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March 28, 2017

Episode 316: Doctor Detroit (1983)

Special Guests: Michael Pressman, Carl Gottlieb, Robert Boris, Glenne Headly
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Aaron Peterson

We wrap up '80s month with a housecall from Doctor Detroit (1983), the story of mild-mannered professor, Clifford Skridlow (Dan Aykroyd) and how he transforms into super-pimp Doctor Detroit.

Based on the short story "Detroit Abe" by , Mike talks to screenwriters and along with director Michael Pressman. This episode also includes the third and final part of the interview with actress Glenne Headly.

Aaron Peterson and Heather Drain join Mike to discuss this unusual comedy.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Doctor Detroit on DVD
Buy The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman by Bruce Jay Friedman
Check out the F*ck Yeah, Dan Aykroyd Tumblr
Hear more of Robert Boris on the Electra Glide in Blue episode
Keep up with Heather Drain at Mondo Heather
Be sure to check out The Hollywood Outsider
Listen to Remake This Movie Right

"Yo Skridlow" - T.K. Carter & Dan Aykroyd
"Theme from Doctor Detroit" - Devo



  1. Pago Pago is pronounced "pango pango"...

  2. You know something occurred to me. At one point Mom says she'll give the Doctor just another 5 minutes. When one of her goons asks then what, she replies, "Uh, I'll wait some more!" That line and delivery sounded exactly like something Belushi would have done on SNL, lol. It would have been interesting to see Aykroyd and Belushi being rivals in this movie! (Though the actress who does play Mom did a great job, she's clearly having a blast).