Last week, we discussed the importance of rain in the ending of of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Today we shift gears to what may be the shortest clip I ever share. In twenty-six seconds, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974) solidifies the common, "It could be worse" joke to rain. Simple comic genius that transcends now to our our everyday culture.
We are all guilty of repeating this line, even if we might have forgotten that it was Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman who ingrained it in our hearts and minds. You could not have this scene without the rain. You could sub something else in, but then it would probably miss the mark on the Frankenstein parody. Here is the clip, and remember it is only twenty-six seconds, which is probably shorter than that cute animal video you have cued up to brighten your day.
Remember rain is important, not just to our livelihood, but sometimes also, for the very important laugh. Tune in next week for our third installment where we skip across the pond for a very tender goodbye.