Monday, March 06, 2006

Total self-fellating moment

A short play in which Jeff and Frank are funny:

(During the Oscars, Jennifer Aniston comes out to present, and the camera cuts to Eric Bana for some reason)
Frank: What, did they cut to him cause he had to fight Brad Pitt in that movie?
Jeff (as Eric Bana): "Brad Pitt killed me, too."

To even out that bit of self-proclaimed comedy, here's a moment when I totally nerded out and embarassed myself:

(Eric Bana and Jessica Alba are presenting onstage)
Frank: Look, they're gearing up for The New Fantastic Four movie!
Mike: Is Hulk going to be in the next Fantastic Four movie?
Jeff: Nooooo! The NEW Fantastic Four! Hulk, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, and Spider-Man! GAWWWWWWD!
Mike: Oh.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know who the members of the New Fantastic Four are. I was a pretty avid comics reader around the time that happened. The reason I didn't get what you were talking about is that Sue Storm is not in the New Fantastic Four.

Had it been, say, Eric Bana and Hugh Jackman up there, or even Tobey Maguire and Nicolas Cage, your comment would have hit its mark.


P.S. Cosmic Rays, not Gamma Rays

4:16 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Well thank God!

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

Yeah, that reference was both obtuse and slightly forced. I just LOVE the New Fantastic Four. And I LOVE contemplating when the studios are going to produce the feature film adaptation because it would be

c)a corporate impossibility.

Usually when I bring up the subject, Jeff points out that the key producing obstacle (besides the nagging "Who would want to see that?" question) is the fact that the rights to the necessary Marvel characters are spread out over at least three studios. But, come on. That's like half as many studios as it took to produce Master and Commander.

Jeff and I had been discussing the New Fantastic Four movie on Saturday, just a day before the Oscars, which is probably why it came up. (I'd read a quote from Hugh Jackman about how excited he was for his Wolverine spin-off film, which is currently finalizing its script. So you can just imagine how excited he'd be to play the character in an epic team-up narrative co-starring fellow Aussie Eric Bana! And also a skeleton biker whose head is on fire!) In any case, Jeff had pointed out how Jessica Alba would certainly need to reprise her role in the movie, since Sue Storm is the sole "surviving" member of the original team. That is until ...


... the NEW Fantastic Four realize that "Sue" is actually a Skrull imposter!

God, I LOVE the New Fantastic Four!

6:00 PM  
Blogger ryansenseless said...

the new fantastic four... wow, that's something I hadn't thought of in a long time. Excuse me while I go dig out my old issues.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Keep in mind that Frank loves the New Fantastic Four despite not having actually read those comics.

Those issues are in the Marvel Visionaries: Art Adams trade paperback, argueably the most apeshit trade in Marvel history. New FF, Asgardian Wars, X-babies... why did they only bring Art Adams for the weird shit? I mean, he was one of the best artists of the 80's.

Art Adams fun fact! He used to live in an apartment with Mike (Hellboy) Mignola and Steve (Sam and Max) Purcell. If I had a time machine I would totally kick it with them.

10:01 PM  

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