today yesterday was the 20th anniversary of Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. One of the greatest comedies of all time, with a cast that, with two exceptions, has slunk into blissful oblivion, yet will always, in my mind, be associated with this movie that I loved and cherished and was just thinking about last night as I was trying to go to sleep and ignore the cat pouncing on my head.
And RyAn chooses MIDNIGHT to inform me of this knowledge.
RyAn is a fucker. But I love him. And of course, he takes the only real promo image available, so I’m stuck with a watermarked title image. Really, love him.
I remember exactly where I was the first time I watched this movie. It was almost immediately after my parents’ divorce, and my mother, sister, and I were living in our first place away from Psycho Puppy Killer. We watched this movie, and I nearly peed myself laughing. As I grew older ('Cause I was 8?), and kept watching, I’d catch things I’d missed, and find it even more hilarious.
I loved Sue Ellen. And as a child of the late 80’s-early 90’s, thought she was so stylish.
Commence mockery in 5…4…3…2…
But apart from the horrendous fashion in the movie, this is truly a classic. I have bonded repeatedly with people over this. This is a movie where, if I bust out a quote in a random situation, and no one gets it? I know I am surrounded by idiots.
Walking through a grocery store with my friend Ashlie.
“Every girl over 25 needs a cucumber in the house.”
She got it.
Working at the horrible cable company, stressed out of my mind, and I get asked a question.
“I’m right on top of that, Rose!”
Peals of laughter. It became the new office catch phrase. We wrote it all over the office.
And of course, the classic line that can never be overused.
“The dishes are done, man.”
Whatever happened to these people? With the exception of Christina Applegate and David Duchovny, they have all been relegated to “Hey It’s That Guy” status. Which, to be frank, is sad and appalling.
(WARNING. That link goes to TV Tropes. Unless you have an extremely strong willpower, or 8 hours to spend on the internet, don’t click it)
I can never see this movie enough. And I wish someone had told me earlier that I should’ve watched it to celebrate today.
If I owned it on DVD. Which I just realize I don’t. Damn.