The Power of Mabel

Day 5: Missed Moments

I will forever mourn the fact that we never got to have a boxing episode wherein Stan teaches Mabel how to box (I’d like to imagine the episode would be titled either “Raging Ma-Bull” or “Million Dollar Mabel”. Can’t quite decide…)

Not sure what the plot would be but here are some general ideas for a plot: 

  • It’s time for the Gravity Falls’ Semi-Annual Children’s boxing match (for charity purposes, of course)! Stan used to enter Soos into the boxing match to give the Shack some free publicity but 1) Soos no longer legally qualifies as a kid and 2) ever since Soos saw “The Karate Dude”, he’s lost a bit of interest in boxing (he hopes to get his brown belt next fall!)
  • Looking for a replacement, Stan decides to train Mabel in the basics of boxing. After all, he saw her in action against the zombies and knows she can handle herself in a fight.
  • All Mabel knows about boxing comes from the movie Stony IV staring the Norse Horse himself, Stony van Bobkinson (Mabel only originally watched it because that Russian boxer was quite the looker and it had a cute robot friend!) So her understanding of boxing is limited to “a 3-minute inspirational montage will make me the best in my sport and also stop communism!”
  • Stan comes up with a plan, though. If he lugs around a big boombox and follows Mabel, then she’ll stay motivated and be an expert in no time. So for the next week, no matter where they go or what they’re doing (training, eating at a diner, scrapbooking current events), Stan and Mabel hang out together with inspirational eighties songs in the background.

And I have no idea where the plot goes from there; I just really wanted to see Mabel and her Grunkle Stan bond over boxing and goofy dated sports movie from the 80’s!

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If you like inspirational sports movies, The Mighty Macs, starring Carla Gugino and Academy-Award Winner Ellen Burstyn, comes to theatres Friday, October 21.  Following Immaculata College’s basketball team in 1971, The Mighty Macs is a Cinderella tale about an aspiring women’s basketball coach and a group of young college girls with a dream.  Facing a low budget, Immaculata College is on the verge of closing when Cathy Rush accepts the job as basketball coach.  Starting with no gym, few supplies and a flat, dusty basketball, Rush is able to transform the team into champions.  Based on a true story.  Described as “female Hoosiers meets Sister Act," The Mighty Macs is a great inspirational film to see with your family.

Also not a bad choice if you just want to see David Boreanaz…

Silver Lining Playbook.

Good movie.  Filled with struggles with relationships, families, death, and love.  It’s got some dark humor and if you’re a sports fan, definitely entertaining.  Jennifer Lawrence was awesome in this movie, you see a different side of her playing this character.  She is obviously known for her “Hunger Games”  series and “Winter’s Bone,” but I enjoyed watching her in a modern setting.  

Brad Pitt is something else man. I mean seriously, I’m starting to wonder if he’s such a great actor that he doesn’t actually do any research. Pitts’ Billy Beane is a tan, scenery-chewing hardass who saunters through life with nary a worry and grabs shit and throws it across the room for no fucking reason (I assume he’s pissed off). I have a hard time believing the real Billy Beane is even a shade of Pitts’ portrayal, but Pitt is a master at making us love him, and goddamnit I do. His blase’ swag and biting wit coupled with a subdued Jonah Hill and an intelligent (but oddly paced) script give Moneyball a unique vibe and voice; it is something of a rarity in sports films, as it opts to show the mechanics of how a sports team “works” instead of dwelling on the players and action. This may sound like sports film sacrilege, but for this story its format works well and helps to differentiate Moneyball from the other thousands of baseball movies out there. Much more than a sports drama, Moneyball is an entertaining look at what it would be like if Brad Pitt were running the Oakland A’s, and really, could we ask for anything more?


SEE IT? Since Brad Pitt is in it, it’s a no-brainer. Sports fans and drama whores alike, rent this one.