Rodney Dangerfield (Caddyshack) stars in the Extra-Curricular Edition of this uproarious college classic “sure to be cherished by all his fans” (Los Angeles Times). “A good-natured potpourri of gags, funny bits, populist sentiment and anti-intellectualism.” (The New York Times).
Thornton Melon’s (Dangerfield) life isn’t making the grade. His wife’s a sleazy socialite, he made his fortune being “Tall and Fat” and he never even got a high school diploma. So when he finds his unhappy and unpopular son about to quit college, the solution to all Melon’s problems becomes clear…enroll at the school himself! But as the flamboyant father struggles to aid his son, he can’t help becoming the college cool kid as he turns the university upside-down and gives academia a lesson in laughter!
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**School Daze: The Making of Back to School
**Dissecting the Triple Lindy
**Paying Respect: Remembering Rodney Dangerfield
**Kurt Vonnegut: In Memoriam
**News Wrap: From Rocky to Rodney
**Sports Wrap: Rodney: A Diving Force
Cast & Crew
It's a good character for Dangerfield, one that veers him away from the 'I don't get no respect' pathos that comes too easily to him, and enough attention is paid to the minimal plot to integrate Dangerfield's classically constructed one-liners.
The film is a good-natured potpourri of gags, funny bits, populist sentiment and anti-intellectualism.
This is exactly the sort of plot Marx or Fields could have appeared in. Dangerfield brings it something they might also have brought along: a certain pathos.