August 21, 2006

"Well, there goes my plans for 'Rats in the Operating Room.'"

Says Adam, commenting on the slack performance of "Snakes on a Plane" at the box office this past weekend. And that stirred up an ancient memory of a song called "Rats in My Room." Anyone else remember that? Why am I not finding the lyrics on the web? I've never tried to look up song lyrics and not found them. It's something like: Rats in my room/I am bothered by some rats in my room/By some creepy little rats in my room/I can't stand rats in my room. Then there are a lot of verses, each for a different animal, e.g., "fly in my eye."

10 comments:

Nels said...

Here's a CD containing a track with that title, sung by a Leona Anderson.

Pogo said...

I suspect you;'re referring to the great version by NRBQ (here).

Ha! Love that song. My brother used to play it, very loud.

Snakes on a plane. I am bothered by those snakes on a plane.

madawaskan said...

Rats In My Room (Reynolds/Neaverth/Cupola)

Rats in my room
I ain’t bothered by those rats in my room
By those dirty little rats in my room
I can’t stand those rats in my room

Fish in my dish
I ain’t bothered by a fish in my dish
By a slimy little fish in my dish
I can’t stand a fish in my dish

Fly in my eye
I ain’t bothered by a fly in my eye
By a germy little fly in my eye
I can’t stand a fly in my eye

Goat in my boat
I ain’t bothered by a goat in my boat
By a stinky little goat in my boat
I can’t stand a goat in my boat

Bear in my hair
I ain’t bothered by a bear in my hair
By a grizzly little bear in my hair
I can’t stand a bear in my hair

Ants in my pants
I ain’t bothered by those ants in my pants
By those crawly little ants in my pants
I can’t stand those ants in my pants

Snakes in my cakes
I ain’t bothered by those snakes in my cakes
By those squirmy little snakes in my cakes
I can’t stand those snakes in my cakes

Rats in my room
I ain’t bothered by those rats in my room
By those dirty little rats in my room
I can’t stand those rats in my room

Fish in my dish
Fly in my eye
Goat in my boat
Bear in my hair
Ants in my pants
Boar at my door
Rats in my room
Rats in my room
Rats in my room
Rats in my room
Rats in my room
Rats in my room
Rats in my room
Rats in my room
Rats in my room
Rats in my room.


Link found here

That kind of stuff drives me crazy...

My mom always can get me going with-"you know the name of that actor in that movie...."

Sheesh!

James said...

I predict a takeoff will appear soon on YouTube entitled, "Snacks on a Plane."

Wickedpinto said...

15 mil isn't bad for a clearly campy flic.

I think that serenity, with a massive fanbase built on the series, not on bloggers, but on the series, only made 23 mil.

This movie will do just fine in terms of proffit. Hollywood ignores or insults everything that makes less than 60 mil in the first weekend, unless it is about gay cowboys (even if it is a good movie, it was a VERY good movie actually "brokeback" that is.)

If a movie with a camp following has a camp performance, during the downseason, rated R, the weekend before the school season starts (why don't they open family movies 2 or 3 weeks before school starts? that makes all the sense in the world) then it's a failure, even if it is number one, and that is crap.

The movie didn't do as well as might have been expected, but it didn't do bad, and the reason it didn't do as well as expected, is cuz hollywood is filled with retards who couldn't get degree's in science, and thought general studies was enough to earn them billions.

Unfortunately they were more right than the science majors.

BASTARDS!

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, but it's exceedingly rare that you get that kind of pop culture promotion going. The fact that it didn't work is significant. It wasn't "Blair Witch Project."

What it reminds me most of is "The Green Slime." Years ago. You don't remember.

Wickedpinto said...

But the broad promotion was built on CAMP!

"theres @#$@#$$@# snakes on the @!#$@#%@!$% plane!"

That alone was why the blogs loved it, they wanted a newcore camp flic that might become cult.

Never bank on a cult flic being a blockbuster. Snakes, is suffering the foolishness of thinking it's gonna be a hit on the screen, when it WILL be a hit on the DVD, with 37 hours of commentary.

example, I rented "date movie" ONLY cuz critics who hated the movie had commentaries.

I think that Snakes will be a HUGE rental, and DVD purchase blockbuster.

How many people who aren't gay own brokeback mountain? A lot of people who loved FireFly, bought Serenity (I'm one) and I saw it on day one of release.

But in addition, you think think "The Holy Grail" payed for their lifestyles based on the first week of theatrical release? or do you think the camp following that bought the video, and now DVD's do that for them?

This movie is likely the "creature from the black lagoon" paradigm, rather than the "Ben Hurr" one. knowwhatImean?

The bloggers who loved the movie, loved the . . . whats the term?

insoucience of the film writers.

al said...

Real Snakes on a Plane. Well in the theatre.

Paddy O. said...

If there hadn't been any promotion I highly doubt the movie would have come in first place at all for the weekend. These kinds of movies are sci-fi Saturday filler, not choice entertainment.

However, I actually didn't run across the promotion to the movie in my wanderings online. More common, it seems, was the hoopla about how much expectation blogs were creating.

I wonder if this is not first off a sign of a movie that didn't catch, but instead another sign that blogs are significantly influential to each other but not to the wider society. A lot of smoke is created, not a lot of actual fire when the numbers come out.

This has been shown in politics. Maybe it's true across the board. The internet doesn't have as much influence as it says it does.

Adam said...

Never bank on a cult flic being a blockbuster.

Like, a Johnny Depp pirate movie? Or, "the death of Jesus, as told in Aramaic with no-name actors"? How about, A Greek Family Comedy with no name stars?