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Bee Movie

Bee Movie

Date: Jun 02 2021

Themes: Pop Culture

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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?

 

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jurie

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

yeah, the bee-movie is good! i like laughing @ these animated.stuffEmbarassedLaughing

06:19 PM Jan 09 2008 |

mahmoudjeexaa

Somalia

Oh this film is good and started final episode SEINFELD.
so I didn’t watched it

03:27 PM Jan 09 2008 |

richblue88

richblue88

China

it's too difficult

03:20 PM Jan 09 2008 |

哈气

哈气

China

 I havn`t seen this film,Is it funny.If so,I will take a look while I get the chance.

03:16 PM Jan 09 2008 |

abu_rayah

abu_rayah

Saudi Arabia

It is a good topic to talk about.

03:07 PM Jan 09 2008 |

mariem_queen

Algeria

i was waiting for a show

03:02 PM Jan 09 2008 |

vantify

vantify

China

is anyone can tell me how to watch the movie ,i`m new~

01:04 PM Jan 09 2008 |

singlename

China

i do not see the movie, so i can say anything about it . but i will download the moive now after listening this dialog,

12:38 PM Jan 09 2008 |

smart2022

smart2022

Saudi Arabia

that's cool

11:28 AM Jan 09 2008 |

nad1a

nad1a

Greece

You’ve got me intrigued there. You make me wanna go and see that movie. Are they paying you for this?Just kidding. But another person that would look hilarious in a bee costume is Robin Williams or Eddie Murphy.

09:19 AM Jan 09 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

i would like to see Jim Carrey in that costume. I like watching comedy movies like American pie,road trip and naked mile but not animated comedies surely.

08:30 AM Jan 09 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

i would like to see Jim Carrey in that costume. I like watching comedy movies like American pie,road trip and naked mile but not animated comedies surely.

08:29 AM Jan 09 2008 |

sunnylinda

sunnylinda

China

 

 

  but i can't understand  what are they talking about..  i need help.  who  can  help me  ??

 

07:52 AM Jan 09 2008 |

KERR LONG

KERR LONG

China

not bad,nut Jason,you r prick up oneself too much,haha

05:43 AM Jan 09 2008 |

zhaoxiang-

zhaoxiang-

China

yeah , cool. i like korean movies!Laughing

05:21 AM Jan 09 2008 |

ICE--snow

ICE--snow

China

its so good that every family and kids lean well

05:20 AM Jan 09 2008 |

dongmf

China

ye ? take a lookKiss

04:54 AM Jan 09 2008 |

Saphire222

China

I think it is most funny to see actors who used to very serious dress in a bee custome. It will be a great shork to his fans. or maybe a great surprise.

04:16 AM Jan 09 2008 |

susu.2007

susu.2007

Iraq

its good for family and kids.

03:55 AM Jan 09 2008 |

susu.2007

susu.2007

Iraq

 When i saw the trailer it didn't seem good at all. So cuz i also like Rene Zellweger and Seinfeld(but not that much) i saw the movie and it was good not as bad as people told. its also very funny.

03:54 AM Jan 09 2008 |

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