It’s been said of John Candy that for every great, iconic role he encompassed, he would immediately balance out all the goodwill he just earned by starring in a big ol’ clunker/piece of shit movie. This wasn’t by design, but rather, it would seem, simply an inability to say “No.” Why coudn’t he say no? Turns out he was too nice. HE WAS TOO NICE!!!
And yet, if you look deep enough into his career, you do see a trend quickly emerge among the roles he chose: that of a babysitter.