Here is one of those Malaysia funny facts: The other night I was watching NTV7 one of Singapore’s most commercially successful and famous film-maker Jack Neo’s movie, entitled “I Not Stupid Too”. This 2006 satirical comedy is a sequel to his earlier popular “I Not Stupid”.
No, I am not talking about Jack Neo’s scandal with Wendy Chong; his two-year-long extramarital affair with 22 year-old then freelance model Wendy Chong Jia Yan. Of course this Singapore film maker Jack Neo Chee keong is no JACKass.
He not stupid one. He even can get his wife Irene Kng to stand by him and she even told the press she doesn’t care one. Irene Kng forgave him some more. See, Jack Neo not stupid one.
Anyway, talking about stupid, the other night I noticed the title of Jack Neo’s movie stated on the screen was “I AM Not Stupid Too”. You can also see the same title “I AM Not Stupid Too” on its online site, as shown below:
The correct title is “I Not Stupid Too”. There is no verb be “Am” in the movie title. It is meant to be written in, what we called “broken English. The word “Am” was purposely omitted to make the movie title sounds “localized English” or “Singlish” to make it funny. Just like some of Jack Neo’s other movie titles, for instance, “Money Not Enough”, “This One Not Enough”, “Just Follow Law”, “Where Got Ghost?”
Thinking that it was wrongly written, some smart alec in NTV7 changed the movie title to “I AM Not Stupid Too”. Now, I wonder who stupid. Ops! I think it should be, “Now I wonder who is stupid”. Sorry ah!
Mistake Quote:”When we make mistakes they call it evil. When God makes mistakes they call it Nature!” – Jack Nicholson ( from the movie” The Witches of Eastwick”)