Episode #299 – The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

We attempt to exploit the zeitgeist by… reviewing a movie from 1969. We may not be good at this zeitgeist thing. More to the point — since Disney+ has been in the news, we attempt to bask in some reflected glory by talking about the young Kurt Russell Disney live-action vehicle, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (thanks to longtime Daily Show producer and head researcher Adam Chodikoff for the idea). Meanwhile Stu makes the fatal error of encouraging Elliott’s singing, Elliott takes us inside the pitch meetings for our favorite cereal mascots, and Dan has the plague.

This poster is promising a level of wackiness the movie unfortunately cannot provide.

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Wikipedia synopsis of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Movies recommended in this episode:

A Face in the Crowd


Under the Shadow

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December 7th, 2019



  1. Alvin says:

    In weirdo art-rock concept album, and their utility in being listened to whilst doing the dishes news: I can report that Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull works quite pleasantly.

  2. Baldanders Dreaming says:

    Minor correction: Stuart recommended Wounds.

    Not wounds in general. He doesn’t like getting hurt. At least, I wouldn’t guess so. Maybe he does?

    He recommended the follow-up to Under the Shadow.

    That joke would have made more sense stated out loud.

  3. Nick S. says:

    You guys forgot the school janitor in “Election”.
    You monsters.

  4. Hunter Undisclosed says:

    Come back to Boston for sure!

  5. Gerald Fnord says:

    Maybe it goes without saying, but a fundamental thing about this movie is that it is a picture of campus life during some of the most contentious and violent days of campus protest and confrontation…filtered through Disney glasses. As such, it might make a good double-bill with the famously awful Elliott Gould vehicle “Getting Straight”.

  6. Vardulon says:

    Here’s a low-bitrate version for people with data caps – https://archive.org/details/theflophouse299thecomputerworetennisshoeslwobitrate

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