I haven't watched this in well over a decade, but I remember legitimately enjoying it. I'm gonna give it a shot and jot down my thoughts to see if I notice anything interesting. -Gary is listed above Jackie in the credits. I'm sure that Nancy had an opinion about that. -Fartman is not and was never funny. Stamos filling in for Luke Perry is funny. What if Luke Perry fucked Beth in a different universe? -Ben and Ray are immediately portrayed as shitheads to make little Howard sympathetic. -They're really just going all in with the "fucks". This movie might have set back mainstream R-Rated comedies up until The Hangover. -black cock made it in into the first 10 minutes. -Nobody smokes pot in their childhood bedroom without it being immediately noticeable. This scene is bullshit. -Ben sending Howard to college at BU and paying for it is played off as nothing. I have to imagine this was not inexspensive. -Howard's wig at college is atrocious. The blind girl feeling his face scene is unfortunate. -*record scratch* OOOOH HOOO HOO HOoooo! WooooooooO! -Moviewife Mary looks damn good. -first Bababooey segment. This whole series of interludes/cameos is awkward and shoehorned. I guess they couldn't cut them out because then there wouldn't be a single thing in the movie for fans of the radio show. Gary is wearing some Z Cavaricci ass trousers. -Gabba Gabba Wee Gabba Gabba Hay! *airdrums* -Hey, one guy has a yarmulke at Howard's 5 second wedding. First (and probably last) acknowledgement of Judaism. -Howard has to fire someone as a program director and it hurts him so much he has to vomit in the toilet. I wonder if this is how he reacted when the news team and HTV folks and Jackie and Billy and Grillo and Artie got fired. -Why isn't Gilbert in this movie? It's a clear fuck-you to Gilbert. -RIP Crackhead Bob and Nicole Bass (I assume). -Fred shines immediately. This movie is a love letter to Fred as much as Allison. -Allison's counseling work with the mentally ill is played for cheap "frank and beans!" style retard jokes over and over again. She renewed her license and started practicing again shortly after the movie came out. Imagine seeing your career trivialized like this by your husband. Lazy writing, or passive aggressive Howie horseshit? -God damn, Mary is ridiculous sexy. -The whole fake plot where Howard gets his underwear wet etc. is pointless and just kind of highlights how devoid Howard's life is of interesting events. -"I guess she forgot to close the door" Fred is great. I can't hate on the Norris. -"Let me get away with this, and I'll never stray from Allison again. Ever!". OK, I'm half an hour in. The movie isn't objectively bad yet, but knowing the reality as well as we do now, the self-serving shit is laid on pretty thick. Everybody who isn't Howard is either a.) an asshole who wants Howard to fail, or b.) Allison and Fred (who are saintly retards) Up next: OFF TO DETROIT!