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Video: The surprisingly impressive “Princess Bride” prank on ESPN

posted at 6:16 pm on November 14, 2012 by

Via BuzzFeed, the viral vid du jour in case you haven’t seen it yet. If you love the movie, and we all do, you’ll appreciate the comprehensiveness.

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To The Pain…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on November 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Never get involved in a land war in Atlanta.

rbj on November 14, 2012 at 6:25 PM

huh?

faraway on November 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Has the guy on the left considered piracy? He’d make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.

pookysgirl on November 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Speaking of sports and Princess Bride; had anybody noticed that the kid is playing “Hardball” on his Commodore 64 at the beginning of the movie?

/Retro Gamer mode off

Norwegian on November 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Stop saying that!

Doughboy on November 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM

“COUS’s?”

They don’t exist…

Seven Percent Solution on November 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Anybody want a peanut?

Count to 10 on November 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Oh great. Now I have to watch the movie.

DaBird on November 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM

As you wish.

portlandon on November 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Impressive. Thanks.

talkingpoints on November 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?

The Oven on November 14, 2012 at 7:07 PM

If they ever did a remake, Billy Crystal could reprise his role and wouldn’t need any makeup!

Marcola on November 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Particularly applicable to libs:

Am I going MAD, or did the word “think” escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass.

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 7:17 PM

A-dork-able.

The Grandson: A book?

Grandpa: That’s right. When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I’m gonna read it to you.

The Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?

Grandpa: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…

The Grandson: Doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try to stay awake.

Grandpa: Oh, well, thank you very much, very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

Fallon on November 14, 2012 at 7:18 PM

@mrsknightley

Personal foul, delay of true love, 15 yard penalty… Automatic first base… Err, first down!

Snowblind on November 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

A great movie, well cast, memorable scenes, enjoyed by people of all ages.

Qzsusy on November 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

@Snowblind – heh, sounds a lot like the Steelers/Chiefs game on Monday.

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Marcola, you’re vicious…but right!

itsnotaboutme on November 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM

You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.

jnelchef on November 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM

They needed to work in the Eagles offensive line as the ROUS’s. Just sayin.

Garym on November 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM

“She doesn’t get eaten by the eels at this time.”
“What?”
“The eel doesn’t get her. I’m explaining to you because you look nervous.”

bandarlog on November 14, 2012 at 8:03 PM

They’re so perky. I love that.

Mr. D on November 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

PB—”Hello, my name is Enigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”.

Obama—”Hello, my name is Barack Hussein Obama (MMMM-MMMM-MMM). You make over $250,000. Prepare to Pay!”

dirtseller on November 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

“She doesn’t get eaten by the eels at this time.”
“What?”
“The eel doesn’t get her. I’m explaining to you because you look nervous.”

bandarlog on November 14, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I think this little exchange was my favorite moment in the entire movie. And almost every line in that movie is quotable in many situations in everyday life. :D

Anyone who hasn’t seen it, do yourself a big favor and order it used off Amazon today. Unadulterated fun.

Eviva on November 14, 2012 at 10:00 PM

If the NSA has nothing better to do with some computing horsepower, it’d be interesting to know how many percent of all discussion threads on the internet (especially the geeky ones) have at least one Princess Bride reference in them on any given day.

bofh on November 14, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Yes, you’re very smart. Shut up.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

There are other things to read than print and the Princess of Hammersmith is displeased with you and is thinking of going home.

IdrilofGondolin on November 15, 2012 at 8:29 AM

If the NSA has nothing better to do with some computing horsepower, it’d be interesting to know how many percent of all discussion threads on the internet (especially the geeky ones) have at least one Princess Bride reference in them on any given day.

bofh on November 14, 2012 at 10:14 PM

From what I’ve seen, I believe nearly EVERY thread on HA has had at least one use of “I do not believe that word means what you think it means” or some paraphrase of it.

dentarthurdent on November 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I have a Princess Bride app on my phone. Once or twice a week I call up a quote. Always makes me smile.

So cool to see sports guys doing this.

rockmom on November 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM

“Ive got my wedding to plan, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped.”

“Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything.”

patriette on November 15, 2012 at 11:34 AM

“I’ll probably kill you tomorrow”

dentarthurdent on November 15, 2012 at 11:44 AM

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 7:56 PM

My Chiefs would have won that game if it wasn’t for the fact that as usual, the refs were in the Steeler’s pocket.

Wolftech on November 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM

dentarthurdent on November 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Yes, I have tossed it out frequently. And, several times have been flamed for it.

GWB on November 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Yes, I have tossed it out frequently. And, several times have been flamed for it.

GWB on November 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

There are many on HA who have no sense of humor….

dentarthurdent on November 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM

He kept using that word. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

Jaibones on November 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

He kept using that word. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

Jaibones on November 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Inconceivable….
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dentarthurdent on November 15, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Fezzig, tear his arms off.

Oh, you mean this gate key.

Also, I am not left handed.

TexasDan on November 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I’m pretty sure I can do the whole movie, end to end. Used to also be true of Holy Grail and, of all things, the Blues Brothers.

These days around my house, it’s Nacho Libre quotes.

TexasDan on November 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM