Day 10: A Tribute to Genius Comedy Writing

WAYNE’S WORLD

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. (IMDB.com)

TA-DAAHHH!!!! Number one has arrived! It was truly a hard choice to make, but Wayne’s World is a classic in my book. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are a delight in this SNL-inspired flick filled with grunge, dorkiness, good music and men who are imbeciles; my favorite.

Why Wayne’s World? Well, besides all obvious reasons, Wayne’s World and I have a history. One summer, when I was about 8 years old, my sister, my brother and I watched Wayne’s World EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I kid you not. But one day in early August, we switched out W.W. for The Flintstone’s starring John Goodman. Big mistake…

The house got broken into…


While we were still home.

Thanks to my sister’s loud mouth and startling scream, the guy booked it and peeled out of the driveway. I stood there in my giant Mickey Mouse t-shirt watching the cops examine the premises. The tire marks clearly displayed that the felon headed west, but I overheard an officer predict east. Massachusetts’ finest, ladies and gentlemen.

Today’s lessons: 1. NEVER WATCH THE FLINTSTONE’S 2. WAYNE’S WORLD SAVES LIVES!

Needless to say, we watched W.W. for the remainder of the summer. With that, I give you the scene in which I call, “Product Placement”. It’s writing is superb.

Booooo!!!! My countdown has officially come to an end. Let us look back on it with nostalgia >insert dreamy sigh and uplifting music<:

10. Everybody Loves Raymond
9. What About Bob
8. The Office
7. Uncle Buck
6. Seinfeld
5. Friends
4. Anchorman
3. The Chappelle Show
2. Dumb and Dumber
1. Wayne’s World

What shall my next blog be!?!?! You’ll have to wait and see. —Ew, I just rhymed.

I hope my countdown has opened your eyes, not only to great movies, but to the art of comedic writing. And thank you, readers, for helping Alessandra Speaks break the 5,000 view mark. I leave you with….Bohemian Rhapsody…

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Day 7: A Tribute to Genius Comedy Writing

ANCHORMAN

Ron Burgundy is San Diego’s top rated newsman in the male dominated broadcasting of the 1970’s, but that’s all about to change when a new female employee with ambition to burn arrives in his office. (IMDB.com)

Will Ferrell for me is a hit or miss, but Anchorman is a found treasure. The main reason I’m in love with this movie is probably because I am the female version of main character, Ron Burgundy. You will hear me saying, “Everybody, come see how good I look,” on a daily basis. The real gem that makes this film a delight would have to be Brick (Steve Carell) who is, by far, not the sharpest tool in the shed. Witness Brick deliver the best comeback of all time…

Oh! And witness Brick’s best pick-up line of all time…

There’s only 3 days left of ┬ámy WONDERFUL countdown! I’m nostalgic. I’ve been enjoying this wayyyy too much! I hope y’all realize that I feel like I’m sharing my comedy-filled heart with you. I hope you appreciate it.

So, with only 3 days remaining, make sure you’re checking in, or else you’ll miss out on my 3 FAVORITE COMEDY WRITING CLIPS OF ALL TIME!!!!

Love,

Anchorwoman Alessandra