After a late night followed by a little extra sleep this morning, I sit here enjoying my fourth cup of coffee as I think about just how under-appreciated the drive-in theater really is. As my mind wanders even further, I recall some of my favorite drive-in moments...
...on TV and in movies.
Saved By the Bell - Driver's Education
Slater is about the get his driver's license and Zack can't help but think that he's lost Kelly for sure.
Full House - Five's a Crowd
With D.J. at the drive-in with a guy who has one thing on his mind, the guys head out to twart his plans.
ALF - Stop in the Name of Love
ALF shows up in the back seat when Lynn goes on a date with a guy who looks a little like Danny Wood from the New Kids on the Block.
Cheers - The Last Picture Show
Cliff, Norm, and Woody take in a movie as the local drive-in plans to close for good. Frazier stows away in the trunk.
Married...With Children - No Chicken, No Check
Bud and Kelly combine their funds and buy a car together before sharing it on a tense double-date at the drive-in.
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Pee-Wee proudly watches the feature film about his Adventures with those who helped inspire the story. Paging Mr. Herman...
One Crazy Summer
Hoops goes on a nervous date with Cookie while Teddy has vang shoo class.
All of this and more ran through my head last night as we all huddled under a blanket and watched the movie.
A late night. Some tired kids (and parents). A stomach ache compliments of too much junk food.
All completely worth it.
The Summer of Tim continues...