Monday, July 30, 2012

We'll be moving on, cabbie

The title is a line from The In-Laws. The original with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. Peter Falk is a CIA agent whose son is about to marry Arkin's daughter. Arkin is a mild-mannered dentist, until Falk drags him into a South American mess. In one scene the two are being shot at when they discover a taxi-cab. They climb in and Peter Falk casually tells the driver, "we'll be moving on cabbie." It's a great line mostly because of the casualness in Falk's voice and Arkin's hysterics. I haven't seen it in years. I'll have to watch the movie again.

I was trying to think of how to start this post and the line came to me. This past month has been a bit tough for a bunch of reasons I won't go into. Nothing terrible just not the best. Every time I've sat down to write a post, I've thought about how silly it all seems. And then I've shut the case on my laptop and done something else. I just wasn't ready to talk.

Tonight I'm ready to get back to blogging. I have artists to share and adventures to tell. I'm relaxing finally and I'm coming to terms with the fact that I don't have to write anything I don't want to. I've been holding myself back waiting for the right mood, right topic, right situation. I'll be moving on, cabbie.

(Seriously, rent it. Hilarious. One of Falk's best and Alan Arkin is hysterical as straight man. Don't bother with the remake. )


Fumiko said...

Peter Falk! I know him very well,but only as Mr.Columbo.I loved that show for a long time.I've never watched The In-Laws,I will try it. Any way, I really enjoy your blog,welcome back!!

Cat B said...

Thanks Fumiko! I'm glad you enjoy. And I'm glad to be back.

Columbo was a great show! I loved Peter Falk. He had some of the best roles.

Keith said...

My Sister and I still yell "Serpentine! Serpentine!" now and again.

Cat B said...

Another great line! We shout that one as well.