Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Movie Songs and Dorky Look-Alikes

Three glaring omissions from AFI's top 100 songs in U.S. cinema:

1. "Ghostbusters" from Ghostbusters

2. The song from Revenge of the Nerds - "Clap your hands everybody, and everybody clap your hands" - sung by limpwristed Lamar

3. "Lonnie can you make your quail tonight" from Flirting with Disaster - sung by Mel's brother Lonnie

The Ghostbusters thing made me think of Rick Moranis. If you were going to cast a dork in a movie, wouldn't you have to go with Moranis? But let's say you didn't have big money. Would, say, Charles Martin Smith, be a more affordable option? Sure. But let's say you've got nothing. Barebones production costs are what you're shooting for. How bout...Inconceivable guy? Wallace Shawn!

So that means, Wallace Shawn is the poor man's Charles Martin Smith is the poor man's Rick Moranis.

Just like, Kadeem Hardison is the poor man's Arsenio Hall.


At 2:02 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Moranis begot Smith begot Shawn...that would seem like the ultimate Rich Man/Poor Man. But it's not -- that title is so obviously held by Nolte > Busey > Goober from Boston Public. Sorry, had to say it before someone else did.

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Seyeko said...

Has Rick Moranis fallen into the Emmanuel Lewis blackhole? hole. I kill myself!


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