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(Deadline)   Stephen Root is returning to his sitcom roots   (deadline.com) divider line 42
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2013-02-27 08:33:27 AM  
in no way is this a bad thing.
 
2013-02-27 09:24:46 AM  
Roots wasn't a sitcom, it was a dramatic TV miniseries.
 
2013-02-27 09:27:52 AM  
www.geektoypia.com
 
2013-02-27 09:47:56 AM  

dittybopper: Roots wasn't a sitcom, it was a dramatic TV miniseries.


He wasn't that believable as Kunta Kinte.
 
2013-02-27 10:17:31 AM  

Mugato: dittybopper: Roots wasn't a sitcom, it was a dramatic TV miniseries.

He wasn't that believable as Kunta Kinte.


His name was Toby.
 
2013-02-27 10:45:58 AM  
Bill Dauterive spinoff?  Please?
 
2013-02-27 10:52:51 AM  

bhcompy: Bill Dauterive spinoff?  Please?


is it wrong I was hoping for this as well?

that would be a sad, sad show...
 
2013-02-27 11:02:34 AM  
Sing into that can over yonder.

/hea, hea, hea
 
2013-02-27 11:05:38 AM  
revolves around the assistants at a big New York law firm

New York lawyers. Gee, how original. If it doesn't work you can always do one about New York cops.

Or, that most original one. New Yorker moves to a small town.
 
2013-02-27 11:06:16 AM  
Change his name to Jimmy James and I'm sold!
 
2013-02-27 11:08:38 AM  
unca jimmy!
 
2013-02-27 11:09:14 AM  

Speedofdarkness: Mugato: dittybopper: Roots wasn't a sitcom, it was a dramatic TV miniseries.

He wasn't that believable as Kunta Kinte.

His name was Toby.


KUNTA.  KINTE!
 
2013-02-27 11:13:44 AM  
I think I'll work on my sitcom idea, about a bunch of assistants in a law office who can never show up to work 5 days in a row, constantly misfile paperwork, and who absolutely can not be found after 4:15 pm in case there is a client emergency that needs to be handled.

/  Yeah ... I don't think it would work either.
 
2013-02-27 11:24:43 AM  
Heh...  Subby said root... Twice.
 
2013-02-27 11:34:27 AM  

Lee's_Austin: Speedofdarkness: Mugato: dittybopper: Roots wasn't a sitcom, it was a dramatic TV miniseries.

He wasn't that believable as Kunta Kinte.

His name was Toby.

KUNTA.  KINTE!


DOOBIE KEEBLER!
 
2013-02-27 11:35:13 AM  
He was great in News Radio. One of the best non-cliche portrayals of a rich white guy ever. That show's legacy has really suffered from the Hartman tragedy and maybe a bit from the Andy Dick annoyance factor. Too bad. It was a pretty great sitcom. I've liked Stephen Root in everything I've seen him in...
 
2013-02-27 11:36:28 AM  

stupiddream: Heh...  Subby said root... Twice.


well maybe subby likes rape root

/not subby
//also forgot inline html no longer works
 
2013-02-27 11:38:13 AM  

jonnya: He was great in News Radio. One of the best non-cliche portrayals of a rich white guy ever. That show's legacy has really suffered from the Hartman tragedy and maybe a bit from the Andy Dick annoyance factor. Too bad. It was a pretty great sitcom. I've liked Stephen Root in everything I've seen him in...


all i can remember him in recently is boardwalk empire, and less recently the first 2 seasons of justified

/fantastic in both shows
 
2013-02-27 11:53:35 AM  
Will he portray a Macho Business Donkey Wrestler?
 
2013-02-27 11:53:44 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Change his name to Jimmy James and I'm sold!


The man so nice they named him twice.
 
2013-02-27 11:59:14 AM  
My personal favorite Jimmy James moment....

"I got to warn you Mr James, when Lisa and Bill get together, their power increases tenfold."
"Dave, as amused as I am to your Dungeons and Dragons approach to office politics, I'm afraid I left my 12-sided dice at home."
 
