Ep. #83: Camp Movie Night – Meatballs

Meatballs is one of the most popular summer camp movies out there, and it served as Bill Murray’s first starring role. How does it hold up 40+ years later?

Micah is joined by Michael Wormser, Shira Moskowitz and Arielle Nissenblatt to discuss the comedy and its portrayal of Camp Northstar and all the hijinks that take place over a summer in 1979. We tackle important topics like, who is watching all the campers? How old is everyone supposed to be? And does any of it matter? No – IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER.

Also, a heads up – parts of this movie in particular don’t hold up to modern standards (and there is certainly a question of if they should have held up to the standards then as well), and as such there are some frank discussions about sexual assault that could be a trigger.

Episode links:
Meatballs: The Movie
365 Things To Remind You Of Camp – ON SALE NOW
Counterprogramming with Shira and Arielle
Michael Wormser
iPhones throughout history

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