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Save the Bonnie Hunt Show!

Yeah, it's just kicking off today (check local listings) but I figure we'll get a jump on it.

I think Bonnie Hunt is maybe the funniest, prettiest, smartest, most likeable person who's never had a hit TV show.  I really want her to do well, so watch if you have a chance.

That is all.

:-D

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ilovehulajosh
Sep. 8th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
I think Bonnie Hunt is maybe the funniest, prettiest, smartest, most likeable person who's never had a hit TV show.

I just love her for the joke she made at the Emmys (?) a few years back. I think she was presenting an award for Best Mini-Series.
The joke went something like: "I've never been in a mini-series myself but seeing as all of my shows have only lasted a season I certainly know what the work schedule is like".
marymary
Sep. 8th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Hey, Irish!

Yeah, she's hilarious, and I always love her delivery. So deadpan, yet in a warm way.

They've been running these fantastic little promos for the show, where she talks to kids or people on the street. She asks them stuff like, "I'm going to be on TV. Do you think I should get some work done on my face?" And then she lets them just be funny. It's her teeny tiny reactions and dry-but-kind comebacks that make her stuff so funny.
ferfer1
Sep. 8th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
I love her too Mary. Is it called The Bonnie Hunt Show? Is it a talk show? I need some info!
marymary
Sep. 8th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, ferf! So glad you stopped by!

Yeah, it's a talk show. In many markets it's slotted with Ellen, so look for it there.

Started today, and (as I'm working from home) I was able to see the first 15 minutes or so. Her first guest was her niece, who looks about nine. Very cute. Then Robin Williams, unfortunately (IMO). But they're good friends, so we've got that out of the way for the season. (He can be brilliant, but mostly he just makes me uncomfortable). Bonnie seemed nervous, but still funny. I'm sure she'll get her legs under her.

As I was looking for an "official" website to link you to (I gave up) I skimmed a lot of press. The articles reminded me that Bonnie was once named "Best Talk Show Guest Ever" by Entertainment Weekly. :-)

Anyway, look for it! I'll be back and let you know about the rest of the show after I watch later today.
olsonm_raymond
Sep. 8th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
I love Bonnie Hunt. I didn't know she had a show. Thanks Mary!
marymary
Sep. 8th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks, ray! Yeah, she's kind of a girl-crush of mine. So pretty, so talented, so funny. :-)
tomfoolery815
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
I recently rewatched what we agree (I think) is the best "Dinner For Five" ever: Hunt, Morgan, Bateman and Tambor.

She's so funny and, as you rightly point out, warm. A delight.

I think I've asked you this before: Did you ever see her on "Celebrity Poker Showdown"? If so, do you recall the proposed trade with Scott Wolf? :-)
marymary
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
That was a good DFF. Also partial to Colin Farrell/Kevin Smith/Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck for several reasons. 1) Colin 2) Kevin Smith is walking entertainment 3) Interesting to see Garner so clearly telegraphing her love for Affleck, years before they were married, and 4) at this dinner, Affleck is a such a tool (PMF), though he has no idea that he is.

I saw Bonnie on an ep with Ray Romano, I'm pretty sure. I also loved Vaughn/Shandling. And I'd love to find the ep with Timothy Olyphant. I saw it before I knew who the heck he was, and now I like him (Deadwood) and would like to see it again. Plus, he does a dead-on Vaughn impression, IIRC.

But we digress. :-)

I never saw the poker thing. Enlighten me?
tomfoolery815
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
I never saw the poker thing. Enlighten me?
Oh, no! It's a vintage Bonnie-Hunt-being-herself moment. :-)

I forget who the other players in this game were -- when I watched, it was because somebody I liked was on, not for the poker. But Bonnie was kicking ass; she had a big stack of chips. Wolf is sitting one chair to her right.

SCOTT WOLF: What would I have to do to get you to give me some of those purple chips?

She replies, flirtatiously but shyly: "French-kiss me."

He gets up as if he's going to do just that.

She shrieks -- not loudly, but definitely the freaked-out "Eek!" of someone whose bluff has just been called.

It was such a delightful, real-person moment. It only made me like her more. :-)
marymary
Sep. 9th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
That's funny! It reminds me of an adorable little interview snippet with her. She said that, in a a scene (an outtake) from Cheaper by the Dozen (I or II, I don't remember) she's having a conversation with her on-screen son, played by Tom Welling *points*. Who is not only pretty, but the kind of guy the word "strapping" was invented for.

They start goofing around, going off script. (You can actually see this outtake over the credits of the movie.) They give each other a look, and start just playing off each other. He grabs her, dips her and kisses her.

Talking about it, she says something like, "What would possess this gorgeous young man to want to kiss me, I have no idea." I find that adorable. I know what would possess him Bonnie, and I'm a straight woman! Sheesh.

