Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Now is the winter of your discontent!"

“And the Weiner is . . .” By Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. Perf. Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein. Dir. Bert Ring. Family Guy. Season 3, episode 5. FOX. 8 August 2001. DVD. Twentieth Century Fox, 2003.

Today is the first anniversary of Bardfilm! One year ago, Bardfilm's quest began with an overly-humble post about The Banquet (for which, q.v.). To celebrate, here's an extremely-brief (in keeping with the "Micro" portion of this sometimes-unaptly-classified "Microblog") Shakespeare allusion from Family Guy

[Note: The clip contains something that might be considered a minor expletive. If your children (or your parents) are looking over your shoulder and you're concerned, you have been warned. Oh—there's also a violent attack with a snow bazooka. Just so you know.]

Links: The Episode at Wikipedia.

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Bardfilm is normally written as one word, though it can also be found under a search for "Bard Film Blog." Bardfilm is a Shakespeare blog (admittedly, one of many Shakespeare blogs), and it is dedicated to commentary on films (Shakespeare movies, The Shakespeare Movie, Shakespeare on television, Shakespeare at the cinema), plays, and other matter related to Shakespeare (allusions to Shakespeare in pop culture, quotes from Shakespeare in popular culture, quotations that come from Shakespeare, et cetera).

Unless otherwise indicated, quotations from Shakespeare's works are from the following edition:
Shakespeare, William. The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd ed. Gen. ed. G. Blakemore Evans. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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The very instant that I saw you did / My heart fly to your service; there resides, / To make me slave to it; and, for your sake, / Am I this patient [b]log-man.

—The Tempest