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2017-09-22 12:15:11 AM  
Shouldn't this have the "Ironic" tag?
 
2017-09-22 01:47:05 AM  
I had this movie that I did not see confused with the movie "Pacific Heights" which I did see. As big as the house is pictured in TFA, who knows, these days the house in Pacific Heights might also be pushing $5.9M also.
 
2017-09-22 02:51:19 AM  
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If you haven't seen it, it's worth a watch...
 
2017-09-22 02:53:14 AM  
Favorite bit is when the couple are fighting, and all of the construction workers are standing around watching like it's a soap opera, eating peanuts and shiat.
 
2017-09-22 02:55:03 AM  
If you have Netflix, it's on there. Just watched it a few days ago.
 
2017-09-22 02:56:32 AM  
Still the funniest movie I've seen. Most comedies don't have legs: watched Airplane! a while back and only got some "hehs" from me. Same with Animal House (in fact, some parts are so dated that they were cringeworthy).

But The Money Pit is still thigh-slapping funny and gets me to do my silent laughing.
 
2017-09-22 03:01:38 AM  

dericwater: Still the funniest movie I've seen. Most comedies don't have legs: watched Airplane! a while back and only got some "hehs" from me. Same with Animal House (in fact, some parts are so dated that they were cringeworthy).

But The Money Pit is still thigh-slapping funny and gets me to do my silent laughing.


Meh. Money Pit was as thigh-slapping as Baby's Day Out to me. Maybe less so. Definitely less so. Each to their own.
 
2017-09-22 03:03:48 AM  
Those damned blood sucking lawyers.
 
2017-09-22 03:06:05 AM  

8 inches: Shouldn't this have the "Ironic" tag?


I came here to suggest the Obvious tag
 
2017-09-22 03:07:01 AM  
Oh I forgot one of my favorite lines. When they were yelling at each other.

Shelly: You never passed a bar in your life
Hanks: You never pass by a bar in your life.

Funny joke. People laughed.

/I think that how it went.
 
2017-09-22 03:07:06 AM  

RottNDude: [img.fark.net image 425x250]
If you haven't seen it, it's worth a watch...


The Care Bears were here!
 
2017-09-22 03:33:49 AM  

Freschel: Oh I forgot one of my favorite lines. When they were yelling at each other.

Shelly: You never passed a bar in your life
Hanks: You never pass by a bar in your life.

Funny joke. People laughed.

/I think that how it went.


"It amazes me you ever passed the bar."
"I'm sure it does. You've never passed a bar in your life."

Shelly Long's little stampy fit after that one slays me. LOVE this film!
 
2017-09-22 04:01:11 AM  

KodosZardoz: RottNDude: [img.fark.net image 425x250]
If you haven't seen it, it's worth a watch...

The Care Bears were here!


Let's try Brad!
Brad, Brad, bo-brad . . .
 
2017-09-22 04:05:03 AM  
Whatever happened to that Hanks guy?
 
2017-09-22 04:20:09 AM  
"Two weeks!"
 
2017-09-22 04:36:00 AM  
Reminds me of after I bought my place all the crap that kept popping up. That was eight years ago and in two weeks it'll all be done. HA!
 
2017-09-22 06:02:32 AM  
Tom Hanks - Laughing - The Money Pit
Youtube q2rVcxkbIQc


/kills me every single time I see this scene
//ah, home crap home
///you testing missiles here?
 
2017-09-22 06:02:42 AM  

dericwater: Still the funniest movie I've seen. Most comedies don't have legs: watched Airplane! a while back and only got some "hehs" from me. Same with Animal House (in fact, some parts are so dated that they were cringeworthy).

But The Money Pit is still thigh-slapping funny and gets me to do my silent laughing.


Surely, you can't be serious.
 
2017-09-22 06:06:34 AM  
Two weeks.
 
2017-09-22 06:36:54 AM  
We have stairs!
 
2017-09-22 06:42:00 AM  
"The union forces me to allow you to go to lunch, in spite of the way you've played.

Those of you with consciences will not be able to eat.  And those of you who consciences match your talents, go stuff yourselves.  I hope you choke."

