June 16, 2005

Been missing it, eh?

Just not the same, somehow? Needing a minor diversion towards the end of the week?

WELL, never let it be said that I am not accommodating! Chet the E-Mail Boy dropped a missive from famed North Carolinian Marc Velazquez at my desk earlier in the week. It reads--

If you're up for a Thursday 3 (or some other day -does it have to be Thursday? - it seems to have gone on vacation) - here's a possibility:

1. Samantha for "Bewitched"--Elizabeth Montgomery or Nicole Kidman? [And since Marc was considerate of the girls amongst you in question 3 below, I would like to add -- Darrin: Dick York or Dick Sargent or Will Ferrell? Ed.]

2. Favorite actor for Batman movies.

3. Favorite Star Wars "hottie" (if you could return to age 22 for one day)

For the gals: Harrison Ford or Hayden Christenson (or Ewan McGregor? Samuel L. Jackson?? Yoda???)

For the guys: Carrie Fisher or Natalie Portman?

Well, yes, the T-3 IS on vacation for the summer, in order to allow the writers to negotiate a new contract with the production company. BUT, we here at Possumblog Studios aren’t above throwing out a quick Very Special Episode of the Axis of Weevil Summer Thursday Three to keep the interest level up until we roll out the new episodes in the Fall.

For those of you who are new to the proceedings, you can either answer Marc’s questions on your own blog and leave a link in the comment section below, OR you can just leave your answers. Anyone can play (assuming some basic level of knowledge about various pop culture references), and the winner gets fabulous prizes! Not really.

ANYway, all of you go answer, and leave your links or comments. AS FOR MY ANSWERS…

#1--Well, this isn’t so tough. Nicole Kidman is just too danged scrawny. I really, really think she’s probably a nice person, but she’s nigh unto transparency. CHEESEBURGERS! MILKSHAKES! STAT! She’s tall and fair, and that’s really good, but she’s no bigger than a broomstick, and let’s face it, broomsticks can’t be that much fun. Elizabeth Montgomery, on the other hand, rrrowll! She also seemed to be a pretty good comic actress, back when the competition for such a title was much more stiff. Darrin? I suppose Will Ferrell, because he’s funny. Neither of the Dicks were very good, I thought. Dick the First was too oily and fidgety (and made me wonder what in the world Samantha could EVER see in him) and Dick the Second was too bland. Didn’t like either one. As for the upcoming movie, it looks like garbage. I’m getting REALLY tired of this parade of overblown cinematic sequels to drecky ‘60s television shows. Can’t you people come up with anything new?!

Which brings us to #2 on the list--Favorite Batman actor. I suppose Michael Keaton, because he was so danged funny in Night Shift.

Finally, #3--Again, gotta go with the non-anorexic of the two. (Although the torn-up white jump-suited version of Natalie from the fourth movie does come on pretty strong. At least until compared to the slavegirl-in-a-bikini look sported by Fisher.) Ms. Fisher also has the advantage in that she has a well-timed comic streak that Natalie Portman has never demonstrated. As for the guys, not that I care, because I don’t, because I’m a guy, but Indiana Jones was pretty good back when he was young and didn’t try to look younger by wearing an earring and messing around with icky Calista Flockhart, fer cryin’ out loud. I just wonder why Marc didn't mention Mark Hamill as a possibility. He was really good in Corvette Summer, you know.

ANYway, that’s all for me.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at June 16, 2005 08:00 AM

Mine are up!

Posted by: Tex at June 16, 2005 08:46 AM

I made an attempt at some answers.

Posted by: Chez at June 16, 2005 08:57 AM

1) I agree with you 100% about Elizabeth Montgomery over Nicole Kidman--never could see what Tom Cruise saw in Nicole. But since Tom's recent antics on "Oprah" I must admit I have WAY more sympathy for Ms. Kidman. As for the portrayal of "Darrin": I actually thought Dick York set the standard for "Darrin" and his successors either did not meet that standard or will have a hard time doing so. Will Ferrell may surprise me, though.

