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1. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Well, just watching the box, and here it was.
The sweet transvestite from transexual transevania was on.
Now thid Brad and Janet adventure has so many memories and laughs surrounding it.
Does this or something like the blues brother do it for you??

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Guinness

blues brother

Are we talking Jake, Elwood or both??? You need to be more specific! ;)

Will get back to ya later!

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

I love both! But I have varied tastes ;)
I was Magenta every year in highschool :)

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Okay - since you keep stealing Magenta - I'll be Columbia...

Ah, the Saturday afternoons collecting all the items (rice, newspapers, squirtguns, flashlights/lighters, toast, party hat, bell... I think I missed one or two...) that you would need to take along to the theater at midnight... Surprisingly - the back row was always open - mwahahahahahahahaaaa!!!!!!!

(Susan Sarandin was on Sunday Morning w/Charles Osgood yesterday. She was teaching Leslie Stahl how to do the Time Warp. There's something odd about two 60 year old woman in street clothes doing the Time Warp in Sarandin's den.)

Michael Rennie was ill the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear
Claude Raines was the invisible man
Then something went wrong for Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space
And this is how the message ran:

Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Ann Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.

I knew Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw Janet Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But when worlds collide, said George Pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills, like a:

Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Ann Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.
I wanna go, oh-oh, to the late night double feature picture show.
By RKO, oh-oh, at the late night double feature picture show.
In the back row at the late night double feature picture show.

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Blues Brothers - another classic!!!!!

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit it.

The scene showing them handing out flyers at the beach was filmed on Bangs Lake (not Lake Michigan). My house was was on the opposite side of the lake (it's not a big lake). They had a call for extras to fill up the scene but I missed it... I could have been famous! (Or not...)
They also did most of the highway patrol chase scenes in the same area, along Hwy 12. Drove past the pile of old patrol cars daily that they left in the ditch for months because there was a dispute as to whom was responsible for the removal/disposal of the wreckage.

[ Edit: Spelling challenged... ]

5. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

The Imdb list:

At the midnight showings, not only do patrons dress up, they bring props. There are no hard-and-fast rules on props, but the following is a list of some of the most common:
Rice (to be thrown at Ralph and Betty's wedding) Water pistols (back row squirts them during rain scene)
Newspapers (for front and middle rows to shield themselves from rain)
Flashlights or cigarette lighters ("There's a Light" verse of "Over at Frankenstein Place")
Rubber gloves (during and after the creation speech, Frank snaps his gloves three times)
Noisemakers (the Transylvanians applaud Frank's creation - so should you)
Toilet paper [preferably "Scott's" brand] (when Brad yells "Great scott!", throw a roll)
Confetti (at the end of the "Charles Atlas" reprise, the Transylvanians throw confetti)
Toast (when Frank proposes a toast at dinner)
Party hat (when Frank puts on his hat to wish Rocky happy birthday, so does the audience)
Bell ("When we made it/did you hear a bell ring?")
Cards ("Cards for sorrow/cards for pain")
The props tend to vary somewhat from city to city, especially as some localities (and theaters) impose restrictions. For example, the "There's a light" prop was almost always lighters during the original 1970s shows, but open flames are now banned in most movie theaters (either by theater policy or by law - and considering that another common prop is newspapers, this is generally a good idea). Another example is that some fans insist that the toast should be buttered. However, many theaters frown on this, due to the mess (and the possibility of someone slipping).

I heard about chicken legs (thrown during the dinner scene) but that's a bit dubious.

Oh, and very important: Do NOT wear a shirt with stripes (it's a breach of etiquette, but I haven't found out why...)

My favourite part of the movie is the good old 'Shut up!! Boring' everytime the narrator appears....