Friday, September 18, 2009

Breakdown: the Eugene Brinkmeister Story

At long, long last, a movie I'm not embarrassed to post!

Long overdue (and sorely welcome) was the debut performance of Matt N. He plays Eugene, a budding lunatic whose dense psychotherapist is too busy shooting up (and smoking joints and snorting coke and weilding power drills) to notice that his client is about to freak the hell out. Nearly every joke in this movie was a reference to something Matt N. and I found funny in our high school Psychology class. For example: "They told me it was to control my salivation!"

The opening credits (set to the Three Amigos theme!) features the only known use of a tripod in a Danman Production. It also features the only voice-over (done by playing a tape recorder next to the camera). And here's a behind-the-scenes story to pluck yer heartstrings: Joe, our resident superstar, had recently had his foot torn off (and reattached) in a pretty gnarly farm accident. He was bedridden for months, but would that stop me from working him into the movie? No way. Thus: "Guest Starring Joe Adam as Professor Higgins."

Word on the street was that the Pyschology teacher continued to show this in class for years after we graduated. Yet not a single point of extra credit rolled our way. That, my friends, is what you call a travesty.

Best quote: "Sorry, doc, I can't come in. It's Bug Week on the Discovery Channel."

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At September 21, 2009 at 7:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is your David Lynchian masterpiece. And I thought that BEFORE his eyeball rolled on the floor only to be picked up and stuffed back into the socket with a satisfying thlurp.

At September 21, 2009 at 6:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I decided to wait untill they started having me in them to comment. Good lord, I look like a freaking animal in this! I believe it was right after basic training. Over a hundred pounds ago. Favorite part, the horrible beckoning hand in the mirror as the phone rings. Also, the mentioned slurping sound of the eyeball, which was really Dan laughing at Joe's monkey pose. It was one of those beautiful mistakes.
M Nelson.

At September 22, 2009 at 6:17 AM , Blogger DK said...

Minute for minute, this movie has the most trying-not-to-laugh-and-failing moments of any Danman Production, that's for sure.

No one has mentioned the tea-stirring scene? That one is CLASSIC.

At September 30, 2009 at 2:17 AM , Anonymous logitech webcam said...

I am already watched that film of Matt. The film was quite funny but the jokes in this film are outdated just an average comedy.

At September 30, 2009 at 6:14 AM , Blogger DK said...

Average? Average!? Dear Mr. Webcam, sir, that is the greatest compliment these movies have ever received, and I thank you.


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