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An old version of humorist Douglas Kenney tells the story of how he and Henry Beard parleyed their success in their campus magazine, Harvard Lampoon, into the commercial magazine, National Lampoon. Drawing upon their checkered lives and an aggressively puckish sense of humor, the pair created a publication that would redefine American comedy with outrageous drollery that grabbed the zeitgeist of the decade that expanded across various media. Unfortunately, for all his success, Doug Kenney with his overhanging insecurities, ego and irresponsible appetites began to consume him until he alienates everyone who ever cared and supported him even as they imitated him. In the end, this iconoclastic funnyman would come to a tragedy that comes when your comedy doesn't have enough distance.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The girl at the party who says she could be Missy, "if you want me to be," is wearing a shirt exactly like the one Lacey Underall wears when her character is shown for the first time in Caddyshack. See more »
The man pushing the rotary lawn mower in the opening scene is pushing the mower backwards. See more »
[after seeing Airplane!]
Surely you're not upset because someone else made a funny movie.
Don't you get it? That's the movie that everyone's gonna love, not fucking Caddyshack. I've been replaced. What the fuck am I gonna do now?
You're supposed to say, "Don't call me Shirley."
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After the end credits have rolled, Martin Mull is shown singing the song "Time of My Life" with members of the cast. See more »
Somewhat crass but obviously a fair reflection of how it actually was when he was creating the National Lampoom/ Animal House. Will Forte plays a good Doug Kennedy but I wish his character was a little less flat, only brushing over the past that has apparently made him into the somewhat terrible person he is.
Definitely an entertaining watch though.
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