Episode 35: Home Alone (1990)

This is our podcast, and we have to protect it. Join the guys as they set up their analytic booby traps for the Chris Columbus-directed Christmas classic Home Alone. They talk about the special place this film has in their hearts from its status as a holiday standard, the love for Daniel Stern that stemmed from his portrayal of Marv, one-half of the Wet Bandits with the Joe Pesci-est villain of all time in Harry. They debate their favorite Christmas songs, their favorite Kevin McCallister booby traps, and what their all-time greatest prank was.

Home Alone (1990)
Director
Chris Columbus
Stars
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Selected By
The Bit Players

5.0

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Aired Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This is our podcast, and we have to protect it. Join the guys as they set up their analytic booby traps for the Chris Columbus-directed Christmas classic Home Alone. They talk about the special place this film has in their hearts from its status as a holiday standard, the love for Daniel Stern that stemmed from his portrayal of Marv, one-half of the Wet Bandits with the Joe Pesci-est villain of all time in Harry. They debate their favorite Christmas songs, their favorite Kevin McCallister booby traps, and what their all-time greatest prank was.

Episode 33: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

Grab a buddy and hit the road this week with the Bit Players as they sit down and talk about John Hughes’s holiday classic Planes, Trains, and Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. While the film might stretch at times to be something it’s not, it still remains one of the funniest movies to return to again and again each holiday season simply due to Candy’s and Martin’s amazing on-screen chemistry and timing. The guys lament how much Hughes must have shelled out for such a minimal Matt Lawrence spot, other classic ’80s comedies, and just why Kurt Russell in first class would have made it the perfect film. They also detail their own personal traveling partner pet peeves.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
Director
John Hughes
Stars
Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins

Curated by: Clark

3.6

Aired Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Grab a buddy and hit the road this week with the Bit Players as they sit down and talk about John Hughes's holiday classic Planes, Trains, and Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. While the film might stretch at times to be something it's not, it still remains one of the funniest movies to return to again and again each holiday season simply due to Candy's and Martin's amazing on-screen chemistry and timing. The guys lament how much Hughes must have shelled out for such a minimal Matt Lawrence spot, other classic '80s comedies, and just why Kurt Russell in first class would have made it the perfect film. They also detail their own personal traveling partner pet peeves.