Parenthood (1989)

Unbreakable Pinata & a Mouthful of Helium

Gil (Steve Martin) tries – and fails – to break the piñata at his kid’s birthday party, and Grandma (Helen Shaw) takes a mouthful of helium from the balloon tank.

Directed by Ron Howard.

Released in 1989 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Grandmother
  • character-type: Father
  • action: Hack
  • action: Beat
  • editors-choice: Licensable Clips
  • editors-choice: Hilarious!
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Children and Family
  • secondary-genre: Family Drama
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Family Comedies
  • mood: Funny
  • primary-occasion: Birthdays
  • secondary-occasion: Birthday for Kids
  • secondary-occasion: Birthday for Him
  • prop: Piñata
  • prop: Balloon
  • setting: Backyard
  • theme: Persistance
  • theme: Perseverance
  • actor: Zachary La Voy
  • actor: Harley Jane Kozak
  • actor: Helen Shaw
  • actor: Rick Moranis
  • actor: Steve Martin
  • actor: Jasen Fisher
  • director: Ron Howard
  • producer: Brian Grazer
  • producer: Joseph M. Caracciolo
  • editor: Mike Hill
  • editor: Daniel P. Hanley
  • costume-designer: Ruth Morley
  • production-designer: Todd Hallowell
  • role-name: Justin Buckman
  • role-name: Susan Buckman
  • role-name: Kevin Buckman
  • role-name: Gil Buckman
  • role-name: Grandma
  • role-name: Nathan Huffner
  • screenwriter: Ron Howard
  • screenwriter: Lowell Ganz
  • screenwriter: Babaloo Mandel
  • year: 1989
  • studio: Universal