What happens when you put Jim Carrey, Alan Thicke, and a Club Med in a blender? You get the bizarre cocktail that is the 1983 movie, "Copper Mountain." This episode of "Carrey'd Away" dives headfirst into this comedy goldmine, unearthing the nuances of Carrey's early comedic style and the controversial themes that permeated the film. We dish on everything from Alan Thicke's questionable character to Jim Carrey's knack for impressions, delivering an analysis as unforgettable as the film itself.
Ever wondered why Jack Nicholson's deep receding hairline is seen as sexually powerful? Or why the character Yogi Haberdaddy only appears for a brief moment in the movie, despite his unforgettable name? Join us as we answer these questions and more, dissecting the underbelly of '80s comedy and what made "Copper Mountain" a pivotal point in Carrey's career. We even take a nostalgic detour to Matt Stone and Trey Parker's college project "Cannibal the Musical," finding surprising connections to our feature film.