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Austin Powers - Daddy Wasn't There [Father's Day]

Austin Powers - Daddy Wasn't There [Father's Day]

Jimjom1875

“There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.”


a_cosmic_cryptid

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.


NorthChic44

"Only a bloody Dutchman."


Edgewoodblake83

“Hwat’s up? *SMACK!* Slappers?”


Paul_Allen-

Just don’t say you’re Dutch if it’s an issue lol


cardsfan3

"Hi, I'm a_cosmic_cryptid, the half-dutch bassist!"


a_cosmic_cryptid

Aw man, how'd you know the catchphrase I shout when I enter any public area???? That's copyrighted, where are my residuals?! /s


a_cosmic_cryptid

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. Edit: spelling!


AWilsonFTM

Slap da bass, big time


439_Relaxation

YEAH


Mitchxhell

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 .


Smellmyhand

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!”


HeavenIsABetterPlace

"I thought I smelled cabbage."


Irreverent_Alligator

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?


YoGoGhost

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.


flashmedallion

Boiled cabbage smells like a full diaper


yipesmydiaps

Not mine


flashmedallion

What does your diaper smell like then


DeepThroatALoadedGun

Cabbage patch kids. They're small like cabbage patch kids, hence the smell of cabbage. That's just how I interpreted it at least


blamdin

Only carnies.


Uliburgh22

I always quote the “I open mouth kissed a horse once” every time someone says “tell me something I don’t know?”


defmute

My spider sense is telling me...


Allen_Edgar_Poe

TWINS BASSIL!


RingRingBanannaPhone

I can't avoid saying faj-ah....Fasha... What ever it is


AntRedundAnt

…oh, FATHER…his FAther…


MarcsterS

Sorry Goldmember, I don't speak freaky-deaky Dutch.


YoGoGhost

Nothing could be my Father from the truth.


peeshofwork

That’s a fav as mine as well.


ShadowBass989

Yesss! Said this to my manager. Got to the first part and he looked around and said And the Dutch! Best manager ever lol


TheBananaKart

This and Team America for me, Austin Powers is defo the safer option to quote at times.


RecklessRelentless99

Austin Powers references in the street, Team America references in the sheets


mr_burrito

I think that's the opposite of what you want.


StrategicBlenderBall

Fuck Yeah!


leewoodlegend

"There are only two things in this world that scare me, and one is nuclear war..."


Orapac4142

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.


thaeyo

Don’t worry those suburban swine are back to partying in the entertainment district and keeping everyone awake with their modified exhausts.


mr_burrito

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.


Nicole_Bitchie

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.


Orapac4142

I wonder how often those signs were ignored. Im guessing a lot.


Blijerd

Ok :(


Mitchxhell

Lol your name tho too


gotham77

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).


esr360

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.


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ObeseSnake

Yep


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MarcsterS

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."


highasagiraffepussy

“I suggest you hit.. Sir.” - The Soup Nazi


RearEchelon

Holy blue fuck, that *was* the Soup Nazi


minimal_effort_done

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.


djinner_13

Please don't say that...


HelloJohnnyTruant

We're getting old, best to accept it.


Amphimphron

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. :(


allaroundfun

isnt rob Lowe young #2?


Orisi

He's saying he always thought he himself was Rob Lowe #2 and he's more of a Richard Wagner #2.


Mitchxhell

I’m sorry to inform you sir.


pazimpanet

Everyone currently in high school and many people in college weren’t born yet when shrek came out.


tparr580

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?”


Embarker

This movie came out 24 years ago. The 60s to 1997 is 28 years. We can almost reboot it with 90s gags.


loquacious706

How dare you say that to me.


Phoment

I can't believe the mods let a personal attack stay up like this.


wienersoup

Goldmember came out in 2002. But yeah the series is that old


Embarker

Oh your right. Wrong movie. My mistake.


Noctew

This series needs a reboot. We still need to see "For your thighs only" and "You only shag twice"


Elunetrain

I'm pretty sure there's talks of a 4th one.


