Paula, Paula…

jessica-tandy-bestfriends9A few years before Jessica Tandy won an Oscar for playing Daisy Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy, I discovered her in a movie called Best Friends that starred Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds.  Best Friends is one of those 80’s romantic comedies that played on a constant loop on HBO when I was growing up and Jessica Tandy was the reason I watched it every time it aired. I didn’t know who she was or that she’d originated the role of Blanche Du Bois in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway, all I knew is that she was in the scene in the movie that made me laugh every time I watched it.  I would rewind the scene over and over so I could hear her say the line again and again.  Why did it make me laugh so much, who knows?  For whatever reason, it tickled my funny bone.  I was pretty excited to find the clip on Youtube; I had to do some serious sleuthing to find it.  The video quality is poor and the movie is a little dated, but when she got to the line, I laughed out loud.  And then I rewound it and watched it again.

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