The premise of course is quite simple. He wants to watch a movie, but can never remember the title, so I ask him to describe it so I can try to figure it out. Play along at home folks, this is great fun! (assuming by 'fun' you mean 'makes you want to bang your head against a brick wall...repeatedly')
"Two people dating. And a dress. There might also be a dog in it, I don't remember."
This one took me fifteen minutes to figure out, because do you have any idea exactly how many movies contain two people dating, a dress and may or may not contain a dog? Yeah. Needless to say, I wasn't getting it, and Will was getting aggravated because I couldn't figure it out. Finally in desperation, as I'm digging through our trunk of DVD's yank out 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. I'm obviously thinking there's no way this is the movie.
Let's check out the elements shall we?
Two people dating? Check.
A dress? Well, yes, several characters do indeed wear dresses.
A dog? Check. There is a scene with dogs.
This week, it was 'That one with the crab in it, and the crab gets crushed. I haven't seen that one in a while'.
I can hear (ha ha) your heads exploding trying to figure it out. However, in this case, I actually knew immediately what movie he wanted to watch.
Give up? Here's a hint: So long and thanks for all the fish.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
I'm almost starting to dread what vague description he'll come up with later that I'll have to rack my brain to figure out. I mean, surely he could ask me something like 'Name Elizabeth Taylor's husbands. In order.'
I could do THAT easy-peasy. But nothing's ever simple right?