PolitelyHostile

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


flapadar_

> 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


My_Opinion_Sux

‘That 70s show’ came out in the 90s, by the same metric we should have ‘that 2000’s show’ coming out soon...


Teepeewigwam

All these years later and its still somewhat difficult to make 9/11 funny.


darkfrostystorm

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.


EndOnAnyRoll

Need to wait 22.3 years after a tragedy before it becomes funny according to South Park.


Justin_123456

Only two years and a bit to go. I can’t wait for all the, soon to be, classic 9/11 gags


CaptainSubjunctive

It actually works out as new years eve. Gives me an idea for a great firework show.


cheez_au

/r/historymemes waits with bated breath.


meatcheeseandbun

Remember, back in the good ol' days, when the only thing you'd see on the news was highjacked jetliners being flown into buildings?


highasagiraffepussy

Now Gilbert, you’re gonna get in trouble again.


Choppergold

The 70s is between the 30s and today


PapaSmurf1502

I mean, so are the 40s.


BryanP1968

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.


StrategicBlenderBall

2027 seems like it’s so far away. Then I realized it’s not. Fuck I’m getting old.


hamsterwheel

Jesus fuck, I want to downvote this out of principle.


stevemillions

I’ve always been a fan of using “that train had sailed” whenever I can.


smitty9112

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.


Pudding_Hero

Insta fire


TinyCowpoke

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."


Pickled_Wizard

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.


426763

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.


anonymous-protoss

Whoop-de-doo! What does it all mean, Basil?


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Drygon_Stevens

It tastes a bit nutty.


akiba305

Id like to take my father for some chocolate flavored ass cream.


Devil_0fHellsKitchen

You know Akiba, I used to think you were crazy. Now I can see your nuts.


MarcsterS

^^^A-thank ^^^you.


sdurs

?? Perhaps later..


boogeyman270

BBC was another good song Austin and Ming Tea did.


thebochman

BBC ONE BBC TWO BBC THREE BBC FOUR BBC FIVE BBC SIX BBC SEVEN BBC HEAVEN


boogeyman270

BBC PEACE!


PMyourUSBCables

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.


amero421

And his Maple Leafs jersey! Hate the Leafs but love the Toronto love


blastinMot

Was looking for this comment.


Nullity42

The only thing I want in life before I die is another Austin Powers movie.


HopBender

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.


thebochman

They were supposedly working on a fourth last decade idk what happened


Xazier

"Dr evil I used to think you were crazy but now I see you're nuts."


Ruptito

Fucking same :/


treebie

This song has been stuck in my head for 15 years


nintendo9713

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.


Urgetospooge

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.


TangoDown2001

Beautiful stranger by Madonna for me, since the movie released. It's a pop guilty pleasure. https://youtu.be/Dsh0TfIKhoE


busche916

Turn of the millennium Madonna was just creating pure serotonin. That song had no right to be that catchy


belfman

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.


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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


ScrantonPaper

Wow. Never read anything on the internet more pertinent to me than this. Fucking years and years.


blearghhh_two

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 .


LndnGrmmr

Girlfriend the song is a real hit. Perfect pop music


Abe_Vigoda

The video was awesome. https://youtu.be/n12OBlcHx9E


blearghhh_two

Absolutely agree


Chengweiyingji

Absolutely perfect album, too. Likewise, I’ve Been Waiting is a contender for perfect pop song as well.


AlsoIHaveAGroupon

Susanna Hoffs is married to the director, so it was easy for them to get her.


mittenciel

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.


blearghhh_two

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.


AlsoIHaveAGroupon

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?).


KatrinaMystery

Siobhan Fahey and Dave Stewart / Kieran Woodward and Andrew Ridgeley?


blearghhh_two

Off topic I know, but I always assumed the movie music and lyrics was sort of based on the idea of Andrew Ridgley.


zeronerdsidecar

“THANK YOU!! daddywasn’tthere..” Is my brother and I’s favorite part of the song


semipro_redditor

“When I was jazzercised” has always stuck with me


esr360

Steak and kidney pies


RightH

When I was circumcised, daddy wasn't there!


akaBenz

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.


