Sordidness Tracker, Episode 37

March 17, 2015

You Must Remember This often contains wild tales from Hollywood’s colorful past, so much so that it can become difficult to keep track of all the sordid details while you listen to it and pretend to be working, parenting, paying attention to the road, etc.  Now, there’s help.  As you listen to Star Wars Episode XI: Charlie Chaplin, this handy Sordidness Tracker will help you follow who was doing what to whom.

Non-genocidal maniac similarities between Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler: Quite a few.

Dinner parties for Marxists: One.

Studio reps beaten to death by Nazi thugs: One.

Adolf Hitler reviews Chaplin’s Modern Times: Yes (not a fan of the alleged Bolshevism).

J. Edgar Hoover reviews Charlie Chaplin: Yes (not a fan of the alleged Bolshevism).

Suspected Judaism: Yes, by both Hitler and Hoover (neither a fan of the suspected Judaism).

Does Karina Longworth imitate Charlie Chaplin: No.

Does Karina Longworth imitate anyone: Yes, Hedda Hopper.

Is it better than her Dustin Hoffman impression: No.

Howard Hughes, havin’ sex: Howard Hughes does not have sex in this episode.

American aviation heroes who are also super racist: One (Charles Lindbergh).

American Nazi rallies in Madison Square Garden: One (1939).

The Mann Act used vindictively, ineffectively: Yes.

Also mentioned in this episode: Dickensian workhouses, anti-Semitic country clubs, crazypants ex-girlfriends.