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3/25/18 Episode 94: National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off (1997)



Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off (1997), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

Carl and I will watch any National Lampoon movie, even the ones with totured punctuation. National Lampoon's Dad's Day Off (world's worst's title) was released on Showtime during the late 90s. Dad has a bad case of "hypertension," so Dad's wife and Dad's kids go camping without him, giving him a National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off. Too bad Dad's friend (played by the late Richard Jeni) sees this as his opportunity to cut loose and party at Dad's house. Dad's friend's friend feeds Dad herbal pills and then tells him he slept with her (he didn't). Dad goes to jail, joins a "Chinese gang," hosts a wedding at his home, and, of course, cleans up everything in time for Dad's family to return.

To indulge us with our National Lampoon movie viewing, we are joined by special guest Boston radio traffic reporter (and my uncle) Malcolm Alter. Unbeknownst to me, Uncle Malcolm went to college with Dad's star Henry Winkler and he "tells all" (he had nothing but nice things to say about Winkler).

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