How Drunk Do You Have to Be to Watch Pretty Woman?

Our buddy John over at The Droid You Are Looking For brings the science on this one, with a series of infographics showing how his level of inebriation affects his willingness to watch different kinds of films.  The results are funny and very insightful. 

For instance, who knew that he’d have to be at the point of defecating in his pants before he’d watch Pretty Woman?  It’s on a highly scientific chart, so it must be true!


This is but one of the eight film genres John dissects.  Does booze make a slapstick comedy funnier? Well, to a point.  Does it enhance the enjoyment of a gripping drama?  Not so much.  Head on over to The Droid You Are Looking For to see the rest of the Inebriation vs. film genre charts – I think you’ll agree he nailed it.

And while you’re there, check out the post where he show us how some of TV and Hollywood’s best known characters would look like if they were from South Park. Some are uncanny!




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28 Comments on “How Drunk Do You Have to Be to Watch Pretty Woman?”

  1. January 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Oh, how I wish I’d used that headline instead of the one I used.

    • January 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

      See – I bring the magic, John!!

      • January 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

        hat. Magic Hat.

        Big thanks for the mentions, guys.

      • January 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

        Ooh, I NEVER bring the Magic Hat!!

    • Don
      January 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      Jim has a way of making you feel bad for everything you have ever done, and yet you still want to be around him. Like moths to a flame really.

      • January 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

        I think someone needs a hug.

        • Don
          January 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

          See what I mean, John?

  2. January 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    It’s how it works for the kid brother. Trust me on this one.

    • January 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

      Oh now I see – another “long-suffering” older brother!! I wasn’t the one holding my brother under water for fun or force-feeding him Oreos smothered in mustard. That’s big brother stuff there!

      • January 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

        Heh… nope, the other way around. As in, “I am also an expert employer of these tricks”.

        • January 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

          Wow, now I feel like an idiot, but I still like you John.

          You’re right – you’re like a Jedi!

        • Don
          January 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm #


      • Don
        January 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

        Ahh Jim, when are you going to realize that those were completely isolated incidents that I have been paying for over the rest of my life! Think if I actually gave you something to be really torn up about like I showed Mom all your Playboys, or I went to Cali with Dad and he rented a sports car for me, or perhaps Mom and Dad paid for me to go to visit our sister in France without you, or, or, or…

        You see you had a pretty wonderful life…don’t you see what a shame it would be to throw it all away over a measly little thing like $8000 dollars…Ooops accidently segwayed into “Its a Wonderful Life.”

        • January 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

          It’s always the guys with the beards that whine the most…

        • Don
          January 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

          Quick Poll….How many guys that frequent this site have facial hair and now hate Jim?

        • January 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

          They don’t hate me for it, it’s part of the magic!

        • Don
          January 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

          It’s like Mom always used to say…Someday you will wise off to the wrong guy…then you’ll be sorry.

        • January 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

          I’m much more careful now. After all, I live in New Jersey, which means I might wise off to a Wise Guy!

      • January 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

        Full beard.

        What sort of self-respecting beer lover lives north of the Mason Dixon line and doesn’t have a beard, at least in the winter time?

  3. Matt
    January 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Unfortunately I’m up for a Rom Com in my back and forth movie selection with my wife. Last time I chose Inception. In the last couple weeks we have watched Caddyshack, I saw Tron without her, and then Inception. I’m due for Matthew McCaughnawhatever or Sandra Bullock any day now. Thanks to your post I will now treat it as a scientific experiment. I will drink one beer every 10-15 minutes and see how long it takes to start enjoying the movie or pass out. Both are acceptable outcomes.

    • January 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

      Hmm…. mayhap a whole other infographic series needs to be created. “Movies I’ll Watch With Women But Not By Myself”.

      • January 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

        Movies I watch Without My Wife would be more telling, no?

      • January 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

        I think that one would be a pie chart that’d look like Pac Man; Pac Man’s body would = porn, presumably.

        • January 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

          In my case it would be when his mouth is closed….

      • January 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

        I’d like to suggest an infographic: How Drunk Do I Have To Be To Watch Transformers

        Put me at 32 oz of IPA and I start shouting at the screen “That’s Tad Hamilton. TAD HAMILTON!!!”

        • January 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm #


    • January 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm #


      I like the fact that you’re willing to do field work, Matt. Science never sleeps!


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