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Menard
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« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2005, 06:12:06 PM »

Sexist  (:

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Jack Corbett
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« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2005, 06:27:28 PM »

No, I just wouldn't consider her to be a sidekick, thats all. I'm not being sexist.
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D Munger
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« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2005, 08:50:13 PM »

Am I the only one who hated #1 more than #3? The part that epitomizes #1 for me is the bald guy getting all flustered and says "PEOPLE DON'T BELEIVE IN HERO'S ANYMORE MAX!!!!" Maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention because it was sucking so hard, but that line seemed like a total non-sequitor to me. Maybe my problem is that I saw the best one first, or that I usually find these revenge things unsatisfactory. The revenge guy never even tortures the biker guys for a month or anything, their suffering never approaches that of the hero.

Favorite moment in #2: Closing narraration: "He lives now, only in my memories".

Favorite line in #3: "Who rules Bartertown?"

I kind of liked #3, except for the music parts, and the parts that didn't make any sense, and the cutesy parts, and the Tina Turner parts, and the abrupt ending, and the Thunderdome Caberet announcer guy, and the part with the little kids who remember stuff that should have happened before they were born and have a belief system based on thinking that Max is some airplane pilot (so you keep thinking, wait, was there something in the backstory about him being a pilot, or looking exactly like a guy who's a pilot, and exactly how long did it take all of the adult people to use up all the gas, forget how to make gunpowder, and revert 2000 years, while these kids still remember stuff about Epcot Center, etc?), the portentious "we think this old vinyl record, See'N'Say, Donald Duck doll, etc, is a sacred relic stuff...........
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peter johnson
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« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2005, 09:44:44 PM »

Cantiflas is the name of the actor/sidekick to David Niven in Around the World in 80 Days -- Cantiflas is considered as important as Chaplin in the Spanish-speaking world -- I can catch his early comedies on our numerous local Spanish-only TV stations, but they talk so damn fast I can never follow what's going on.
Nigel Bruce to Basil Rathbone's Holmes -- Bruce played Watson as a bit of a bumbling twit, which was not true to the books at all, but very effective cinema.
Huntz Hall to Leo Gorcey -- East Side Kids
Mighty Manfred to Tom Terrific
Chumley the Walrus to Tennessee Tuxedo
Fred to Superchicken
Ape to George
Eddie "Rochester" Robinson to Jack Benny
Artemus Gordon to James West
In all of the above examples, the sidekick is frequently more interesting and lively than the so-called "hero" or star.
Anyway, these are my faves --
peter johnson/denny crane
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« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2005, 10:27:19 PM »

Fred to Superchicken

"You knew the job was dangerous when you took it"

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Menard
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« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2005, 10:49:57 PM »

You don't mean that. I got your plan figured out; you're trying to earn points toward Buffy's next Top Five list.

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Ed
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« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2005, 11:26:42 PM »

Nope she had "Designated Victim" written all over her, sorry.
-Ed
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Ed
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« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2005, 11:29:23 PM »

You mentioned Holmes and Watson... The TV Edward Hardwicke's Watson was a true useful sidekick.  He wasn't brilliant, but he was at least useful.  I found the Watson in the Basil rathbone Holme, almost offensive.
-Ed
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peter johnson
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« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2005, 03:48:55 PM »

Yes, both Edward Hardwicke and the other actor who played opposite Jeremy Brett as Holmes were both true to the Canon --
I still liked Nigel Bruce, though, especially since Rathbone's Holmes wasn't supposed to be "true" to Conan Doyle.
peter johnson/denny crane
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Jack Corbett
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« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2005, 05:50:16 PM »

Phew!

We're FINALLY off Mad Max.


Okay, It's from the Novel, but I reckon that Gennaro in Jurassic Park (book) was a sort-of sidekick to Muldoon.
Who's read the book? Or am I just alone?
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Menard
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« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2005, 07:16:10 PM »

Do you suppose Goose (MAD MAX) had a twin brother?

Whoa...comeback time.



Goose Rules

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« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2005, 09:58:59 PM »

Yes, I'm glad we were finally able to get off the Mad Max talk and get back to the topic at hand.

Menard? That's 'The Goose', got it?

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Jack Corbett
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« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2005, 10:56:45 PM »

Nah, guys, who's read Jurassic Park and thought Gennaro was a sidekick to Muldoon?
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Ed
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« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2005, 12:27:21 PM »

Wasn't he the big wrestler who led the bandits in the wasteland... Oh thats Max again.   Oh, oh wait... maybe the Bartertown Guard with the Kibuki Mask on a stick?  

In all seriousness...I thought Generro and Muldoon were in "The Lost World"?  Or I am totally misrembering the storyline.  
-Ed
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Menard
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« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2005, 12:33:42 PM »

In TREMORS, which one would be the sidekick, Val or Earl?


And does anybody think they would have been good sidekicks for MAD MAX?  (:

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