Thursday, February 19, 2009
Silly Cycle: Funny Ha Ha, Not Funny Strange...Really
Something that never fails to make me giggle when I remember it is the first time David and I saw Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
The whole movie was funny, and to this day that is the only one of the Austin Powers movies that I own. Or even like. And I find it just as amusing every time I watch it. More entertainingly, so does David, which helps me flashback to our movie theatre experience.
This was, of course, back in our college days when we actually saw movies frequently. Not once every three months or so like we do now.
So, there's a part in the movie where Seth Green, playing Scott, Dr. Evil's son, appears on the Jerry Springer show. You would think after as many times as I've seen it I would remember what the "show" was about, but I'm always distracted by David's reaction and I can't remember exactly. But it's something like "My Dad is Evil and Wants to Take Over the World", with a kid and his KKK dad and another kid and his seeming South American Dictator Dad, and, of course, Scott and Dr. Evil. It proceeds as a typical Jerry Springer show, ending up in a big on-air brawl.
I'm not sure what does it, if it's Dr. Evil trying to get at the other dads and the audience members, or all the bleeping, or something else entirely, but by the end of the scene the first time we saw this (and to this day to a slightly lesser degree), David was in hysterics. He was laughing so hard he was literally unable to talk and could only helplessly pump his arm in the air over and over as he shrieked with laughter. Shrieked, people. We got LOOKS. Possibly also due to the wild way he was flailing that arm. But of course I'm awfully fond of him, so I was laughing almost as hard as he was, both because it really is a funny scene, but more because of the state he was in.
It still brings a smile to my face, if not an audible giggle, just to think of it.
This memory brought to you courtesy of Sprite's Keeper.