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Monday, June 26, 2006

That Was Weird

We got expanded cable service a few weeks ago, and while I don't watch a whole lot of TV, the new service does greatly improve my chances of seeing something good when I do sit down in front of the tube. House, for example. Great show. Well-written, well-acted, smart and intriguing. And Hugh Laurie is great-- not big news, nor shocking, I know, but I had only heard this, I hadn't actually seen him in action.

Terrific actor, terrific role. Cranky, brilliant, sarcastic, and often down right mean.

Which brings me to the weird part. We were watching Stuart Little 2 the other night-- which is pretty decent as kids' movies go-- and I could not place the dad. He's a chipper, understanding, find-the-silver-lining-in-everything kind of dad. Ward Cleaver on happy pills, pretty much. I could not figure out who the guy was playing him.

Then I was looking away for a bit, and I recognized the voice. It was Dr. House-- clean shaven and Mr. Good Hollywood Dad, but Hugh Laurie, nonetheless. Very strange.

As a side note, Stuart Little 2 has a heck of a cast. Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis (Mom), Jonathan Lipnicki (the cute kid from Jerry Maguire), Nathan Lane (Snowbell the cat), Melanie Griffith (Margalo the bird), James Woods (The Evil Falcon-- even just his voice makes a great villain), and, of course, Michael J. Fox as the voice of Stuart.

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Hugh Laurie is great in “House”. But to really appreciate the man’s talents, you have to see the TV series “Jeeves and Wooster” (available on A&E DVD) and “Black Adder”.

The man’s a treasure.
 
I've seen Black Adder but not for quite a while. Laurie is in that? Huh. Well, now I'll have to check out the PBS schedule to see when it's on.
 
House is a good show, but the first season was far better than the second. I was especially disappointed by this season's finale.
 
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