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Super Troopers

Super Troopers

Date: Aug 14 2002


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Tanis couldn’t stop laughing about the movie Super Troopers. Miguel doesn’t believe it’s a funny movie. Listen as Tanis explains why the movie is so hilarious.


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Tanis:  Have you ever laughed so hard at a movie that you thought you might have an accident? (laughs)

Miguel:  What kind of accident?

Tanis:  You know!

Miguel:  When I was like five years old.

Tanis:  Not when you were like twenty-five?

Miguel:  Um, no. Why? Did you?

Tanis:  Yeah. (laughs)

Miguel:  For what movie?

Tanis:  Super Troopers!

Miguel:  I’ve never even heard of Super Troopers. Is it really that funny?

Tanis:  You know what, it really is. I didn’t think it would be, but it was. It was hilarious.

Miguel:  Are you talking about Austin Powers?

Tanis:  No! No, no. This is a movie about cops. It was actually about highway patrolmen and their rivalry with the city cops and it’s all about their antics and just… being a cop! They’re just a bunch of crazy guys that are, happen to be highway patrolmen.

Miguel:  Ok, that doesn’t really sound that funny at all. Can you explain, elaborate a little bit more.

Tanis:  Yeah, basically it’s kinda of like this motley crew of guys and um, and, they’ll just do stuff like um, ya know, how when a police officer pulls you over in your car for speeding or something? They’ll, when they’re going up to the car to give the person the ticket, they’ll be like, what are ya gonna do this time? They’ll make bets like, you can’t say meow ten times

or something and they’ll be like, well, what seems to be the problem meow? Stuff like that! (laughs) It sounds really stupid, but it’s funny.



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Tanis was surprised how much Super Troopers made her laugh. Do you think she convinced Miguel to go see it?
If you like comedies about cops, you should check out the Police Academy movies and Naked Gun. They are filled with slapstick humor and goofy jokes. Sometimes watching silly movies like those can really make you giggle.
What kind of comedies do you like? Which type is your favorite? Let us know on the Movie Madness board!
-See ya next week


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