I keep getting requests for more features on bizarre cult followings I find for early '90s family comedies (not true), so let me share with you something I discovered yesterday. While searching YouTube for a clip of the baby-rampaging-in-Vegas Honey, I Blew Up the Kids scene, I noticed an alarming trend. It would seem, judging by the selection of videos available, some of the people who so dearly love the poorly-received sequel to Disney's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids might be loving it for reasons other than Rick Moranis's comic delivery. As in reasons that will make you really uncomfortable ever showing the film to your kids.
Remember the giantess in Honey, I Blew up the Kid? No, of course not. Most people who saw mother Diane Szalinski heroically enlarged to save her toddler never thought, "Hey, a lady giant! You know, a giantess! Finally!" The guy who uploaded this did, though, and he's thrilled about it. From the jittering of the camera recording his television to the urgency of his misspelling of "Honey", every part of this video oozes with excitement of a new giantess media discovery. And he's not alone. Other users seem to agree with his evaluation, noting, "This scene is amazing, and sexy," and, "1.02 shot ftw" (referring to when the camera momentarily nears the giantess's chest).
Though this is user dingbing286's sole video at the moment, he already has four subscribers eagerly awaiting his next giantess catch.
Everyone had that time in their adolescence when they were constantly rewinding their Honey, I Blew up the Kid tape, fearful their parents would arrive home to find them eagerly re-watching the scene where the babysitter's eyes briefly meet before she faints, and this YouTube user is no different. Unless you didn't do that, in which case this is really weird.
Any hopes this could simply be a case of a Keri Russell fan impressed by the Felicity star's portrayal of syncope go out the window once you notice that the user, crossyoureyes--as you'd expect from the name--also has several other videos on the subject. Who knew eye-crossing could be so appealing? The Daktari series just got gross.
(Warning: in this case, the term "remake" is used very liberally.)
OK, maybe that one isn't a fetish video, but what is it then? Honestly, what is that? Humor? Art? Madness? I don't have a clue.
Anyway, that's all there is. But that's weird enough for a movie you haven't thought about in 15 years, right?