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Pa, Meet Ma Kettle!

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Pa, Meet Ma Kettle!#1
Posted: 12/19/07 at 10:45pm
Pa, Meet Ma Kettle!

" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
Updated On: 12/19/07 at 10:45 PM
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#2
Posted: 12/19/07 at 10:46pm
red x?
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#2
Posted: 12/19/07 at 10:46pm
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#3
Posted: 12/19/07 at 10:47pm
did that, still a red x.
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#4
Posted: 12/20/07 at 12:27am
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" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#5
Posted: 12/20/07 at 6:54am
luv it!
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#6
Posted: 12/20/07 at 9:29am
I LOVE the Ma and Pa Kettle movies!

Yay, Marjorie and Percy! Talk about movie franchises.
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Posted: 12/20/07 at 9:34am
thanks Glebby!
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#8
Posted: 12/20/07 at 9:53am
I love when they win their "ultra modern" house, and the whole brood moves in!

It's funny to see what passed for "ultra modern" back then.
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#9
Posted: 12/20/07 at 9:54am
That's my favorite one too Best. Do they even show these movies anymore?
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#10
Posted: 12/20/07 at 10:18am
They don't show up very often on TV anymore because they're owned by Universal. That studio doesn't have its own regular TV channel, so they "rent" their old movies out to TCM and the like. If only Ted Turner would buy up the back catalog, like he did with MGM, Warner Bros. & RKO, then we'd see them all the time.

They WILL show up from time to time... just not as much.

I just bought the DVDs a while back, since they were cheap enough. My partner loves 'em too... so I gave them to him as a gift one year.

Two volumes of all their films... eight total, I think.
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#11
Posted: 12/20/07 at 11:06am
I love Marjorie Main! My favorite line is when she talks about all the kids being lazy like Pa- "Except for Tom, who don't take after Pa one bit! Sort of makes me....wonder."
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#12
Posted: 12/20/07 at 11:12am
How could you not love a face like that?

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Updated On: 12/20/07 at 11:12 AM
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#13
Posted: 12/20/07 at 12:54pm
Marjorie rightfully scored an Oscar nomination for her first appearance as Ma Kettle in "The Egg and I."

Pure genius, and it's still hilarious stuff, even now.
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#14
Posted: 12/20/07 at 3:28pm
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The Ma and Pa Kettle Movies!

Why hasn't anyone tried to remake them? That family was deliciously unsophisticated. But you NEVER looked down on them.

The films - I think accidentally- had something to say about living life when basic needs meet. Very anti-commericialism.

I see Tyne Daly or Kathy Bates as Ma.


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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#15
Posted: 12/20/07 at 3:44pm
Well, it's hard for me to picture anyone but Marjorie and Percy, but I love playing casting!

MA:
Tyne
Kathy
Meryl Streep (because she could do it, and probably would do it!)
Frances McDormand
Patricia Clarkson
Mary Kay Place


PA:
Billy Bob Thornton
Steve Buchemi (sp?)
David Strathairn
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#16
Posted: 12/20/07 at 3:55pm
Meryl Streep as MA KETTLE!!! Lovin' It!

and what a great compliment to the memory of Marjorie Maine.

A little Math Lesson:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7106559846794044495

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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#17
Posted: 12/20/07 at 6:24pm
Streep as Ma = Genius!
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#18
Posted: 12/20/07 at 7:05pm
How about Joel Grey as Pa?
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#19
Posted: 12/22/07 at 10:33am
Sure!

I'd actually kill to see Meryl recreate Marjorie's part in THE WOMEN. I want to see that yawn at the beginning of the movie.
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#20
Posted: 2/3/08 at 11:14am
Loving Marjorie in THE HARVEY GIRLS!
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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Posted: 2/3/08 at 11:23am

This would be a good month to revive the Ma and Pa Kettle films as Miss Marjorie is one of this month's angels.
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re: Pa, Meet Ma kettle!#22
Posted: 2/3/08 at 11:24am
How about Ma & Pa Kettle The Musical?

Nathan could play Pa & Rosie plays Ma.
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Posted: 2/3/08 at 12:26pm
Or the other way around!
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