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Episode 115: The Cable Guy (1996) // I just want to hang out...NO BIG DEAAAL!

April 16, 2024 John and Jay Episode 115
Episode 115: The Cable Guy (1996) // I just want to hang out...NO BIG DEAAAL!
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Episode 115: The Cable Guy (1996) // I just want to hang out...NO BIG DEAAAL!
Apr 16, 2024 Episode 115
John and Jay

The term "underrated" get thrown out a lot.  But this film truly encompasses that term.  

In "The Cable Guy," a dark comedy directed by Ben Stiller, a lonely and socially awkward cable installer named Chip Douglas, played by Jim Carrey, develops an unhealthy obsession with one of his customers, Steven Kovacs, portrayed by Matthew Broderick. Steven just wants a simple cable installation, but Chip sees an opportunity to fill the void in his life by befriending Steven, despite Steven's reluctance.

As Chip's behavior becomes increasingly intrusive and erratic, Steven tries to distance himself, but Chip's relentless pursuit only escalates. Chip inserts himself into Steven's life, disrupting his relationships and manipulating situations to keep Steven dependent on him. Along the way, Chip's troubled past and psychological instability come to light, revealing a deeply disturbed individual beneath his affable facade.

The film explores themes of loneliness, obsession, and the blurred boundaries between friendship and manipulation. Carrey's performance as the unhinged Cable Guy is both hilarious and chilling, showcasing his versatility as an actor. "The Cable Guy" serves as a satirical commentary on the pervasiveness of media culture and the dangers of unchecked obsession in a digital age.

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The term "underrated" get thrown out a lot.  But this film truly encompasses that term.  

In "The Cable Guy," a dark comedy directed by Ben Stiller, a lonely and socially awkward cable installer named Chip Douglas, played by Jim Carrey, develops an unhealthy obsession with one of his customers, Steven Kovacs, portrayed by Matthew Broderick. Steven just wants a simple cable installation, but Chip sees an opportunity to fill the void in his life by befriending Steven, despite Steven's reluctance.

As Chip's behavior becomes increasingly intrusive and erratic, Steven tries to distance himself, but Chip's relentless pursuit only escalates. Chip inserts himself into Steven's life, disrupting his relationships and manipulating situations to keep Steven dependent on him. Along the way, Chip's troubled past and psychological instability come to light, revealing a deeply disturbed individual beneath his affable facade.

The film explores themes of loneliness, obsession, and the blurred boundaries between friendship and manipulation. Carrey's performance as the unhinged Cable Guy is both hilarious and chilling, showcasing his versatility as an actor. "The Cable Guy" serves as a satirical commentary on the pervasiveness of media culture and the dangers of unchecked obsession in a digital age.

Friends of the Show
1 Man Mafia (twitch.tv/1man_mafia)
Jayke The Gamer God (twitch.tv/JaykeTheGamerGod)
IB Best Gaming (https://www.tiktok.com/@ibbestgaming)

Click the link to tell us how much you love us...or much we suck...either way we look forward to hearing from you! Let us know if you got a 80s or 90s movie you want us to review!

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