Barf the Mawg…

– – It’s still hard for me to believe that John Candy is dead, taken way too young of a heart attack in 1994 at only 43 years of age.  John created many memorable characters, but as a furry I love him most for his creation of the half-man, half-dog (or Mawg, also seen as Mog) Barfolomew in the 1987 Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs, an obvious parody of Star Wars and Barf a cheaper version of Chewbacca. The film did modestly at the box office, being issued as it was ten years after the movie it parodied.   Brooks’ blend of slapstick and genre parody was getting old even in 1987, but the film remains funny and a cult classic.

Memorable quote: “It’s not that we’re afraid, far from it, it’s just that we’ve got this thing about death…It’s not us!”  Who better to be his own best friend than this marvelous John Candy creation?– –RIP, John, and thank you…

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2 Comments on “Barf the Mawg…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Mel Brooks’ style might have been getting old, back then. But, it hasn’t _completely_ expired! Not if all the big-budget parodies still hitting theaters, to this day, are any indication.*

    Plus, I like to think that SPACEBALLS paved the way for the first of the official STAR WARS prequels, twelve years later. He also kind of predicted the current advances in videorecording technology with that “Instant Video” segment of the movie. I mean; three months from theatrical release to DVD, these days? Holy Underwear!

    *Take SUPERHERO MOVIE, starring Leslie Nielsen. Please!!!!!


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