Quick Cuts: HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR MOVIE POPCORN?
QUICK CUTS: Movie Popcorn
With Michael Arruda, L.L. Soares, Daniel Keohane, Paul McMahon, Mark Onspaugh, and Colleen Wanglund
MICHAEL ARRUDA: Welcome, everyone, to another edition of QUICK CUTS.
Now, we all love movies, and going to the movies is a unique experience that is certainly different from watching movies at home. One of the differences is the aroma of hot buttered popcorn as you walk through the door and enter the cinema.
Today on QUICK CUTS, we ask our panel of Cinema Knife Fighters the all-important question, How do you prefer your movie popcorn?
This is what they had to say.
MARK ONSPAUGH: Mmm – I rarely indulge, but my preference would be fresh, hot, with butter and salt…
MICHAEL ARRUDA: Sounds delicious!
MARK ONSPAUGH: But usually I just have diet soda… meh.
MICHAEL ARRUDA: Aah, the healthy choice.
L.L. SOARES:: Diet soda is healthy?
PAUL MCMAHON: I never buy it for myself. If I’m with someone who does, I’ll take it however they want it.
MICHAEL ARRUDA: Hmm, El Cheapo!
L.L. SOARES: Remind me never to go to the movies with you!
PAUL MCMAHON: That’s not what I meant. I meant I don’t indulge on my own, but if someone else gets some then—.
L.L. SOARES: Yeah, right.
PAUL MCMAHON: Personally, I’d rather have ice cream.
COLLEEN WANGLUND: I like my popcorn with extra butter.
MICHAEL ARRUDA: I’m starting to salivate.
L.L. SOARES: Someone get this guy a napkin!
MICHAEL ARRUDA: Dan, how about you?
DAN KEOHANE: Plain!!! Nothing added. My wife used to add tons of salt to it… but I’ve convinced her to try it au naturel.
MICHAEL ARRUDA: Her, or the popcorn?
DAN KEOHANE (laughing): The popcorn!
MICHAEL ARRUDA: Well, I absolutely love movie popcorn, and I definitely prefer it with butter—lots of butter—it’s how I get through the bad movies.
L.L. SOARES: For me, it actually depends on the theater. The big chains usually are overpriced, and the popcorn is often stale. So if I go there, I don’t get anything.
But a few small theaters have fresh-popped popcorn and real butter, and then I’ll get some. And I get “butter throughout,” so they layer it throughout the bag.
One theater near me even serves beer – which is always a nice treat.
MICHAEL ARRUDA: Beer? So that explains some of your reviews!
L.L. SOARES: My reviews? I think I’ve discovered what’s wrong with your reviews! You’re too busy filling your pie hole with popcorn instead of paying attention!
MICHAEL ARRUDA: I think I can handle eating popcorn and watching a movie at the same time.
Anyway, there you have it, folks, the Cinema Knife Fighters’ take on movie popcorn.
Until next time, happy eating everybody!