Dirty Work (1998)

Dirty Work Quote: “You know what hurts the most is the — the lack of respect. You know? That’s what hurts the most. Except for the — Except for the other thing. That hurts the most. But the lack of respect hurts the second most.” – Mitch Weaver

Long ago, Roger and Gene begged Shat Nation to commission one of their all-time favorite ’90s comedies: “Dirty Work.” Heeding the call, listener Jack stepped up and demanded Norm Macdonald have his day in the sun. Today is that day.

But things have turned dark for ol’ Norm since his one big shot back in 1998. The world has changed. Humor has changed. Artie Lange’s nose has changed. Can a movie filled with gay jokes, hooker jokes, jail rape jokes, and hidden-fish jokes still make us laugh? Surprisingly, yes—but with some caveats.

In this Dirty edition of Shat The Movies, Big D revisits the time he spliced porn into “Speed,” Ash longs for Adam Sandler, and the crew discovers the real reason Gene rescues animals.

Plus, Gene’s hit job on frats and sororities backfires, and Big D’s everyman roots ruin the Wipe Score.

Plot Summary: “Dirty Work” Friends Sam (Artie Lange) and Mitch (Norm Macdonald) need $50,000 to pay for Sam’s dad’s heart surgery. When they’re fired for getting revenge on their abusive theater-owner boss, they have a great money-making idea: a revenge-for-hire business. The friends are soon successful, but not all their clients are good customers. When real estate developer Travis Cole (Christopher McDonald) tricks them into vandalizing a building that isn’t his, Sam and Mitch concoct their best revenge plan yet.

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