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(Entertainment Weekly)   Eddie Izzard has fallen on hard times, in talks to star as Grandpa in NBC's remake of The Munsters   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 59
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2012-03-20 10:01:49 PM
FTFA: The comic actor will costar and have a producer's credit on writer-producer Bryan Fuller's dramatic revamp of the campy classic sitcom, which is now titled Mockingbird Lane. Izzard, who's been circling the role for weeks, will play the ancient vampire and shape-shifter Grandpa in the show. Bryan Singer will direct.

Could be interesting. Have faith, subby! Izzard rules!
 
2012-03-20 10:05:28 PM
I loved The Riches
 
2012-03-20 10:14:31 PM

Bukharin: I loved The Riches


Ditto. It was a shame they canceled it.
 
2012-03-20 10:17:44 PM
Considering the facts that the show has been renamed to "Mockingbird Lane" and is a complete reimagining of the original series, Eddie Izzard will probably do just fine.

They're move pretty much away from the goofy 60s version of "The Munsters" to a darker, more dramatic show. If they had stayed with the 60s version, I would have been appalled at Eddie Izzard joining the cast, but now, not so much.
 
2012-03-20 10:19:03 PM
He is my favorite executive transvestite.
 
2012-03-20 11:07:48 PM
NOBODY PANIC. This retread is in the hands of Bryan Fuller, of "Dead Like Me" and "Pushing Daisies" fame. Eddie is smart to trust this guy.
 
2012-03-20 11:37:25 PM
Etes-vous un travesti?

Oui, mais pas un travesti typique. Un travesti vampire.
 
2012-03-20 11:52:27 PM
Will Grandpa have boobies?
 
2012-03-20 11:55:35 PM

dahmers love zombie: Etes-vous un travesti?

Oui, mais pas un travesti typique. Un travesti vampire.


Heh ...
 
2012-03-21 12:01:00 AM
I love Eddie Izzard, but when he's not in drag I think he should just be called Ed.
 
2012-03-21 12:31:42 AM
In a cape as well! Yeah. Yes, I'm a professional vampire so I can run about in a cape and not fall over, 'cause,you know, if humans fall over wearing a campe, that's embarrassing; but if a vampire falls over wearing a cape, then you have to stake yourself! It's the end of your life, it's quite difficult.
 
2012-03-21 01:14:28 AM
Just imagine sitting down to tea with them. "Cake or death?"
 
2012-03-21 04:48:54 AM
COVERED IN ... oh, never mind..
 
2012-03-21 04:52:56 AM

missmez: NOBODY PANIC. This retread is in the hands of Bryan Fuller, of "Dead Like Me" and "Pushing Daisies" fame. Eddie is smart to trust this guy.


So, fantastic but cancelled after two seasons because it's too smart for the room.
 
Skr
2012-03-21 04:59:23 AM
This thread needs some theme music
 
2012-03-21 05:07:22 AM
Financial death or Munsters?
 
2012-03-21 05:13:41 AM

Skr: This thread needs some theme music


I agree. (new window)
 
2012-03-21 05:18:10 AM

Optimal_Illusion: Skr: This thread needs some theme music

I agree. (new window)


Nice.
 
2012-03-21 05:23:39 AM
Why in the HELL does everything SUCK and nobody cares?

You all just walk around like this shiat is okay.

"MMMMEHEH UHHUH UHHHuhhhuHUUHuuuu,, I'M coo with this! YEAH!"

fark YOU!!!!!
 
2012-03-21 05:44:26 AM

Wholesale Ass: Why in the HELL does everything SUCK and nobody cares?

You all just walk around like this shiat is okay.

"MMMMEHEH UHHUH UHHHuhhhuHUUHuuuu,, I'M coo with this! YEAH!"

fark YOU!!!!!


Someone needs their morning coffee.
 
2012-03-21 05:48:49 AM

rogue49: Someone needs their morning coffee.


Or they missed their meds. What the fark is that supposed to mean anyways.
 
