In a New Rules segment titled “Reptile Dysfunction” from episode #318 of “Real Time with Bill Maher, aired on 05/16/14, Bill Maher wondered why every movie monster has to go to San Francisco and destroy the Golden Gate bridge.
It happens in Pacific Rim, X-Men, Terminator, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Superman, Planet of the Apes, MegaShark and the Giant Octopus. (Is that last one even a real movie? It turns out, it is.)
The punchline? If I want to see a 20,000 ton monster destroy a bridge, I’d move to—wait for it--New Jersey.
I just can’t resist a Chris Christie joke.
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Guests for May 16, 2014 #318:
Robert Lustig: a pediatric endocrinologist, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease and a featured expert in the new documentary, Fed-Up.
Kellyanne Conway: Republican strategist and pollster, president and CEO of “The Polling Group”
Brian Schweitzer: former governor (D, MT)
Kevin Nealon: actor and comedian, author of Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me and star in a new movie, Blended.