The Bored to Death scene-stealer is rocking our world

By Annie Barrett
Updated September 16, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.)