For anyone who didn't read the monster this post turned into last week, I wanted to share my favorite results with you this week.
Last Thursday, I posted this on my Facebook:
Last night, Jacob was scrolling through his music player and came across "Leggy Blonde" by Flight of the Conchords. All I could think was that it was "Legally Blonde" with a missing syllable. And then I started thinking of other movies that would have very different plus if you phonetically removed a syllable from the title. My list included The Return of the Jed, A Series of Fortunate Events, and Lent Hill. What would you add? You can even make up a silly plot synopsis for your new movie titles if you want.
This yielded over 200 comments from 5 friends chiming in with their ideas, so I thought I'd pass along the ones I liked the most. Feel free to submit your own in the comments -- or come up with possibly plots for any of the ones named here!
How to Suc at Business Without Really Trying
The Little Maid
Drop Dead Gorge
Sure, Holmes (a sarcastic retelling of the classic detective tales)
The Odd Cup
The True Show
The Leg Movie
Guardians of the Galley
Soupman (along with Soupman 2-4, Soupman Returns, and Batman v. Soupman)
The Visible Man
Pie of the Carribean
A Christmas Roll
Man v. Superman
Dumb and Dumb
North by West
To Kill a Mock Bird
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Secret Guard
The Great Tater!
Shop Around the Corn
For a Few Dolls More
Monty Python and the Whole Grail
How to Train Your Drag (Sorta like My Fair Lady but with a cast made entirely of drag queens)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Advent (a Christmas special?)
A Christ Story (Not sure if this would be a Christian movie or a sacrilegious movie)
Psych (hotel manager makes creepy sounds in the bathroom then runs away saying "just kidding!")
The Girl with the dragon, too
Bill & Ted's Bogus Knee
Man in the Eye Mask
Dependence Day: When aliens attack earth, a computer genius and a fighter pilot team up to assist the aliens in their invasion. Events come to a head when the president gives a rousing speech about the joys of bending knee to the new overlords.
Finding Moe: An underwater Three Stooges adventure.
Mr. Holland's Pus
The Shin: Someone straps a GoPro to an anonymous person's leg for 2 hours.
(to which another friend added)
Shin's 11: Someone straps a GoPro to an anonymous person's leg for 11 hours
The Day the Earth Stood: Everyone on Earth forgets how to bend their knees.
Alvin and the Monks: A chipmunk parody of Sister Act, where Alvin is on the run and has to hide out in a monastery, only to start teaching all the monks a sense of mischief.
No Tree for Old Men
Night of the Living: In a world populated by zombies, terror strikes when non-zombies start walking the earth.
Riots of Fire
Around the World in 8 Days
Liver! Alternatively: Olive!
(to which I added)
And when they eat all the liver and olives, it's Over!
A Tale of Two Ties: Bow vs. Bolo - the savagery of the conflict examined.
The Trix: A dark post-apocalyptic story where the Trix Rabbit has taken over the world and no longer allows kids to have Trix.
The Turnator: A robot is created specifically to enforce children taking turns on the most popular parts of the playground.
Animal Crack: a farmer turns to drugs
For my Rinkie friends: A Rink in Time: Sam finds a TARDIS
The Duet: Dustin Hoffman must choose whether to sing a song with his girlfriend or her mother.
The Fast Club: A bunch of students run out of detention and no one can catch them.
Inglourious Turds. I'm not making up a synopsis for that.
The sister of the traveling pants: A pair of capris stays home and jealously reads the post cards her traveling sister sends.
Take all instances of titles with "Man Who" in them and remove "man" to learn about little-known events in the history of a certain English rock band. ("The Who Shot Liberty Valance", "The Who Would Be King", "The Who Wasn't There", "The Who Knew Too Much")
Thought of any more? Submit them here!