Friday, June 14, 2013

DVD Covers In Which One Or More Of The Characters Appears To Be Pregnant, But Isn't

I'm starting a new feature here on Bob Canada's BlogWorld-- It's called DVD Covers In Which One Or More Of The Characters Appears To Be Pregnant, But Isn't. I think it's really gonna take off!

Up first is the 2012 made-for-cable movie Strawberry Summer. I'm pretty sure that's not Shelly Long there on the right, so I have to assume it's Julie Mond, a name I don't recognize. If you give this cover a sideways glance it looks like she's at least eleven months pregnant, until you realize it's just an awkwardly placed guitar. 

What's that? Hold on... I'm being told that the normal human gestation period is only nine months. OK fine, she looks like she's at least nine months pregnant. You're sure it's only nine? There's never been some world record where they went for eleven? No? That would be something though, wouldn't it?

Hold on a second-- I'm on the Google right now and it seems that in 1945 there was a case in which a human woman gave birth after 375 days. That's over twelve months! So suck on that, Mr. Editor!

Next up is the 2004 horror movie Taxi, starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. Sadly, I recognize both those names. What's that? Now I'm being told that this isn't a horror movie. With a cast like that you could've fooled me!

Here both characters appear to be at least nine months pregnant (especially Mr. Fallon), but it turns out it's just the unfortunate placement of the car behind them.

I seriously thought Fallon was pregnant in the film for the first thirty or forty times I saw this cover. Let me tell you, that idea severely distorted my idea of what the movie was about. One day I finally realized what I was actually seeing on the cover and it all made more sense. It still wasn't enough to get me to watch it though.

Next is... well, that's about it for now. I kind of thought there'd be more DVD Covers In Which One Or More Of The Characters Appears To Be Pregnant, But Isn't. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea for a new feature after all. Let's forget the whole thing. Sorry I wasted everyone's time. Please go back to diddling with your phones.

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