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July 28th, 2006

You, Me, and Steely Dan

It’s funny: when I heard of the movie You, Me, and Dupree my first thought was of Steely Dan’s song, “Cousin Dupree”. Apparently I wasn’t the only one, for Steely Dan is now requesting an apology (or maybe worse) from the filmmakers.

They’re claiming that the entire plot of the movie was lifted from the song. For your comparison: the lyrics for the song and the movie’s synopsis.

I think more than anything, it’s just a nice way for Steely Dan to get back in the spotlight. But let’s be honest: “Dupree” sure isn’t a common name.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Adam [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 28, 2006 -- 1:08:07 am
Honestly, I had never heard the song before. But then, I'm not sure I've ever heard any Steely Dan song. I'm no Owen Wilson fan, but I think Steely Dan should be happy someone decided to make what will likely be a popular movie out of one of their songs. Any other reason to mention them lately?

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 28, 2006 -- 9:44:35 am
I hope Steely Dan puts a steel-toed boot up Owen Wilson's arse.

Man, I hate that guy.

FROM: Aanen
DATE: Friday July 28, 2006 -- 4:57:39 pm
you said it Ryan!!

FROM: Betsy
DATE: Friday July 28, 2006 -- 9:43:00 pm
Hey, Steely Dan is on tour with Michael McDonald right now.

Also, anyone who's seen Yacht Rock knows the awesome power of smooth music.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday July 28, 2006 -- 10:38:10 pm
Dupree isn't a common name? It's a common Hollywood name, that's for sure. Sure, everyone's named Dupree on TV and in movies. It's as common as Carmichael in the 1950s.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday August 2, 2006 -- 9:58:35 pm
Owen Wilson is a cock-burglar. I'm glad the uber-talented Steely Dan is taking it to his smug grill.

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