Tuesday, January 15, 2008

six degrees of HEY, IT'S THAT GUY

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.
Dad: Really?
Me: She was Big Boobs McGee. Jon Stewart's fiance?
Dad: Oh, the Hooters girl!
Me: Yes.
Dad: Are you sure?
Me: Positive.
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.
Friend: Nope.
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.


Today on The Collective, Abigail tells us secrets about Hugh Hefner.


  1. the only website i visit more than imdb is wakopedia.

  2. Without the internet to help me look up people (random guest stars on Law and Order, especially-- because what star hasn't started on L&O?), I don't know what I'd do. Probably ask you to move out here. Which you should probably do anyway.

  3. kat! you don't really need any other ones. For information reasons, anyway.

    mg! you're right . . . I should really get on that.

  4. i love love love big daddy. i feel like it's under appreciated and it warms my heart to know that you talk about it with such knowledge even if you do that with every movie.


  5. I hate it on tape! Also, I had a fish named Scuba Steve in college but he only lived for like a week and then my other fish (Skippy) ate him. Or maybe it was the other way around. Hmm.

  6. I am about 7 years behind on movies, but I am the IMDB of current celebrity gossip. Maybe I should stop refreshing TMZ and start watching some movies.

  7. I love Leslie Mann. I also love STYX.

    "Is that the guy with the old balls?"

    Sonny: "frankenstein what do you want to eat"
    Frankenstein: "Thurwty pakits of kitchup"

  8. I wish I had a pair of sunglasses that would turn me invisible.