Friday, July 14, 2006

Not about TV, but whatever

Jeanette and I are fervent Netflix junkies, but lately we've been a little put off by the company's advertising choices. On the inside of every Netflix envelope for the past few weeks has been an ad for You, Me, and Dupree starring Matt "Playing Racist Gets You Oscar Noms" Dillon, Kate "Not Nearly As Charismatic as Mom" Hudson, and Owen "Butterscotch Stallion" Wilson. The clever tagline, likely dreamed up over a course of myriad late-night meetings with the most elite execs is:

"Two's company. Dupree's a crowd."

HA HA HA. Do you see what they did there?

Well, as you know, we are frickin' hilarious. And we like to run any joke not only into the ground, but into the molten core of the earth. So Jeanette and I have devised a series of our own taglines for You, Me, and Dupree which we believe rival the current little nugget of brilliance. They are as follows:

* Baby makes Dupree
* Free to be You, Me, and Dupree
* You and me and the devil makes Dupree
* Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone but Dupree
* Elemen-Dupree, my dear Watson

OK, that last one is a stretch. Can you do better? Comment with your own taglines! We are interactive here at The Boob Tubers.


J.J. said...

Dupree fixe menu.

Taylor Lauren said...

There's always more fish in Dupree.

OH GOD. What a horrible first impression.


Alanna said...

Taylor, I'm embarrassed to say that took me a minute.

Taylor Lauren said...

Don't be; it was me taking pot shots on the punnery range, and that's it. At least yours made some sense.

Anonymous said...

Oh, boy. So Matt Dillon is a jerk 'cause he played a (very complex human being) racist? I thought the lessons of that awesome movie were that human beings are extremely complex and nuanced.

I mean, the good guy shoots the black guy and then the bad guy saves the dark-skinned woman? Remember the Asian woman shouting racial epithets at the white woman?

You missed the entire point. Your analysis is so biased. They should just make movies that don't mention race or racism, right? A performance shouldn't get the Oscar "nom" unless it's....

Jeez, I couldn't even (dukes of) hazzard a guess what you want.

Alanna said...


I think you're missing the point of this blog. The last thing you should expect here is straight-faced commentary on racism or any other social issues. We're about sarcasm, facetiousness, and all-around mockery of whatever news item flickers across our consciousness.

That said, I wasn't a fan of Crash. I found it far more reductive, cliched, and simplistic than most people (and critics) seem to. I just watched Do the Right Thing for the first time and thought it offered far better commentary on race relations, and with the humor that the bloated-with-self-importance Crash was sorely lacking.