Thursday, January 22, 2009

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West


Scott's Tip Of The Day: Fievel Mousekewitz immigrated to America in the film An American Tale. It was a heartwarming story about Eastern European Jewish immigrants who came to New York City for a better life. Who can bash this movie? Well, yeah, I mean, besides the Nation of Islam, the KKK and neo-nazis. You're right, nobody!

Five years later, Universal Pictures released the sequel, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Fievel travells to the wild west to presumably become a cowboy. Really Fievel? A cowboy? Since I am a Jew, I am going to lay this out straight for you. Lets not mince words here. There were no Jews in the wild west. Billy the Kid. Wild Bill Hickok. These are the heroes of the wild west. There was no Wild Rabbi Steinberg. Or Moishe the Mench. Not once did I ever see a Hassidic Jew in a Sergio Leone film. Jews don't like manual labor. I mean yeah they built the pyramids but they wouldn't have done that if they werent enslaved. (All things considered, they did a pretty good job too). Do you really think Fievel wants to rope cattle and work the land? Do you think his Jewish mom would have let him do that? No! She would have dragged Fievel to medical school. "Vy don't you become a surgeon like your uncle Shmouel! Uch, you are breaking my heart. Ay gevault!" You think Fievel could withstand that kind of Jewish guilt? No way!

In conclusion, I don't take issue with a Jewish talking mouse that wants to immigrate to America for a better life. I mean, you have to figure that happens all the time. I have a big problem though, with a story about a Jew who wants to take a job that involves manual labor. That's completely unrealistic. I strongly urge you to not watch this film. You would be better off watching Yentl instead.

11 comments:

Femin Susan said...

Hi....
Good story.. the picture is also very good..

mine, by magpie said...

ahahhahaha- omg- thank you for the morning giggles. you were right, i dig ya! putting you on the roll!

agloriousstew said...

This is just too good Scott. I wanted to respond with something funny but since you already dominate the market there, I will just leave you with these thoughts:
1. There are no cats in America. Take that to heart.
2. I am a Jew but I want to go into farming. I think Jews are ok with their offspring doing manual labor, as long as it is romantic in notion and associated with intellectual ideals such as saving the world one kibutz at a time.

Ceci said...

Oh come now! Those wild west folk needed SOMEONE to handle their money!

Once Fievel grows out of his childish cowboy stage, he'll see the opportunity!

VE said...

Damn, I hate that your stuff is indeed original and it's something different each time. I was hoping for yet another "I can't think of anything interesting today so here's a picture of my booger" post...

Nice job! ;)

rusty said...

I loved that movie! Feivel is adorable, I want to snuggle him and play with his ears!

The Self-Deprechaun said...

Feivel is Jewish? And a psychotic, murderous Jew at that. Pretty wicked awesome pic.

I'll try to link you.

Lord Likely said...

Mr. Scott, sir, many thanks for stopping by my incredible web-log with your sickening brown-nosing and pleading for a link-swap.

Naturally, I have added you post-haste! I am all for a bit of brown nosing, you know.

Good show, sir!

Juggle Jane said...

You owe me a new keyboard - this post made me spit coffee all over mine.

"Not once did I ever see a Hassidic Jew in a Sergio Leone film."

I'm going to be giggling about that for the rest of the day.

t kat said...

AWESOME!!! that is all . . .

Hector Lopez said...

Fieval goes west is a great movie i don't care what you say i love that movie and fieval