Monday, February 23, 2009
I forgot David Cross was in Waiting for Guffman! That Directors post had me itching to return to Christopher Guest, and I'm glad I did. One, it captured my feelings about the Oscars, waiting for something to end my misery, something that never came. And two, it provided the funny. "Kids don't like eating lunch at school, but if they've got a Remains of the Day lunchbox, they're a whole lot happier." That man is a genius.
Another forgotten Guffman player? Matt Keeslar, also known as The Middleman ("Middleman!"), plays the hot, young mechanic Guest's Corky St. Clair hits on and casts in his show. The close-up on Keeslar's character's dad eyeing Corky might be my favorite part of Guffman. I wish Keeslar were in more Guest movies, but now that he's not under contract to a television series (I told myself I wouldn't cry), maybe there's a chance.
The worlds of David Cross and Christopher Guest overlap again in Arrested Development, which features a lot of Guest players in multi-episode roles. Consider: Ed Begley, Jr., Michael Hitchcock, Jane Lynch, John Michael Higgins, and apparently David Cross. Anyone I missed?
Just for you, I also snapped this blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of David Cross' Mr. Show partner Bob Odenkirk as an apparently rejected auditioner:
"We consider ourselves bi-coastal if you consider the Mississippi River one of the coasts."
P.S. I think I might be over Michael Cera, a prospect unthinkable just months ago. But yeah, what's going on with this Arrested Development movie? Clearly Cera's goal in life is not to satisfy me, but is it too much to ask for a straight answer? For someone ostensibly sick of Hollywood politics, Cera sure is playing a game with this, and my love is apparently not unconditional.
P.P.S. If the television gods won't deliver on Arrested Development, the least they could do is reteam David Cross with Bob Odenkirk, preferably in Son of Mr. Show.
Posted by Brandon Nowalk at 3:08 AM