One of the great reoccurring bits in Hollywood is one very few people know about. Virtually every time Paul Rudd is on Conan promoting a new movie, he teases a clip from said film and instead plays the same clip from the legendary 1988 film Mac and Me. The clip features a boy in a wheelchair, uncontrollably flying down a hill until he flies off a cliff into a lake. If that sounds insensitive, yes, it is. AND to top it off, the clip ends with an poor excuse for the 1980s animatronic alien popping frame. This is not a joke.
At work, Karen and I carry the Paul Rudd/Mac and Me torch, but one day it was revealed that neither of us had actually seen the movie. In a perfectly executed call back, she got me the movie for my birthday. As promised, here is the running diary of the first time I watched Mac and Me
Sunday December 28
00:00:00 – Look at this menu page. Just glorious. How can you not be excited to press play. This is the Manifest Destiny of menu pages. The unknown lies before us, but it can only hold great things. Side Note: Based on the abundance of dogs in the background of that picture, I’m going to say that is a bit of subliminal foreshadowing.
Here we go.