Right now, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind are available. Watched them back to back yesterday. Favrorite lines-
Best in Show. "I used to be able to name every nut that there was. And it used to drive my mother crazy, because she used to say, “Harlan Pepper, stop naming nuts!”
Waiting for Guffmnan. “People say, ‘You must have been the class clown.’ And I say no, but I sat next to the class clown, and I stiudied him.”
So h e coulod say stuff like - “Medicine Man don’t go near Dances with Stumpy.”
A Mighty Wind. The entire “Wha’ Happened?” scene. I say that all the time.
One thing I never thought about before - The New Main Street Singers must be an homage to The New Originals in Spinal Tap.
Fred Willard just kills it in Best of Show.
WFG - (Corky St. Clair angrily into phone): “…you’re just bastard people!” and then a moment later “Then I just hate you and I hate your ass face!”
A MIghty Wind - can’t remember the exact line(s) - Jane Lynch and John Micheal Higgins as that couple into wierd mystical shit, where they’re sitting down doing some ritual and mumbling something about colours like magenta and indigo, or something.;…
Best in Show - “God loves a terrier!”
Long-ago g/f had a “Wha’happened?” phase.
Went on a wee bit long.
Someone will correct you, and since I just watched it again it may as well be me.
“bastard people” is when Corky asks for $100k, “your ass face” is when, what’s his name, drops out on the day of the show.
“I’m going to go home and bite my pillow!”
Re the $100k, I love the Larry Miller line, “I bought it all the way” and then, when he realizes Corky was serious, he says, “I like you, we are glad to have you around, but what’s wrong with you?”
Then later, begging Corky to come back, “If Missouri goes down, you tell me.”
No, that was a takeoff on “The New Christie Minstrels” and “The Serendipity Singers” which were two actual folk groups of the 1960’s. They also were chorus groups of white-bread “wholesome” sounding singers.
My wife rewatched Best In Show and enjoyed it. I rewatched Mighty Wind —which I already liked — and found a new batch of details that made me like it even more.
Parker Posey had a couple of very nice scenes. The songs sounded richer. The climactic Kiss Moment was handled superbly — I really liked Jane Lynch putting her hands on Posey’s shoulders.
It still seemed that Eugene Levy overplayed Mitch — too much bug eye — but, not a deal breaker.
I’ll be catching Best in Show again soon.
Great. Now, for the first time in 50 years I’ve got “Crooked Little Man” and “Beans In My Ears” running through my head. And they’re still icky-cutesy-poo. I’ll get you for this.