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(Topless Robot)   Why we desperately need a Buckaroo Bonzai sequel and the five questions it needs to answer   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 96
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2012-02-17 08:43:10 AM
The sixth question we need answered is why subby spelled it "Bonzai".
 
2012-02-17 08:46:03 AM
The seventh question we need answered is why John Lithgow never lived up to the potential he showed in TAoBBAtED.

www.wired.com
 
2012-02-17 09:50:58 AM
It's better as a stand-alone time capsule of mid-80s weirdness. It doesn't need a sequel.
 
2012-02-17 09:55:24 AM

Wellon Dowd: The seventh question we need answered is why John Lithgow never lived up to the potential he showed in TAoBBAtED.


Trooooolllllll
 
2012-02-17 10:18:00 AM
Please, no. It was a perfectly good movie with no need for a sequel. Besides, the idea of seeing a middle aged Jeff Goldblum in a cowboy costume kind of scares me.
 
2012-02-17 10:44:35 AM
I thought we had a sequel: Big Trouble in Little China.
 
2012-02-17 11:57:16 AM
The watermelon was there because the director and the producer hated each other's guts, and the director was intentionally trying to fark with the producer.

(In fairness to the director, the producer was a ginormous asshole who seemed to be doing his best to kill the film)
 
2012-02-17 11:57:21 AM

netizencain: I thought we had a sequel: Big Trouble in Little China.


Came for this, monkey boy.
 
2012-02-17 12:01:21 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: It's better as a stand-alone time capsule of mid-80s weirdness. It doesn't need a sequel.


THIS! The mythical sequel that could have been is just part of the charm. Leave it alone or John Big Booty will shoot you!
 
2012-02-17 12:01:41 PM
Hey what's going on guys.

/don't be mean
 
2012-02-17 12:02:29 PM

vrax: John Big Booty will shoot you!


TAY! Boo-tay!
 
2012-02-17 12:04:09 PM
I have never seen a more inappropriate use of the word "desperately" than this.
 
2012-02-17 12:10:26 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: It's better as a stand-alone time capsule of mid-80s weirdness. It doesn't need a sequel.


Tend to agree. Hard to see how it would end up as anything but hackneyed.
 
2012-02-17 12:13:42 PM
If they had done it a year or two after the original, it might have worked. Now, just leave it be. It is fine as it stands.
 
2012-02-17 12:14:19 PM
Yaaay, a Buckaroo Banzai thread!

/Still uses the Oscillation Overthruster sound as a notification sound on my phone/pc.
 
2012-02-17 12:15:19 PM
Because it's perfect, that's why.
 
2012-02-17 12:20:19 PM

JohnBigBootay: vrax: John Big Booty will shoot you!

TAY! Boo-tay!


i43.tinypic.com
 
2012-02-17 12:22:39 PM
I'm tempted to apply for Syracuse's PhD history program just so I can work with Professor Weller.
 
2012-02-17 12:23:34 PM
I don't think the idea should be dismissed altogether. Look at how great Blues Brothers 2000 turned out.
 
2012-02-17 12:24:22 PM
What's the watermelon for?
 
2012-02-17 12:32:44 PM
Dear Gen Xers:
Stop trying to make sequels to every damn movie you loved from the 80s and move on. It's healthier, trust me.
 
2012-02-17 12:34:56 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: What's the watermelon for?


It's for throwing at CarnySaur!
 
2012-02-17 12:36:19 PM
Well who the fark is going to take on the World Crime League?
 
2012-02-17 12:44:07 PM
I always thought all the Blue Blazer Regulars was a play on an old Captain America spoof movie with Jonathan Winters. 'Good Humour Man' or something like that.

When he got into trouble all these kids started shouting 'niatpac acirema' and coming out of the woodwork.
 
2012-02-17 12:44:50 PM

xsarien: Dear Gen Xers:
Stop trying to make sequels to every damn movie you loved from the 80s and move on. It's healthier, trust me.


not just that, but let's admit it - Buckaroo was a terrible, terrible film that doesn't hold up in any way.
 
2012-02-17 12:45:59 PM
Question missed: What post-story research was so important to Buckaroo that he had to conduct it in the L.A. reservoirs, force the Cavaliers et al to gather for a supposed revelation and then lead them on an awkward path to nowhere without the benefit of an answer? Or was the revelation just the (latest?) successful examples of Buckaroo's reanimation expertise?
 
2012-02-17 12:48:46 PM
I wonder if Penny Pretty is still.....pretty. She's probably old and ugly by now
 
2012-02-17 12:56:06 PM
Banzai Institute FAQ (new window)

Who are the Blue Blaze Irregulars and what are the membership requirements?
At the moment there are no less than 6,000 active Blue Blaze Irregulars world wide - men, women, and children who attend selected symposia at the Banzai Institute, who submit their bodies periodically to rugged physical training at such places as the desert survival school in Nevada, the mountaineering school in Alaska, and a half-dozen others around the globe; who are required yearly to make certain educational advancements; who are "on call" twenty-four hours a day to help B. Banzai in a pinch, or their neighbors in a natural disaster. Blue Blazes are, when all is said, ordinary and yet extraordinary people.


Lazy farking bloggers... google BEFORE you post up.
 
2012-02-17 12:56:26 PM

Spanky3woods: I wonder if Penny Pretty is still.....pretty. She's probably old and ugly by now


The thing I always watch for in that movie - and I have not seen it in many years - is the huge spit string hanging off her lip when she's crying in the bar. No, I don't know why. It's just not usually something that gets left in the shot and in this case they seemed to celebrate it.
 
