The Horshack Redemption #23: Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976)

In this episode The Professor and Gilligan run down their top three songs ruined by their music video. Then it's on to Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976).  Aloha High School is about to get turned into a shopping mall! Whatever will the Aloha sluts do?  Listen to find out!

As always we give you the movie's drinking game and our expert opinions - because when it comes to 1970s drive-in classics, we be experts.  This is an episode you don't want to miss.

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Proceed onward for the screen capture gallery....

70s music, cheerleaders flashing, cool cars... and it's just the title screen!

Here's the gang.  You'll see lots of these girls.  (That second sentence should be read in a flamboyantly perverted manner.)

That's Sesame.  She's about to give David Hasselhoff a hummer in the bathroom stall.  (Yes, you read that right.)

 This is Ms. Watson the school secretary who is routinely aroused by the male student population.  Insanely inappropriate comic hilarity ensues.

Walter Hartlander is the school superintendent.  He's highly corrupt (can't you tell?) and wants Aloha High to be turned into a shopping mall (the bastard!).

These bitches are from the local vocational school.  If Aloha High gets converted to a mall, all the students will have to go there.  The horror!

There's lots of impromptu random dancing.  Hasselhoff plays a character named Boner who is just straight up embarrassing. 

Like I said.  Embarrassing.

The girls sit in the gym and watch the boys' basketball practice.  Sesame, for no apparent reason, just wears a blouse unbuttoned.  

 The school's spaghetti sauce is spiked with cocaine and marijuana.  Ms. Watson and the school board inspectors get wasted.

Another impromptu dance ends.  It won't be the last.

Aloha High gets a new principal.  His first order of business: fire all the cheerleaders and get new ones.

What will they do without their cheerleader outfits?  The girls are royally bummed.

As if things can't get any lower, Leslie and Sesame are arrested for indecent exposure.

In a miracle twist of fate, the girls are restored their cheerleader positions in order for the basketball team to win the big game.  Here, Sesame revives an unconscious Hasselhoff by sticking her panties in his face.  Yep - that happened.

I won't spoil the ending except to say, Mr. Hartlander gets his just desserts, and it looks like Aloha High is gonna be alright after all.  Enjoy the podcast!


  1. why have i never heard of this film.. sin me up, i mean sign!!

  2. Oh man, that Billy Squier video is bad. Awful bad. David Hasselhoff dancing bad.

  3. I have to say- it takes me just over an hour to cycle to work (and another back) so I listen to podcasts. Usually from the BBC where they have three academics debating about the Aeneid or Wittgenstein or whatever. This time I started the journey with this podcast. I should be in a school meeting. Playing truant to watch the Billy Squier video. My God...
    It's the type of podcast one just wants to join in. (You mean John Williams directed the video Thriller?! The guy who did the Star Wars soundtrack? Or the guy who plays the flute? O maybe John Landis...)
    I've now been accosting my colleagues about how they should listen to this review of Revenge of the Cheerleaders- passionate, knowledgeable, and with links to the films of Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart. I might get hauled up by the Bavarian School Authorities Monday morning...

    1. Thanks so much, Keir. Your positive feedback means a lot. We're doing this to have fun, and to hear that others are having fun right along with us, is what it's all about.... and choosing a commentary on "Revenge of the Cheerleaders" over the "Aeneid" is always the right choice :-)

  4. Great, great review. So nice to have you guys back. I'm definitely going to check this flick out. Podcast drinking game, whenever one of the boys states "not that there's anything wrong with that", take a drink, lol.

  5. This is one of my all time favorite movies and actually got to see this on the big screen in 1977!