The World According to Watts
Remember the 1987 flick Some Kind of Wonderful? Chances are it's just a fading memory, but it shouldn't be! It was one of the best (and was definitely the last) of John Hughes' teenage movies of the 80s. Plus, it has the best John Hughes villain AND best kissing scene of any 80s flick. And it's the subject of this week's Stuck in the 80s podcast. Click here to listen or click here to subscribe to the entire series for free on iTunes.
Highlights of this week's show:
- Marvel at co-host Sean's ability to recall the name of the director of any 80s movie.
- Discover the real reason why co-host Cathy lusts after Eric Stoltz.
- Pity the job that I had cutting and pasting the entire show together after having a brief mental breakdown three minutes into the episode.
So it's a better movie than it is a podcast. That's OK. Even Bono writes a crappy song now and then. But ask any real fan of the movie and they'll confirm this: The real genius of the movie is the wisdom dispensed by the character "Watts" -- played by the lovely Mary Stuart Masterson. And so, we give you...
The World According to Watts:
- "It's better to swallow pride than blood."
- "It must be a drag to be a slave to the male sex drive."
- "Don't go mistaking paradise for a pair of long legs."
- "You break his heart, I break your face."
- "You're losing it. And when it's lost, all you are is a loser."
You want more advice? Then download the show. Otherwise, Watts says she'll shove a drumstick up your nose.