Speaking of impressions (and other past their prime comedians with the initials “DC”), Dave Coulier totally should have been on hand last night to save the day when the final dress rehearsal of Bye Bye Birdie experienced some technical difficulties and both Bob Saget and Don Rickles stepped into to lighten/worsen the mood (see: Disaster at Bye Bye Birdie’s Final Preview Inspires Stamos, Saget, and Rickles Comedy Routine). Coulier could have wowed audiences with Mr. Woodchuck for hours, or perhaps tried out his new stand-up bit about farting.
(Coincidentally, a very similar thing happened during my high school’s Student-Faculty production of Bye Bye Birdie, in which I had a memorable role as the Train Conductor. Well, we didn’t have any comedy legends attend the show, but one of the sets did fall down. See? Very similar.)
Did you know that Dave Coulier took over for Howie Mandel as the voice of Animal on Muppet Babies??? Did you know that Howie Mandel was the original voice of Animal on Muppet Babies??? All true. Mind blown.
And why not, here’s some of Jim Henson’s little munchkins: