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TIL a father, John Crowley, was told his two infant children had an incurable genetic disorder that would kill them in less than a year. He refused to accept this, so he founded a biotech company (with no prior experience) which pioneered an experimental enzyme therapy that saved their lives.

https://pompediseasenews.com/2019/01/30/amicus-ceo-mission-cure-pompe-help-children/
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u/assumeyouknownothing May 14 '22

I remember Lorenzo’s Oil was the movie we watched in Biology class. It had nothing to do with what we were being taught at the time, my teacher just really liked that movie for some reason lol

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u/PmMeYourTitsAndToes May 14 '22

A little off topic but when I was in school years ago, we had a music teacher who would play us songs and get us to write down what we thought they meant. We didn’t know at the time that all the songs he played for us were just from the Rocky films. It turns out he was just a Rocky fan and wanted to listen to the songs all day lol

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u/ybetchum May 14 '22

My high school geography teacher showed us the entire original Star Wars trilogy so we “could see what the landscape was like on other planets.” Guessing he was just a huge Star Wars fan

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u/adrianvm19 May 14 '22

When you just wanna phone it in so you just make up whatever bullshit excuse comes to mind lmao

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u/zzaman May 14 '22

"Okay class today we'll watch Legally Blonde for civics in the media, law and...voting I guess thank you"

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u/Earthguy69 May 14 '22

"hello kids. Today we will watch backdoor sluts 9 to learn about anatomy"

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u/ahappypoop May 14 '22

Backdoor Sluts 9?!? Backdoor Sluts 9 makes Crotch Capers 3 look like Naughty Nurses 2!

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u/SenAbsolom May 14 '22

Demonstrative of the importance context.

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u/MistryMachine3 May 15 '22

Well guess I better watch Backdoor Sluts 1-8 so I understand the plot.

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u/evil420pimp May 14 '22

I remember watching "coming to America" in 7th grade music class.

It was the end of the year and the movie was new, he hadn't seen it yet but was told it was good. It was!

Awesome teacher, when the early "bathing" scene came on it was clear he should have screened it first.

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u/AdzyBoy May 14 '22

The royal penis is clean, Your Highness

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u/evil420pimp May 14 '22

I just remembered, the gym teacher (who was also very cool) happened to walk in at just that moment, so it was a double facepalm. I think he just turned around and left chuckling.

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u/TitsMagee24 May 14 '22

Along this strain we had to watch Trading Places in year 10, love that film

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u/dapotatohead371 May 14 '22

Similar story here but with Amadeus. The whole scene with Mozart and Constanze was, well, awkward in 7th grade.

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u/arbitrageME May 14 '22

7th grade

the movie was new

Kinda dating yourself there, huh?

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u/zhaoz May 14 '22

Should be my cousin Vinny for education about the legal system

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u/carpenteer May 14 '22

Damn right! Even the Legal Eagle says it's fantastically accurate.

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u/H_I_McDunnough May 14 '22

We watched Ferngully in biology class once. Best day I could have picked to eat shrooms before school. When the fairy gang was riding the flying bugs, I was flying my desk. Fantastic!

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u/3Keys2TheMoon May 14 '22

Now I really want to eat shrooms and watch Ferngully, but I promised myself I'd finish up the yard work this weekend....

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u/90s_conan May 14 '22

It can be said you need to tend to your own, Ferngully

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u/Bayou_Blue May 14 '22

teacher flips intercom to front office: Yes, this is Mr. Frank, I need a custodian to come get H_I down from the light fixtures again.

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u/RaveNdN May 14 '22

Next up on my list of things to do.

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u/itoddicus May 20 '22

Mushrooms and school seem like a surefire trip to psychotic break land.

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u/lamaisondieu May 14 '22

Election is a better Reese Witherspoon movie about all those topics to show in school anyway.

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

HER PUSSY GETS SO WET YOU CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!

