Monday, April 29, 2013

Saturday Night Fever On Friday Night

So hubby and I watched ‘Saturday Night Fever’...of all movies. On Friday night. We had caught the last half of the movie ‘Grease’ on television a couple of nights earlier and I started feeling all nostalgic and stuff, so I turned to my husband and said “You know what movie I’d like to watch that I haven’t seen in decades? Saturday Night Fever.” And he said “Oh...really? Why?” And I said “Just for fun. It’ll bring back memories.” And he said (unenthusiastically) “I...guess...we can do that.”

"Why, oh why, this movie?"

My husband would rather pull out his fingernails one by one than sit through a movie featuring disco music, disco clothes...anything disco. Unless it’s with me. Because he likes to make me happy. And spend time with me. He is, after all, the most amazing man in the world. When we first started dating, he would do things with me that most guys I know would never do. Like watch chick flicks. He still does. And scores big points for that. But I reciprocate. I watch action packed, testosterone driven movies to make him happy. Some I enjoy. Some make me want to scream and pull the hair out of my head. But we suffer through do these things for the ones we love.


Anyway, so we watched 'Saturday Night Fever'. And I laughed and laughed and laughed. And laughed some more. I kept exclaiming “OHMYGOD...the shoes. That shirt! Oh, the hair! Look at the pants!” I’d forgotten about the clothes and the hairstyles and the overload of gold jewelry of that period that looks ridiculous today. Not that I ever really cared for it. I’m a classic rock girl at heart and I always preferred the denim and t-shirt look. But with music, I had no choice but to expand. Because you can’t dance to rock songs, and I love to dance...LOVE IT. And disco music is what people danced to back then. Way back then. When I was a very young girl. And so I danced to it, too.

'Saturday Night Fever' was a huge hit in the 70s. It popularized disco music and made John Travolta a household name, although people were already familiar with him from his role on TV’s ‘Welcome Back Kotter’. But the movie is a little outdated now. Even so, I had fun watching it because it brought back so many memories. And certainly made me laugh. And laugh. And laugh. I can’t say hubby felt the same way. He breathed a sigh of relief when it was finally over.

Here are some funny scenes from it:



38 comments:

  1. EPIC MOVIE!!!!!!! I cry on the bridge scene every time.

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    1. That scene was one of the better ones, for sure!

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  2. I was in my late teens when disco hit and got sucked into the genre as any teen girl would because we were all enamored with John.

    Cute post -- and my hubs is the same way. He suffers through the most un-manly movies for my sake. xo

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    1. It was great for dancing! My friends and I had a blast with it.

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  3. I hate to admit it but I never saw it. Not sure how that happened. Maybe it never made it to the Yukon. Ha ha. Anyway it looks great! I had forgotten that John Travolta was so good looking and had such a great bod!!

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    1. Yes, he was very good looking, and quite popular!

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  4. ok how's this ... I used to listen to Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, on .... wait for it .... yes 8-track. Oh yeah baby, I was styling!

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    1. I'm old enough to remember 8-track! My kids have no clue what the heck that is!

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  5. Tony is such a loathsome character that I've never been able to watch the entire movie. Have only seen snippets here and there on TV over the years.

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    1. Yes, he was not a good character! Got on my nerves throughout the movie. What an ego. Although toward the end, he started to change for the better.

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  6. I'm like Francie in that I've never seen the movie. But...the disco craze was definitely part of my teenage years as we rollerskated (you know the 4 wheel variety) around the local roller rink with our fancy footwork to the disco music. Your hubby's patience in sitting and watching the movie with you is a real testament to his love for you. Very nice!

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    1. OHMYGOD...rollerskating! I certainly remember that well. Rollerskating rinks with music playing was so popular back then. And so much fun.

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  7. As a movie lover, I cannot believe that I've never seen this movie!! I need to take care of that.

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    1. You're not missing much, but it's good for a laugh...

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  8. Oh I remember, some of the worst fashion ever! The music was pretty bad too!

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  9. Man I love disco! In a weird way...but still..love it!~

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    1. It is fantastic music for dancing. I have a few CDs that I like to play now and then. Takes me back to my crazy youth!

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  10. I LOVED disco! It was upbeat,fun dancing music! Could never understand what people didn't like about it.
    This was fun Martha! Thanks for the memories!

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    1. Yes, it was great dancing music. I still enjoy dancing to it when I'm at a function.

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  11. You got me singing, whistling and yes dance-laughing now!!

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  12. OK - you remind me of ME too much lol
    Saw you one No Dogs or Anglos and decided to come by - your newest follower - would love
    to have you come by and follow back when you can!
    Suzan ( from Montreal - An Anglo I hope - not a Dog - although you never know )

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    1. Hi Suzan, and welcome! I will definitely hop over to your blog. Montreal is my hometown. I was born there and spent most of my life in the city. We moved to Kingston in 2009, so I haven't been here all that long. My family and old friends are all in Montreal, so occasionally we visit. Hope to see you around here, now and then!

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    2. so you escaped......................congratulations!

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  13. hahhahaha I was jamming here on my couch ;-)

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  14. O gosh, I couldn't stand the movie then and I still can't now lol! I'm always saying the 70s were one of the most tasteless decades in terms of style, music, film, fashion, whatever. Although of course I didn't think so while I was in it haha...

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    1. Yes, the 70s were certainly that! The clothing in that movie (and in that decade) was horrible! Made me laugh out loud many times.

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  15. My husband will go to a chick flick on occasion. Right now I am hoping he will go see The Big Wedding with me.

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  16. Weird that hardly anybody admits to liking disco, yet it was huge at the time. Some of those tunes were good, too. Great dance music.

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    1. Yes, it was great dance music! I wasn't a fan of the fashion, but I enjoyed dancing up a storm!

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  17. I have never watched this movie. I hope I never watch this movie. (lol)

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    1. I know you won't because the music would kill you...LOL!

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