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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Something Completely Different

On Christmas Day, the family was gathered around in a crooked circle in the family room choosing White Elephant Christmas presents. I saw what looked like a book all wrapped up nice and neat and chose it. Guess what? It was a DVD. I announced the name of it and everyone started laughing and hooting. It was Revenge of the Nerds, Panty Raid Edition.
 
It was a hoot watching the Nerds win the games and take control of the clubs on campus. It started with a student not wanting to leave home and leave his mother. Definitely a Nerd. They get motoring down the highway with one of the boys' father driving (he's a Nerd, too.) at thirty-five miles per hour on the freeway with everyone honking their horns and yelling as they passed them.    

The two boys get to school and the fun starts with the athletic fraternity burning down their house by accident, and kicking the freshman out of their house to start life in the gym. The Nerds seek revenge and the athletes seek their revenge and the Nerds want revenge for that. The Nerds raid the sorority house and put cameras in strategic places so they can watch the girls flounce around in their undies (caution: there are some nudity clips involved, duh!). And the girls and the athletes seek revenge and it all comes to a head in the Greek carnival fiesta, and the Nerds win most of the games and take over the campus. A hoot and a holler!

I have to admit that I enjoyed watching the DVD and the old jokes playing out between the Nerds and the football team. A young John Goodman was the coach.

An Old West theme of the movie would be the Cattlemen versus the Sheepmen and their revengeful clashes to see who wins the West. Or the Good Guy versus the Bad Guy, or ...... etc.etc.

I can't recommend the movie for an Academy Ward or probably anything else, other than to kill an hour or two in an otherwise boring day.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds funny, I remember watching the original.

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  2. Doesn't appeal to me at all - but if it made you laugh then I'd say watching it was a reasonable use of your time.

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    1. Thanks, Patsy. It didn't appeal to me either, but it was free.

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  3. I think I saw this way back when. I never really got into slapstick type of humor.

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    1. Charles, you're missing a lot of laughs.

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