I went with my mom grocery shopping this evening. It was a moment I tried desperately hard not to laugh out loud. Somehow, my mother, the grocer, and a 40-year-old bag-boy got to talking about Austin Powers: Goldmember…
Grocer: Last night, my son and I watched Goldmember for about the fourteenth time.
Bag-Boy: Which one is that again?
Mom: That’s the one with Fat Bastard.
Grocer: Well, the second one has Fat Bastard in it too.
Bag-Boy: I’m not sure if I’ve seen that one.
Mom: Fat Bastard is in the first and third ones I think…
Grocer: Actually, I think he’s in the second and the third.
Bag-Boy: Which one is the third one?
Mom: In the third one, Fat Bastard loses all that weight.
Grocer: That’s right! At the very end! He loses all the weight! He goes on the Subway diet!
Bag-Boy: Subway diet?
Grocer: I also love the Goldmember character.
Mom: Who was he?
Grocer: He’s the skater character. What ethnicity was he, though?
Grocer: I think he was Dutch.
Bag-Boy: Which one was this?
Mom: I love who played his father in the last one.
Grocer: Oh yeah! He’s a great actor.
Mom: Yeah, he is.
Grocer: …Shoot. I can’t think of his name.
ME: Michael Cain.
Mom & Grocer: That’s it!
Bag-Boy: I don’t think I saw that one.