Well, that is if you are a fan of the DC Animated Universe. Tim Daly‘s web series, The Daly Show, has a new episode in which the former voice of Superman faces off against thé voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy. The short (that was written and directed by Ben Shelton) is replete with the usual humor we’ve seen from the show before, but with a certain edge to it this time. That edge being Kevin Freakin’ Conroy saying that line from The Dark Knight Returns.
Last time on The Daly Show, Steven Webber tried to cajole Tim Daly into a Wings reunion despite Thomas Haden Church‘s restraining order and Tony Shalhoub‘s crippling germaphobia (I saw it on TV, it’s just gotta be true). Displeased with the script and an ironclad contract that locked him into the project if both he and Webber were alive and kicking, Daly decided to take drastic measures to keep him from once again be a man from Nantucket. Will Tim Daly kill Steven Webber? Watch the embeded season finale of The Daly Show to find out and then read our exclusive interview with Daly, his son Sam, writer/director Ben Shelton, and a surprise guest. (more…)
Before Tim Daly lost his mind and committed to documenting that descent for a series of short docudramaedys called The Daly Show, and before he was a Doctor on Private Practice, he played the owner of Sandpiper Airlines as Joe Hackett, the more sensible one of the two Hackett brothers. The show, Wings, ran on NBC from 1990 to 1997 and co-starred Steven Weber, who my mother loved in The Shining*. Now, the two have re-united for the Wings reunion show we all forgot we wanted… well, sort of. Check out the latest episode of The Daly Show, the first part of the two part season finale, and then drop down and read our exclusive interview with Tim Daly, Steven Weber, and Sam Daly. Also, be sure to check back next week for the second part of both the finale and our interview.
Were you worried that you would break either of your older, more fragile co-stars when breaking up the fight, or the Hack-Smack, due to your dancers physicality?
Sam Daly: I was definitely worried! They both look young, but their fragile bodies pale in comparison to the muscular dancing temple that my head rests on. Lucky for them, I used caution when filming…
Are you less douche than you were at the beginning of the season?
Sam Daly: Undoubtedly, a little less douche.
Tim, who wins in a real fight between you and Steven Webber?
Tim Daly: Me…Weber is stronger and a better fighter but I am way meaner.
Is Sam less douche than he was at the beginning of the season?
Tim Daly: Sam is a little more douche…which makes him a little less douche…if you know what I mean.
The micro knife, does it kill because it punctures or because of tetanus?
Steven Weber: The micro knife doesn’t kill. It heals. And also, it’s great for flaying yeast.
Admit it, if you wrote a Wings reunion, you’d find some way to get you and Fay into bed.
Steven Weber: No. But interestingly enough, there were plans for a season 9 episode which would have featured Fay erotically milking what she thought was a cow on Antonio’s organic farm but was really Roy’s decomposed corpse after having been discovered by Helen when she was planting quinoa pods.
If a Wings reunion was actually suggested, would you consider it or run screaming into the first spinning blade?
Steven Weber: Every year, it’s been Tim who has killed all attempts by all four networks (and BET) to reunite the cast. We feel we owe it to the fans (and to our creditors) to bring the show back. We hope Tim gets very sick.
You can follow the boy genius behind The Daly Show, Ben Shelton on Twitter here and you can follow The Daly Show on their new tweet tweet account, @DalyDouche, so suck it Jon Stewart.
A TV Doctor (Private Practice) and the voice of Superman, Tim Daly is an accomplished actor and a presence on network TV for the last two decades — so what the hell is he doing answering 5 ridiculous questions from us? Well, if you know Daly only from his TV work on shows like Wings and The Sopranos, you’re missing out on the actors insanely enjoyable detour into web comedy on The Daly Show, Ben Shelton‘s look inside the home life of Daly and his actor son Sam (Red Tails).
Through the first season we’ve seen kidnapping, the fusing of baseball and sex, and life lessons on how to be less douche — something Daly personally schooled me on in our last interview. The show has also had a knack for securing amazing guest stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Taye Diggs (who got licked), and Nathan Fillion (who did not, as far as I know).
Check out the latest episode of the D-A-L-Y Show and then scroll down to see Tim humor me.
The Fast Five with Tim Daly
1. Two episodes ago you were wearing Superman pajamas and fighting crime with Nathan Fillion, now you’re wearing a tutu, dare I ask what comes next? America wants to know, are assless chaps on the horizon?
Tim Daly: My hide is already chapped from that tutu.
2. Speaking of the tutu, to my knowledge that’s the first time you’ve worn a dress since Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, which was more fulfilling, which made you feel prettier?
Tim Daly: That question answers itself.
3. Any advice on how to prevent tassel induced nipple chafing?
Tim Daly: Don’t use crazy glue… I learned the hard way.
4. So Sam put baby in a corner and snaked the Dancing with the Stars gig from you, will there be retribution?