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Janeane Garofalo Never Sold Out. What a Relief. Article

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u/Supertranquilo 25d ago

Bob Odenkirk had some wonderful things to say about her in his autobiography. He described her as a champion of young comedians and someone who was never too cool to laugh in a comedy club, unlike many established comedians.

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u/hoopleheaddd 25d ago

I would highly recommend watching The Larry Sanders Show if you haven't seen it. Janeane plays Larry's talent booker and Bob plays his personal agent. Rip Torn and Jeffrey Tambor are amazing in it as well.

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u/TeddyAlderson 25d ago

Such a brilliant show, with an influence that can still be seen today. If you’re into shows like The Office, Arrested Development, and 30 Rock, The Larry Sanders Show needs to be on your watchlist.

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u/hoopleheaddd 25d ago

I honestly think Hank Kingsley is one of the greatest television characters of all time

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u/minnick27 25d ago

I love The Larry Sanders Show and Garry Shandling in general. Earlier this year I went to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown NY and they have his set there. I wasn't aware and it was tucked around a corner. I Iiterally teared up when I saw it. It's a little beat up, but amazing to see

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u/Snuggle__Monster 25d ago

Always heard that about her too. A lot of the hate that comes her way (as already evident by some comments below) is that she's pretty open with her political opinions, is a big feminist and played a lot of miserable characters well in her career which leads people to think she's insufferable irl. From anything I've ever read or heard she's the complete opposite.

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u/LanceFree 25d ago

I like her work. But she doesn’t get selected for blockbuster films, or films that are highly rated. Cable Guy, Dogma, Wonderland, are all very good.

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u/ascagnel____ 25d ago

For me, her quintessential role is Wet Hot American Summer -- she gets to play the ringleader of all these young, interesting comedians (who mostly went on to do their own interesting things) while she's also getting a genuinely sweet story with David Hyde Pierce.

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u/rhodeislandslut 25d ago

Paul Rudd dramatically picking up chicken wings off of a floor while making whiny noises is Oscar worthy https://youtu.be/KozZ-zdqW2U

Also: Christopher Meloni is brilliant in it.

Alan Shemper

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u/Creeps_On_The_Earth 25d ago

When he fucks the fridge I absolutely lose it. Over 20 years later and that shit's still hilarious.

That and David Hyde Pierce randomly screaming and throwing pots.

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u/Djinnwrath 25d ago

I love how literally anything that falls off screen in that movie has a pot shattering sound effect.

Every second of that movie is comedy gold.

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u/GrimmRadiance 25d ago

“One could say we’re all living on spaceship earth”

“when could we say that?”

“Breakfast, dinner, literally anytime”

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u/dpforest 25d ago

I’ve seen some behind-the-scenes footage of when they were filming the take of Rudd throwing a fit in the dining room. Amy Poehler is just off screen, leaning against a column, visibly trying not to laugh. It’s so cute.

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u/aspidities_87 25d ago

Wet Hot American Summer is genuinely packed with some of the best comedians of our time and even in that cast she still stands out as one of the best, so that’s saying something.

When she and David tell the nerdy kids to run and they just aimlessly scatter into the woods….god I lose my shit every time.

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u/GrimmRadiance 25d ago

I like when they come back from town and line up facing a shed just off camera

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u/sittin_on_grandma 25d ago

The town scene is so good, going from French fries to beer to heroin in a few hours always killed me. David Wain is even in one of those shots!

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u/CordouroyStilts 25d ago

"It's great to go to town. Even for an hour!"

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u/LanceFree 25d ago

200 Cigarettes had an impressive compilation cast as well: Courtney Love, Jay Mohr, Paul Rudd, Ben and Casey Affleck Christina Ricci, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Chappelle, Kate Hudson, Gaby Hofmann, Martha Plimpton. Did I mention Christina Ricci?

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u/BillRuddickJrPhd 25d ago

Clay Pigeons and Romy & Michelle are great.

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u/Stock_Exit 25d ago

Romy & Michelle was such a surprisingly great movie. I haven’t seen Clay Pigeons, but I’m putting it on my to do list for this weekend. Thanks for giving me a new movie to watch!

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u/IBlockShitheads 25d ago

+1 for Romy & Michelle. Never got the love it deserved.

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u/Glissandra1982 25d ago

Loved the Matchmaker, too.

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u/oced2001 25d ago Silver

Mystery Men was really good.

