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|07.27.07||DVD|| For my birthday I wanted to revisit an old favorite that would make me laugh. After narrowing it down to 8, I decided on this mostly because it's been a long time since I've watched it and after catching half of Planes, Trains and Automobiles on TV the other day I was in the mood for a John Candy movie.|
I feel kind of stupid listing off the great things about this movie... kind of like trying to tell someone about Raiders of the Lost Ark or Star Wars. I'd start then stop and think "do i REALLY need to be doing this?" Instead, I'll mention what I think is the funniest scene in the movie. It made me crack up tonight while watching it and also think about it several times across the night into the next morning. It's not Rick Moranis after they've emergency stopped out of Ludicrous speed (although that's damn funny) or the way he says "fooooled yooooou" (even though I still say that all the time) or any of the other classic classic scenes like jamming the radar or beaming the president up or his luggage combination or the line "what's the matter, Colonel Sanders... CHICKEN!?!??" Nope. My favorite scene comes after they find out where the princess is by playing Spaceballs The VHS and fast forwarding past now (which just happened then) to see them in the desert and the president hears about it and says "comb the desert!" Cut to pairs of spaceballs running gigantic combs through the sand, Sanders asking Dark Helmet (wearing his desert hat outfitted with eye-holes) "are we being too literal?" followed by them asking if each group of comb-holders has found anything. The first two guys say "no, sir!" the second pair holding another comb says "ho, sir!" The camera pans over revealing two black guys holding a giant afro pick; they answer "Man, we haven't found shit!" End of scene.