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Doug Benson interview on Pop My Culture Podcast

Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Bad Grandpa, fart-filerting underwear, unusual candle scents, alive vs. dead actors, The Great Race, game shows, cruises, Japan’s new cuddle cafes, Leonard Maltin, being an extra on Blade Runner, spicing up congress, Friends, and Doug’s quest to land John Lithgow on his podcast.

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Hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton with Doug Benson


  • Comment by Jen — November 4, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    I saw Star Wars in 77 at the dtive-in. I was 8….don’t remember much except the speakers were cool.

  • Comment by Andrew — November 5, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    One of my earliest clear memories is going to see Clash of the Titans at the drive in. I loved that movie, and it engendered in me a lifelong love of Greek mythology. The funniest thing about the movie is that, going back and looking at it now, I don’t know how well I would have enjoyed it knowing what I later learned about the myth used in the movie (most notably, the origin of Pegasus). It’s a weird catch-22: Would I have enjoyed it as much if I knew then what I knew now about the Greek myths, or would I have even become interested in Greek mythology without the movie? A conundrum, to be sure.

  • Comment by Karrah — November 6, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    I remember seeing The Flintstones Movie that came out in 1994, when I was five years old. Also, the movie Casper with Christina Ricci. But I think the Flintstones was first. My taste was pretty high brow…

  • Comment by Todd Mason — November 6, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    Hm. The earliest drive-in film I remember clearly is DEATH RACE 2000 (1975), but I certainly hit any number of drive-ins with my folks before that, perhaps even to films where I was actually meant to be watching. Though most of the films I was meant to see up till then were in theaters, instead…earliest indoor film that comes to mind is the Rex Harrison (and rather worse) DR. DOLITTLE…and, hey, now I remember…we did all go see the Disney live-action MILLION-DOLLAR DUCK in ’71 or thereabouts. (My folks actually preferred drive-ins, finding the car seats more comfortable…and clearly not too worried about soundtracks nor mosquitoes.)

    The cuddle cafe–I suspect anyone bold enough (or desperate enough) to go hire a full-on pro won’t be taking in the half-measure of the cuddle/butt-pillowing (shred-wear or not)…but, then, who knows. Perhaps it’s a change of pace for the eclectic john.

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