How can we celebrate ’80s Thanksgiving any other way than to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles?! This John Hughes classic stars two legends – Steve Martin and John Candy, and features many awesome cameos.
This year, the Return to the ’80s family has grown as Del and I sit around the Thanksgiving episode table with Claire and Caroline!
Obviously we cover this awesomely hilarious movie. We also talk about each of our Thanksgivings, as well as Caroline and Claire’s real life Planes, Trains and Automobiles ordeal.
So get your hand out from between those pillows, throw on your best Del Griffith shower curtain earrings, beat Kevin Bacon to the cab this time, and come join us as we dig in to Planes, Trains and Automobiles!
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Del: You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I’m an easy target. Yeah, you’re right, I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you… but I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I’m not changing. I like… I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. ‘Cause I’m the real article. What you see is what you get.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles was released in theaters on this day, 32 years ago (November 25, 1987).
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Neal: Del… Why did you kiss my ear? Del: Why are you holding my hand? Neal: [frowns] Where’s your other hand? Del: Between two pillows… Neal: Those aren’t pillows!
[they both leap out of bed, screaming and shaking their hands in disgust]
Buck: Well, well, well, they certainly are scraping the bottom of the barrel for cheerleaders these days. Tia: What are you doing here? Buck: We were just driving by to get some ice cream. Thought you might like to join us. Tia: I said I would be home at 10. It’s not even 9! Buck: Who said anything about that? I thought you might like to join us for some ice cream. Maybe your Bug here can join us. We can talk about burying the hatchet. You know what a hatchet is, don’t you, Bug? Bug: It’s an ax? Buck: Sort of, yeah, yeah. I got one in my car if you’d like to see it. Bug: [getting scared] I’ll pass. Buck: Fair enough. I like to carry it, you never know when you’re going to need it. A situation may come up say for example, someone has been drinking, and about to drive a loved one home… then I’d like to know I have it. Not to kill, no. Just to maim. Take a little off the shoulder. Swish! The elbow. Slash! Shave a little meat off the old kneecap. Fowap! Ooooo! You got both kneecaps? I like to keep mine razor sharp. Sharp enough you can shave with it. Why I’ve been known to circumcise a gnat. You’re not a gnat are you, Bug? Wait a minute, bug, gnat. Is there a little similarity? Whoa, I think there is! Ha ha ha. You understand what I’m talking about? I don’t think you do. I’ll be right back. Heh heh heh heh.
[walks away] Tia: I’m sorry. Bug: Look, I think you’d better split. I don’t exactly want him to go berserk with an ax on me. Tia: He’s all talk.
[Buck pulls out a small hatchet from his car] Buck: Here it is! Come over, come on, I want to show it to you. Maybe later. Okay.
I’m so sad that Halloween season is over. I really enjoyed doing the horror movie quotes. Speaking of Halloween, the late, great John Candy would have turned 65 this past Halloween. So, in honor of this comedy legend, I declare that this is John Candy week. Enjoy!
Lasky: Rusty, may I call you Rusty? I had a bad experience on this ride once.