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9/10/17 Episode 66: Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)

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Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986) is the semi-sequel to  Hot Dog...The Movie (1984). The similarities between the two movies are they both have fast-food-based movie titles, and the writer of Hot Dog directed Hamburger. The differences are one's a movie and the other is a motion picture.

Clinging closely to the Police Academy formula, despite it makes no logical sense, H:TMP has a young Mulroney-type who can only gain his inheritance by graduating college. So he goes to a franchise management course, modeled after McDonald's own "Hamburger U." Unlike H.U., which co-host Carl points out are day courses that last a few weeks, the movie presents a full university with dorm rooms and, logic be damned, an operating room.

School has rules, too, like no sex! and no eating outside food!, which leads to Randi Brooks getting under the table cunnilingus at a Chinese restaurant. Dick Butkus is the sergeant-at-arms (like Captain Harris from Police Academy) maintaining order and spewing racist bon mots to a black motorcycle cop. Movie ends with a busload of overweight tourists eating everyone's food.

Alas, there was no Burrito 3-D to complete the trilogy.

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