Saturday, February 2, 2008


Time to honor probably my favorite comedy movie of all-time.

"This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather."

"Do you ever have deja vu, Mrs Lancaster?"
"I don't think so, but I'll check with the kitchen."

"Ned, I would love to stay here and talk with you... but I'm not going to."

Has there ever been a better portrayal of a life insurance salesman than Stephen Tobolowsky's character Ned Ryerson?

Naturally, the movie had been re-re-released on DVD to celebrate the 15th anniversary. Watch Ned Ryerson's exclusive sales pitch here.

There is a book called "Groundhog Day Can Change Your Life". I'm not making this up. Check it out:

Even more amazingly, apparently Groundhog Day is connected to mind control and the New World Order:

I myself have devoted at least 24 minutes to the subject, and can now confirm conclusively that the Groundhog Day movie is directly connected to the death of Princess Diana:

1. After a pursuit, Phil and his furry companion die in a crash, just like Diana and that guy. Oh wait, wasn't there four of them. Poop.

2. Andie MacDowell stars in the movie. Her name is an anagram of "C DIANA LEWD MOLE".

3. Brian Doyle Murray plays Buster Green in the movie. His name is an anagram of "RUB MY LORRY DIANA".

On a more serious note, "Groundhog day" has now become a euphemism for any day during a tour of duty in Iraq. Or of the Bush presidency generally for that matter.

Rats, I've been trying to keep politics out of this. Time to go watch the movie again!

Delbert McClinton - Weatherman


Davy H said...

I absolutely love 'Groundhog Day' as does My Lovely Wife and we have watched it, ironically, many, many times. The deja vu line's a corker and I've also had a lot of fun over the years with 'Moron: your bus is leaving'.

Do you have the soundtrack? If so, you couldn't post 'You Don't Know Me' could you? Pleeeease?

Heart of the wood said...

Our local cinema in Edinburgh does Sunday matinee double bills suggested by regular members of the audience. One weekend a couple of years ago they showed Groundhog Day followed by ... obviously, Groundhog Day. Brilliant! Also MY favourite film of all time, athough My Cousin Vinny is also right up there. (Love your blog, just found it.)