Friday, December 23, 2011

Favorite Scene Friday!: This One Left An Emotional Scar

About 12 years ago, my family started a holiday tradition. On the weekend before Christmas, we meet up and go out for dinner and a movie. The movie selection is always tough because we have my mom and sister who really only like comedies and love stories, my dad who likes sci-fi and suspense and me who begs not to see cheesy ass movies like Cheaper By The Dozen. Over the years, we’ve tried to mix it up. Past movies have included Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo, Meet the Fockers, We Are Marshall, Four Christmases and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Besides Walk Hard, all of them were fairly tame compared to our 2003 selection of Bad Santa starring Billy Bob Thornton and the late actors John Ritter and Bernie Mac.

None of us, including Grandma, knew what to expect. Although rated R, the trailer made it seem like just another semi-dirty comedy, something that everyone could enjoy, but man were we in for a surprise. If you’ve seen the movie, you know that the language is off the charts and the sex scenes should not be watched with your mother and especially not your grandmother. It was some of the most uncomfortable hour and a half moments of my life. The funniest thing about the whole situation; my grandmother laughed the hardest.

In today’s scene, Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and Marcus (Tony Cox) are being asked if one of them was fornicating in the plus size women's dressing room and it turns into the mall manager (John Ritter) being accused of unfair practices. Enjoy your Friday and Merry Christmas!


  1. That is a pretty great scene, I quite like this film. I have a review of it on my blog, check it out if you want.

  2. I haven't really seen this movie but I have been in one of those awkward family movie moments, many times in fact. I feel for ya, Pat.

  3. I like that scene and the movie is hilarious itself. You know, I as well have a list of movies a watch during Christmas and New Year's and Bad Santa is in it, without any doubts. You have a great pick as well :)