Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Yes! Did you watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) all the time when you were a kid? Because I sure did.

I still haven't read the book. I have a lovely vintage copy illustrated by John Burningham, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I hear that it's a lot different than the movie (the movie's screenplay was written by Roald Dahl).

So many wondrous names in this movie - Caractacus Potts, Baron Bomburst, Truly Scrumptious, Vulgaria.
OK, so when I was little I never really put together that good ol' Grandpa was getting all dressed up and then going off to his outhouse. Then I got older and thought it was hilarious. And then I just watched the movie and noticed that there isn't actually a toilet in the little hut and I second guessed myself: "Wait - is that not supposed to be a bathroom?"

Maybe they couldn't show a toilet for ratings purposes? I don't know when it became okay to show toilet shots in film.
 I always wanted one of these machines.
If I were in a roller derby league I'd want my name to be some takeoff of Truly Scrumptious. I don't really know how I could finagle that, but..... in theory.
Dream role.
I used to semi-fantasize about performing this song with a boyfriend somewhere. Where would we perform this? Who the hell knows. I get married someday - "Honey? Can we perform Chu Chi Face at the reception? No? But why not! It would NOT be weird!" It would be.
See all the previous movie posts here.