HelloJohnnyTruant

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.


IsThisAGoodName4Meh

The Love Guru and Cat in the Hat didn’t help although I’m not sure as to what extent that damaged his career.


Beegstation

Cat in the Hat may be a shit movie but it's fucking hilarious.


MC_C0L7

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.


Pudding_Hero

I believe the term is avant-garde


wienersoup

I saw bits of it while I was high and 22 and laughed my ass off at what I saw


Teepeewigwam

Not surprised, Misspelled Weinersoup.


Medichealer

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.


KingTobia_II

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


The_H3rbinator

*I'll get you, and I'll make it look like a bloody accident!*


Zahille7

"Oh hey look, a Rhode Island plate; you know, you never see those."


Npfoff

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.


FangstaFace

*You're not just wrong, you're stupid.*


Beegstation

I use this all the time with my friends.


GuillermoVanHelsing

Firrrreeeeddddd!


Douchebagpanda

*furiously squirts hand sanitizer* ……. Shit. That movie really was before it’s time.


HelloJohnnyTruant

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.


IsThisAGoodName4Meh

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.


HelloJohnnyTruant

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.


IsThisAGoodName4Meh

[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)


HelloJohnnyTruant

Yikes that movie had to have been hot ass.


Medichealer

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?


Thehighwayisalive

Break the pickle Tickle tickle


LndnGrmmr

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!


flashmedallion

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.


pisspoordecisions

I mean he was also in 4 shrek films


Costellos2nd

I think his tiny part in Inglourios Basterds was fantastic!


Axinator32

Wayne's world is his best!


rodmandirect

I like the night life. I like to boogie.


monkzinthemoshpit

I mean he’s Shrek, who’s basically worshipped on Reddit


gottahavemytunes

Lmao underrated gem


boozebus

SCOTTISH. FOOTBALL. HOOLIGAN. WEEKLY.


DutyHonor

I don't know that I would agree with Mel Brooks being underrated.


Illier1

Mile Meyers was absolutely huge during his prime lol.


heckhammer

I'd like a while album of ming tea!


PPK_30

How about no, you crazy Dutch bastard


Jewwbaccaa

“Honestly it’s not mine!”


Dude-past-his-prime

great track by Matthew Sweet, but the best Austin Power track is Beautiful Stranger. Should have got Madonna an Oscar.


OnoSideboard

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.


HiImRob2

Loved these movies so much as a kid


morbidjames

This shit slaps


mikeypoopypants

I can sing along with every word of this song… and I totally didn’t remember it was from this movie until now


mutantbabysnort

Yeah, baby, yeah!


PsychedelicLizard

Happy Faja's Day!


modsarefailures

BBC One BBC Two BBC Three BBC Four BBC Five BBC Six BBC Seven BBC Heaven


popularpumpkin11

BBC peace!


wheres-the-hotdogs

Swallowed a viagra and it got stuck in my throat have had a stiff neck for hours.


Ekra_Fleetfoot

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.


zakkalaska

Is that really Mike Myers doing the vocals? Sounds like him.


Spagetttomato

Yup it’s really him


vinny265

Matthew Sweet is criminally underrated.


Mr_MacGrubber

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.


yoitsbobby88

Ladies and gentlemen... Burt Bacharach!


gotham77

Yeah, baby.


grassrootsvan

Daddy wasn’t there, peace


chipdipler

i dont think ive ever gone a whole week without having this song stuck in my head at some point.


GetReady4Action

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.


MrChivalrious

All honesty, totally 90's vibes; dude would have been progressive in the 70s.


DLun203

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


RickyTheRipper

Bro every Father's day I think of this song


bonafart

Litrely watched this the other day


cmilla646

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?!


ritapita63

take a tissue for the issue 😳


cannonymously

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.


ariarilynne

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!


KillFace27

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!


Zahille7

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.


knine1216

Austin Powers is the pinnacle of male fashion. Prove me wrong.


nippynogs94

This was my dads ring tone lol


Alpe0

I haven’t seen this movie in many years and I still get this song stuck in my head regularly.