Friday, August 31, 2012

Favorite Scene Friday! So I Married An Axe Murderer: Charlie's Dad

For this Favorite Scene Friday, I decided to round out our Mike Myers scenes with one of my favorites of his movies (second only to Wayne's World).  In So I Married An Axe Murderer, Myers plays Charlie, a lovably dorky beat poet who falls in love with Harriet, a beautiful butcher with a more than questionable past.  While Mike plays the role of Charlie very well, it's actually his portrayal of Charlie's father, Stuart Mackenzie, that makes this one a must-see. 

In the following compilation of scenes, we get to see the best of Stuart Mackenzie, an ornery old Scot whose verbally abusive tendencies make him all the more lovable.  We also meet Charlie's mom May, who gives the expression "desperate housewife" a whole new meaning, as well as his best friend, Detective Tony Giardano, and his long-suffering, much younger brother William (the main victim of Charlie's aforementioned abuse). 

These clips also include my other favorite part of this movie - Stuart's hilarious conspiracy theories.  I think I love this part because it reminds me of my father, whose theories are usually equally funny and scary and, a lot of times, true.  My father was actually the first person who ever told me about Bilderberg Group (strangely similar to Stuart's theory), and this was years ago when it was still underground (long before it had a wikipedia page, or any page for that matter).  But, I digress. 

Please enjoy watching clips of the hilarity of this movie, including Stuarts rants, May's near molestation of Detective Tony, and an old bagpiper who isn't quite winded enough to make it through a Rod Stewart classic.  And, as if I could forget, the abuse of William's "virtual planetoid" head! 

Happy Friday, everyone!



  1. "He'll be cryin' himself to sleep tonight on his huge pilla."

    It's crazy to think that this movie is twenty (20!!!) years old.

    I love the scenes with Steven Wright as the pilot. Wish I could find this online:

    Tony Giardino: [the pilot is asleep] What are you doing? Wake up!
    Pilot: Ooooh man! I was having an amazing dream!
    Tony Giardino: I don't care about your dream! Land the plane!
    Pilot: I was just born, and... I was eight-and-a-half months premature. The doctors were freakin' out.
    Tony Giardino: Oh please, shut up!
    Pilot: Did I already tell you this dream?

  2. Love this film! Robert just stole my favourite quote of the movie above about his 'huge pilla'.

    Also love the 'I believe I ordered the large capuccino'

  3. "Haulin that gargantuan cranium about."

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