Austin Powers - Daddy Wasn't There [Father's Day]
By - d3rk2007
“There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.”
My dad's Dutch, and I get this and "freaky deeky Dutch" all the time. Combine that with "slappa da bass" due to my instrument of choice and I fucking hate meeting new people lmao.
"Only a bloody Dutchman."
Just don’t say you’re Dutch if it’s an issue lol
"Hi, I'm a_cosmic_cryptid, the half-dutch bassist!"
Aw man, how'd you know the catchphrase I shout when I enter any public area???? That's copyrighted, where are my residuals?! /s
Yeah haha, it's not like I'm going around announcing, "Hey y'all, I'm half Dutch!! Look at me, please!!"
It's just a little tedious when I'm going through the motions of small-talk and getting to know someone, and of course the questions (and their variations) of, "So, where are your parents from?" and "Do you have any hobbies, or talents?" get asked and I get the same jokes for the nth time.
Of course, I'm greatly exaggerating here! I love getting to know new people, and I appreciate people's efforts to make these jokes as ice-breakers.
I'm just being a baby and whinning about it online lmao.
Slap da bass, big time
I was just talking about this movie the other day bc at work meeting someone referenced the dr evil 1 million dollars and did the pinky thing and we realized there were employees that had no idea what that was .
I constantly quote all three of these movies. I got in trouble at work for saying “there’s two things I can’t stand in this world. People who are intolerant of other cultures and the Dutch!”
"I thought I smelled cabbage."
I still don’t get this one, and I have seen the movie 30+ times. Care to explain? Do little people stereotypically smell like cabbage?
It's a throwback to the first film.
>Austin Powers: Only two things scare me and one of them is nuclear war.
>Basil Exposition: What's the other?
>Austin Powers: Excuse me?
>Basil Exposition: What's the other thing that scares you?
>Austin Powers: Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.
Basically Nigel thinks Mini-Me is a circus freak.
Boiled cabbage smells like a full diaper
What does your diaper smell like then
Cabbage patch kids. They're small like cabbage patch kids, hence the smell of cabbage.
That's just how I interpreted it at least
I always quote the “I open mouth kissed a horse once” every time someone says “tell me something I don’t know?”
My spider sense is telling me...
I can't avoid saying faj-ah....Fasha... What ever it is
…oh, FATHER…his FAther…
Sorry Goldmember, I don't speak freaky-deaky Dutch.
Nothing could be my Father from the truth.
That’s a fav as mine as well.
Yesss! Said this to my manager. Got to the first part and he looked around and said
And the Dutch! Best manager ever lol
This and Team America for me, Austin Powers is defo the safer option to quote at times.
Austin Powers references in the street, Team America references in the sheets
I think that's the opposite of what you want.
"There are only two things in this world that scare me, and one is nuclear war..."
I work at an RV rental place in Canada and the rental office staff was 4 Germans and a Sweet. I heard that bit about the Dutch all the time, but un-ironically. They hated Dutch tourists lol, and described them as "rude, inconsiderate, picky" etc.
Only people they hated having to rent to were tourists from Mainland China. But after seeing how pretty much every unit got returned in such awful states by both groups, I could understand why. But now that we're only doing locals due to border closure, I think my fellow Canadians must be worse, because Holy shit these people from the city are fuckin animals.
Don’t worry those suburban swine are back to partying in the entertainment district and keeping everyone awake with their modified exhausts.
Canadian in a tourist town, here. Mainland Chinese tourists are the absolute worst. I'll take ignorant-ass rednecks from the US over them any day.
We rented a vacation house on the St Lawrence a couple of years ago. The house was on the same road in Ivy Lea as a place that ran boat tours. Beautiful views and homes. The residents all had “Stay off the Grass” or “Private Property-Do Not Enter” signs in English and Mandarin.
I wonder how often those signs were ignored. Im guessing a lot.
Lol your name tho too
It gets worse: if you sat them down to watch it they would probably hate it because they wouldn’t get any of the James Bond jokes. If they’ve seen any James Bond, it’s strictly the non-campy Daniel Craig Bond (in fact Craig has even said that because of Michael Myers’s parody the franchise has no choice but to go serious).
The best joke in the whole Austin Powers franchise is the existence of the character “Random Task”. To even “get” this joke today you would have to be a pretty keen Bond fan.
As a Bond parody, the 1st movie really is great at it. Everything about the Casino scene is gold.
"...I also like to live dangerously."
“I suggest you hit.. Sir.”
- The Soup Nazi
Holy blue fuck, that *was* the Soup Nazi
My husband and I recently rewatched all the movies because I randomly remembered the mole scene which then snowballed into Fat Bastard impressions and "Shh" competitions. It brought back so many memories of being a teenager when the first one came out and everyone endlessly quoting it and doing the pinky thing.
Please don't say that...
We're getting old, best to accept it.
All this time I thought I was Number 2 as portrayed by Rob Lowe, but now I realize I am Number 2 as portrayed by Robert Wagner. :(
isnt rob Lowe young #2?
He's saying he always thought he himself was Rob Lowe #2 and he's more of a Richard Wagner #2.
I’m sorry to inform you sir.
Everyone currently in high school and many people in college weren’t born yet when shrek came out.
I was at Bdubs with my younger sister the other day when an **NSYNC music video came on. She was watching it and asks “Justin Timberlake was in a band?”
This movie came out 24 years ago. The 60s to 1997 is 28 years. We can almost reboot it with 90s gags.
How dare you say that to me.
I can't believe the mods let a personal attack stay up like this.
Goldmember came out in 2002. But yeah the series is that old
Oh your right. Wrong movie. My mistake.
This series needs a reboot. We still need to see "For your thighs only" and "You only shag twice"
I'm pretty sure there's talks of a 4th one.
I think theyd need to adapt a bit and make fun of modern movies. Maybe super hero movies since theyre so huge but of course it could be a difficult thing to pull off. Could be great though if Austin Powers became a really shitty Iron Man or something lol.
And they could totally have Austin freeze again and have to adapt to 2021. Imagine all the gags with his social media lol
> And they could totally have Austin freeze again and have to adapt to 2021.
March 2020 and parody the 28 days later leaving the hospital scene
‘That 70s show’ came out in the 90s, by the same metric we should have ‘that 2000’s show’ coming out soon...
All these years later and its still somewhat difficult to make 9/11 funny.
9/11 isn't funny because the post 9/11 united states is more of a tragedy than the disaster itself, the fallout from it was worse than the act.
Need to wait 22.3 years after a tragedy before it becomes funny according to South Park.
Only two years and a bit to go. I can’t wait for all the, soon to be, classic 9/11 gags
It actually works out as new years eve. Gives me an idea for a great firework show.
/r/historymemes waits with bated breath.
Remember, back in the good ol' days, when the only thing you'd see on the news was highjacked jetliners being flown into buildings?
Now Gilbert, you’re gonna get in trouble again.
The 70s is between the 30s and today
I mean, so are the 40s.
The first movie starts in 1967 and was made in 1997. So the remake would start in 1997 and be made in 2027. But yeah.
2027 seems like it’s so far away. Then I realized it’s not. Fuck I’m getting old.
Jesus fuck, I want to downvote this out of principle.
I’ve always been a fan of using “that train had sailed” whenever I can.
Funny enough, I unexpectedly heard a few different older people do it at a bar last night. Granted, other than the pinky, they were absolutely atrocious impressions and it sounded more like impressions of mrs doubtfire impersonating Dr evil.
Edit: accidentally a word.
This happened to me a few months ago at work. I referenced somethibg from Austin Powers and our interns were like "wtf are you doing weirdo."
It's been 24 years. In 6 short years, we will be as far removed in time from the year the movie takes place as Austin was from the 60s.
I remember having a conversation with my younger brother and I got a bit perplexed how he doesn't know who Doctor Evil was. It dawned on me that Goldmember came out a year after he was born.
