Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I have fascinating ideas about the winter of our disconent.

Peter Sellers as Lawrence Olivier as Richard III singing the Beatles:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I have fascinating ideas about a pop culture hall of mirrors. And lasagna.

You may already know this, but if not, prepare to take your first step into a larger world.

This is Dr. Peter Venkman, lead Ghostbuster portrayed, of course, by the great Bill Murray.



And this is Peter Venkman as he appeared in the underrated (I would argue) 1980's Cartoon, "The Real Ghostbusters."



For the cartoon, his voice was originally performed by the late, great Lorenzo Music. Music also was the voice of one of the Gummi Bears, one of the crash test dummies (from the great 1980's commercials, not the one-hit-wonder band), and basically any sardonic, sleepy, lazy voice from the 1980's cartoon universe -- including a certain fat tabby that liked lasagna and making a joke of human progress, about whom more later. This is Lorenzo:



Dave Coulier replaced Lorenzo after the first two seasons of The Real Ghostbusters because Hollywood (even animated Hollywood) is run by morons. As you probably, Dave not only got blown in a theater by Alanis Morissette but sucks in his own right. But not as much as Garfield. More on that in a second. Anyway, this is Dave:



Anyhoo, among Lorenzo's other voices from the 1980's was, of course, Garfield in the surprisingly not horrible Garfield and Friends cartoon:



Well, I take that back, Garfield and Friends was certainly horrible for the time -- but we didn't know what was in store. What was in store, circa 2004 -- three years after Lorenzo had sadly passed away -- was a live-action Garfield movie that made the Gods themselves weep with fury and anger at what humanity hath wrought. I didn't see it, but that's what I heard:



The voice of Garfield in the movie was played by...Bill Murray.



This fact resides comfortably in Lorenzo Music's imdb profile, but I realized it myself and thought I should share it with you. As far as I know, it's unprecedented -- it's like if the original Becky from Roseanne somehow finagled her way into being the new star of Scrubs, where the second Becky is currently the lead. Well, it may not be very much like that, but I'm certain it's like something.

Friday, March 28, 2008