*Not an actual friend of the show, at least not that we know of.

Caddyshack Part 1: Al Czervik

We’re delighted to be back with a new season, kicking it off with a mini-series – our Thornbirds, if you will. We’ve got four episodes devoted to the greatest golf film of all time (and one of the most quotable films in history): Caddyshack!

“It looks good on you, though!”

Each episode of our Caddyshack miniseries will focus on a major character. The first we tackle is Al Czervik, played by the late, great Rodney Dangerfield. Enjoy!

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

The perfect pandemic film, Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys has it all: time travel, the earth healing itself as humans get killed off, and Brad Pitt being TOTALLY CRAZY.

Sorry we’ve been away, a lot has happened since we last recorded. A little thing called COVID-19 has really been narshing our high.

12 Monkeys on IMDB.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

The ultimate high school hooky film, this buddy movie hits all the right notes: sweet car, cute girlfriend, sullen teenager, snooty (snotty?) maitre d’.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on wikipedia.

BTW, Del Close was the great improv-master who played the English teacher. Ken regrets not being able to recall his name while recording the episode.

Trading Places (1983)

Santa probably ought not eat the pilfered smoked salmon he’s stuffed into his jacket.

1983’s best Christmas movie (even if it was released in the summer), Trading Places is a John Landis-directed classic that explores class, race, nature vs. nurture, and the greed that characterized the 1980s.

Pour (another) one out for Gummy.

Trading Places on Wikipedia.

Christmas Vacation (1989)

Our first-ever live show was a success! Thank you to the fine folks (dare we say “fans”?) who joined us for the live recording and viewing party. And thank you to St. Joseph Parish for allowing us to take over the parish center for the evening. As Cousin Eddie might say, it was just “a real nice surprise. A real, real nice surprise.”

Your intrepid hosts, mid-conversation. Note the fine array of Hallmark Christmas Vacation ornaments lining the table.

Here’s a bonus trivia tidbit you’ll only get by reading these (so-called) show notes: Christmas Vacation is the only film in the series not to feature Lindsay Buckingham’s classic song “Holiday Road” on the soundtrack.

The “Clark W. Grisberg” house on Ridgedale Road in South Bend, as mentioned by Ken.

Christmas Vacation on Wikipedia.


Join us for a Live Recording!

Saturday, December 7: a date that will live in comedy!

Join us at St. Joseph Church’s Ackles Center (711 E Colfax, South Bend, IN 46617) for a live recording of our next episode: Christmas Vacation!

RSVP here.

Back to School (1986)

Rodney Dangerfield was at the height of his powers in this film, wherein he played a successful businessman heading back to earn a college degree. Would you believe that this film leads Ken to make a connection to the Great Books?

Back to School on wikipedia.

Oingo Boingo on wikipedia.

Fletch (1985)

Chevy Chase makes a second appearance on the podcast, in one of his best roles ever: Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher, investigative reporter.

Fletch on wikipedia.

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

The Griswold Family

The first in a now five-part film series (with one direct-to-video entry and one reboot), the one that started it all. Featuring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Jane Krakowski, and the great Imogene Coca, among others.

As mentioned in the episode, the soundtrack by Lindsey Buckingham is awesome, including the quintessential road trip song, “Holiday Road“.

Vacation on Wikipedia.