270. “Eh-heh! Eh-heh! Mad dog!”

The episode:Keeping Clean and Neat,” the short in front of “The Sinister Urge,” ep. 613

The riff: Squealed in a high-pitched, manic voice as a boy bares his teeth to examine them in the bathroom mirror.

The explanation: Crow is doing an impression of Pee-wee Herman, specifically a short bit from Herman’s first feature film, “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” In the scene, during the extended whimsical “Pee-wee at home” segment, he brushes his teeth in the morning, then bares them and yells “mad dog!”, referencing the foam and its similarity to a frothing dog suffering from rabies.

Novelty factor: I have to admit that I have a great fondness for “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” It’s an exceedingly weird movie that has much in common with Tim Burton’s next directorial effort, “Beetlejuice.”

Advertisements

What do you think, sirs?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s