Well folks it's time for another weekly installment of Movie Clip Wednesday, hosted by Milk River Madman If you wish to play. Post a clip on your site. Try to make it 3 minutes or less, then stop by MRM's site say I'm up, with the title of your movie. You can also see who else is playing. And find some very interesting and differing perspectives on a single topic. The topic for this week is: Sports Movie. Now Karl doesn't watch sports. I watch one football game a year, at a party and it has more to do with pushups and who can break down and reassemble a model 1911 the fastest, than with the game itself. A few movies I can think of that fit the topic: A League of Their Own(it was a good movie) The Longest Yard, The Knute Rockne story. Yet, I chose The Naughty Nineties not because it's a sport movie, but because it has one of the finest and funniest sports routines ever filmed. The Naughty Nineties is a 1945 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is significant for containing perhaps the best-known recorded rendition of the team's classic "Who's on First?" routine, as it is this version of the routine that is shown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.
A couple of other fun points about the movie:
The "Who's on First?" routine was intended to be much earlier in the film; Costello begins by saying to Abbott, "When we get to St. Louis...", but by this point in the film, they are already docked there.
The only baseball defensive position not mentioned in this version is right field.
The camera crew can be heard laughing in the background during the routine.
The line, "Who's on First?" made it at number ninety-one on American Film Institute's 100 Movie Quotes.
If I were to take up watching sports, this one might fill the bill:
I wish you all a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!