Friday, February 20, 2009

Googly Eyes Gardener

Just for fun! Happy Friday!


  1. A good laugh this morning! No one could do that like Christopher Walken...the eye contact signal was so funny. Have a great weekend Linda, filled with laughter and celebration...


  2. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Hi Linda, positively brilliant! I wonder if none gardeners found it as funny? HA MSS of Zanthan Gardens had a cactus with googly eyes at Spring Fling in Austin and was taking photos of him, named Mr. Peeps, at the various spots we visited. I even have a couple of shots of him at the Ladybird Johnson wildflower center. But C. Walken was brilliant, right down to the accent. Perfect entertainment for us plant geeks!

  3. Glad you enjoyed the laugh Gail. All it needs is a little cowbell!

    Have a great weekend.

    Good morning Frances! Wasn't that a hoot! I remember Mr. Peeps, and thought of him when I saw the video. The Lawn Man is a big fan of C. Walken and showed me the video. I HAD to share it - it was too much fun to resist!

  4. Oh Linda, that was a better lift than coffee even! I had tears of laughter coming from my googly eyes :)
    What a riot! Thanks so much for sharing this.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Thanks for passing this youtube spot along! Priceless...

  6. Hi Kerri, glad you liked it! I was glad I wasn't drinking coffee when I first saw it, as I'm sure I would have had to clean my screen and keyboard!

    Hi Alice, glad you enjoyed the video. Christopher Walken is truly one of a kind!

  7. OK, I'm weird. I love humor and have no problem with the idea of putting googly eyes on plants. But sometimes I get hung up in specifics and can't get past the spraying of cactus. It's so NOT the type of plant that likes misting. Sigh. Signed, the Party Pooper

  8. Speaking of plants ganging up, there's an episode of Doctor Who I saw as a teen that really had an impression on me, Seeds of Doom, where plants DID attack people!

  9. Anonymous2:28 PM

    That is hilarious! So when they are angry--do they get out their angry eyes?

  10. Love it, love it, love it! Hysterical--though my first thought too was "it needs more cowbell." Vintage Christopher Walken! Thanks for the laugh.

  11. Monica, I thought the googly eyes were cute, especially on the cactus and the banana. And yeah, spraying the cactus was rather silly!

    Don't forget Rocky Horror Picture Show! Gotta watch out for those man-eating plants.

    Hi Anna, I guess it just goes to show how trecherous plants can really be - just can't tell what they're thinking, even if you look deeply into their googly eyes.

    Glad you liked it Tina!

    Hi Donna, thanks for visiting! Christopher Walken is a riot.

  12. Aww! My computer is not cooperating with me. I guess that will teach me to use the cheapest computer ever made. From what everyone's saying it must be pretty funny. Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Anonymous9:20 PM

    How funny is that! I love those googly eyes on the Cactus, lol ;)

  14. Sorry you can't see it Cinj. It really tickled my funny bone. I must have watched it four or five times, and it gets funnier to me each time.

    Aren't they precious Racquel! ;)

  15. Thanks for starting my day with a laugh, Linda! I don't remember ever seeing this sketch on SNL, but I always loved seeing Christopher Walken on there. You don't expect someone who could play the meanest, scariest villain in a movie to turn around and be so funny.

    Hmmm, maybe my non-blooming amaryllis could use some googly eyes...

  16. Glad you liked it Rose. He truly is a classic, and very versatile! Googly eyes for the non-blooming amaryllis - now that's a great idea!

  17. I am glad I had the water bottle on the desk and not up to my mouth while watching this... lol This was so funny! I did not know that C. W. could be so funny. He usually scares me with his chosen roles. Thanks for the chuckle...

  18. I know what you mean Skeeter! I think he's hilarious.

    I just may have to get some googly eyes for my plants! I think I'll feel much more comfortable around them if I can tell how they're feeling.

  19. Anonymous11:35 PM


    This is hilarious. I'd never seen this before. I think it was a year ago that I posted a posted of the cacti w/Googly Eyes from Home Depot. I should update that entry with this video.

    Good catch, thanks for the vid.

  20. I've watched Googly eyes a few times, Linda and it's still funny! Those who enjoy the goofy side of Christopher Walken might also like Blast From The Past.

    We saw Annie Hall when it came out but at that time didn't know who Christopher Walken was - that sure changed when we went to the Deer Hunter. It's doubtful that anyone who saw his performance back in 1978 could have imagined this dramatic actor having such a sense of humor!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  21. It cracks me up every time I need a little comic relief, MBT. I'll have to check out your googly-eyed cactus post. I'd never actually seen them in a store!

    Hi Annie, oh I remember Blast From the Past. Quite an eccentric family, and a funny movie.

    I could never sit through the Deer Hunter. Great movie, just too violent for me. I've never been able to watch very violent movies, and I've missed out on some good cinema as a result.

    I love all Walken's SNL skits - The Continental, the dancing - he's a darned good dancer too. Quite a talented guy.

  22. wonderful fun video... thank you for sharing... I missed this online.
    Stop by my garden sometime.

  23. Hello Bren, thanks for stopping by and leading me to your blog! I'm glad you enjoyed the video.


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