One of my favorite movies is the 2002 sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I’ve seen it so many times, but I still laugh out loud in all the same places. Especially at Toula’s (the bride-to-be) father, Gus and his love for Windex, the popular window cleaner. Toula Portokalos explains while narrating, “ My dad believed in two things: That Greeks should educate non Greeks about being Greek and every ailment from psoriasis to poison ivy can be cured with Windex.” Throughout the film you see Gus with his beloved Windex, spraying it here and there as the remedy for just about everything. Then on the morning of the big (fat and Greek) wedding this conversation takes place between Toula and her non-Greek groom, Ian.
Toula Portokalos: I woke up with this huge zit this morning.
Ian Miller: Where?
Toula Portokalos: [points to spot on face] There.
Ian Miller: I had a huge zit this morning too!
Toula Portokalos: Really? Where?
Ian Miller: [points to his face] Well, it was there, but it’s gone now.
Toula Portokalos: Why?
Ian Miller: I put some Windex on it.
Too Darn Funny! If you’ve never seen the movie, make some of these traditional Greek sugared almond cookies (pronounced koo-rah-bee-YEH-thess), go out and rent the DVD, and have a fun and sweet night in.
July 6, 2010 No Comments