Good Ham!

The Greatest Movie EVER!

Despite its director’s unfortunate last name,

Blue Thunder is the Greatest Movie EVER!

This movie contains:

Chopper Fight!

Helicopter fights.

The Mighty Thor



Mongolian Barbeque.


This movie does not contain:


Quentin Tarantino.



The Goblin King

“What you say?”


  1. Ian says:

    Dance the magic dance indeed.

  2. front-beat says:

    Weak , the Front Page was a total D&J ripoff

  3. EBJ says:

    Movies need more Helicopter fights.

    I’m pretty sure Dave and Joel left a lasting impression on Gooberzilla. Though I wonder what it would be like if Dave and Joel did a podcast with M.O.M.

  4. Ivan says:

    This podcast inspired to get some BD’s Mongolian BBQ last night. I really am a mindless sheep…

  5. Ivan says:

    Oh, Paul, I got a movie suggestion for the podcast. I was flipping channels the other day and came across this little Beauty: Hackers!

  6. Keith says:

    When I was young, I really wanted someone to make “Blue Thunder vs. Q,” from that movie about the giant Aztec monster flying around New York eating Richard Roundtree. It would be a real east coast-west coast rivalry.

    And of course, every kid I was in school with had to have the “who would win in a fight between Blue Thunder and Air Wolf” debate.

  7. Erin F. says:

    Malcolm McDowell plays a good guy – a romantic lead even! In “Time and Time Again” an excellent film where H. G. Wells (McDowll) chases Jack the Ripper through time to 1970’s San Fransisco. I highly recommend it!

  8. gooberzilla says:

    Disregarding the irony of someone using the handle “front-beat” to point out my blatant rip-off – er, I mean “inspired imitation” – of Dave & Joel’s show notes format, I must say that the accusation is not without merit. As I’ve said elsewhere, my old show notes format was time-consuming and labor-intensive, and I much prefer this method. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

    It’s true that Dave and Joel have left a lasting impression on me. It was a combination of watching The Ice Pirates and listening to the then-nameless Fast Karate for the Gentleman podcast that prompted me to begin podcasting myself. Also, I’m fairly certain that if you were to dissect my brain, you’d find an image of Dave and Joel cross-counter punching each other seared into my cerebellum. It’s a pity that I will eventually be forced to destroy them to appease my scaly Reptilian Overlords, and no doubt I will shed a single manly tear before doing so. But their karate threatens the ascendency of the Robo / Dino Empire, and we can’t have that, now can we?

    Also, Mongolian barbeque is the jam. And Hackers is a definite possibility. I’m pretty sure Katherine loves that movie.

    I think Blue Thunder and Air Wolf would start off as rivals, but eventually they would have to band together against their common foe, Quetzalcoatl. Those Aztecan feathered serpents are as hard to exterminate as space-cockroaches.

  9. Michael says:

    Well, now that you’ve done Blue Thunder, you have to do Firefox. Heck, they’ve got the pretty much the same formula:

    Troubled Vietnam vet hero who suffers from flashbacks.

    Super advanced aircraft with ominous political consequences.

    First 3/4 of the movie is a slow paced thriller.

    Last 1/4 of film, which then becomes action flick, is kicked off when hero steals aforementioned aircraft.

    Hero must use all his cunning to outsmart and evade bad guys.

    Final, climactic aerial combat scene where “almost defeated” hero pulls an ace out of his sleeve just before bad guy can deliver final coup-de-grace.

  10. Steve Harrison says:

    But if you review Firefox you also have to review the bitchin’ Atari arcade game which I played way too much of, back in the old days, back when there were arcades. I don’t remember too much about the game now except I think it was partially laser disc based, and it used the super cool ‘Star Wars X-Wing Fighter’ control yoke. Actually, I thought many of the flying/driving arcade games of the ’80s would have been improved if they had used that control yoke.

  11. Daryl Surat says:

    You did an entire podcast about this movie and NOT ONCE did you mention just how IMPOSSIBLE it is to do 360s in helicopters. Cause “YOU CAN’T DO A 360 IN A HELICOPTER, MURPHY! IT CAN’T BE DONE!” is what roughly 25% of the dialogue in this movie is about.

    There has actually been an entire episode of Kick Ass Mystic Ninjas dedicated to the subject of Blue Thunder vs Airwolf:

    This is a proper review of Blue Thunder as it focuses extensively on the FRANK YOU CAN’T DO A 360 IN A HELICOPTER aspect.

    I saw Last Action Hero three times in the theater. I have no regrets.

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