Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Movie Clip Wednesday - Fave Christmas Movie

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.
*Textbook stuff.
*We're dealing with a highly trained group of individuals.


Boxer said...

I remember this one your favorite - I think you had a post about it last year? I asked Mr.Boxer to find it and I need to find out if he ever did. We're looking for a new Christmas movie to watch and this might be it. Happy MCW!

(is Kym still speaking to you?)

Pam said...

Boxie, she is speaking to me. I need to go back and see if there was any more skirmishes though back on the NKOTB page. But ... I found another pic with similar merchandise ;)

When you do a search, it looks like there is one place where you can see Bernard & The Genie online for free. Will go look again and post the link here.

Troll said...

Wow, I think you're safe from Blog-Jynx with this one!

moi said...

I have never seen this and I love Alan Cumming, so I'll hunt it down. Perfumistas also highly prize the gorgeous perfume AC came out with a few years ago, eponymously named (yes, titter, titter), and accompanied by a fun-poking commercial that just makes me laugh and laugh.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Pam,

That looks like a lot of fun. It would be great if you could post the link. Does the Genie look like Barbara Eden?

Happy Christmas to you and your husband.

Milk River Madman said...

Pam, this looks good and as Troll said, little chance of blog jinx.

Buzz Kill said...

I have never even heard of this. I liked the gift he gave his girlfriend. I don't understand why she left.

Happy MCW and Merry Christmas!

Pam said...

Link above to movie for a low download fee. Sorry, but I couldn't find the free download after all.

Troll: I'll just blog jinx myself every year, how about that?

Moi: Wow, that is some really racy/gay commercial... I kinda hate that AC is so gay, but I can't help but love him! So is the cologne/perfume, really good?

Karl: The genie is the exact opposite of Barbara Eden. S o sorry.

MRM: Sweet little movie, hope you watch one day.

Buzzy: Did you see the best friend in the background popping his champagne cork? I think that gift is what set the chain of events in motion ;)

Kymical Reactions said...

Karl: Does the Genie look like Barbara Eden?

Mom: Karl, the Genie looks like the exact opposite of Barbara Eden. Sorry.

Kym: gerherhahahahahhahahahah! Wheeze. breathe. gerherhahahahhahahah!

I can't wait to watch this on Boxing Day.

Here are the quotes I remember:

Kepple: If you ever need anything, you just call and I'll be up there faster than a poker up a pervert.

Charles Pinkworth: As you know, Mr. Bottle left us yesterday, and I've been worrying about it. Do either of you think I was a little harsh on him?

Miss Purse: Well sir... I think perhaps you might... have given him a warning...

Charles Pinkworth: Good, good. You're fired. I want you out of here immediately, you disastrously faded old crone! Exit ye, exit ye!

Pam said...

We watched after you left. Just looking for a couple of short sighted old sock knitters with the odd Gainsborough in the attic!