Rabbit Test – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 108
“Next to you, the moon walk was doo-doo.”
This week, Gladys Knight & the Poops super-fans Daniel and Corky labor over Joan Rivers’ catastrophically unfunny Rabbit Test. Ostensibly about the world’s first pregnant man, Rabbit Test is a grim comedy death jog through lazy ethnic humor and vulgar non-jokes that were already tired in 1978. The film doesn’t even bother to mine its own high-concept premise for laughs.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss Louis Pasteur references, Paul Lynde impressions, dead rabbits and sister shtupers.
RABBIT TEST FACTS AND FIGURES
This week’s movie-themed cocktail: POTUS (1.5 oz. Flor de Cana white rum; 0.5 oz. Dolin Blanc vermouth; 0.25 oz. Dolin Dry vermouth; 0.5 oz. Cointreau; 1/2 tsp. simple syrup; 2 dashes Angostura orange bitters; stir with ice and strain into a glass with no ice; orange peel garnish)
U.S. theatrical debut: Feb. 17, 1978
This week’s darer: Johnny Flores
Johnny’s dare: “Just seconds after I discovered this movie and read the synopsis, I said out loud, ‘Oh, shit! I have to dare Corky and Daniel to watch this movie!’ Billy Crystal, making his film debut, stars as a young man who becomes pregnant after losing his virginity. Joan Rivers directed, co-wrote and partially self-funded the movie. I know in my heart that this movie is uncut, pure Dare Daniel-ness.”
IMDB synopsis: “Lionel’s life turns around after a one-night stand on top of a pinball table…he becomes the world’s first pregnant man.”
This week’s referenced movies: Fathers’ Day; Runaway; The Godfather; The Wedding Planner; Junior; The Wild Bunch; The Killing; True Grit (1969); Mikey and Nicky; A Slightly Pregnant Man; Airplane!; The Bellboy; Mr. Saturday Night; City Slickers; Rushmore; Deadly Attraction; The Gods Must Be Crazy; Spookies; Kentucky Fried Movie; Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas; Revolution; Dude Bro Party Massacre III; Memento
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Dare
CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS
Original trailer for Rabbit Test
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