Where's Poppa? : wow

wow

hey, sure aren't many topics here, are ther.
or comments on existing topics, for that matter
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep...

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I saw Where's Poppa at an arthouse when I was a teenager. Being a sheltered young soul with a thirst for worldliness I didn't understand at the time, I thught most of the movie was a little boring. I saw Harold and Maude at the same arthouse (not on the same bill, they liked to play Harold and Maude with King of Hearts), and anyway, I liked H&M better, King of Hearts, too. Still, the things I remember most about Where's Poppa was Ron Liebman in a gorilla suit, then butt-naked on a NY street corner. Also Trish Van Devere describing her wedding night.... "He made a caca in the bed" (as a product of his passion). I remember that was hilarious to me then, even more hilarious was her husband's answer to her revulsion: "Doesn't everybody?" At my tender age, that was worth the price of admission. Someday I'm going to see it again and see if I don't find it all funnier now.

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Also Trish Van Devere describing her wedding night.... "He made a caca in the bed" (as a product of his passion). I remember that was hilarious to me then, even more hilarious was her husband's answer to her revulsion: "Doesn't everybody?"
Oh my, I had totally forgotten about that scene. This movie was a little before my time, but I saw it years later. I've always liked it and wondered why so few people have seen it. In any event, that line: "Doesn't everybody?" has always cracked me up!!!! In fact, that entire scene cracks me up! I also love the scene where he brings Louise over to meet Mrs. Hocheiser. Funny stuff, and George Segal is brilliant with his deadpan delivery. Anywho, it's a rather dark comedy, but quite enjoyable to watch. Enjoyed your comments, and thanks for reminding me of that hilarious scene! I needed that! Too funny! :) fp

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Re: Dosen't everybody?

The line in the orginal novel (which the movie follows pretty closely) is
"I always sh*t when I c*m. Doesn't everybody?"

Re: Dosen't everybody?

From the first time I saw this movie, to this day, no line ever cracked me up as much as the "He made a caca on the bed" line. She tells this story slowly and deliberately, only to finish it with one of the most off-the-wall, didn't-expect-that, so-far-from-what-you-think-she-was-going-to-say finish that I don't think it can ever be topped for shear surprise. I'm amazed that 40 years later this movie can still shock and offend - and still remain so damn funny. Of course not everyone "gets it". It's a love it or hate it movie. But the ones who do love this movie, we can watch it over and over even 40 years later.....

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