Dose of Dad Laughter

December 27, 2006 at 1:13 am 2 comments

On Sunday, Mom, Dad, Sean and I went to see Night At the Musuem in the theatre.  I was very much looking forward to this outing.  One of my life’s great pleasures is sitting next to my father during a good comedy.  His laughter is so hearty and loud, that it’s infectious.  You can’t help but laugh yourself.  I had specifically requested to be seated by Dad.  Somehow this wasn’t communicated to anyone but Mom, so when we got to the theatre, there was an awkward shuffling and offset of seats until we finally got situated.  Mom-Dad-Me-Sean.  We were good to go.

It turns out there was a problem.  Night at the Musuem, it turns out, isn’t particuarly funny.  It’s amusing enough and entertaining and cute– but just not that comedic.  In fact, throughout the whole movie, I only heard my father snicker at one item (How Sacajawea tracked down the van).  I did not get to hear my father cackle and that alone made the movie a disappointment to me.

But I do not go home empty handed from his trip.  For Christmas, Carolyn and I got Dad “Da Ali G Show – Da Compleet Seereez” for Christmas.  It was a good bet.  In the summer of 2005, Dad watched some episodes with me and loved it.  And he continues to have praise for the Borat movie.  As late as Christmas dinner he was declaring Borat to be the best movie he’s ever seen.  He also likes to claim he had to go to the hospital for a hernia after the film. 

Tonight, Dad, two neighbors, Cody and I watched 3 episodes of Season 1.  I sat next to Dad, ate popcorn and listened to him laugh.  Just as good a movie theatre. 

My Christmas is now complete.  🙂

Entry filed under: Ali G, Dad.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jim  |  January 2, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    C’mon, how about when Owen Wilson’s cowboy character mumbled “I wish I knew how to quit you?”

  • 2. tgaw  |  January 2, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Yeah, I can give you that one.

    My father still didn’t laugh though. He only watches comedies and/or movies that include Jason Biggs, so references to dramas typically pass by unnoticed.

    Now if Jason Biggs played Jake Gyllenhaal’s part, it would have been a different story. With that casting change, I could see my parents going to Brokeback Mountain opening night.


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