Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Always and Forever

I watched NAPOLEON DYNAMITE for the third time today. Heidi had not seen it, and I also wanted to check out the extra scene they added in at the end. I still laughed a lot this time around, and it's still the funniest movie of the year.

Like all good comedies, it's the small, random things that make you laugh with repeat viewings:
  • Napoleon missing the first time he tries to put a sai through his belt loop.
  • Uncle Rico laughing after hitting Napoleon on the head with a steak.
  • Something (spider web?) stuck in Napoleon's hair when he's watching Pedro do his "sweet jump."
  • Napoleon exhaling after playing tetherball.
  • The way Uncle Rico says "Napoleon."
  • Pedro still wearing his FFA medal while taking a bath.
  • Napoleon faking out Uncle Rico twice before finally pegging him with an orange.
  • The way Pedro runs.
  • The pause during Napoleon's current event report.
  • "Last week, Japanese scientists explaced... placed explosive detonators at the bottom of Lake Lochness to blow Nessy out of the water."
  • The fact that Napoleon is always the one actually riding the Sledgehammer. Pedro rides on the pegs.
  • Napoleon's mispronunciation of certain words, like "numchuks" and "afinity."
  • "La Faunduh"
  • Napoleon throws food at Tina, but it actually lands right at his feet.
  • "Hold on, I forgot to put in the crystals."
  • Pretty much anything that comes out Kip's mouth.

The extra scene at the end wasn't that great, but it did have Kip singing. I love this movie.


  1. you are cute and we have a lot in common

  2. I just want to add that I LOVE Napoleon Dynamite. It is such a funny movie, and Napoleon is so the kind of guy I would have dated in high school. Anyhow, great blog. Oh, and I can't wait for Napoleon Dynamite to come out on DVD.


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