Whoop-de-doo! What does it all mean, Basil?
It tastes a bit nutty.
Id like to take my father for some chocolate flavored ass cream.
You know Akiba, I used to think you were crazy. Now I can see your nuts.
?? Perhaps later..
BBC was another good song Austin and Ming Tea did.
BBC ONE BBC TWO BBC THREE BBC FOUR BBC FIVE BBC SIX BBC SEVEN BBC HEAVEN
The Dr evil and mini me parody of hard knock life was the best thing that ever happened. I think I laughed for like a good 10 minutes straight when I first heard it.
And his Maple Leafs jersey! Hate the Leafs but love the Toronto love
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The only thing I want in life before I die is another Austin Powers movie.
I'm shocked and disappointed there hasn't been another one. Especially since 3 basically ended on a cliff hanger. These movies were peek parody comedy.
Why did Mike Myers have to tank his career with Love Guru.
They were supposedly working on a fourth last decade idk what happened
"Dr evil I used to think you were crazy but now I see you're nuts."
Fucking same :/
This song has been stuck in my head for 15 years
Yeah, it’s never left my head either. It didn’t help my wife named one of our kids Madison, so I sing her “Madi wasn’t there” just about everyday.
Few times in my life when i find out I'm not the only one with some random shit going on everyday, and this is one of them.
Beautiful stranger by Madonna for me, since the movie released. It's a pop guilty pleasure. https://youtu.be/Dsh0TfIKhoE
Turn of the millennium Madonna was just creating pure serotonin. That song had no right to be that catchy
Oh that one's in her top three best songs IMHO (Second only to Into The Groove and Like A Prayer). There's no shame in liking that song. Everything she did with William Orbit was gold.
I was singing this song two days ago after not seeing this film in like, a decade. Crazy to pop in and see it here
Wow. Never read anything on the internet more pertinent to me than this. Fucking years and years.
Love me some Matthew Sweet. There's nobody who does pop alt rock like him.
(Matthew Sweet is the bass player in the video and the writer of the song...). And also includes Susana Hoffs of the bangles.
Girlfriend is still a great album .
Girlfriend the song is a real hit. Perfect pop music
The video was awesome.
Absolutely perfect album, too. Likewise, I’ve Been Waiting is a contender for perfect pop song as well.
Susanna Hoffs is married to the director, so it was easy for them to get her.
I saw the Bangles at Whiskey a Go Go a few years ago (and the Pandoras opened, RIP Kim Shattuck) and Susanna was every bit the star she has ever been. For the last encore, she made everyone shut the fuck up and sang “Eternal Flame” off mic. Have you ever heard how quiet a crowded club can get when everyone stops talking and playing with their drinks and coughing and all that? It was astounding. People got quiet and stayed quiet as Susanna wished. I’ve seen a lot of loud bands like Dinosaur Jr. or My Bloody Valentine and ain’t impressed by volume anymore, or so I thought, but when all the volume of the venue disappeared, I thought that was the coolest display of magnetic charm I’ve ever seen.
I had no idea.
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs went on to do a whole series of cover albums of '80s tunes, so presumably they get along pretty well.
I watched a lot of VH1 for a brief period in the late 90s, which somehow resulted in learning a lot about the personal lives of 80s musicians (did you know that two thirds of Bananarama ended up in long term relationships with the lesser known members of pop duos?).
Siobhan Fahey and Dave Stewart / Kieran Woodward and Andrew Ridgeley?
Off topic I know, but I always assumed the movie music and lyrics was sort of based on the idea of Andrew Ridgley.
“THANK YOU!! daddywasn’tthere..”
Is my brother and I’s favorite part of the song
“When I was jazzercised” has always stuck with me
Steak and kidney pies
When I was circumcised, daddy wasn't there!
Such a great song, both for the movie and in general.
Mike Myers is an almost forgotten about and underrated gem in comedy.
Edit: people are acting like I’m crazy young, I’m not. I’m talking right now, you have someone name top 5 people of comedy in Hollywood, Myers doesn’t get thrown in as often as he should. Neither does Mel Brooks.
*I* didn’t forget about him, I’ve been a fan this whole time. The general public seems to have forgotten a bit though and has a recency bias.
For the younger folks yeah, but if you were born in the 80s or 90s you appreciate him very much. So I Married An Axe Murderer is hilarious, as was his time on SNL, and obviously Austin Powers. I think he pulled himself too thin with doing stuff like The Love Guru and that set him back.
The Love Guru and Cat in the Hat didn’t help although I’m not sure as to what extent that damaged his career.
Cat in the Hat may be a shit movie but it's fucking hilarious.
I genuinely think Cat in the Hat was ahead of its time. It perfectly encapsulates zoomer absurdist humour, just no one really appreciated it at the time.
I believe the term is avant-garde
I saw bits of it while I was high and 22 and laughed my ass off at what I saw
Not surprised, Misspelled Weinersoup.
Yeah, I found that a lot of my girlfriend's siblings (who are 14 and 16) and their friends LOVE meme'ing the shit out of that movie in 2021.
If you’ve ever seen Master of Disguise, I think it very much has that kind of vibe, and the Dr. Seuss theme helps makes sense of the chaos
*I'll get you, and I'll make it look like a bloody accident!*
"Oh hey look, a Rhode Island plate; you know, you never see those."
Cat in the Hat is a masterpiece of fever dream comedy. I watched it when I was probably 14 around when it came out, before I had ever tried drugs, and felt like I was tripping balls the whole time.
Fever dream comedy is the hottest genre.
*You're not just wrong, you're stupid.*
I use this all the time with my friends.
*furiously squirts hand sanitizer*
……. Shit. That movie really was before it’s time.
I don't think it damaged his career per se, but at least for The Love Guru it was him trying to do something other than Austin Powers while still keeping the humor style of Austin Powers. It didn't work, it was awful, and maybe he felt since he made so much money why take more risks? Austin Powers was very clearly a passion project, it was a dead on hilarious parody of early James Bond. He never, or hasn't yet, found something like that again and that's okay for me. Heck I'm glad we got Austin Powers, all 3 of them, I never expected or wanted him to churn out a movie every so many years.
I heard Myers was contractually bound to make Cat and he didn’t want to do it. I do agree though about Austin Powers, that trilogy is amazing. I’ve also heard there may be a 4th one, although I think it’s just rumors and I’m not sure how they would handle Mini-Me after Verne Troyer’s death.
Damn wonder how he got roped into that through a contract. The movie seemed like no one wanted to make it. I would gladly take a 4th, and yeah, his death sucks but they could explain it away in a respectful way.
[Found out why.](https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2lt11t/til_mike_myers_was_sued_by_universal_studios_for/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)
Yikes that movie had to have been hot ass.
It's weird knowing that people hated the Love Guru, considering I watched it when I was maybe 13 and I LOVED it.
Maybe it was just my age?
Break the pickle
Wayne’s World is still my favourite of his movies, although I learned embarrassingly late that the characters were originally an SNL sketch and thought it was just the films. Still, that was a fun day on YouTube watching as many of the old clips as I could find!
I read an old interview with him just the other day. He's fine, he just isn't in a hurry. He's pretty philosophical about The Love Guru, he thought it was good, he never expected Austin Powers to be so widely adored, you win some you lose some.
He was living in an apartment in NY with his wife and child doing art and playing hockey and working on ideas for movies.
Apparently nobody ever asks him to be in movies, even at the height of his fame or whatever he was just not getting calls. Seemed okay with that. Tarantino was the first request he'd had in a long time.
He seems happy, we'll probably see something again from him in due time.
I mean he was also in 4 shrek films
I think his tiny part in Inglourios Basterds was fantastic!
Wayne's world is his best!
I like the night life. I like to boogie.
