Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Belated Christmas Post

Here's one more belated Xmas post, if you can stand it. Like most American families, it's become our annual tradition to watch the A Christmas Story marathon every year on TBS. We end up watching it all the way through at least once, and will then watch bits and pieces of it throughout the day.

My dad particularly enjoys the movie, and especially likes Darren McGavin's performance as Ralphie's Old Man. His absolute favorite part of the movie is near the end of the movie when the Old Man yells, "Sons o'bitches! Bumpases!" out the door after the neighbor's hounds eat the family's turkey dinner. My dad will dutifully sit through the entire movie just to see that one scene, and will then roar and guffaw every time he sees it. It is a pretty funny scene, especially considering it occurs in a Christmas movie. Dad's reaction to it is just as funny, if not more.

He's done this every year since TBS has been airing the marathon. We all know the movie by heart now, so we can sense when that scene is coming up and all activity in the house stops like a Pavlovian response so Dad can watch and hear the Bumpass scene. If that scene played on a continuous loop 24 hours a day, Dad would probably watch it and laugh every time.

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So without further ado, here's the Old Man yelling at the Bumpass' on Christmas morning. Enjoy.

*This is my first attempt at posting a video, so my apologies if you can't see it.

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