Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1997 :: January ::
Re: Strange Brew
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0100.  Wednesday, 22 January 1997.

(1)     From:   Eric Armstrong <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tues, 21 Jan 1997 09:20:21 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0089  Re: Strange Brew

(2)     From:   Jimmy Jung <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Jan 1997 14:18
        Subj:   Strange Brew; Non-Shakespearean Videos


(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Eric Armstrong <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tues, 21 Jan 1997 09:20:21 -0500
Subject: 8.0089  Re: Strange Brew
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0089  Re: Strange Brew

>_Strange Brew_ is the story of beer-loving Doug and Bob Mackensie (characters
>from the Second City TV series) who are supposed to be parallel to Rosencrantz
>and Guildenstern. They go to visit a friend whose father has died and whose
>uncle has seized the family kingdom, a brewery. (Here in the college town of
>Athens, GA. everyone who has heard of this film says it's a cult classic for
>beer-drinking undergraduates, and I get blank looks if I mention _Hamlet_.)
>
>Fran Teague

This is what my fiancee told me (her family are Strange Brew fanatics)
Some details:
-The beer brand is called Elsinore beer.
- Their friend, Pam (Hamlet), is upset because her uncle is trying to write her
out of her inheritance of the brewery/insane asylum. She must wait til she is
21, despite the fact that the actress looks 31...
- Pam is in love with Rosie, (a man) an ex-NHL star who has been placed in the
insane asylum.
- The ghost of her father comes back to reveal the truth regarding his death,
through a faulty wiring system in a video game, which replays footage of the
actual killing (involving the electric fence).

In all seriousness,

eric.

(2)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Jimmy Jung <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jan 1997 14:18
Subject:        Strange Brew; Non-Shakespearean Videos

Yes Fran,

That is an accurate description of Strange Brew.  The plot from the IMDB:
Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on
SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased
father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious brewmaster and two
teams of vicious hockey players.

The Mackenzie brothers also have their own page with more than you'd ever want
to know about the movie at:
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ernestc/mackbros.htm

Good luck trying to explain Shakespeare at UGA.

Jimmy Jung
Georgia Tech, class of 84
"go jackets"
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.