How to Watch a Movie You Are Told You Will Love

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Reader Comments (41)

I laughed out loud for a good 20 seconds. Thank you...I really needed that laugh. Stockholm Syndrome...pure comedy.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIronman

The "stolkholm syndrome" bit cracked me up.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Great comic, keep up the good work.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteragent_of_truth syndrome...that's good!

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGrant

Why is it I never want to watch Beauty and the Beast with my girlfriend now?

I mean, side from the obvious reasons.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Cool Disney movies to watch:Hercules:Zero To Hero, Aladdin, The Lion King, any Pixar movie EXCEPT Cars,
Uncool Disney Movies to avoid or you'll be tagged gay: Beauty And The Beast, The Littlest Mermaid, The Hunchback Of Notredame, Pocohantas, Treasure Planet, Bolt
Borderline:Mulan, Meet The Robinsons, Mater and The Ghost Light
A Pixar movie that a lot of people watched but, let's face it, was a crappy remake of that Michael J. Fox movie, Doc Hollywood:Cars
Pixar movie that's cool but makes you cry at end and people think you're gay, anyway, EVEN THOUGH THEY BAWLED THEIR EYES OUT,TOO!:WALL-E

Now you need to write a comic about how to read a comic you are told you will find funny ;)

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJodyTheBad

Bwahahaha, yes, Stockholm Syndrome. Best destruction of a timeless classic ever.

Hmm. "How to destroy a timeless classic?"

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBobisOnlyBob

The second panel expression cracked me up.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersleepygamer

Why does your wife's trouser leg keep going up and down?

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIanM

Most animated movies have lost their luster to me . . . my family watched them all the time when I was younger, so i know almost all of them by heart. It's sad, and I just can't take it anymore. You go ahead and watch what you want to, but not Disney while I'M around.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

If you're looking for good animated films, you can't miss with Hayao Miyazaki.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMuggC

"Any analogy breaks down if you push it too far." outstanding.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStu

Yes, Stockholm Syndrome. This is what makes Beast the second best Disney character behind Genie from Aladdin

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKirby-oh

Yay!! A "Basic Instructions" about one of my favorite movies! ^_^

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdofnup

ARRGGGHH!!!! It's not "Littlest", it's "Little" as in "The Little Mermaid"! Yes, I love that movie, so what if I'm gay? Best animated flick that was TOTALLY dissed at Oscar time was "Monsters, Inc." And I think the reason Kirby-oh loves Aladdin's Genie has more to do with Robin Williams than Disney's creation of the character. My vote for best Disney character is Ursula, the witch (octopus) from "The Little Mermaid". BTW, I'm not a "Tronnie".

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I enjoyed the part where the wife mentions falling in love with "the foul hairy monster."....hehe....good times... ^_^

I think Stitch is one of the best characters for Disney....
However, I was watching a Christmas Story last night with my parents and it comes to the part where the parade comes on and you see Mickey Mouse being attacked by the Alice In Wonderland creatures...there's a reason why! =D

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChels

okay...if the Beast is related to the Stockholm Syndrome then Genie from Aladin is?
Wall-E i think is one of the best animated movies. Almost like one of those silent movies. Where the main actors doesnt have to speak to get their points across.

also cried when watching Hercules when Megan died.

Lets not forget the bucket list. That movie really touched something inside of me. Kind of makes you think about your own life. The directions, the past mistakes, the future. Life after death. If there is no such thing as afterlife i'd be pissed off.

How about a BI topic on how to handle own death. That would probably be hilarious.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoseph highborn

seriously, Beauty and the Beast has been my fave fairy tale forever, BECAUSE Belle falls in love with a foul hairy beast and her love causes him to become the prince he is deep inside..."I really identify with Belle" hahahaha! :/

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdelle

I really wish you'd give her glasses back.


December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFrankleeMiDeer

For Stockholm Syndrome movie night, I suggest adding, "Tie me up, tie me down" by Pedro Almodovar. Awesome flick, and almost every woman has had a relationship like that. I KNOW my wife has...

December 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergreymase

I'm not big on Disney, really. Now Peanuts, THERE are some good classics!

A good BI to do: "How to Cope with Family You Hate"

December 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Bahahaha! I was just watching Beauty and the Beast today XD thank you for your... INSIGHT~ hurhurhur.....

December 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPsychedelicmind

hayao miyazaki sure....but then, i seriously doubt quality animation was the main topic here. i think this strip could just as easily have applied to um, i, movies i've refused to watch on principle that people i know and love have told me i would gun, forest gump...sorry, but i'm going to now tell everyone that they really NEED to see Eraserhead and Tetsuo's The Iron Man...those are timeless classics that you'll absolutely LOVE!

December 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChuck Creasy

I once saw the christmas beast movie (with step-mother, really) and the villian was a great big pipeorgan stuck to the wall. i still don't understand why the giant piano wanted to kill belle.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertri1

woops. Dave Berry really hated The Wizard of Oz, or at least the premise that the good witch of the north (not the phrase he used) manipulated dorothy into eliminating the wicked witch of the west.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertri1

Your wife looks like she has some of the comfiest pants known to man.

December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXoom

my friend Kira knows all these things about disney movies . . .trust me, you don't want to know . .

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

I'm sorry, but I can't let anyone dis Mulan, even with faint praise. It has one of the best villains ever to grace an animated screen. That guy was awesome. Also, starting avalanches with gunpowder to drown an enemy army in snow? Mulan was ICE cold, baby.

"How many people does it take to deliver a message?"

"Just one."

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAntipaganda

(I own that one on DVD- It's the best movie I'd be too embarrased to recommend to anyone else.)

It was mainly because the Pipeorgan (Forte)'s deprssing and moody music was ignored by the Prince while they were all still human. But when the curse happened the Beast liked to listen to the moody music- and so Forte was actually appreciated, and became the only person who didn't want to become human again. Apparantly the best way to stop the curse from being broken included killing her (So remember to treat your Maestros with respect lest they decide to murder your future dating prospects!)

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

I prefer the "beast with two backs" movies myself...

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDa Linz

Least some common sense left

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaDrele

Well, of course the analogy broke down. You aren't hairy, after all :P

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIcalasari

No one has fire for hands in 'The Beauty and the Beast'. Lumière is a candelabra, therefore he has candles for hands which are sometimes lit. But the fire is not his hands.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrankie

hahhaa)) coll

Aww, you called your wife the world's prettiest nerd. How sweet :) Also, her haircut is making me want to cut mine short again...

I recently discovered your comic and I'm slowly working my way through the archives. You sir, are hilarious. Thanks for brightening my day(s)!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRenae

The Iron Giant is a good animated movie if you want to cry your own eyes out.
UP is an amazing Pixar movie, but then again, the phrase "amazing Pixar movie" is kind of a redundancy, isn't it?

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterADSF

Oh, I love Beauty and the Beast! It's not because of the story itself, though, I just totally love Lumiére.

November 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRimtin

I think my favorite part about these last 2 comics are, despite the little insults your wife delivers to you, in these she actually admits that she loves you. I think that is awesome.

November 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterphilrt
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