/ Alexander Godunov steals TMP
/ paaaaaint, don't tickle and don't smoke
 
2017-09-22 07:09:05 AM  
What was the original line they overdubbed with Meryl Streep?  You can tell it's an obvious overdub.
 
2017-09-22 07:27:58 AM  
Do you realize what you've done? You've taken a woman who loves you, one of the great women in the world and thrown her away. I lost her too, but I will get over it because I am shallow and self-centered. But you, you wont, because you are "complex". You will feel terrible anguish for the rest of your life. This is turning out to be a pretty good day.
 
2017-09-22 07:41:48 AM  

2wolves: Whatever happened to that Hanks guy?


Not much.  Heard he did a voice part in

Bob The Nob: "The union forces me to allow you to go to lunch, in spite of the way you've played.

Those of you with consciences will not be able to eat.  And those of you who consciences match your talents, go stuff yourselves.  I hope you choke."

/ Alexander Godunov steals TMP
/ paaaaaint, don't tickle and don't smoke


Yeah he was perfect as the self-absorbed dude.

I just googled his name - didn't realize he died in the 90's.  Wow.
 
2017-09-22 08:02:45 AM  
Does it come with the fountain from the movie?
 
2017-09-22 08:15:42 AM  
I'll have to watch it again because I don't remember it being that funny, maybe I just wasn't in the mood at the time or something.
 
2017-09-22 08:26:24 AM  

Unbridled Apathy: KodosZardoz: RottNDude: [img.fark.net image 425x250]
If you haven't seen it, it's worth a watch...

The Care Bears were here!

Let's try Brad!
Brad, Brad, bo-brad . . .


When he's stuck in the floor... fark that slays me every time.

"I'm in HERE!"
 
2017-09-22 08:49:33 AM  
Don't remember the film being funny but I was young then.
Film was written by a producer/ writer of the Alien films.

Now, Outrageous Fortune, there's a Shelley Long cinematic classic*.
Outrageous Fortune Jerry Zaks Scene - Bette Midler - Shelly Long
Youtube Rv6EDzs1FDw


/*not really
 
2017-09-22 08:53:14 AM  
"Oh, yes. How silly of me, it's eleven-thirty. You must be parched."
 
2017-09-22 09:25:14 AM  
Definitely ironic for me since I've been calling the house I moved into 2 weeks ago, "The Money Pit." Funny how you always find out why they are selling within the first few days of living there. It should be law to be able to test drive a house for a few days before buying. Inspectors are basically worthless.
 
2017-09-22 09:32:32 AM  

phippstein: Definitely ironic for me since I've been calling the house I moved into 2 weeks ago, "The Money Pit." Funny how you always find out why they are selling within the first few days of living there. It should be law to be able to test drive a house for a few days before buying. Inspectors are basically worthless.


And yet the home inspectors I've had to respond to as a seller have been so eager to find problems, they've found non-existent ones.  Like the Stevie Wonder who said I had no smoke or CO detectors.  I'm not sure how he missed those.
 
2017-09-22 09:52:09 AM  
Nice lookin' wool.
 
2017-09-22 10:13:27 AM  
Ok-the scene where the fire place comes crashing down? Happened to my friend-in her Queen Anne Victorian. Ditto for the electrical issues in her house-more of flick on a light switch, 'n watch the sparks fly!
  The Money Pit is (to me) still very funny and a testament to trying to renovate old houses-far more accurate than what's shown on those HGTV type shows, where there may be a few blips-"Oh dear, I broke a nail trying to open a can of paint" or "the floors were painted a 16th of the shade we wanted" type of whining. Not the "Shiat-the contractor ran off with the down payment", "No one told us that flood insurance would be $13,000 a year", "The flooring company sent the wrong tiles, cut incorrectly, and over charged us-per their first invoice", home inspector missed the gaping hole near the gutter on the roof, and so on. Sure a few folks here have tales to tell of home ownership as well.
 
2017-09-22 10:31:31 AM  

cgremlin: "Two weeks!"


