Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy birthday Patrick Warburton

Who is cooler than James Bond and James Dean packed tightly into a tuxedo made of denim?

Who could solve a problem like Maria (but really, is it THAT much of a problem, or does she just want to bitch about it)?

Who is a role model to me, and many many others? (I'd like to think so, thus meaning I'm not really weird.)

Patrick Warburton.

Yes, he's not quite Samuel L. Jackson cool, but really, can any of us get there? No. Patrick Warburton represents attainable cool. And the right dismissive aloofness that if you don't quite attain it, really, it wasn't such a big deal to begin with. That makes sense to me now, but only one cup of coffee. I might end up editing it later.

I have no idea if he can act, but as a TV and movie star, he's fantastic. Here's a smattering, starting with the short-lived live action version of The Tick:

I haven't seen The Emperor's New Groove all the way through, but what I have seen is hysterical.

And as the voice of Superman in this AmEx commerical:

As the voice of Joe in Family Guy:

And Brock Sampson from The Venture Bros.

Here he is in a short scene from Rules of Engagement, a show that would be much better with only Warburton and Oliver Hudson. Or is that a dream I had...

Can't find any Seinfeld episodes to post, but go looking for him in them (if you lived in a cave in the 90s).

Anyway, happy birthday dude! Rock on!

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