Saturday, January 20, 2007

I don't know if I am choosing my heroes wisely

One of Eva's pet peeves is the existence of the sub-genre of film known as the animal sports hero flick. It's become standing joke with us.

Today at the video store she claimed extreme disappointment that some kid got the last copy of Soccer Dog before she could get her hands on it. And then as we were standing in line, we started chortling at a kid who was trying to convince his mom to buy him a Sponge Bob Squarepants cookie. Eva then demonstrated a much more effective technique, approaching Cartmanesque, but focusing more on the educational value of purchasing said cookie. She could be my latex salesman any day.

The topic of Soccer Dog arose again in the car, and Eva rightfully complained that the standards of the animal sports hero flick were being severely compromised with titles like that. "They're not even trying anymore!" she lamented.
So I broke into a chorus of:
Soccer dog, soccer dog
he's a dog and he plays soccer
even though he's just a dog
And that's when Eva observed that I had just had a very Michael Scott moment.
And I was inordinately and inexplicably proud.


Deb said...

I must admit, I'm finally outgrowing my animal flicks stage. I've seen enough monkeys playing hockey and elephants doing everything but the dishes. But one that I'll always enjoy is See Spot Run.

mellowlee said...

Heeheee, I love that "Soccer Dog Soccer Dog" , you should be proud *G* I would read the Seinfeld script thinger, but my eyeballs feel like they are about to explode. This cold is so nasty!

justacoolcat said...

I am looking forward to the release of NBA kitty. I hear that kitty swats balls.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And at least the titles used to be somewhat clever,Deb, Most Valuable Primate etc, but there's no pride left now!
I don't know See Spot Run - any relation to the Dick and Jane series?

It was one of my finest musical moments, Mel. Awww, your poor head! Time for some of that blossom tea, I think.

And trash talks, JustA. Kitty trash talks a good game too.

mellowlee said...

Oh I really think that blossom tea would help :) I just had a 2 litre bottle of diet Pepsi, and posted the Germany Tracks, then popped some sudafed, and advil. Yes, feeling just fine and dandy haha!

Anonymous said...

They're not even trying anymore! That's great.

I think one of my fave Seinfeld shows was the one in the parking garage. Classic. I'll have to go back and see if it's listed.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Woohoo, Pepsi, Sudafed and Advil - it's a party in your head, Mel!
Seriously, glad that's helping and don't forget a serious night's sleep.

The parking garage one was pretty great, Toccata. I've been watching the odd Seinfeld rerun and you know what, they're still funny as hell.

Anonymous said...

It's only recently that my wife and I discovered the Office. It's the first sitcom since Corner Gas to actually have us tuning in. Funny stuff.

And I surely hope Eva's aversion to Animal Sports Hero flicks excludes Air Bud 2- Golden Receiver, perhaps the greatest motion picture of all time.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha I think it was Air Bud 2 that started the whole thing, John.
We're the same way with the Office - first sitcom since Corner Gas to have us excited. Well except for My Name is Earl, which is also pretty great.

Allison said...

Oh man, that is a great story. Snorted into my cereal couple of times as for some reason, can completely picture that. You two sound like my friends and I in the video store.

I also just watched the entire third season of the Office, so I'm in that kind of mood. How many people do you think switched their cellphone ring tones do Andy's after Thursdays episode?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Video stores are the best place to act like goofballs, aren't they, Allison? There's just so much material to work with there!

Oh my god - Andy's ringtone! hahaha I feel like recording my own version of Rockin Robin in 4-part harmony now!

And I just found the best thing ever - a list of all of Jim/Pam's pranks. You may have seen it, but I only started watching at the end of last season and was amazed at how many things have been encased in jello.

Anonymous said...

When I was little, I used to draw a character called "Fashion Dog." I should have gotten rich off of that bitch.

Will said...

Wise beyond her years, isn't she? Soccer Dog sounds like a brilliant choice for the bad movie club. I must get on that. Also, I think I'll pair it with Ed - haven't seen it, but I remember it came out way back when Friends started. It stars Matt LeBlanc as a minor league baseball player ... and then a monkey joins the team. It has a pretty memorable poster of the monkey jumping up to give Matt a hi-5.

Will said...

Oh, and while pet movies are annoying ... pretty much any short video that shows cats doing stuff - especially Fatboy Slim's "The Joker" - is fine by me.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Fashion Dog, fashion dog, man that bitch could wear a dress!
Sorry Beckeye, I just had to break into song there. Fashion Dog sounds too good to be true.

I remember that poster, Will, sadly. I can't remember the Kreb's cycle or how to do derivatives, but I remember that stupid poster. Excellent choices for bad movie night!
But cats doing stuff are always good.

mellowlee said...

I have to keep hitting the reload button on everyone's blog today argh! I keep getting that server error.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I know Mel, Blogger has been ultra-stupid tonight.