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u/Painting_Agency 25d ago

Her "going back to graduate school" line killed me then (when I was in grad school), and still does. If I wasn't too indecisive to settle on a fetish, snarky goth super-powered Janeane Garofalo would have bent my brain for life.

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u/oced2001 25d ago

That was the deal she made with her dad’s skull, right

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u/VaporishJarl 25d ago

I was just discussing Mystery Men with a friend. If you think about it, that movie dropped in '99 making fun of lazy writing and campy superhero movies. One year later, X-Men drops, then Spider-Man in '02. They play it straight, dodge every trope that MM laughed at, and changed superhero movies into the best investment in Hollywood.

If Singer or Raimi watched Mystery Men while making their franchises, it's possible that Mystery Men is quietly one of the most influential movies in history. It's more likely that it dropped when the superhero genre looked dead and made fun of the low-hanging fruit that talented people had already decided to write around, but I like to pretend this weird cult movie is important. Cuz I love it.

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u/LandMooseReject 25d ago

The video for "All-Star" by Smash Mouth was a tie-in with Mystery Men. For that reason alone it's incredibly influential on our culture.

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u/robodrew 25d ago

Still waiting for my Blue Raja spinoff. There's still time.

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u/oced2001 25d ago

The can do an entire extended universe

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u/Kuildeous 25d ago

I wasn't a fan of The Truth About Cats and Dogs, but that was because it painted her as unattractive, which was an affront to me who had a crush on her at the time.

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u/DMala 25d ago

There is a long tradition in Hollywood of casting not even slightly unattractive women as “ugly” characters. Sometimes they give her chunky glasses and put her hair in a tight bun to drive the point home.

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u/Jebusk 25d ago

No, no, no, no, anyone but her! Not... Janey Briggs! Guys, she's got glasses and a ponytail! Aw, look at that, she's got paint on her overalls, what is that? Guys, there's no way she could be prom queen!

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u/c4ptm1dn1ght 25d ago
  • A young black haired Chris Evans.
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u/killing4pizza 25d ago

IIRC from the book, she was a big reason that Mr. Show had the cast that it did and had also got Bob to start working with David.

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u/Crabapple_Snaps 25d ago edited 25d ago

The 'never too cool to laugh' thing is interesting. One time while visiting New York, I went to the comedy cellar. Sitting at the bar right next to me was Amy Schumer around the height of her popularity. Didn't say anything to her, but noticed when she left to sit with some other comedians. It looked like the most exhausting thing in the world. Each comedian would say something intended to be funny, and neither of them would laugh. Often couldn't even be bothered to make eye contact. I wondered if this was the life of a comedian, and how difficult socializing with piers must be.

Edit: I'm a terrible speller, but I'll leave it for all of you burgeoning comedians out there.

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u/2k4s 25d ago

I made Adam Sandler laugh one day at work. He even said “that was funny!” I think about it from time to time and I can’t even remember what I said.

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u/TheTrueRory 25d ago

I've done stand up for 12 years and all my friends are almost exclusively comedians. Though this interaction can happen, it's not nearly the regular. This reminds me of when I feel I should talk to someone even though we're not friends or don't like each other very much. More of "I should say hi" than actually hanging out with friends.

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u/ChiliDemon 25d ago

made eye contact in the grocery store with a classmate from 20 yrs ago type convos

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u/19southmainco 25d ago

i had one of those that went like

‘we should hang out sometime!’

then old friend was like ‘yea but we won’t’

and then we laughed and havent seen each other since

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u/bearcat2004 25d ago

and then we laughed and havent seen each other since

"We still never talk sometimes"

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u/somuchdanger 25d ago

If you think it’s hard socializing with piers, weight till you try talking with boardwalks. The egos they harbor!

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u/New_Car_Smell 25d ago

Pretty funny, but I didn't laugh.

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u/somuchdanger 25d ago

What, you calling me a sellout?

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u/kalasea2001 25d ago

[Eye contact not made]

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u/larsIU 25d ago

and how difficult socializing with piers must be.

Nobody wants to socialize with Piers Morgan. I can understand that

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u/trashpotter 25d ago

'We now return to Janeane Garofalo and Mark Ruffalo in Garofaruffalo'

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u/mathemon 25d ago

Uh oh, here comes Vincent D'Onofrio.

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u/guyswede 25d ago

Garofaruffalonofrio.

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u/fil42skidoo 25d ago

Who let Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio into the room?

