Fast Times at Ridgemont High & American Pie 2 / Episode 14

It's a double feature this week! Two high school movies so Macintosh can finally see some of those dumb comedies he should've a looooong time ago.

First, Aloha, Mr. Hand. It's time to watch Fast TImes at Ridgemont High (1982). We talk about the unexpected magic of Judge Reinhold, the genius of Sean Penn's surfer bro alter-ego, and the weird, awkward dancing of young Nicholas Coppola, soon to become Nicholas Cage. And we also ask the important question: who was your Jeff Spicoli in high school?

Then, after the break, we talk a bit about American Pie 2 (2001). Macintosh owed Maud a movie after the Scream debacle, and this one did not disappoint. Jim, Stifler, and friends are all back after their first year of college, and we have laughs a-plenty. Other than a few eye-roll moments, we definitely enjoyed a more polished, snappier version of the original, and enjoy the comic stylings of Jason Biggs again. Fun is enjoyed by all.

NEXT WEEK: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966).

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