The Sandlot is one of those movies I only vaguely remember from my younger days that I am consistently surprised to discover has nowadays taken on semi-legendary status in pop culture. I call this phenomenon Saved By the Bell Syndrome. That weird disconnected feeling you get when you realize other people truly – and totally unironically it seems – adore something that to you is not even worthy of remembering much less revering.
Christian Ponder and his lovely wife Samantha are obviously big fans of The Sandlot, so big that they dressed up as characters from that movie for Halloween. Christian is the dorky kid Squints and Sam is the object of his raging pubescent lust, the nubile lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn. For those who aren’t familiar with these apparently now-iconic characters, here’s a video to give you a feel for the whole thing.
I said before this was a Halloween thing for Sam and Christian, but actually I’m not entirely sure. This could just be normal Friday night stuff for them. Keeping things interesting in the bedroom and all that. These two will make some wonderful Cialis commercials one day.