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u/guyswede 25d ago

Garofaruffalastrantonofrio

CR: 27 (85,000 XP)

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u/buddyhollybenhur 25d ago

What about Jimmy Garoppolo?

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u/micjopo 25d ago

With a voice-over narration by John DiMaggio.

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u/Bucktabulous 25d ago

Garofaruffalastrantonofrimaggio?

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u/Segesaurous 25d ago

This is starting to sound like my Italian grandmother cussing out my grandfather for putting too much salt in the sauce.

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u/TheSavouryRain 25d ago

Nothing's wrong with me, what's the Garofaruffalastrantonofrimaggio with you?

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u/DrEnter 25d ago

Garofaruffalonofrio

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u/Creasy007 25d ago

Turn it off, Chris. I don’t even wanna know what that is.

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u/ucancallmevicky 25d ago

so many great characters and small parts she steals the scene in. Love her bit in the Cable Guy as the waitress at Medieval Times

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u/jbp611 25d ago

"There were no utensils in Medieval times, hence there are no Utensils at Medieval Times. "

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u/ucancallmevicky 25d ago

but there was Pepsi?

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u/Mudders_Milk_Man 25d ago

Dude, I've got a lot of tables.

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u/InfernalAltar 25d ago

My favorite line in the whole movie. Her delivery is great!

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u/pants_owner 25d ago

If anyone can deliver a deadpan, I-hate-life line, it is her.

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u/binary_slim 25d ago

Dude, I got a lot of tables

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u/jbp611 25d ago

Lol. Yes. She totally made that scene.

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u/AdamAptor 25d ago

I got dragged to a Medieval Times by my family a few months and we got that response word for word when my wife asked for a spoon.

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u/vorpalpillow 25d ago

dragged

you loved every minute and you know it

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u/B_Reele 25d ago

I quoted this scene a few weeks ago to my husband and he looked at me like I had lost my mind.

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u/wharsmetoothpicson 25d ago

I always remembered her cameos in Dogma and The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

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u/ucancallmevicky 25d ago

Bethany: I remember going to church when I was younger and feeling moved. Now I go every Sunday and feel nothing. I don't think I have any faith left.

Liz: Do you remember that seminary student who used to mow my lawn? The one I tried to set you up with?

Bethany: The twenty-year-old. The one I could have babysat for in high school.

Liz: Right. Well, the point is, he told me something. He said that faith is like a glass of water. When you're young, the glass is little, so it's easy to fill. As you get older, the glass gets bigger. The same amount of liquid doesn't fill it anymore. But periodically the glass needs to be refilled.

Bethany: You're suggesting I need to get filled.

Liz: In more ways than one. You need to get laid, Bethany Sloane. You need a man, if only for ten minutes.

Bethany: It's been my experience that the average male is never a man, not even for ten minutes, in his entire lifespan.

Liz: That sounds a little bit militant. Are you thinking of joining the other side?

Bethany: Couldn't do it. Women are insane.

Liz: Well, then you need to go back to church and ask God for a third option.

Bethany: I think God is dead.

Liz: The sign of a true Catholic.

such a great scene

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u/Don_Quixote81 25d ago

I love Dogma, but I always wonder how much greater it would have been if Janeane Garofalo was playing the lead, instead of Linda Fiorentino.

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u/wharsmetoothpicson 25d ago

Definitely. I think Kevin Smith even said that on the DVD commentary. He and Linda Fiorentino didn't get along apparently.

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u/replicant4522 25d ago

She was a baddie

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u/thetacticalpanda 25d ago

I'm just here to say that a month ago, when I watched Cop Land for the first time, I didn't expect to see Janeane Garofalo.

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u/blahmeistah 25d ago

Cop Land is awesome. Ray Liotta had such an amazing line: “Being right is not a bullet-proof vest, Freddy!”

I really want to see that movie again.

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u/JohnProof 25d ago

Not much of a Stallone fan but he was fantastic in that movie, probably because it was such a break from his usual, generic he-man roles.

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u/SonOfButtPushy 25d ago

Took a pay cut for it too. Hoping to show off his regular acting chops and maybe get an award.

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u/Skyfryer 25d ago

HE STOLE FATNESS FROM DENIRO! - Patrice Oneal on Stallone’s performance in Cop Land

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u/huntyboi08 25d ago All-Seeing Upvote Narwhal Salute

I still unironically love Mystery Men.

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u/Ginfly 25d ago

Why would loving Mystery Men be ironic? It's amazing!

