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Let’s discuss Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead

My favorite character is Rose! Joanna Cassidy deserved a bigger career.

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by Anonymousreply 74February 10, 2024 12:01 AM

Here’s a clip with Rose.

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by Anonymousreply 1September 7, 2022 3:05 AM

Love love this film. To all my gaylings who had older sisters who "forced" you to watch movies you secretly liked.

by Anonymousreply 2September 7, 2022 3:06 AM

One of Dawn Steele's last movies

by Anonymousreply 3September 7, 2022 3:07 AM

R3 did you mean Jayne Brook?

by Anonymousreply 4September 7, 2022 3:13 AM

"The dishes are done."

by Anonymousreply 5September 7, 2022 4:19 AM

Honey, I thought we talked about the beret.

Even Patty Hearst couldn't carry one off, and she had money and a gun.

by Anonymousreply 6September 7, 2022 4:23 AM

Hasn't been released on blu-ray.

by Anonymousreply 7September 7, 2022 4:33 AM

Feminist classic.

by Anonymousreply 8September 7, 2022 4:39 AM

I noticed that R7 and the print used on Hulu is in poor to average shape.

by Anonymousreply 9September 7, 2022 4:43 AM

R3, I meant Julia Phillips. I always get them confused. I guess because of Julia's steely hair

by Anonymousreply 10September 7, 2022 4:49 AM

To this day whenever someone asks something stupid or impossible of me, whether it’s at work or home, my response is:

“I’m on it, Rose!”

by Anonymousreply 11September 7, 2022 4:51 AM

A superior film to The Devil Wears Prada!

by Anonymousreply 12September 7, 2022 5:48 AM

R12 I would not say that.

by Anonymousreply 13September 7, 2022 5:51 AM

Park it yourself, Metallica Breath.

by Anonymousreply 14September 7, 2022 10:17 AM

They need to remake Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead AND Devil Wears Prada into ONE movie.

After the babysitter dies, Sue Ellen fakes her resume and gets hired by Miranda Priestley, not by “bowels of the fashion industry” Rose Lindsay,. She has to deal with impossible tasks that the condescending Miranda Priestley throws at her, secretly date Emily’s brother the corn dog worker, dodge the sleazey moves of Miranda Priestley’s husband, all while dealing with her siblings at home. Meanwhile, Emily is trying to sabotage her, especially after she gets the Paris trip.

What is the climax of the movie? Will Miranda Priestley allow Sue Ellen to use her house for a fashion show? How does Sue Ellen get exposed? How does Miranda Priestley react?

by Anonymousreply 15September 8, 2022 2:41 AM

R11 the real line is better: "I'm right on top of that, Rose!"

by Anonymousreply 16September 8, 2022 4:20 AM

Most negligent single mom in the world: Concetta Tomei's character. What kind of shitty mom runs off to Australia and leaves her four minor kids in LA with a half-dead octogenarian nanny, just so she can screw her boyfriend all summer?

[quote] just so she can screw her boyfriend all summer

Oh. Nevermind. I understand now. Sorry Concetta / mom. You go girl, get that good dick! 😏😉😂

by Anonymousreply 17September 8, 2022 4:57 AM

This was a fun little sleeper. It was also in heavy rotation on cable for at least a decade, only losing its perch when House Bunny replaced it. That, and White Chicks.

by Anonymousreply 18September 8, 2022 5:06 AM

R15 more importantly, who would play Miranda in this Hulu remake?

by Anonymousreply 19September 8, 2022 5:13 AM

I absolutely adore this movie!

by Anonymousreply 20September 8, 2022 5:18 AM

A childhood favorite and one of my “comfort” movies. I can’t believe it hasn’t gotten a Blu-ray release—it has a decent fanbase and is deserving of an HD upgrade.

by Anonymousreply 21September 8, 2022 5:34 AM

Petty cash has never been as glorious in real life as portrayed here. But light embezzlement is totally workable if you're careful.

