Top Five Movies of Katee Sackhoff
One of the most endearing things about the Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the guys that host “Car Talk,” is their obsession with the spelling of names. When a guy or a girl calls into the show with a name that has a possibility of a different spelling, they chirp up immediately and ask how the caller spells their name. I’m sure they would get a kick out of Katee Sackhoff. Then, they would figure out what’s wrong with her car no matter year, model or make like some sort of magical car whisperers with car encyclopedias for heads and owner’s manuals for feet.
I find that line of discussion interesting because I have a last name that has several different spellings. I first learned this because of my father, John (only slightly more common a name than Jason.) In my hometown of only 35 thousand or so, there was another John McClain, though he spelled his name McLain. We would get calls all the time and we finally got into the habit of asking how they spelled the name and I think we had the other number written down to give them. (It’s a small town thing.) Then came “Die Hard” and John McClane and now when I tell anyone my last name, it’s usually followed by the question, “Like Die Hard?” Then there are other variations like MacLean and McLean – as in McLean Stevenson of “MASH.” So, to you Katee, I wish you the best in having your name spelled correctly whenever you go to Starbucks. For the rest of you, here are five movies where Katee’s name appears in the credits so that you can get the spelling right next time she comes into your Starbucks.
I’m not sure what appeals to me about this movie. I think Katee as a psychology professor intrigues me because I’d love to see her in a jacket with leather patches on the elbows.
This movie title makes the list for the simple reason that it reminds me of “The Naked Gun.” Thanks to IMDB, I’m just going to put the whole quote here:
Lt. Frank Drebin: Hector Savage. From Detroit. Ex-boxer. His real name was Joey Chicago.
Ed Hocken: Oh, yeah. He fought under the name of Kid Minneapolis.
Nordberg: I saw Kid Minneapolis fight once. In Cincinnati.
Lt. Frank Drebin: No you’re thinking of Kid New York. He fought out of Philly.
Ed Hocken: He was killed in the ring in Houston. By Tex Colorado. You know, the Arizona Assassin.
Nordberg: Yeah, from Dakota. I don’t remember it was North or South.
Lt. Frank Drebin: North. South Dakota was his brother. From West Virginia.
Ed Hocken: You sure know your boxing.
Lt. Frank Drebin: All I know is never bet on the white guy.
[Nordberg nods in agreement]
I really need to go back and watch the original “Halloween” as I don’t like it as a horror movie. Maybe it was because of how it influenced many of the horror movies of the 80s and I watched it after all that badness. Still, I’d like to watch it on a dark and stormy night and then check out “Halloween: Resurrection” to see if the series aged as well as I did.
Add to Katee the rugged nerd star Nathan Fillion and this becomes a must see. That’s saying a lot for a sequel when the original movie was a January release.
An easy number one as it stars Albert Brooks to go along with Katee and her fellow interesting spelling stars Pauley Perrette and Leelee Sobieski.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Katee Sackhoff top five?
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