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Oh, Alan. *rofl*

As a loyal and loving fan of Alan Cumming, I naturally feel the need to watch anything and everything he's in (at least currently - some of the old indie movies freak me out). So, this leads me to occasionally taking a peek at "The Good Wife," which he is currently in.



Last week there was the epic scene of him freaking the eff out, flailing and running and tripping and throwing his cell phone onto an escalator while talking on it. That moment made me realize that his previously boring and stuffy character has slowly evolved into something resembling Glitch/Ambrose. This pleases me greatly.

So last night I started watching the episode and behold, another *ROLF* moment with Alan - this time him choking on a sandwich when something he was watching startled him and then being unable to yell for his assistant, so he throws a book at the door. Naturally, I decided to record the episode so I could watch it today while fast forwarding through the rest of the stuff he wasn't in, as I find the show otherwise excruciatingly boring.

Now, for those who haven't seen it, Alan's character is "Eli Gold," an image consultant for one of the leads who is running for political office. In other words - he's Ambrose but with more snark. The remainder of last night's episode consisted of him trying to convince people that his client is not homophobic or anti-Israeli, with hilariously awkward results. One of the best moments was when he asks his client (the politician) if he has a problem with gay people.

Client: "Oh, come on, Eli, you know I don't have a problem with you - "
Eli: "Oh, for god's sake, I'm not gay!"

*SPORFLE* That is the ONLY time you will ever hear those words come from his mouth. :D The Yom Kippur dinner scene later was also full of him trying to be advisorly and political...and failing miserably.

Oh, ALAN. You make even the most horrifically dull shows GLORIOUS. \o/

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jestana
Oct. 14th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
I've only seen snippets of The Good Wife when I wander into the family room while my dad's watching it (with his eyes closed *grin*) and last night, I happened to wander in time to catch the "I'm not gay!" line. Hee!
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