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Handsome Carver at the Movies

By March 2, 2016Fun facts

Handsome Carver has always been a fan of movies, ever since the first “moving pictures” became popular in the early 20th century.  After watching the Academy Awards this past Sunday, Handsome Carver has been reminiscing about his own involvement in the history of cinema.  Unfortunately, Handsome Carver refuses to visit any movie productions, due to the chaos his presence has caused in the past.


Hitchcock pleading with Perkins to say the correct line

In 1960, Handsome Carver stopped by the set of Psycho to visit his good friend Alfred Hitchcock.  He brought enough peanut butter for the entire cast and crew.  Anthony Perkins, the actor who portrayed Norman Bates, was several minutes late, and by the time he arrived Hitchcock had finished nearly all of the peanut butter.  In protest, Perkins refused to say the line “A boy’s best friend is his mother,” instead repeatedly changing it to “a boy’s best friend is his peanut butter.”  Production was delayed a day until Handsome Carver could return with more peanut butter.

In 1974, Al Pacino invited Handsome Carver to the set of the Godfather Part II.  The day before Handsome Carver’s arrival, Pacino mistakenly repeated the line “Keep your friends close but your peanut butter closer.” Production once again had to be delayed a day until Pacino could concentrate on something other than peanut butter.


A crew member teasing Anthony Hopkins with peanut butter

Handsome Carver tried one more time to visit a set in 1991 when Sir Anthony Hopkins requested Handsome Carverprovide the catering for the movie.  The idea was scrapped when on the first day, Hopkins continually changed his line to “I ate his liver with peanut butter and a nice jar of peanut butter.”  Hopkins nearly refused to wear the famous mask due to the fact he wouldn’t be able to eat any of Handsome Carver’s peanut butter.  A compromise was reached and the inside of the mask was coated with peanut butter.


Today, Handsome Carver’s policy is to never send peanut butter to movie sets–only to the homes of actors and directors.