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14 July 2005 @ 09:48 am
Cooter Says No  
Ben Jones, a former Georgia congressman who played the wisecracking mechanic Cooter on the popular series "Dukes of Hazzard" from 1979 to 1985, is urging fans to skip the forthcoming movie version, calling it "a sleazy insult." He said profanity and sexual content in the film make a mockery of the family-friendly show. "Basically, they trashed our show," said Jones in an open letter to fans on his Web site. He read a script of the Warner Brothers movie, which is scheduled to be released next month. "It's one thing to do whatever movie they want to do, but to take a classic family show and do that is like taking 'I Love Lucy' and making her a crackhead or something."

Well, I wasn't going to see it anyway...
Current Music: Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
UnRepentantunrepentant on July 14th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
I think I adversely affected my eyesight at a young age thinking of Catherine Bach.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Boobiesarchmage on July 14th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
We all did!
No Matter Where You Go, There You Areigiggedwitdanny on July 14th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
Heh, Wise words could haven't been said better from a Cooter.

God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: The Mask (Laughing)archmage on July 14th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
Hey, if a Cooter speaks, you better listen.
maudelynn: ayyyyyyyymaudelynn on July 14th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
with a name like cooter he has to be right ....
hanging on by a thread...neurotica69 on July 15th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
I wasn't going to see it either...but now I just might. :) How are you doing?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Archmage Drinkingarchmage on July 15th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
Another day, another something-or-other!
hanging on by a thread...: PinkPantiesneurotica69 on July 15th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
Some days are better than others, this I know. Tell me your favorite movie, please. Just something I enjoy knowing. Mine is The Royal Tennembaums. It's not my favorite blockbuster, but my favorite movie.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Archmage Chaosarchmage on July 16th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
LOL...well, that's not an easy question. I'm a movie whore, I own 400+ movies, and I don't watch TV, just movies. As you can imagine, then, narrowing down a fave is a tough call.

Let's see, though. I have several that are tops of the lists, as it were. I'm a huge fan of the Aliens series, and I love Blade Runner. Strangely enough, though, I also consider Metropolis to be one of the greatest films ever made.

Speaking of Metropolis, I love silent movies. I'm a freak for Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera (Claude Rains' 1943 version is not bad, Robert Englund's 1989 version is funny, and don't get me started on how much I HATE the Andrew Lloyd Webber version). I'm also a big fan of Nosferatu (and Shadow of the Vampire as well).

Yes, obviously I'm a horror/sci-fi nut. This kicks in further with my love of Dark City as well as the fact that I love 80's slasher flick series like the Friday the 13th movies.

Christ, I haven't even touched comedies and dramas! See why this is a tough question? *L* Kama Sutra, The Last Emperor, The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, Cecil B. Demented, all high on my lists.

We could be here for days...;)
Rowennalapis_lunamoth on July 15th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, I heard that on NPR this morning. Pretty much made me NOT want to see the movie...not that I really have the opportunity to do much theatre-going.
Chris: amusedclipdude on July 15th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
taking 'I Love Lucy' and making her a crackhead or something.

Actually, that might be funny.
Nathanneoatmus on July 16th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
Lucy as a crackhead... that might be amusing.