May 08, 2004

The Mrs. and I

How many other couples do this?

The Mrs. and I seem to have this amazing ability to bore our friends and family to tears by getting on movie-quoting jags. Someone will mention one of our favorites, usually Chasing Amy, Dazed and Confused, Office Space or what have you. Usually we start the whole conversation come to think of it. Anyway, it's off to the races..

"I said no thalt, no thalt."

"What's a Nubian?"

"It'd be a lot cooler if you did..."

The wife and I will then spend several minutes acting out entire scenes, not even noticing that whomever is present that isn't us is quickly going to bemusement to boredom to being really concerned about our sanity. And we will laugh hysterically like it's the first time we've ever heard this stuff, let alone said it.

Is this normal? Do other couple have moments like this? Or are we completely crazy?

Posted by Frinklin at May 8, 2004 03:39 PM

My siblings and I do that at every family nieces and nephews used to have quizzical expressions until we made them start watching the "classics" (Young Frankenstein, The Blues Brothers, etc.) and now one of my 8 year old nephews can out-Holy-Grail-quote me....

Posted by: Susie at May 8, 2004 10:30 PM

Not crazy! Not crazy!

We often do complete Dazed and Confused scenes ("Fixin' to get alot better, man...")as well as Office Space ("I have a meeting with the Bobs in five minutes." "Meeting? Nobody told me about a meeting.") and various others like Resevoir Dogs ("Why do I have to be Mr. Pink? Why can't I be Mr. Purple?") and Pulp Fiction ("Did you just order a five dollar milkshake?").

It's just fun and sometimes I simply cannot stop myself when the mood hits and the situation just screams out for a line!

Posted by: Retro Girl at May 9, 2004 02:05 AM

Perhaps a *little* crazy, but my friends and I do that all the time. Sixteen Candles comes immediately to mind.

Posted by: Emily at May 9, 2004 07:44 AM

Like Susie my brother and I do that all the time, especially Simpsons and Monty Python. Indubitably.

Posted by: Simon at May 11, 2004 12:25 AM
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