Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Love of Strange Brew

Saturday night, we settled down for another magical Netflix night. I'd been trolling the 'watch instantly' list for likely movies we'd enjoy, when I came upon Strange Brew. Do any of you remember Strange Brew? It came out in 1984, and is a forerunner of Nacho Libre. My husband was cleaning up after primering the walls in our new bedroom (yay!). I realized that my children had never before experienced the wonder that is Strange Brew. I started it so they could just have a taste of it until my husband came and we could watch something real. By the time he came, we were rolling with laughter. We ended up watching it together and having a ball. The only unintended consequence was at dinner the next day. The boys were quoting the movie and everyone was talking at once. One of my little boys was clamoring for a drink, and I let fly with "Blade, pass your brother the beer!" I didn't realize what I'd said until everyone stopped and stared at me. "Wait! I mean the water!" I cried out, but it was too late. There was no salvaging the situation. Alas.

8 comments:

Jodi said...

Never even heard of it! I can tell it is one my boys would love! And as far as the "beer" comment, with boys that one is hopeless!!!
Too funny!

shannon said...

I love the fact you remember that movie. Do you remember the theme song they did? I think it only had two notes.

Tiffany said...

I will have to watch it with my hubs. It looks like it's right along his humor.:)

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

I feel inspired! We so need to do a knock off....I think we have the talent. How about the McKensie's do Shakespeare?

Home of the Muddy Kids said...

Ugh! Poke my eyes out and drop my IQ! You guys have the WEIRDEST taste in movies!

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

It just hit my brain (I know a slow target)..Anyway, the moose in "Brother Bear" are the McKenzies. They are the main reason I like that show at all. Hah!

Jenny said...

Your brother showed me this movie for the first time on our honey moon! ha ha ha. I love the super dog with its random appearing cape.

MamaBird said...

i LOVED the mckenzie brothers. hoser was the most common moniker for the irritating at our house through the 80's. "Take off" was frequently the salutation heard on a daily basis. oh - the days - trying to explain them to the kids just doesn't work. i'll have to sit down with them to watch strange brew - there is no other way! :)