I was reading another blog awhile back and could not believe that this year marks the 25TH ANNIVERSARY of the movie, The Three Amigos starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short.
It wasn't the first movie starring actors from Saturday Night Live, but it was there in the beginning of it all before Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, David Spade, and countless others joined the fray. This movie has been counted as one of the funniest and one of the stupidest, but I love it just the same.
If you have never seen this movie....you have to see it at least once. It was directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels (of SNL fame). The story revolves around the lives of 3 silent film stars, played by Martin, Chase, and Short who are mistaken for real heroes in a small Mexican village and then must find a way to live up to that reputation.
Lucky Day: Reading telegram: "Three Amigos, Hollywood, California. You are very great. 100,000 pesos. Come to Santa Poco put on show, stop. The In-famous El Guapo."
Dusty Bottoms: What does that mean, in-famous?
Ned Nederlander: Oh, Dusty. In-famous is when you're MORE than famous. This man El Guapo, he's not just famous, he's IN-famous.
Lucky Day: 100,000 pesos to perform with this El Guapo, who's probably the biggest actor to come out of Mexico!
Dusty Bottoms: Wow, in-famous? In-famous?
Yeah, they're not too bright either...hence the misunderstanding that gets them into the hilarious mess.
Here's another funny exchange that occurs between the evil El Guapo and his #1 henchman Jefe:
Jefe: I have put many beautiful pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little suprises.
El Guapo: Many pinatas?
Jefe: Oh yes, many!
El Guapo: Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?
Jefe: A what?
El Guapo: A *plethora*.
Jefe: Oh yes, you have a plethora.
El Guapo: Jefe, what is a plethora?
Jefe: Why, El Guapo?
El Guapo: Well, you told me I have a plethora. And I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has *no idea* what it means to have a plethora.
Jefe: Forgive me, El Guapo. I know that I, Jefe, do not have your superior intellect and education. But could it be that once again, you are angry at something else, and are looking to take it out on me?
The funniest EVER is them going into a rough Mexican bar full of gringos. They think they are famous and that the gringos want a show, so they "perform" for them a little song....."My Little Buttercup"
Check it out....gets me every time
Anyway, there's my homage to The Three Amigos.....now I have a hankering to see it. Need to just go buy a copy don't I? Well, off to the rental store for now.......