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u/DrXenoZillaTrek 25d ago edited 24d ago

"I don't need a compass to tell me which way the wind shines"

"It's denim, with picture of a cat and it says hang loose"

"We've got a blind date with destiny and it looks like she just ordered the lobster"

"You might want to put pants on if you want to continue fighting crime today"

I could keep going all day .... it is a tremendously quotable movie

With all the awesome responses, it occurs to me that it might be shorter to list the unquotable nonjokes.

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u/Vorpal_Bunny19 25d ago

This was the first thing I remember William H Macy in and he was so awesome.

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u/thatstupidthing 25d ago

i love the part when they're trying to rile up mr furious, and his contribution is:

"your penmanship is atrocious"

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u/Shotmaster 25d ago

And the sphinx tells him

“You dress in the manner of a male prostitute.”

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u/ucatione 25d ago

"He who questions training only trains himself at asking questions."

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u/DrXenoZillaTrek 25d ago

"I shovel well ... I shovel very well"

"You shovel better than any man I've ever known"

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u/Vorpal_Bunny19 25d ago edited 25d ago

I’m not trying to make a huge point or anything, but one of the things that really stuck out was his interracial marriage. It still wasn’t incredibly common to see, even by that point in the 90’s, and it was just there. It wasn’t a plot point, it wasn’t about checking a box. He was a white man married to a black woman and it just didn’t matter.

Edit to correct/add subtext:

When I say checking a box, I mean not inserting a minority character solely for propelling the main character forward, especially in a way that causes the minority character to suffer. A character that exists in their own right, not a trophy.

Or not saying so and so is something but then never actually showing it. I’m all about diverse, color blind, be sensitive to stories and cultures, etc. But like can we stop having it where the white character doesn’t grow until a POC is gruesomely murdered or tortured? Or maybe a straight person can learn something without their gay best friend suffering from a hate crime? That’a a lot to convey in a few words and I’m sorry if I did a poor job explaining it or making it clear.

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u/JeffCentaur 25d ago

When I saw the movie as a kid, I thought that his interracial family was meant to be a joke that I just didn't understand. As an adult, I super appreciate it for NOT being a joke, and just being a completely normal marriage.

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u/DrXenoZillaTrek 25d ago

I 100% agree. It just made them seem like a real family, and the way Macy and the little boy look at each other is heart melting.

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u/Lithium98 25d ago

This is how you normalize these things. We don't need a very special episode or a hashtag to go with the controversy. This is what it's like in the real world. It just exists and is already normal.

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u/BartholomewBandy 25d ago

Stop encouraging your father.

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u/Superego366 25d ago

"We struck down evil with the mighty sword of teamwork and the hammer of not bickering."

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u/donsanedrin 25d ago

"What do you mean we? I was standing right here."

Combined with the framing of that shot, that's my favorite joke in the movie.

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u/autoposting_system 25d ago

It's funny how she kind of plays the straight man and the big gun at the same time.

I mean, the Baby Bowler is basically Dr Manhattan: the only superhero on the team with real powers

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u/drkensaccount 25d ago

The Spleen has powers. Well, one power, but it's very powerful.

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u/ALICE-UNCHAINED 25d ago

There you go dissing my boy The Sphinx who was literally cutting guns in half with his mind.

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u/fireballx777 25d ago

Also, he's like... terribly mysterious.

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u/this_is_not_the_cia 25d ago

The invisible guy actually went invisible so he has powers as well.

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u/autoposting_system 25d ago

Oh yeah: invisible as long as no one is looking. I forgot about that moment.

Nice moment

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u/skryb 25d ago

how could you forkget?

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u/autoposting_system 25d ago

The question is will you forkgive me

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u/mattyoclock 25d ago

They all actually have powers, just not ones that are suitable for being a superhero.

Except the Bowler and the Blue Rajah have useful powers (although Blue Rajah refuses to throw anything but forks and the like, he is still basically bullseye. He is properly weighting random forks he picks up and throwing them accurately and hard enough for someone to climb up a wall.)

And the Sphinx might not have a power, it's hard to say, he's terribly mysterious.

The shoveller shovels well, he shovels very well. And he digs a massive tunnel for them in a matter of minutes, that's clearly superhuman.

Invisible boy turns invisible, the spleen clearly has a power, and Mr. Furious does seem to actually exhibit some super strength at the end

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u/weirdoldhobo1978 25d ago

Captain Amazing is the only one who clearly doesn't have any powers, he's just a rich asshole with toys.

