'Scrooged' - help!

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Anyone remember the Bill Murray flick 'Scrooged' from 1988? I need to know the answer for this question:

In Francis Xavier Cross' office, there's a sign hanging over the window. What does that sign say? I'll be damned if I can remember the words, but I do remember that it was funny. Or something...

(Francis Xavier Cross is Bikk Murray's character, by the way).

Thanx!

Jay Kid (Jay K), Wednesday, 22 October 2003 22:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I have no idea, but good thread title

s1utsky (slutsky), Thursday, 23 October 2003 00:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Me either, but good luck! (you might need it)

adaml (adaml), Thursday, 23 October 2003 01:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's something like the definition of "cross," which amounts to something like "a wooden stake on which to nail people."

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 23 October 2003 01:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I love this movie because everyone I know, whether or not they even know it, quotes Alfre Woodard when they're feeling cheap.

Girl: "When are we gonna get a real tree, mom?"

Alfre: "When they free!"

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 23 October 2003 01:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Cool! does anyone know if this phrase is correct (does anyone have the movie and bother to look?)

"Cross. n. 1. A thing they nail people to"

Jay Kid (Jay K), Thursday, 23 October 2003 08:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This is one of the few comedies that I saw as a kid that I liked even more when I saw it recently. Two main reasons 1)Murray's Richard Burton impersonation 2)"Sorry, I thought you were Richard Pryor!"

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 24 October 2003 20:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

this holds up reasonably well, thanks to murray and support (esp taxi driver ghost). love story clumsy, leaves allen underutilised.

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 3 December 2012 17:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Given that it was written by Michael O'Donaghue, it's shocking that the love story didn't climax with someone's brutal demise.

Automatic For The Peehole (Old Lunch), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:15 (six years ago) Permalink

given that cross is a severely unhinged manic type i'm sure we can imagine what happens next

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 3 December 2012 23:52 (six years ago) Permalink

David Johansen as the cab driver is too funny in this. It's one of our holiday movie trifecta, along with Bad Santa and the MST3K Santa Claus.

Jaq, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 00:49 (six years ago) Permalink

OL, O'Donoghue disowned and loathed the candyass element of the final product.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 01:01 (six years ago) Permalink

That makes much more sense.

Automatic For The Peehole (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 01:14 (six years ago) Permalink

p sure he blamed co-writer Mitch Glazer for the balls-loppin'

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 01:21 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

i've got to stop watching this movie

John Dope Assos (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 20:55 (three years ago) Permalink

because it's too early?

you too could be called a 'Star' by the Compliance Unit (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 21:03 (three years ago) Permalink

it's too late

John Dope Assos (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 21:07 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Caught this on commercial TV last night; my first viewing since I was a kid. Predictably, it doesn't hold up (I'm not sure I even liked it all that much at the time anyhow), but the whole Ghost of Christmas Future bit is a surprisingly great piece of filmmaking: the grim reaper with a TV screen for a face, the Caligari-like art direction, Karen Allen's creepy make-up...I know that the original script was severely neutered, but if this wasn't going to be the outrageous comedy that was originally conceived, there are traces here of what could have at least been a helluva horror film.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:00 (two years ago) Permalink

My brain was scrambling to answer the exact question the OP posed as soon as I saw the thread revive. Such a great gag.

I wasn't crazy about this movie when it first came out but it has proven to be more a grower than a shower and now I love it and I watch it pretty much every Christmas.

My Lunch Is Older Than Your Lunch (Old Lunch), Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:09 (two years ago) Permalink

The appearance of the much funnier (and much warmer) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation a year after this film probably saved me from this inferior product becoming my go-to contempo, semi-adult Christmas pic of choice for many years to follow.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:18 (two years ago) Permalink

i've got to stop watching this movie

― John Dope Assos (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 20:55 (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

because it's too early?

― you too could be called a 'Star' by the Compliance Unit (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 21:03 (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's too late

― John Dope Assos (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 21:07 (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jesus thats dark

national lampoon is excrement, chevy chase vs bill murray was stopped as a poll on doctors orders before a vote was cast

loudmouth darraghmac ween (darraghmac), Thursday, 15 December 2016 23:15 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Unearthed from deep storage: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue, and Bill Murray on the set of SCROOGED. pic.twitter.com/WNAnvKy2sJ

— Dennis Perrin (@DennisThePerrin) June 21, 2017

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:32 (one year ago) Permalink


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