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''

By EW Staff
August 04, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.”