45: “Is That Hair Gel?” – There’s Something About Mary
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)
Bad taste. Bad behavior. Bad hair. There’s a lot to be offended by in the Farrelly Brothers’ 1998 hit comedy, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this month. But does all that bad make for a good movie? Or have movie audiences matured beyond jokes targeting the mentally challenged, the physically disabled and the incredibly wrinkled and tan in the last 20 years?
In our latest episode, we debate the merits of “Mary’s” reliance on crude comedy – from Ben Stiller’s unfortunate zipper incident, to Cameron Diaz’s infamous hair don’t, to Chris Elliott’s presence. (He’s super gross, right?) We also discuss our appreciation of – or very, very deep disgust for – gross-out humor in general.
So is there still something about the Farrelly Brothers’ “Mary?” Listen and find out!
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