Theater Hopper - August 20: Wherefore Art Thou, Rufio?

August 20, 2008

Theater Hopper

Theater Hopper is a webcomic about all things movies written and illustrated by Tom Brazelton. Starring Tom, his wife Cami, and best friend Jared, Theater Hopper perfectly captures Tom's feelings and reactions to recent and upcoming movies in a way that will easily have you laughing. New updates will be posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This is the webcomic that every movie-lover out there can't miss! Wednesday's comic, #862 - Wherefore Art Thou, Rufio?, has been posted below. Enjoy!

#862 - Wherefore Art Thou, Rufio?

Theater Hopper #862 - Wherefore Art Thou, Rufio?


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From memory, I think he does a lot of voices for Disney, including Jake Long, in American Dragon. He's around, but just doing his own thing

Jezza on Aug 20, 2008


Woot I love Hook and Rufio!! "You're dead, jolly man!" Ru-fi-ooooooo!!! I think it's time to go watch Hook... I absolutely LOVE that movie! Thanks for reminding me of some of my greatest childhood memories Tom!

Alex Billington on Aug 20, 2008


Take the Lead, anyone?

dire on Aug 20, 2008


He also played a character in "But I'm a Cheerleader", and he voiced a main character in the Nick show "Avatar: the last airbender".

The Better Bard on Aug 20, 2008


Dante Basco, he does a lot of voice work. but I'd say his most famous voice work currently is that of Zuko on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Garrett.king on Aug 20, 2008


Sorry to be a pedant, but "Wherefore art thou Rufio" means "Why are you Rufio?" which doesn't make any sense. The original "Wherefore art thou Romeo" makes sense, because Juliet is bemoaning the fact that he is a Montague. "Where art thou Rufio" would make sense, but obviously loses the immediate connection to Shakespeare.

Jon on Aug 20, 2008


Dire, The entire time I was watching that movie I was thinking "I know this guy from somehwere" it wasn't until the end that I finally realized who it was.

Stephen on Aug 20, 2008


I looked up Dante Brasco on IMDB when I was putting this comic together and was really surprised by the amount of work he's done since Hook. Most child actors aren't that prolific. So I was really happy to see he was doing well for himself even though I haven't seen him in anything since Hook!

Tom Brazelton on Aug 20, 2008


Bangarang, Tom. Bangarang.

Peter on Aug 20, 2008


I gotta remember this Rufio answer next time my wife asks me what I'm thinking. She's getting wise to my stock answers: A) "Who would win in a fight. Boba Fett or Batman?" B) "Who would win in a fight. Wookies or Kingons?" C) "How does Iron Man or a Stormtrooper piss with their armor on?" D) "Why does nobody see the major plot flaw logic in the Star Wars universe by introducing cloning in the prequels...." I can elaborate more on D if anyone really cares to know...

jason_md2020 on Aug 20, 2008


What ARE the answers to those questions? Now you've got me intrigued... 🙂

Alex Billington on Aug 20, 2008


A) Batman. If Boba can't watch his six during a scuffle, he deserves to be digested for 1,000 years. B) Wookies. They have the height, the reach and pure animal strength. C) Iron Man's suit has a waste recycling system as not to compromise the suit's integrity. Stormtroopers just remove the velcro codpiece. D) You're gonna have to elaborate on that one.

Tom Brazelton on Aug 20, 2008


Tom, the JLCM guys had a great Star Wars flawed logic piece: But their other recent one about Clone Wars makes a great point. I think people are overreacting. I enjoyed Clone Wars for the Saturday morning light-saber battle cartoon that it was... 🙂

Alex Billington on Aug 20, 2008


Damn....Just lost my original post... Ok I'll keep it short this time and maybe it'll stay up. If cloning tech exists in the SW universe then why have a robotic hand for Luke and a whole walking iron lung for Vader, why not just grow new parts. You got lightsabers, hyperdrive, and droids with their own developing personalities, but can't clone parts? We're growing ears on the backs of mice ( ) and can't even make it to Mars... But that's only minor. Here's the part where things REALLY get screwed. The introduction of Midichlorians in episode one gave a direct PHYSICAL link to someone's mastery of the Force. If this is true then you can CLONE JEDIS!!! Why Xerox Jango Fett for Stormtroopers when you can have ten thousand Mace Windus with purple lightsabers. If Anakin was gonna be such a problem as Yoda foresaw, then just take some hairs of the little guy's head, send him home to Momma, grow another one and put him in a good home. Let the hate mail begin....