I mean he’s Shrek, who’s basically worshipped on Reddit
Lmao underrated gem
SCOTTISH. FOOTBALL. HOOLIGAN. WEEKLY.
I don't know that I would agree with Mel Brooks being underrated.
Mile Meyers was absolutely huge during his prime lol.
I'd like a while album of ming tea!
How about no, you crazy Dutch bastard
“Honestly it’s not mine!”
great track by Matthew Sweet, but the best Austin Power track is Beautiful Stranger.
Should have got Madonna an Oscar.
This is my first Father’s Day without my dad so this suddenly got more relatable. Austin Powers always makes me feel better, so thank you for this lol.
Loved these movies so much as a kid
This shit slaps
I can sing along with every word of this song… and I totally didn’t remember it was from this movie until now
Yeah, baby, yeah!
Happy Faja's Day!
Swallowed a viagra and it got stuck in my throat have had a stiff neck for hours.
Indeed: Daddy wasn't there.
Might be a bit of a sore spot for me, but Daddy wasn't there for me for much of my developing life either. He and Ma got into a big row right after my 12th birthday; long story short, a spousal abuse charge landed him in jail and we (Ma, my sister, and myself) had to flee town and stay in a battered women's shelter. He got 15 days in jail and three years probation.
He wasn't an active part of any of our lives. The most he did was watch after my sister after I was admitted to the hospital with a life-threatening condition at 14 and Ma had to leave her alone (he made his contempt very well known via pages of illustrations of my sister in hysterics).
He didn't stick around to see me return from the hospital.
He didn't show up for my Senior graduation. Biggest milestone of my life up to that point, and he couldn't be arsed to watch me walk across the stage. After that: Years of radio silence.
Now he definitely won't be there; he passed away in 2012 due to alcoholism. Never got a chance to tell him what I thought of him.
Is that really Mike Myers doing the vocals? Sounds like him.
Yup it’s really him
Matthew Sweet is criminally underrated.
For anyone unaware, this band came before the movies. Myers started the band after SNL and wrote the movie based on his Austin Powers band persona. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs (still so unbelievably hot) were also in the band and in this video.
Ladies and gentlemen... Burt Bacharach!
Daddy wasn’t there, peace
i dont think ive ever gone a whole week without having this song stuck in my head at some point.
just rewatched all three of these movies a few weeks ago and they do in fact still hold up. I genuinely think all 3 are great movies.
All honesty, totally 90's vibes; dude would have been progressive in the 70s.
Fun fact: The opening to Marcus King Band’s “Where I’m headed” has an eerily similar opening guitar riff. Also a really good song
Bro every Father's day I think of this song
Litrely watched this the other day
Shout out to all the sons and daughters out there with unresolved daddy issues!
Called my dad twice today and left a message and he didn’t respond. But my older brother who is the much worse son did talk to him, in between both the times I called my dad…
And then when I was about to head out for some food my mom called drunk and pretty much tried to make the day about her because she was probably thinking about how she cheated on him.
Aren’t families such a blessing?!
take a tissue for the issue 😳
I’m gonna sing this every year with pride. Fantastic solution for all those kids who’s fathers weren’t involved. Here’s to the fathers that were, whether it was biologically theirs or not.
The fact that Ik this entire song proves that I’ve watched this movie waaayyy too many times. Also, the fact that I relate to this song.. time to bring this up to my therapist!
The Female guitarist is Susanna Hoffs, co-founder of the Bangles (Walk Like an Egyptian). This bands name is Ming Tea and they took on the 60's image with Myers creating Austin Powers for the bands image. Myers wife encouraged him to make a movie with that character. So Ming Tea created Austin Powers!
I. Fucking. Love these movies. I grew up watching these and, and I know they're pretty cheesy, but they're supposed to be that way and I love them.
Austin Powers is the pinnacle of male fashion. Prove me wrong.
This was my dads ring tone lol
I haven’t seen this movie in many years and I still get this song stuck in my head regularly.