Saturday, August 20, 2011

SoaHAB -- SFG Edition

By special request, here’s the Safe for Grandma edition of our “Blanks on a Blank” entry, Squirrels on a Hot Air Balloon.

The year was 2006, and there was an unreasonable amount of hype for the new Samuel L. Jackson film, Snakes on a Plane. In the ensuing frenzy, the Alamo Drafthouse held an online contest in which contestants would enter and receive a randomly-generated animal and vehicle as the subjects of their short film. The only rules were to keep it under five minutes in length, to make sure your animals attack at some point in the story, and to have the characters curse in the inimitable style of Sam Jackson. Yes, that was a requirement.

Let me be clear… we did not choose “squirrels” or “hot air balloon”. They were chosen for us. And I had to toss my Quaggas on a Queen Mary script right in the trash.

I don’t think anybody actually went to see Snakes on a Plane in the end. But Squirrels on a Hot Air Balloon lives on, so here for your family’s enjoyment is the cleaned-up, even shorter version. Appréciez l'idéotie!

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