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!

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.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

The John Hughes classic, perhaps the definitive Thanksgiving film.

PTA on Wikipedia.