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Bobcat Goldthwait talks possible “Police Academy” cameo and his new zombie fetus comedy

Bobcat Goldthwait on the set of World's Greatest Dad

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By Jennifer Vineyard

Bobcat Goldthwait is totally down for a “Police Academy” cameo in the planned reboot — provided it could provide the same closure that Johnny Depp got from making an appearance in the film “21 Jump Street.”

“Shoot me in the head!” he offered when IFC talked to him about his new film “God Bless America.” “I’m dead, baby! I know people have a soft spot for Zed, so they think it’s weird when I don’t show up for a reunion, but if you have a clever and funny treatment for the character, I’m there. I would probably do it just for the small tiny group of fans who would be into that. It be a nice thing to do that for them.”

Goldthwait said he wouldn’t mind doing a “Police Academy” nod (even though he was only in three out of the seven films) because he has his own work as an independent filmmaker to sustain him now. To follow the recently released “God Bless America,” he’s working on developing a musical, a horror movie, and a …

The musical is based on the 1975 Kinks album “Schoolboys in Disgrace,” but despite previous reports, Jack White is not involved with the music after all. “That would be awesome if he was, but he’s not,” the director said, noting that Ray Davies of the Kinks will be an executive producer on the project.

The story involves a “naughty little schoolboy” who grows up to become the evil Mr. Flash, the villain of the Kinks’ previous albums “Preservation Act I” and “Preservation Act 2,” making “Schoolboys” an origin story and as well as the first installment of a possible trilogy about power and corruption. In the song “The First Time We Fall In Love,” our schoolboy gets together with a schoolgirl, gets her pregnant by “I’m A Disgrace” (“It wasn’t lust, it wasn’t rape/It was just a mistake”), and is punished for it by his pederast headmaster. (In the song “Headmaster,” the lyrics are “Don’t tell my friends I bent over/ Don’t tell them you made my cry/Don’t make me take my trousers down”). After this humiliation, the boy vows to fight back against authority figures and “the establishment.”

Goldthwait described the project as an anti-musical musical.”It’s such a large movie that I can only make this one if I can make it on my own terms,” he said. “I don’t mean that in a cocky way, but it’s just that I’m too old to water down the ideas. And if I can’t make it, I would rather that it didn’t get made.”

While Goldthwait continues to seek financing for that film, he’s prepping to shoot this summer an ’80s-style zombie comedy called “Ankle Biters,” which has a “pro-choice message” and a “don’t ask/don’t tell” theme. It’s set in an abortion clinic when it’s attacked by aborted fetuses which had become zombies — and a gay ex-Marine comes to the rescue. “I’ve been wanting to make a movie with hot dudes ever since ‘300,’” he laughed.”And this might be one of the last zombie genres that hasn’t been done. It’s very gory.”

The movie Goldthwait really wants to make, though, is “One Crazy Autumn,” “if I can get it going,” he said. “I want to get everybody back from ‘One Crazy Summer.’ I want John Cusack’s character to have become this really successful animator, like Pixar-level, but he’s lost his mind and gone all Howard Hughes. So we have to all go back and rescue him from himself. If we can get Savage Steve [Holland] on board, that’s one of the things we need to go back and do.”

Goldthwait turned 50 recently, so he estimates that he has “15-20” more years to make films. “I’ve already had the career where I made a lot of money,” he said, “so I would rather just be writing and making stuff for no other reason than we feel like, ‘Hey, can we do this?’ I want to go out swinging.”

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

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Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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