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 8: A Tribute to Genius Comedy Writing

Dear, Lord! It’s 6:52 AM here on the east coast. I am scrambling on the commuter rail (train) to hold my lap top steady and write this for you all. Disclaimer: forgive me for any typos, sentences that make no sense, or for an unusually short post. Not only did I wake up at 5AM, but this train isn’t very comfortable and there’s a 40 year-old man that’s been staring at me for 20 minutes. He hasn’t even blinked.

AHHH, he just blinked!

Anyway, let’s get to business before Mr. 40 thinks I’m giving eyes at him. 😉

Today is a good day! I’m going into Boston to start filming a webseries I wrote for DogToon Media! AND I get to share with you my #3 out of 10 on my countdown—I know you’ve all been waiting for…

THE CHAPPELLE SHOW

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture. (IMDB.com)

I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we miss Dave Chappelle. Why he disappeared from television, we’ll never know.  I just hope that he comes back.

So, for today, I’m BEYOND excited to share with you, what I call, “Plead the Fif”. It speaks for itself:

Fun fact: I added this into the countdown only a few days ago! I can’t believe I almost missed it. If you want to know what Chappelle took the place of on the countdown, tweet me!

Home stretch!!!!! Tomorrow brings #2! Hint: it’s my favorite movie of all time and I recite it in my sleep. See you soon!

Love,

Alessandra the Train Wreck