So I guess this is hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Behind the Hype, where we’re talking about Superstar, starring the amazing and hilarious Molly Shannon. You want to do what? Now? Well, sure. We should warn you that what follows is a very quotable film that transcends its sketches on SNL and provides some genuine laughs. It may not be as good or considered to be a classic quite like the rest of the movies we discussed this month, but it was very entertaining.
We also discuss the Marry Katherine Gallagher sketches that inspired the movie, and Macgruber…which was rough.
It’s Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World! Party On! Excellent. Wew wew wew weewwwww! In a month of SNL films, it was only a matter of time before we discussed this cultural touchstone of a film and give it the effusive praise that it deserves. And a podcast about one of the best SNL films wouldn’t be nearly as awesome without a special guest. We’re joined (for the first time since our rebrand as Behind the Hype) by Brok Holliday from Damage Boost. He’s the choice of a new generation.
We also discuss some of the SNL shorts that inspired the film, and dove into a brief discussion about how the Wayne’s World sketches worked better overall and had a better transition to film than the Conehead ones and the Blues Brothers musical numbers.
Greetings Earthlings. We come to you from the planet Remulak to provide mass quantities of discourse around the film known as Coneheads, starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, and a myriad of fun SNL cameos. It’s a movie that’s held up remarkably well, and has in fact gotten better as the years have progressed. There’s an earnestness to the absurdity that becomes endearing and it’s hard not to fall in love with this picture as you watch it. Can you believe that people didn’t care for this movie when it came out? We’re a bit surprised, too.
For our Where Have They Been Doing segment we go back and watch a few of the original Conehead sketches to get a sense of the movie’s origins, and we gotta say that the movie did a great job adapting to the big screen.
We’re doing something a little bit different from our usual “filmmaker of the month” and taking a deep dive into the Saturday Night Live library of films. To start off we’ve got our sights set on the absolute best of the bunch, the cream of the crop: The Blues Brothers, featuring stellar performances from Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and a whole slew of cameos that will put a smile on your face. Prepare to laugh out loud at the excessive police car damage, and groove along to some exceptional music from some exceptional musicians.