Yesterday, I paid a visit to my dentist. No, my dentist isn't Christopher Lee, but I liked this photo too much not to include it. I also loved this view from inside a mouth! This photo is of Christopher Lee in his role as Willy Wonka's strict dentist father in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (The 2005 version)
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I had a pleasant time at my dental appointment. I had a cool dental hygienist who used chocolate cookie dough flavored paste on my teeth (or whatever it is they use) and she even let me choose a radio station for the office to listen to! I felt like I was hanging out with a friend, a friend who was digging around in my mouth anyway...
After the hygenist was done cleaning my teeth, the dentist came in for his customary two awkward seconds with me. My dentist (for reasons I don't understand) puts on glasses with multiple lenses and lights to inspect my teeth. Either he has severe sight problems or is going for a Steampunk look. His glasses seriously resemble the goggles that Johnny Depp wore in "Sleepy Hollow." I can't bear to make eye contact with him while he is wearing these. If I did, I know I'd start laughing! Sadly, any comparisons between my dentist and Johnny Depp end with the glasses.
A little awkwardness with my goggle-eyed dentist is nothing compared to having to deal with the Dentist played by Steve Martin in "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986)
There was also a (terrible) version of "Little Shop of Horrors" made in 1960. Jack Nicholson was pretty much the only entertaining part of this for me. Here he is playing the role of the masochist:
Haha, and I thought I had a fun time at the dentist! :) I'm not sure how old Jack Nicholson was in this movie, but I think he was a teenager. I ran across a cute Jack Nicholson quote. When looking back on the reaction at the screening for this movie, he said...
The audience laughed so hard I could barely hear the dialogue. I didn't quite register it right. It was as if I had forgotten it was a comedy since the shoot. I got all embarrassed because I'd never really had such a positive response before.
I had the same response to his performance as the audience at that screening, although almost every Jack Nicholson performance makes me laugh!