TTDNST: A Muppet and a Fat Guy

Before we go any further, I have one question to ask you: Have you seen Ghost Town?  I’m pretty sure critics panned it almost universally but I have an unabashed and irrevocable adoration for that movie that may never die.  I laughed so hard I cried a little, then I cried for real, then I smiled. 

It’s a perfect Friday night movie (I should know, because I saw it on a Friday) so if you don’t have any plans tomorrow night you might want to look into it.  Either that or begging my sister in law to make you a chocolate martini.  Either way, you can’t go wrong.  The movie’s that good and so are her chocolate martinis.

The main character of Ghost Town is played by British actor Ricky Gervais.  You may know him as the main star of the original Office show.  Or you may not, I don’t know.  All you really need to know is that he’s British, hilarious, and has impeccable dead-pan delivery skills that made me crave corticosteroids so that I could get my breathing back under control.

In this YouTube video, which just happens to be this week’s Thing That Does Not Suck, Ricky Gervais sits down for a chat with Elmo.  Apparently celebrities sit down for Sesame Street fireside chats all the time.  I guess it’s a bit of a thing. 

I was talking to a friend of mine on Monday and she said, “Kim Cattrall was on Sesame Street the other day…” and then we both laughed because apparently when you become a parent you start discussing Sesame Street in everyday conversation.  We used to discuss Sex and the City.  Now we chat about Sesame Street.  We’ve either gone far astray or not very far at all, depending on who you ask.

This video shows the outtakes from Ricky Gervais’ interview with Elmo.  I think it’s charming how the two of them interact and riff off one another, and I’m tickled when Elmo loses his temper with Ricky Gervais and says, “It’s called acting, Mr. Ger-vais.  ACTING!”

Even if you have no idea who Ricky Gervais (or Elmo) is, I hope this short video makes you smile too:

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