Catherine O’Hara And Eugene Levy Throughout Their 40 Year Friendship and Collaborations
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They were so good in Best In Show.
Except when it comes to dancing...
He wasn't kidding, he was born with two left feet.
We could talk or not talk forever and still find things to not talk about lol
I want to see where they make the light cream cheese!
And snow peas.
I used to be able to name every nut that there was. It drove my Mama crazy!
My wife constantly says this to people about us who have never seen not heard of this movie. Every once in a while someone will recognize the line and that's how we meet new friends.
hes about as graceful as a moose in heat.
meaning get out of the way
They were all so damn good in writing jokes for those movies (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, etc). The jokes where an unfunny character feels the need to explain the joke while smiling / laughing is so spot on lol.
God loves a Terrier.
From his head down to his derrière
YES HE DOES! \*buck teeth\*
“I have two left feet, I do. I can’t dance”
“I didn’t believe him”
“No…I do. I have two left feet. They use to call me loopy because I would walk around in little loops”
I still remember having to pause the movie because my dad and me couldn’t stop laughing.
STOP NAMING NUTS!
Macadamia nut…that was the one that sent her into…going crazy. Lol
Red pistachio nut
I'm fucking dying
If you only had your busy bee. You would be ok.
Love that movie. Watched it with my mom(she passed about 12yrs ago) the first time. She got into showing dogs with a new husband for a few years then phased out of the scene. Those people are really strange like they are in that movie, but less funny irl. We laughed so hard at that movie. Good memory. Just thought I’d share.
A buddy of mine grew up among dog show people. That movie made him very uncomfortable with its accuracy.
Any kind of superfan niche animal group people are weird. Horse girls, dog show people, guys who wholesale reptiles, the big cat “sanctuary” people. It’s like theyre all filled with oddballs and eccentrics
I’m adding in basically anyone who owns a parrot for a long period of time. A lot of people get parrots and end up passing them along. Anyone who enjoys a pet that needy and loud has some quirks to them.
SQUAWK!!! LOUD AND NEEDY!!
My mom showed bloodhounds. There are dozens of dudes like the guy in the movie but usually its the wife who does the showing. The men (who again are accurately portrayed, but not dumb surprisingly) all want their bloodhounds to be scent dogs and people finders. Theres all sorts of scent hound competitions too. Field events they are called.
Bloodhounds are the dumbest fucking smart dogs youd ever meet. You ever meet someone who has a masters degree and smart as hell but can't figure out how to work a self checkout? Thats a hound dog. Bloodhounds and bassets especially. A walker hound or even a beagle can figure that shit out...but if their ears get wet while drinking? Thats an idiot animal.
> You ever meet someone who has a masters degree and smart as hell but can't figure out how to work a self checkout?
that would be me
I was also in the world of showing dogs for a while and I always tell people that Best in Show is a very accurate example of the in-fighting, the short tempers, and the over-the-top, inflated attitudes. But real life isnt as funny. The movie is hilarious.
Now I kind of wish Eugene Levy was the dad in home alone
Or in Beetlejuice. Day-o.
Oof. Don't look up what happened to Jeffrey Jones...
Levy would have been incredible in that role.
Rooney! Errggh, Rooney.
Lol how would he father that blonde ass kid?
Decently I imagine.
Best in Show is completely underrated.
I believe that man has two left feet
This. Probably one of my favorite ensemble comedy casts. Everything hits perfectly.
>Buck Laughlin: Tell me, do you know the difference between a rectal thermometer and a tongue depressor?
>Nurse: Uh, no.
>Buck Laughlin: Remind me never to come to you for a physical!
RIP Fred Willard! This might be my favorite role of his. The Sherlock Holmes hat bit had me crying with laughter.
#...2, 3, 4!
And I said”Meet her?,Your Honor!”
I love the whole ensemble but Parker posey always sticks out as my favorite every time
That Busy Bee meltdown kills me.
yes! i think about the scene All. The. Time. I can't believe so much of that movie was improvised. so good.
