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How College Comedies Are Watched by All Ages of Dudes

"College is the best time of your life," is something people like to say and believe. It’s also something that self-perpetuates itself: you approach college with that special time of your life vigor and demand nothing less. Accordingly, it's [...]

By Jesse David Fox

There’s Going to Be an Animal House Musical

Next up in a long line of beloved movies becoming musicals? National Lampoon's Animal House. Yep! The Book of Mormon's Casey Nicholaw has signed on to direct and choreograph a musical based on the 1978 film, with the score to be written by [...]

By Hallie Cantor

The Lost Projects of Harold Ramis

While Harold Ramis isn’t quite a household name, he absolutely should be. As a writer/director, the man shaped the big screen personas of Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Candy, and Rodney Dangerfield, amongst others, defined the comedic tastes [...]

By Bradford Evans

The Lost Roles of Animal House

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring what might have been in TV and film comedy, taking a different comedian, writer, or work each week and examining the casting possibilities and career moves that almost came to be. This week: the nixed [...]

By Bradford Evans

The Community Cast Will Never Tire of Dressing In Awesome Costumes

When you're getting sick of maneuvering your way through a Halloween party while dressed as a complex visual pun tonight, think of the Community cast for strength. Here they are in an Animal House tableau as part of EW's comedy issue. The study [...]

By Hallie Cantor

But How Does it Hold Up?

A few weeks ago I re-watched the venerable Mel Brooks film, Blazing Saddles. I hadn’t seen the movie in at least seven years, mostly because due to my near nightly screenings of it during my teens and early twenties, there was no point. The [...]

By Justin Gray

The Finally Screenings: Man, Did I Hate Animal House

In The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he's never seen before. These are his takes on movies everyone else has seen before.

By Alden Ford

Adam Duritz Probably Should Have Married Jennifer Aniston When He Had the Chance

Counting Crows lead singer Adam Durtiz laments the fact that he's 43, single, and sits home a lot. Alan Greenspan is worried about the economy, but he can't be that worried: He celebrated his 82nd birthday the other night with a pricey dinner at Le Perigord. Jimmy Kimmel says he bought his ex-wife an engagement ring from Costco. Bill Clinton says his favorite movie of the year was Michael Clayton, but that he hasn't seen There Will Be Blood. Defense attorney Mickey Sherman says he uses Otter's "It's the system's fault!" speech from Animal House to justify defending shady clients. Tina Fey thinks she's funnier than Jon Stewart.