Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Burbs

The other night Rick and I watched The Burbs. Remember that old movie from 1989? It starred Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, and a slew of other famous actors. This is a must-see movie for us every year around Halloween. It's not a Halloween movie, but it's creepy, so we always watch it. For some crazy reason, no matter how many times we see it, we laugh like it's the first time around. Rick and I don't watch scary or horror movies, so this is as close as it gets for us. It's a great movie, all the way from the all-star cast, to the script and dialogue. This movie has some funny quotes, such as ...

"Hey, Ricky, get this lame-o out of your yard." -- Mark Rumsfield
"You were up at the crack of dawn watching a dog poop." -- Carol Peterson
"Nobody knocks off an old man in my neighborhood and gets away with it." -- Ray Peterson
"Ray isn't coming out of his room until he resembles the man I married." -- Carol Peterson
"Carol, we don't have that kind of time." -- Art Weingartner
"Hey ... Pinocchio! Where are you going?" -- Mark Rumsfield

If you think about it, it's funny because most streets have one house that sticks out from the rest. I see that all the time. I'll drive by these beautiful homes and right in the middle is one that's a mess -- The Clampetts, or as in this movie, The Klopeks. We had our share of Clampetts and Klopeks near our house in California. We're pretty lucky where we live now because everyone keeps their property looking nice. And no one here does crazy things in their basement with a furnace that heats up to 5000 degrees. At least, I don't think so ...


  1. Oh, I'm DYING! I'd never seen the trailer before. This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I laugh so hard every time. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. IT'S WALTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


    One of the greatest movies!!

  3. I have never even heard of this movie! (Remember I live in a small box!) lol I will have to check it out though - looks like I would like it! Thanks!

  4. I love this movie; it's one of my favourite Tom Hanks comedies. :)