Love Letter #2: Buffalo '66

29 Sep


buffalo 66

Dear Buffalo ’66,

You tell the age old love story of a recent prison releasee who kidnaps a young girl, pretends she is his wife and then takes her home to meet his parents. (I believe it first appeared in The Illiad.) You are perhaps the funniest, sweetest, quirkiest love story ever. After watching the photo booth scene I want to span time even though I have no idea how to do it or what it means exactly. That is true love, my friends.

Meet Billy Brown:

cutest ever

cutest ever

I’m sorry you had such a shitty life Billy, but it’s okay, I still love you. And you know what? Kidnapping is normally bad (very bad) but when you do it it’s okay, because you are so utterly clueless about it, it’s ADORABLE. Like how you make THE GIRL YOU JUST KIDNAPPED get out and clean her windshield before you leave the parking lot. Or how you make THE GIRL YOU JUST KIDNAPPED get out and switch places with you because you don’t how to drive a ‘shifter car’. Aw.


Ricci-nap in progress


"Your window is filthy, how do you drive with a window this filthy?"

shifter car

Billy is used to luxury cars that shift themselves. In prison.

Also Billy, I love your red boots. If only every man wore red boots…

red boots

You can imagine what a family get together is like in a family where the son feels its necessary to lie about his whereabouts for the past five years. AWKWARD. And SAD. Very SAD. His parents (especially his dad) like his ‘wife’ a lot;  his mom tries to send him into anaphylactic shock; there are dinner table fights; and to cap things off, his dad lip synchs Sinatra to his ‘wife’.

meet the parents

"You're so much chestier than Billy."


"I have always been allergic to chocolate, mom."


"Maybe I will have a roll, thank you very much!"


croonin' it

 Know what else I love about you, Billy? You bowl so good! And your ‘wife’ is good at tap dancing! In the bowling alley! Impromptu bowling alley tap dancing!



gettin' jiggy wit it

gettin' jiggy wit it

 Then there’s the BEST SCENE EVER. The photo booth scene. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves: 




And then there’s Goon. How could I forget Goon? Goon, I love you.

"goon goon goon goon goon goon"

"goon goon goon goon goon goon"

And then there’s this scene, which makes me wish I was in love (for reals).

adorable 2



Buffalo ’66, I love you so much I want to marry you.




5 Responses to “Love Letter #2: Buffalo '66”

  1. Lindsay a.k.a Busty St. Clair October 1, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    OH MY GOD!!!! YES! I can’t believe you recapped this! This is fantastic. I need to see this again.


    (I apologize for all the Kanye-esque CAPS. I just got excited, ya know)

    • itsfreckles October 1, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

      I’m glad someone else has seen this! And loves it as much as I do!

  2. retrowrestling November 10, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    My all time favorite movie. Love it just as much as you do.

  3. chad sorg February 13, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    The DONUT SHOP SCENEEEE!!!! awww, c’mon! “Heart shape cookies.. who’s idea was that?”

  4. Ortega February 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    I concur.

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