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Late Night Movie House: Rosie

22 Oct

October 22, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen! I present to you… ROSIE!


No, not that Rosie, that’s Roosevelt Grier, noted needlepoint enthusiast, two-headed transplant, and sportsman. He’s in a category all by himself. (BTW, remember the best scene in that film? Ray Milland, on the operating table, sees his new body and says…)

Well, OK, that’s not the best line. The best line in the film comes just a few seconds later, when Whitey looks in the mirror and says “is this some kind of joke?” but I couldn’t find that clip online.

But the awesomeness of The Thing With Two Heads notwithstanding, that’s not the Rosie I’m talking about.

THIS is the Rosie I’m talking about:

What the fu--?

What the fu–?

I know what you are thinking: “Who the what now?” Settle back, and enjoy, if you can, which I couldn’t.


Wikipedia, a dog of a website, says about this dog: Nothing! It doesn’t have an entry.

IMDB says: Nothing! It doesn’t have an entry.

TCM, which actually aired this thing over the weekend, says: No information available for this title. (AKA Nothing! It doesn’t have an entry!)

I’m going to let this speak for itself. Consider yourself lucky that this is only a partial episode. I saw the whole thing Saturday night and I still can’t get back to sleep.

But as ever, Hollywood is not one to let an old idea lie, no matter how crappy the idea. I present to you, the ripoff Rosie called Willfred!


Sheesh, after all this, I should go back to the original name of this feature, Late Night Movie House of Crap. I’m sure Rosie Grier would agree.

Sneak Peek of the Week of March 27th

27 Mar

March 27, 2011

Mr. Blog’s personal brain care specialist has decreed, for the sake of the last remaining vestiges of his mental health, that Mr. Blog take a week off. Therefore, next week will feature some classic movie reviews, AKA old stuff that you probably didn’t read the first time but now with a new logo.
I will still be moderating comments so don’t be shy about writing in. It will be like I never left.
Which defeats the whole point of taking time off.
Anyway, I thought I’d kick it off today with a shorty. Originally paired with my review of Grease in my Summer Film Roundup 2007 but making a solo appearance here just for you,
My Review of The Thing With Two Heads

from August 27, 2007

While not technically a summer movie, I watched it in the summer so it counts.

There are many great big-screen duos- Bogart and Bacall, Hepburn and Fonda, Butch and Sundance, Statler and Waldorf- but none of them lit up the screen like Ray Miland and Rosie Grier in 1971.

It has a premise as old as time- take a pair of opposites and stick them together. Ray Miland is a bigot, Roosevelt Grier is a very big black guy, what could be more natural than to stick Miland’s head on Grier’s body?

“Grierland,” or “Milier,” whichever you prefer, is the titular two-headed transplant. Rich old guy is dying, and to keep him alive he is put on the black guy’s body, without the benefit of first removing the other guy’s head. Hi-jinks ensue.

To quote Ray Miland from early in the film, “Is this some kind of joke?” Sadly no, it is not.

Overall, Grease and The Thing With Two Heads perfectly sum up the feel of summer. How, I don’t quite know, but somehow they do. If they don’t they should.

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