Anyone who has seen Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore‘s “50 First Dates” will remember the scene where Henry (Adam Sandler) gets his best Hawaiian friend, Ula (played by Rob Schneider) to pretend to be mugging him on the side of the road in order to get Lucy’s (Drew Barrymore) attention.
Lucy not only pulls her car over to rescue Henry, but she actually takes a baseball bat out of the backseat of her car and proceeds to beat the living shit out of poor Ula. It’s hilarious!
Joe was napping in his recliner, but he woke up during that scene and he and Dot howled with laughter.
Joe: “That must be a pretty weak bat.”
Me: “Why do you say that, Joe?”
Joe: “Well that pretty lady just beat that guy to hell and back with that baseball bat and he was still able to run away.”
Dot: “It’s just a movie Joe. It’s pretend. The bat was probably made out of plastic or something.”
Joe looked serious: “Pretend or not, getting beat up with a baseball bat like that would turn a man into a pile of raw hamburger real quick.”
Me: “That’s true Joe.”
Joe: “There wouldn’t be no getting up from that!”
Me: “Nope, there sure wouldn’t be.”
Dot rolled her eyes.
Joe: “Only a pretty blonde could get away with beating a man to his death like that.”
Me: “Why is that Joe?”
Joe had a sparkle in his eye: “Because at least he’d have something pretty to look at. That wouldn’t be such a bad way to go.”
Joe thought about it for a minute before he grinned real big, looked at Dot and said, “Now don’t go gettin’ any ideas about whacking me with that can of yours…”
Dot smiled: “Is that your way of telling me that I’m pretty?”
Joe chuckled and shrugged his shoulders.
Dot grinned: “Well that’s about the best compliment that you’ve given me in a long time, Joe.”
Joe turned to look at me and whispered, “Seems I may have said something right. Maybe she’ll let me in her bedroom later…”
I whispered back: “Maybe so, Joe.”
Dot craned her neck: “What’d he say?”
Me: “He said that lady on TV doesn’t hold a candle to you, Dot.”
Dot smiled from ear to ear and reached over to hold his hand: “Well you’re just full of charm today, aren’t you Joe?”
Joe beamed with pride and chuckled shyly.
As soon as Dot wasn’t looking, I gave Joe a “thumb’s up” sign and he winked back at me.
All in a day’s work.