Saw Grown Ups recently, and, in addition to enjoying the movie in a Men-of-a-(Younger)-Certain-Age plus Not-Quite-So-Old-Dogs sort of way, I had this epiphany:
When, exactly did Steve Buscemi become Don Knotts?
Now, I like both Buscemi and Knotts, so I don’t consider this a slight in either direction. I don’t know if it’s the eyes, or the spastic movements, or delivery of the dialogue, but Buscemi was channeling his inner Barney in that movie.
Which made me ponder … if this is the case, it certainly opens up a few possibilities. Like this:
Mr. Barney Pink … who doesn’t like to tip. I wonder if the bullet’s really in the front pocket …
And, it works in the other direction, too … after all, think of how interesting Andy Griffith would be.
P.S. Here’s a note to all the Lebowski purists who may or may not read this: I know the picture and the line of dialogue don’t match. If I wanted to be accurate, I guess, the line would read “Come on, Barney, they were threatening castration.” … But that just didn’t seem right.