I’m rewatching Barba’s first episode and I’m dying because John Mulaney’s Judge Who Will Allow Anything makes an appearance.
Barba: I want to wrap my belt around my neck and goad the defendent into strangling me because I’m just a simple country lawyer who doesn’t understand this kinky stuff. I’m sure this vanilla, salt-of-the-earth jury would like a demonstration, too.
Defense: What the actual fuck?
Judge Who Will Allow Anything: I’ll allow it…but watch your step, McCoy.
Hey everyone, I’ve officially finished Arbuckle and Keaton’s series! (well, not completely if you count The Country Man in as well, but whatevs).
All 13(14) shorts. And if you at least looked briefly at my posts as they were appearing randomly on your dashboard and gave them a minimum amount of attention, we can say you went through this journey with me! We’re fucking awesome! (and u look beautiful today, honestly~)
In the recent entrance, I expressed my high hopes concerning The Garage after the big disappointment caused by rural Hayseed. And you know what? I’m very pleased with the outcome. I can’t say it was something special or mind-blowing, but it definitely gave me some extra thoughts for my summarizing post.
Fatty and Buster run a strange combination of a workshop, a firehouse and a car wash, equipped with a large, heavy spinning floor disc. Clients come and go, their cars stay there for a little longer, and nothing larger than small accidents is bothering our heroes. Everything collapses when Jim, the partner of the owner’s daughter, starts hanging around the place and well… lights up the atmosphere.
Surprise #1 - neither Roscoe, nor Buster are involved in a romance. What didn’t change, is that Fatty still gets the girl in the end.
Surprise #2 - Once again, Al St John wasn’t involved in the production and his standard role of a local fancy douchebag is taken over by Harry McCoy. I wonder if Al’s absence has ever been officially explained anywhere.
The best bits of the movie took place thanks to our major comedians’ strong duet. Either it’s the sequence with Fatty covering his friend’s (un)fortunately revealed underwear in order to avoid arresting, or being suddenly woken up in their bedroom thanks to a blanket-pulling construction built in case of fire, it’s comedy gold. From what I’ve heard, The Garage - with time -became another great source of inspiration for Buster’s individual work.
One look on my gif collection from yesterday will tell what I will remember the most from this two-reel. *cough* *cough*
Anyway, Buster perfectly combined his talents for both physical and situational comedy. If you want to laugh at something with a context, check out his famous cut-out kilt gag. If you crave for some of his acrobatic tricks, you won’t be disappointed. If you just want to see Keaton trying not to burst with laughter, definitely watch the sequence with Luke the Dog hunting for BK’s backside. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
I got to talk to the actual 7th Doctor! He was MY Doctor, the one I grew up watching. Well, watching repeats of on UKGold in the early 2000s. Still, I loved the 7th Doctor’s era, I loved Ace, and I can’t believe I got to talk to him!
In which Jim goes on Craigslist and finds Spock’s roommate ad.
“Man, this guy has got to be a creeper,” he muttered to the cat, pointing at one section of the ad for emphasis. “Only want a young female roommate? Has to be active, single, and in her 20s? How does he think he’s going to get anyone to agree to meet him with that shit?”