Monday, August 07, 2006

I know you are but what am I?

Pee Wee's Big Adventure is a key movie for my Spooney and me.

See, we met online. Yes, it's true.

So we emailed back and forth a lot in the beginning, and the first time I think Spooney realized that he might have fallen for me was when I not only correctly answered his lame-o PW'sBA trivia question, but could also recite whole chunks of dialogue from memory.

He realized he'd found a girl as dorky as he was. And so for that reason PW'sBA is kind of "our movie."

Other couples have...well, I don't know, what do other couples have? Lawrence of Arabia, or Room with a View, or, well, more likely some stupid tripe like Pretty Woman. Spooney and I have a non-animated cartoon about a stunted man-child and his bicycle fetish.

This Saturday, for the second year in a row, Spooney and I attended the Cinespia anniversary screening of PW'sBA and this year, Pee Wee showed up to introduce the film! I looooooove Pee Wee! And he brought with him Dottie, and Francis, and Simone, and Mickey and Chuck. My dorky little heart was all aflutter. I love Mickey! I love Simone! I love them all, even Francis!

For those of you not familiar with Cinespia, they're a film society that sponsors the screenings of cult and classic films at the Hollywood Forever cemetery. They have a big surround-sound system out on the lawn where you sit on a blanket picnicing with your pals. They also have a bitchin' pre-film DJ spinning some tunes, and then as soon as it gets dark they project the film onto the side of a large masoleum.

What a great night it was to be in Los Angeles, too. Beautiful and clear, and everyone there laughed, and screamed at Large Marge, and clapped along with "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

What fun for me and my man and all our groovy friends.

Yay, LA.

I love that story.

(thanks to Grooveva for the pic)


dad said...

How's your Pee Wee impression these days?

MonstrousJoe said...

Pee Wee's Play House was brilliant. Still is.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Dad: I don't make monkeys. I just train 'em.

MJ: Thursday nights on Cartoon Network, baby. The only thing is that they cut out Cyndi Lauper's brilliant theme song for...what? More commercials? Sucks.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I was going to email you about the new movie and forgot... I should have known I'd read about it soon in the Hoosier Diary!

Grant Miller said...

Wife and I have "Pulp Fiction," "Kids," and "Annie Hall!" But I saw Pee Wees Big Adventure the day it came out!

SJ said...

I am so totally jealous that you got to attend this. That is so fucking cool. I bought all of PeeWee's Playhouse for myself, years and years before I had kids or was even married. My kids are now big fans. I can't say enough about my Peewee love.

vikkitikkitavi said...

GKristiL: Should I bust you for not reading the post?

Grant: I should have known.

SJ: I have the PW'sPH DVDs on my Amazon wish list. And yes, sometimes it definitely doesn't suck to live in LA.