I’ll just be upfront with it. I don’t like Chick Flicks. Or, as the fans of that genre prefer to call them, “Rom-Coms” or Romantic Comedies. I don’t like them and I don’t watch them. My lovely better half has been on my ass to watch AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (not a Comedy, but definitely a Chick Flick) for years, but I remain strong. Thus FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL is not a film I would ever have cared to see. I liked Jason Segel, that film’s star and writer, in the Muppets movie, but I’ve never seen his sitcom HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. (I don’t watch Rom-Com sitcoms, either.) But I became a Segel mark, and I watched his silly movie, because of its inclusion of the Dracula puppet thing.
I’ll assume you are all at least familiar with FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, so no need to revisit it. I didn’t know, however, that the Dracula musical puppet review was not actually written for the movie, but preceded it. Segel admits that he concocted the idea during a pot-infused haze of creative dearth, but then realized, upon advice from friend Judd Apatow, that such a show wouldn’t sell. He’s probably right. That being said, though, I am FAR more likely to go see a Dracula musical puppet show than I am to watch AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN.