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As April Ludgate on the cult favorite sitcom Parks and Recreation, and Julie Powers in Edgar Wright‘s 2010 film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Aubrey Plaza has essentially made a name for herself as Nerddom’s bitter, misanthropic sweetheart. She has accomplished the rare feat of combining an acid tongue and dour demeanor with an undeniable, and almost inexplicable appeal.
Sound like anyone the Internet knows?
That’s right: The sour-faced feline actually named Tardar Sauce, but better known by her “stage name”–Grumpy Cat–will star in her own Christmas special on the cable network Lifetime, and Ms. Plaza will provide the online phenomenon’s voice. More after the jump: (more…)
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This week on The Bastardcast, Jeremy and Jason talk about Grumpy Cat the cinema film, the chances that Dan Harmon will supplant Moses, the cost/benefit analysis of seeing a movie solely for Starbuck side-boob, and the uselessness of time capsules.
Also on the show: Fans call in to make Jeremy eat strange things he finds in his office, Jason juggles a set of flaming balls, and the fella’s both discuss the Xbox One and learn that lying is wrong.
Then, Jason uses up his remaining 20 seconds of Doctor Who rant time to talk about racism in the Whoverse… quickly, and in Trailergasm, the boys celebrate the Taco Time cross-promotion with Machete Kills and the death of innocence with Planes.
You require more sustenance? Fine, grab a straw and suck because we’ve got Whoopi Goldberg riding a dinosaur into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, concerns about a new race of sex crazed lady folk, the Kickstarter of Porn (Melissa Joan Hart, there is still hope for you!) and the guys loved Arrested Development and want to tell you all about it.
All that and the death of a beloved character for no reason at all on The Bastardcast!
The Bastardcast, sprinkles make everything better!
Actually, that’s probably untrue. I’m betting this Grumpy Cat movie will fly through production at lightning speed. Otherwise, the movie will release years from now and we’ll all say, “Who’s Grumpy Cat?” Strike while the iron is hot, as some Middle Ages blacksmith once said never knowing we’d one day be green lighting films about cats with distinct and humorous facial features.
If you haven’t yet been introduced to Tardar Sauce, a.k.a. Grumpy Cat™ – oh yes, it’s a trademarked name – then I must imagine you’ve recently awoken from a coma or had a time travel mishap from which you just returned. She’s been everywhere, starring in a Friskies ad campaign and appearing on Today, Good Morning America, and Anderson Cooper Live. Tardar Sauce attended SXSW as a feautured guest and was awarded BuzzFeed’s Meme of the Year Webby. Grumpy Cat is a bona fide internet sensation with her own licensed merchandise. Hey, cat treats ain’t free! Though for her, they probably are.
Deadline broke the news of Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Sean Robbins teaming up Grumpy Cat’s reps Ben Lashes and Al Hassas for the picture deal. They’re aiming for a “Garfield-like” family film, which hopefully won’t be nearly as terrible as the Garfield films or Garner’s last features: Here Comes the Boom, Jack and Jill, and Zookeeper.
Speaking with Deadline, Garner explained his inspiration,
This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy. You read all of the memes and the comments, and one is funnier than the next. We think we can build a big family comedy around this character.
What say you bastards? Is a Gumpy Cat movie a good move? Is this kitty gonna make bank at the box office?