From Scarface to Hot Tub Time Machine: A Pop-Culture History of the Jacuzzi


Upon the release of Hot Tub Time Machine, many film students will focus on the grand history of time travel in popular culture, arguing over the merits of DeLorean versus magical island. But they are missing the big picture of the title: What of the honored tradition of hot tubs in entertainment? The water! The jets! The magic! And so, in celebration of the whirlpool bath getting its first major marquee moment since 1984's Hollywood Hot Tubs, we present a brief history of the last 30 years in Jacuzzis. Hop in, and make sure to tell us what we missed.