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Friday, March 04, 2005

Super-duper exclusive Hitchhiker's Guide movie dirt: Filmmakers run out of money, ditch special effects

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Here it is fans, photographic evidence that Hammer and Tongs, filmmakers responsible for bringing to life the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, have blown their entire budget on cheap hookers, expensive booze, and no tea.

In an effort to deliver the movie on time (i.e. far enough in advance of Revenge of the Ranch that it'll have enough time to make some dough) the filmmakers have had to ditch the last few scenes and have instead opted to use sock puppets.

Above: Exclusive evidence extracted from the official trailer, seen here.

A Hammer and Tongs representative refused to comment beyond this brief statement: "They were not cheap hookers."


Blogger ynnej said...

But you've got to admit, those are mighty fine sock puppets.

3/05/2005 01:44:00 AM

Blogger monocle_man said...

Mighty fine sock puppets? The only one I can even recognize is Marvin.

Group outing to the premier? I need to see Marky boy again before too long anyway, and SF is cool.

3/05/2005 03:01:00 PM

Blogger ynnej said...

You think you could make better sock puppets?

3/05/2005 04:04:00 PM

Blogger monocle_man said...

Oh...I get it now. Sorry. By no means do I think I could make better sock puppets. I just didn't recognize anybody ('cept Marvin, of course)...then again I've only seen the trailer once, so it's probably my fault.

3/05/2005 05:03:00 PM

Blogger monocle_man said...

Wait...I just watched the trailer again very closely and it turns out I don't get it at all. A professional studio should be able to do better.

3/05/2005 05:08:00 PM

Blogger ynnej said...

All of your getting and ungetting is making my poor little head spin.

I don't get you, sir.

3/10/2005 04:16:00 PM

Blogger monocle_man said...

sometimes a boy's gotta play hard to get.

3/17/2005 07:20:00 PM


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