Attention Passengers: Forget Bush Intercontinental, Here Are The Five Best Karaoke Movie Scenes
If Buddha, Mohammed, and Jesus Christ joined hands and strolled down
Westheimer turning automobiles into unicorns while singing "Blasphemous
Rumors" I don't think it would get as much coverage as that infernal
karaoke machine at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (including right here at Hair Balls). And so, to commemorate this
latest attempt to put Houston on the cultural map, here are some
memorable karaoke scenes from the movies.
5. Duets (2000)
I just returned from a meeting with Paul Krugman, Alan Greenspan, and
the ghost of John Maynard Keynes, and they all assured me America's
current economic crisis is divine retribution for resurrecting Huey
4. The Cable Guy (1996)
There was a time, not so long ago, when it seemed like Jim Carrey could
do no wrong. Then he teamed up with the Comedy Doombringer, Matthew
Broderick. The line from that moment to The Number 23 is a
surprisingly short and straight one.
3. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
You remember the 80s, that magical decade when Meg Ryan wasn't box-office poison, the Sharper Image was still solvent, and karaoke was
still a novelty and not the omnipresent source of annoyance that makes
it nigh impossible to have a quiet drink anywhere in the entire fucking
country. At least the pertinent part of the scene is the beginning, so
you can stop the proceedings before Billy Crystal's whining gets out of
2. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Making it impossible to root for either of the female characters -- one
a conniving man-thief the other a credulous ditz -- makes this movie's
not-so subtle pro-homosexual agenda that much clearer. The fact that
this scene doesn't hold a candle to Rupert Everett's rendition of "I Say
a Little Prayer" is no coincidence.
1. Lost in Translation (2003)
Aside from the opening derriere in the windowsill shot, Bill Murray
revisiting his old 'Nick the Lounge Singer' character from SNL
might be the best part of the movie. Because for one shining moment, we
don't have to endure Scarlett Johansson attempting to act.
-- Pete Vonder Haar
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