What About Bob? (1991)

What About Bob? (1991)

Frank Oz’s 1991 comedy What About Bob? is the focus of Ruined Childhoods’ final “April’s Fools” installment. Dan and Jon assess the story’s treatment of mental illness and how it could be updated to reflect society’s evolved understanding of and attitude towards mental illness and therapy. They also determine the best options to expand the story and explore the characters further, including books based on ideas in the movie and a look at Bob’s past, including his wife’s love for Neil Diamond. Also: Jon describes his experience watching Dan’s Instagram Live video (@ruinedchildhoodspod), and we hear from our friend French Fry Phil.

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