Dr. Leo Marvin had just dropped Bob off at the insane asylum and upon his return home his wife gives him a phone call which is the psychiatrist that he just convinced to take Bob into custody. The Psychiatrist tells him to return and when Leo returns, she tells him that she can’t keep him because he convinced her entire staff that he wasn’t insane. Leo is then forced to take Bob back to Lake Winnipesaukee and on the return drive Bob starts to drive Leo crazy. Leo lets out a yell, stops the car and gets out going to the passenger side of the car. He opens the door and yells “Get out of the car!”
However, this shows my favorite scene in that Richard Dreyfuss pronounces that last line as, “Get outta ba daaaar!” Here’s a YouTube clip that plays the scene:
· Leo, I see salt and pepper. Is there a salt substitute?
· I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful... I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful... I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful...
One liner’s are a great thing for a movie to have. I believe that the reason the movie Anchorman was so successful is because the entire movie is just full of memorable one liner’s. The problem with newer and newer comedies is that the preview you see is nothing but the funniest parts. It’s like a broken record when you go to see them at the theater. You just chuckle when you see the scenes you previously laughed really hard at. Then when you leave the theatre, you leave with the feeling of “that was okay.”
Before getting back to Bill Murray’s performance in this film, we need to understand the different roles that he gives in his movies. Here’s a flow chart that I think explains a typical Bill Murray Performance:
I was going to include three Genres, but even in movies like Broken Flowers and Lost in Translation, one still finds humor in either his mishaps or his nature. Thus I included Drama into the Dramedy Genre by the role of serious. Anyone who’s a fan of Wes Anderson knows that there is a 95 percent chance that Bill Murray is in one of his films. Much like Tim Burton loves using Johnny Depp, Wes Anderson loves using his troupe, Bill Murray being one of them. You’ll notice that I included What About Bob into the Central Character Role in a Comedy Genre. If you’ve seen the other movies that are included with that, you’ll notice that his humor is pretty much the same in those films as well (to a certain extent).
A Message for Fans
We all love Bill Murray. Some of us like him enough just to go see any movie he’s in. If you’re a fan of any of the actors that I mentioned, then you need to rent this movie and watch it again! It’s classic Bill Murray and a classic Film. If you do end up watching it again, listen to the names Bob and Siggy call each other when they’re playing “Tourettes”. Some of them are pretty funny.
A Message for Non-Fans
I understand if this movie isn’t your kind of humor. It’s not that some people “don’t understand” the humor, it’s that they don’t care to. Some people would rather watch movies like You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (2008). Personally that humor doesn’t appeal to me, but to some it does. However, let me tell you this. Give it a chance! At least read what I’ve said here and try to see it the way I do, and maybe you’ll enjoy it as much as I have.
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