Tuesday, October 30, 2007


During "The N Word", the latest episode of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', Ben Stiller met with Jeff Greene to see if they would make a good fit as manager and client. But Jeff's newly shorn head became an object of fixation to Stiller; he was probably too disturbed by the sight to work with Jeff.

Ben Stiller had been on the show before - he was supposed to be Larry David's co-star in the Broadway production of "The Producers". But Larry drove him crazy (and nearly blinded him!) and so he dropped out, to be replaced by David Schwimmer.

Stiller has put together quite a portfolio for the League of Themselves, even without including his stints on 'Saturday Night Live' and his own variety show. He directed a movie in England about genocide, which featured Andy Millman and Maggie Jacobs as 'Extras', for example.

Backstage at 'Primetime Glick!', host Jiminy Glick was shocked - shocked! - to find out that the hairbrush used by Stiller to control his back hair had been stolen by the kids on the show. (Stiller had appeared on Jiminy's talk show twice before and probably left it behind on one of those occasions.)

Back in 1997, the star of 'The Larry Sanders Show' was so obsessed with making the top ten list of sexiest men in People magazine that he even schemed against Ben Stiller to get him bumped from the list. And Stiller was supposed to be his guest on the show that week!

Ben Stiller is an actor with strong enough roots in sketch comedy so that he can be quite comfortable portraying himself. And there are several other TV shows in which he could plump up his League of Themselves resume:

'Samantha Who'
'30 Rock'
'Two And A Half Men'
'Dirty Sexy Money'
'How I Met Your Mother'
'Las Vegas'

As a matter of fact, I'm rather surprised he has yet to appear in an episode of 'Entourage'. I would have thought that to be a natural......

At any rate, he's definitely a candidate for the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame, in the League of Themselves Wing.

Toby OB

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