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Bee Movie

Bee Movie

Date: Jun 02 2021

Themes: Pop Culture

Intro

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Shortly after the final episode Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld was sitting around one day and started thinking to himself…

“What is the deal with bees? Why are they so obsessed with honey? They know the beekeeper is going to come take it away, yet they continue to produce it. I think it’s time the bees did something for themselves for a change. I think they ought to make a bee movie.”

Seinfeld laughed at himself for about five minutes for making such a clever pun on B movies. Then he set to work with Steven Spielberg on Bee Movie, an animated, feature-length film.

Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Mason

Mason

Jason:  So, uh, Seinfeld, you know just did this Bee Movie...

Mason:  Yeah, the Bee Movie thing.

Jason:  I totally didn’t see that coming after his sit-com, that he was going to do an animated film.

Mason:  Yeah, I don’t know…

Jason:  But he said it was actually way harder than doing the sit-com because he said making a movie like that is essentially doing the pilot and the final episode in the same sitting, which is the two hardest things to write for a sit-com.

Mason:  Yeah, honestly, it didn’t seem like a movie I wanted to see. But I remember one of the first trailer kind of things that came out, they had…The live-action dressed up everybody in costumes. Like Jerry Seinfeld dressed in a bee costume.

Jason:  Oh my goodness!

Mason:  And they made this giant windshield and it was like bugs getting stuck on the windshield of a car driving was kind of the set-up. It was really cool. Almost had kind of a Michel Gondry sort of feel. That real set, very stage theater-oriented.

Jason:  They should have done the whole movie like that. I would love to see…

Mason:  That would have been a better movie.

Jason:  ...uh…

Mason:  Jerry Seinfeld?

Jason:  Jerry Seinfeld in a bee outfit. That would be an awesome movie.

 

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Discussion

Like many Seinfeld fans, Jason didn’t guess that after his TV show ended, the comedian would produce an animated movie. Jason has read interviews with Seinfeld that said that the movie was harder to write than the sit-com.

Mason doesn’t think Bee Movie looks very good. But he saw a trailer for it in which Seinfeld was dressed in a bee costume. Jason and Mason agree that Seinfeld in a bee costume would make any movie better.

What actor would you most like to see in a bee costume?

 

Comments

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abdeeq

abdeeq

Somalia

Nice Lesson

05:13 PM Jan 11 2008 |

T .G

T .G

China

so bad! my hart! 

10:50 AM Jan 11 2008 |

naylah

Indonesia

they are just talking about the movies.Laughing

10:49 AM Jan 11 2008 |

suppernewbaby

China

i like

02:54 AM Jan 11 2008 |

一生有你4015

一生有你4015

China

i listen to it very hart ,but i can't understand what theytalking about it . i need who help .

02:07 AM Jan 11 2008 |

gonzelius

gonzelius

Argentina

I didn't see the movie yet; but I agree with the guys that maybe it would've been much better to have the whole cast dressed in costume as bees. That would've been just hilarious! I think Seinfeld's kind of humor is much more suited for a live-action movie as opposed to an animated one. All the same, this lesson just made me curious about it. I'll definitely go and see it! 

10:48 PM Jan 10 2008 |

gonzelius

gonzelius

Argentina

Great lesson! Haven’t seen the movie yet as I don’t usually enjoy animated movies.I’m a huge Seinfeld’s fan, though. So this lesson made me wanna go rent it!

10:01 PM Jan 10 2008 |

yuki gao

China

   someone has replied something for me ,but i couldn't find that person

06:34 PM Jan 10 2008 |

lhx-katrina

China

It my pleasure to see you can i chat with you?

01:22 PM Jan 10 2008 |

lhx-katrina

China

I am very glade to see you and i wish we can have a comunication.

01:21 PM Jan 10 2008 |

lhx-katrina

China

I am very glade to see you and i wish we can have a comunication.

01:21 PM Jan 10 2008 |

poranee

poranee

Thailand

good for kids and anyone like cartoon

11:25 AM Jan 10 2008 |

conan410

conan410

China

oh,my! what are they talking about? a little hard to understand

10:23 AM Jan 10 2008 |

huias

American Samoa

I have never seen the movie,i will have a look at it sometime.Iwonder whether it is as good as you said.

07:15 AM Jan 10 2008 |

jiahui.lei

jiahui.lei

China

   I should go to see it

07:03 AM Jan 10 2008 |

爱上雨天

爱上雨天

China

very good

05:02 AM Jan 10 2008 |

yuki gao

China

   when you think it is easy, than there is nothing you can learn. so , don't say you aren't understand,because you don't take an effort.

02:28 AM Jan 10 2008 |

asd70

Egypt

hallo

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12:11 AM Jan 10 2008 |

asd70

Egypt

hallo

12:04 AM Jan 10 2008 |

asd70

Egypt

hallo

12:04 AM Jan 10 2008 |

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