Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Use Of Alcohol
Boxer is hosting a Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is BEST USE OF ALCOHOL. I could have used my clip from last week of the Raiders of the Lost Ark bar scene (best use of whiskey) but thought that would be too lame (I was right wasn't I?) and I didn't want to go to the same well twice (get it, well, well drinks, alcohol - oooohhhh boy.).
I had a lot of other great scenes in mind too, unfortunately, I couldn't find videos. My first thought was a scene from one of Bill Murray's first movies - Where the Buffalo Roam (about the life of Hunter S. Thompson). This is a great movie if you've never seen it with numerous funny drug and alcohol scenes. Couldn't find anything.
Then I thought about Leaving Las Vegas which is all about alcohol. I wanted the Elizabeth Shue scene by the pool with the bottle of tequila (all the guys know what I'm talking about). Couldn't find anything.
Then, THEN I thought of Revenge of the Nerds. The original had the Greek Olympics with the belching contest and the Takahashi bike race. This was a franchise movie, surely there would be clips. I couldn't find anything that wasn't bastardized by someone.
I was about to quit when I thought of the movie that I have written about on numerous occasions and it's about alcohol - Bad Santa (the Billy Bob Thorton gem with the distinction of having the most F-words in a Christmas movie). Bingo, here it is (and probably 1/2 of the F-words in this movie are in this scene and I truly believe Thorton was really drunk):
A quick honorable mention goes to Dudley Moore in Arthur. I know I'll blogger jinx this but I laugh my ass off at this movie every time I see it (despite Liza Minnelli being in it) and Moore plays a really funny drunk back in the days when drunk driving was acceptable - ahh memories. This is my favorite line in the movie:
If you want to see more alcohol induced scenes of movie hilarity, than take a shot and head on over to Boxer's.