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ove some of the lnes in this movie too


HUNT - FELLAS ...IS A FROG'S ASS WATERTIGHT ??

ALL OF THE JAPANESE GUYS THINKING HARD ABOUT IT

JAPANESE - YES WE BELIEVE IT IS .


NOOOOO NEWSPAPA !!!


I LIKE YOU, YOU MAKE ME RAUGH !

WE ENCOURAGE GOOGIE TO READ




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I love the scene in the beginning where Keaton is in Japan and he goes into the room where they are berating Wantanabe's character.

Keaton: Those are nice ribbons
Man: THOSE ARE RIBBONS OF SHAME!!!
Keaton: I'd wear those on the inside if I were you

Also, not a line, but cracks me up every time. When they are "finished" with the cars, and the head dude is checking them out, even though some are not finished. When they come to Keaton, he is "cleaning" a non-existant windshield. I love the fact that he tries so hard to convince them, he even makes a squeeky noise when he pretends to take off a smudge...Laugh out loud funny!!!

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Wow, I don't know about that...but my favorite parts in the movie aren't necessarily lines, but the great work and interactions of Keaton and Watanabe.

But something no one mentions is after the "We encourage Googie to read" and John Turturro says he tried to leave after Hunt gave him permission but that he was stopped at the door, and he says:

"My kid is getting his tonsils out today, you know?? He's scared! I'm promises him that I'd be there [notices Googie next to him with a newspaper] Hey, Googie, you're reading. That's good. [grabs his shoulder encouragingly]"

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There was a line, something like ...

"You Americans! You come to work five minutes late, leave two minutes early, and stay home when you are sick!"

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I'd say my favorite part is when the team finds out they have been deceived, and they call Keaton to tell him they're coming "after him". The expression on his face when he drops the phone gets me every time.

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Then he's seen packing random junk into his car. lol Haven't seen this in awhile but wasn't there a fish tank(with a fish inside it) or something?

What choice do I have? It is as if you have grabbed me by the base of my snarglies!

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HAHA yeah he is in the house trying to catch the fish an talking junk to them, then outside it shows them in a ziplock bag

Channel Six News, they'll finger anything with a pulse!

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"I know you guys have a hard day of staring ahead of you."

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Keaton comebacks are often really simply, yet very funny. However wrote the comebacks and the jokes had an excellent timing and a lot of subtlety. I'm gonna guess it's the writing pair of Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz.
They wrote a few other movies similar in tone and often very funny.

Robots (2005) (screenplay)
Fathers' Day (1997) (screenplay)
Multiplicity (1996) (screenplay)
Forget Paris (1995) (written by)
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994) (characters) (written by)
Mr. Saturday Night (1992) (written by)
A League of Their Own (1992) (screenplay)
City Slickers (1991) (written by)
Parenthood (1989) (screenplay) (story)
Spies Like Us (1985) (screenplay)
Splash (1984) (screenplay)
Night Shift (1982) (written by)

And some not so funny...

Tooth Fairy (2010/I) (screenplay)
Fever Pitch (2005) (screenplay)
Edtv (1999) (screenplay)
Greedy (1994) (written by)
Vibes (1988) (screenplay) (story)

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Because ED TV was more or less a (forgettable) simple ripoff of The Truman Show.

I agree with everything else you said, though.

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Ed TV took longer to come out than (much larger in production scale) The Truman Show? That's weird. Still, since it came out just after Truman, the comparison was unavoidable.

There's room for other movies with the same theme, of course. It's just that Truman was made creatively, while Ed was way too simple and on the nose to be anything more than (entertaining) fluff. It had to be much much edgier to work (and sometimes serious is edgier). In fact, most on the nose satires (like American Dreamz from 2006, for instance) failed exactly there.

I'm not saying Ed is garbage, I'm saying it didn't do much for me.

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That's why I like the screenwriter's comedies that aren't satire on the media. If that's the film's subject, I expect edgy. That's why something like The Paper (1994) (another one of Ron's), as well made as it was, didn't work for me either. On the other hand, The Network (1976) was too over the top for my taste, but I'll take jumping the shark over lack of ambition any day, when it comes to satire.

Ed TV was realistic by today's standards, sure. So what? I'm just seeing the obvious. Where's the insight? Not to mention, that they don't actually go through with the climax. And as for comedy in Ed, it didn't do much for me either, because it felt like the writer was trying to emulate the current standards of comedy to an extent. It was 1999 after all.

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Your eggs?????
(anybody remember when that line was said???)

Keith Moon was the greatest 'Keith Moon Style' drummer ever!!

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etabacek:

Your eggs?????
(anybody remember when that line was said???)

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Yeah, when Junior collides with the old lady's cart in the supermarket. The lady goes, "My eggs!" and Junior holding his crotch goes.....





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Keaton: "...after that we piss for distance."
Watanabe: "For us, it's accuracy."

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I just loved it when Kazihiro's boss arrives in the middle of the night into his house from Japan and Kaz's son is dressed like G.I Joe and pretends to kill the old strict boss with his gun. Then Kazihiro turns to his boss and says "that is the neighbors child". Amazing line.

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