Rent Check

Rent Check: Jonathan Katz

What Jonathan Katz's watching on video -- The creator of ''Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist'' on ''Bad Day at Black Rock,'' ''Dr. Strangelove,'' and ''Marathon Man''

The creator and star of Comedy Central's animated series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist and frequent pontificator on Politically Incorrect analyzes his favorite tapes:

Bad Day at Black Rock
''Long before there was a Karate Kid, there was Spencer Tracy kicking some serious ass as a one-armed private investigator. Using just one arm, he manages to subdue all the bad guys, solve a murder, and still catch his train.''

Dr. Strangelove
''I always suspected that there was something funny about the nuclear arms race. Even the full name of the film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, brought comfort to a child of the '50s who never really believed in the ability of a school desk to absorb the heat and deflect the radiation of an atomic bomb.''

Marathon Man
''The only movie to successfully combine the two scariest tenants of the human psyche: Nazis and dentists.''

Originally posted Aug 04, 1995 Published in issue #286 Aug 04, 1995 Order article reprints
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