Back in the Day with John and Jay

Episode 111: Mr. Mom (1983) // 220, 221...Whatever it takes.

March 18, 2024 John and Jay Episode 111
Back in the Day with John and Jay
Episode 111: Mr. Mom (1983) // 220, 221...Whatever it takes.
Show Notes

In this episode, we delve into the timeless comedy classic "Mr. Mom" directed by Stan Dragoti and released in 1983. Starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr, the film follows the misadventures of Jack Butler, a recently laid-off automotive engineer who becomes a stay-at-home dad while his wife, Caroline, pursues a career in advertising.

Throughout the episode, we analyze the film's enduring appeal and cultural significance, considering its portrayal of masculinity, femininity, and the evolving nature of domesticity. We also explore the chemistry between Keaton and Garr, whose performances elevate the film into a beloved comedy classic.

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