College / Steamboat Bill, Jr. with John Hodgman

Jun 04, 04:00 AM

After his “blank check” for THE GENERAL bounced,  Buster Keaton found himself creatively and financially shackled. Thus, 1927’s COLLEGE lands on the lesser end of the quality spectrum (not to mention a very difficult watch with Buster putting on blackface for a scene - yikes). But, his follow-up STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. features some of the most memorable and dangerous stunts of Keaton’s career, and acts as a beautiful send-off to his period as a self-sufficient filmmaker. The wonderful John Hodgman joins us to chat about both films and his life-long love of Buster. Plus - as always with a Hodgman episode - we go down several delightful rabbit holes: Doctor Who, beans, Goofy’s “George Geef” period, large pants, and more!

Guest Links: 
Get Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches now in Paperback
Check out Up Here on Hulu 
Watch Dicktown on Hulu
Listen to the Judge John Hodgman Podcast

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