Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rise and Shine - It's Groundhog Day !

YES, folks it's that day again

Time for our annual viewing of the film, Groundhog Day.

For anyone unfamiliar with the film, here's a (very) quick rundown: Phil Connors (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its burrow in Punxsutawney, PA. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn't predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He's doomed to re-live the same day over and over again until he gets it right with some hilarious results.

Contrary to its title, the film was released after Groundhog Day on February 12, 1993. It was directed by the late Harold Ramis. The featured song was "I Got You Babe."

The 6 a.m. time is crucial in the film because it signals the start of yet a(another) new day for Phil to re-live.  it always starts this same way:

D.J. #1: Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today. 
D.J. #2: It's coooold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach? 
D.J. #1: Not hardly. And you know, you can expect hazardous travel later today with that, you know, that, uh, that blizzard thing. 
D.J. #2: [mockingly] That blizzard - thing. That blizzard - thing. Oh, well, here's the report! The National Weather Service is calling for a "big blizzard thing!" 
D.J. #1: Yessss, they are. But you know, there's another reason why today is especially exciting. 
D.J. #2: Especially cold! 
D.J. #1: Especially cold, okay, but the big question on everybody's lips... 
D.J. #2: On their chapped lips... 
D.J. #1: On their chapped lips, right: Do ya think Phil is gonna come out and see his shadow? 
D.J. #2: Punxsutawney Phil! 
D.J. #1: That's right, woodchuck-chuckers - it's... 
D.J. #1D.J. #2: [in unison] GROUNDHOG DAY!
Compared to last Feb 2, we haven't had much winter weather in Nashua, NH. We dodged even a snowflake in the recent major snowstorm that buried hit the East Coast. So a prediction of 6 more weeks of winter would be just a start.  


Anvilcloud said...

It has been a mild winter here although it doesn't always seem that way to me since the snow never disappeared entirely, even after a day or two of both warmth and rain. So, it still seems colder than the decades we spent in a warmer part of the province.

William Kendall said...

I love that movie to pieces. Each year I do a Groundhog Day related post over at my writer's blog, either on the date or the day before, messing around with the occasion.

Realistically in these parts, six more weeks of winter is typical.

DeniseinVA said...

Also a fan of the movie. Groundhog day snuck up on me though as I did not realize that was today. I heard there was no shadow and so an early spring is promised. Let's hope :) The view from your place is lovely!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I haven't seen that movie in a long time! Phil didn't see his shadow here...hurry spring!

Country Gal said...

Well really either way there are still 6 weeks till spring lol . I remember that movie it is funny haven't seen it in years though . We have no snow here now and have had very mild temps and sunshine and now we are getting lots of rain this evening over night and all day tomorrow flood warnings are in place ! This time last year it was soo cold and we had lots of snow . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Emma Springfield said...

Any groundhog around here would not have seen his shadow. As a matter of fact he would not have made it out of his hole. We have 2 feet of snow on the ground. Our blizzard is trying to come to an end now but it is still snowing a bit.

Connie said...

That's a fun movie. We've mostly dodged winter this year too, so far. That is quite OK with me! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...