2012-03-21 06:01:02 AM

missmez: NOBODY PANIC. This retread is in the hands of Bryan Fuller, of "Dead Like Me" and "Pushing Daisies" fame. Eddie is smart to trust this guy.


Yeah, remember that neither of these series got more than two seasons.

I liked DLM, never saw PD, but I'd give it a shot.
 
2012-03-21 06:09:35 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Considering the facts that the show has been renamed to "Mockingbird Lane" and is a complete reimagining of the original series, Eddie Izzard will probably do just fine.

They're move pretty much away from the goofy 60s version of "The Munsters" to a darker, more dramatic show. If they had stayed with the 60s version, I would have been appalled at Eddie Izzard joining the cast, but now, not so much.


That's good to know. The 60's show premise seems a little tired at this point.

missmez: NOBODY PANIC. This retread is in the hands of Bryan Fuller, of "Dead Like Me" and "Pushing Daisies" fame. Eddie is smart to trust this guy.


I liked both of those shows, so this show would be worth watching.
 
2012-03-21 06:20:51 AM

A Terrible Human: rogue49: Someone needs their morning coffee.

Or they missed their meds. What the fark is that supposed to mean anyways.


I think he's implying that we're retarded for liking things he doesn't want us to like.
 
2012-03-21 07:07:39 AM
Dead like me is awesome, the movie sucked.
 
2012-03-21 07:59:06 AM
"Monster A Go-Go? I thought this was Munsters Go Home."

\longs for a bungalow
 
2012-03-21 08:03:54 AM
He's too conservative to play Grandpa.
 
2012-03-21 08:06:26 AM
He looks fat.
 
2012-03-21 08:07:41 AM
yes, but can he put a man in a track suit up a ladder?
 
2012-03-21 08:12:39 AM

rogue49: Wholesale Ass: Why in the HELL does everything SUCK and nobody cares?

You all just walk around like this shiat is okay.

"MMMMEHEH UHHUH UHHHuhhhuHUUHuuuu,, I'M coo with this! YEAH!"

fark YOU!!!!!

Someone needs their morning coffee.


Fark that..
Get this guy a Raktajino....
 
2012-03-21 08:14:33 AM

dahmers love zombie: Etes-vous un travesti?

Oui, mais pas un travesti typique. Un travesti vampire.


Verrrrranice. Needs a bit more emphasis on vampire though, perhaps vampiiiiire?

/Tea and Cake or Fangs!
 
2012-03-21 08:28:53 AM

Optimal_Illusion: Skr: This thread needs some theme music

I agree. (new window)


SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

I have never heard of these guys, but I will gladly pay genuine US dollars to go see them live. This was absolutely outstanding, and the wrestler masks just sealed the deal. Thank you for posting this.
 
2012-03-21 08:46:35 AM
I thought that was gonna say Grandpa Jones in HEE HAW. Now that'd be funny.
 
2012-03-21 08:46:54 AM

Skr: This thread needs some theme music


I agree (new window)
 
2012-03-21 09:11:59 AM

Snapper Carr: So, fantastic but cancelled after two seasons because it's too smart for the room.


Dead Like Me died because Mandy Potemkin left; it's his curse to anything that he does that he gets bored and leaves before it's over.
 
2012-03-21 09:24:19 AM

dahmers love zombie: Etes-vous un travesti?

Oui, mais pas un travesti typique. Un travesti vampire.


Je suis le Président de Burundi!

Just watched that for the billionth time the other night. It never gets old, although judging from the pics, Eddie is. God that man is funny.
 
2012-03-21 09:30:15 AM
Danger could be my middle name.

But it's John.
 
2012-03-21 09:39:10 AM
Eddie Izzard of the 90's? Funny as all hell.

Eddie Izzard of the 00's? Not so funny.
 
2012-03-21 09:58:36 AM

Wholesale Ass: Why in the HELL does everything SUCK and nobody cares?

You all just walk around like this shiat is okay.

