Bill’s comment in my Ghostbusters post reminded me of a moviespeak that’s been a favorite for some time now. It originates from the Nutty Professor remake starring Eddie Murphy. In the scene, Professor Klump is out on a date at a comedy club. The comedian (played by Dave Chapelle in an early role) comes out and just starts telling generic stand-up-comedian type jokes about women shopping and such. During the act, the soft-spoken Klump leans over to his date (a pre-married Jada Pinkett-Smith) and says, “That is true, women do shop” (because most stand-up comedians are funny due to the “it’s funny because it’s true” law of comedy). When I first saw this movie when I was going to WPI, this line just struck us as funny. So we would always say it in every situation. And if anyone EVER said “that’s true”, we’d finish with “women DO shop”. I’ve been doing it for years now, and it’s caught on with most everyone I know.
Unfortunately, the scene takes a decidedly nasty turn for the worse when the comedian starts making fun of people in the crowd, and spies the rather large Professor Klump.