Episode 7: Splitting Heirs (1993)

In this inaugural episode of the Forgotten Favorites series, Darrill, MikeD and MikeR are subjected to one of Lindsay’s favorite movies from her childhood, Splitting Heirs. All that she can remember is Rick Moranis was there and so were booby tassels and a sweet lazy river bathtub. Does this Eric Idle vehicle stand the test of time or is it only meant for kids who don’t know any better? Trick question – it’s neither!

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4 thoughts on “Episode 7: Splitting Heirs (1993)

  1. I’ve downloaded this episode twice from itunes and both times the file was messed up. The first was it stopped at 20 minutes and the second it gets stuck at minute 25 and loops the same two seconds for the rest of the episode. I’ve given up on listening to you on iTunes and use the website now.

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    • Sorry that you’ve been having so many problems downloading our podcast from iTunes. We’ve contacted iTunes support and are narrowing down what the issue could be. Thank you for not giving up on listening to us altogether! If we had merch, you’d be getting free merch.

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  2. Just listened while reading reviews on IMDB and they mostly aren’t as hard on it as you are. However they make the same points, age problems in casting especially. How did Rick Moranis get where he is when apparently no one thinks he’s funny? He had maybe one fan out of 31 reviews. I am thinking it would be worth seeing for the John Cleese bits alone and to see the upside-down car on bicycle tires. Someone said “All You Need is Cash” (Rutles) is much better. Have you guys seen that? Presumably it isn’t a forgotten failure.

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    • Thanks for listening! It’s hard to believe that there was a time when Rick Moranis was a comedy darling, but it’s true. Before this movie, his filmography was nearly flawless ( two Ghostbusters movies, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, etc.). We havent seen All You Need is Cash yet, but after looking it up, it may need to go on the short list for future podcast consideration.

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