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"Louie Louie" is an American rhythm and blues song written and composed by Richard Berry in . "Louie Louie" did reach number one on the Cashbox pop chart for two weeks, as well When Jack Ely died on April 28, , his son reported that " my father would say, 'We were initially just going to record the song as an. Film locations for Meet The Parents (), in New York. restaurant is Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, Main Street, Port Washington, on Manhasset Bay. Greg Focker flies to New York to meet his girlfriend's parents and plans to propose. Address: Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, NY Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace Location: Louie's Surf & Turf Restaurant.
You can picture agents slowly going nuts as they desperately struggle to pin something, anything, dirty on the lyrics, regardless of whether or not that something makes any sense or actually features in the lyric. Another, more creative still, seems to have actually invented a perversion to fit the garbled vocals: The Kingsmen were exponents of frat rock, garage rock's politer, collegiate older brother.
The reason Jack Ely's vocal was so incomprehensible was not out of a desire to insolently sneer and slur his words, but because he'd recently been fitted with braces: They were devoid of the Stones-influenced surliness that characterized later garage bands: In fact, the bureau's persistence says less about the Kingsmen than the era in which it took place.
I Want To Hold Your Hand began its seven-week run at No 1 on 7 February, their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show — watched by 73 million people and considered a seismic event in US pop culture — came two days later. These days, we tend to think of the moptop-era Beatles as uncomplicated, unthreatening and universally adored, but to a certain kind of reactionary mind, the Beatles were anything but uncomplicated and unthreatening.
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Their very appearance marked them out as unfathomably strange and alien in one extreme version of this response, far-right British politician John Tyndall, described the Beatles in as "effeminate oddities … looking for all the world like the members of some primitive African tribe", before accusing them of ushering an era of "weirdness in the male type".
Furthermore, after several years in which rock'n'roll appeared to have been entirely denuded of its provocative power — its initial rawness streamlined and diluted with parent-friendly intimations of pre-rock pop by Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell et al — you only had to look at the reaction the Beatles were getting to know that rock'n'roll was suddenly an incredibly potent force once more.
Perhaps the Kingsmen's Louie Louie got caught up in a weird, reactionary undercurrent of confusion and fear, a minor moral panic sparked by the Beatles' arrival that would only grow over the ensuing years, as rock music increasingly started to resemble the revolutionary force its opponents thought it had been from the start.
If that's true, then it's faintly ironic, given that the Kingsmen's brand of good-time frat rock was rendered obsolete by the opening chords of I Want To Hold Your Hand. You only have to look at the list of artists who covered the song in the 70s and 80s to realise its popularity must be at least partially to do with the controversy and the FBI's investigation, which lent the track a hint of danger, an aura of rebelliousness that its makers never intended it to have: Matthew Welsh, the man who in effect started the controversy, died in When Dave Marsh tracked him down a few years before his death, he found him "frustrated that Louie Louie is all he's remembered for", as indeed you might had you ushered in a series of important civil rights bills but people kept talking about the fact you got the lyrics of a pop song wrong.
Upon receiving retribution from both his wife and Pam, Jack realizes that Pam truly loves Greg.
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Jack rushes to the airport, convinces airport security to release Greg and brings him back to the Byrnes household. Greg proposes to Pam. She accepts, and her parents agree that they should now meet Greg's parents. After Debbie's wedding, Jack views footage of Greg recorded by hidden cameras that he had placed strategically around their house.
As Jack watches Greg and hears what Greg has to say, Jack gets furious at Greg for the insults towards Jack and his son Deny, who Jack believes is still innocent with the drugs. Jack then turns the TV off with hostility dreading the fact that Greg is going to be his future son-in-law. Meet the Fockers [ edit ] Main article: But rather than going to the airport as planned, Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV.
Once they arrive, they are greeted by Greg's eccentric but fun-loving and amiable father, Bernie Hoffmanand mother, Roz Streisandwho is a sex therapist for elder couples. Worried that Jack may be put off by the Fockers' lifestyle, Greg convinces Roz to pretend that she is a yoga instructor for the weekend.
