Friday, April 3, 2015

Credit Cookies

Friday: Comic Relief

Credit Cookies

My sister-in-law patiently sat with me to watch a movie's end credits. Having gone to the  cinema with me a few times, she was not surprised by my desire to linger. She was, however, surprised and delighted when this time there was a credit cookie, or a "monk's reward" because it "takes monklike devotion to sit through the credits to get to it." (quoting Serdor Yegulalp in Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary, by Roger Ebert)

Realizing she was new to the experience, I asked, "Why did you think I always sit through the credits?"

Her reply, "I thought you were looking for names of friends."

It reminded me of The Great Muppet Caper.  Flying in a hot air balloon, Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie observe the opening credits.

GONZO
Gee a lot of people worked on this movie!

KERMIT
Oh, this is nothing. 
Wait till you see the end credits.

FOZZIE
Nobody reads those names anyway, do they?

KERMIT
Sure. They all have families.

Actually, once in awhile I do see names of friends in the credits, but... (and please don't tell them) I watch the credits for the funny stuff.

Here are some favorites:

Mr. Popper's Penguins:
No penguins were harmed in the making of this film. Jim Carrey, on the other hand, was bitten mercilessly. But he had it coming.

Disney's Frozen:
The views and opinions expressed by Kristoff in the film that all men eat their own boogers are solely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Walt Disney Company or the filmmakers. Neither the Walt Disney Company nor the filmmakers make any representation of the accuracy of any such views and opinions.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off:
The credit cookie clip…



If you have time (a tad more than 3 minutes), watch all of the title credits for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Since it's at the beginning of the movie, it might not be a credit cookie, but it's still comedy in the credits, and the funniest part of the entire movie.


So…the movie ended, your bladder begs attention, and the credits roll. Want to know if there's a reason to stick around? There's an app for that: Anything After

I don't need the app, yet, because I have a tough bladder and monk-like devotion… I hold on to the very end, even if it ends up cookie-less.

10 comments:

  1. The Monty Python one is a classic :D My favorite game is trying to find Hungarian names in the credits. There is always at least one, so I've gotten into the habit of "we're not leaving until we find a Hungarian!"

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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    1. "We're not leaving until we find a Hungarian!" - I LOVE IT!

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  2. Unfortunately, our local theater won't let you stay until the end credits...but luckily, most movies I see in the theaters I buy on DVD anyway, so I do eventually get to see them!

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    1. What? Your theater won't let you stay? Rude! :-) There are times the theater employees try to rush us, turning on the lights, starting clean-up, but thankfully we've been allowed to stay.

      Glad you eventually get to see the credit cookies.

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  3. I love films! This is going to be a great blog to follow during the A to Z challenge. Nice to meet you.

    2015 A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Matthew MacNish from The QQQE

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    1. Nice to meet you, too! I'm enjoying the A to Z Challenge. Thank you so much for checking my blog, and thank you for the work you do to make A to Z a success!

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  4. Had no idea about "credit cookies" - great info! Enjoyed reading your blog.
    Kim from Drunk on Life visiting from the A-to-Z Challenge

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hopped on over to yours, too, and look forward to reading more!

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  5. Trudy, great post! I'm like you...I stay for the credits. As a filmmaker myself, I like to see who is behind the magic. And then surprisingly, the credit cookies. I had no idea that's what they were called!

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    1. I'm always amazed at how many people get up and leave as soon as the credits begin!

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