This week we managed to score an interview with Diedrich Bader, a man who has provided countless hours of joy to all of us. He has created quite a few memorable characters – Oswald from The Drew Carey Show, Lawrence from Office Space, Rex Kwan Do from Napoleon Dynamite. Tonight, he is playing Batman on a new Cartoon Network show called The Brave and The Bold. You should all check it out, it’s really good. And if you don’t believe me, check out the review of the show Joel Murphy did this week.
And after you’ve watched tonight’s premiere of The Brave and The Bold and read every single article here on HoboTrashcan, I hope you will write your local congressman to demand more Rick Moranis in our lives. Together, we can bring him back to our TVs. Yes we can.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
One on One with Diedrich Bader
Christian Bale’s brooding, growling Dark Knight set box office records this summer and Kevin Conroy’s voice work as Batman is beloved by animation fans, but tonight a new man dons the cape and cowl – Diedrich Bader.
Bader, known for his work on The Drew Carey Show, Office Space and Napoleon Dynamite, voices Batman in an all-new Cartoon Network show, Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Based on the popular comic book series, The Brave and The Bold teams Batman up with a variety of other superheroes to battle common foes.
We recently talked to Bader about becoming Batman, learning from Scott Bakula and hearing fans shout “two chicks at the same time.”
Murphy’s Law – One Shot: Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Since Diedrich Bader was kind enough to do an interview with the site and The Cartoon Network was kind enough to send Joel Murphy an advanced copy of tonight’s premiere episode of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Murphy reviews the show this week in a special One Shot column.
Note to Self – Fan friendly
The New Jersey Nets are providing 1,500 free tickets over the next two months to unemployed fans who submit resumes to the team and are forwarding the resumes they receive to 120 corporate sponsors and a couple hundred firms that own season tickets. Brian Murphy thinks this is a great idea and has a few thoughts on ways other teams can get in on the act.
Outside of the In-Crowd – Wither Rick Moranis?
In the 1980s, there was a man who shrunk his kids, battled a man-eating plant, bonded with Zuul and fought valiantly against the cocky space pirate Lone Starr. That man was Rick Moranis. Moranis was a part of so many classic movies during the 80s, but sadly in recent years he has decided to step away from the spotlight. Courtney Enlow believes it’s time for Moranis to resurface.
Overrated – Our nation’s progress
Last week, America made history by electing the first African American president. While even the cynical Ned Bitters was overwhelmed with emotion when the results came in last Tuesday night, Bitters can’t help but think that we still have a long way to go in this country, which is why he believes that our nation’s progress is overrated.
Also make sure to check out our Hobo Radio Podcast, as well as an all-new From the Vault and Recyclables.
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