Friday, October 29, 2010


When Kevin Bacon expressed interest in playing Ray Hueston's comic book superhero "Super Ray" on screen, he brought the show 'Bored To Death' "officially" into Earth Prime-Time - at least by Toobworld Central standards.

Toobworld accepts appearances by members of the League of Themselves. Because they are appearing as fictionalized versions of their real selves, they are just as much TV characters as Joe Friday or Roseanne Roseannadanna.

And the TV Kevin Bacon is (hopefully) different from his real world version. In Toobworld, Kevin Bacon has had the regular kind of chlamydia (not the "oral chlamydia of the mouth), and apparently would have been open to having sex with Ray as part of his artistic process. He could also relate to the fact that Super Ray has a huge plonker, (as 'Only Fools And Horses' puts it.)

That should make the televersion of his wife, Kyra Sedgwick happy, but she probably wasn't too happy about the chlamydia. And she won't be pleased if she ever finds out he probably got lucky in that Brooklyn bar with Ray's crazy ex-girlfriend.

With Bacon's collection of appearances as his own televersion, 'Bored To Death' has tapped into the heart of the Great Link, the tele-mosaic - the heart of the TV Universe. That's because one of the other appearances by Kevin Bacon was in an episode of 'Mad About You' which has official connections to 'Seinfeld' and several other NBC sitcoms.

Here's Kevin Bacon's tally so far:

'Bored To Death'

'The Magic 7' (TV movie)

'Will & Grace'

'Mad About You'

And in the Tooniverse:
'God, The Devil, and Bob'

I think it's O'Bvious that Kevin Bacon is a candidate for membership in the TV Crossover Hall of Fame!


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