7. Old School (2003)
Chances of getting laid (1-10): 8. The combination of excessive alcohol and tons of lovely ladies everywhere makes for good chances for the dudes.
The drink situation (1-10): 7. Pepsi… That is, until a single funnel of beer unleashes the beast and turns Frank into “Frank the Tank.”
Chances of police interference (1-10): 6. It probably all would have ended OK if Frank the Tank didn’t decide to go streaking through campus.
How’s the music? (1-10): 10. This party’s like a live show topped off by a performance by the legendary Snoop D-O-Double-G.
Todd Phillips again? All this guy does is party! And that’s why we love him. You’d think that the star of his 2003 comedy Old School would be Mitch (Luke Wilson) since, you know, the party in question is literally named after him (“Mitch-A-Palooza). But all that changes when Frank (Will Ferrell) innocently shows up at the party (with two Pepsis in his hand, no less), gets goaded into funneling a beer and transforms into the legend known as “Frank the Tank.”
Ferrell quickly steals the show by getting absolutely obliterated, becoming the life of the party, and then drunkenly leads a solo streaking expedition through the Harrison University campus. If you’ve been to a party at any college campus in the past decade or so then you know just how much of a legendary icon “Frank the Tank” has become. You’ll hear his name mentioned during at least eight out of every 10 parties. Everyone seems to know someone like him, the ladies want to be with him, and the fellas wants to be him.
The only person who’s come out of Old School with nearly as much popularity is probably “Blue.” Almost as often as you hear “Frank the Tank” chants, you’ll hear someone say “You’re my boy, Blue!” If that doesn’t say enough about the lasting importance of the epic party in Old School, then I’m not sure what will.