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"Eye of the Tiger, Rock!"



Rocky3 American holidays like Thanksgiving are great for one unappreciated reason: Movie marathons on cable TV. These are especially important when you're stuck working on a holiday, like I am tonight. But tonight's salvation -- the Rocky franchise on the Versus channel.

So after Rocky III came on the air and my coworkers tolerated my singing of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" -- all the more embarrassing when I tore off my shirt and ran around the office doing the "airplane" -- we all settled in for some great Sly vs. Mr. T action. But a disturbing trend started to interrupt our joy...

Why do they repeat every line two or three times in this flick?

  • "You ain't so bad, you ain't so bad!"
  • "He's hooking. He's hooking. He's hooking!"
  • "There is no tomorrow! There is no tomorrow! There is no tomorrow!"
  • "I'll beat you like a dog! A dog!"
  • "I want Balboa! I want Balboa! You hear that, Old Man?"
  • "Eye of the tiger, Rock. Eye of the tiger!"
  • "Hey, boy! Hey, boy! After I crucify him, you next."

No wonder Mickey wears a hearing aid in the movie.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:26pm]


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