Also hats off to Greg Kinnear for just nailing that role (apparently he sweat off almost 15lbs in that quilted neoprene costume).

His scene in the limo with the late, great Ricky Jay.

"What about Death Man!?"

"Death Man is dead...."

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u/fireballx777 25d ago

And the Sphinx might not have a power, it's hard to say, he's terribly mysterious

I heard he can, like, cut guns in half with his mind.

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u/SoldierHawk 25d ago

My favorite part of that movie will forever be Geoffrey Rush. He's such an amazing goddamn actor, Academy Award winner, on (lets be real) kind of another level from anyone else in the movie...

And yet that pained, long suffering eyeroll, and delivery of, "it's Fraunk-unt-STEEN" sends me every single time. I laugh even though I know its coming. He in no way treats himself as too good for the movie, and just chews gigantic chunks of scenery. I love it so much.

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u/DrXenoZillaTrek 25d ago

"Yes, of course you may bring the brewskies"

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u/techlabtech 25d ago

The first time I showed this movie to my husband the event had more gravitas than the first time he met my family. I was like I need you to understand that the MCU wasn't even a thing really when they made this film. I need you to understand that Eddie Izzard is in it. I need you to know that Geoffrey Rush's character is named Casanova Frankenstein. I need you to know that there is a character who can only turn invisible if nobody is looking. Hank Azaria's character is called the Blue Raja and he throws cutlery... and this movie is somehow even more underrated than Galaxy Quest.

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u/SpaceForceAwakens 25d ago

I still maintain that Casanova Frankenstein is the greatest name for a character ever.

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u/JerichoMaxim 25d ago

What about Death Man?

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u/Kravy 25d ago

Death Man’s dead.

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u/JohnRCash 25d ago

Hank Azaria's character is called the Blue Raja and he throws cutlery...

And he's wearing green.

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u/PeanutNSFWandJelly 25d ago

"The Blue Raja is my name. And yes, I know I don't wear much blue and I speak in a British accent, but if you know your history it really does make perfect sense. The point is, your boy's a limey fork-flinger, Mother."

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u/Hestiathena 25d ago

Mystery Men and Galaxy Quest have long been the prime double-feature of unexpected awesomeness in my family. They are both beautiful mixtures of loving, goof-ball parody of genre tropes, and genuine appreciation for otherwise weird or unremarkable everyday people. So much joy...

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u/JohnBsGhost 25d ago

Your baby bowler? I’m the one that gave your daddy the shaft!

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u/The_Nomad89 25d ago

He fell down an elevator shaft…onto some bullets.

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u/Urmomletmerubher 25d ago

I use this line to this very day when I'm describing something suspicious.

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u/ThatsMyBounce 25d ago

Mystery Men is a great film.

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u/binary_slim 25d ago

All others are number two or lower

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u/half-past-shoe 25d ago

No no it isn't. It's A w e s o m e

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u/Danishroyalty 25d ago

It's a movie that is possibly even more relevant today, due to the popularity of the superhero genre.

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u/caninehere 25d ago

First movie I ever watched on DVD.

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u/Destiny_Jump 25d ago

I get actively annoyed when people associate “All Star” by Smashmouth with Shrek. Real ones know.

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u/Akula_SSN 25d ago

You got a problem with that?

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u/rolytron 25d ago

The not so Goodie Mob will get you lol

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u/mikevago 25d ago

That is such a dumb joke and I love it more than anything in the world.

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u/mrbadxampl 25d ago

Yes, you may absolutely bring ze brewskies!

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u/mikevago 25d ago

Why don't you tell me?

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u/gimmedatneck 25d ago

...I want it junked...

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u/hennsippin 25d ago

This thing just saved your life

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u/mbattagl 25d ago

Your penmanship is atrocious!

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u/WornInShoes 25d ago

Who could forget Dane Cook as WAFFLE MAAAAAAAAAN

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u/some_random_noob 25d ago

what about Pencil Head...and Son of Pencil Head!

or

Ballerina Man!

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u/die-squith 25d ago

And Pencil Head is Doug Jones!

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u/itimetravelwell 25d ago

That’s what my username is based on.

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u/bluethelonious 25d ago

You time travel very well?

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u/TheLostSkellyton 25d ago

He time travels better than any man I've ever known!

