Sunday, November 14, 2010

"He just went sailing right out there!"

I wanted to post a little something about a truly classic movie: "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World." I was introduced to this movie by my wife when we were dating. She couldn't believe that I hadn't seen it and she insisted that we watch it. Well, almost three hours later, I was pretty disappointed. I really didn't think it was that great of a movie. Well, I've watched it multiple times since then and it gets funnier every time. A few years ago, Jenny and I found a DVD copy of the movie for $7. We snatched it right up.

This movie has the who's who of comedy from the 50s and 60s. Ever since I became familiar with this movie, I've started to notice references to it in other shows and movies. There is an entire scene from The Simpsons that is a parody of the last part of this movie. A few years ago they did a remake of it called "Rat Race." If you haven't seen this movie, drop me a line and I'll let you borrow it. However, I might require you make a deposit!

"Just hit the button marked 'booz'!"


Jenny said...

"Except you lady, may you just DROP DEAD!"

"Now listen, we all agree on that!"

"I'm comin' Mama! I'm comin' Mama!"

"This is a girl's bike. A bike for a LITTLE GIRL."

Amylee said...

So what you're saying is it's kind of like Shakespeare- once you know it, you see it EVERYWHERE.

I'll have to check it out. I'm kind of embarassed that I managed a video store and I never saw the movie.

James M said...

Haley and I tried watching that move and made it to about the 30 minute mark. Too much yelling. We ran into again on PBS. I watched it to the end. I can only say it was like eating pure 90% cocoa chocolate knowing people say they like it. I think I had the volume on the lowest setting and I still need hearing aids.