The Random Writings of Rachel: Well That's Embarrassing.

Well That's Embarrassing.

A while back, Saxon asked this question on her blog that intrigued me. I can't quite remember why she was asking the question anymore, but the question was:

"What is the most embarrassing movie you own and why?"

I found this question very intriguing, because I do subscribe to the belief that my DVD shelf must be one I am proud of. It's right out there in the open in my living room, where all guests can see, so more than once I've stopped Angel from buying a stupid movie on the grounds of, "I don't want that movie on our shelf!"

I'm not sure if this is a normal way to view a movie collection, or not. But we do have one very, very embarrassing movie in our collection.

Undercover Brother

Let me explain. Angel has always revolted violently against the idea of eating mayonnaise, so I've had to learn to simply not tell him that a few foods that he really likes involve mayonnaise. He also claims that mayonnaise is for "white people" and that's why he's not used to eating anything with mayonnaise. I had never heard such a claim before, and he decided that he had to find and purchase Undercover Brother (The plotline involves a secret agent fighting back against an evil plan devised by a white man against African Americans all over the country). There is a scene in the movie describing this awful stuff that white people eat, and it's mayonnaise. Angel says that the first time he ever saw this movie, he could relate so well to that scene, so he had to buy it for me so that I could understand how he felt about mayonnaise.

And that's the story of the most embarrassing movie I own. Sure, parts of this movie are truly funny, including the mayonnaise scene, but it is cheesy and the portrayal of women in the movie (as you can probably tell from the cover) is horrible.

If you're looking for my recommendation of what movie NOT to see, this is it. So, what's the story behind the most embarrassing movie you own?

34 comments:

  1. Haha! I remember seeing that movie. I don't really have anything I'm embarrassed about anymore. I got rid of any of "those" movies one time when we moved. Although, I can't really remember any of them I got rid of.

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  2. hahahahahhaahahah!! i can't even watch that; i tried and only got through like, the first 20mins and shut it off.

    i don't think i own any embarassing movies....does ghost count?

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  3. I don't think I have any real embarrassing movies. And I am so glad I have never seen Undercover Brother. It just looks completely ridiculous.

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  4. Well, you saw my post on this the other day, so you already know the movies I'm embarrassed (sort of) to admit to owning and loving! This one sounds pretty truly awful, starting with the cover pic. I don't like mayo either, but I've never heard that it's a "white person" thing! That's interesting. I just don't care for the texture of it. It gives me the willies just thinking about it. :P

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  5. haha this is hilarious! I love that he made you watch (and own) a horrible movie just to prove his point. Sounds like something my hubby would do.

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  6. That movie sounds terrible, though so often it's the terrible B-grade movies that have the funniest moments. We only own one movie, and it happens to be a good one. My digs-mate when I was in university used to buy any movie that was cheap, which is why an adult male would bring home Mary Kate and Ashley movies, among others.

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  7. oh dear. I will be very honest and say that I hid my husband's movies in the spare room. When we got married I had never seen any of his movies and he had never seen any of mine-- but I hate his movies. He likes the typical "guy" movie where its funny but I think its sad.

    We really don't watch movies anymore together, with an exception of Dr. Who. And I don't mind in the least!

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  8. Haha such a fun post idea (*next post to steal from Rachel - check*). I have never seen that movie, and most likely wont, but how funny is it that he got such a strong aversion to mayonnaise from it? Haha

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  9. Hmmm...Jared and I have a rule for our DVD shelf too: we only buy movies we would watch over and over again. Consequently, we don't really have any embarrassing movies. One movie we do own because we love it is "Superbad". This movie is SO vulgar, but it still cracks us up even after watching it dozens of times.

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  10. Fly Away Home (look it up). It's Scott's, not mine. He has a thing for kids' movies. I came home the other day to find him and Scout on the couch, watching Lilo and Stitch.

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  11. haha, that's hilarious. I'm not a big fan of mayo on its own, but transforming it to make something like remoulade, spinach dips, then I'm all in. :-) No embarrassing movie that I can think of here tho. I'm sure we have some, I just have a hard time remembering since it's been a while since I looked through our movie collection.

