Fun and Games
* * * * * * *
Safely light pumpkins
2002 Cucurbita Oscars
The Oscar nominations are now in. Take a look at this year's candidates.
Send in your vote for Best Picture. Vote
Do you Know? Just what does "OSCARS" stand for?
Orange, Shiny Cucurbitas Are Really
Atlantis, The Lost Pumpkin Patch An inexperienced young pumpkin grower
becomes the key to unraveling an ancient fertilizer formula when he joins
a group of growers to find the legendary lost pumpkin patch of Atlantis.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Pumpkin- This movie made Pumpkin
Milkshakes famous. Any movie that promotes pumpkins gets my vote.
Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones is a woman who fights a daily
battle of adding weight to her pumpkin, her career and her lackluster love
life. (The latter two are readily understandable as Bridget as fanatic pumpkin
growers like have no other life.)
Don't Say a Word With the weigh-offs but a few days away, pumpkin
grower Hugo Growem goes silent, in fear that a single word of hope or optimism
may doom his fruit before it gets to the weighoff. (Don't you know the
Moulin Orange Satine is a dazzling star of a popular French nightclub
that cater's to society's avid pumpkin growers. She unwittingly draws Christian,
a struggling young pumpkin grower into her seduction spell.
Best Action Drama:
Thirteen Days For thirteen days in October, 1962, the pumpkin world
stood on the brink. The scales were broken at the Giant Pumpkin Weighoff.
The Fast and the Furious Jack O'Lantern is a cop who infiltrates gangs
of pumpkin growers in order to investigate a series of big pumpkin hijackings.
Cinderella II Dreams Come True This time when Cinderella arrives at
the weighoff in a pumpkin, which is the world record.
Snatch Franky Four Fingers, thief and courier, arrives in London to
deliver special pumpkin seeds to the boss.
Best Comedy Film:
Big Fat Liar Fishermen have their tales about the big one that "got
away". So too do pumpkin growers, especially those who grow giant pumpkins.
How many time in this movie do you hear them say, I had a world record pumpkin
on the vine but..... Now, who 'ya gonna believe!?!
What's The Worst Thing That Could Happen? Caught trying to rob a pumpkin
patch, Goliath leaves empty handed when the gardener, ruthless billionaire
Big Kahuna returns. Big will stop at nothing to break the world record. Goliath
is committed to getting a piece of the genetic strain.
Two Can Play That Game Follow the mischief and antics of two neighbors
as they envy the pumpkins in each other's garden. The movie lends credence
to the old saying "A pumpkin is always oranger on the other side of the patch".
Crocodile Pumpkee in Los Angeles
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Pumpkin Growers and Orphans: A True Drama a giant pumpkin growers
abandons his children in pursuit of the world record.......makes sense.
Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind" In this movie, Crowe uses his brilliant
intelligence to conjure up the perfect fertilizer formula to grow huge pumpkins.
This is certainly something to crow about.
Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Nicole Kidman in Moulin Orange- Didn't you just love them pumpkins in this
Renee Zellweger in "Bridget Jone's Pumpkin Diary" We like the way she
painstakingly recorded her success.
Best Horror Flick:
Crouching Beetle, Hidden Squash Bug Two pumpkin growers are faced
with their greatest challenge when the secret orange insecticide is stolen
just before planting time. This could be the horror story to beat all horror
Orange Planet A group of astronauts, charged with saving a dying Earth,
makes the first expedition to Mars, hoping to grow pumpkins on it. But a
massive solar flare cripples the Mars space carrier and isolates the crew
in a barren wasteland without enough water or fertilizer. (at least they
won't need the bug spray!)
Final Fantasy: The Seeds Within In the year 2065, a meteor crashes
into Earth, unleashing millions of seeds around the planet. A planet covered
with pumpkin vines is a nightmare scenario, even to the most fanatic pumpkin
Best Comedy Film:
Evolution This comedy follows the chaos that ensues when a giant meteor
carrying alien green pumpkins hits the Earth, giving a new meaning to the
term "Survival of the fittest". There are only four growers standing between
alien green pumpkins and world domination at the weighoffs.
Best Animated Feature Film:
Monsters, Inc. A company runs amok, producing huge green squash, errr
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Lucille Ball- Loved by all, Lucille Ball was perhaps one of the most
well known actresses of her time. While she was best known for her TV role
in I Love Lucy, she was also a serious movie actress, appearing in
dozens of movies in here early acting years. For her love of pumpkins, Lucy
would have dyed her red head orange if she could .
Among her favorite quotes was this gem:
Here are but a few of her most notable works:
Thousands Cheer (1943) Lucy's role was only a cameo appearance with a giant
Look Who's Laughing (1941) When you bring in the biggest pumpkin, everyone
else is envious.
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) Lucy played the wife of a pumpkin grower
who forsaked family in pursuit of his hobby
Having Wonderful Time (1938) A couple leaves the big city and starts a pumpkin
Hitting a New High (1937) The highs and lows of a pumpkin grower in the mid
Farmer in the Dell, The (1936) Honest to goodness, she played in this movie!
I Dream Too Much (1935)- All pumpkin growers Do.
Perfectly Mismated (1934) A horror flick set during pollination time in the
Bottoms Up (1934) This documentary explores how a pumpkin should lie in the
For Prior Years winners, see
Halloween decorations, skulls, lights, much more.
Jello Molds - They're the rage at Halloween parties. Candy and pretzel
Buy me Now!
Make your Halloween party a Spooktacular success. Halloween party
supplies, carving "stuff", lighting, and all kinds of indoor and outdoor
Halloween decorations. Shop the net's best Halloween Superstore......
TGN"s Pumpkin Nook!
Shop Us for:
Carving Kits & Supplies
Gory, Scary Props
Seeds - 500 Varieties
Trees, Shrubs, Vines
Yard & Deck: