What You Never Knew About Planes Trains and Automobiles

The greatest Thanksgiving classic ever is looked at a little closer! Did you know about all of this in Planes Trains and Automobiles?

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  1. This new site is weird, but already I think I like it better than the old one.

    More organized and it will actually let me log in.

  2. Watched the movie for the first time since seeing it in the theatre and saw something strange. When they’re driving their rental car from St. Louis to Chicago, noticed that the freeway they were driving on had botts’ dots on the lane dividers. They don’t put those on highways where it snows, the snow plows would scrape them off. It had to be in California, because the freeway exits weren’t numbered. They didn’t start putting numbers on the exits until 2005. This is probably nitpicking, but I wasn’t really looking that hard.

  3. Another thing personally.

    The end of this movie takes place on US route 219 in my hometown, Buffalo, NY. My best friend’s mother knows someone who made a walk on roll in this film.

  4. New site looks great, everyone.

    I went to ThatGuyWithTheGlasses for Nostalgia Critic, but now that I’m here, I’ll watch other content as well.

  5. WYNKA. Isn’t that what it’s supposed to be? The title says WYKNA or What You Knew Never About.

    Don’t mean to be a troll… Sorry.

  6. That one scene with the fucks is easily explained…Steve Martin simply just ran out of fucks to give!

  7. Hey NC,

    Another great video. I’m glad you pointed out #2, that has always made me curious. The other thing that has always bugged me is they leave St Louis to go to Chicago, at one point have a little over 100 miles to go, yet they end up in Wisconsin (Mike McKeon’s cop uniform gives it away). Why so far off route? They could have explained that away with a line of dialogue. The other thing about this film that struck me this year is that I watched it back-to-back with ‘Dutch’ (Another John Hughes film), and my other Thanksgiving favorite. What I found odd was how similar these films were – almost situation for situation.

  8. Doesn’t that whole “would have been better if you stayed at the airport” thing happen in “Home Alone,” too? Interesting. Maybe Hughes just had this happen to him once.

    Also interesting: the “She’s Having a Baby” clip on TV happens despite that movie coming out AFTER PT&A; they were filmed at the same time, which I guess makes Kevin Bacon’s cameo less random.

  9. Another awesome example for how comedy sould be made even to those days.I have some years t watch that and i will see it again those days because i freaking love john and steeve.Two pf my favorite american actors.

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