Though Jack and Bernie get off to a good start, small cracks begin to form between Jack and the Fockers, due to their contrasting personalities. Things are made worse when a chase between the Fockers' dog, Moses, and the Byrnes' cat, Jinx, culminates with Jinx flushing Moses down the RV's toilet, forcing Bernie to destroy it to save Moses, and later on when Bernie accidentally injures Jack's back during a game of football.
Pam, meanwhile, informs Greg that she is pregnant, but the two decide to keep it a secret from Jack, who does not know they are having sex.
Jack, however, becomes suspicious of Greg's character again when they are introduced to the Focker's housekeeper, Isabel Villalobos Alanna Ubachwith whom Bernie reveals Greg had a sexual affair fifteen years before.
Jack later takes the RV to Isabel's fifteen-year-old son, Jorge Ray Santiagoto fix the toilet, but is disturbed by Jorge's striking resemblance to Greg and begins to suspect he may be Greg's son with Isabel. Growing envious of Bernie and Roz's active sex life, Dina consults Roz on sex tips in order to seduce Jack, but none of them work.
Things eventually come to a crunch when Greg is left alone to babysit Little Jack, whom Jack has been raising via the Ferber method. Despite Jack's instructions to leave Little Jack to self-soothe, Greg cannot bear to listen to Little Jack's cries and tends to the boy to cheer him up, turning the television on to Sesame Streetacting funny and inadvertently teaching Little Jack to say "asshole". A brief phone call from Roz is long enough for Little Jack to wander out of his pen after Jinx opens it by accidentput on Scarface and glue his hands to a rum bottle.
After a furious argument with the Fockers and his own family though amends are quickly madeJack reverts to his old ways and sends Greg and Jorge's hair samples for a DNA test, while inviting Jorge to the Focker's planned engagement party in hopes of getting Greg to admit he is Jorge's father. At the engagement party, Jack introduces Greg to Jorge, and later when Greg refuses to admit Jorge is his son, Jack injects him with a truth serum to make him talk.
On stage, Greg blurts out that Pam is pregnant and that Jorge is indeed his son in a comically Darth Vader -esque manner before finally passing out. When the others realize Jack's actions the next day, another argument ensues and Dina admits that they all knew Pam was pregnant and deliberately did not tell him.
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Shocked and hurt by this, Jack leaves with his grandson. Bernie and Greg give pursuit, but are tasered and arrested by a corrupt deputy sheriff, LeFlore Tim Blake Nelsonfor speeding. Jack returns to defend them after being informed Greg is not Jorge's father his real father turns out to be a baseball player who also resembles Gregbut the overzealous LeFlore tasers and arrests him as well. In their cell, Greg, Jack and Bernie make up and are released by the local judge, Ira Shelley Bermanwho is a student of Roz and close friend of the Focker family.
During the credits, Jack watches hidden baby-cam footage of the Fockers giving attention to Little Jack over Jack's previous objections: Roz gives Little Jack chocolate, Bernie advises him to use his crying to disagree with everything Jack says, and Greg pretends to drunkenly tell Little Jack to keep it a secret that he left to smoke pot, not answer the phone, when he left Little Jack unattended which resulted in Jack gluing his hands to a rum bottle and that Pam is not really pregnant and only said it so that Jack would let them get married.
Greg then pretends to only just discover the camera but then after making mocking gestures at it, you realize that Greg knew about it all along and none of the things he said before were true. Little Fockers [ edit ] Main article: Little Fockers Gaylord "Greg" Focker Stiller is preparing to celebrate his twins' fifth birthday party. Recently, Jack has been diagnosed with a heart condition and become embittered by his daughter Debbie's divorce from her husband, Bob whose marriage was the social event in Meet the Parents and how Jack was introduced to Gregfor cheating on her with a nurse.
Jack's plan was originally to name Bob as his successor of the Byrnes family, but decides to pass the role to Greg, naming him "The Godfocker". Despite Greg begrudgingly accepting the role, Jack begins to suspect Greg of infidelity when he sees him with a drug rep, Andi Garcia Albawho openly flirts with him, and the presence of Sustengo erection pills in Greg's house, which prompts Jack to think Greg is no longer sexually attracted to his wife, Pam Polo.
Furthermore, Jack starts to doubt Greg's ability to provide for his family when he appears reluctant to send his children to a private school. During a medical conference promoting Sustengo, Greg meets Bob at a bar.