woman bottles ketchup in cellar

okay, I saw this movie or tv show probably in the past year — and the movie itself is fairly recent. what I remember is that the wife’s hobby is bottling copious amounts of homemade ketchup in the basement. it seems like it might be a small business for her as well. I remember her as being blonde and well put together — and otherwise well-to-do. I sketchily remember someone coming to offer her a job (in her actual professional field) and meeting with her in the very neat and tidy basement surrounded by bottles of ketchup. she might not even have been married but that’s how I think of it anyway.

this is just a weird scene that doesn’t really have anything to do with the rest of the plot — so I can’t connect it to anything in my movie memory. please help if you can and thanks for looking.


4 thoughts on “woman bottles ketchup in cellar

  1. The “wife’s hobby is bottling copious amounts of homemade ketchup in the basement” scene is from: The Thrill of It All (1963)

    There is a still of that scene on this page:


    The scene is described on the above website as “One of Beverly’s [Doris Day] few hobbies is canning their own ketchup. The moment where her husband (James Garner) finds her and Mike (Elliot Reid) in the basement is probably one of the funnier moments.”

  2. that’s definitely it, Cotopaxi. I don’t know what made me think of it as a more recent movie. I did not even remember it was Doris Day. Thanks!!

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