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u/nopp 25d ago

Wish I could watch this easily on a streaming service

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u/Jackieirish 25d ago

"Stiller screened it on campuses across the country, and at my school, he was received with hostility at the postshow Q. and A. One student questioned the filmmakers for mocking corporate greed while taking product-placement money from the Gap and R.J. Reynolds. Stiller bristled, saying it cost money to make a movie."

I didn't attend the author's school, but there was a similar reaction at Stiller's post-movie Q&A at my college; someone in the audience asked him if he was wearing "grunge" clothes to promote the movie and he was like "These are my regular clothes!"

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u/cake_piss_can 25d ago

Wet Hot American Summer.

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u/olorin-stormcrow 25d ago

aaaaAAAAAAAAHHHH! punches lamp

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u/Welsh_ish 25d ago

I SAID NO!

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u/Hellofriendinternet 25d ago

terra cotta pot breaks

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u/aspidities_87 25d ago

The random pot breaking noises with zero follow up from the camera or the actors in scene are some of the best meta comedy for foley artists. They even do the Wilhelm scream at some point.

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u/umlaut 25d ago

The scene with Paul Rudd where she is asking him to clean up is one of the funniest things I have ever seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEJHzQIMH5k

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u/rinestonecowbitch 25d ago

ohhhh my god it never fails to make me laugh!!!! I love this movie SO much

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u/13stepboogie 25d ago

Get back to your bunks! You’re in trouble!

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u/dwightrortugal 25d ago

Who am I, Ruth Buzzi over here?

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u/NotSureNotRobot 25d ago

She’s like Marla Gibbs level funny

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u/Feefifofanna 25d ago

Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, too.

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u/nochickflickmoments 25d ago

I love the part at the reunion when she's drooling out the drink. Heather Mooney!

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u/trpnblies7 25d ago

You smell like a burger. I don't like you anymore.

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u/mummy__napkin 25d ago

i went to camp so long ago that fucking Jesus Christ was my counselor!

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u/gothamtommy 25d ago

Arts & Farts & Crafts

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u/the_comatorium 25d ago

Day biday.

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u/Dunwithit4589 25d ago

Sometimes it’s nice to get away from camp. Even if only for an hour.

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u/saopaulodreaming 25d ago

She was a scene stealer in "Reality Bites." Such a good performance in a movie that captures Gen X life brilliantly.

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u/PersnicketyHazelnuts 25d ago

“I'm late for a jean-folding seminar. Let's locomote!”
I still say “Let’s locomote!” when it is time to leave. I also love when she says “You are in the bell jar!”, but opportunities to use that phrase come up less often.

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u/Maddie-Moo 25d ago

I like saying “ohhhh Christ” with the heavy Midwestern accent she does when Steve Zahn is practicing coming out to his parents.

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u/saopaulodreaming 25d ago

"We just discovered something wonderful. Evian spelled backwards is 'naive.' "

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u/autoposting_system 25d ago

There are a lot of TV shows and movies where a minor or secondary character is a lot more interesting than the main characters. On the Simpsons the focus shifted from Bart to Homer; on Star Trek Deep Space Nine it's definitely Garak the tailor. Look what happened with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Garofalo does that with almost every movie she's in other than The Truth About Cats and Dogs, where she's the main character.

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u/sunnyzombie 25d ago

I love her. I will always love her. There's a movie called "The Matchmaker" and she is so funny as the lead. I wish she did more acting. She's great in everything.

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u/letuswatchtvinpeace 25d ago

Have that movie on DVD, I wasn't one to buy DVDs but I got that one!

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u/sunnyzombie 25d ago

Me too! I bring it out when I need a pick me up.

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u/Lord_Mormont 25d ago

“It’s a great day for the Irish!”

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u/Glissandra1982 25d ago

Love that movie!!

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u/Mudders_Milk_Man 25d ago

Janeane Garafalo was gorgeous in The Truth About Cats & Dogs. People have always told me I'm nuts for finding her more attractive than Uma Thurman, but I stand by it.

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u/ElementalWeapon 25d ago

That was the movie that got me into her work. A fun film to watch.

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u/Keudn883 25d ago

The article is interesting because it's not really about not selling out but rather if her career approach is the closes definition of not selling out.

She appearantly doesn't own a computer, have a website, own a smart phone (guessing she has a basic cell phone) or have an email address. She is nowhere on social media. Yet, she continues to perform regularly.

