4th row center: Monkeybone

The night the Whoopee Cushions won

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https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/06/04/poopoo_t500x224.jpg?12387279d06c3a1ffda37ca6a79105d696798211">"When anyone sits down, it emits a REAL Bronx cheer!" by Scott Marks

Q: "What did the audience member say when the Whoopie Cushion gag got old?"

A: "This movie sucks. Let's get outta' here."

It is easily the most memorable screening I ever walked out on.

What lunatic PR drone at 20th Century Fox crapped out the idea of putting a Whoopie Cushion on every seat of the Mission Valley 17 before a screening of Monkeybone?

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https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/06/04/larry_t500x367.jpg?bc32e9271334eed6e80605e67b5f3645879bd71d">"I got it! Let's put a Poo-Poo Cushion on every seat, I'm warning you!" by Scott Marks

Let's see...some of it was animated and Henry Selick directed; as far as the movie goes, that's all that remains in the cranial folder labeled Monkeybone. In this instance, the screening's the thing!

Every time a character stood up, sat down, bent over, crossed his, her, or its legs, or made any type of physical movement, it was accompanied by a cacophony of flutter-blasts from the Poo-Poo Pillow-wielding crowd.

As Mel Brooks so wisely taught us, all displays of great fartistry must come to (and from) an end. Once the forged trouser coughs ceased, my friend and I scrambled for an exit, but not before twenty minutes of side-splitting hilarity had made it impossible for us to move.


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