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  12. Yeah, that movie looks pretty bad, but I kinda want to watch it just so I can agree with you more. About mayo, I always hated it growing up. We were a Miracle Whip family. Whenever I'd go to my friend's house across the street all they ever had was mayo for sandwiches and it made me want to vomit, or run home and grab the MW! It wasn't until college when I experienced the best sandwich on the planet (the Beach Club from Jimmy John's) that I went to the other side and now prefer mayo. But only good ole Hellman's Mayo!
    <a href="http://evamarietaylor.com/blog>Eva Marie Taylor</a>

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  13. Okay that is funny about mayonnaise.

    Milo and Otis. But it is one of my favourite movies ever. And yes, there is a pug as the main character, and a kitten is the other. It is brilliant.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  14. I'm going to flip through my DVDs later and find my most embarrassing one- I'm sure it is worse than this one!

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  15. Ha! I don't think I own any movies? Now, I have a ton of embarrassing CDs (mostly from HS), so it's not like I'm embarrassment free...

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  16. Hahaha..

    I probably have some pretty embarrassing ones, but they are all at my mom's house. I do have some embarrassing music though.. definitely!

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  17. Hahaha.... I haven't the faintest idea.................Rachel you always make my day. Thx sweetie.

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  18. Lmao anything with Dave Chappelle is awesome, he's great! This movie was quite deplorable though. :P What foods does he eat that have mayonnaise? Potato salad?!@ :P Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

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  19. Bahhh ahahaha I laughed out loud reading this! I never watch or buy movies sooo I'm clear on this one

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  20. HAHAHA! Too funny! You crack me up!

    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  21. Note to self - do not watch this movie! (except now I want to so I can see that scene) ;-)

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  22. Ohhh man. Too bad I don't have more movies! I usually download movies to watch, so I don't end up owning any. We used to have a lot. We do however own "Campfires II". Which we bought because we liked watching fires crackle in a firepit.. But we don't like them THAAAAT much.. ! So we gave it away to my sister in law and she laughed her ass off when she saw it in the pile of dvd's that we gave her!

    Mayonaise is for white people! LOL I've never heard that one before. Although, I am white and I do like me some mayonaise!

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  23. I was really confused when your launch into the story of why you own that movie started with, "Angel hate mayonnaise." I don't own many DVDs/movies, so I can't say that I have anything embarrassing. The only ones I've bought are ones that I really love!

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  24. Wow! I have never heard of that movie or the mayonnIse thing. :) Angel is silly and he's not black right?

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  25. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA! We have a LOT of embarrassing movies but I don't think ANYTHING can top this one! ;P

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  26. Haha, I'm so glad you got this idea from me. And just judging by the cover it looks pretty awful!

    I feel like I had something in mind when I asked that, but now that I look we really don't have anything that embarrassing!

    Probably the worst are 50 First Dates (because owning an Adam Sandler movie alone is embarrassing) and this cheesy Christian love story movie called Love Comes Softly. Needless to say we haven't actually watched these in years!

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  27. LOL! Most of my movies are probably embarrassing...our collection looks like it could belong to a 12 year old boy!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  28. Mine would totally be the Britney Spears movie. But I seriously love it. Is that wrong?

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  29. Haha I have too many embarrassing films at a guess. I think mine has to be Grease 2 hubby hates it. But it is so cringy I find it funny :-)

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  30. Well, I certainly haven't seen that movie. I like movies but only those I really carefully chose myself and so far, I don't own anything embarrasing (at least to me). My husband has a massive DVD collection until we got married. Since then, he chooses to download movies instead of buy DVDs. LOL. I can't remember any embarrasing movie he owns though because I tend to be so judgmental with movies, if the title does not appeal to me, I most likely won't watch it. HAHA :D

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  31. That movie look so bad that I think I want t see it! I can not tolerate mayo at all.....it's slimy!

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  32. Mayonaise if for white people? LOL. I really like mayo sometimes (on sandwiches and mixed in stuff), but that's because I love creamy, fattening foods!

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  33. Fun post idea! I would say the most embarrassing movie I owned was High School Musical 3, but thankfully I got rid of that. An ex boyfriend thought that would be a good Christmas present! WHY???

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  34. haha - i don't think I've ever even heard of this movie. And now that you've talked about it, I think I'll pass if I ever come across it. ha

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