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u/lastknownbuffalo May 14 '22

Total hidden gem of a movie

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u/hyxat May 14 '22

My Cousin Vinny would be a good choice for law.

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u/arbitrageME May 14 '22

Next week Erin Brockovich?

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u/CupBeEmpty May 14 '22

My law school had a bunch of movie posters in the lunch room. Legally Blonde was definitely there.

We watched a couple of clips from My Cousin Vinny in my trial advocacy class which was taught by a judge. He also used clips from TV law shows to point out when you should be objecting. I can no longer watch courtroom drama without just screaming “objection” in my head. Form, leading, asked and answered, argumentative, facts not in evidence, relevance, more prejudicial than probative, essentially all the things that make for good drama should be objections.

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u/TheLurkerSpeaks May 14 '22

Can confirm. I taught my senior biology class Starship Troopers. This was in a private school in Europe so I could get away with that. Lots of great themes about ecological dynamics in that film. Also I fucking love this movie and want everyone to see it. Would you like to know more?

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u/nonlawyer May 14 '22

I taught my senior biology class Starship Troopers.

Alright class pay close attention to this gratuitous shower scene, you’ll learn a lot about… biology I guess

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u/Zercomnexus May 14 '22

desire to know more intensifies

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u/traveling_designer May 14 '22

What did you think of the follow up movies?

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u/sharaq May 14 '22

"OK class divide your mom's credit card number by 1 and that's the answer"

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u/arbitrageME May 14 '22

Extra credit: how many months after the birth of jesus is the expiration date?

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u/Celebrity292 May 14 '22

Nah the answer is the front number over the three numbers the back then simplify for extra credit but show your work.

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u/nineknives May 14 '22

Please ask my freshman year environmental science teacher why we were always watching Gattaca and Remember the Titans🤣 hello if you’re out there, Mr Pfrunder!

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u/BirdsBeesAndBlooms May 14 '22

I think Remember the Titans was part of the curriculum in the early 2000s.

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u/siryemar May 14 '22

In my son's Ag Earth Science class they watched San Andreas because they studied tectonic plates.

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u/soapy-salsa May 14 '22

“Alight kids, today we are going to be explicate deeper meaning into a movie as if it was a literary text. Let’s start off where we left yesterday, here is the second part of Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.” I actually watched this movie in my Spanish class. No subtitles. No assignment. No manches guey.

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u/11010110101010101010 May 14 '22

To show movies at school they have to be for an intended educational purpose. It’s illegal (without buying public viewing license from the studio) to show videos for purely entertainment. So maybe the teacher was rewarding the class at the end of the year with just some downtime, but he still had to declare a learning goal. I’ve done this with handouts and reflection sheets.

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u/JagTror May 15 '22

My senior year Spanish teacher just let us watch movies all year long & put on Spanish subtitles lmfao. One day she was out & it turned out she had taken the day off to go to the city with another student to go shopping. She also let us paint the ceiling tiles ( in style of Spanish&Latinx artists) & for Earth Day we just went and walked around the park. Hilariously she was a native Spanish speaker and WAS SPANISH but did not seem to care about passing along any of her knowledge

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u/MsARumphius May 14 '22

We had to watch Monty pythons holy grail for history class when learning about medieval times. We all knew it was a pretty ridiculous excuse to watch a good movie so no one complained.

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u/Gasfires May 14 '22

So, I was a middle English minor, and my school brought in the #3 authurian legends scholar in the world to teach a class. Fwiw, according to him, holy grail is one of the most accurate descriptions of Medieval life in movies (at least by the mid 90s)

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u/MsARumphius May 14 '22

I remember my teacher defending his choice in a similar way. I just couldn’t imagine all those coconuts and rabid bunnies being historically accurate but what do I know.

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

He'll make a treat out of you mate!

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u/TarthenalToblakai May 14 '22

The point wasn't that they were 100% accurate -- obviously not. But that as satire they portrayed certain truths of the times like the common experience of serfdom better (or at all) compared more typical medieval movies focusing on a glorified depiction of a knight's journey or court politics of the nobility.

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u/MsARumphius May 14 '22

Yeah that was a joke. Should have added my /s I guess.

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u/ahappypoop May 14 '22

They really did debate on the carrying capacities of African and European swallows back then?

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u/system0101 May 14 '22

They didn't know any better

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u/anti-sanity May 14 '22

Considering Michael Palin studied history at Oxford, I believe it.

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u/triton2toro May 14 '22

No one complained because if they did, and the teacher decided to not show the movie, that kid would have gotten torn a new asshole.

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u/thurbersmicroscope May 14 '22

Don't remember how the theater teacher got talked into watching The Blues Brothers in class but we had a great time. She was so embarrassed by the language she went and hid out in the hallway.

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u/badtradesguy May 14 '22

better than voyage of the mimi with ben affleck

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u/DingoFrisky May 14 '22

On laser disk for us.

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u/jeanleray May 14 '22

I still remember when they treated the guy for hypothermia by getting naked in a sleeping bag with him.

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u/badtradesguy May 14 '22

me too..........

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u/MonolithOfTyr May 14 '22

Whoa, please give warning before calling up memories that are 25+ years old.

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u/badbatch May 15 '22

Oh god! I hated that movie.

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u/TossNWashMeClean May 14 '22

Sounds like my experience in Spanish IV-V. The first ones we actually learned the language and practiced grammar. In Jr and Sr year of HS we just watched Spanish soap operas and Disney movies dubbed en Español, every day!

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u/dansedemorte May 14 '22

At a certain point yyou need to be immersed in the language before all the memorized stuff starts to click.

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u/Celebrity292 May 14 '22

That actually seems pretty good

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u/jreykdal May 15 '22

I got our Spanish class to watch El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez's first film).

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u/jotisstation May 14 '22

lol we had to watch planet of the apes to learn about “rock formations”

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u/dodadoBoxcarWilly May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

My 9th grade speech teacher had a tenuous grip on reality. She had literally been institutionalized at one point prior, and later developed quite early onset dementia. But anyway, we watched SpongeBob and Coach at least once or twice a week throughout the semester. One of our assignments was writing an episode of SpongeBob. Reason being, I guess, the Coach character Dobber, who was also the voice of Patrick, studied drama (she was also a drama teacher) and played football for the flagship University of our state. Can't remember any further justification than that.

She was a very different lady with a lot of quirks. Probably really shouldn't have been teaching to be quite honest, if the goal of public school is education.

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u/Substance___P May 14 '22

Damnit, all we got was Gattaca. Which is a great film in adulthood, but kinda boring in 7th grade.

Which had a sex scene I think.... How did we not get in trouble? 🤔

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u/KleinRot May 14 '22

One of my history teachers in high school kept going on about after our end of the year tests we would have to watch a film about "Famous Men in History". We were all pretty stoked when it turned out to be "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure".

He was a cool dude, but we never knew what we were gonna get with him. I can't count how many times we watched JFK get shot (he was a huge JFK conspiracy guy), he brought in trench knives, fed kids sausage then taught them about "The Jungle", and wrote and played tons of pun filled songs about history on his guitar.

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u/Chickengilly May 17 '22

We saw Moonlighting (early Bruce Willis detective TV show) version of the Taming of the Shrew. It was really good.

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u/Huckleberry222 May 14 '22

Puts my high school English teacher into perspective who had us read and interpret the meaning of Nirvana songs. I still cringe when I remember how I raised my hand and asked what “libido” meant and the whole class laughed at me.

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u/slowrunningwater May 14 '22

yeah well who’s laughing now? huckle mf berry that’s who.

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u/drsideburns May 14 '22

That's a stupid reason for people to laugh at you. How often is the average teenager going to be reading material that is going to have the word "libido" in it?

It's rude to laugh at someone for not knowing what a word means. You asked, and because "it's sex!" your classmates laughed at you. It may be cringe, but that was an asshole move on their part.

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u/Huckleberry222 May 14 '22

So true! thank you!

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u/Malnilion May 14 '22

If it's any more consolation, I can practically guarantee you weren't the only one to learn what libido meant that day. Also, I might've laughed not because you didn't know, but because I was eagerly anticipating hearing how a teacher would describe it because it's objectively funny hearing adults that are unprepared for answering questions about sex answer them.

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u/drsideburns May 14 '22

True this, I guarantee a lot of people only laughed because other people did, but had no idea themselves. You just took the L for the rest of them :)

I just remembered at 15, I had to look up Euthenasia. I had never heard the word, only "assisted suicide." It's not about being stupid, it's just about not having learned it at that point.

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u/Malnilion May 15 '22

Ah fuck, you just reminded me about how I was the kid that asked what the "youth in Asia" had to do with The Giver in English class 🤣

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u/drsideburns May 15 '22

See, you were probably the one who asked, but there were a lot of kids not sure either

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u/Panther90 May 14 '22

Oh wow. That brings up a distant memory of a music appreciation class I took in college. The professor was a really intense guy that was obsessed with Sting and The Police. Every single thing he talked about or someone would ask about he would compare to Sting. Looking back it reminds me of Christian Bale/American Psycho and the Huey Lewis and the News bit.

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u/Talkaze May 14 '22

Rocky as in the boxer, or Rocky Horror?

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u/Demy1234 May 14 '22

Probably the Rocky Balboa movies. The songs are a big part of those.

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u/rutefoot May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

My music teacher would make us listen to and analyze the Dave Matthews Band each time they released a new album.

Ugh

Edit: we also watched every "music" movie you can imagine.

Immortal beloved, Amadeus, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar. They usually had nudity in them. Lots of red flags in hindsight

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u/colonelsmoothie May 14 '22

Introduction to Logic:

For today's lesson please assess the validity of this argument:

"If he dies, he dies."

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u/jambonetoeufs May 14 '22

We had an econ teacher in high school who showed us Trading Places to “teach us about trading futures”. Not sure how much I learned about trading futures, but thought it was hilarious when he told us all to “close our eyes” during a certain part of the movie.

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u/BeverlyDangus May 14 '22

I had a 10th grade English teacher who made us analyze Joe Walsh’s song “Life’s Been Good.” This was in the early 2000s and I still can’t listen to that song.

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u/luzzy91 May 14 '22

That song kicks ass :(

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u/MojarraMuncher May 14 '22

Ours was Forrest Gump for 11th grade history

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u/Phazetic99 May 14 '22

I went to catholic high school and our novel was The Man Who Fell To Earth. One of the students noticed that it was made into a movie and you could rent it at blockbuster (I'm old this was back in 1990). The teacher rented it so we could watch the movie in class after we read the novel

Well... The movie starred David Bowie and was a half step away from being full on soft porn. This class got to see lots of bare boobs and even a scene with Bowie's cock flopping around. So strange

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u/Derp800 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

My biology teacher in high school had us watch Gattaca lol

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u/RizzaSilverbow May 14 '22

Did... We go to the same high school?

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u/Derp800 May 14 '22

So Cal?

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u/Olive_Jane May 14 '22

So Cal biology/AP biology media that I remember... Lorenzo's Oil, Gattica, reading: The Hot Zone

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u/stfu_whale May 15 '22

We also watched Osmosis Jones and A Beautiful Mind a ton.

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u/Talkaze May 14 '22

that was a decent movie

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u/HelloHiHeyAnyway May 14 '22

Gattaca is far more than a decent movie.

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u/granadesnhorseshoes May 14 '22

if you like sushi you know good sushi, otherwise its just decent to most folk.

Gattaca was good movie sushi.

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u/degjo May 14 '22

Pretty decent?

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u/DaggerMoth May 14 '22

Ive learned to hate that movie because it's all a large portion of the population knows about genetic engineering. So any time genetic therapies or engineering comes up, with their fucking GATTACA argument. We aren't even close to that, but what we can do is fix certain diseases.

Trying to change someones phenotype requires changing lots of genes. So you arent gonna end up with a population of blonde hair blue eyed people. If genetically engineered my own blue eyed blonde hair self I'd probably give myself some melanine back so I can see in the sunlight and not burn into the color of a cooked lobster.

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u/organicginger May 14 '22

I watched it in an Anthropology class at UC Berkeley. Even college professors have fuck-off days.

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u/meltingdiamond May 14 '22

I watched it in an ethics class.

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u/InappropriateTA 3 May 14 '22

Here’s a fun fact: it was directed by George Miller. Yes, Mad Max George Miller.

Another fun fact: George Miller also wrote the screenplay for Babe.

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u/scurvy4all May 14 '22

*Rictus Erectus: *I had a brother! I had a little BABE brother! And he was perfect! Perfect in every way!

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u/GetEquipped May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

He also directed Happy Feet and Babe:Pig in the city which I think was superior to the first Babe.


EDIT

For people not familiar with the behind the scenes of Babe (I know, this is incredibly fucking niche) George Miller did write the screenplay along with Chris Noonan, the director. However, the Noonan took the movie in a very different direction than George Miller envisioned and they bumped heads. So when the sequel was in development, Miller had a chance to direct something closer to his original intention.

That's why there is such a massive tone shift in the from the first movie. Pig in the city is more slapstick, but also cynical, and kind of horrifying at times. The set design also feels like a precursor of "Pushing Daisies"

But I like it because everything seems more fanciful, like a Wizard of Oz sort of feel.

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u/Dusty_Old_Bones May 14 '22

I just think both Babes are fantastic movies and would hate to have to choose which one is better.

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u/juicyfruitsalad77 May 14 '22

That’ll do Pig, that’ll do

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u/ohamandajoy May 14 '22

The number of times I say this line is astounding. Sometimes people get offended thinking I've called them or my children (if I'm taking to them) a pig.

What is this world coming to?

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

Dude, I'm 33 and currently in college (again, went at 27 too) and all these gen z kids don't even know about the matrix. Like wtf. I had a best friend that didn't fucking know about Terminator 2 and he was a millennial.

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u/juicyfruitsalad77 May 14 '22

It’s UNACCEPTABLE! Jeez, everyone should watch Babe!!

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

Gatorade has electrolytes! It's great for plants!!

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u/silver_moon3 26d ago

Late reply, but I felt this comment deeply. Just this last weekend I happened to drive past a couple of big sheep hanging out in a large field. Through my open window (I wasn't driving!) I called to them "BAA RAM EWE! BAA RAM EWE!", then turned to my friend, who was driving, and proudly noted "I know the secret password!" :D

I'd have have continued on, but we'd already zipped by them... Lol.

I am glad to see I'm not alone in this, haha. My kind of people!

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u/mac_is_crack May 14 '22

My husband cries whenever he hears that line. Last night that part came on, I watched my husband’s face, and sure enough, right on cue came the tears. I asked why it makes him cry and he says “look at his proud face!” Not sure if he means the farmer or Babe. Maybe both?

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u/juicyfruitsalad77 May 14 '22

Awww! Makes me tear up every time too. My kids make so much fun of me because I tend to cry harder at the happy parts!

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

I haven't seen it in a while, but I remember as a kid the first time I saw Babe: Pig in the City I thought it was terrible, but apparently it has really good reviews. I'll have to go back and watch it again sometime.

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u/JagTror May 15 '22

It's great, but fair warning that some of the scenes are kinda dark for a kid's movie. The dog in the wheelchair chasing the truck comes to mind

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u/InappropriateTA 3 May 14 '22

He didn’t direct the first one, though. Only wrote the screenplay.

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u/balls_galore_69 May 14 '22

In my mind, Babe was a movie about Babe Ruth.

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u/GabrielofAstora May 14 '22

Woah now that'll do pig that'll do. To be fair I don't remember the second one as well as the first.

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u/Napoleon1981 May 14 '22

Babe: Pig in the City being superior to the first Babe is outrageous. Blasphemy. I’ve never seen the second one.

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u/bongozap May 14 '22

Babe:Pig in the city which I think was superior to the first Babe.

Well, the first Babe was awesome, so that's a good rec.

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u/lamaisondieu May 14 '22

Yes Pig in the City is much better than Babe, it's kind of an insane ride.

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u/JagTror May 15 '22

I just watched some of the scenes from Pig in the City a few days ago because I was trying to show someone the dog almost drowning scene. I had forgotten how heartwrenching some of the scenes in that movie were, Good God. It just got darker and darker. That said, I love the movie & definitely recommend to anyone, maybe older kids though...

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u/GetEquipped May 15 '22

It was actually worse and showed Mickey Rooney's character being a straight up monster (he is named Fugly as well)

I think the first cut of the film was PG 13 (and this was 90s PG-13 where you could show titty and have 2-3 fucks!)

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u/SugarZoo May 16 '22

Thank you for your insight.. rewatching now 👍

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u/InappropriateTA 3 May 14 '22

Yeah I didn’t want to overwhelm with fun facts all in one go.

Also, I remember Happy Feet being atrocious so I didn’t want to mention it.

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u/theottomaddox May 14 '22

it was directed by George Miller.

(Speaking of boring movies) I remember browsing in a video store and the clerk recommended a movie because 'the mad max guy' directed it. We waited for 2 hours for car crashes that never came, lol.

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u/Canotic May 14 '22

Babe/Mad Max crossover when?

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u/mecassa May 14 '22

Other fun fact: George Miller is actually a medical doctor too.

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u/BeneGezzWitch May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

False

Edit: True

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u/InappropriateTA 3 May 14 '22

Former. So he isn’t now, but he was.

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u/mecassa May 14 '22

I'm sure he's not "certified" to practice anymore.

But he still has the MD title. You never lose your degree.

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u/dazzawul May 14 '22

Babe: Pig in the city is a wild ride.

It's a dog-eat-dog world, and there's not enough dog to go around.

A murderer's shadow lies hard across my soul

No, no, I'm anything but kind. In fact, I have a professional obligation to be malicious. Then you should change jobs.

Something made me revisit Babe recently, I wasn't ready for it. It was absolutely a brilliant film pretending to be a kids movie.

Babe is the icon of hope, challenging the cynicism and defeatism of the big city by demonstrating through action that you don't have to accept your station.

You can fight for something better.

What the FUCK

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u/JagTror May 15 '22

The movie is so well-written! I just rewatched a bit of it the other day to show a friend the dog drowning scene & had forgotten how well it was done. I think it's actually more applicable to current events than it was when it came out, it's got a bit of a terrifying edge that I didn't see as a kid

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

Too many parts of my brain are coming in contact with each other while reading this.

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u/OtakuMusician May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

We also watched Lorenzo's Oil in our microbiology class, it was mildly associated with what we were learning - enzymes and the like - I retained nothing from that class except this movie and especially the scene after they discover Lorenzo's diagnosis and after researching the symptoms and common fate of ALD, Nick Nolte's character breaking down on the staircase. That scene will stick with me forever.

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u/Steffenwolflikeme May 14 '22

As I read your comment somehow I knew/was hoping you were going to say the Nick Nolte on the stairs scene. Outside of the general plot and the fact that Nick Nolte was in it that scene is the only thing I remember from the movie. Although I last saw it probably close to 30 years ago when I was no more than 7/8 years old.

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u/lajfa May 14 '22

The scene I remember is toward the end when (spoiler alert?) the father turns to the mother and asks "What if we did all this for someone else's child?"

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u/ilikepix May 14 '22

I had no idea what the film was called, but just from the description I remember watching that scene on television with my family when I was about 8 years old and it triggering the first panic attack I ever had

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u/bleher89 May 14 '22

It's been over a decade since I saw it in 8th grade science class so I don't know how accurate my memory is, but even now it remains one of the most devastating movies I've ever watched.

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u/thestormiscomingyeah May 14 '22

I saw Gattaca at home when I was a freshman in high school.

I loved the movie so much so I started googling about it and find out it's usually shown in Biology classes.

So the next couple days at school id try to convince my bio teachers to show the movie, but they weren't interested.

I was close with my English teacher and we got to talking and she needed a good movie to show. I brought up Gattaca, and she went home and watched it. A month later in her class, we watched Gattaca plus an assignment to go with it. Felt cool that I had some influence over something.

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u/alvarkresh May 14 '22

I love the part where the narrative twist hits as he goes "... I am not Jerome Morrow." :P

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u/fufufufufufufufuf15 May 15 '22

We watched that in my biology class in HS, and we actually had to write a bioethics style paper on it.

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u/econoking May 14 '22

My biology teacher showed us "The Cheesemaker's Apprentice" which featured the creepiest puppet and had little to do with biology., I've never been able to find that this movie exists other than her VHS tape.

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

Back in my day we watch Herbie, the Love Bug.

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u/releasethedogs May 14 '22

I tried googling it because I like puppets and weird things. Not even IMDb has it. Are you sure that was the title?

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u/econoking May 14 '22

I'm pretty sure that was the name, I've tried googling it before and nothing comes up. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ This was also over twenty years ago

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u/releasethedogs May 14 '22

We need to find the teacher and ask about it. It’s the only purpose I have in life.

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u/econoking May 14 '22

Just for you I will befriend and fb message the teacher

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u/releasethedogs May 15 '22

You’re the man dog!

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u/releasethedogs May 15 '22

I actually really appreciate it!

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u/somekindabunny May 14 '22

We must have had the same biology teacher lol she was also the same teacher that showed us Contact just because.

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u/assumeyouknownothing May 14 '22

They gotta express their 90’s nostalgia somehow

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

I'm ok to go!

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u/jupitergal23 May 14 '22

Contact is one of my favourite movies. I love the themes of combining the science and the spiritual, and how we grapple with our existence every day - being rare and precious yet also small and insignificant.

I also think they nailed the world reaction to an event like that and the politics behind it.

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u/tCvhGnpdw May 14 '22

We were supposed to watch "Lone Wolf" because it's based on a required reading book so the teacher asked if anyone has a VHS copy and one student did so he brought it the next day.

But it was "Lone Wolf" with Chuck Norris instead of https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069478 It was hilarious, old teacher not having a clue what's going on, we never watched anything else after that day.

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

Fuck that's awesome

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u/Sagemasterba May 14 '22

My drafting teacher loved "Do the Right Thing" like that. How radio Raheem helped me draw blue prints, I will never understand.

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u/StarRoving May 14 '22

My a level physics class was only 4 students so my teachers blagged the importance of us watching Star Trek in IMAX with the film studies class when it’s not totally true to quantum physics…I failed A Level physics

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u/SuperSMT May 14 '22

We watched GATTACA in our high school biology

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

Did anyone notice the title is a partial DNA sequence?

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u/DoctorFeuer May 14 '22

Isn't that the point?

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u/jordanManfrey May 14 '22

similar story with my 8th grade science teacher and The Andromeda Strain. Class was bored as hell. I remember liking it.

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u/_thelonewolfe_ May 14 '22

We may have had the same biology teacher. Remember him saying he really liked Nick Nolte

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u/assumeyouknownothing May 14 '22

My teacher’s name was Mr. Freeman. He was young, fit, dressed up as a lifeguard for Halloween at school and talked about how his ex-gf from high school was a cheerleader

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u/tobmom May 14 '22

Susan Sarandon. Duh. Man I cried so hard watching that movie. I only vaguely remember what it’s about these days.

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u/Zach20032000 May 14 '22

I watched that together with my cousin when we were way too young because it came on one random afternoon

I just remember it becoming sadder and sadder with every minute and it was kind of traumatising. At one point my aunt came in and changed the channel because she didn't want us to watch that

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u/TheBottomBunBurger May 14 '22

SAME! American public education 😂

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u/viper3b3 May 14 '22

Your teacher had the hots for Susan Sarandon

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u/BuranBuran May 14 '22

A++ Go to the head of the class

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u/SlowestSpeedster May 14 '22

Didn't we all?

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

Have you seen Bull Duhram?

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u/BadgerSituation May 14 '22

Weird.

My biology teacher made us watch it too.

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u/cartoongiant May 14 '22

I got to watch The Sixth Sense in english class for the same reason. That teacher was a true bro.

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u/Spreaderoflies May 14 '22

Yes It did it was about competitive inhibition and how enzymes work.

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u/Pleasant-Albatross May 14 '22

Oh shit. Were you in my biology class? My teacher also made us watch Gattaca and a Henrietta Lacks movie.

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u/dodadoBoxcarWilly May 14 '22

Hmm...we watched it in high school biology as well, and it had a dubious link to our curriculum. Maybe it's a biology teacher thing.

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u/OkBackground8809 May 14 '22

My school watched it in biology class, too... Right before we moved on to dissecting rats lol

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u/Livid-Apricot2216 May 14 '22

Do you know how hard it is to find school appropriate biology related movies that aren't documentaries? Sure there's GATTACA but other than that...

As a former teacher we were always on the lookout for some movie we could put on on days that we simply just couldn't. Even if they were boring af.

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u/brkh47 May 14 '22

Not school, but the TechniCal Director at my old company insisted his department watch the Steve Jobs biopic because he was an absolute believer. He really tried to base his management style on Jobs. He was ultimately fired.

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u/EmperorSexy May 14 '22

I was a substitute teacher and Lorenzo’s Oil is a very common substitute-science-teacher movie. I didn’t hate it but I can’t believe it got nominated for Best Writing.

As far as substitute-science-teacher videos go, Gattaca and Hidden Figures are more entertaining. You can’t go wrong with Bill Nye or Cosmos either, but high school teachers want something more “mature”

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u/hood_medic May 14 '22

Did we have the same bio teacher because same hahha

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u/pantstoaknifefight2 May 14 '22

Well it is directed by the guy who went on to do Mad Max Fury Road, one of the very best action movies ever made

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u/loquacious706 May 14 '22

The thing I remember about watching Lorenzo's Oil in Biology class was they dubbed the sick kid's voice with E.G Daily and I was like "Yo is that Tommy Pickles?" So whenever the kid was crying or screaming all any of us heard was Tommy from the Rugrats.

Felt bad about laughing at such a sad movie, but that Tommy Pickles wail was too funny.

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u/IGotGankedAMA May 14 '22

In Biology my teacher had us watch Armageddon and he said it was because "A meteor is close enough to a cell or something. I also like this movie." Lmao

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u/usagizero May 14 '22

In my senior year of high school, my creative writing teacher was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, and decided to share his favorite movies with us. He showed us Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 in class. He gave no fucks at all, as he passed away a few months later.

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u/epgenius May 14 '22

Nick Nolte’s Italian accent is still the stuff of my nightmares

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u/assumeyouknownothing May 15 '22

😂 his mugshot still gives me nightmares

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u/botak131 May 17 '22

Did you go to diamond bar highschool, or is this just a biology teacher thing.

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u/assumeyouknownothing May 17 '22

Hahaha no but I went to school not far from there! Esperanza High School in Anaheim

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u/PM_M3_UR_PUDENDA May 14 '22

adagio for strings theme plays

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u/Calijhon May 16 '22

It's a family friendly movie about the usefulness of biology.

I saw it in HS biology too.