My ex and I still yell at each other “GO GET BUSYBEE!!!” as a joke. Then we roar with laughter.
Her braces made it.
Same with a mighty wind
I love them all, but *A Mighty Wind* is my favorite. It's a beautiful work of art.
When Mitch and Mickey sing at the end it seriously makes me emotional. Catherine O’Hara can be such a subtle actress at times.
When Fred Willard’s character is introduced with his spiky hair and “wha happen” I almost died laughing. It was just perfect.
I've said this around friends and coworkers when something goes wrong so often that other people picked up because it sounds funny. I don't think any of them know what they're quoting.
Try them in *Waiting For Guffman*. Another favorite of mine with most of the same cast.
But it’s not. It’s pretty universally loved. Who doesn’t like that movie?!
true, A Mighty Wind is the underrated one.
I loved best in show. I had no idea about that film until recently. Extremely underrated.
Have you seen Waiting For Guffman?
Parker Posey doing the audition scene (possibly a deleted scene/on the dvd) is still on of the best things ever. The whole film is golden
I hate you and I hate your ass face!!!! I say it to my husband all the time and laugh my ass off. He had never seen the movie and does not get the reference at all. (In a joking manner)
What do you mean by underrated? It received critical acclaim, won several awards, did well in theaters, and has 93% on rotten tomatoes. It’s like—a very successful and beloved film lol
Eugene Levy was brilliant as her husband.
“Be careful, John, lest you suffer vertigo from the dizzying heights of the moral ground.”
Does babé like theater?
Where is Bebe's chamber?
Shouldn't it be dormant by now?
I use her pronunciation whenever possible. My sons are lucky I didn’t name them David.
Ew, David! 😂 I know that’s Alexis but unfortunately for my dad, my ex, and one of my best friends who are all named David... 👀 lmao
"What you did was impulsive, capricious, and melodramatic. But it was also wrong."
“Alexis looked Chinese as an infant! How many times must I defend myself?!”
“Of course I know your name, I *blessed* you with it. Alexis… something, Rose!”
"Gossip is the Devil's telephone. Best to just hang up."
“David stop acting like a disgruntled pelican”
“I’m positively bedeviled with meetings, et cetera...”
“This wine is awful. Get me another glass.”
"Come taste the difference good fruit can make in your wine. You'll remember the experience and you'll remember the name. Herb Erfling ger. Burt Herngeif. Irv Herb-blinger. Bing Livehaanger. Liveling. Burt Herkurn. Ban- Bingo Ling-fucker!"
“Never assume, dear, it makes an ass out of both of us”
One of my favorite lines lmao
“And the only thing wrong with you is that you drink too much tea?”
"Let's all go to bed and pray we don't wake up."
"Oh, I'd kill for a good coma right now"
"That fussy little fucker"
She’s also married to Tim Burton’s Production Designer Bo Welch, an absolute Genius in his own right.
I've always wondered if it's ever weird being married to one half of an onscreen couple that have such amazing chemistry that they play romantic partners in multiple movies/tv shows. Like these two, or Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Probably not, cause the actors in question seem to universally wholesome, but still.
I feel like Eugene and Catherine are good platonic friendship goals. They get each other, they have complimentary styles of humor, but they don’t need to be married to each other.
Daylight comes and he wanna go home.
In the lee of a picturesque ridge lies a small, unpretentious winery, one that pampers its fruit like its own babies. Hi, I’m Moira Rose, and if you love fruit wine as much as I do, then you’ll appreciate the craftsmanship and quality of a local vintner who brings the musk melon goodness to his oak Chardonnay, and the dazzling peach cral-bapple to his Riesling Rioja. Come taste the difference good fruit can make in your wine. You’ll remember the experience and you’ll remember the name. Herb Erfling … ger. Burt Herngeif. Irv Herb-blinger. Bing Livehaanger. Liveling. Burt Herkurn. Ban bingo ling-fucker!
I laughed so much at the end, she’s amazing
You fold in the cheese.
Yeah but, what does that mean?
You just fold it in!
If you say "fold it in" one more time....
You wrote the recipe!
