A Truly Romantic Experience

A Truly Romantic Experience

We’re getting a few emails about the upcoming Dave Kelly Live on Valentine’s and people are asking, “Is this show going to be romantic?”



Not really.

Sort of.

Here’s the problem with Romantic.

Name your favourite movies experiences you’ve seen with a loved one – are any of them The Notebook? Or Titanic?

Probably not.

But what about Shawshank Redemption? Or Toy Story 3? (Amy just yelled out “The Guardian! With Kevin Costner… I feel like I could hug him.”) (“Are you kidding?” called Jessica from the edit suite, “Obviously it’s The Crow – because he comes back from the dead to avenge her love. Come on!”)

Or Team America, World Police?

Ok, maybe you’re not familiar with Team America, World Police. Here’s Wikipedia:

“Featuring a cast composed of supermarionettes, Team America focuses on a fictional team of political paramilitary policemen known as “Team America: World Police”, who attempt to save the world from a violent terrorist plot led by Kim Jong-il.”

That’s right – supermarionettes

Not romantic enough? How about the R Rating: “graphic crude and sexual humor, violent images and strong language – all involving puppets”.

You want more romance?

As the team relaxes following their victory, Gary tells Lisa about his childhood: his acting talent caused his brother to be killed by gorillas.

Death by gorilla – classic romance.

But the truth is Team America, World Police is a romantic movie for me. In the fall of 2004, after months of circling around each other, Blythe and I decided we’d give dating and go. And we thought maybe a movie would be a good start.  Team America was just out – and it seemed funny. So that’s what we saw. And we laughed. A lot. Maybe part of it was the excitement of a new relationship, but when I think of all the movies we’ve seen together, it’s still one of our favorites.

So “Romantic” is a tricky thing to call this Valentine’s episode of Dave Kelly Live. Will there be fake rain and wind, my rippled abs and a lovers kiss while the lights slowly fade to black?

I’m not sure Paul Brandt would be up for that.

But what we’ll aim for is a huge, hilarious wild night, full of great stories, amazing songs and surprisingly interesting conversations.

And maybe a car chase and a guy who gets away at the end.

Gets away with love.

(see how I did that?)

See you there.