Monday, November 19, 2012

Dear DreamWorks: No Fart Jokes, Please!

The new Croods trailer is due any day now. Word is, it's a gas. According to Chris Sanders, this trailer will "dig into the [film's] humor." But will this be a highbrow humor aimed at the artsy-fartsy animation elite, or a bunch of grotesque gut-busters geared to the Shrek set?

While I'm certainly no prude, I think I speak for everyone of refined taste and blue blood breeding when I say, PLEASE, DREAMWORKS: NO FART JOKES! A trailer is supposed to give audiences a brief whiff of what awaits. A flatulence gag could backfire, creating a lingering, unpleasant air around the film. And don't think audiences won't notice if you try and squeeze in a small one. They have a nose for these things! Remember: It only takes one stinker to clear the room.

If I've offended anyone at DreamWorks with this unsavory outburst, I ask that you please excuse me. This has been welling up inside me for a while now, and it's a relief to finally let it out. Holding it in...well, it's been making me sick to my stomach. Plus, I thought that it was time to clear the air between us. What can I say? I'm classy like that.


  1. I'm beginning to think we will not see the second trailer this week. I'm now thinking it will be with Hobbit or Monsters Inc. (in December).

    1. Yeah, I think you're right. (And boy, am I glad you never wanted to bet money on these guessing games. I'd be BROKE!)