by Anonymousreply 22September 8, 2022 5:34 AM

One of my favorite scenes is when Sue Ellen is outside with her Clown Dog boyfriend and he offers to give her leftovers from the delivery van—she declines in the moment, and what follows is a bloodcurdling scream from Danielle Harris coming from inside the house, followed by what sounds like an entire cabinet of china being hurled across the dining room. I still laugh every time.

by Anonymousreply 23September 8, 2022 5:38 AM

That Bryan was cute and we needed shirtless scenes of him.

by Anonymousreply 24September 8, 2022 5:40 AM

I'll have a Martini & Rossi on the rocks.

by Anonymousreply 25September 8, 2022 5:46 AM

Carolyn is what DLers aspire to be.

by Anonymousreply 26September 8, 2022 5:47 AM

R25, I watched this movie again recently, and when I got to the vermouth on the rocks scene, I was puzzled. Was that a legitimate order in the 80s, or if not, what was the context for her to order it? I got the sense it was outdated, like she heard it from her mom, possibly, but I'm too young to remember when anyone ever drank that.

by Anonymousreply 27September 8, 2022 5:56 AM

R26 Sue Ellen is what we think we are—Carolyn is what we actually are.

by Anonymousreply 28September 8, 2022 6:00 AM

Dishes are done, man!

by Anonymousreply 29September 8, 2022 6:07 AM

I wanted to be Christina Applegate and let all the boys fuck me.

by Anonymousreply 30September 8, 2022 6:09 AM

Here you go, R27.

I wish I could find more commercials with the jingle “Martini and Rossi on the rocks! Say yes!”

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by Anonymousreply 31September 8, 2022 8:50 AM

R27, I don’t know if people ever ordered it by itself, but there used to be commercials with the jingle “Martini and Rossi on the Rocks!” that played in the ‘80s.

by Anonymousreply 32September 8, 2022 8:52 AM

Jaclyn Smith

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by Anonymousreply 33September 8, 2022 8:53 AM

The jingle went like this.

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by Anonymousreply 34September 8, 2022 8:54 AM

Right on top of that Rose!

by Anonymousreply 35September 8, 2022 8:59 AM

So many hand painted silk separates in that uniform fashion show.

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

by Anonymousreply 36September 8, 2022 9:12 AM


by Anonymousreply 37September 8, 2022 9:24 AM

I saw this in the dollar theater and I was the only one in the group who liked it. I like to remind those assholes of their poor taste. They didn't like Romy and Michelle either. Josh Charles was so cute and only got better with age.

by Anonymousreply 38September 8, 2022 12:56 PM

R27, I thought the joke was showing Sue Ellen's inexperience with alcohol since Martini & Rossi is a beverage company, not a drink name.

by Anonymousreply 39September 8, 2022 1:07 PM

Same except I thought it was because vermouth is so fucking gross. I'm an alcoholic and I would never

by Anonymousreply 40September 8, 2022 2:16 PM

"What are we gonna say, Liza Minelli stole our Buick?!"

by Anonymousreply 41September 9, 2022 4:23 AM

Every girl under 25 should have a cucumber in the house.

by Anonymousreply 42September 9, 2022 4:39 AM

The scene where the drag queens steal their car will always be funny.

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by Anonymousreply 43September 9, 2022 6:09 AM

What's even funnier is the obvious overdub of Kenny's line "what are you queens doing with our car?" He obviously says something other than queens originally.

by Anonymousreply 44September 9, 2022 12:55 PM

Wonder what he originally said...

by Anonymousreply 45October 5, 2022 3:47 PM

I'm right on top of that Rose.

by Anonymousreply 46October 5, 2022 3:51 PM

I liked Jayne Brook as the office cunt Carolyn. Brook is a great character actress and she should have a bigger career.

by Anonymousreply 47October 5, 2022 4:30 PM

It looks like he originally said “bitches,” but they dubbed it with “queens.”

