August 06, 2008

Lede of the Year Nominee

The NYT's Manohla Dargis, on "Pineapple Express":

In the tradition of Cheech & Chong, Abbott and Costello, Hope and Crosby, Ricky and Lucy, Martin and Lewis, Rowan and Martin, Smothers and Smothers, Sanford and son, Spicoli and Hand, Bert and Ernie, Riggs and Murtaugh, cops and robbers, dumb and dumber, right brain and left, peanut butter and jelly, bong hit, roach clip and Snoop Doggy Dogg comes “Pineapple Express,” a stoner comedy that partakes of a gentle indie vibe before hitting the hard stuff for a major Shane Black-style blowup and meltdown.
Is she saying that Bert and Ernie were stoners? Or that they're gay? I'm so confused...

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 6, 2008 04:40 PM

The whole review here is okay, but this is one of the most pointless introduction paragraphs I've ever seen, and in the NYTs of all places.

Posted by: Freddy at August 6, 2008 05:06 PM
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