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favorite character meme [1 character]: Clyde Oberholt

“Oh, what’s this? That’s weird! Oh, okay, why don’t we check it out? 2012, top 25 under 30. And who’s that gentleman? I don’t know! Olive complexion, really Jewish; Clyde Oberholt.” 


Okay, so I have this theory (that I can never REALLY prove) that Anthony Scaramucci was actually doing a reenactment of this classic Jean-Ralphio scene from the end credits of Parks and Recreation.

Inktober Day 13: When the boy heard that, he got very scared.  But he thought, “It doesn’t know where I am.  It never will find me.” Then he heard the voice once more.  Only now it was closer. “Where is my to-o-o-o-o-e? It groaned.  The boy pulled the blankets over his head and closed his eyes.  "I’ll go to sleep,” he thought. “When I wake up it will be gone.” But soon he heard the back door open, and again he heard the voice.  "Where is my to-o-o-o-o-e? It groaned.  Then the boy heard footsteps move through the kitchen into the dining room, into the living room, into the front hall.  Then slowly they climbed the stairs.   Closer and closer they came.  Soon they were in the upstairs hall.  Now they were outside his door.  -Alvin Schwartz

Thank You House of Lies

Thank you House of Lies for five wonderful seasons. Thank you Matthew Carnahan for conjuring this show up in your beautiful brain and showing me a show runner can be as intelligent as he is supportive, hilarious and kind. Thank you Showtime for giving us 58 episodes to take risks and say things no other network would allow. Thank you David Nevins for sitting me down and encouraging me to do this show. Thank you for allowing me to produce my own comedy special, bringing long form improv to TV in a way that has never been done before. You are an incredible leader and it was truly an honor to create for you. Thank you Stephen Hopkins and Kate Garwood for bringing our pilot to life and helping establish the feel and soul of our show to carry us throughout our run. Thank you Jessika Borsiczky for taking care of us and being the most incredible producer, turned writer, turned director a show could dream of. Thank you to our INCREDIBLE office and crew who came to work every day with a smile on their faces and drive in their hearts. A television show takes an enormous number of people doing their jobs incredibly well in order to function and our show had the best there was. Every department, every human, I cannot thank you enough for giving us so much of your time and talent. Thank you to the amazing writers who took risks with their ideas and words. You effortlessly weaved comedy and drama all while making a statement in every episode. Thank you to David Walpert and Wes Nickerson for writing on our show for the entire run and wearing the producer hat in a way that made our series unique and special. Thank you to Johnny Rad and Lou Fusaro for finding a way to make the impossible possible, even if it meant filming an American scripted show in Cuba for the first time in history. Thank you Felicia Fasano and our casting team for perfectly casting what I assume was one million roles in the span of five years. Thank you to every director who had to quickly jump in, learn the tone and grab the reigns of our show. Thank you to our INCREDIBLE guest cast. I mean, seriously, IMDB this show and see the people who have joined us for this ride. It’s insane. Thank you to Dawn Olivieri, Glynn Turman and Donis Leonard Jr. for bringing Marty’s family to life in a way that TV has never seen before. It was enthralling to watch three generations of beautiful, complicated characters lovingly grappling with what it means to be a family in 2016. Thank you to the great Josh Lawson who is hands down the funniest person on our show. It was an absolute honor to act and play with you. I cannot express how much fun I had. If you want to see how insanely talented this Australian is, go out and rent The Little Death, a movie he wrote, directed and acted in on our off months between seasons. It’s a comedic tour de force and proves what our crew already knows, Josh is unstoppably talented. Thank you to Kristen Bell who is a MOTHER FUCKING BOSS! Kristen is able to juggle comedy and drama to perfection all while making the world a better place. Oh also, SHE DID IT WHILE GROWING A BABY INSIDE OF HER! TWICE! She is truly capable of anything and will be one of the driving forces in making Earth a better place. It was incredible to watch you perform and be such a positive influence on every single person who crossed your path. I continue to be in awe. And of course, thank you Daddy. Don Cheadle. You are it, my friend. Every day I came to set excited to learn from you. There should be classes in college where students just follow you around to absorb. It has been one of the greatest honors of my career to watch you perform. Then watch you write. Then watch you direct some of the best episodes of our show. I will take every ounce of what you taught me and apply it in anyway I can. You are an inspiration and a perfect example of how the lead of a show should treat everyone around them. Thank you for everything. Finally, thank you to the fans. You supported us through 58 episodes! You know how insane that is? To do five seasons and 58 episodes of a TV show nowadays? Thank you for all of your support, gifs and memes. Thank you for cheering us on, it fueled us to do more and take bigger risks. It was an honor to create this world for you every week and I hope you enjoy the way it all wraps up. I think it’s the perfect ending to a show which I loved very much.

Thank you House of Lies.