Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Can I borrow your towel. My car just hit a water buffalo.

Last night I had a proud parenting moment.

I was trying to get Maxfield to settle down for the night and I was letting him lay in my bed with me as we watched some TV. I started flipping through the channels in an effort to find something that Max could watch and that he would like. I came across the movie Fletch.

I put the clicker down and started to watch.

"Whats' that Daddy?" Max asked pointing to the TV.

"Only the second greatest movie ever." I said.

I laid down on my stomach and pulled a pillow under my chest. Max did the same. He was hooked. We watched in silence.

Fletch is one of those movies that, even though I own it on DVD, if I come across it on TV I have to watch it.

Do you have any movies like that?

44 comments:

Julie said...

Dirty Dancing, Tommy Boy and Wayne's World - I find myself drawn to those if they are on tv.

Kami said...

What's the first greatest movie?

Andrea said...

What Kami said, I want to know too.

And I own an embarrassing amount of movies that I also watch whenever I stumble across them on TV. Pick one.

Laura said...

Almost any of the Lethal Weapon movies. I can't resist Danny Glover and Mel Gibson together. Also Indiana Jones and the Die Hard series.

SciFi Dad said...

There's a few like that (i.e. own, but will watch on TV if found) for me:

- Remember the Titans
- Rudy
- Legally Blonde (sadly, the number of times I have seen this movie exceeds the maximum allowable amount for a male, and as such I cannot disclose that information)

Effie said...

Romancing the Stone, and quite a few others...I'm a sucker for a chick flick...or a mystery...

Rick said...

Ace Ventura (both of them), I have them on DVD, watched them a million times and we still watch if its on TV.

Shelley said...

Top Gun, Footloose and Dirty Dancing. Oh, and the #1 chick flick of all time, Steel Magnolias.

Lisa Bakewell said...

The Breakfast Club, Animal House, Saturday Night Fever and any Die Hard movie. Am I dating myself?

Patience said...

My husband likes the Fletch movies, but me no way. I have to leave the room when the remote stops on one of them because there's no way he's going to change channels then!

So, what's the #1 movie, Fletch Lives??

Michelle said...

Rocky I-IV (V sucks), Top Gun, Back to the Future (all of them), Harry Potter (All of them), & Godfather I & II (III isn't a must see but I would watch it too).

Teri aka "Peach Pit" said...

Office Space

Chris said...

Fletch is brilliant. As is my go-to - the Three Amigos.

Mr Big Dubya said...

Fletch and Fletch Lives
Die Hard(s) - All of them
Fifth Element
Bourne Identity and Supremacy
Breakfast Club
Princess Bride
Better Off Dead
Ferris Bueller
Back to the Future
Gladiator (even though it's edited)

Yeah, I don't leave the couch much.

Reserved Stipulation said...

Definitely Forrest Gump. :)

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I love Fletch, because it was filmed in my neighborhood. I also read all the Fletch books.

Any John Hughes movies I come across, I end up watching. Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, Mr Mom are all favorites from when I was younger...classic girl/cult movies of my time.

Oh, The Joys said...

Fletch. I forgot all about that. Now I want to watch it. I remember loving it.

I always watch The Princess Bride.

Sharpie said...

Only EVERY Jim Carey movie! Especially Ace Ventura - Pet Detective(s)....

"Pardon me sir - but your balls are showing...."

slinger said...

Fletch is one of the greats! I also do the same with Waynes World

Anonymous said...

GOODFELLAS all the way. Oh, yeah and As Good As It Gets.

Li'l Foot's Mommy said...

The Shawshank Redemption and The Abyss

platypus said...

Like Mr Big Dubya it's The Fifth Element, which is brilliant, in my opinion. Also Pride & Prejudice - the Colin Firth one, not the Keira Knightley one. Oh and The Importance of Being Earnest. That might be Colin Firth's influence though... ;)

Chaos Control said...

Shawshank Redemption
Pretty Woman
Office Space
French Kiss

Susie said...

Raising Arizona, of course.
Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?
16 Candles
Adventures in Babysitting (love that one; haven't seen it in a while)
Shawshank Redemption
Dirty Dancing
Ferris Bueller
VERY old horror movies like, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte"

Deneen said...

The Fifth Element
Pretty In Pink
Angel and the Badman
ANY version of Jane Austen-Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility will stop me in my tracks.

dadontrainingwheels said...

The Natural, The Searchers and Bull Durham, which is why our first trip to watch the Durham Bulls play on Sunday was really cool. I kept looking for a Susan Sarandanesque character. No luck. Got to see the bull's eyes light up, though.

Chris H said...

I am a sad chick...I love most chick flicks... and Chost, A fish Called Wanda, Anything with Tom Hanks...

kalki said...

Bridget Jones. And Full House, although that's not a movie. (But ooh! Totally should be!)

Teri aka "Peach Pit" said...

The Green Mile
Shawshank Redemption

ToadyJoe said...

Ferris Beuller's Day Off... regardless of how many MILLION times I've seen it, I can't resist watching it every time it's on. I love that movie!!!

kimmyk said...

Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink
Pretty Woman
Caddyshack

I rarely watch a movie twice. Those I can do more often. Everytime I see Fletch it reminds me of my dad. He loves Chevy. He'll just sit and laugh for hours. Half the time, that's better than the movie.

Teri aka "Peach Pit" said...

Moonstruck

Anonymous said...

My Bodyguard
Uncommon Valor
Shawshank Redemption
Braveheart
The Five Heart Beats
Quiet Time
Skip and Barbs 40th

Stacie said...

Goonies and Tombstone are mine..HAVE to watch them when they come on.. HAVE TO!
Stacie

Scottsdale Girl said...

Breakfast Club
Armaggedon
5th Element
Pretty in Pink

God I could go on forever

Jody said...

Definately. Sixteen Candles, Under the Tuscan Sun, Pretty In Pink. Girly movies.

Thanks for saying hi. Did you make it down the blog to the post about the allan wrench?

Anonymous said...

I am a Shepherd

Anonymous said...

Braveheart
anything with John Wayne

Above Average Joe said...

Glory or The Shawshank Redemption.

bbsgirl said...

remember the titans...not only do I own it, but when I find it on tv..i certainly watch it.

carrie said...

Sleepless in Seattle - or Sixteen Candles.

Somehow, when it's unexpected, it's like a little gift and I can't help but open it.

Carrie

Aurelia said...

Star Wars (the old ones), Wayne's World, Serenity, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects, Aeon Flux, Lord of the Rings and X-Men. I go to Thailand every year and get my DVD's from there, that's why i have so many. hee! and other non-movies are Scrubs, Gilmore Girls and Project Runway. i think you can tell that i'm a dvd freak.

Aurelia, Western Australia

Jay said...

Terms of Endearment - makes me cry everytime. I mean a real good man cry.

Dino said...

I gotta go with:
-The Three Amigos
-Coming to America
-Ferris Bueller