>Before we went on vacation, we had been watching a lot of Toy Story 3. And by that I mean, I think I (we) watched it 3 times in 2 days. Jack was horribly ill with cough that sometimes made him throw up, and there was a lot of snuggling and TV watching going on. I cried the first time, but managed to hold it together during the ending the last 2 times I watched it.
Long intro to say, that I just realized I watched a lot of TV as a child. And by, “just realized” I mean, “I have always known”. There were a lot of movies that we had on tape, once I was in high school and we had a VCR. So that explains why I know all the words to some random movies that we happened to record. But why, (really, why??) would I have an episode of Laverne and Shirley memorized? I am sure we didn’t have it on tape? But I know it was something that I used to quote all the time with my brother and sister. (Even though, in my preliminary blog post research today, they both had no idea what I was talking about.)
Short story long, when Jack started quoting Woody, of Toy Story 3 fame, by saying, “Reach for the sky!” I couldn’t stop myself from saying, “You wouldn’t dare….!”
I tried to get Dave to help me remember the origin of that famous quote, but he ignored me. I was able to place the quote into a Laverne and Shirley episode, and when I googled “Laverne and Shirley Reach for the Sky” I came up with the following.
I probably saw this episode when? 25 years ago? And it stuck in my head for what reason? I’ll tell, you. It’s comic gold. I can even remember being disappointed that when the cousin says, “You wouldn’t dare” he doesn’t say it with the right inflection. But now, 25 years later, I think it’s perfect. And the best part is, when I showed it to the boys, they laughed and laughed. And now whenever one of them says, “Reach for the sky,” I know the other will answer with “You wouldn’t dare.”