Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Yup! There's nothing like some Grandpa Joe to start off one's morning right!


Blogger Kate Marie said...

Oh, please. Don't get me started on Grandpa Joe. Charlie's mom works and slaves for those four old people who "can't" get out of bed for twenty years, and then Charlie gets a golden ticket and all of a sudden Grandpa Joe is dancing around the room? And where does he get off accepting Charlie's invitation to go to Mr. Wonka's factory? Charlie may be excused for being so clueless (he's only a kid, after all), but Grandpa Joe *should* have said, "You know, Charlie, I'm honored that you would ask me, but don't you think your mother -- who has been changing my bedpan for the last twenty years, in addition to working herself to exhaustion for our survival -- deserves a little fun and a day off?"

August 08, 2006 9:56 AM  
Blogger Wonderdog said...

Darn right, KM. And don't forget...he coaxed Charlie into stealing Fizzie Lifting Drinks! (at least in the movie)

He's just bad all around. But he's a little bit fun, isn't he?

August 08, 2006 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Templeton Peck.... said...

I had never watched this movie till about 6 months ago, as the "non-blogging sister" coaxed me into it by telling me of Grandpa Joe and the others all sleeping in a "urine soaked bed" together...My first reaction to that was " this is a kid's movie?".. and after watching the entire movie...I decided it was worth it for one and only one reason ....the Umpa Lumpa is classic.

August 08, 2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger Kate Marie said...

Okay, I'll give you that. He is kinda fun.

Actually, by encouraging Charlie to break the rules, he indirectly gives Charlie the opportunity to redeem himself at the end -- though of course Charlie *wouldn't* have been redeemed if he had listened to Grandpa Joe and gone to Slugworth, instead of returning the gobstopper to Mr. Wonka.

August 08, 2006 11:43 AM  
Blogger Kate Marie said...

LOL, TP! Have you ever seen Wonderdog do an oompa loompa cartwheel? It's great.

By the way, what is this, a freak-out?!!

August 08, 2006 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Templeton Peck said...

Seen him do it?...are you kidding me?...He insists on doing it at every function or's getting a bit embarrasing.... :)

August 08, 2006 12:52 PM  
Blogger Wonderdog said...

The Oompa Loompa cartwheel only comes out after imbibing the infamous margatinis...

"doopah dee doo"...

August 08, 2006 1:59 PM  

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