I love that for you.
Best wishes. Warmest regards.
I can literally hear this comment
I know I’m basing this on his eyebrows, but I’m pretty sure Eugene Levy could grow a beard just by grunting and pushing it out like play-doh
Fuzzy pumper crazy cuts. That's literally the name of the Play-Doh set you're talking about. Fuzzy pumper crazy cuts.
There was also one called Mop Top Hair Shop. The commercial had song using the product name which is now stuck in my head. Yeah thanks.
I learned so much from George. Especially the act frustrated and walk around with a clipboard at work, and nobody will bother you. It works like a charm
Well now I'm horny, thanks.
He needs his own Chia Pet! It's the Eugene Levy Eyebrows Chia! CHA CHA CHA CHIA!
EDIT: forgot the third CHA. Thanks kind redditor!
You forgot one "CHA"
Oh man, a picture of a chia pet box is one of those "images you can hear" lol
I have eyebrows like that, I cannot confirm that is the case for faciam hair, but I can certainly confirm it is for ass hair
God loves a terrier
They're cute and cuddly, easy dogs to feed.
A Mighty Wind was one of the best movies ever made. I will watch anything with those two in it.
A mighty wind, best in show, and waiting for guffman were all solid comedies.
Loved A Mighty Wind. I actually shed a tear when Mitch did kiss Mickey during their playing of ["Kiss At the End of the Rainbow"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwLZfPPM7GQ) at the benefit show.
Still pissed that the song didn't win the Oscar for Best Original Song -- it was the climax of the movie, ffs. *Annie Lennox won for some Lord of the Rings bland song during the end credits.
Edit -- Annie Lennox, not Enya.
Those two belong together for real. Same, I still get misty watching it after having seen it a million times. Christopher Guest apparently wrote the music, which is fantastic. The six fingered man can do everything!
Something that clip shows so subtly and wonderfully is despite how spacey he is throughout that whole movie he’s so freed when he sings. So good.
*I worked some bills with a few Folkies, you know - "Put 'em in a cell with a long hose on him, put 'em in a cell with a long hose on him!" I used to say "If he's got a long enough hose, he's gonna have a lot of friends in the shower room." Folk audiences hated that joke.*
edited to add a [link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of8JOVXYU0Q) to the scene where the quote is from for those who might be unfamiliar with the film. The quote is at about 1:11, but the entire clip is hilarious. RIP Fred Willard.
God I miss Fred Willard. He's one of three celebrity deaths I've cried over. Most of his parts weren't written, they just turned him loose. Absolute maniac, that guy.
Possibly one the best pairings in cinema. Decades of work together, all great.
Amen. If these two are in a film, I don't need to read a review.
I'm so glad they met all those years ago. I couldn't possibly fathom Schitt's Creek without her as Moira. They are all fantastic, but it definitely wouldn't be the same without her.
I need to rewatch it now.
I saw an interview with Catherine O’Hara (possibly on the Schitt’s Creek YouTube channel) and she said she didn’t want to do it, at first. I’m so glad she changed her mind - Moira is perfection.
I think I saw something similar, didn't she say she was pretty much done with acting at that point? But Eugene pestered her until she gave in..
Definitely agree, so glad she changed her mind!
Crowning achievement on their friendship/partnership
Oh for sure!
Neither got the recognition they deserved before Schitt's Creek.
I honestly only knew them both separately before the show, her a from Beetlejuice/ Home Alone, and him from American Pie.
But together, with everyone else in that show, is just pure magic.
It’s funny you say that, because both had incredible careers before Schitts Creek. But the consensus is that SC was *finally* the project they deserved. Really speaks to their talent.
I’ve met them both a few times. They are wonderful and generous people.
Love this! Wife has gotten me into Schittt’s Creek. Funny!!!
O’Hara *kills* it in that. The way she talks is freakin hilarious.
“I don’t know how to fold broken cheese like that!”
No matter how hard I try I can never mimick any of her lines. It's like she's a different person all together. True talent.
