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The Great Outdoors (1988)
on Monday, February 4, 2013
In this episode, David tries to shake off the cold weather (and a head cold) by looking at the classic summer vacation comedy The Great Outdoors starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. This episode includes a brief look at the careers of Aykroyd and Candy, along with legendary writer-producer-director John Hughes, who wrote the screenplay.
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