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Erik Gratton

Incurable Royals and Chiefs fan since late 70's. I'm professional actor that was raised in Kansas City. Rockhurst, then Olathe North, then Olathe East, then Olathe North again (then Emporia State, Detroit, New York, LA and now Seattle). Life is pretty good and you can listen to me talk about it at thelazymuse.com and snark about it on twitter. Watch good movies.

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    Erik Gratton

    That’s a perfect point. I think we forget just what a huge star he became during that first season of SNL. It didn’t fully expire until about 1990 (I’d say X-Mas Vacation was just about the last gasp). But yeah, with Fletch he was at his height after Vacation, Foul Play and Seems Like Old Times. It was both perfect and heart-breaking when Sorkin wrote the line: “You know, Chevy Chase woke up one day and just wasn’t funny anymore.”

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    The other thing about Fletch is that it seemed to ensure that Chevy Chase was growing into the leading movie star of his time. I would never have believed then that he would be worse than the Royals worst nightmare.

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    Erik Gratton

    Definitely. In those top twenty, I’m like that with maybe fifteen. Fletch? Forget it, I could do a one-man show. (Note to self…)

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    Greg Schaum

    Absolutely loved to LIVE and Die in LA….a MUST watch

    Gymkata….forget about it….i watched that on basic cable more times than i know..one of the best BAD movies ever

    this article took me back for sure…a lot of great films but my favorites are always the ones i would watch once a year for the rest of my life…usually those are the pee wee, breakfast club, goonies types

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