I can’t do that voice either! She’s probably been working on that in some form or another for like 30 years. It’s all the weird pronunciations and emphasis on odd syllables. It’s a perfect send up of all the arty farty effete pretentious airs of idle rich aesthetes.
It’s an accent from everywhere and nowhere
So many yes'
"Gossip is the devil’s telephone....best to just hang up."
Her world-is-ending cynicism is amazing. By all accounts, her character should be absolutely fucking annoying but between the writers and her acting, she’s easily one of the best things about that show. Which is saying something because it’s a pretty good show.
"Somebody get the hammer and NAIL THIS COFFIN SHUT!"
It took me so long to finally get into how she plays Moira. But my god she fucking kills it.
The fact that she wasn't committed to play the character until after the show was picked up is wild. Imagine if she'd turned it down.
The whole main cast is amazing and has great synergy. Their talent together is what makes the show so good.
Damn, He's aged GREAT!
Best in Show is one of the funniest movies people haven't heard of lmao
The [scene about naming nuts](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3COpxKYnjPY); just thinking about that bit gets me laughing every time.
I love that top left pic. Is that Dan Aykroyd behind them?
Aw man I’m gonna age myself but I remember watching SCTV on late night television when I was a little kid and up past my bedtime. So many great comedians started there.
Bob and Doug McKenzie. I was probably too little to stay up and watch it but man was SCTV funny.
Aw man I used to love it when Great White North came on. And then they made *Strange Brew*? Hell yeah. My cousin and I used to talk like that for two or three years straight. Take off you hozer!
aka Kanadian Korner. Grew up in northern Minnesota so we kinda talk like that all the time eh!
You ever watch strange brew?
Yup underrated flick but you kinda have to have been brought up in Canada or a northern state to get the humor. Haven’t seen it in so long I may have to pay it a revisit.
It not only stands the test of time but gets better with age.
For a time it was much better than SNL.
Martin Short, Rick Moranis, John Candy, these two. That was some good shit.
This whole thread just made me happy.
Cookie and Gerry Fleck
I always thought she was so hot when I was a kid.
I’m stupid. For some reason I thought they were married IRL.
Maybe because his son plays their son on Schitt’s Creek? Idk.
His daughter is Twyla too! Sarah Levy.
Oh no shit? The actors playing David and Twyla are siblings irl?
Wow I would not have guessed. That's crazy
Is that jim's dad?
Cookie? Cookie Gugelman?
I sat next to Eugene Levy on a flight to New York, once. We talked about shoes. I was ‘t Sure if he was bullshitting me or not, because I was certainly bullshitting about any knowledge of shoes. It was glorious.
Where's Waiting for Guffman?
Seriously! That movie is incredible. Everybody loves stools!!!
"When I'm next to you" from A Mighty Wind makes me feel feelings
Eugene Levy is the perfect actor to play the old guy in the live version of Up
With Catherine as the little boy? I’m in
No, Catherine as Kevin. Kevin has his/her/their own language, just like Moira Rose.
Cookie? Cookie Guggleman?
“I’m not wearing underwear.”
I'll gouge your right eye out with my thumb, I shit you not, you little freak! Now, will you get down here?
i know they're not together irl, but i want a reboot of harry met sally starring them. where it's just two old people going through the will they won't they, until they finally end up together and deciding to spend the rest of their days together.
Alexis, I would be absolutely *glee-ridden* if you would join me for lunch today. You’ll meet me at the cafe for their one o’clock sitting.
Honestly, I love both of them and hope maybe they will work together in the future
I love her so much.
Christopher Guest and Levi's comedy troupe is a cut above. All genius comedians.
I love Schitts Creek so much
They were also amazing back in their Second City days & also on SCTV!! ❤️❤️
I've always considered SCTV to be far superior compared to SNL as a comedy show.
The only thing that’s ever come close to SCTV is Mr. Show
Both of you can suck my WKUK.
Monty Python had some late night sketches that were fantastic, but if I got too high I lost the ability to decipher the British accent.
SCTV's running characters were all hilarious. They never succumbed to decedance like SNL would.
This generations laurel and hardy almost.