I almost watched The Cable Guy in its full today for this entry, but then I read the plot on Wikipedia…
I thought “oh, geez … no. no. I’ll just watch the scenes from the movie that I remembered from that one time I caught the movie on a Saturday at 8 am on TBS the Summer of 2007.”
The one scene in the movie that totally changes the game, that totally makes Steven (played by Matthew Broderick) realize that Chip was bad news was in my opinion the basketball scene.
1. The hurt guy.
Nobody seems to really care about this guy being hurt. Sure they all crowd around him initially, but the sincerity is pretty insincere. “oh? It’s the same injury he had last year.”
Later on, you see the guy near death on the bleachers. okay?
2. Broderick’s tight little burgundy shirt
3. “you guys play here too?”
Oh man. That jersey Jim’s wearing had to be special made. I’ve never seen one cut like that before in my life. His boobs are showing. The whole ensemble makes him look … I’m not allowed to say what I think he looks like. I have this blog linked to my portfolio. I will say, he has nice legs though.
4. “This is Chip Douglas, my cable guy.”
Ok, Steven, why would you even introduce Chip as “your cable guy”, already you’re creeping your friends out. They’re like “how do you know your cable guy so well?”
I love Jack Black’s reaction: “Really? That’s sweet?”
5. The mouthguard
You know stuff’s serious when Chip puts on his mouthguard.
6. The use of Filter’s “Hey Man, Nice Shot” as the soundtrack of the scene
That’s the song about Budd Dwyer! The state treasurer that killed himself on live tv! Number 72 on this blog! ‘Song ain’t about basketball!
7. “I see…we’re playing prison rules!”
8. DID HE SPIT ON THAT GUY?
Chip’s a racist.
9. You almost see Carrey’s giblets.
10. Chip intentionally breaking the backboard
I thought breaking backboards was a rare occurrence in basketball, but apparently its happened enough times for Bleacher Report to make a slideshow of the 20 greatest.
11. ”We’re not friends. I don’t even know you.”
I promise a more serious entry next time. I promise. What if a potential employer sees this, seeing me type up an entry about The Cable Guy, and I referred to esteemed actor Matthew Broderick as a “~~**sexy man**~~.”