Thursday, December 24, 2015

Overheard At Home

The other night I walked into the living room and Carlos was watching Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Since it had just started … I arrived right at the beginning of “Two Little Girls From Little Rock” … I sat down to watch. I love Marilyn Monroe, and when you toss in some Jane Russell, well, I sat down.

About forty-five minutes into it, as Lorelei and Dorothy board the ship to cross the Atlantic, Carlos turns to me …

Carlos: Where’s Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon?
Me: What?
Carlos: Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon? In Dresses?
Me: Uh … That’s Some Like It Hot. It takes place on a train, not a boat. Jane Russell isn’t in it, and it’s in black-and-white.
Carlos: Oh.

Later on ….

Carlos: When is she gonna sing “Diamonds Are Forever”?
Me: What?
Carlos: The song? “Diamonds Are Forever”?
Me: “Diamonds Are Forever” is the theme song of a James Bond movie and it’s sung by Shirley Bassey. Marilyn sings “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best friend.”
Carlos: Oh.

And then, in the courtroom scene, after Marilyn sings “Diamonds Are Forever a Girl’s Best Friend,” toward the end, Jane Russell appears dressed as Marilyn to try and save her from being arrested for jewel theft.

Carlos: She looks so different there.
Me: That’s not Marilyn Monroe. That's Jane Russell … dressed as Marilyn.
Carlos: Oh.

Never a dull moment.

10 comments:

Raybeard said...

And during these interchanges you manage to keep a straight face? Or - as I suspect - did you sneakily make eyes to Heaven in a 'God give me patience!' kind of way?

Bob Slatten said...

@Raybeard
I kinda do both!!!

the dogs' mother said...

Loves Carlos :-)

Toni said...

He should have been a film editor. He had some pretty good ideas.

anne marie in philly said...

OMB, HOW do you NOT scream/burst out laughing?

love you both! :)

mistress maddie said...

Oh dear.....maybe cliff notes may be called for before viewing the movie.

BloggerJoe said...

you guys are fun. Merry Christmas!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Oh, god, how I empathise. This is exactly like watching something with Jerry! We should swap sometime. Even better, we should make them watch a movie together!

Debbie said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can never enjoy a movie without Danny asking me eighteen thousand questions!!!!

Mark in DE said...

Stories like this make me smile. :-) This one also reminds me a little of how my mother-in-law typically confuses similar things. Over Christmas she complained about a neighbor's yard with what she considered too much junk in it. "It looks like Samson & Son". ;-)