In this week’s episode of the Branded in the 80s podcast I take a minute to talk about finding new perspectives on the pop culture that we know and love so much that it’s started to lose some of its luster.
To this effect I reconsider the character of Billy Francis Kopeke from the 1988 Penny Marshall film Big. After viewing the alternate director’s cut of the film Kopeke becomes a much more nuanced character that not only has an expanded story, but it’s one that changes the tone and overall theme of the film. I talk about his homelife, why his relationship to Josh is so important to him, and how, for all intents and purposes, he’s probably the most capable character in the entire film.
In this week’s shout out, I point to my bud Will’s newly rebranded site the Casserole of Disaster. In the shout out I mention that you should check out his older site Veggie Macabre, in particular this piece he wrote that I absolutely love called The Christmas of ’87: Part 1.