I have used this line since I saw it in the theaters.  I used it for  " When are you due?" (when I was barely showing.)  How long until your house is complete?  How long until we get to Disney.   It just keeps going.
 
2017-09-22 10:44:46 AM  
The paperwork will take two weeks to go through.
 
2017-09-22 10:49:17 AM  

Shirley Ujest: cgremlin: "Two weeks!"

I have used this line since I saw it in the theaters.  I used it for  " When are you due?" (when I was barely showing.)  How long until your house is complete?  How long until we get to Disney.   It just keeps going.


Oh yeah, forgot about that! Had several contractors here, unironicaly state, with straight faces, the work would take: "two weeks". It was hard not to laugh-but finding anyone to even show up for price quotes is a challenge in this region-fer example-roof repair-called six companies-did not hear back any of 'em. The guy who did call-got my number from a friend who worked for one of the companies and that his Dad knew them and that he should call me to look at the roof. Which, actually worked out-as it seems like the leak was fixed. I hope.
 
2017-09-22 10:52:19 AM  
Lattingtown is one of the richest towns in the whole country.
 
2017-09-22 11:06:38 AM  
Under contract and in the inspection/objection period now, so I'm only sort-of getting a kick.
 
2017-09-22 11:08:40 AM  
Oh, and I loved that movie.
 
2017-09-22 11:25:17 AM  

Freschel: Oh I forgot one of my favorite lines. When they were yelling at each other.

Shelly: You never passed a bar in your life
Hanks: You never pass by a bar in your life.

Funny joke. People laughed.

/I think that how it went.


Her: It amazes me that you ever passed the bar.

Him: I'm sure it does. You've never passed a bar in your life.

Her: You are so much less attractive when I'm sober.

Him: Thank goodness it's not that often.
 
2017-09-22 11:27:39 AM  
I bet the pool is well-maintained.
 
2017-09-22 12:32:31 PM  
I already own one, thanks.

$100k for the downstairs, so far, doesn't include guest bathroom, $50-70k for the back yard, so far, doesn't include actual plants, but we are getting a gorgeous outdoor kitchen.

Still have to update the upstairs bathrooms and fix the staircase. But hey, we bought it five years ago and even without the repairs/upgrades, it's worth more than we've put into it (bought low, market value shot up after the recession) . It will never look as great as that house, but it's home.
 
2017-09-22 12:50:55 PM  

groppet: We have stairs!


And weak trees.
 
2017-09-22 01:11:18 PM  
Where's my absurd think piece postulating that The Money Pit is why Millennials aren't buying homes?
 
2017-09-22 04:25:36 PM  

Beanlet: I already own one, thanks.

$100k for the downstairs, so far, doesn't include guest bathroom, $50-70k for the back yard, so far, doesn't include actual plants, but we are getting a gorgeous outdoor kitchen.

Still have to update the upstairs bathrooms and fix the staircase. But hey, we bought it five years ago and even without the repairs/upgrades, it's worth more than we've put into it (bought low, market value shot up after the recession) . It will never look as great as that house, but it's home.


Have you watched Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House? Cary Grant was great in that movie. Not nearly the slap stick style of "The Money Pit"-love the bath tub crashing through the floor. But, to me, excellent, dry witty humor. Great fun. Oh and "The 'Burbs"-watch that one closer to Halloween. Bruce Dern and Brother Theodore! As neighbors!
 
2017-09-22 05:00:29 PM  

Beanlet: I already own one, thanks.

$100k for the downstairs, so far, doesn't include guest bathroom, $50-70k for the back yard, so far, doesn't include actual plants, but we are getting a gorgeous outdoor kitchen.

Still have to update the upstairs bathrooms and fix the staircase. But hey, we bought it five years ago and even without the repairs/upgrades, it's worth more than we've put into it (bought low, market value shot up after the recession) . It will never look as great as that house, but it's home.


Rich people problems I guess.
 
2017-09-22 09:28:58 PM  
6 car garage is pretty weak, $6 million for a property warrants 10x that many bays.
 
2017-09-23 12:15:34 AM  
The Turkey...
 
2017-09-23 11:28:43 AM  
Two weeks
 
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