(See? Type 1. You Really Think So?)
tomfoolery815
Sep. 9th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Talking about it, she says something like, "What would possess this gorgeous young man to want to kiss me, I have no idea." I find that adorable. I know what would possess him Bonnie, and I'm a straight woman! Sheesh.
Exactly. This Tom knows what that Tom knows: Seizing an unscripted opportunity to kiss Bonnie Hunt is a good day at the office. Scott Wolf had the same thought. :-)

(See? Type 1. You Really Think So?)
She's an accomplished actress who's had some degree of fame, and she still, somehow, reacts that way. Irresistible.
tomfoolery815
Sep. 9th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
(PMF)
Pompous motherfucker?
marymary
Sep. 9th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Heh. No. Pardon My French.

I like making up acronyms, OTS. On the spot. :-) For two reasons. First, it reminds me of the early months of reading TWoP, where I was decoding forum-speak, on my own. All of a sudden, they would just dawn on me. "Oh, In My Humble Opinion! I get it!" Second, it reminds me of petulant pre-teen texters being purposely cryptic, which I find very funny. Mostly because of their utter lack of self-awareness.
tomfoolery815
Sep. 9th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
I like making up acronyms, OTS. On the spot. :-)
So I've noticed. ;-) It's my favorite recurring Mary's Posts game: Cracking the latest code. :-)

Second, it reminds me of petulant pre-teen texters being purposely cryptic, which I find very funny. Mostly because of their utter lack of self-awareness.
ROFLMAO! LOL!


tomfoolery815
Sep. 9th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Oh, and speaking of kissing on set ... I remember you saying once how refreshing it was to see Scarlett Johansson dispense with the usual "Oh, it was so awkward" line and acknowledge that making out with an attractive person as part of your job was, in fact, a pretty good time.
marymary
Sep. 9th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
You're right, she was talking about making Match Point with JRM, which...yeah. 8-)
tomfoolery815
Sep. 9th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
You have no trouble believing her, then. :-)

(I'm just rewatching the BSG Season 3 gag reel. Tuesy linked to it on the day thread. Such fun.)
mary_the_fan
Sep. 9th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Ooh, ooh, I have something to add! Katee Sackhoff said she doesn't like sex scenes, but for the same reason. She feels like it's a license to cheat on your partner.

I guess she has a boyfriend and Scarlett doesn't, so that accounts for that.

God, I hope she was able to enjoy it a little bit. Cause that would just be....so wrong.

(remind me to tell you about the pasties sometime)
tomfoolery815
Sep. 9th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
I guess she has a boyfriend and Scarlett doesn't, so that accounts for that.
Perhaps that's it. For some of them, if you are in a relationship, you shouldn't be enjoying the sex scene.

However, if I recall correctly, BW was quite comfortable admitting he enjoyed filming the post-coital scenes with Janel. Jane K. must be quite secure. :-)

God, I hope she was able to enjoy it a little bit. Cause that would just be....so wrong.
Well, yeah! :-) We want to believe the actors had some fun shooting those scenes, right? Especially those of us with lust for JB and CKR ...

(remind me to tell you about the pasties sometime)
What's this "remind me" crap? ;-) (I will. :-)
gatsbyfan
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
I LOVE BONNIE! I DVR'ed the show so I can watch it tonight. She is FABULOUS and from Chicago so you have to support a local girl.

I only wish they would put "Life With Bonnie" on DVD. (The Duchovy bits as "Johnny Volcano" alone make it worthy.)
marymary
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hey! I agree. Her accent sounds like home, no? :-)
gatsbyfan
Sep. 9th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Her accent sounds like home, no? :-)
Yep. And the neighborhood she grew up in isn't that far away. I still love the stories from when she was filming Return to Me and folks were coming out with homemade cookies for the cast and crew. And the cops were taking care of things regardless of there was a permit.

So I watched the first 40 minutes. Robin was really starting to grate on my nerves. And how great is it that she brought her friends along for the ride. When they showed the folks over by the band I recognized a few faces from the old show.

Plus, she's got the ushers in Cubs jerseys. Perfect.
phla
Sep. 9th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's just kicking off today (check local listings) but I figure we'll get a jump on it.

*snickers* You crack me up.
marymary
Sep. 9th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
Cracking up the phlamingo is one of my favorite things in life. :-D
tomfoolery815
Sep. 9th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
If I have made the Phlawesome Blossom laugh, I feel like Kenny Banya: "I killed, Jerry! I killed!"
olsonm_raymond
Sep. 11th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Because of you I knew to watch for Bonnie this morning as I got ready for work. She looked really good and her accent was very thick. ;-) Very nice to wake up to.

Save Bonnie!
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