Thursday, March 26, 2009

Boy Meets Girl

How many of these not quite traditional romances can you recognize?

1 - Boy meets girl. Boy discovers girl actually has two legs. Girl likes him anyway. Evil jack in the box feeds boy to a fish. Boy escapes, finds girl, and slays jack in the box. They live happily ever after.

2 - Boy meets girl. Boy kidnaps girl's baby brother. Girl chases boy just so she can reject him (ok, ok, and get her brother back). Heartbroken, boy becomes a stalker.

3 - Boy meets girl. Boy finds out girl is pregnant. Boy marries girl anyway. Evil king tries to kill the baby. They move around ... a lot.

4 - Boy meets girl. Boy gives girl a starring role in several movies. Girl karate chops boy a lot. And you wonder why boy hasn't ever popped the question?

5 - Boy meets girl. Boy kills girl's brother. They both commit suicide. We hope the rest of the cast has learned their lesson.

And what do they all have in common? I've seen or read them all this year - 3 of them this week. (Solution will be posted next week in the comments.)

2 comments:

Shari said...

I'm think I've got all of them except #4. "Girl karate chops boy a lot"? Hmmm, I'm stumped.

Probably Derrill said...

Answers:

1) The Brave Tin Soldier (Fantasia 2000 edition)

2) Jim Hensen's Labyrinth.

3) Mary and Joseph

4) Kermit and Piggy

5) Romeo and Juliet aka Maria and Tony (West Side Story)