Monday, June 22, 2020

It’s A Wonderful Road House


Every Christmas, millions of people watch the timeless classic It's A Wonderful Life. Millions more stumble upon a similar classic while drunkenly flipping through cable channels- the immortal film Road House. Wait, what?


Yes, it's true. There are startling similarities between the Jasper, Missouri of Road House and the hell hole of Pottersville, the alternate universe in It's A Wonderful Life. Most people forget what life in Bedford Falls would have been like if George Bailey had never been born.





Full of neon and wanton women, Pottersville is supposed to be a frightening place. There's divey bars full of trashy, loose dames:




Wild, boisterous fights:




Shady establishments filled with sultry harlots catering to perverts:




Run by a tyrant interested only in money:




Sound familiar, Road House fans? The Jasper, MO of Road House would give Pottersville a run for its money.  There are sleazy dives:




Trashy, loose women:




Sultry women catering to perverts:




And wild, boisterous fights:




All in a town run by a greedy tyrant:

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Both Dalton from Road House and George Bailey even have frumpy, frigid women to deal with:





But while they may have had similar experiences, they resolve their problems in strikingly different ways....

George Bailey discovers that life is beautiful and merely chooses to reverse his wish that he was never born, thus relegating "Pottersville" to non-existence:


Dalton from Road House cleans up Jasper by kicking ass and taking names:



So while many folks will celebrate the holidays with the traditional, heartwarming story of one man's importance to his family and friends, maybe it's time to have a Patrick Swayze Christmas this year!