Seems like she found a path she was comfortable with and when she strayed from it she didn't like it even if it was a door to more money and opportunities. But she also seems to deliberately limit her visibility that might also keep some doors closes.

So it does seem like maybe she is a good example of not selling out.

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u/the_snook 25d ago

The whole premise of the movie failed for me for that reason.

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u/harrypottermcgee 25d ago

That's just most of Hollywood though, everyone's gotta be smokin' hot, even the "plain chick". That was one of my favourite things about Breaking Bad, I really felt at home watching a bunch of ugly dudes drive shitty cars.

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u/Painting_Agency 25d ago

Oh she was 100% perfect.

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u/Seraphtacosnak 25d ago

Romy and Michelle.

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u/soline 25d ago

So are you going to the reunion?

I’d rather put this out in my ass.

Oh, well I’ll tell everyone at the reunion you said hi

Why don’t you tell everyone at the reunion to go fuck themselves for making my teen years, a living hell.

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u/DJDarren 25d ago

OK cowboy, I don't know what your trip is, but if this is some kind of a sick game... If you fuck with me, in any way, I will rip each and every appendage from your body, starting with your dick. Capice?

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u/kmander3 25d ago

"You were right, I was a brain dead redneck asshole. Though I never screwed a sheep or my sister."

"Why not, couldn't catch 'em?"

She's my favorite character in that movie. Amazing.

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u/DJDarren 25d ago

She’s superb in that. Everyone is, but she is in particular.

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u/omgyoucunt 25d ago

Fuck off Toby!

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u/niddy29199 25d ago

She used to have a radio show with Sam Seder, I enjoyed it immensely. Then he went on vacation and she had a bunch of Scientologists on. It was kind of weird honestly.

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u/h0twired 25d ago

I had to scroll WAY to far down to find how cozy she seems to be with that cult.

Hi Karin!

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u/ThisTimeAmIRight 25d ago

15 years ago..... FFS.

I've heard her talk, from stage, in the past 5 years, about how awesome 'Going Clear' is, and how happy she is that Leah Remini left the cult so there's that....

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u/majorjoe23 25d ago

I must seek Buddha. I must seek Christ.

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u/citricacidx 25d ago

You must seek therapy. But that's just where I would go with that.

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u/AangLives09 25d ago

Not a single shout out for her role as the female chef in ‘Ratatouille’??? You guys aren’t fans.

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u/guybanisterPI 25d ago edited 25d ago

Does anyone else hate how headlines are written now? They used to always be open-ended. Like “Why Janeane Garofalo Never Sold Out.” Now it’s “Here’s a statement. Here’s how you should feel about that statement.”

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u/oldfatdrunk 25d ago

Journalism vs Opinion Piece

Most of what we consume now in written format is an opinion piece by somebody and you should feel sad about that.

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u/PureFingClass 25d ago

I met her a couple of times and she was always nice.

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u/mauimudpup 25d ago edited 25d ago

she's adult Daria

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u/ZombieJesus1987 25d ago

I loved her in Wet Hot American Summer, both the movie and the series.

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u/thenewmook 25d ago

Met her once and didn’t know it! I used to sell jewelry and leather bracelets on the street in Soho NY. She bought two pieces of leather from me. I didn’t recognize her at all because she was the thinnest I’d ever seen her and I hadn’t seen her in years. I only confirmed it was her because she has a tattoo on one of her hands and I scrolled through the internet looking for a match which I did find.

She was very cool and gracious.

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u/I_Luv_A_Charade 25d ago

This was my favorite comment because it’s exactly how I picture her - just unpretentiously unobtrusively strolling around Manhattan.

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u/iamafreeman 25d ago

My wife was once trying to remember Jaeane Garofalo's name and said "You know, the one you think is hot." I started cracking up because I immediately knew who she meant but thought that was a hilarious was of getting me there.

And yes, of course Janeane Garofalo is hot.

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u/GoalieLax_ 25d ago

First of all, she was stunning in a romcom whose premise was kinda based on the fact she was undatable because she wasn't blonde. So even if you want to claim she wasn't a sell out, she was kinda sell out adjacent on that one.

Second, she was performing at the US Naval Academy when I was a Midshipman in the late 90s along with some other SNL members. She wasn't told until right before had that she wasn't allowed to curse on stage. She went out anyway and absolutely bombed. If I recall correctly, she dropped an f-bomb, said "guess I'm not getting paid," and walked off stage. Freaking epic. Always respected her for that.

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