"When Josie and the Pussycats were in outer space..." (in Contests)
June 6 2006 10:56 PM EDT
...what was the name of the puffy guy who flew?"
[I'll need the name and the movie. The prize? One hundred crisp CB dollars! Hey, brother's got BA to buy, give 'im a break!]
Bleep was the little alien in "Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space" which was a TV series from 1972-74.
The quote, however, about a puffy guy ... in a movie? "Mitchell" Mystery Science Theater 3000 version -- Season 5.
Any movie with "wackacha-waka" in it is okay by me. ;)
June 7 2006 12:05 AM EDT
June 7 2006 12:34 AM EDT
The answer of who flew has to be _in_ the quote, right or wrong. "Bleep" is not correct.
Gosh Damn it's good to know Google doesn't solve everything. You all suck. The contest reward is now 100,000 CB dollars.
Joe Don Baker, Mitchell, is the puffy guy who flew in Mitchell Mystery Science Theater 3000 version?
June 7 2006 2:20 AM EDT
Joe Don Baker, Mitchell, and MST3K have absolutely nothing to do with my contest.
That's a decent hint, though miniscule since it seems all anyone can use these days is Google (at least I assume that is where the "Mitchell" references are coming from).
"Mitchell", incidentally, is one of the greatest MST3K's ever. The venerable line, "I bet Schlitz would listen to me right now." is in that one. It doesn't get any better than that.
I'm going to bed now. There will be a hint tomorrow morning if everyone is still too lame to come up with anything. Remember, the prize is 100K now.
June 7 2006 10:00 AM EDT
HINT: It is somewhat related to the character I used to own but sold long, long ago.
crikey sute...you've got us all running around like mad for a cb c note...
June 7 2006 10:55 AM EDT
Character, not user. "Chet" is sorta related to it all too, but won't be of much use.
I'm coming up blank, both on the internet, and more discouragingly, with my own (normally a massive storehouse of useless knowledge with excellent recall) memory, and it's driving me nuts, because it "rings a bell". Is it from a Kevin Smith movie?
June 7 2006 11:02 AM EDT
The only film I can think of with a connection to one of your old chars is Top Gun, with a character called Cougar. He flew! Although Anthony Edwards was also in that, was a stoner in Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Stoner Bud to be precise - so a bit 'puffy'....
But I don't think any of that has anything to do with Josie. Or Chet for that matter....
Grumble...I hate stuff like this.....
June 7 2006 11:37 AM EDT
It is not from a Kevin Smith movie.
Yes, my previous character name was "Cougars". If you know where that character went, the character picture offers a clue, but only if you know what you are looking at.
Come on, Johnny! You were the guy who got my cell phone contest -- you'll find a way! *smile*
I remember the image but not well enough to remember names...dag habit.
June 7 2006 11:51 AM EDT
Heh, yes...minion names could be helpful...
Kicking and Screaming, 1995.
Josh Hamilton's "Grover". See above.
June 7 2006 12:03 PM EDT
Paulo Costanzo .... Alexander Cabot the airline magnate from the movie "Josie and the Pussycats (2001)".
I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about...
June 7 2006 12:04 PM EDT
Bast has the correct movie (and was even smart enough to include the year). Now all she needs to do is answer the question posed by the quote!
June 7 2006 12:08 PM EDT
Yamin Harris ?
June 7 2006 12:10 PM EDT
The "smart" comment was just acknowledging the year so as not to confuse the movie with the Will Farrell vehicle about soccer (2005). Sorry if I sounded condescending...
Your answer for who flew is not correct.
I guess everyone will just have to watch the movie. *smile* That would be 100K well-spent if I can introduce folks to my favorite movie of all time!
June 7 2006 12:14 PM EDT
Sorry, G_Beee's answer was not correct...
June 7 2006 12:20 PM EDT
Skippy (Jason Wiles) with his tacit connection to your character Parker Posey ie minion Miami ?
June 7 2006 12:23 PM EDT
Well, yeah, that is a fact about the movie and a connection to my characters...
Doesn't really finish the quote, though, and doesn't even really help in that direction... *smile*
June 7 2006 12:40 PM EDT
June 7 2006 1:23 PM EDT
No, not the cookie man. *smile*
June 7 2006 2:16 PM EDT
As I said before, the answer to the actual question posed has been stated correctly... That's just not what the person in the movie said as the answer (but it is something close...)
June 7 2006 6:07 PM EDT
I'll have to watch this one then. So you identified with the Eric Stoltz character and had the hots for Parker Posey then?
But I've searched high and low for this quote and none of the sites have it...lots of other ones, including quotes I actually recognise but not this one...
I'll see if I can get hold of it before tomorrow!
Kicking & Screaming, Samuel Gould or pete in the movie
June 7 2006 6:47 PM EDT
Well, I want to see the movie but I can't find much in the way of quotes. A page on Myspace which has the question but not the answer - he's a fan of the film. Several other pages about the film but no quotes other than IMDB's listing.
But I definitely am going to track down the film. I'm a big fan of Wes Anderson - Royal Tennenbaums is one of my favourite films of all time - and the last Anderson movie The Life Aquatic was co-written with the guy that wrote this Kicking And Screaming
I guess if it's not there online anywhere you would only know if you'd seen it.
Looks like Daddy's going to be able to buy himself some new shoes instead...
June 7 2006 7:17 PM EDT
Noah Baumbach is the writer of which you speak. He also recently did "The Squid and the Whale", a film I haven't decided upon whether or not I like.
