This week’s selection was originally Billy Madison to coincide with the beginning of the school year, but I vetoed that pick and offered Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School instead. Steve decided a fourth option was best and opted for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 kiddie classic for reasons explained in the episode. Its equal parts heart warming and WTF, but mostly a fun, wild ride of genre blending, nostalgic importance.
Its pretty ironic that this film, given its title, comes at the beginning of Steve’s leave of absence from the show. He picked it (as he states in the intro) to tie in with The Nice Guys, and they are similar in a couple ways, but Elliot Gould brings a level of cool to his version of Philip Marlowe that Gosling and Crowe can’t mimic.