The Canon 33 | 6/29/15
Animal House vs. Revenge of the Nerds
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It’s snobs vs. slobs as Devin & Amy put two college comedies against each other: National Lampoon’s Animal House vs. Revenge of the Nerds. Would there be a Revenge of the Nerds without Animal House? Does Poindexter give Bluto a run for his money in the physical comedy department? Do the bad guys in both films deserve what they get in the end? Tune in to hear which movie will stand the test of time as being the better frat comedy -- and head to the forums on Wolfpop to cast the deciding vote!


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peterf
peterf
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I enjoyed these movies when they came out but I agree with the negative arguments on each side. The gender politics of both these movies is horrible.

darren42
darren42
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I disagreed with the John Goodman 'breakout role' argument in Nerds. Glad to see him still making such classics as Curious George 3: Back To The Jungle and who could forget his role in Kevin Smith's Red Turd. Tim Busfield doesn't come CLOSE to Belushi's physical comedy abilities. Yet, Revenge Of The Nerds was the first R-rated film i ever watched....and I certainly received an education! So that film has a lot of memories for me. I still have to vote Animal House for the impact, influence and incredible comedy writing.

thejwhitaker
thejwhitaker
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"Revenge of the Nerds" isn't about "oppression" in the political sense. It's about bullying, which absolutely can affect blacks, homosexuals, and white geeks. Back in the good ol' 80s, "bullying" was something that happened on elementary school playgrounds; outside of that context, it was just considered a hard life lesson. I'm surprised the enlightened, socially aware Devin didn't pick up on this. Animal House was the superior movie (clearly), but Devin's critique of Revenge of the Nerds was way off base.