I'm just so pleased that my little son loves old classic films. Maybe I am a good influence after all? He thinks this scene from the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup is just hilarious. He's been watching it over and over this week.
I've heard parents say, "Oh my child won't watch old B/W films. We just don't bother." I guess I look at it differently. When we watch an old film, it's an opportunity to step into history and get a feel for the time period in which something is made. Sometimes we have very deep discussions about social change or what might have been going on historically to influence the storyline, like in the case of the Marx Brothers with their origins in Vaudeville. It's possible, even with an almost 5 year old!
And it's fun to break out the popcorn and have a few belly laughs while we are at it. I'm looking forward to the day when we attempt to recreate this mirror gag ourselves.