9 Pool Party Scenes From TV & Film That Will Motivate You to Get Wet This Summer
Memorial day means hot dogs, American flags, watermelon, no work, building sandcastles, a shit ton of alcohol, and floppy hats, but it also means pool parties. Now, if you're like me, then that's probably some of the worst news you could ever hear. I love hanging out with friends at the beach, but for some reason, the inclosed space of a pool party makes me want to take a couple shots of tequila and claim a spot next to a bowl of soon-to-be soggy chips. There's just too much pressure to have fun at a pool party, which leads to expectations, which then leads to disappointment. (I swear I'm an optimist!).
BUT, thanks to some of my favorite TV shows and films, I now know how to up my pool game, which will obviously result in a successful pool party. Because, guys, how you enter a pool says everything about you. It doesn't matter where you went to school, what state you were raised in, or how you bring home the dough — it's all about the pool action. Are you a graceful diver? A toe-dipper? A cannonballer? Or are you one of those people on a reclining chair saying, "Ugh, don't get my hair wet"?
Check out some of these fool-proof pool entrances made by film and TV characters, and what it says about them:
1. Ja’mie: Private School Girl — Jumping into the pool with your clothes on.
What it means: She knows how to have a good time. Obviously jumping into the pool with your clothes on means you don't have a care in the world. (And she seriously doesn't since she jumped in with her phone.)
2. Garden State — Not jumping in when everyone else does.
What it means: He's not a risk taker. But then again, we already knew that since this entire movie is about him being a troubled loner.
3. The Social Network — Jumping into the pool from the roof.
What it means: They're adventurous (and possibly missing a piece of their brains).
4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High — Diving in (NSFW)
What it means: She's obscenely comfortable with her body. (Note: This move only works if you have a scorching red-hot bikini.)
5. Harold and Maude — The walk-in.
What it means: She's likes to take her time and enjoy the experience. (She's also extremely calm since she has zero reaction to her son constantly faking his own suicide.)
6. Bob’s Burgers — The "no water" scoot.
What it means: Psh, no water? No problem. They're determined
7. The Way, Way Back — Going down a slide.
What it means: They're excitement-seekers. Everyone knows going down a slide is the best way to enter a pool.
8. Rushmore — Cannonballing.
What it means: He doesn't give a shit. Like, he gives zero shits.
9. Arrested Development — Walking on water.
What it means: Rita (and Gob) like to leave an impression. Jump into a pool? Hell no. They're going to walk on a pool.
Hope this helps you get into the pool this summer. Now dive on in, kiddos!
Images: Fox/Arrested Development; HBO/Ja'mie: Private School Girl; Fox/Bob's Burgers