Joe Bob Briggs

Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

"Intervention attempted by parents is completely futile. Young man states he intends to take girl away with him; girl is set to go. Pa looks anxious but finally says: 'It's a bad night. Hadn't you better take my car?'

"And the young man, who seems to be a well-known rock star, replies (and this is his big three-star line): 'No, thank you. I wouldn't like any of my friends to see me driving a station wagon.'

We had one correct answer, so the winner is...Allan Jenoff of Toronto:
"The film in question is What About Dad? a 1993 Canadian short of 18 minutes, directed by Brendan Smith.

"It's the story of Johnny Jinx, the bad-boy heartthrob of a teen-oriented TV show.

"He abandons his show and seduces the sweet daughter on a cozy family sitcom, leading to the scenes Charlie describes. It's a pretty good little short."

(To discuss the meaning of life with Joe Bob, write Joe Bob Briggs, P.O. Box 2002, Dallas, Texas 75221 or fax him at (213) 462-5982. Joe Bob even hangs out on the Internet: 76702.1435@compuserve.com.)

c.1996 Joe Bob Briggs (Distributed by NYT Special Features)

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