I think I tried last year to post something from this movie but there wasn't much on Youtube about it. But this year ... SUCCESS!
Bernard & The Genie is our favorite Christmas movie and is required viewing at our house every year. A sweet little British comedy about antiques dealer Bernard (Bernie played by Alan Cumming) and a Genie (played by Lenny Henry) and in a very 1990's setting.
This scene shows Bernie coming to grips with his girlfriend moving out from his place and into the arms of his best friend, and taking everything with her. Down to the goldfish. She leaves behind his Christmas present from last year, which is an old antique lamp. In which the Genie has been imprisoned for the past 2,000 years. So guess who the Genie happened to know about 2,000 years ago?
Here's a bit of dialogue from memory:
Genie: I Tried to get that goody-two-shoes Jesus to open up a fish restaurant after the Sermon on the Mount. I was going to call it "Something Fishy". But no, Jesus was having none of that. So tell me, what happened to him?
Bernie: Well, it turns out he was the son of God.
Genie: No! I thought he was just kidding about that!
Bernie: No, true blue. Anyway, he was crucified.
Genie: This was a truly wonderful fellow. He didn't deserve that!
Other favorite lines from the movie:
*Did you just inject LSD into my bottom?
*They don't call me Sticky Kibble for nothing.
*No matter how one tries, you can't get past the wonder of that smile.
*We're dealing with a highly trained group of individuals.