There was a point that I really wanted to see Balls of Fury. I think mostly because it has Christopher Walken in a Foo-Manchu get up and he’s hilarious in nearly everything he’s in – even when he’s playing it straight.

But as the television commercials played and the dismal reviews started pouring in, I began to lose faith. I was thinking this film was going to be more of a showcase for the talents of Thomas Lennon and Ben Garrant – two members of the MTV comedy troupe The State. Admittedly, their track record on scrips has been a little uneven (A Night At The Museum, Let’s Go To Prison and Herbie: Fully Loaded are among their credits). But this one seemed so deeply entrenched in their oddball roots, it had to be good, right?

Then when I understood that the focus would be on Dan Fogler’s character (a poor man’s Jack Black if there ever was one) I was pretty much turned off completely. Don’t ask me why – I just don’t like the look of the guy.

Things really began to crystalize after I bought Blades of Glory on DVD last Tuesday and realized that there has been A LOT of obscure sports comedies in the last few years and I really started to resent it. As a matter of fact, can we just call an End To The Trend right here? Hollywood, you’ve reached your saturation point. No more wacky comedies about obscure sports. What’s left? Underwater basket weaving?

Gimme points, though – I really like the idea of Little People, Big Hurl just on the title alone.

That’s about all I have for today. In America, it’s Labor Day – a holiday where we celebrate our effort in the jobs we hate by getting a day off.

That doesn’t mean there will be a day off from The Triple Feature talkcast, though! Tonight we’ll be talking about Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake and the status of the horror movie in today’s climate. If you have questions you’d like us to answer in tonight’s show, feel free to send them to me at and we’ll do our best to answer them on-air!

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↓ Transcript
So, Jared – are you ready to see Balls of Fury with me after the tournament?

I’m afraid I’ll have to sit this one out old friend.

After Basketball, Dodgeball, Nacho Libre, Talladega Nights, Beerfest and Blades of Glory, I think

I’ve had my fill of obscure sports comedies...

Does that mean you’re not going to see Little People, Big Hurl with me when it comes out?

What’s that about?

Underground midget tossing.

Is that a real movie?

No, but I figure it’s only a matter of time...