Friday, December 12, 2008

DDYK 12/12 - You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

In the spirit of Christmas, let's take a look at everyone's favorite holiday marathon film, "A Christmas Story," which actually has some pretty interesting lore behind it, such as:

Jack Nicholson wanted to play Ralphie's dad, but hiring him would've been too expensive.

Ralphie says he wants a Red Rider BB Gun 28 times during the course of the movie, which is approximately once every 3 minutes and 20 seconds.

Peter Billingsly, the kid that played Ralphie, is all grown up now and was most recently the executive producer for the summer hit "Iron Man" and recent holiday release "Four Christmases," starring Vince Vaughn. He and Vaughn are actually really good friends.

The kid that played "Flick" did porn for a while.

There's apparently a semi-sequel to this movie called "My Summer Story," which came out in 1994 and stars Macauly Culkin's little brother as Ralphie and Charles Grodin as the father. I'm sort of glad I never saw that one.

And there you go, folks! Some fantastic holiday trivia heading into the weekend. Have a great one, and don't shoot your eyes out.

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