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(Vulture)   Bronson Pinchot talks about the entire cast of Perfect Strangers being raptured on HBO's The Leftovers, which is why Mark Linn-Baker didn't get a part on the show   (vulture.com) divider line 33
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2014-07-10 09:57:34 AM
Fun fact, apparently Bronson Pinchot is big in the world of audiobook narration, including that of Jeff Vandermeer, which would explain the interview.

I can't even explain to you the weirdness of this link to me.
 
2014-07-10 11:09:17 AM
 
2014-07-10 11:11:46 AM

bdub77: Fun fact, apparently Bronson Pinchot is big in the world of audiobook narration, including that of Jeff Vandermeer, which would explain the interview.

I can't even explain to you the weirdness of this link to me.


Balki reads books on tape*?

"Doan't bee redeekulous"!

*=old
 
2014-07-10 11:13:25 AM
The Leftovers is quite an achievement. It's not easy making the sudden disappearance of two percent of the world's population so boring.
 
2014-07-10 11:13:33 AM
thats all good, but I'm having a lot of difficulty coming up with farks to give about that show...What is it called? Leftover in Cincinnati?
 
2014-07-10 11:15:24 AM
whistleblower-newswire.com
 
2014-07-10 11:26:24 AM
That gag went over my head when I was watching the episode.  Not too thrilled with the show so far, but willing to give it another episode or two.  Breaking Bad didn't really grab me until the last couple of episodes in the first season (it had been good but not great, and then it got farking awesome).
 
2014-07-10 11:32:27 AM

Wellon Dowd: The Leftovers is quite an achievement. It's not easy making the sudden disappearance of two percent of the world's population so boring.


Good to know I'm not missing much
 
2014-07-10 11:36:21 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: Wellon Dowd: The Leftovers is quite an achievement. It's not easy making the sudden disappearance of two percent of the world's population so boring.

Good to know I'm not missing much


I tried watching it.

Credits
Creepy establishment.
Creepy establishment.
Creepy establishment.
Creepy embellishment.
Creepy embellishment.
Creepy establishment.
Creepy embellishment.
Credits

Nothing ever happens. Maybe all these people are in purgatory?

All atmosphere and no story.
 
2014-07-10 11:42:34 AM

Wellon Dowd: The Leftovers is quite an achievement. It's not easy making the sudden disappearance of two percent of the world's population so boring.


So true. Surely someone in the world would be ECSTATIC about all of it. I wanna know more about that character. Instead it's all farking emo.
 
2014-07-10 11:47:11 AM
Wouldn't it have been better to have the complete cast of "Growing Pains" raptured EXCEPT Kirk Cameron? That would certainly explain his sadness around Subway sandwiches.
 
2014-07-10 11:51:17 AM

Mateorocks: Surely someone in the world would be ECSTATIC about all of i


I don't think I'd mind all that much. No one close to me is likely to be raptured anyway, and hey, fewer people sounds like a good deal.
 
2014-07-10 11:52:14 AM

Confabulat: Mateorocks: Surely someone in the world would be ECSTATIC about all of i

I don't think I'd mind all that much. No one close to me is likely to be raptured anyway, and hey, fewer people sounds like a good deal.


Guilt-free looting too.
 
2014-07-10 11:54:57 AM

GameSprocket: Nothing ever happens. Maybe all these people are in purgatory?


Considering Damon Lindeloff is involved, it's a possibility.
 
2014-07-10 11:55:13 AM
And what was interesting was, Mark Linn-Baker later came in and read for a part on the show without being aware that we had done this. And he was good, too. But it was like, "Oh, we can't cast him, because Mark Linn-Baker as himself is no longer there."

How much does it suck to be written out of a show..before you even audition!
 
2014-07-10 12:01:59 PM
Once, at an airport, there was a hubbub about some celebrity disembarking a plane. The huge midwestern man next to me nudged me in the ribs and said, "LOOK, BALKI! IT'S GREGORY HINES!!!"

Okay, that's straight-up funny.
 
2014-07-10 12:23:06 PM

Flab: GameSprocket: Nothing ever happens. Maybe all these people are in purgatory?

Considering Damon Lindeloff is involved, it's a possibility.


That guy must give the best head in the history of fellatio to be able to keep getting work.
 
2014-07-10 12:31:20 PM

SpdrJay: Flab: GameSprocket: Nothing ever happens. Maybe all these people are in purgatory?

Considering Damon Lindeloff is involved, it's a possibility.

That guy must give the best head in the history of fellatio to be able to keep getting work.


No way, man, not while Tim Burton is still out there.
 
2014-07-10 12:46:15 PM

rcantley: Once, at an airport, there was a hubbub about some celebrity disembarking a plane. The huge midwestern man next to me nudged me in the ribs and said, "LOOK, BALKI! IT'S GREGORY HINES!!!"

Okay, that's straight-up funny.


what a magnificent bastard
 
2014-07-10 12:56:06 PM

SpdrJay: Flab: GameSprocket: Nothing ever happens. Maybe all these people are in purgatory?

Considering Damon Lindeloff is involved, it's a possibility.

That guy must give the best head in the history of fellatio to be able to keep getting work.


That's it - two percent DIDN'T Disappear - the other 98% got instantaneously transported instead. That's the Season 1 cliffhanger.

In Season 2, the weather and "earth's" (apparent)rotation stall, leaving some areas of "the planet" in constant rain, sunlight, or darkness. The Christian church becomes increasingly militarized, threatening a Holy War. Chief Gomer finds a secret entrance to what seems to be an endless maze of corridors, with all the doors locked. Until he finds one open... That's Season 2.

No more free stuff, Lindloff. Anybody can make up this dumb shiat.
 
2014-07-10 01:02:07 PM

Geoff Peterson: thats all good, but I'm having a lot of difficulty coming up with farks to give about that show...What is it called? Leftover in Cincinnati?


I've got my eye on you!
 
2014-07-10 01:08:52 PM
The list of dearly departed pop-culture figures included Jennifer Lopez, Salman Rushdie, and Gary Busey, among others.

"FIND GARY BUSEY!"
 
2014-07-10 01:52:55 PM
Once, at an airport, there was a hubbub about some celebrity disembarking a plane. The huge midwestern man next to me nudged me in the ribs and said, "LOOK, BALKI! IT'S GREGORY HINES!!!"

There's only one tiny sliver of time in the history of the universe where this story could be true...or even make any sense.
 
2014-07-10 02:30:52 PM

Fano: rcantley: Once, at an airport, there was a hubbub about some celebrity disembarking a plane. The huge midwestern man next to me nudged me in the ribs and said, "LOOK, BALKI! IT'S GREGORY HINES!!!"

Okay, that's straight-up funny.

what a magnificent bastard


If you get a chance, read the interview Bronson Pinchot did at Onion AV Club a few years ago.  There are some gems there too.
 
2014-07-10 02:42:09 PM
I like Bronson's show about fixing up his old houses in Pennsylvania.  There, I said it.
 
2014-07-10 02:52:59 PM
What I wouldn't give to have seen that "LOOK, BALKI! IT'S GREGORY HINES!!!" moment.
 
2014-07-10 03:33:39 PM

Dog Welder: That gag went over my head when I was watching the episode.  Not too thrilled with the show so far, but willing to give it another episode or two.  Breaking Bad didn't really grab me until the last couple of episodes in the first season (it had been good but not great, and then it got farking awesome).


Count me as one who missed it as well.

And yeah...I've got a couple more episodes in me...but unless shiat starts to turn around real quick - no reason to waste time on it.  I have plenty of other ways to bore myself on a Sunday night, and some even involve getting something productive done.

/Is a great premise...
//is mind-numbing dull in execution.
 
2014-07-10 04:14:50 PM
I liked him as James Bond.
 
2014-07-10 04:31:01 PM
I felt like the shout out was nothing more than the writers trying to prove their hipness by plucking from obscurity a 1980s pop-culture references and send people scrambling to google.
 
2014-07-10 04:49:35 PM
I remember him from one of the original 'everyone gets on a plane and then weird sh*t happens' tv experiences:  The Langoliers.  I don't remember the rest, but his performance really stood out.

Maybe I was just young enough to not yet realize some comedic actors are also capable of really creepy dramatic characters too.
 
2014-07-10 07:49:17 PM

Wellon Dowd: The Leftovers is quite an achievement. It's not easy making the sudden disappearance of two percent of the world's population so boring.


The book wasn't that great, either.
 
2014-07-10 07:57:39 PM

stupiddream: I like Bronson's show about fixing up his old houses in Pennsylvania.  There, I said it.


This! He has a good eye & appreciation for old things, rare these days.
 
2014-07-11 09:31:11 AM
The whole premise of the show is 2% of the world's population dissapeared. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist it didn't matter. I never gets explained why they vanish it just happened and this is what happened to the people that were left wondering "What the FARK happened." It is just stupid to say it's a rapture story.
 
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