A Scene That I Love: Happy Thanksgiving from WKRP!


It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without sharing these scenes that I love from the classic sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati.

Believe it or not, this episode was based on a true story!  It didn’t happen in Ohio.  Instead, it happened in Atlanta, Georgia and it was real promotion stunt for a local station, WQXI.  Years later, a young copywriter named Hugh Wilson heard the story while he was working WQXI.  Wilson later moved to California, started writing scripts, and eventually created WKRP In Cincinnati.

I always feel bad for the turkeys but I am glad that the survivors were able to launch a counter attack.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Scenes That I Love: Cyrus’s Speech From The Warriors


Cyrus?

He’s the one and only.

From 1979’s The Warriors (which I watched earlier tonight as a part of the #FridayNightFlix live tweet), here’s a scene that I love.  Playing the role of Cyrus, the man who could bring all of the gangs of New York together, is Roger Hill.  Playing the role of his assassin is the great David Patrick Kelly.

Cyrus knew what he was talking about but the world wasn’t ready for him.

Can you dig it?

A Bonus Horror Scene That I Love: Conal Cochran’s Speech From Halloween III


With horrorthon coming to a close for another year, I figured why not allow Conal Cochran to get in a word or two.

This is from Halloween III: Season of the Witch.  Playing Conal Cochran, of course, is the great Dan O’Herlihy.

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Halloween.

Horror Scenes That I Love: The Finale of Dawn of the Dead


For our final horror scene that I love of the 2021 Horrorthon, how about the ending of George Romero’s 1978 masterpiece, Dawn of the Dead?

Keep an eye out Tom Savini, going over that railing.

Horror Scenes That I Love: Irene Miracle Takes A Fateful Swim in Dario Argento’s Inferno


Inferno (1980, dir by Dario Argento)

For today’s scene that I love, here is the classic scene from 1980’s Inferno, Dario Argento’s follow-up to Suspiria. In this scene, Irene Miracle takes a fateful swim. I’ve seen this film several times and this sequence still creeps me out!

Scenes That I Love: Peter Fonda Explores The City In The Trip


Today’s scene is from Roger Corman’s 1967 film, The Trip. Corman dropped acid himself before filming Peter Fonda doing the same thing in this film. Regardless of how one views Corman’s cinematic recreation of Fonda’s experience with acid, The Trip is considered to be one of the first nuanced drug films. While it doesn’t endorse drug use, it also doesn’t descend into the hysterics of a film like Reefer Madness. Interestingly enough, the script was written by Jack Nicholson.

Here is Peter Fonda, exploring the city on LSD, in The Trip:

Horror Scenes That I Love: The Ending of The Thing


Since I paid tribute to John Carpenter earlier today, it only seems appropriate that today’s horror scene that I love should come from one of his best films. The final scene of 1982’s The Thing is chilling, both literally and figuratively. Watch below but remember, it’s also a spoiler if you haven’t seen Carpenter’s film yet.

Horror Scenes That I Love: “This is Halloween” From The Nightmare Before Christmas


Okay, so it’s not Halloween yet.

But it is close! And, even more importantly, it’s Pumpkin Day! So, in honor of all of the holidays that we celebrate this week, here’s a classic song and scene from 1993’s The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Horror Scenes That I Love: The Final Scene of The Birds


From 1963’s The Birds and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this is one of the best horror endings ever.

The birds have won. Or, at least they have until Birdemic….