I cannot find the answer anywhere online either, which is why I asked the question. I found the MySpace profile that poses the questions, and I was glad he didn't keep typing. *smile*
AoD, yes, the movie is Kicking and Screaming. You are thinking of Elliott Gould, who plays Grover's father. Grover asks the question, and Max gives the answer during a drunken phone conversation.
Johnny, I identify with pretty much every part of the movie, and find it to be more and more genius (in humor and in depth) every time I watch it. You will likely have a hard time finding it, sadly. It is not out on DVD, and I think the VHS copy I bought was garnered off eBay. I thought with Noah writing some bigger projects that his first film would b more popular now. Alas, that is not the case.
All of my characters save the current one (THAT is a whole 'nother part of my life!) are related to Kicking and Screaming, and my original CB2 username, Chet, is also a character in K&S.
June 7 2006 9:04 PM EDT
I have reason to believe that people are confusing the accuracy of the answer to the quote with the _actual_ quote response (which is what I am requesting)...
The "puffy guy who flew" was, indeed, named "Bleep". That doesn't matter one bit. The important thing isn't to find out who flew (we already _know_ it was Bleep), the important thing is to tell me what Max says when Grover calls him and asks the question. It was a distinct response, incredibly simple, and actually not that far off from the factual answer.
This contest is exactly like every quote contest before. I just chose something far enough off Google's radar that the the only way you will answer this is to watch the movie or to know someone who knows the movie well. Worse, the movie is not easy to find.
That's why I'm giving a decent reward, but nothing too special. *smile*
so now it's a contest to see who lives closest to a netflix distribution center?
(since I think most folks wouldn't know where to find a cool video store)
June 7 2006 9:50 PM EDT
As opposed to who can type the fastest into Google and not take anything away from the actual search results except to cut and paste them to win valuable prizes and esteem?
Yes. Dead on. Novice types what I think. Exceedingly valuable.
June 8 2006 1:52 AM EDT
Yeah, most of the contests are more like fastest finger first jobs thanks to Google. I don't bother normally unless I know the answer.
But this one intrigued - I didn't have a clue what it was and now there is a film that sounds like one I would like. So I've been informed and educated by this one lol.
I can tell you this though: if the answer is online anywhere it is very very very hard to find. I put my Sherlock Holmes head on and have taken my searches in many directions. I've found screenplays for thousands of films that you can download, several very obscure pages with some quotes from the film and followed Google through pages and pages of rubbish!
But it does appear that there has been a dvd release of some description:
June 8 2006 1:54 AM EDT
Apparently the release date for that is 22nd August. Can you wait for it Sut?
June 8 2006 8:38 AM EDT
Oh my goodness! I have been checking Amazon periodically (though the periods got longer and longer as more and more time passed), so the DVD release totally escaped me! I can't wait! Finally get to see my favorite movie in widescreen... Some scenes are are horribly butchered when viewed in standard TV-screen format...
Thanks for the info, Johnny! Man, I am really getting my money's worth for this contest... *smile*
June 8 2006 8:52 AM EDT
Glad to be of service! Doesn't look like it's getting a UK release though.....just as well I've a multi region dvd player!
June 8 2006 8:59 AM EDT
Pirate! *wink* You able to find the VHS anywhere so you can get it watched and win the contest?
June 8 2006 9:05 AM EDT
I think Sut deserves a prize for thinking up an ungoogleable contest! ;)
Just for fun, perhaps I'll call it a doubleplusungoogleable contest...
Gasp, you mean those words aren't in the spellchecker? Who'd a thunk it? (Yet "thunk" is in there...???)
June 8 2006 9:06 AM EDT
No, I've phoned around today and had no luck. Unfortunately there are almost no video outlets anymore since DVD exploded. And more shadowy possibilities have born no fruit as of yet.....
I'm not even sure the film had a UK release of any kind. I've found no evidence of it so far. I was catching a lot of films at that time - Swingers and Grosse Point Blank were two of the films from that period that I still can watch, especially the latter. But this one passed me by completely!
June 8 2006 9:12 AM EDT
I only caught it because a buddy and I had a Wednesday night "movie night" for a while... This movie had Eric Stoltz and Parker Posey, so it was a shoo-in, even though those two characters have relatively small roles... Oh, also has one of the D'Abo sisters -- I've always had a thing for them. *smile*
June 8 2006 9:18 AM EDT
The D'Abo sisters....ah I see.... This is the one from the Wonder Years not the Bond movie?
June 8 2006 9:25 AM EDT
And checking Amazon Uk shows no info about Kicking And Screaming at all. Looks like I'm ordering it from the US site!
Interestingly when I logged onto Amazon.Com the recommended albums for today were the collected works of John Cougar Mellencamp. Spooky.
June 8 2006 9:37 AM EDT
I get my D'abos confused, so I'm not sure which one... I believe Jane from K&S is the same one that plays an arch-nemesis on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
June 8 2006 9:41 AM EDT
Yup. And the Wonder Years. She was Kevin's sister.
Kicking and Screaming, 1995.
June 20 2006 2:48 AM EDT
Oi!!!!! I still haven't got to see it!!!
June 20 2006 9:24 AM EDT
Grosse Pointe Blank!!! One of my favourite movies EVER! I thought I was alone! :-)
June 20 2006 9:39 AM EDT
'If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there.'
June 20 2006 9:43 AM EDT
Everyone should see Grosse Point Blank. A friend sold it to me as a cross between Leon and Seinfeld with a great Eighties soundtrack. And Minnie Driver. But that's a whole other story....
June 20 2006 10:34 AM EDT
Bast wins. Will be sending 100K to Dixie Cousins.
June 20 2006 12:42 PM EDT
You're welcome. You come up with that all on your own (or watch the vid)?
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