The other day, I mooched dinner off of my parents and we watched Knocked Up:
Dad: That lady looks familiar.
Me: She's been in lots of stuff. She's married to the director. The kids playing her kids in this movie are her real kids.
Dad: What else has she been in?
Me: Big Daddy.
Me: She was Big Boobs McGee. Jon Stewart's fiance?
Dad: Oh, the Hooters girl!
Dad: Are you sure?
Dad: But her boobs look smaller.
Me: Well, maybe she lost weight.
Dad: Hmm, I don't know.
Me: Or they made her wear a push up bra in Big Daddy, geez.
Dad: I'm not sure that's the same woman.
Me: Dad. Are you doubting me on movie trivia?
Mom: Uh oh.
I was slightly offended. In college, I was sort of famous (on the 10th floor of Tower Hall . . . OK, mainly just in my room) for being able to rattle off a list of movies anyone was in, regardless of whether I knew their name or not or if they'd only been in one other movie and their entire part consisted of standing behind the main character for a scene.
FOR INSTANCE, a typical conversations would go like this:
Friend: He looks familiar.
Me: He was in Urban Legend.
Friend: Never seen it. What else?
Me: He was also in an episode of The X-Files.
Me: Um . . . One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?
Friend: Yes! Thank you.
What can I say? It was a gift. One I squandered away by ruthlessly killing half my brain cells with alcohol, but what are you gonna do? At least I can say that, at one point in my life, I was a walking and talking IMDB.
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