Two movies titled Some Like It Hot enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch the funniest movie of all time (according to The American Film Institute) — and a movie with the balls to name itself after the funniest movie of all time — to determine which should be called Some Like It Hot.
These are the kind of movies we had set out to find when this podcast first started. Usually a studio wouldn’t be so brazen to name their film after an incredibly popular movie, but here we are. And despite a measly $100,000 performance here in the states, it made $90 million in China, because what are you going to do about it? Well, Herman and Robert will certainly be disgusted with this idea, but also simultaneously impressed at the lengths four guys are willing to go to in order to help their married friend hook up with a hot model. Despite some references to Marilyn Monroe, albeit in the wrong movie, there’s little to make our hosts believe this film should keep the title.
Our second movie is listed as the top comedy according to The American Film Institute, which means little to today’s audiences because comedy is a difficult unit of measure. Turns out the AFI really likes guys dressing up as women, and more specifically Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Herman and Rob divert quickly into other comedies they think are funny — but will likely do nothing for the next generation — and try to determine if there’s one that will always stand the test of time. Conclusion: probably not.
This one’s gonna be a toughie, but is either movie good enough to call itself Some Like It Hot? Listen if you dare.
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- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White