"MMMMEHEH UHHUH UHHHuhhhuHUUHuuuu,, I'M coo with this! YEAH!"

fark YOU!!!!!


EVERYTHING SUCKS FOREVER! MORE SHOUTY STUFF!!!!!
 
2012-03-21 10:11:22 AM
If they are going to make it a reimagining, and make it darker and Grandpa is an Ancient Vampire and a Shape Shifter why bother calling it the Munsters? Just call it something else.

I'm going to remake "To Kill A mockingbird", as a TV series, but Boo Radley is a guy who likes indie rock and is a barista and lives in an awesome apartment over his parent's garage. Scout and Finch are two kids who have a podcast about ghost hunting and find bigfoot in the woods after Boo helps them track him. Also, Tom Robinson is a white guy who runs the local record store, and there is no court case because we are in post-racial America now right?. But I'm still going to call it To Kill A Mockingbird.
 
2012-03-21 10:20:04 AM

teto85: Just imagine sitting down to tea with them. "Cake or death?"


You called?
 
2012-03-21 10:29:28 AM

SuburbanCowboy: If they are going to make it a reimagining, and make it darker and Grandpa is an Ancient Vampire and a Shape Shifter why bother calling it the Munsters? Just call it something else.


FTA:

"Bryan Fuller's dramatic revamp of the campy classic sitcom, which is now titled Mockingbird Lane"
 
2012-03-21 11:12:25 AM
At least he'll look good in costume.
 
2012-03-21 11:13:02 AM

SuburbanCowboy: If they are going to make it a reimagining, and make it darker and Grandpa is an Ancient Vampire and a Shape Shifter why bother calling it the Munsters? Just call it something else.

I'm going to remake "To Kill A mockingbird", as a TV series, but Boo Radley is a guy who likes indie rock and is a barista and lives in an awesome apartment over his parent's garage. Scout and Finch are two kids who have a podcast about ghost hunting and find bigfoot in the woods after Boo helps them track him. Also, Tom Robinson is a white guy who runs the local record store, and there is no court case because we are in post-racial America now right?. But I'm still going to call it To Kill A Mockingbird.


Thanks for the first laugh of the morning. Nice.
 
2012-03-21 11:40:55 AM

SuburbanCowboy: If they are going to make it a reimagining, and make it darker and Grandpa is an Ancient Vampire and a Shape Shifter why bother calling it the Munsters? Just call it something else.

I'm going to remake "To Kill A mockingbird", as a TV series, but Boo Radley is a guy who likes indie rock and is a barista and lives in an awesome apartment over his parent's garage. Scout and Finch are two kids who have a podcast about ghost hunting and find bigfoot in the woods after Boo helps them track him. Also, Tom Robinson is a white guy who runs the local record store, and there is no court case because we are in post-racial America now right?. But I'm still going to call it To Kill A Mockingbird.



Damn, that's dash cunning of you. Well done.
 
2012-03-21 11:54:30 AM
But will he have a flag?
 
2012-03-21 12:39:52 PM

Wholesale Ass: Why in the HELL does everything SUCK and nobody cares?

You all just walk around like this shiat is okay.

"MMMMEHEH UHHUH UHHHuhhhuHUUHuuuu,, I'M coo with this! YEAH!"

fark YOU!!!!!


He's upset because the bottom fell out of the wholesale ass business.
 
2012-03-21 12:58:40 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Snapper Carr: So, fantastic but cancelled after two seasons because it's too smart for the room.

Dead Like Me died because Mandy Potemkin left; it's his curse to anything that he does that he gets bored and leaves before it's over.


This. Mandy Patinkin is notorious for bailing on successful shows, most famously Chicago Hope and Criminal Minds.

I'd rather have two quality seasons than five seasons of dreck.
 
2012-03-21 01:32:27 PM
Was the role of Marilyn Munster already cast?
 
2012-03-21 02:21:33 PM

Spoon over Marin: The 60's show premise seems a little tired at this point.


Agreed.
 
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