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Fletch

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Arnold Panz, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    Absolutely true! Although I've seen Fletch so many times now that he seems like a real person to me at this point. ;)
     
  2. Arnold Panz

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    I sent it to some friends and we all think it's a riot! Taking this to an extreme, I suppose the real Arnold Panz, successful divorce lawyer, could have retired to Miami. And it would only make sense for Fletch, a die hard Lakers fan, that his nemesis would be a Miami Heat fan. :).
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

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    I've always visualized you as some sort of pan-European (Austro-Spanish) debonair chap sunning on South Beach - "Josh" will take some getting used to ;)
     
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    Josh - when Tesla requests payment for your Model S, will you put it on the Underhill account?
     
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    arnold_t_pants.jpeg

    Of course! Just so long as He and Wendy get to keep $918 of it!

    *Wishing I had chosen Mr. Poon as my handle*
     
  6. Arnold Panz

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    Oh boy would I be a massive disappointment for you if we ever met! :) I'm basically like the movie character, without the trenchcoat.

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    Great photo!

    "I'm neither loitering nor trespassing. I have simply chosen an advisable location to await my client's delinquent husband."

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    Oooooh, if only I could!

    Interesting tidbit -- the original character's name was Marvin Gillet. Arnold Panz is just an ad-lib by Chevy Chase that stuck. We thought it was a ridiculously funny name for some reason.
     
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    Watching Fletch now. Thanks!
     
  8. Arnold Panz

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    It's my favorite movie ever. I worked in a video store for several years in high school (late 1980s), and we had to put on movies that (a) didn't annoy us to death, (b) didn't have bad language, violence or nudity, and (c) we had seen already because we couldn't watch the movie uninterrupted while working. That basically left us with Fletch, Young Frankenstein and the Police Squad TV show tapes (and later Naked Gun when it finally came out on video). I must have seen Fletch a thousand times, and still laugh at almost ever scene. Enjoy!
     
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    When you get your Model S make sure you check the svetzer valve. And don't forget your 30 weight ball bearings.

    Fletch - - YouTube
     
  10. Arnold Panz

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    Probably the humidity.

    That's a terrific wing. I love that shape.

    There is a tremendous buildup of guck all over that.
     
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    And the quote I throw out regularly:

    C'mon guys, it's all ball bearings nowadays!

    On another note, have you read the book? The movie was done as a Chevy Chase vehicle and only the plot was kept. The Fletch character in the book is completely different but equally good. The late Gregory Mcdonald is the author.
     
  12. Arnold Panz

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    I've read all the Fletch books, though clearly the first is the best (and the ending much better, though I understand why Hollywood changed it for the movie). My personal favorite is Fletch Won, which is a hilarious prequel book. I think Kevin Smith (a HUGE original Fletch fan) has been trying to make it into a movie for years.
     
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    Found Fletch on HBO on Demand. Watching it now for the first time. Liking what I see.
     
  14. Arnold Panz

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    Oh, to be young and never have seen Fletch! For people of my generation (Gen X), it's a classic, and definitely gets better with repeat viewings. You'll miss a lot of the subtle humor and jokes the first time through.
     
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    Fletch lives was my favorite.... But sadly, the kids of today just don't get good old slap stick humor ... Airplane, Three Stooges..
     
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    Talking about Fletch got me nostalgic so I started a movie and book thread in off topic so we can spread around some of our favorites. Like "The Jerk." Another great if you ask me...
     
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    It's on right now. I am watching the Underhill scene.
     
  18. Arnold Panz

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    Thanks! I just happened to find it on HBO Family in time for the Arnold Panz scene!!

    "Open you raincoat. C'mon, just once. It's worth it."

    "Keep $10 for yourself. Go out and get yourself a nice piece of ass."
     
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    Glad that this thread has taken a happier turn.

    All the same, are the mods too busy catching up on Fletch?! :)
     
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    Ahem....:rolleyes:
     

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