(Just wait, there's really a connection between these two movies).
Last night they were showing "It's A Wonderful Life" for the umpteenth millionth time--I actually own the movie but there's just something retro about watching a movie with commercials, even when the husband is known around these parts as The Fastest Muter In The South. (I have strict instructions that he is NOT to mute the new Wendy's commercial with those DARLING teeny weeny fast food burgers, fries and drink. Have you seen it? It's killer).
First amazing fact: this was the very first time my 49 year old hubby had seen "It's A Wonderful Life"!
Second amazing fact: he liked it!
Third amazing fact: During the scene when George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) goes up to Zuzu's bedroom after she'd come home from school ill, they're discussing why she's sick. Mary (Donna Reed) had told him that she'd been given a flower at school and hadn't buttoned up her coat so as not to crush the flower. OK, if I'm not getting this exactly right, EXCUUUUUUSE ME. I was drinking wine, alright? Anyway, a couple of the flower petals fell off and George offered to stick them back on. Unbeknownst to his little girl with her braids pinned up on top of her head, affording her one of moviedom's oddest hairdoes, he instead puts Zuzu's petals in his pocket. Now here's the amazing fact: Husband watches this scene and exclaims, "Hey! Zuzu petals!" And then gives me that John-Belushi-as-Bluto-"what's that from?"-look:
and when I say my usual "Whaa?" he says, "Zuzu Petals! From Ford Fairlane!"