2012-02-17 01:05:27 PM
Spanky3woods: I wonder if Penny Pretty is still.....pretty. She's probably old and ugly by now


Ellen Barkin? She held up quiet well.
 
2012-02-17 01:11:37 PM

frepnog: not just that, but let's admit it - Buckaroo was a terrible, terrible film that doesn't hold up in any way.


I loved it back in the day. I tried to rewatch it and I had to shut it off. Made me sad.
 
2012-02-17 01:19:06 PM

Spanky3woods: I wonder if Penny Pretty is still.....pretty. She's probably old and ugly by now


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She looks pretty damned good for 57. Though she does look like she's had just a bit too much work done for my tastes

img685.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-17 01:27:44 PM

netizencain: I thought we had a sequel: Big Trouble in Little China.


INDEED!
 
2012-02-17 01:30:26 PM
Too funny...I just Netflixed this last week.

/I heard rumors that Goldblum actually walks around in his house in that cowboy outfit to this very day.
 
2012-02-17 01:30:46 PM
"Laugh while you can monkey boy" I freak-ing LOVE that phrase!
 
2012-02-17 01:37:17 PM
How is Big Trouble the sequal?
 
2012-02-17 01:44:24 PM

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: How is Big Trouble the sequal?


how is it NOT?

that said jack murdock would have made a fantastic addition to the cavaliers.
 
2012-02-17 01:47:33 PM

Dr. Whoof: netizencain: I thought we had a sequel: Big Trouble in Little China.

INDEED!


i512.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-17 01:48:38 PM

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: How is Big Trouble the sequal?


It has been (falsely) said in the past that BTiLC was adapted from a screenplay draft for a Banzai sequal. IMDBs trivia for BTiLC used to state exactly that. Turns out it's pretty much false. There was a big fight over who got writing credit for the original BTiLC script, eventually the two guys who wrote the original got the credit. The rumor probably started because the script doctor who eventually punched-up (and to his credit significantly reworked) the screenplay was also the director of TAoBBAtED.

Covered pretty well here: Wikipedia (new window)
 
2012-02-17 01:50:11 PM
That's funny. I finally saw 'Inception' the other night and couldn't stop thinking "Ya know, I think I'd rather be watching Buckaroo Banzai".
 
2012-02-17 01:52:11 PM
Also, from this source (new window):

Quote by W.D. Richter, the director of TAoBBAtED and author of BTiLC screenplay:
"This thing about 'Big Trouble' once being a 'Buckaroo Bonzai' sequel script is absurd. The 'Big Trouble in Little China' writing credits clearly show where the script started. It was a gaslight-era western making the rewrite rounds because the studio wasn't happy with what they had from the original writers. I suggested it be made into a contemporary story and was hired to rewrite it. Elvis lives."
 
2012-02-17 01:53:47 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Spanky3woods: I wonder if Penny Pretty is still.....pretty. She's probably old and ugly by now

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She looks pretty damned good for 57. Though she does look like she's had just a bit too much work done for my tastes

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I was just kidding about the old and ugly thing. I've always had thing for Ellen. She looked really good in Buckaroo, Switch and This Boy's Life. I agree she's still rocking a killer body but her face has had way too much work.
 
2012-02-17 01:59:30 PM

Spanky3woods: I've always had thing for Ellen. She looked really good in Buckaroo, Switch and This Boy's Life.


Casting her as the "cougar" in Ocean's Thirteen was also "credible", at a minimum.
 
2012-02-17 02:04:36 PM

Herbie555: Yaaay, a Buckaroo Banzai thread!

/Still uses the Oscillation Overthruster sound as a notification sound on my phone/pc.


Thanks, the sound of that in my head is causing me to redorkolate.
 
2012-02-17 02:06:44 PM
I invest all my money with Perfect Tommy.
 
2012-02-17 02:26:54 PM

Balchinian: Too funny...I just Netflixed this last week.

/I heard rumors that Goldblum actually walks around in his house in that cowboy outfit to this very day.


Yeah...sadly no... even more sad (for me) is I missed this auction, as I were the same size clothes as Jeff Goldblum

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-17 02:27:04 PM

Stratohead: Banzai Institute FAQ (new window)

Who are the Blue Blaze Irregulars and what are the membership requirements?
At the moment there are no less than 6,000 active Blue Blaze Irregulars world wide - men, women, and children who attend selected symposia at the Banzai Institute, who submit their bodies periodically to rugged physical training at such places as the desert survival school in Nevada, the mountaineering school in Alaska, and a half-dozen others around the globe; who are required yearly to make certain educational advancements; who are "on call" twenty-four hours a day to help B. Banzai in a pinch, or their neighbors in a natural disaster. Blue Blazes are, when all is said, ordinary and yet extraordinary people.

Lazy farking bloggers... google BEFORE you post up.


The 80s fan club newsletters explained the watermelon, too.
 
2012-02-17 02:29:07 PM
And while I'm geeking out, I still have two headbands and a t-shirt:

www.worldwatchonline.com

starbaseatlanta.com
 
2012-02-17 02:30:00 PM
Buckaroo Banzai saves his retirement community from alien invaders!

/yeah, I'll pass
 
2012-02-17 02:30:06 PM

BalugaJoe: I invest all my money with Perfect Tommy.


Why Tommy?
 
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