Viva Pod Vegas #014 – Fun in Acapulco (1963)
We’re headed down to Mexico — without Elvis, though, and we’ll explain why he isn’t allowed to join us — to talk about Fun in Acapulco! We’re talking about *another* Elvis character named Mike, love triangles on (and off?!) screen, and Col. Tom Parker’s soundtrack mandate (and how that will become the “new normal” for Elvis movies). Joey shares the craziest bit of Elvis movie trivia we’ve found so far (to which Mike wonders, “Why even make this movie?). We talk about Elvis’s ability to sing in Spanish, him having fun again on screen, and the craziest Elvis character backstory so far. We discuss remaking Elvis movies, his first on-screen appearance with a cape, and an on-screen Col. Tom Parker stand-in. We also talk about how Fun in Acapulco gives us another huge Elvis song (“Bossa Nova Baby”) and a Top Gun-esque ending and reconciliation. We try to make sense of our “forced songs” game scale and peek ahead to our next episode to brace ourselves for Kissin’ Cousins.
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