Where’s that laugh-track coming from in the last panel, you ask? Probably from Ruby Rhod’s microphone thingy. I think that’s where his radio show’s sound effects emanate from in the movie, but I wasn’t 100% sure so I left it out of the comic.
One of the rules I set for making these parodies was that I wouldn’t reference other movies in the joke. But this strip, kinda like our Harry Potter spoof, does reference another film. And a TV show, actually. My bad. The third panel has a play on a quote from the bathroom scene in Hot Tub Time Machine, where Lou mentions how impossibly black Nick’s ding-dong is. The last panel references That’s My Bush!, a sitcom by Matt Stone and Trey Parker that ended in 2001. That show may be a reference to some other show called “That’s My ____!” I’m not positive. If anyone knows, let me know.
I’ve always been a fan of The Fifth Element, but I know some people who absolutely despise it, which I’ve never understood. It’s a great sci-fi action flick, and I love how it never takes itself seriously.
On a side-note, if they want to see a TRULY craptastic film – I’m talking SO freakin’ retarded that it might border on good – check out ThanksKilling on Netflix. I didn’t actually watch the whole thing, but the parts I did see… I have no words for. It’s that awful. But see it anyway.
Until next week, Keep it Reel! And have a happy Thanksgiving!
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To help celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I present you the trailer to the ThanksKilling movie I mentioned above.