2013-02-27 12:12:31 PM  

gunga galunga: My personal favorite Jimmy James moment....

"I got to warn you Mr James, when Lisa and Bill get together, their power increases tenfold."
"Dave, as amused as I am to your Dungeons and Dragons approach to office politics, I'm afraid I left my 12-sided dice at home."


My favorite was: "I am a cipher, a cipher wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce "
 
2013-02-27 12:33:56 PM  

MmmCrime: gunga galunga: My personal favorite Jimmy James moment....

"I got to warn you Mr James, when Lisa and Bill get together, their power increases tenfold."
"Dave, as amused as I am to your Dungeons and Dragons approach to office politics, I'm afraid I left my 12-sided dice at home."

My favorite was: "I am a cipher, a cipher wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce "


Another one is after Dave overheard the staff holding a biatch session about it and he and Mr James confronted them about it.

"I know everything what you said about me because I was hiding under the desk the whole time!"
"You were hiding under your desk?"
"Now, look, people, it doesn't matter whether...Dave, you were under the desk the whole time? You didn't tell me that.
"It was kinda unintentional"
"Oh, I see, right. Now, look, people, it doesn't matter whether...actually, y'know what, this is all pretty pathetic. I'm gonna have to distance myself from you. I'll see ya, Dave."
 
2013-02-27 12:37:21 PM  
Tubalcain.
 
2013-02-27 01:04:31 PM  
yes! stephen root = greatest "that guy" alive!

i like him as the bank manager on seinfeld when kramer complains about not getting greeted with a "hello"
 
2013-02-27 01:51:44 PM  
"I spit when I talk. And I fart when I spit."
images2.makefive.com
 
2013-02-27 02:04:38 PM  
i liked him better as a klingon

24.media.tumblr.com

Don't you two look swweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttttt!
 
2013-02-27 02:07:01 PM  
Greatest quotes ever!

I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey-strong bowels were girded with strength, like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo dung.

Glorious sunset of my heart was fading. Soon the super karate monkey death car would park in my space. But Jimmy has fancy plans, and pants to match.
 
2013-02-27 03:03:34 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: revolves around the assistants at a big New York law firm

New York lawyers. Gee, how original. If it doesn't work you can always do one about New York cops.

Or, that most original one,



a small townNew Yorker moves to New York.

Works too.
 
2013-02-27 03:45:39 PM  
I got to eat dinner with Stephen Root.  He's absolutely hilarious.  Really self-deprecating.
 
2013-02-27 04:16:16 PM  
pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com
"I AM ROOT!"
 
2013-02-27 04:17:52 PM  

ltdanman44: i liked him better as a klingon

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x380]

Don't you two look swweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttttt!


mind = blown.
 
2013-02-27 04:25:03 PM  

FLMountainMan: I got to eat dinner with Stephen Root.  He's absolutely hilarious.  Really self-deprecating.


Oooh that's naaaasssstttttyyyy

Oops, read that as self defecating.
 
2013-02-27 04:35:06 PM  
Looking forward to this. He's one of may favorite character actors of all time.
 
2013-02-27 09:33:44 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com image 299x240]
"I AM ROOT!"


   Donna,find me that website where the elephant does his bidness on the man's head.
 
2013-02-27 11:54:25 PM  

bhcompy: Bill Dauterive spinoff?  Please?


I'd love a Newradio spinoff, featuring the corpse of Phil Hartman being moved around "Weekend At Bernie's" style and Andy Dick getting punched by Jon Lovitz at the beginning and ending of every episode.
 
2013-02-28 12:18:27 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Greatest quotes ever!

I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey-strong bowels were girded with strength, like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo dung.

Glorious sunset of my heart was fading. Soon the super karate monkey death car would park in my space. But Jimmy has fancy plans, and pants to match.


FINE, go steal Super Karate Monkey Death Car.