Reviving this thread, so we can continue to discuss Joanna Cassidy’s career.

by Anonymousreply 48February 4, 2024 12:12 AM

Petty cash.

by Anonymousreply 49February 4, 2024 12:40 AM

I'm a career woman now!

by Anonymousreply 50February 4, 2024 5:08 AM

Joanna Cassidy was one of the best guest stars on Falcon Crest. Her character got to fuck Cole. They could have done more with her character. The only Don't Tell scene I remember is the rat in the bus station!

by Anonymousreply 51February 4, 2024 5:53 AM

[R48] I think he said queers.

by Anonymousreply 52February 4, 2024 6:02 AM

[quote]I thought the joke was showing Sue Ellen's inexperience with alcohol since Martini & Rossi is a beverage company, not a drink name.

Is this a faux pas??

I often order a Bacardi and Pineapple...or a Malibu and Pineapple.

Are servers laughing at me behind my back???

by Anonymousreply 53February 4, 2024 6:41 AM

If you are of legal drinking age, yes. Yes, they are.

by Anonymousreply 54February 4, 2024 4:04 PM

Every other Instagram post from Keith Coogan is about this movie. The other half are about he and his wife former celebrity smoozing at some convention.

by Anonymousreply 55February 4, 2024 4:40 PM

Keith Coogan hasn't aged well.

by Anonymousreply 56February 4, 2024 4:50 PM

I loved the fashion show outfits.l when I was a kid.

Hot pink, neon orange and shoulder pads.

by Anonymousreply 57February 4, 2024 5:50 PM

I'm friends with the Coogans. They are sweet and real. Nothing phony about them at all.

by Anonymousreply 58February 4, 2024 6:48 PM

Joanna Cassidy was the replicant Zhora in Blade Runner.

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by Anonymousreply 59February 4, 2024 6:51 PM

Tell Keith to put this shit on Bluray NOW! Preferably 4K Bluray.

by Anonymousreply 60February 4, 2024 7:50 PM

Did GAW actually close any deals after that bullshit presentation at Swell's house? Her designs were notable, but they would've made lousy and high-maintenance uniforms for working people. Nurses, waiters, and soccer referees can't actually wear those colors and fabrics on the job.

The company is in the bowels of the fashion industry, after all.

by Anonymousreply 61February 5, 2024 4:39 PM

One of those movies you can watch again and again.

by Anonymousreply 62February 5, 2024 6:17 PM

The film was written by a gay man and it shows.

by Anonymousreply 63February 5, 2024 6:17 PM

“Talks like she’s chewing her face.”

by Anonymousreply 64February 5, 2024 6:18 PM

Yeah nothing explicitly stating that he’a gay anywhere, R63, but I believe you.

by Anonymousreply 65February 5, 2024 6:37 PM

"You get to scrape the spitballs off the drive-thru window with a REALLY FUN SQUEEGEE!"

by Anonymousreply 66February 5, 2024 9:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 67February 5, 2024 10:06 PM

[quote] Wonder what he originally said...

Keith confirmed the line was “queers”.

by Anonymousreply 68February 5, 2024 11:24 PM

[quote] Yeah nothing explicitly stating that he’a gay anywhere, [R63], but I believe you.

Neil Landau is an out gay man. He still teaches screenwriting.

by Anonymousreply 69February 5, 2024 11:27 PM

"There's your mouse" ::points to mouse::

by Anonymousreply 70February 7, 2024 7:24 PM

"Have you ever had a 48-hour orgasm?"

"No, I've never been to Santa Barbara!"

by Anonymousreply 71February 8, 2024 12:54 AM

[quote]Did GAW actually close any deals after that bullshit presentation at Swell's house?

"I've got seven meetings set up next week alone. They want the new GAW line!"

by Anonymousreply 72February 9, 2024 4:27 PM

R72 Ugh, I find that part hard to believe. What hospital chain wants to put a nurse into a fuchsia cocktail dress with tangerine-colored tights?

Then again, Rose hired a 17 year-old without even checking references or a photo ID, so no wonder her division is always on the ropes.

by Anonymousreply 73February 9, 2024 6:20 PM

R73 I think the prospective clients were most interested in Katrina's chef get-up.

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