Great Moments in Nonviolence
Original entry posted: Wed Sep 17 14:41:41 2008
That Fuzzy Bastard
@ Fri Sep 19 11:50:34 2008 EST
And yet the thing about Albert is that his relentless nastiness is itself a form of violence! His abdication of physical violence is sweet and all, but weirdly categorically-specific, since he commits constant acts of loveless cruelty every time he opens his mouth.
It is, however, a great scene, even if I do wish the show had paid Badalamenti for a few more pieces of music, so we wouldn't have the same damn cue over and over again.
@ Fri Sep 19 12:04:02 2008 EST
I didn't think of this until after I'd posted this up, but doesn't he also try to punch the town doctor during an autopsy in season one?
In a lot of ways, what's great about Albert's gags is that they're such good
comedy setups, in a show where the usual sense of humor is either extremely corny slapstick or elaborate straight-man embrace of the bizarre.