Animal House

1978 –

Howard says this movie is the Classic 70’s R-rated comedy, which is he says there isn’t enough of. Artie can quote Dean Wormer’s “0.0” speech to John Belushi verbatim.  Dean Wormer says “It’s time someone put their foot down, and that foot is me!” Fred has since isolated the 0.0 sound byte to play whenever Eric the Actor calls in, and they ask him how many tickets he sold in Sacramento for his meet and greet at the Sacramento Kings game.  Or when Ronny get a 0.0 on the Ugly Meter, or how much money Jason should spend on flowers for his wedding.

When Kevin Bacon comes in studio, he says he wasn’t friends with John Belushi, because he was still doing Saturday Night Live during the filming, so he’s leave right after filming, and he also played in an opposing fraternity.  The main scene he had with John was John putting mashed potatoes in his mouth, and then asking “What am I?” and then clapping both hands on his face and the potatoes spit into Kevin’s face, and John says, “A zit!”  At opening night of this movie, Kevin was still working at as a waiter in New York City.  He got the night off, but found out that he didn’t even have tickets to go in.  His hair had grown out, so no one recognized him, but finally someone in the cast did and let him in, But he said it was one of the most depressing nights of his life.

Thanks to MarksFriggin.com for Howard’s thoughts on Harold Ramis’ Death. 02/25/14. 6:35am: 

Howard said Harold Ramis is like the Beatles to him. He said he was a great innovator. He said that he was 69 years old. Howard said he had him on the show one time and he was one of those guys who wrote a movie and didn’t have to be in it. He said he was the straight man and didn’t need to be the guy getting the big laughs. He said he was a great writer/director. He said he wrote Groundhogs Day and directed it too. He said that would make him one of the greats. He said he’s not sure why he wasn’t more celebrated when he was alive. Howard said he wasn’t celebrated like so many others were.

Howard said the amazing thing is that when you look at some of his films you realize how great some of them were. He mentioned Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Animal House and many others. Howard said Harold Ramis and Bill Murray had a falling out after Groundhogs Day and they never did get an explanation on that. Howard said they were great collaborators. He said that it must have been uncomfortable for Bill after Harold died. Howard said that something went down with them and they weren’t friends anymore.

Howard said Stripes was a kick ass movie too. Jon Hein came in and told Howard that he had more on the feud. He said Ramis said that Bill Murray was going through a divorce during the filming of Groundhogs Day and he basically told him not to act like a child during the filming and after that they stopped being friends. Howard said that he upset the king. Howard said Bill must have his side of the story too. Maybe he was upset that Harold wasn’t more sensitive while he was going through tough times.

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