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 4: A Tribute to Genius Comedy Writing

UNCLE BUCK

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother’s rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister. (IMDB.com)

UNCLE BUCKKKKK!!!!!!! Oh, how we all miss John Candy.

My love of Uncle Buck is so well-known that I’ve received the DVD as a gift on three separate occasions. You know it’s a classic when someone who has never seen the movie still laughs at its clips. Confession: the TV version is better than the full.

I’ve selected the FAMOUS “mole” scene. Buck goes in for a parent-teacher conference (although he’s the uncle) and is faced with a bitter Principal who has a giant mole on her face. Distracting? Perhaps.

It’s going to be the longest clip I’ll ever post, but all 4 minutes are worth it. Enjoy…

Tomorrow unleashes #6 on the continuous 10-day countdown of genius comedy writing moments! Who will it be? Seinfeld? Wayne’s World? You’ll have to wait and see.

Love,

Aunt Buck

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