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A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.
This movie was unexpectedly funny. Somehow, a film that was done over 60 years ago was making me laugh-go old movies! This film is a Marx brothers movie, featuring the comic Groucho, Chico and Harpo.
First off, Groucho is the funniest character as Dr. Hackenbush. He is called in to be a psychologist, when he is really only an 'animal psychologist'. He has the signature eyebrows, mustache (that I think is just markered on) and giant eyes.
And then there's Harpo, who does all his signature, goofy silent stunts.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Okay, Barney Fife is a nuisance. He takes his job over-seriously, and annoys people. He's loud. He whines. He constantly gets Andy in situations.Yet...what makes him the co-star of the Andy Griffith Show? He sort of...evens Andy out. He can totally 'Nip it in the bud' (hee hee). Even though he doesn't often show it, he cares about Andy, Opie, and Aunt Bee. And he is willing to risk his life for his friends.
- He is devoted to the law. Which is completely if not ridiculously obvious. After all, you have to have a good law man around when 'Jaywalking is Rampant!'.
- He's musical. That's right, folks.
- He gives advice. Barney Fife: Boy, giraffes are selfish
Barney Fife: Well, I guess to sum it up, you could say, there's three reasons why there's so little crime in Mayberry. There's Andy, and there's me, and
Barney Fife: baby makes three.
Barney Fife: What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a man take off a dress before?
- He says it straight
Barney Fife: No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!!!
- Thelma Lou is his girl, Andy is his friend, Aunt Bee is his adopted Aunt, and Opie is his young friend.
- He almost never has a dull moment. And, he thinks can teach you how to shoot a gun.
Can you think of any more reasons to like Barney Fife?
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Oleson
From Little House
"Nels!" So absolutely classic. Mr. and Mrs. Oleson are opposites of one another. Actually, Mr. Oleson is a nice person. Sometimes you can also see that Mrs. Oleson has her kind spots. Yet, together, their a traveling circus.
The Baldwin Sisters
From The Walton's
You didn't think I was going to leave the two eccentric ladies out, did you? Somehow, these two elderly ladies get away with having their very own 'Papa's recipe' machine. Maybe because they don't seem to know what their actually doing.
What are some of your favorite duos?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
I mean, old TV shows have the best friend duos. Their funny. Their cute. Their unique. And lovable.
Lucy and Ethel
from I Love Lucy
What other duo would dress as Geisha girls, aliens, crazy country girls, and be as mischievous as Lucy and Ethel? Their a totally odd team, but somehow they end up together. Okay, Lucy talks Ethel into it.
(the latest fashions *ha*)
Andy and Barney
from The Andy Griffith Show
Andy and Barney
from The Andy Griffith Show
Casual Andy Taylor and hyper Barney Fife are an interesting duo. They even each other out. If there wasn't Andy, all the people of Mayberry would be in jail, and if it wasn't for Barney....well, the craziness would be missing. There so funny...well, in Barney's words, "Why don't you get yourself a red nose and join the circus!"
"Your going to jail, mister!"
Gilligan and The Skipper
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Hello dears! Recently I have finished reading the famous Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Going into the book, I had already watched the movie, so I was aware of some of the tragedies that were going to happen. I must admit that I liked the book much more than might be expected. It was far from boring, and if you think that the book is focused around four angelic girls, your far from knowing the true story.
First there is Meg, her fault is vanity, and the desire to be rich, as her friend Sally Moffat. She is the oldest, so we do not see as much of her as some of the others, because before we can she is whisked into being married.
After Meg is Jo, and Jo is my very favorite character. she is boyish, clumsy, and uses slang. But she is a writer, and a reformer, with a stubborn yet loving heart. Her creativity and writers mind help her steal the starring role, somehow.
“You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.”
Then there is Beth, who, really is very angelic. She has a heart for the poor, and is compassionate to the fullest. She also has a sincere love for Jo, kittens, and her battered dolls. Beth is also the musical one, playing her little piano until a old neighbor gives her a fine one.
The youngest is Amy. It took me awhile to like Amy, partly because she burned Jo's books, and partly because I felt a spoiled air from her. But, in the end I like her a little more, if not for her lecture to Laurie, then for her kind heart at least. She is the artist, who paints anything and everything, makes clay molds, and draws.
“Because they are mean is no reason why I should be. I hate such things, and though I think I've a right to be hurt, I don't intend to show it"
Now, I cannot leave Laurie out of this, for without him the book would be dull. Theodore Laurence (A.K.A, Teddy, Laurie) is the March's young neighbor, who is befriended by them and taken in rather more as a brother. The girls are everything to him, from Meg acting as his Mother to Jo as his ruff-and-tumble friend. His Tutor, John Brooke, marries Meg later on.
I felt for a long while that I was disappointed Jo and Laurie did not marry. However, as Jo's words were, they both were so alike, they would fight all the time. I still cannot reconcile myself to Jo marrying Professor Bhaer, no matter how nice or kind he may be, he is still twenty years her elder.
The lessons from Mrs. March were priceless; the amount of Bible, morals, and righteousness this novel introduced was wonderful. I felt like each character was real, and the feelings were portrayed excellently. One of the March sisters faults are introduced, you watch them struggle, and then you see them overcome it. This is the type of story that infuses life and it's ways, but does not leave out the good parts, and ends with a a happy ending. I wait to read the following book.
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”