The Test of Time

I recently viewed two different comedies from the early 80s. First, there was This Is Spinal Tap. It’s the 20th Anniversary this year so they did a little documentary about it on one of the cable channels (IFC I think) and then showed the movie. Tap totally holds up; it’s still clever and funny after all these years. A few days later I started watching Caddyshack. “Another 80s classic,” I thought. An hour later I turned it off. It was…awful. Really juvenile and just plain unfunny. I remember being a young teen when it first came out and everyone thought it was just the funniest thing ever. Now, it just makes me groan.

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