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Richard Dreyfuss And His Son Joke About Rehab, Legitimizing The Existence of The Internet

Among immediate family members, an innocuous question about movies can swiftly escalate into a public fight about money, religion, and stints in rehab. Such was the case with Richard Dreyfuss, legendary “Jaws” actor, and his son, actor and Mother Jones writer Ben Dreyfuss, earlier this week on Twitter.

Behold the magnificence:

Image by Screenshot/Twitter

Let’s unpack what’s happening here:

1.America’s beloved shark masterpiece bought someone’s Bed, Bath, & Beyond dorm necessities

2.We can all get to the point where we can laugh about our rehab stints with our dads on the internet one day

3.Ben Dreyfuss really, really loves SoulCycle (confirmed by the rest of his Twitter feed)

4.The guy who edits the “Smarter Living” section at the NYT has jumped into the fray!

5.Is “old Jews don’t ride bikes” the new “if not now when”???

“Fear Of Flying” writer Erica Jong’s daughter also got involved to process her childhood.

Image by Twitter/Screenshot

Believe it. Enjoy it.

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny




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