Stuff I Dig: Cape Rear 2

Here’s one of my favorite sketches from one of the most groundbreaking sketch comedy shows of all-time: In Living Color! Call me crazy but out of all of the most hilarious sketches on the program, this one, featuring Keenen Ivory Wayans as Arsenio Hall and Jamie Foxx as Eddie Murphy in a spoof of the Martin Scorsese 1991 remake of Cape Fear, stands out as my favorite.

Highlights include:

  • Jamie Foxx’s impression of Eddie Murphy’s impression of Bill Cosby
  • the fact that they referenced Amazon Women on the Moon
  • “Have you ever tried kissin’ Diana Ross? The hair moves while ya reachin’ for the lips, Eddie!”
  • Eddie threatening Arsenio with the overwhelming wrath of Joe Piscopo

Hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to party all the time. Party all the time…

Stuff I Dig: Kevin Smith’s “The Flying Car”

While I admit that I’m a slightly lapsed Kevin Smith fanatic nowadays, there are a few bits of his body of work that will always leave a positive impression on me. Among these works are the two Clerks movies and its animated spinoff, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (sue me), half of Mallrats, his rants on Tim Burton and Jon Peters, and this gem of a short film from a 2002 episode of The Tonight Show featuring a traffic-bound Dante Hicks and Randal Graves, the anti-heroes of Clerks, engaged in a witty yet perceptive debate about how far one would be willing to go to fulfill a Jetsons-inspired wish to change the world. Hope you enjoy it!