Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Drug/Drunk Scene from a Movie

That Movie Clip Wednesday Gypsy - Acid Queen, Boxer is riding the magic bus for this week's Movie Clip Wednesday. This MCW Meme has everyone picking a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme while trying to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is Best Drug/Drunk Scene from a Movie. Oh, there are so many movies with great drug and alcohol scenes. Cheech & Chong's car ride scene in Up in Smoke, any scene from Arthur, the Vincent Vega heroin scene from Pulp Fiction and the diet pill scene from Requiem for a Dream are just a few. I really wanted to show the Jerrytown scene from PCU. This is a lesser known college movie with Jeremy Piven but I couldn't find the clip. But I laugh hysterically every time I see this snappy repartee between Gutter (Jon Favreau) and Mersh (Jake Busey - son of Gary Busey):

Gutter: Listen, Mersh, uh, I gotta get beer for this party I'm gonna be a little late for my ride to Hartford.

Mersh: Oh, sorry, Gut man. No can do. [Chuckles] The grand master of funk...descends on the civvy at 8:00 man, and we will be there.

Gutter: Mersh, you hate punk.

Mersh: Funk, Gutter. Funk. George Clinton. [Laughing] Parliament Funkadelic. Dude! Aren't you a music major?

Gutter: Yeah.
[All Laughing]

Gutter: Well, what am I supposed to do?

Mersh: Have a bong hit.

Gutter: What good is that gonna do me?

Mersh: Just one little binger to brighten up your day. Come on, man. [Laughs]


It's a lot funnier in clip form. PCU is definitely worth watching if you've never seen it.

Anyway, I went with my 2nd best scene that I could find a clip for. That would be 1980's Where the Buffalo Roam with Bill Murray and Peter Boyle. Murray plays Hunter S Thompson and is really funny in the part. I saw this in 1982 and it was the first time I had ever heard of Thompson. And this is way better than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Although I will say that Johny Depp seems to turn up in a lot of drug and alcohol scenes. For some reason, I find Murray doing coke funny. I don't know - you decide.

You want to see some more mind-altered freak outs? Than toke, pass and head on over to see Boxer - you'll forget you did.


Milk River Madman said...

I read the first chapter of this book and thought it was awesome. Didn't care so much for the rest so I don't know how it ends.

Happy MCW.

moi said...

Where the Buffalo Roam was another movie I shouldn't have seen as a kid but was glad I did. Long time Thompson fan. He was great before he went (completely) crazy.

As for PCU, this pretty much sums it up for me:

Gutter: Well, what am I supposed to do?

Mersh: Have a bong hit.

Gutter: What good is that gonna do me?

Right? Pot is most definitely not por Moi. I eat everything in the house and then it takes me half a day to get off the sofa. No thanks. But it's one hell of a painkiller and I sure wish the gooberment would legalize it.

Jenny said...

PCU? I need to find this moive. Mr. Boxer and I pride ourselves on having watched just about every movie of this genre and clearly we're missing out! Bwahahah to Moi's dialogue. YES please legalize it so the pot clinic next to me will have to pay taxes.

Where the Buffalo Roam is a movie I totally missed, but after this clip I think it's going to be one I see very soon. Great clip and I agree about Murray being a good choice. As for Depp.... I'm so conflicted. When he starts dressing like a man again I may resume my crush.

Thanks for playing!

LaDivaCucina said...

Haha! Too funny! LOVE Bill Murray! In anything. Anytime.

Buzz Kill said...

I never read the book, but the movie is hysterical. Its about drugs, booze guns and politics - right up your alley.

I posted the scene with Gutter right after he takes the bong hit. That's what happens to me.

You and the Mr would really like both of these movies.

In my case, you know, I hate to advocate drugs or liquor, violence, insanity to anyone. But in my case it's worked. Bwahahaha

Murray was funny in the 80s but kind of lost that. He recently did Zombieland and he was funny again.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Buzz Kill,

It looks like Murray does a pretty accurate depiction of Thomson. Funny clip.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

darkfoam said...

i read the book, but how in the world i missed this movie i don't know.

hey, it seems we are both doing the scout thing.
just a couple of years ago our oldest got his eagle .. finally.
and now our youngest is working on those requirements.

and ... i really didn't think you sucked up in your haiku. i primarily thought it was funny cause it's exactly what i could have written ..