Friday, September 16, 2011

Favorite Scene Friday! Planes, Trains and Automobiles: "Mess Around"

I should probably be saving this for Thanksgiving, but PT&A has a ton of great scenes so I think it's okay to post one a little early.

I miss John Candy! How can you not after watching this scene? Candy's loveable yet trouble-prone Del Griffith and Steve Martin's sonofabitch-with-a-heart-of-gold Neal Page are driving late at night on a long stretch of road. Neal's asleep - perfect time for Del to boogie to Ray Charles' "Mess Around."

I was having quite the morning at work until I watched this video - I couldn't help but smile and tap my toe as Candy played the dashboard-piano and the air sax, all while swerving all over the road. Check it out below - Happy Friday!


  1. My favourite John Candy role! Although I think my favourite scene in that film is the "THEY'RE NOT PILLOWS!" moment

  2. Love that scene. The whole movie is gold.

    Thanks for stopping by!