June 19, 2017

Episode 11 – David Zucker

Shirley you can’t be serious!!

We are! We’re still trying to figure out why one of our favorite filmmakers allowed us anywhere near his property, let alone inside to talk to him face to face about an enviable, hilarious career in Hollywood. We got in a couple of really good hours with him before security forcefully escorted us out.

If you’re a fan of AIRPLANE!, Kentucky Fried Movie, Top Secret!, Naked Gun, Scary Movie, or Police Squad, then you’re in for an audio treat. Expect the unexpected with DAVID ZUCKER.

  • Origins of “The Kentucky Fried Theater”
  • “Kentucky Fried Short” becomes…well, you know
  • Making a movie with John Landis
  • What does a script LOOK like?
  • Remaking ZERO HOUR – but funny
  • Police Squad gets canned
  • Discovering Val Kilmer
  • Casting an unknown Steve Carrell
  • Why Zucker WON’T do Netflix
  • Get the guy who did the thing…duh
  • At least I have a husband!

David Zucker is part of a group of filmmakers (ZAZ) who developed the parody genre of film, in which jokes are spit out with rapid-fire, using puns, physical humor, wit, and double entendres. This giant in the film industry co-directed “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun,” and helped start the careers of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, as well as “Dumb and Dumber” directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly.