Around junior high, The Three Amigos was one of my favourite movies (along with Uncle Buck and The Great Outdoors). It’s a classic slapstick comedy starring Martin Short, Chevy Chase and Steve Martin (who, Dixie notes, would have been the Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell of that day). I could quote it nearly back to front. It made a resurgence in my college years out tree planting, where every now and then someone would shout, “It’s a sweater!”.
I made a mistake when Dixie and I just started dating. I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow I found myself renting and watching The Three Amigos with a group of Dixie’s high-school-aged girlfriends. It was a bit of a humiliating experience. I would guffaw every now and then, but they sat through the whole thing stone-faced. One of them fell asleep.
I recently was reminded of the film and looked it up. I can get it for $7 on DVD from Amazon. I’m thinking it might be a worthwhile addition to our collection, regardless of what Dixie (and her friends) may think.