Friday, June 13, 2008


The following video is a 5 minute animated short titled "Charade". Apparently, it won the Oscar in 1985, although I just barely found this fact out today.
This film is very important to the comedic history of our family.  (Along with this movie, in all its un-PC-ness.)  At some point (probably around 1985), my parents had recorded this film off of HBO or some other sort of pay channel while they were doing a free weekend promotion or something like that.  As I recall, my dad saw that it was coming on and threw a VHS tape into the VCR to record it, therefore it was recorded in the middle of some other show at some random spot on the tape.  Whenever one of my parents' friends came over, the tape (which of course was not labeled) would have to be dug out and the intricate work of rewinding/fast forwarding would ensue to locate the perfect spot on the tape.  We watched this so much, that I had many parts memorized.  At the time, I didn't understand about 75% of what I was watching, but I knew what parts my parents thought were the funniest- so I laughed at those parts too.  Watching it now, almost 20 years later, I now get most of the jokes.  The best line is the last one which gets cut off in this video, it's "Gone With the Wind" (which I knew was funny, even back then). 



wendy said...

you found it!!! well done, tina. and I LOVE YOU, INTERNET!

Carlie said...

wait now! I found it, thank you very much.