Underdog!

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Today I did something spontaneous and unplanned that turned out to be a real treat. After an optical appointment and some shopping I took our youngest son to see the movie Underdog. Seth and I both love verbal humor such as puns, plays on words, and alliteration. All are to be found in this movie, plus a doggie hero who speaks in rhymes. Seth laughed and laughed over, “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a frog! NO! It’s . . . UNDERDOG!”

One of the bad guys, Cad, was hilarious as he kept referring to his thesaurus in an attempt to impress his mega-smart bad guy boss, Simon Bar-Sinister. Peter Dinklage did an awesome job playing the mad scientist Bar-Sinister. He has such an expressive face!

The very beginning of the movie was so nostalgic for me. The clips from the original cartoon version reminded me that I watched that cartoon when I was a kiddo! The show ran from 1964 to 1973. Does anyone else remember how funny the penguin Tennessee Tuxedo voiced by Don Adams was? Now I want to see some episodes of the old cartoon. 🙂

4 Responses to “Underdog!”

  1. kerri says:

    I remember that cartoon, but I was pretty little-I was born in ’68 and my recollection kind of blends with the dog from ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle.” I was hoping the movie (Under Dog) would be good. But I’m sure we’ll wait till it comes out on video..

  2. Laura says:

    That does sound like a fun spontaneous thing to do! And I can see Seth laughing his head off… you’re right he is a big fan of play on words things, really gets his funny bone 😀

  3. Bee says:

    If you want to watch the old cartoon look it up on youtube. Thats where I watched some, because I wanted to see what it was like.

  4. Joyce says:

    Thank you, Kerri, Laura and Bianca for your comments. Yes, I’ll look the old cartoon up on Youtube. Thanks for the suggestion, Bee. 🙂