Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Reviewed: Dauber on Heroes

Whoa. It’s Bill Fagerbakke (Dauber from Coach) and Craig T. Nelson is nowhere in sight. I couldn’t have been happier to see Fagerbakke pop up on the last two episodes of Heroes, playing opposite Masi Oka (Hiro) and James Kyson Lee (Ando) as a drug enforcement agent tangled up with a Vegas stripper. There’s the completely uncomfortable and hilarious scene with Lee dressed as a room service attendant plinking ice cubes one by one into the glass for an inordinately drawn out time (smiling, “how are you doing today?”) as Fagerbakke stands watching in a towel and one of those paunchy past-40 man stomachs. It’s almost as good as last night’s episode, when Fagerbakke screeches up in a black Crown Victoria, pulls out this gigantic gun and opens fire on the deceitful stripper Hope, then tackles (and punches off-camera, I swear, and it’s still hilarious even though they don’t show it) her in the parking lot just as the rest of the cops show up and pull him off. How could Fagerbakke ever have been in the shadow of ol’ T. Nelson? It just ain’t right.

90 Stars. Fagerbakke is also the voice of Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants. The things you don't know until you ask.

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