Monday, January 18, 2010

John Ratzenberger: Still Playing An Asshole After All These Years.

I read that former Cheers actor John Ratzenberger was supporting Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race. I Googled his name, and came across this mind-numbingly dumb quote from a Brown campaign rally via--surprise!--the National Review, in a snarky post entitled, "That Other Hollywood: Cheers!"

Maybe he's auditioning for Fox and Friends:

This isn't the Democratic party of our fathers and grandfathers. This is the party of Woodstock hippies. I was at Woodstock — I built the stage. And when everything fell apart, and people were fighting for peanut-butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to build a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie.

Basically, it seems Ratzenberger was reprising his role as dim-witted gasbag Cliff Claven, this time by playing himself.

Typecasting, I guess...

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Anonymous said...

So the "mind-numbingly dumb" part of Ratzenberger's quote is?
The guy was there and just described what he saw. I notice you don't actually dispute anything he said, but just fling names at him.
Talk about mind-numbingly dumb...

JohnnyRussia said...

Y'all come back now, y'hear?