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abe55 11-16-08 08:20 AM

The Cable Guy
 
May very well be my favorite Jim Carrey movie. It's an entertaining dark comedy that inexplicably seems to be hated by most people. Anyone else enjoy this movie as much as I do?

RichC2 11-16-08 08:32 AM

I don't know what the big fuss is about. I saw that movie nine times. It rules!

riotinmyskull 11-16-08 08:40 AM

wish they'd re-release this in widescreen. the old version is OOP.

SkipKassidy 11-16-08 08:49 AM

You would think of all the success Judd Apatow is having these days, Sony would at least give this title the double-dip treatment.

Nothing like seeing Jim Carrey whip Owen Wilson's ass in glorious widescreen.

ruddiger_718 11-16-08 10:26 AM

Ties Dumb and Dumber for my favorite Carrey movie. It's one of my most quotable movies.

Brack 11-16-08 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by RichC2 (Post 9075222)
I saw that movie nine times.

http://bugehoobs.com/img/upload/cach...73aea81f32.jpg

Nine times?

inri222 11-16-08 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by SkipKassidy (Post 9075237)
Nothing like seeing Jim Carrey whip Owen Wilson's ass in glorious widescreen.

Disguised with a Freddy Mercury 'stache makes it even funnier

tylergfoster 11-16-08 01:47 PM

The future is now!

Yew stewped sunefeh bets.

My experience is that the best place to shop for Sony flippers that have been discontinued is Half Price Books. I know the one in my area (Tukwila) had two copies of The Cable Guy flipper last time I checked, and I've bought one there previously.

Dr Mabuse 11-16-08 04:05 PM

'The Cable Guy' is genius.

It went right over the rather pin shaped heads of most of America.

I don't know how many times I've watched that movie.

Drexl 11-16-08 04:15 PM

Well, I hope they see fit to release it on Blu-ray Disc at some point. The newer format might give them enough of a reason, with a new DVD alongside it of course.

If So I Married an Axe Murderer can get a BD, so can The Cable Guy.

Troy Stiffler 11-16-08 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse (Post 9075947)
It went right over the rather pin shaped heads of most of America.

Yea. I was 12-or-so when I first saw it. Didn't really like it too much. But I love it now.

I remember my parents thinking Jim Carrey was for people my age. And they kind of ignored his movies. Maybe since the movie didn't work with kids my age, it didn't become popular.

Sonic 11-16-08 05:36 PM

That basketball scene is still hilarious.

DVDho78DTS 11-16-08 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by Sonic (Post 9076121)
That basketball scene is still hilarious.

Holy crap. I haven't read a post by you in years. You would post as much as anyone during DVDTALK's early years. That was way back when my username was DVDjunkie21. :lol:


I think I'm going to watch this right now. It has been a while. Good movie.

starman9000 11-16-08 07:50 PM

Count me in as another fan. This movie gets quoted way too much in my household. "I think they were....Asian!"

I need this movie to remind me that Stiller is actually a funny guy.

cranberries fan 11-16-08 08:18 PM

I have that OOP dvd and I love watching this flim from time-to-time.

Sonic 11-16-08 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by DVD-ho78(DTS) (Post 9076313)
Holy crap. I haven't read a post by you in years. You would post as much as anyone during DVDTALK's early years. That was way back when my username was DVDjunkie21. :lol:

wow I remember you and nice to see you. I remember the early years (still remember the old timer names from way back).

james2025a 11-17-08 09:04 AM

This is a movie i have always enjoyed and it still comes up in conversation with my mates who all hate the movie. I was surprised that the movie didn't do better. It was hilarious. Ben Stiller playing the cameo of the psycho twins always cracks me up...."They were Asian..."

For me the Porno Password scene is possibly the best. Really great stuff.

"Erection?"
"No...but thanks for noticing."

Also the way that Carrey says the word Juice cracks me up. It sounds like Jewis. And of course scramby eggs.

Gonna have to watch this movie again tonight.

JOE29 11-17-08 10:02 AM

Jim is at his best when he stars in movies like this. Cable Guy is cool, so is Dumb and Dumber. His latest movie seems to be along these lines and looks intresting.
When he tries to branch out and do other kinds of roles is when I lost intrest in him.

DVD Josh 11-17-08 12:41 PM

TCG has one of my favorite scenes in any comedy. It's at Medieval Times between Carry, Broderick and Garaffolo.

MB: "Can I have a fork?"
JG: "There were no forks IN medieval times thus there are no forks AT Medieval Times."
MB: "They didn't have forks but they had Coke?"
JG: "Dude, I just work here"

Then JC does this great face.

MB does one of the best straight men he's ever played in this.

It's a good movie, but I always thought Election was MB's best black comedy.

nickdawgy 11-17-08 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by DVD Josh (Post 9077569)
TCG has one of my favorite scenes in any comedy. It's at Medieval Times between Carry, Broderick and Garaffolo.

MB: "Can I have a fork?"
JG: "There were no forks IN medieval times thus there are no forks AT Medieval Times."
MB: "They didn't have forks but they had Coke?"
JG: "Dude, I just work here"

Then JC does this great face.

MB does one of the best straight men he's ever played in this.

It's a good movie, but I always thought Election was MB's best black comedy.

You pretty much butchered it. I think she said there are no utensils, and the drink was Pepsi not Coke.

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Steven: Can I get a knife or fork?
Wench: There were no utensils in medieval times, hence there are no utensils AT Medieval Times. Would you like a refill on that Pepsi?
Steven: There were no utensils but there was Pepsi?
Wench: Dude, I got a lot of tables

DVD Josh 11-17-08 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by nickdawgy (Post 9077581)
You pretty much butchered it. I think she said there are no utensils, and the drink was Pepsi not Coke.

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Steven: Can I get a knife or fork?
Wench: There were no utensils in medieval times, hence there are no utensils AT Medieval Times. Would you like a refill on that Pepsi?
Steven: There were no utensils but there was Pepsi?
Wench: Dude, I got a lot of tables

OMG...I called Pepsi Coke and a Utensil a Fork. Call the national guard!

Dr Mabuse 11-17-08 12:58 PM

Good thing I grabbed that loserville thing before the stealth edit.

Oh and for backing off the original post?


Now...

Lets all the let the spirit of the Karaoke Jam sooth the tempers and restore calm.

iamiam 11-17-08 01:03 PM

nvm, I can't read :blush:

Geddlo 11-17-08 04:37 PM

This is one of mine and my best friend's favorite movies to quote too. Just the other day I texted him "dry land's not a myth! I've seen it!" while we were working just cause we needed the laugh.

Dave7393 11-17-08 06:18 PM

My wife and I love this movie, and usually leave it on if we come across it flipping channels (it seems to making the rounds quite a bit on cable lately).

Back in '96, not only was this movie not received well, but people were bitching about Carrey making $20M for it. I didn't see it in the theaters initially, but it's definitely my favorite Jim Carrey movie.


Originally Posted by starman9000 (Post 9076326)
Count me in as another fan. This movie gets quoted way too much in my household. "I think they were....Asian!"

My wife and I were watching the news one night on my mom's house, and the broadcast opened with..."An Asian gang is believed responsible for..." She and I burst out laughing simultaneously, and my mom thought were were both nuts. :lol:


Originally Posted by Sonic (Post 9076121)
That basketball scene is still hilarious.

Don't wanna pull a hammy.


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