It was an idea that really shouldn’t have worked, and many may say that, well, it didn’t. But that doesn’t stop 1996’s Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes being a cult favourite!
This time, Tom takes Morgan through a history of the Warner Bros classic from start to finish and its upcoming sequel.
The boys discuss their past basketball ‘glory’, Morgan has his mind blown that it’s not actually called the Looney Toons, discover that Tweety Pie is surprisingly pervy, and ponder whether Foghorn Legorn was actually killed off in this movie.
Space Jam came out in 1996 as a star vehicle for basketball superstar Michael Jordan. It saw him being recruited by the Looney Tunes to take part in a basketball game against a group of aliens who are threatening to take Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and co to be slaves at a theme park. Yep, really.
Somehow, it was an enjoyable load of 90s fun, complete with a Bill Murray cameo and a kickass soundtrack. It also spawned a lot of merchandise which made billions of dollars.
It’s now also coming back as a long-awaited sequel starring Lebron James called Space Jam: Legacy. Weirder things have happened lately.