. . . Friday May 7, 2004

Out of the Pink

When Steve Martin was in his stand-up prime, I’d say he was one of the greatest comedians of all time. His movies haven’t been quite as good, but that’s OK, we like Steve. He’s our friend.

But this is the mistake of his career – and maybe a few other careers as well. What kind of sucker would try to fill in for Peter Sellers in anything, let alone a new Pink Panther movie? Brutal.

Hollywood, leave our classics alone! Did you know that they are doing a movie version of The Honeymooners with Cedric the Entertainer in the lead? Stop them now.

As if Martin as Clouseau weren’t terrible enough, the movie will also star Beyonce who will playing the part of … a pop singer. Beyonce explained that her only real familiarity with the Panther series is that she has seen the cartoon.

Concentration is important!