jason_md2020 on Aug 20, 2008


Man...This is the THIRD TIME I'm trying to post about my Star Wars clone theory. I'll keep it even shorter... 1) If cloning exsists why does Luke have a robotic hand & Vader a whole walking iron lung? Why not just grow new parts? 2) The introduction of midichlorions in Episode One ties levels of control over the Force a physical corrolation. If this is possible then it is possible to CLONE JEDI KNIGHTS. Why have Jango Fett Xeroxed into troopers that can't hit the broadside of a Death Star, when you can have a platoon of Mace Windu clones each with their own custom purple lightsaber? 3) If Yoda knew Ani was gonna be a problem kid, why didn't he take some hairs from the lad's head and send him home to Momma? Grow a new one and put him in a good home. Ok...Let the hate mail begin 😉

jason_md2020 on Aug 20, 2008


You just made me really want to watch Star Wars: Episode II... Be back in 2 and a 1/2 hours... Your point with #2 is just a bit crazy... We don't know *that* much about midichlorians and the cloning process... And as for #3, uh, it's the whole "prophecy" thing. Not only did Yoda not have a clear vision of his future, but tying back with #2, I really don't think he could just be cloned... And if he was, he'd still have the same "problem child" genes... And the point is that they mistakenly thought it was Anakin when it was eventually to be Luke who'd bring a balance to the Force. 🙂

Alex Billington on Aug 20, 2008


Alex - Joe Dunn from Joe Loves Crappy Movies and I are good friends. We co-host a weekly podcast about movies with another friend and webcomic author Gordon McAlpin from Multiplex ( called The Triple Feature ( I agree that Joe makes a good point about Clone Wars and I'm glad he was able to enjoy it. But for me, it was a bait and switch. They promised us the next great piece of the Star Wars mythos equal to the prequels or even the original trilogy. Go back and watch the trailers and tell me they didn't share a similar tone. In the end, we got the Saturday morning cartoon. As a television show, I think Clone Wars will be perfectly serviceable. But as a movie, it fails utterly. Will I still check out the animated series? Sure. But this is a piss poor introduction to it. If they had decided to advertise the movie for what it was, I doubt it would have been met with so much hatred. If I was watching prime time television after I put the kids to bed and an advertisement came on and said "Remember the wonder of the original trilogy? Share the experience with YOUR kids!" I would have been a lot less disappointed. I still would have considered the movie to be crap considering the content, but I wouldn't have felt lied to as badly. "Hey, it's for kids! What do I care?" Why don't I judge the movie in those terms right now? I freely admit to judging the movie in terms of what I want it to be versus what it actually is. But I only take half the blame. The other half lies in the hands of the LucasFilm marketers for setting up false expectations. The Clone Wars is a bait and switch of the highest order.

Tom Brazelton on Aug 20, 2008


Nah, I still think you're overreacting... It was obviously a kids movie! It was rated PG, I could tell from the trailers that it wasn't going to be more than a cartoon, and all of the marketing that I saw focused squarely on the fact that this was for kids. I think it's your fault for getting baited. You can't blame them - it's your fault for not looking into this further and just sitting back and saying "feed it to me Mr. Lucas!" 🙂

Alex Billington on Aug 20, 2008


No, no, no. I didn't get baited. I knew FULL WELL what I was getting into before I watched the movie. I knew it was for kids, I knew it was the first three episodes of the TV show and I knew it was getting piss-poor reviews before I bought a ticket. But I was attracted to the visual style and decided to give it the benefit of the doubt. In other words, not only were my expecataions reasonably set, but they were actually lowered before I sat down to watch it and the movie STILL failed to meet those expectations. It works fine as a TV show, but it's complete shit as a movie.

Tom Brazelton on Aug 21, 2008


And we all know that is exactly what this is... a TV show... And Lucas just wanted some more of your money before they sucked you in to watch all 100 episodes on Cartoon Network...

Alex Billington on Aug 21, 2008

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