I like to brag that I was on the “Big Lebowski” bandwagon from the start. After all, my wife and I saw the movie at the theater — TWICE! — when it first came out. It wasn’t until, say, a couple of years after the first Lebowski Fest, which was held in 2002, that the film actually began to gain real cult status.
But last night, my wife noticed this old episode of “Powerpuff Girls,” which gave a nice nod the the movie. The episode “Something’s a Ms,” came out in 2001, so the Powerpuff creators were well ahead of the Lebowski wave.
Speaking of Lebowski Fest, check out the cool new poster from the upcoming Tampa Lebowski Fest (right). My very astute wife is the one who noticed that this poster plays off another Coen Brothers movie, “Barton Fink.” I’m not sure how Candi remembered this — it’s been years since we’ve seen the movie – but in “Barton Fink,” the John Tuturo character has a picture of a woman sitting at the beach (left), which sort of helps take him to a happy place. At the end of the film Barton is shown meeting a real-life woman striking that same pose, and he asks the woman, “Are you in pictures?” She blushes and answers, “Don’t be silly.”
The posters for the various Lebowski Fests are pretty clever, usually incorporating a scene from the movie. But this is the first, as far as I can tell, to actually mash up Coen Brothers movies.
I should probably note that our daughter is suddenly all gung-ho on the “Powerpuff Girls,” which is shown in reruns on the Cartoon Network. Her “Dora the Explorer” days are now long gone, replaced by “iCarly,” “SpongeBob” and the latest, “T.U.F.F. Puppy.”
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