Remote Out Of Control

This is how my family watches movies together. Sitting down for a viewing of the 1964 Disney movie The Three Lives of Thomasina…

Me (pausing DVD): “Hey, look, it’s the girl from Mary Poppins!”

Movie resumes.

Me (pausing DVD): “Cool. Her father is Patrick MacGoohan from The Prisoner.”

Movie resumes.

Me (pausing DVD): “Kids, see that little boy? He played the girl’s brother in Mary Poppins.”

Movie resumes.

Me (pausing DVD): “Whoa. You know who that is? The vet’s assistant? That’s the actor who played Paul’s grandfather in A Hard Day’s Night! He looks so different.”

Movie resumes.

Me (pausing DVD): “What? I don’t believe it. Honey, do you recognize her? C’mon, we just watched the last season of her TV show. Hello? Monarch of the Glen? That’s Molly McDonald, only 40 years younger.”

Movie resumes.

Me (pausing DVD): “Did you know that the girl playing Mary is the daughter of…”

Everyone Else: “Somebody take the remote away from Dad!!!”

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