Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lockout videos: Popeye Jones and Tony Dumas review 1990s movies

Through parts of the mid-1990s, Dallas Mavericks rotation players Popeye Jones and Tony Dumas were stuck with the gig of reviewing films (without any attention to spoilers, as was evident in their approach to discussing "Old Yeller") while wearing breakaway pants and home Mavericks uniforms. None of it holds up, which is the point of this post.

Today, for no particular reason beyond the fact that there isn't much to write about regarding the NBA, we've decided to showcase their take on the Farrelly Brothers' "Dumb and Dumber." And while Eric Freeman is BDL's eminent cinephile, I think Popeye and Tony's take is ... actually, no. I can't. It's pretty awful.

But watch!

The unfortunate irony behind a player telling his viewing audience that he knows who is "dumb" and "dumber" on the 1996-97 Dallas Mavericks, while adding the caveat that "we ain't sayin' no names," is hopefully not lost on any of you. And by "you," I mean people like "me" who could enlighten their lives and broaden their intelligence after work every night with books and periodicals, but instead spend their hours chasing down old "SCTV" clips on YouTube until well past midnight.

Also, they watched "Clueless."

And "Batman Forever." It's a pretty good take. Not as good as "Kiss From a Rose," but a more entertaining review than the movie itself.


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