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I told userinfoadiva_calandia I would race her to blog this. I, of course, lost because I was really tired and got busy unpacking the AMAZING box of Halloween treats from my BPAL Switch Witch but...

We had our first read-through for "A Christmas Story" last night. The kid cast as Ralphie had to drop out, so the director was reading all the little boys in the cast to see which one might step into the roll.

We got to the scene where Ralphie is imagining that he will save all his friends who are lost deep in the Indiana swamps. Now, you might imagine that Ralphie would be Indiana Jones. Maybe Steve Irwin if you wanted to modernize things a bit more.

Last night, we got a 9-year-old Samuel L. Jackson.

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bulldog_ak
Oct. 27th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious!

The girls are looking forward to seeing the play this year. :-)
ghost_light
Nov. 1st, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see them! We have a really young cast this year for the show.
cnewman1
Oct. 28th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
If you can promise that SLJ jr. will use the line "Mother Fucking Gators in the Mother Fucking Swamp" I'll spend money to see this production.
curt_holman
Nov. 1st, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Run it up the flagpole
BTW, did you see that one of the winning costumes on The Today Show yesterday morning was a boy dressed as the kid who gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole in 'Xmas Story?' He even had a flagpole and a fake tongue sticking out.
ghost_light
Nov. 1st, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Run it up the flagpole
Awww! I missed that one!

I love that scene with Flick, though, even more so since I read about why Mrs. Flick hates hates hates hates HATES Jean Shepard. It seems Jean often mentioned kids he grew up with in his stories and made up stories about them. Mrs. Flick says he husband was a kind, wonderful man who was not Shepard's best friend and the Flicks have never forgiven Shepard for making everyone think of Flck as "a pole-licker"
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