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In The Oscar (1966), Frankie Fane is a piece of shit back-stabbing womanizer, and, as it goes, is nominated for Best Actor at this year's Oscars. As he sits in the audience on Oscar night, his bitter friend watches. "You finally made it, Frankie!" the friend narrates in the second person, "Oscar night!"
The bitter friend is played straight and serious by Tony Bennett. Milton Berle also plays it straight as Frankie's agent. Both can't carry dramatic roles, which is my way of saying they can't act at all. Lead Stephen Boyd grunt acts his way through the melodrama.
A product of the mid-1960s, this movie is stuffed with steakhouse cocktails, shirtless male nudity, and writing a check to buy a house, which co-host Carl points out on the podcast.
We recorded this episode 2 hours before the 2017 Oscars telecast.
After the break, it's the SCTV parody, The Nobel.