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Season 1 Episode 2

Polynesiantown with Dr John

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Aired Saturday 12:30 AM May 22, 1981 on NBC
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Polynesiantown with Dr John
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Tim Ishimuni chats with critically acclaimed writer Grogan; Johnny LaRue stars in "Polynesiantown"; Bob and Doug McKenzie tell a funny story about a travelling incident; Sammy Maudlin examines drugs and Hollywood; Ben Bumme presents three British films starring a Scottish lad named Billy: "Look Back in a Bloody Rage", "The Lonliness of a Long-Distance Mum", and "Clockworth Leathernecks"; Gerry Todd watches videos, predicts the weather, and gives money to a sick man.moreless

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    • QUOTES (1)

      • Johnny LaRue: What a day. I lost my business. I lost my best friend. And I lost my pants.
        Dr. John: Forget it, LaRue. This is Polynesiantown.

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    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • The character of Yuri the weightlifter is based on Russian weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev.

      • British Film Festival
        The titles and subject matter of the films featured in the festival are all allusions to English movies featuring angry young antiheroes: Look Back in Anger (based on the play by John Osborne, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Richard Burton, 1958), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (directed by Tony Richardson, starring Tom Courtenay, 1962) and A Clockwork Orange (based on the novel by Anthony Burgess, directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Malcolm McDowell, 1971).

      • The character of producer Larry Seigel is based on veteran Hollywood producer Joel Silver.

      • Big Momma, the performer at Johnny LaRue's Luau Room, is based on the character of Bloody Mary played by Juanita Hall in the 1958 movie of the musical South Pacific. Big Momma even sings Bloody Mary's trademark song Happy Talk.

      • Polynesianown is an allusion to the classic American movie Chinatown (1974) starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, directed by Roman Polanski and written by Robert Towne.

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