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Crocodile Dundee

Sunday, September 20, 2020

crocodile Dundee came slithering onto movie screens in 1996. Believe it or not, it was inspired by the real life stories of Rod Ansell (who later came to a bad end). Anyway - Sue is a NYC journalist. Her father owns th3 company & her boy friend’is her boss, Richard. Sue heard of a man, Michael “MICK” Crocodile Dundee, said to be attacked by a crocodile, lost half of 1 leg, & still managed to crawl 100 miles for help. Sue thought it would make a good human interest article. She took off to the outback, wanting to interview him & take photos. This is like 2 fish out of water, Sue meets Mick, but notices he isn’t missing a leg - although he does have some gnarly scars. Mick takes her out to the area. Mick does some sneaky things to make himself look bettter (looks @ his friend’s watch, then walks past Sue, looks @ the sun & pretends to estimate the time. He makes some sexist comments. On the 2d day, she got annoyed & told him she’d see him that evening. Good thing Mick was guietly behind her, when a croc tried to chomp her. Sue invited Mick to come with her to NYC - he agrees. Ha! Now Mick is the fish out of water.



On arrival from the flight, Mick has a few problems - didn’t know about escalators or elevators., tried to introduce himself to strangers, doesn’t know about tipping .... Mick meets Sue’s
Sue put Mick up in a fancy hotel.. Left alone, Mick took a stroll on the streets. G’day, g’day (repeat, repeat, repeat) Lost on the streets, mounted policeman gives him a ride back. At dinner, Sue brought zRichard & Mick. Both of the guys start bumping chests (& Mick distracted & punched Richard, telling a Sue Richard couldn’t hold his liquor.) After the not so great dinner, Mick has a cab driver take him to a bar. Mick learned something very important - not all lovey ladies are really ladies.



Yada, yada, yada, Mick is navigating the city better, making friends with the doorman & people on the street, etc. After a dinner without Richard, the’re walking back & some tuff young punks. Sue panics, telling Mick “He has a knife!” Mick laughed, pulling out his huge knife, saying “Tha’s not a knife, this is a knife!” Punks run off. The 2 start getting closer (but no nookie). At a party Sue’s parents had a party. Richard takes advantage of proposing in front of everyone - Sue said “yes”, but had some qualms the next day, She tried to call his room, but Mick didn’t hear the ringing (tv too loud). Hotel operator tells Sue he was checking out that day.Mick ambles off, telling the doorman he was going Walkabout- he told Mick the subway was 2 blocks away. Sue showed up just missing Mick. She takes off after him. The subway waiting area was packed, he was way over from the entry stairway, Sue couldn’t get t. him.She yelled, but Mick didn’t hear her. She ended up making a chain of guys to relay their conversation. When she says “I love him!”, Mick walked on the other folk’s head & shoulders. They kiss! Yay!





Down Under, Men at Work
Not used in movie




Traveling in a fried-out Kombi
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast



And she said
Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover
Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscle



I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said
I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?


(Now, that’s a snake!)


You better run, you better take cover, yeah
Lyin' in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?"




And he said, oh
Do you come from a land down under? (Ooh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover ('cause we are)


(Today’s forecast - death)


Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover
Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder




Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? (Ooh yeah)
You better run, you better take cover (we are)
Living in a land down under (ooh yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover




Living in a land down under (living in a land down under)
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?





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