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The Sacrificial Ferret

August 7th, 2009 · 9 Comments


Whatever you may be drinking this weekend, please plan on pouring a little out for the heroic ferret in this classic The Beastmaster clip. We have no idea why Marc Singer’s character, supposedly a Dr. Doolittle-like friend to the animals, doesn’t try and help his rodent savior. But that’s just one of the many eternal mysteries we regularly leave unsolved here on Bad Movie Friday.

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  • Lennox

    What a jerk!

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    Yeah, I’m not sure why the animals continued to obey his commands after this incident. I mean, at least make some semblance of an effort, right? But dude would rather catch his breath than save his rescuer from a grizzly demise.

  • Lennox

    No kidding… and it’s not like he was so busy climbing out that he didn’t see his little ‘friend’ drowning. He even turns to watch the final moments of the brave little ferret…

    I swear, it’s always the grunts that get it…

  • Lennox

    Btw, BKNY is nice today!

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    Yeah, Harlem’s beautiful, too. Alas, I’m stuck inside the library, revising a screenplay. I’m gonna end this summer just as pasty as when I started…

  • eraserhead

    My wife swears that, just after the end of your excerpt, Singer gets up and reaches into the quicksand to pull the little weasel out. No way to verify that, but sounds right, especially considering how the camera lingers on the drowning rat.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    Only one way to settle this–The Beastmaster has been added to my Netflix “Watch Instantly” queue, and I’ll give it a look shortly.

    Don’t say I never suffered for this blog…

  • Janet

    I’m embarrassed to admit I remember this but I’m sure he saves the ferret.

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