When the Smaller Fry plays Wii (generally, a LEGO game, or something from the Sports Resort suite), he provides running commentary. Highly amusing running commentary.
Here's an example:
"Okay, people, LET'S DO THIS THING. I'm ready. Are you ready? Because. I. AM. READY."
"BOOM. Did you see that? Yeah, that. JUST. HAPPENED."
[Okay, I already confessed to letting the kids see "Talladega Nights." We fast-forward through the bad parts, promise.]
"You so are going down. Do you hear me? YOU'RE. GOING. DOWN. You want a piece of me? Can't have one. BOOYAH! How 'bout them apples?"
[And then we get to my favorite.]
"YIPPIE KAI YAY, MAMACITA!"
Okay, now, calm yourselves, people. This is NOT a "Die Hard" reference. It is one of Alvin's lines from "Alvin and the Chipmunks." A line that, no doubt, is an homage to "Die Hard," but the important thing is that PARKER IS REPEATING WHAT A CHIPMUNK SAID, WITH ZERO FRAME OF REFERENCE AS TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Except that he likes to insert a dramatic pause between the "yay" and the "Mamacita," which means that visitors who are unfamiliar with Alvin hear the first three words and brace themselves for the F bomb that never comes.
It's quite amazing, really - the way that he absorbs pieces of pop culture like a little sponge and then plugs them into their proper context. It is this talent, among other things, that makes me wonder if we don't have a future thespian on our hands.
And, if he doesn't go into the theater, clearly he has the enthusiasm to prep the crowd at a Conan taping or sporting event . . . .