'Bored to Death': Ted Danson now owns my Sunday night
Or at least he’s giving Jon Hamm a run for his hard liquor-soaked money. My sudden and unexpected love for HBO’s Bored To Death has blossomed in the form of a few tiny blond underarm hairs I’ll be letting grow out all season as an homage to Ted Danson’s character, George Christopher (pictured). I currently can’t decide whether my favorite line from last night’s episode, “The Case of the Stolen Skateboard,” was Christopher’s explanation to Jason Schwartzman’s Jonathan that “It’s all organic game — rabbits that have been shot naturally in the woods, that sort of thing” or Christopher’s cry for help during a bout of pre-party paranoia: “Are we too stoned? My feet feel really interesting in my shoes.”
I also enjoyed an all-out giggle fit after Jonathan attempted to make a stealth getaway in Ray’s (Zach Galifianakis) car only to get locked out, at which point Ray’s lone driver’s seat defense against a swarm of teenagers on skateboards was to hug his steering wheel in defeat and produce one long honk. Ray and Jonathan’s struggle with timing — hands off the door to let it unlock!!! — had a Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque “isn’t the way humans do things just absurd” quality to it, don’t you think? (Ted Danson tie-in!)
Finally, two words. Parker Posey. I fell for the guest star’s crazy health-nut yoga monster character almost as hard as Jonathan did (and like him, “in my heart I’m a vegan but in my mouth I lack discipline.”) But the coupling was not meant to be, and all that jazz. Or is it “all that jizz”? (Once again, simply pulling a direct quote from the episode.)
Are you loving Bored To Death too? Who had the best line last night?