Was "Caddyshack" right-wing propaganda?

With that as background, it might not surprise you that Frank can’t simply enjoy the pranks and pratfalls of Animal House because it reminds him of the bad behavior on Wall Street. (The fictional Delta House was based on real-life stories at Dartmouth, which graduates a high number into the financial-services industry, don’t-cha know . . . )

Ghostbusters is so offensive to Frank on its face that he doesn’t bother to explain what is so objectionable about it. The rare film that celebrates small businessmen (albeit quirky, ghost-busting small businessmen) and casts as its villain an EPA bureaucrat, Ghostbusters is, in Frank’s words, “Reaganism . . . fully developed.”

Caddyshack skewers stuffy country-club Republicans, but alas, the working-class Danny Noonan does not wage a “caddies of the world unite!” class war. He finds an unlikely ally in Rodney Dangerfield’s tacky über-capitalist character, Al Czervik. Frank moans that “the side [Danny] eventually chooses is the same one that millions of real-life blue-collar workers were also choosing in those confused days.”