Monday, January 11, 2010

80's Corner


Remember the McKenzie Brothers? You know, the guys who were featured on SCTV back in the late 1970's? Wait, you don't know what SCTV is? Well, click here for a quick background. The McKenzie's were a group of Canadien .... ummmm ... hillbillies who loved to drink beer and watch hockey. Certainly not your typical premise for a movie.

Well, in the early 1980's, the McKenzie's were featured in a surprisingly successful, and quite funny, movie called Strange Brew. In a nut-shell, the McKenzie's somehow find a job working for a famous brewery that is putting mind-control substances in their beer. The unlikely duo find a way to save the day, producing hilariity throughout the way.

The movie produces many funny quotable lines, phrases, and words like "Hoser," and "Hose-hound." I think it was one of the first movies that made Americans appreciate. Canada. Also, it was one of the first "adult" movies I watched in the theatres (I'm an old man). You can find out more here.

4 comments:

sirgeb said...

Two things to note: Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas were the McKenzie Bros. and they starred in a number of TV commercials in the 80s/90s here in the states, for Pizza Hut and probably something else.

Ink and Stone said...

Great flick!

Reverse said...

I put it on my watch list.

-B- said...

One of the classics! Love the low-budget Sci-Fi movie they made in the beginning with the "Fleshy-Headed Mutants"

Other moments -
"Dad, Bob broke your beer!"

"No point in steering now!"

Oh yeah - I think the famous cartoon voice actor Mel Blanc played the voice of their father.