Have you ever noticed how there is nothing AT ALL to watch on television during the entire July 4th weekend? Case in point: Earlier this evening, I was flipping through channels in search of decent programming. The viewing selection on my small screen was SO bad, that I actually watched an infomercial . . . on a motor scooter for the elderly . . . for a full half hour. It was only 10 p.m.
Four glasses of wine in my belly, and I was actually about to purchase this . . . another two glasses, and I would have bought a spare one for my pet cat.
But you know what DOESN’T suck during July 4th weekend? MOVIES!
July 4th weekend is a time when film production companies tend to release their highest budget films, in hopes of scoring big at the box office, and, thereby, achieving that much coveted “blockbuster” status. It is also a time when television networks tend to air some of Hollywood’s most successful blockbusters, during prime time hours. Networks tend to do this because (1) why bother putting out new content, when everyone is too sunburned and beer-logged to watch it; and (2) the few people who ARE watching are so happy to find something decent on television to watch and so very drunk, they won’t care at all that it’s a movie they have already seen 25 times.
For this reason and because I have had too much to drink to be genuinely creative, I have decided to run a little informal contest / game here at TV Recappers Anonymous. The winner gets . . . well . . . to be honest, the winner gets nothing, because I don’t have anything to give him or her.
However, having a contest win of any kind under your belt WILL provide you with massive “street cred” on the blogosphere, not to mention something to brag about at all your upcoming July 4th parties!
OK . . . Here’s how the game works. Got a pen and paper handy?
I’m going to show you a YouTube video featuring 100 famous movie quotes. As you watch the video, jot down as many movies and quote-uttering actors as you recognize. Then, tally up your points. You get one point for each movie you correctly identify, and one point for each actor.
And remember NO CHEATING! If I hear later from your friends that you paused this video and started trolling around IMDB for the answers, I am going to find out your home address, and personally mail this to it . . .
Don’t think I won’t do it, either!
If you’d like, feel free to comment here on how many points out of the possible 200 you received. If not, don’t worry, I won’t be insulted . . .
. . . well, maybe I’ll be a little insulted. But I’ll get over it.
This would actually be a pretty cool game to play with your friends on July 4th, assuming the party you are attending is extremely lame. Additionally, I’m pretty sure there is a way to turn this into a drinking game. I just haven’t quite figured out how to do it yet. (Your suggestions in that regard, of course, are welcome too.)
So, without further adieu, here are 100 famous movie quotes in under four minutes . . . Good luck!
(At some point, I MIGHT add a comment to this post that includes the “answers” to this game. Until then, you are on the honor system. And remember, I’ll be WATCHING YOU!)
Happy July 4th, everyone!