Two of a Kind – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 123
“It’s a movie forgotten by time, and I look forward to forgetting it myself.”
Kooky inventor Daniel Barnes and flirty bank teller Corky McDonnell get together to save the world from the abysmal nothing-burgerTwo of a Kind. Grease stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (RIP) unfortunately reunite for this chaotic and monotonous mix of fluffy romance and apocalyptic comedy.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss armoire obsessions, edible sunglasses, Kafkaesque mistrials and skin-crawling sex scenes.
TWO OF A KIND FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical debut: Dec. 16, 1983
Domestic box office: $23 million (production budget: $14 million)
Critics scores: 18 on Rotten Tomatoes; 5 on Metacritic
This week’s darer: Darcey Self
Why did Darcey dare Daniel and Corky to watch Two of a Kind? “When God decides to destroy Earth, four angels aim to redeem mankind through a young man and woman with their own troubles.”
IMDB synopsis: “It’s my favorite time of the year, Travoltember, and what better way to celebrate than with the cinema classic where Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta dance and sing in the halls of high schoooo (insert record scratch). Oh wait wait wait – not that one. THIS “classic” is the one where they have matching mullet haircuts. Where they wear ridiculously large shoulder pads, cyborg sunglasses and fake mustaches. Please enjoy Two of a Kind. You are welcome.”
This week’s referenced movies: Grease; Network; Saturday Night Fever; Moment by Moment; Urban Cowboy; Blow Out; Staying Alive; Xanadu; The Lonely Lady; Rabbit Test; Gremlins; The Saint; Dog Day Afternoon; Inception; Serpico; Midnight Run; Misery; Alien; Ghostbusters; Ryan’s Babe; Spider-Man movies; Dancin’: It’s On!; The Conqueror; Pulp Fiction; Perfect; Look Who’s Talking movies; Broken Arrow (1996); Get Shorty; Battlefield: Earth; Michael; Phenomenon; The Poison Rose; Gotti
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare