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June 14th, 2008

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

When I was just a wee lad, our house was the first on the block to get cable TV. Back then there were roughly, ah, a couple of dozen channels plus HBO. I distinctly remember HBO’s selection of movies being pretty limited which probably explains why one movie, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, is still on instant recall in my noggin.

I haven’t seen the movie in over 20 years so I needed a refresher on it. I was surprised – it seems to have a decent anti-chemical product message even though it’s from 1981… long before anything natural was really mainstream.

But truthfully, it’s not a hardcore movie. It stars Lily Tomlin, after all, so it’s a comedy. The two things that stick with me to this day: the jingle to “Galaxy Glue” – the product which shrunk Tomlin’s character in the first place – and the scene of her being swallowed by the garbage disposal. That freaked me out as a kid, and even though we didn’t have a disposal I was really, really afraid of our kitchen sink’s drain for a long time.

What would we do without Galaxy Glue?

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

Ryan June 15, 2008, 12:26 am

I remember this one always being on cable TV, too, along with Bill Cosby: Himself.

I really liked TISW — her sitting in the gigantic chair… I may have to add it to my Netflix queue.

Ryan June 15, 2008, 12:27 am

Ack! Not on DVD!

Jen September 7, 2008, 1:56 am

Wonder why netflix doesn’t have it? The DVD is for sale all the net. Well, you can see it on demand in the free movie section this month. I forgot how great the colors are in that movie!

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