In Problem Child 2 we pick back up with Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his adopted son Junior (Michael Oliver) who is still openly acting out in murderous ways in response to years of neglect and abuse, but this time he has a female foil, Trixie (Ivyann Schwan), who may just be more of a psych-serial-murderer than Junior...oh, and there's a wacky love triangle plot sprinkled in for good measure because one would be a fool to let the sex appeal of John Ritter go to waste.
We took in Dalton Allen (Victrola!) for this episode on Problem Child 2's easily digestible kid's color palette, and hard to swallow neon 90's insanity.
After accidentally killing the current Santa Clause, Tim Allen finds out he is contractually obligated by the santa clause to become the new Santa, and in an attempt to prove he isn't the stereotypical bad dad from every other Christmas movie Tim Allen spends a year wrecking his own life until he eventually abandons it to take his position as the new Santa Clause (in perpetuity until such time that the wearer becomes unable to do so, by either accident or design).
Kyle Sweeney (Movie Riot) offers his own dadly insights into Tim Allen's first feature film role in The Santa Clause (1994).
The charming holiday tale of a young boy who is so obsessed with getting a gun for Christmas that he entirely overlooks his abusive home life and learns nothing in the process is, of course, the perfect movie to play on repeat for 24 hours every Christmas.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad battle it out for the title of worst dad as they risk life and limb to get their children the season's most popular Christmas toy in hopes that doing so will make up for another year of neglect.
Lindsey Moringy unwraps 1996's Jingle All The Way right down to its down-right rotten, Phil Hartman cameo-ing, turbo-man fuggin core.