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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

February 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Time to revisit ‘Best in Show’

Though I’m not much of a dog person, last night found me spending a little time in front of the TV watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — with my cat in my lap. (She was unimpressed.) I learned that dachshunds come in three flavors (longhaired, smooth, wirehaired), and that an “honest dog” means a dog whose shape you can see without it being obscured by fur, not a dog who won’t lie to you. And I was reminded, yet again, that Christopher Guest’s “Best in Show” is pretty great — and isn’t too far from its target. Here’s Guest as Harlan Pepper, owner of Hubert the bloodhound. (I saw a bloodhound being shown last night, and couldn’t get Guest’s pronunciation of “bloooodhound doggy” out of my head.)

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