Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spicoli vs Mr. Hand

One of the best movies from the 1980s was Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Sean Penn played the California surfer Jeff Spicoli who was often at odds with his uptite and ultra- conservative History teacher Mr. Hand (Ray Walston). The exchanges between these two were great. Here are two scenes from the movie. In the first scene, Spicooli orders a pizza to the classroom:

Earlier in the movie, Mr. Hand warns the students not to waste his classroom time. He says,"You wouldn't want me come over to your house and discuss US history on your time, would you?" In this scene, he does just that,coincidentally, on the night of the senior dance. In the audio clip that follows, Spicholi uses surfer terminology to sum up US history...

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