2) For Batman, well--I grew up thinking Adam West was his alter ego, so I guess I'd say Mr. West. But Michael Keaton would be my next choice.

3) Definitely Carrie Fisher because of her "spunk" in playing the role of Princess Leia.

Posted by: Stan at June 16, 2005 09:10 AM

the Thursday three is back—you mean it was gone? who knew?

And it’s about movies –I really don’t do movies but I do have an opinion about those people playing Samantha. I really—really –really like the Australian girl—one of my favorites but she is matched up against the [IMO] icon of American cuteness and sexuality from the late 50’s/early –mid 60’s. You know back when someone could be sexy and still look wholesome and All-American.

Number 2—Michael Keaton

3. It was star wars—I really couldn’t care less. I suppose Natalie Portman might be cute when she gets another couple of decades on her.

Posted by: jim at June 16, 2005 09:49 AM

I intended to put that last comment on my blog. This might be better-- if i want anyone to see it.

Posted by: jim at June 16, 2005 09:51 AM

You might want to also explain the giant inflatable monkey.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 16, 2005 10:02 AM

Re: Question 2 - You can't ask that today! I've already got it set as my poll question on al.com's Entertainment page for tomorrow.

Though, after seeing the new movie, I'm going to have to pick Christian Bale.

Posted by: M@ at June 16, 2005 10:05 AM

::sticks out tongue at Matt: Nyah-nyah--can too! Can too! But in the interest of fairness, I would like to invite everyone who participates in today's Thursday Three to ALSO participate in Matt's poll tomorrow. Everyone who does will recieve a free inflatable monkey from Jim Smith. Not really.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 16, 2005 10:12 AM

A JUMBO INFLATABLE MONKEY never needs an explanation.

Posted by: jim at June 16, 2005 10:28 AM

A T-3 - wowee!

1. The obvious answer for us old-timers is Liz Montgomery, as we are accustomed to her wigglin' nose and other charms. I think Ms. Kidman will do OK, though she has been handicapped with Elf Farrell. The first Darren was the best (Dick York), especially when he would lock horns with Endora.
But to answer the question, just check out episodes from the first season in black and white, when Ms. Montgomery would wear a tight sweater and capri pants. Oooba dooba dooba!

2. I liked Kilmer the best, as he brought a darkness to the role. Keaton was OK, but Clooney was too much of a pretty boy. The new guy looks to be OK, though from the previews he might be a little too smart-alecky.
Adam West, of course, is the standard of excellence. You've gotta love a super hero proud to show his wash-tub abs (no prosthetics here!).

3. Hmmm, this is a toughie. While Ms. Portman did not get to model a slave-girl outfit, she has her charms. I still can't figure out why Anakin just didn't leave Courascant with her and future younglings in tow to some outlying planet.
Still, Princess Leia in the slave-girl outfit ... hmmm ... I'll vote for Padme, since I know what happens to Carrie Fisher afterwards.

[PS While Hamill may have been considered a pretty boy at one time, the accident he had warranted me leaving him off of the list. That and the overbite thing.)

Posted by: MarcV at June 16, 2005 11:23 AM

1. Elizabeth Montgomerey. Nicole Kidman just will never be Samantha for me. And if the question is who is Darren, then the answer is Dick York. If the question is who has any sex appeal whatsoever, the answer is none of the above.

2. Christian Bale is the cutest, but I've only seen the first movie and a few of the old tv shows. I guess I really have no opinion on who was actually the best.

3. Carrie Fisher. Her acting is better than Natalie Portman.
Harrison Ford. Sure he's gone all weird, gotten an earring and dumped his wife, but as Han Solo or Indiana Jones, he's definitely the best of the choices. Except for Yoda, of course.

Posted by: Jordana at June 16, 2005 02:21 PM

Noooooooooo! The one day I don't check and I find out I almost missed a thursday three. I guess I'll have to get cracking.

Posted by: Sarah G. at June 16, 2005 10:25 PM