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    The Dead Comedy Genius Behind “Animal House” and “Caddyshack”

    By Kyle Smith | February 1, 2018

    A new Netflix movie about the legend of Doug Kenney, aka “Stork” from Animal House. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

    6 Responses to “The Dead Comedy Genius Behind “Animal House” and “Caddyshack””

    1. Obama bin Biden Says:
      February 1st, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      I knew who Kenney was, watched it and liked it.

    2. Obama bin Biden Says:
      February 1st, 2018 at 8:28 pm


      I’m surprised you didn’t add the great Harold Ramis quote: Doug probably slipped and fell looking for a place to kill himself.

    3. Kyle Smith Says:
      February 6th, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      that’s in the movie.

    4. Sherm Says:
      February 1st, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      You are right… it was a bizarre knock off of his life but I too could not look away. It brought back fond memories of reading the mag as a kid and listening to NatLam Radio Comedy hour.

    5. kishke Says:
      February 5th, 2018 at 1:03 am

      An endless need to top yourself can end in topping yourself.

    6. Obama bin Biden Says:
      February 14th, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      I thought you might mention quote.