Ya know, yesterday I was having a conversation about ticks with my friends. What? You don’t have random tick conversations with YOUR friends? Psssh. But anyway, no tick conversation would be complete without mentioning the movie Ticks from 1993. It is without a doubt, the ‘mother of all tick movies’! And pretty much the only one.
Welcome to another lovely edition of Sunday Bloody Sunday, where we are taking a trip to Ticks country and revisiting one of the best scenes from the film. And this scene stars none other than your favorite Tom Jones dancing sidekick to The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air……Alfonso Ribeiro! Only this time he’s not dancing like a white guy. He’s turning into a giant tick. But it’s equally entertaining! Watch and enjoy:
Al Pacino won Best Actor at the 1993 Academy Awards for his role in Scent Of A Woman, but there was some terrible injustice going on while he was graciously accepting his award. And that injustice is that Clint Howard was NOT nominated for his breathtaking and groundbreaking role in Ticks. For those in the dark here, Ticks is a horror movie about giant killer ticks. It definitely delivers what it promises in the title.
Welcome to Monday Bloody Monday where I am indeed going to give Mr. Clint Howard the shine that he deserves from his role as Jarvis Tanner in Ticks. Behold greatness and watch as Clint tells the daughter of Micky Dolenz from The Monkees that he’s infested. Then brace yourself for acting impact while his head explodes over her. After watching, feel free to contact the Academy with a barrage of emails voicing your displeasure over this HUGE oversight. We should all be very ticked off about this. Puns!