Beetlejuice Sandworm Mood Light Is the Perfect Spooky Home Accessory

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This Beetlejuice-themed mood light might not be the most comforting thing to see before bed, but it is guaranteed to look cool on your nightstand. It's designed to resemble the movie's iconic sandworms, making it a must-have collector's item for any Beetlejuice fan.

When the sandworms appear in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988), the tone shifts from spooky comedy to straight horror. This mood lamp from Toynk is a pint-sized replica of the trippy creatures. It stands six inches tall, making it the perfect decoration for a desk, shelf, or bedside table.

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When it's turned off, the sandworm lamp looks like a normal piece of movie memorabilia. Switch it on and watch the battery-powered LED light illuminate the sandworm's mouth (or mouths), providing subtle mood-lighting to your home.

The Beetlejuice sandworm LED mood light is now available from Toynk for $20. For more ways to make your home spookier this Halloween, check out these products.

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Wa Wa Wee Wa: The Origin of Borat's Favorite Catchphrase

Wa wa wee wa! Sacha Baron Cohen is back in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020).
Wa wa wee wa! Sacha Baron Cohen is back in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020).
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When Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was released in 2006, a new audience was exposed to Borat Sagdiyev, a “journalist” portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen who had made frequent appearances on the comedian’s Da Ali G Show.

Soon, in our country there was problem: People mimicked Borat’s catchphrases, "very nice" and “wa wa wee wa,” incessantly. The latter phrase was used to denote surprise or happiness on Borat’s part. While some may have assumed it was made up, it turns out that it actually means something.

Wa wa wee wa is Hebrew, which Cohen speaks throughout the film and which helped make Borat a hit in Israel. (Cohen is himself Jewish.) It was taken from an Israeli comedy show and is the equivalent of the word wow. Reportedly, the expression was popular among Israelis, and they appreciated Cohen’s use of it.

The original Borat also sees Cohen singing a popular Hebrew folk song, “Koom Bachur Atzel,” or “get up lazy boy,” among other Hebrew mentions. It remains to be seen how much of it he’ll be speaking in the sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. It premieres on Amazon Prime Friday, October 23.

[h/t The Los Angeles Times]