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Episode 127: Howard the Duck (1986) // Insert duck pun here...

July 08, 2024 John and Jay Episode 127
Episode 127: Howard the Duck (1986) // Insert duck pun here...
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Back in the Day with John and Jay
Episode 127: Howard the Duck (1986) // Insert duck pun here...
Jul 08, 2024 Episode 127
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Well fuck a duck in the butt its Howard the Duck!

Hold onto your feathers, nostalgia fans! This week on Back in the Day with John and Jay, we're diving beak-first into the bizarre world of the 1986 cult classic Howard the Duck. Join us as we review the movie that flew straight out of the comic books and into the hearts (and sometimes the confusion) of 80s kids everywhere.

John and Jay will take you through the wild plot where Howard, a wisecracking, cigar-chomping duck from another dimension, crash-lands on Earth and teams up with the rockin' Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson) to save the world from an evil overlord. We’ll dissect the film’s mix of comedy, adventure, and sci-fi weirdness, all while reminiscing about why this movie remains a unique artifact of its time.

Expect plenty of laughs as we quack up over the film's most outrageous moments, from Howard's duck puns and unexpected romance with Beverly to the over-the-top special effects and campy villains. We’ll also dive into the behind-the-scenes drama, including George Lucas’s ambitious vision, the challenges of bringing a talking duck to life, and the movie’s infamous box office reception.

Join us for a feather-ruffling discussion on what worked, what didn’t, and why Howard the Duck has managed to maintain a loyal fanbase despite its initial flop. We’ll share our favorite scenes, funniest quotes, and ponder the question: Was Howard ahead of his time, or just a fowl idea?

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Well fuck a duck in the butt its Howard the Duck!

Hold onto your feathers, nostalgia fans! This week on Back in the Day with John and Jay, we're diving beak-first into the bizarre world of the 1986 cult classic Howard the Duck. Join us as we review the movie that flew straight out of the comic books and into the hearts (and sometimes the confusion) of 80s kids everywhere.

John and Jay will take you through the wild plot where Howard, a wisecracking, cigar-chomping duck from another dimension, crash-lands on Earth and teams up with the rockin' Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson) to save the world from an evil overlord. We’ll dissect the film’s mix of comedy, adventure, and sci-fi weirdness, all while reminiscing about why this movie remains a unique artifact of its time.

Expect plenty of laughs as we quack up over the film's most outrageous moments, from Howard's duck puns and unexpected romance with Beverly to the over-the-top special effects and campy villains. We’ll also dive into the behind-the-scenes drama, including George Lucas’s ambitious vision, the challenges of bringing a talking duck to life, and the movie’s infamous box office reception.

Join us for a feather-ruffling discussion on what worked, what didn’t, and why Howard the Duck has managed to maintain a loyal fanbase despite its initial flop. We’ll share our favorite scenes, funniest quotes, and ponder the question: Was Howard ahead of his time, or just a fowl idea?

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)

Send us a text message and let us know how awesome we are! (Click the link)!

Support the Show.

'Beavis and Butt-head' Cover art created by Joe Crawford