Breaking It Apart – The Bad News Bears (Featuring Noah Gittell)

by | Apr 26, 2024 | 0 comments

On this new entry in the special episode series Breaking It Apart, I’m joined by Noah Gittell for an episode on The Bad News Bears. This 1976 Walter Matthau baseball comedy inspired all kinds of movies from sports films to misfit teams to the many movies we’ve had since about adult men behaving badly. Puzzle pieces include Little Big League, Caddy Shack, School of Rock and Big Daddy.

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