A shaggy dog story, in a comic vein


The other day, I was chatting with the award-winning cartoonist who created the Flaming Carrot and the Mystery Men, and for whom SpongeBob SquarePants was named.

The artist said to me, “You know, now that Marvel is rebooting the X-Men movie franchise, you’d be the perfect actor to play Hank McCoy.”

“How so?” I asked.

“Well, you’re a rather squat and stocky individual, yet quite graceful and agile,” the artist said. “You’re also intellectual and erudite, as is Hank.”

Although flattered, I demurred. “They’d never cast a little-known voice actor in such a prominent role in a big-budget, live-action property,” I said. “That’s why Kelsey Grammer got the role in X-Men: The Last Stand.”

“Nevertheless,” reiterated the cartoonist, “if I were directing the next X-Men film, I’d cast you as Hank.”

To which I could only respond…

“I’ll never be your Beast, Bob Burden.”

Thank you! I’ll be here all week!

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One Comment on “A shaggy dog story, in a comic vein”

  1. Craig Says:

    Boy did I walk in to that one. Have to admit it made me smile.

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