Jimmy James: Let me tell you something little miss. Advertising pays our bills. Advertising pays your salary. Advertising is what made this country great!
Lisa: Well, ok, maybe I misspoke...
Jimmy James: What was the Constitution of the United States?
[Jimmy incorrectly says The Constitution when he means The Declaration of Independence]
Lisa: A document...
Jimmy James: No! It is an advertisement! An advertisement for liberty! "When in the course of human events..." I'm telling ya, that's right up there with "Put a tiger in your tank," and "Where's the beef?"
'
If it wasn't for advertising, you know what you two would be doing? You two would be giving out Sesame Street tote bags during PBS pledge breaks, except they wouldn't say Sesame Street on 'em. Oh, no, they wouldn't say that. If they said that, that would be...? Advertising! That's right. Hell, if you two had your way, there probably wouldn't even be any Sesame Street, would there? Would there?! ... That's right, there'd be no Ernie, would there? Oh, no, there'd be no Bert. Bye-bye! Bye-bye to Grover! Bye-bye to Cookie Monster! No, there'd be no Snuffleupagus, would there? Forget that trash can, 'cause there ain't no Oscar the Grouch.

/NOT TO MENTION KERMIT THE DAMN FROG!
 
2013-02-28 01:22:14 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: advertising


FINE! STEAL THE ONE I WANTED TO DO!

"Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave... there is a saying, I cried... because I had no desk until I met a man who had no feet... and the no feet guy explained that there was such a thing as a budget... and WNYX was way way over it. The End".
 
2013-02-28 01:23:54 AM  

FuryOfFirestorm: bhcompy: Bill Dauterive spinoff?  Please?

I'd love a Newradio spinoff, featuring the corpse of Phil Hartman being moved around "Weekend At Bernie's" style and Andy Dick getting punched by Jon Lovitz at the beginning and ending of every episode.


Hell, I'll settle for just a gif of Jon Lovitz punching Andy Dick over and over again. Forever.
 
2013-02-28 02:33:24 AM  

Jumpin Jbot: StreetlightInTheGhetto: advertising

FINE! STEAL THE ONE I WANTED TO DO!

"Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave... there is a saying, I cried... because I had no desk until I met a man who had no feet... and the no feet guy explained that there was such a thing as a budget... and WNYX was way way over it. The End".


Jimmy: So, like I was saying, a problem is what you make of it. If you think it's going to be big, guess what it's going to turn out to be ?
Dave: Big.
Jimmy: Bam.
Dave: Boom.
Jimmy: Love it.
Dave: Shame wibbling.
Jimmy: You got that right.
Dave: Amen.
Jimmy: Yeh. Oh, this morning, satellite of mine blew up on takeoff.
Dave: Hmm. Cost?
Jimmy: 10 million.
Dave: Result?
Jimmy: Immense set back.
Dave: Milk?
Jimmy: Spilled.
Dave: Gonna cry over it?
Jimmy: Not even.
Dave: Uh uh. Right now, I'm sitting on a rather sharp tack. Have been for about an hour.
Jimmy: Oooh. That hurts.
Dave: Life's a biatch...
Jimmy: ...then you die.
Dave: My...
Jimmy: ...oh...
Dave: ...my.
 
2013-02-28 03:22:35 AM  

MmmCrime: My favorite was: "I am a cipher, a cipher wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce "


I stole that line and use it whenever any situation remotely warrants.

I will watch this (or at least give it a chance). Don't need to know anything else.


barneyfifesbullet: New York lawyers. Gee, how original. If it doesn't work you can always do one about New York cops.


On second thought, you're right. Never mind. It can't possibly be any good.

While I'm at it, I'm never going to watch another "one last heist movie," another action movie in which the hero survives severe crashes or explosions, another romcom in which the couple overcomes ridiculous misunderstandings, another slow-walking zombie movie (or show - I'm looking at you, "The Walking Dead"), another workplace comedy or drama in which behavior that would qualify as sexual harrassment in the real world is played as workaday banter, another family comedy with a stupid dad, another sci-fi show which serves as a metaphor for current events, or another sports movie with a "big game" climax.

None of those could ever possibly be any good.
 
2013-02-28 08:59:48 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
/suck ma rut
 
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