American Graffiti (1973) – Kiss a duck, marble head

Summer is in the air, so Dan and Brian revisit the influential teen comedy American Graffiti, written and directed by a pre-Star Wars George Lucas. Join as they revel in the rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack, the wacky ’60s slang, Terry the Toad’s McLovin parallels, and a climactic drag race. Dan shares his own breakup drama, while Brian waxes nostalgic on Laverne and Shirley.

Does this blast from the past hit that coming-of-age sweet spot for Dan? Is Brian able to overcome his dislike of hangout movies? And is there any sense to be made for the film’s bananas sequel? Meet us on Paradise Road and find out.

Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod

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