This week, Nick from Consequence of Sound joins us once again as we check out the 1991 dog-and-kid flick Bingo! When a preternaturally intelligent dog is run off the circus and makes friends with a precocious kid, only to have to chase him from Denver to Green Bay, Wisconsin after the family moves – it’s Homeward Bound without the celebrity voices, and with a whole lot of prison shank fights and dog slaughter!
A strange, baffling movie that represents everything weird about kid’s movies from the 90s, Bingo takes place in an oddball world where dogs can track the scent of urine cross-country, the family of a professional football player lives like the Cleavers, and people on both sides of a court case can not only be sent to prison, but to the same prison. It’s a real treat, folks, so strap in and enjoy our review along with our signature cocktail and drinking rules!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Assaulted Dog
Combine vodka, liqueur, juice, splash of lime juice and bitters; shake until mixed well. Line the rim of a margarita glass with lime zest and sugar, and pour in. Garnish with lime wedge.
DRINKING RULES FOR BINGO:
- Whenever you see football memorabilia (whether Broncos or Packers)
- Anytime someone sings the “Bingo” song, or it plays at some point in the film
- Whenever you hear a harmonica in the musical score
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Hank Devlin (David Rasche) says, “Sure, son…just as soon as we get him neutered.”
Join us next week when we tackle the tubby enigma that is Kevin Smith with his sophomore film, Mallrats!