Baconsale Episode 14: The Most ‘America!’ Movie Ever

It’s Rocky IV versus Independence Day in this no-holds-barred Baconsale brawl. Joel tries to prove that ID4 is the most “America!” movie ever, while Kent tri-JOEL DOESN’T LET KENT TALK! Grill some meat, light your sparklers and give a bald eagle a high five, because this is the most red, white and blue episode of Baconsale yet!

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  1. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    Crispy waves of bacon?

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    • crewdutler · July 9, 2015

      Oh beautiful is Beckinsale, with ample plates of bacon. For Kevin Bacon’s majesty across the silver screen. America, America, we love kevin and kate. And Joel thinks well of every film, but Kent just likes to hate.

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      • Joel · July 13, 2015

        Now THAT’S what we should have sung!

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  2. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    In the first Red Dawn it was Russia who invaded.

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    • crewdutler · July 9, 2015

      The fact that America was in a position to be invaded shows a weak America, that is why Red Dawn isn’t a good ‘Merica movie.

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  3. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    Vanilla actually comes from a plant that is native to meso-america. But the first vanilla ice cream was made in France. However Thomas Jefferson created his own recipe for vanilla ice cream…

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  4. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    Since Miracle is based on a true story, I think it should be disqualified. It is a great movie, but it isn’t as ‘Merica as Rocky IV and ID4.

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  5. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    Mr. Smith is a “United States of America” movie not a ‘MERICA movie.

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  6. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    Rocky IV did not end the Cold War – Ronald Reagan did.

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  7. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    Anybody who calls middle America “slack-jawed yokels” has no cred with the ‘Merica crowd.

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    • crewdutler · July 9, 2015

      By the way, how did Rocky change? It’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie.

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    • Joel · July 13, 2015

      Exactly! Way to alienate your audience, Kent!

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  8. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    Independence Day is diverse and shows a great cross section of America. It also shows how we Americans work together to fight a threat.

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    • crewdutler · July 9, 2015

      You just made my comment about diversity.

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      • crewdutler · July 9, 2015

        BTW – Jeff Goldblum is Jewish so there is one more aspect of diversity.

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  9. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    The alien atmosphere in the ship and the ships fuel lines could have contributed to the increase in the atomic bombs explosion.

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  10. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    ID4 is a ‘MERICA movie because it shows ‘Merica solving the world’s problems…dominating over the world and alien invaders from another world… Rocky IV may be a great movie, but ID4 is still the better ‘MERICA movie.

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    • Joel · July 13, 2015

      Agreed.

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  11. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    Sylvester Stalone is anti-gun – ie. ANTI 2nd AMENDMENT!!! Ie. ANTI AMERICAN!!!

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  12. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    David and Goliath is not a ‘MERICA story.

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    • crewdutler · July 9, 2015

      You just made my point!!! I am way ahead of you.

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      • Joel · July 13, 2015

        How do we know you’re not just posting these AFTER you hear me say it?

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  13. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    By us placing the American Flag on the moon, we claimed the Moon as our territory.

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  14. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    ID4 is “silly beyond reason” but Rocky IV has a pleasure robot!

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  15. crewdutler · July 9, 2015

    I think you missed The SANDLOT as a great Merica movie. Baseball! Fireworks! Smores! Hot babes in swimsuits. MERICA!!!

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    • Joel · July 13, 2015

      It’s a classic, but the question is if it more “America!” than Rocky IV or ID4.

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  16. hambone · July 20, 2015

    Honestly, I’m disappointed that An American Tail was never discussed… Talk about the Mer’can dream.

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  17. Spencer · July 20, 2015

    This is Joel’s brother, Spencer. Kent is right.

    If needed, I can submit as evidence the old VHS we had of Rocky IV that is totally worn out from the number of times we watched it together. (Rocky II is in mint condition… just like the copy of Independence Day.)

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    • Joel · December 9, 2015

      Traitor!

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  18. Blake Heywood · November 11, 2015

    I think both movies were very American, so good choices on both sides. However, I think Independence Day is more American (even though I do like Rocky 4 better). My reason is, Independence Day has a ton of American stuff in it and ends with everyone coming together to win. So, everyone works together to be the hero. Go America. In Rocky 4 There’s some American stuff and the movie ends with the focus on Rocky being the hero. Go Rocky.
    On another note, this podcast was fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    • Joel · December 9, 2015

      You are wise, Blake. Thanks for the comment!

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