Episode #290 – Meatballs Part II

We’re joined by the wonderful Sharlene Wellington, owner or partner in many lovely Brooklyn bars (also, she’s married to Stu). She wanted to discuss the 1984 summer camp comedy Meatballs Part II, and as three middle-aged men who were raised on dumb 80’s shit, who were we to argue? Meanwhile, Sharlene brings her Jewish summer camp experience to the fore, Elliott waxes poetic about making first contact, Stuart promises some future Baby Boomer rants, and Dan takes us on a trip through Meatballs history.

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This is neither a sex comedy, nor is it a pre-Speed thriller about a runaway bus.

Wikipedia summary for Meatballs Part II

Movies recommended in this episode:



The Sisters Brothers

The Devil Wears Prada


September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

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August 3rd, 2019



  1. Vardulon says:

    Here’s a low-birate version of the episode for people with data caps: https://archive.org/details/theflophouseepisode290meatballspartiilowbitrate

  2. C says:

    Sharlene rules.

  3. Michael Lasnaam Witheld says:

    Sharlene was a great addition. Please have her back.

    And I really like it when you guys do these older flops. You should have at least one retro month where you break out the vintage cheese.

  4. Gerald Fnord says:

    Yes, more Sharlene.

    …and yes,Retrovember please.

    One thing not mentioned: “Meatballs” and this film likely exist because “Animal House” was such a hit, but they thought they could grab a younger audience.

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