Thursday, March 02, 2006

Pleasant Distractions

I'm in better spirits today than yesterday; thanks for bearing with me. In honor of my impending vacation to La-La-Land, I present you with these Fun TV and Movie Facts:

1. The role of Summer Wheatley in Napoleon Dynamite was played by Haylie Duff, sister to Hilary.

2. In the adult film Behind the Green Door, one of the actors is credited as "Hadley V. Baxendale." Hadley v. Baxendale is a landmark case in contracts law.

3. Porn queen Marilyn Chambers, star of Behind the Green Door, was once the model on the box of Ivory Snow ("99 44/100% Pure!"). Her Ivory Snow box is displayed as a prop in many of her adult films.

4. In Goodfellas, in the scene in which Henry and Karen Hill are discussing whether to enter the Witness Protection Program, the U.S. Attorney is played by the real U.S. Attorney who discussed the program with the real Henry and Karen Hill.

5. Quentin Tarantino once appeared on an episode of "The Golden Girls," as one of several Elvis impersonators.

Do you have any to add?


Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

Nothing to add, except the small observations that you seem to be pretty darn knowledgable about porn films... ;)

9:25 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

GG--It's the quiet ones you have to watch out for!

9:27 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

I don't have any trivia to add, but Ivory Snow would make an excellent porn name.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Jess Riley said...

Wow, that was really interesting!

I don't really have anything to add other than that L. Ron Hubbard thought that vegetables felt pain.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

This isn't very obscure, but remember when George Clooney used to be on The Facts of Life?

Oh, and Wargames was on this weekend and I noticed that Michael Madsen had a 2 minute part in the very beginning, along with John Spencer (from The West Wing) who just died. I think it may have been the first movie for both.

1:32 PM  
Blogger mamalujo1 said...

The kid who got his tongue stuck to the flagpole in "A Christmas Story," did some porn acting when he grew up. I don't think any of them involved getting his tongue stuck anywhere else.

1:58 PM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Mignon, I thought the same thing about George Clooney. And didn't Tom Hanks used to be on a Soap Opera?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

Ack! I have nothing to add. But this... My porn name (should I ever lose my friggin mind enough to become a porn star) would be Tye Olive. Growl.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

Mamalujo1, I was going to add that bit about the kid from _A Christmas Story_, but I didn't want people to think I was too porn-obsessed. :)

3:44 PM  
Blogger The Queen Mama said...

None to add...but those were fun!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Meckhead said...

Here's a random one:

For all those who fondly remember the movie "Goonies" (and especially those of us who felt nostalgic enough to pick it up when it came out on DVD)...

So Mikey's older brother in the film is nicknamed "Bran," right, and their last name is Walsh, which would make Mikey's brother's full name BRANDON WALSH.

Ring any bells in the 90210 zip code?

Speaking of which...have a great time in SoCal, Arabella, from a former resident!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

Nope, nothing to add, but I have a burning need to see Behind the Green Door, right about now.

6:01 PM  

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