It might not have been his greatest or most critically acclaimed role, but it sure was one of his most popular. And with good reason. Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy is about as entertaining as it gets.
It was good to see both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report get some Emmy love.
I can’t argue with The Daily Show winning for “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series,” while the Colbert staff won in the writing category. That makes sense to me. While the writing on The Daily Show is strong, I think it’s Stewart’s performance that elevates the show. His line readings, facial expressions and silly voices are Emmy worthy on their own. Can you imagine the same material in the hands of someone like … oh, I don’t know … Craig Kilborn?
A second Frankie and Chub animated cartoon short is in production! Frankie and Chub, you ask? They’re the wiener-like characters featured in “Frankie Loves Tina Fey,” which can be viewed in my previous post and on YouTube.
I can answer a few questions about the upcoming Frankie and Chub video:
Will the production values be just as crappy?
Probably. But on a more ambitious scale.
Will Frankie’s obsession with Tina Fey be addressed?
Most likely, unless he’s moved on to Sarah Palin.
Will Tina Yothers make another cameo appearance?
Yes, but you’ll have to wear the special 3-D glasses to see her.
Will there be slapping?
There will be slapping. (That would make a great title for a Daniel Day-Lewis film, wouldn’t it?)
After dipping my toe in the waters of animation, I’ve now put in an entire foot. Here’s the latest: