Robert Doback: I would like to thank all of you for being with us on this fantastic, wonderful day. And I’d like to raise my glass. Dale and I wanna welcome you to our home with open arms.
Dale Doback: Actually, dad, I’d like to make a toast. If I could have everyone’s attention. I’d like to make a toast to the late, great Lydia Doback! My mom. My real mom. Not that lady. My real mom. She couldn’t be here because in 1974 she died. She loved hot air balloons and as you all know propane gas is invisible. Well, my mom didn’t know that and she caught herself on fire and she got burned real bad. Anyway, to the late great Lydia Doback. It is a lesson to everyone here who is married: if your spouse dies, don’t worry, you’re gonna be okay cause you can just replace ‘em. Hats off! I have to go to the bathroom.
Brennan Huff: I wanna make a toast if he’s gonna make a toast. I’m Brennan Huff. I’m Nancy’s son. I’d appreciate it if you would not look at me while I give my toast. So if you could look down your plates, please, and I’ll wait for as long as it takes for everyone to look down at their plates. Just listen to what I have to say. Today will be officially known in my world as “Black Sunday.” And not because you guys are getting married but because someone who was huge in my life, Alan Michael Huff, my father, is not here. He’s not here because we don’t know where he is. Fifteen years ago my dad had the world on the tip of his fingers. A very successful banker and then people started bringing up stupid allegations, and they found a bag of cocaine in his trunk, and he waved a gun at the airport, and then we haven’t heard from him. But I think he’s coming here today and point out the fact that this is a fucking shit storm! The food sucks, the flowers look like hell, I threw up in the bathroom… Also, I wanna make a toast to Al Davis, the owner of the Raiders whose long, living motto of commitment to excellence has always been something that I have wondered if I could ever achieve. And I don’t think that this union is gonna come even close to it. This is a commitment to idiocy. Have a great rest of the day.
— Step Brothers (2008), screenplay by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay, story by Will Ferrell &
Adam McKay & John C. Reilly
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is wedding toasts, suggested by Shaula Evans. Today’s suggestion by Teddy Pasternak.
Trivia: The fake testicles that Will Ferrell used were worth around $20,000 and presented to him as a wrap present.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from Teddy: “I believe this is the first time we get to hear the real reason for Dale and Brennan’s resistance to their parents’ marriage. So, wedding toasts as backstory and exposition.”