Friday, January 2, 2009


The other night I was watching Mel Brooks interpretation of Mary Shelly's 'Frankenstein' it's know with Marty Feldman as it's Eyegor...what a timeless piece of buffoonery...
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor, would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?
Igor: And you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
[shakes and grabs him]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE TELLING ME?

One line that always cracked me up quoted by the late great Madeline Kahn..."no tongues"...don't know why, but that has always hit a tone with me. But I'm always drawn into the movie whenever I see it on the movie channel, just for the timeless lines and the wonderful slapstick, tongue in cheek comedy of Mel Brooks.

But the reason I mention this is, I finally got a phone call from my Grandson last night at 5:00, he had just gotten up. Ohhhh the relief...then I got to hear the stories of what a blast he had and how great his friends were to watch after him and not let him drive he tries to put the night back together again, bits and pieces at a time, they all come into focus.

But I thought this shot of 'the Monster' perfectly fit the image of what I believe he looked and felt like at the time of the phone call...I'm taking him to lunch get all the gory details...ha...I wouldn't relive those days again for anything...

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Love is the only thing that can save this poor creature, and I am going to convince him that he is loved even at the cost of my own life. No matter what you hear in there, no matter how cruelly I beg you, no matter how terribly I may scream, do not open this door or you will undo everything I have worked for. Do you understand? Do not open this door.
Inga: Yes, Doctor.
Igor: Nice working with ya.
[Dr. Frederick Frankenstein goes into the room with The Monster. The Monster wakes up]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Let me out. Let me out of here. Get me the hell out of here. What's the matter with you people? I was joking! Don't you know a joke when you hear one? HA-HA-HA-HA. Jesus Christ, get me out of here! Open this goddamn door or I'll kick your rotten heads in! Mommy!


High Desert Diva said...

Yay for a survived 21st birthday night!

I haven't seen that Mel Brooks movie in years!

vikki said...

soo glad you recieved a phone call from the celebrating 21 year old. remember the high school days with the old acri creature feature movies... homemade pizza & a bottle of boone's farm strawberry hill wine... the boyfriend at the time drank most of the wine ~ at the time i was a cheap date, movie at my house, me making pizza & the wine was only 99 cents a bottle. the movies were good for laughs... funnie how we can recall some things but can not remember what we did or ate yesterday... =) old age? have a wonderful day g'ma with the grand. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

summersundays-jw said...

So glad he's alive & his 21st is behind him. Whew!!!! I always loved Madelyn but didn't know of her demise. Did she die? It's been years since I watched that movie. Another one that is timeless is "Planes, Trains & Automobiles". It always gives me a laugh. Have a nice lunch with that boy! Jan

trash talk said...

Whew!!! What a relief. Do these kids ever realize what gives us the grey or white hair? Paybacks are hell. Enjoy your lunch now that you can swallow again. He is a good man to call and let you know he survived!!! Debbie

willow said...

I haven't seen this movie in ages. It is hilarious. Mary Feldman makes me laugh just to look at him. Speaking of Frankenstein, I adore the Kenneth Branaugh version.

Lisa B. said... funny. I'm so glad to hear your grandson is "alive". How wonderful you have the type of relationship that exposes all the gory details...that's great!

MuseSwings said...

Okay, okay, I'll admit it's pretty funny. The written dialoge is a hoot. The line that always cracks me up is "Smell the glass." I obviously have some deep - or maybe not so deep seated problem.
Glad your nephew survived - it appears a lot of us did, didn't we!

cconz said...

yippeee! fun was had by all and no jail time. Iowa city is notorious for picking up drunks! Does he live there or going to school there?

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

One of my all time favorite movies! I love the "knockers" line! Hooray that your grandson made it home okay last night...and hooray that he has a grandma he can talk to! Enjoy the gory details!

Jeanne said...

(Sung) "Sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you!"

Glad the boy made it home safe and sound with no great casualty than a few brain cells.

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Glad his friends took care of him...
I love this movie esp when the horses whiney each time Frau Frabisinou's name is mentioned.And the song Jeanne mentioned! I think I need to order it up!
love you madly!
ox lulu

Utah Grammie said...

"Puttin' on the Ritz.." I love that movie! Yes, I do believe we are twins separated at birth!

Greyscale Territory said...

Told you Jerid's friends would watch over him! I had a feeling! So glad he is OK!

I must admit I have notseen this movie! But then, I have not seen many movies made in recent years! It spounds like heaps of fun!

Rosebud Collection said...

So happy it all turned out well..Enjoy your lunch..Oh, I am late writing probably did enjoy it..