40 Years, 40 Disney Movies: Counting Down to Daddy’s Birthday Night 8 – Lady and the Tramp!

Hey-ah. Welcome-ah to-ah tha Disney night-ah.

Hey-ah. Welcome-ah to-ah tha Disney night-ah.

But of course its time for yet another installment of Daddy’s SuperDuperMoviePaLooza. I know. It’s SUPER exciting. Anyways, this week we get to tackle yet another movie that actually lands in my top 5 Disney movies of all time – Lady and the Tramp. And as all my faithful readers know from my introductory post here, Lady and the Tramp was also the first Disney movie I ever owned.  Memories. Light the corners of my mind.

Also, when I say faithful readers, I mean reader. And when I say reader, I mean me. Hey me, did you know that Lady and the Tramp was the first movie I/you owned on VHS?

Yes, me, I knew that, me.

Me, you know me so well.

I love you, me.

I love me too, you.

In fact, Nickie and I love Lady and the Tramp so much that when we renewed our vows on our tenth anniversary in Walt Disney World, we had Disney create a special Lady and the Tramp cake just for us.

Please note, spaghetti is not actually spaghetti. Also note, meatballs? Not actually meatballs. And dogs? Nope, not actually dogs.

Please note, spaghetti is not actually spaghetti.
Also note, meatballs? Not actually meatballs.
And dogs? Nope, not actually dogs.

On to the night…Tonight, it was the four of us (well five actually…Daisy loves this movie) and of course Steph. It was Friday night so she was obviously free.

Myles' bread stick = very visible. Owen's bread stick = alarmingly not visible.

Myles’ bread stick = very visible.
Owen’s bread stick = alarmingly not visible.

The food

Look, we obviously had spaghetti and meatballs. Duh. Also, we had some breadsticks and Chianti (well, juice for the pups) as accompaniments. And for dessert, we got some Italian cookies from Toni’s bakery. Well, they were from Market Basket but it said Toni’s on it. Oh anise cookies…you are so delicious.

The activity

For the activity, we chased chickens. Some fun, hey pidge?

OK, fine…we took Daisy for a walk. Also…I don’t see the appeal of chasing chickens.

rocky chicken gif

Oh wait. Now, I get it.

But for realsies? We took Daisy for a walk. Actually, eh…more like Daisy took us for a walk. Am I right? Is this thing on? Be sure to tip your waitress.

Obviously, the boys and I were just released for good behavior.

Obviously, the boys and I were just released for good behavior. Or maybe Steph broke us out with her ax. On account of she is a lumberjack.

The movie

OK, so as I said…Lady and the Tramp. Ranks very high on my list. I mean, I seriously probably can’t be friends with someone that doesn’t like Lady and the Tramp. That’s not true. I need all the friends I can get.

So what is it about Lady and the Tramp that makes it so awesome? First off, dogs. Dogs are the best. Just check out this quote:

quote

Well…erm, I don’t actually know what that means but still. Dogs, amiright?

But beyond the awesomeness of dogs, there is so much more to love about this one.  And I am going to list some of them for you here, right now.

Romance – So of course Lady and the Tramp is romantic. I mean, hello:

They were obvs REALLY into that song to not have noticed this was going to happen.

They were obvs REALLY into that song to not have noticed this was going to happen.

This movie is like Titanic. Except with more dogs. And less drowning. The rich, pampered Lady meets the scruffy yet slightly misunderstood Tramp. I mean, Lady is seriously pampered. Like, doughnuts and coffee pampered.

Rumor has it this movie led to a spike in dog obesity levels.

Rumor has it this movie led to a spike in dog obesity levels.

And Tramp is, literally, a tramp. I mean. Lulu. And Trixie. And Fifi. And Rosita Chiquita Juanita Chihuahua. I think. He breaks a new heart every day. And he lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Like for real. But honestly, just like a tiny bit over the wrong side. Like, if he just moved a few feet over? He’d be ok. As referenced below…

tracks

But regardless, these two are obviously from different worlds and yet, they fall in love despite it all. Despite those around them that say it the other is no good. Or the danger that might befall them. Despite it all, you love who you love right? And who can’t get behind a message like that?

Obviously, Tony and Joe are into it since they go through the trouble of setting a table and playing an accordion.

Tramp, himself – Tramp? Oh, he’s awesome. He’s like total badass, right? I mean, he fights like whoa. He obviously can get any girl he wants. He never gets caught. He’s got everyone giving him food. He’s like Tony Soprano.  Also, the scene when they sneak into the zoo? Brilliance. “Pullin’ a knife on me, aye?”

The Siamese cats – I know there are cats out there reading this blog that are like, “Hey those cats give us a bad name.” And to those cats out there saying that, I say to you…that’s so awesome that you can read. But seriously, these cats are pretty great. I laugh every time I hear, “where we finding baby, there are milk nearby.” It’s impossible not to.

“Is Mrs. Gulch gone?”

The supporting canines – Jock. Trusty. Peg. Pedro. The frakkin beaver? All amazing. Jock and Trusty really serve up a great deal of the heart in this movie. I mean, when they propose marriage? Or when Jock sits at the still body of Trusty after the carriage tips over? For. Get. It. Spoiler alert though – Trusty is ok. THANK GOD.

And that’s really the gist, isn’t it? Watching Lady and the Tramp, I can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I suppose you could say that about a good chunk of the Disney canon, but there is something special about Lady and the Tramp. When I watch it, it just makes me happy. It makes me believe in courage. In friendship.  And of course, in love.  When I get up from watching Lady and the Tramp, I just feel better about things. And that’s sometimes all you need. Lady and the Tramp is one of those movies that when I watch them,. I am simply glad because they exist. Because, seriously, who doesn’t need some of this from time to time…

Bah. Cuteness overload.

Bah. Cuteness overload.

3 comments

  1. I need to watch it again! Great blog again 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Layne! Glad you liked it….And yeah, Lady and the Tramp is bomb. Obviously.

      Like

  2. […] Then, we came back and watched Lady and the Tramp, which was also part of my Top 40. […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: