Saturday, December 17, 2005

The Court Jester ( 1956 )

Genre: Comedy
Actually this movie is categorized as Adventure / Comedy / Musical . I watched this movie yesterday in TCM ( Turner Classic Movie ) in channel 64.

I was in the bedroom and walked downstair when Mom said," Hey,Mei...let's join us watching this movie." I saw the background was nice,and I was attemped to watch it. Honest,I love watching adventure and classic comedy n musical.

Have you chosen which movie you'll watch with your family this Christmas ? I do recommend this movie to you,esp your family. You'll laugh out loudlyLOL when you watch this movie. Gossip,once you watch it,you won't leave your seat and will be curious to watch till it ended.Trust me!

I didn't expect that I would enjoy this movie,but I was attempted and goodnesssssssssssssss. This movie really made me laugh all the time!!Too Funny.Mom and me kept laughing and said ," Awww... goodness!!! It's funny. OMG!!..... Ohhh silly man!!! Look!! Look!!! He's gonna do the stupid thing again!! Ohh help me!!! I can't stand watching this funny movie.... I got stomachache..ohhhhh..." ect.

I myself laughed and didn't care what time it was, I laughed out loudly.Ronnie even could hear my voice from the basement. ROTFL.

Danny Kaye became one of the world's best-known comedians.He's multi -talented. The Court Jester is one of his greatest movie.In this movie,he played as a Jester (he and his friend,Jean, knocked down a real JesterJoker,and he pretends as a Jester.Actually his name is Hawkins,but he changes his name as he pretends to be a Jester ) .

He is hynotized by a Princess' maid,who falls in love with him.So,the maid is asked to make him like her.Once the maid snaps her finger,he's under hynotize.When she snaps one more time,he becomes normal. So,you can imagine if the King and the Princess snap their fingers many times ( while Giacamo/Hubert Hawkins ( Danny Kaye ) is hiding behind the Princess' curtains.He comes in and out many times.LOL.

He sings,acts and makes pantonime in this movie.It's Awesome !!!

I don't write all the story here,but you can read the Sypnosis and View Trailer.

Here are some memorable quotes :
King: You spent some time in the Italian court?
Hawkins: Why, yes. What better place to court Italians?

Fergus: I'm Fergus the Ostler.
Hawkins: Whogus the Whatsler?

Griselda: I'm Griselda.
Hawkins: Gri-who-lda?
King Roderick: The Duke. What did the Duke do?
Hubert Hawkins: Eh... the Duke do?
King Roderick: Yes. And what about the Doge?
Hubert Hawkins: Oh, the Doge!
King Roderick: Eh. Well what did the Doge do?
Hubert Hawkins: The Doge do?
King Roderick: Yes, the Doge do.
Hubert Hawkins: Well, uh, the Doge did what the Doge does. Eh, uh, when the Doge does his duty to the Duke, that is.
King Roderick: What? What's that?
Hubert Hawkins: Oh, it's very simple, sire. When the Doge did his duty and the Duke didn't, that's when the Duchess did the dirt to the Duke with the Doge.
King Roderick: Who did what to what?
Hubert Hawkins: Oh, they all did, sire. There they were in the dark; the Duke with his dagger, the Doge with his dart, Duchess with her dirk.
King Roderick: Duchess with her dirk?
Hubert Hawkins: Yes! The Duchess dove at the Duke just when the Duke dove at the Douge. Now the Duke ducked, the Doge dodged, and the Duchess didn't. So the Duke got the Duchess, the Duchess got the Doge, and the Doge got the Duke!
King Roderick: Curious. I... I... hm? What? What's that? All I heard was that the Duchess had a siege of rheumatism. She's 83, you know.

Hubert Hawkins: I'd like to get in, get on with it, get it over with, and get out. Get it?
Ravenhurst: Got it.
Hubert Hawkins: Good.


King: Would you grant the king a little kiss?
Jean: Oh, certainly, sire, and don't worry. They say it isn't catching.
King: Oh, you are a little... catching?
Jean: Just because it runs in the family doesn't mean that everyone has it. Kiss me, sire!
King: Has it? Has what?
Jean: Don't I please you, sire?
King: Oh, yes, yes, but, eh, these brothers and cousins and uncles...
Jean: And aunts. But let us not talk about their swollen, twisted, pain ridden bodies. Hold me, take me in your arms, tell me I am yours!
King: But this, this uh writhing on the floor...
Captain of the Guard: [Hawkins is being tested for Knighthood] He must scale a wall in full armor.
[Hawkins is tossed over the wall]
Captain of the Guard: Candidate passes!
Captain of the Guard: He must bring down a hawk in full flight.
[a hawk with an arrow is tossed on the ground]
Captain of the Guard: Candidate passes.
Hawkins: But I didn't even shoo...
Captain of the Guard: [shouts] Candidate passes!
Captain of the Guard: He must capture a wild boar with his bare hands.
[a piglet comes out of a chute followed by sound effects of splashing in the mud]
Captain of the Guard: He passes!
[picking his weapon for the joust against Griswold]
Hubert Hawkins: I'll take one of those, one of those, ooh, a couple of those.
[he pauses and glances over at Griswold]
Hubert Hawkins: I'd better take them all.


This is a wonderfully old fashioned family comedy that despite it's age still feels freshly funny and acts to show us how crude and ham-fisted comedies such as American Pie etc really are.

Go and find this and watch it today!Shopping 2,…..Get it? Got it! Good!


  1. Harus!!! Highly recommended. Gak akan kecewa deh nontonnya,Jen. Ini mo bujuk2 Ronnie dulu utk beli CD nya. Lumayan,bisa nonton tiap saat.

  2. walahh tumben ga mosting makanan hari ini ;))

  3. besok,say.Tadi dari Dynasty Buffet.Sempat jepret2 juga..Kecapekan hari ini, dari tadi ngelaundry ( ini aja blm kelar,padahal udh tengah malam ), plus ngebungkus kado seabrek2.
    So,sabar nunggu sampe besok ya. Coba,dimimpiin itu makanan dulu ,baru liat fotonya besok.

  4. lagi sibuk neler air liurrrrrrrr...slurrrrpppppp...rasa durian :-PPP

  5. Lap donk.Jangan lupa,harus selalu bawa sapu tangan,anak2...kalo tidak,sapu lidi juga boleh tuh.

  6. hnduk aja ampe basah semua banjir iler dah rumah gw :))

  7. aduh,kalo cerita handuk,udh lain tuh yg basahnya... " Mandi kembang tengah malam...jangan kau lakukan...sya la la la la "

  8. bhahaha...ternyata lo pinter ndangduth juga tohhh..emang dirantau gw malah kangen dangdut say hihihi...

  9. muka ente mirip penyanyi dangdut juga kan? Ayo,Ria,hajar saja nyanyi dangdut kalo ada acara di sana.Nanti daku datang,pake Goyang Ngebor... hahahahah

  10. walahhhhhh ketinggalan berita lo say gw pecinta dangduth tapi ga bisa nyanyinya cuma ngebornya aja bhahaha...

  11. Awas bocor ya lantainya. Kakakakakaka.Ngebor gak ngira2 seh.