Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

The Robert Osborne drinking game


Recommended Posts

Here's how we play it in my neighborhood.


Every time Mr. Osborne mentions the words "Oscar" or "Academy Award," you have to take a drink. Every time he makes a condescending remark about Universal or Columbia (they're allegedly "less prestigious" than MGM), you have to take a drink.


If we start watching at 8 p.m. eastern, we're usually sloshed by the start of the third film (around midnight).

Link to comment
Share on other sites



So, what are your rules when Robert Osborne shrugs his shoulders, raises his hands (a sign of bemused resignation) and Mr. Osborne says something like, "...that's Hollywood", "...that's show business", "...that's the story", etcetera.


I'll tell you what I do...I put down my scotch and see what's available in my stash.


Oh, I'm not serious about "my stash". These days, I get high from the fumes off my digital video recorder...



Link to comment
Share on other sites

[nobr]//The Robert Osborne drinking game//[/nobr]


I like it.


TCM should box it and market it like Scene It.


Alternative cues from Mr. O might include when he:

*lightly grabs at his pinky

*says "commercial success"

*says "when watching this film"

*says "TCM website"

*is holding the TCM mug





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Let's not forget when he holds up and advertises DVDs for Warner Home Video. Surely, that deserves a draining of the glass.>>


We raise our glasses and make a toast to those guys at Warner Home Video, the top of the pyramid in Home Entertainment.


Here's to George Feltenstein and his remarkable crew!



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Drink when Robert uses a florid adjective such as "wonderful," "fabulous," "fascinating," or "compelling."


Two drinks when Robert says, "It doesn't get any better than that," "You can't do better than that," or some variation.


Drink whole glass when Robert cleverly incorporates the title of the film in his description of the plot (e.g., "And then Rhett Butler was 'Gone With the Wind,' ...") or of the star (e.g., "Barbara Stanwyck was a true 'Ball of Fire' ...").

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

© 2022 Turner Classic Movies Inc. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
  • Create New...