Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 69: ‘The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again’

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Is The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again one of the greatest and most underrated sequels of all time? Is it a cinematic classic? Or is it a movie so bad that even Mike said it’s “terrible”? You can, of course, take a wild guess, but we bet you know the answer. After discussing the 1975 original at the end of September, it’s time for Mike and Josh to tackle this 1979 follow-up, placing Don Knotts and Tim Conway as leading men as well as comic relief. They don’t exactly pull it off, sadly, partly because Knotts and Conway are only so funny, and partly because this movie is so packed with Western-movie cliches, it gave your hosts whiplash. But don’t let that scare you away–take a listen to the new episode, to listen to, among other topics, exactly how unfortunate it is that Muppet Treasure Island made less than, of all things, The Apple Dumpling¬†Gang Rides Again.

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