Will Smith: An Apology

5 Jul

Dear Will, I’m sorry we are both happily married to other people because, with your ears and my size we’d have been perfect for a remake of ‘Dumbo’.  Love, Tilly Bud.

I love Will Smith; he’s a natural actor and incredibly funny.  I declare today Will Smith Day, for no other reason than it gives me an excuse to think about him.  I loved him in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  I didn’t know then that he was a rap star and I often wondered about the funny little fellow who couldn’t act who kept making guest appearances (DJ Jazzy Jeff, his rap partner).

My two favourite movie lines of all time are Will Smith’s in Independence Day, and they both occur in the scene where he and Jeff Goldblum are attempting to plant the virus that will wipe out the alien invaders:

‘We have got to work on our communication’ 

‘I ain’t heard no fat lady!’  

Doesn’t sound interesting flat on the screen like that, I know; it is definitely one of those moments where you had to be there.  Like Frank Carson, it’s the way he tells ’em.   If you haven’t seen Independence Day – what is wrong with you?  I have seen it about twenty times.

Do you know what?  I have seen ID about twenty times and it has just occurred to me: what happened to the dog?  Remember how Jasmine risked her and her son’s lives to call Boomer in the tunnel when Los Angeles was being blown up?  And he was in the truck when she was driving around saving what was left of the population?  Boyfriend turns up to rescue her and all of a sudden – no dog.  He’s never seen again in the movie.

Does anyone know if Will Smith claims to be vegetarian?

I saw Mr Smith in an interview and he described how, after his first record went platinum or he won Grammy awards or something, he went home and told his Mom and she said, ‘Yes, very nice, now go and get some milk; we’ve run out.’   With a mother like that, no wonder he’s grounded.

Sadly, Will won’t be starring in my forthcoming movie, in which large blonde dogs band together and betray humanity to an alien species.  I call it Independence Day: Boomer’s Revenge.  Tagline: The Day The Dogs Bit Back.

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This is a re-post (with edits). 

24 Responses to “Will Smith: An Apology”

  1. Cindy July 5, 2011 at 16:05 #

    Yes, he is funny, and he seems to have grown into a man with a deep sense of integrity.
    Our Lulubelle says she would like to audition for your film. She’s large, blonde and can carry a tune …

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    • Tilly Bud July 6, 2011 at 16:11 #

      She’s in! I take it she’ll work for nothing?

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  2. SidevieW July 5, 2011 at 17:20 #

    I love Will Smith, he’s a great actor, funny with timing and not slapstick

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    • Tilly Bud July 6, 2011 at 16:11 #

      He’s a natural actor, no doubt about that.

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  3. nrhatch July 5, 2011 at 17:31 #

    I don’t know if he’s vegetarian, but he has some wonderful life philosophies:

    http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/10-ways-life-is-like-a-brick-wall/

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  4. musings July 5, 2011 at 18:58 #

    Today feels like a Monday since yesterday was a 4th of July holiday for us. This hilarious post was a perfect way to start off my week! I love Will Smith, too. I think I’ve seen Independence Day twice and I almost never watch a film twice.

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  5. kateshrewsday July 5, 2011 at 19:11 #

    Great bloke. I loved I, Robot…

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  6. Pseu July 5, 2011 at 19:11 #

    For you, Tilly I have seen the film, but couldn’t remember it…..

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  7. Perfecting Motherhood July 6, 2011 at 02:46 #

    Another Will Smith movie with a dog is I Am Legend (awsome movie, by the way). Now we see what happens to the dog in this movie and I don’t wish it to anyone. So sometimes, it’s better not to know!

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    • Tilly Bud July 6, 2011 at 16:16 #

      An excellent point! And an excellent movie 🙂

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  8. slpmartin July 6, 2011 at 03:47 #

    Oh didn’t the dog put on weight and show up in that other movie of his about being one of the last surviors of some kind of plague?

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  9. vivinfrance July 6, 2011 at 06:29 #

    Never heard of him. Well, not until now.

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    • Tilly Bud July 6, 2011 at 16:18 #

      Gasp! I am so jealous of how much you have to look forward to.

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  10. Paula Tohline Calhoun July 6, 2011 at 18:32 #

    Thanks for re-posting this, because it didn’t come up when you referred me a couple days ago!

    I’m pretty sure Boomer went into the underground shelter along with everybody else when they got there. he is not, however, seen after that. I guess they let him go play with all the other animals rescued, and had a good time elsewhere! ???

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    • Tilly Bud July 9, 2011 at 15:26 #

      I like your positive – though, perhaps, misguided – attitude 🙂

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  11. eof737 July 9, 2011 at 06:49 #

    No need for an apology… we good! Now roll the tape and let’s watch ID again… 😉

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