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MontyServo

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Number 33
(36 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Asbestos Bill)
Mark McKinney


My thoughts:
Love The Kids In The Hall.  Have seen them live twice over the years.  Chicken Lady was one of my favorite recurring characters on their show.

 
The Wiki:
Mark Douglas Brown McKinney (born June 26, 1959) is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for his work in the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. Following the run of their television series (1989 to 1995) and feature film (Brain Candy), he went on to star in Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1997. From 2003 to 2006, he co-created, wrote and starred in the acclaimed mini-series Slings and Arrows, a TV show about a Canadian theatre company struggling to survive while a crazy genius director haunted by his dead mentor helps the actors find authenticity in their acting.

The clip:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/TrzkFmzd9Xo?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/TrzkFmzd9Xo?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>



Invader_quirk

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So...  George Costanza...  OK...  Don't get me wrong.  I think Seinfeld was a really funny show, but the thought of putting anyone from that show on this list never even crossed my mind.

If I had had time to finish my list and send it in, he'd be near the top. Seinfeld is funny because of the actors. Jason Alexander and Michael Richards are both outstanding comedic actors. Jason adds jokes where there none were written simply with his incredible acting.

I really don't get why this is weird to you. He's a comedic actor from a legendary sitcom.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 03:41:37 PM by Invader_quirk »


MontyServo

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Number 32
(36 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #9 by Asbestos Bill
Bob Odenkirk


My thoughts:
Was #20 on my list.  Mr. Show is one of my all time favorite sketch comedy shows.  And if this were just a sketch comedy list, Bob would rate much higher.
 
The Wiki:
Robert "Bob" Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer. He is best known for his award winning appearances in Breaking Bad and The Larry Sanders Show and as co-creator and co-star of the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David.

In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked as a writer for such notable shows as Saturday Night Live, Get A Life, The Ben Stiller Show, and The Dennis Miller Show. In the mid-1990s, Odenkirk and David Cross created the Emmy-winning sketch comedy program Mr. Show, which ran for four seasons and ultimately became a cult success. In the early 2000s, Odenkirk discovered Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and produced their television series Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. He has directed three films: 2003's Melvin Goes to Dinner, 2006's Let's Go to Prison, and 2007's The Brothers Solomon.

The clip:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/O-iQpwT0T7E?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/O-iQpwT0T7E?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>



Johnny Unusual

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I think I put on every Kid except Mark, but they are all good.  Mark McKinney is my least favourite kid and I used to think that the team could do without him (I still don't like Chicken Lady, though he plays it well).  But rewatching the show, I realized he's sort of a secret weapon.  He isn't the big personality of the show, but he's really versatile and knows when to play things to an extreme and when to play things subtle (of course, all the kids do, I suppose) and when he really let's loose he's fantastic (one of my favourite bits of his was from an otherwise kind of weak skit where he's almost violated by a robot Scott Thompson and plays his terror to the nth degree.  Also, a natural at the preacher character.

But I think his true strength is... well, I can't articulate it very well, but he seems to be sort of the softie of the group.  Oh, he'll play dark when it's called for, but even if he didn't write it, this sketch with no obvious "joke" jokes is McKinney in his purest form...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/I0aqjdJnJEY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/I0aqjdJnJEY</a>

Of course, the people who actually voted for him might see it differently.  Other thoughts?


MontyServo

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Number 31
(40 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by D.B. Barnes)
Martin Short


My thoughts:
Was #8 on my list on my list. A legend in my mind for having been successful on both SCTV and SNL.  Plus he was one of the Three Amigos.
 
The Wiki:
Martin Hayter Short, (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He starred in such comedic films as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Pure Luck, Jungle 2 Jungle, Mars Attacks!, Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II and created the characters of Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley.

The clip:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/bB6KFa7-6B4?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/bB6KFa7-6B4?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>



MontyServo

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That is it for tonight.  Top 30 starts tomorrow.



Johnny Unusual

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Number 32
(36 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #9 by Asbestos Bill
Bob Odenkirk


Bob Odenkirk is fantastic.  I find that some of the best sketches on Mr Show are the ones with a bit of humanity to the characters and generally speaking, my heart will go to a Bob character than a David character.  He's excellent at sleazy pricks (isn't that what he's doing in Breaking Bad?), but at times he can turn things around to give sympathy to that character, even if they don't deserve it.  Though this guy does.  My heart goes out to this loser.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1AhgyXtZQgU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/1AhgyXtZQgU</a>
Not entirely related to what I was just saying, but here's one of my favourites.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fxMS59sxwxs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/fxMS59sxwxs</a>


MontyServo

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I really don't get why this is weird to you. He's a comedic actor from a legendary sitcom.

So was Gavin MacLeod.  And he didn't make my list either.   :)


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Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is an American and Canadian actress and comedienne. She has appeared in films such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, on stage in productions such as My Favorite Year, Fiddler on the Roof and Candide, and in the television series, SCTV.

Aaaand... she was in Hedwig and the Angry Inch! She was Hedwig's manager. Her character was always on the celly, and there's a great bit of her in the outtakes where she's had a blue tooth implanted in her actual tooth and every time she has to answer the phone, or put someone on hold, or perform other functions with the phone she has to touch different teeth with her tongue. I might have put her on my list, but Catherine O'Hara's roles in Christopher Guest movies put her over the top. Truly, I could have put everyone from SCTV on my list, I loved them so much.

I forgot about Martin Short, although I don't think he would have made the list, either. I love him and think he's great, though. He's given us so many great characters.

Also, I don't think it's weird to have not thought of anyone from Seinfeld for the list. I didn't put a single person from that show on. I just kind of forgot about it.
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MontyServo

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Also, I don't think it's weird to have not thought of anyone from Seinfeld for the list. I didn't put a single person from that show on. I just kind of forgot about it.

You can tell that certain people favored certain shows as some lists had numerous cast members from the same show.  But yeah, Seinfeld never even crossed my mind when making my list.


Invader_quirk

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Also, I don't think it's weird to have not thought of anyone from Seinfeld for the list. I didn't put a single person from that show on. I just kind of forgot about it.

It's not weird to overlook it. I thought it was weird to think it's weird to NOT overlook it.


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You can tell that certain people favored certain shows as some lists had numerous cast members from the same show.  But yeah, Seinfeld never even crossed my mind when making my list.

I'd be interested to learn, when the list is done, which shows popped up most frequently.


It's not weird to overlook it. I thought it was weird to think it's weird to NOT overlook it.

But Monty didn't say it was weird. He just said that the thought of putting it on his list never crossed his mind -- twice.
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Johnny Unusual

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I thought it was weird to think it's weird to NOT overlook it.

What an odd sentence.


MontyServo

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Also, I don't think it's weird to have not thought of anyone from Seinfeld for the list. I didn't put a single person from that show on. I just kind of forgot about it.

It's not weird to overlook it. I thought it was weird to think it's weird to NOT overlook it.

I don't follow you man .. no way.



Invader_quirk

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So...  George Costanza...  OK...  Don't get me wrong.  I think Seinfeld was a really funny show, but the thought of putting anyone from that show on this list never even crossed my mind.

This definitely implies that he thought it was weird. If he didn't, that's that.