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26 Jul 2006

Parsley Eaters Anonymous!

Written by sally @ 1:01 pm — Section: Uncategorized

Last night I continued my Read No Books campaign and watched part of The Karen Carpenter Story instead. I can feel myself getting dumber by the minute.

Has anyone seen The Karen Carpenter Story? No? Well, you’re missing out.

AWESOME THINGS ABOUT THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY

1. Huge wigs on everyone! Karen wears a new wig in each scene. It is amazing. Here are some that I saw — and I only saw the last 45 minutes:

Even the extras in the background were wearing giant cushion-like wigs. There was a scene at a restaurant (in which Karen only eats parsley — I am not kidding) with a lady in the waaaaay background talking to the maitre d’ with what appeared to be a fluffy brown mammal on her head.

2. Richard Carpenter is portrayed as straight! And also, humorous. In one scene (as he confronts his drug problem) he launches into a Humphrey Bogart impersonation, complete with overdone “schweet-hahhhht.” This makes Karen laugh.

3. The worst clothes in the history of the world! People: I lived through the 70s, and I can guarantee that ALL the clothes weren’t shiny. But then again, I was not a rock star.

4. This awesome exchange between Karen and a dude at a party:

Dude: And what do you do?
Karen: (laughs to self) I’m a singer.
Dude: What do you sing?
Karen: (to self, under breath) I don’t believe this. (to dude) Love songs, mostly.
Dude: Well, ah. (swaggers a little) Do you think I could get you to sing me one sometime?
Lady with Giant Wig in Background: Hey, Karen!
Karen: Oh, will you excuse me?
Dude: Only for the time being, Miss Carpenter, because we’ve only just begun.

The next scene is them getting married.

In other news, I may as well admit now that I have been bebopping around singing some silly, fun little pop song to myself that I heard on the radio. AND THEN I FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS THE PARIS HILTON SONG. And I still sort of like it.

4 Responses to “Parsley Eaters Anonymous!”

  1. poobou said:

    Ok, I’m stupid and I don’t get it: was the guy giving her a hard time because he totally knew who she was? Or was he the inspiration for “We’ve Only Just Begun”?

    I would totally not admit the Paris Hilton thing if I were you. Although I suppose you can comfort yourself in knowing that she didn’t write it herself, and her vocals have probably been completely digitally altered to make it more “listener-friendly.”

  2. sally said:

    But have you heard the song? It’s seriously not even that bad. It’s fun, even.

    The dude was pretending he didn’t know who she was. That scamp!

  3. poobou said:

    I haven’t heard it. That’s the burden of my iPod car adapter – I haven’t listened to the radio or heard a new song in *months*.

  4. jaysus said:

    jaxxie told me 53 times over our just-ended vacation that she really, really likes “Stars Are Blind.” so, sally – y’all two need to hit karaoke at Martin’s next Tuesday and blow everyone’s mind.
    i’m going to search on the DVR for the KCS.