Episode 21: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

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I’m the only one that knows where it is. And I wasn’t even looking. – Emeline Marcus-Finch, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World


We’ve watched epic movies before, but never an epic comedy! We’ll take on this huge movie that includes just about every city in Southern California, every kind of transportation available, every joke you can possibly imagine, and nearly every working comedic actor of the early 60’s. Whether in lead roles or the plentiful cameos, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is packed fuller than a moving van with stars like Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Jerry Lewis, The Three Stooges… you name them, they’re probably in this movie!

Is it worth the 2 hours 40 minutes (or MORE!) to watch this movie? Does Ethel Merman play the most annoying mother-in-law in the history of entertainment? Is Jonathan Winters the funniest man who ever lived? Was this movie really nominated for an Oscar for Best Song? And what’s the deal with the “big W”? Give this episode a listen and we’ll give you all the epic answers!

Click here to listen to Episode 21: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

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