Theater Hopper - Feb 20: Tough Talker vs. NASCAR Dad
by Tom Brazelton
February 20, 2008
Theater Hopper is a webcomic about all things movies written and illustrated by Tom Brazelton. Starring Tom, his wife Cami, and friend Jared, Theater Hopper perfectly captures Tom's own feelings and reactions to recent and upcoming movies in a way that will easily have you laughing out loud. Updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and featuring a blog post written by Tom, this is the comic that every movie-lover out there won't want to miss. The latest comic and blog has been posted below.
Apologies for the lateness of today's post. For some weird reason, I was having a really hard time connecting to the database that updates the blog component of the site. I guess lucky for me that the comic went up on time?
Onto the movies…
I was watching a commercial for Witless Protection the other day and it occured to me that Larry the Cable Guy has been showing up in an awful lot of movies lately. And I'm not counting ensemble pieces likes Cars or The Blue Collar Comedy Tour. I'm talking about straight-up top billing.
First there was Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector in 2006, then Delta Farce in 2007. With Witless Protection coming out this weekend, that's three movies in three years. I think that's a dangerous trend. If Larry the Cable Guy continues to spit out this kind of quality with continued frequency, it won't be long until he becomes the Earnest P. Worrell of the new millennium.
Today's comic was maybe a little bit harsh on fans of Larry the Cable Guy and I realize it's unfair to categorize people based on their preference of something subjective as comedy. For example, if you're reading my comic, there's probably no accounting for taste. I plan to explore that idea further in Friday's comic. So if you want to see Tom get his come-uppance beyond the realm of atomic wedgies, come back for that.
That said, I am kind of annoyed that so many people fell hook, line and sinker for his redneck character considering he pretty much started his career as a carbon copy of Joey Gladstone from Full House.
Geeze, what's with the 80's references today?
Real quick, I just wanted to extend a quick shout-out to those of you who are coming to visit the site from FirstShowing.net. Response has been really positive since we announced our partnership on Monday and I'm thrilled to be a part of the team over there.
Just so you know, we have over 780 comics in the archive, plus reviews and guest comics. That's a lot of content to sift through. While I like to believe that every new reader starts with the first strip and devours the archive like a ravenous beast, realistically, I know your time is precious. So why don't you check out the Top 50 strips as voted on by our readers? It's a handy little short cut and it really captures a fine selection of comics across our nearly 6 year existence.
If you're feeling extra saucy (and, truthfully who isn't feeling a little saucier these days) check out the archives page and type in any movie title you can think of into our handy search engine. All of the comics have been catologed with key words, so if you input your favorite movie, chances are I've spoofed it!
That's enough of the self-promotion for now. You guys take care. I'll see you here on Friday!
If you're new to Theater Hopper, you can visit the archives to catch up on all of the past comics. New updates will run here on FS.net every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The official site for Theater Hopper is located at: theaterhopper.com.