Saturday, September 18, 2010

Our Fine Four-Fendered Friend

Ah, to have influence over your children before they become teenagers and thus alienated with the world in general.

I love the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and thus, by extension, so do my kids. They don't love every film I do; they're all still too scared to watch "The Goonies" with me; they can't get past seeing Sloth in the restaurant basement for the first time. But they like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, even though the Child-Catcher is scary. He scared the hell out of me when I was their age. Our daughter still is a bit scared of him, but the boys think he's funny.

I just think it's funny the actor's name is Robert Helpmann. That's irony if I've ever seen it.

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