Daily Archives: 2011/03/07

Gratuitous Search Term Bait of the Day: Go Fisch

Pleased and a little puzzled by today’s search term “”jenna fischer.””  Pleased because we think she’s just terrific, the modern-day Kelly Kapowski.  And puzzled because the term appears with the quotation marks (hence the extra set above).  We guess those out there in web-land just wanted to make sure they didn’t wind up with Jenna Elfman or Carrie Fischer.  Fortunately, on this blog that’s very unlikely (well, much more likely now).

We’ve sung Fischer’s praises for years for her portrayal of the loveable, dorky Pam Beesley on The Office.  And we’re thrilled that she’s gotten her first big movie role , as Owen Wilson’s understanding spouse in Hall Pass (unless you count her part in Walk Hard. Which we’re not).  But tonight we’re going to highlight one of her lesser known early performances, one that significantly enhanced her position on the Judd Apatow Chart.  We’re talking about her somewhat scandalous turn on Apatow’s Undeclared, a saucier side of Fischer we’re not used to seeing:

And while that was her most memorable appearance on the show it wasn’t her first, as she actually appears briefly in the pilot episode.  Talk about starting off on the right foot.

One time about five years ago our friend texted us “Jenna Fischer on Undeclared. Ha.”  To this day it’s still one of our most cherished texts.

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A Boomer & Carton Gigglefest to Pull You Out of the Monday Morning Duldrums

Got a case of the Mondays?  Well, you’re in luck, because we saved this clip from last week’s Boomer & Carton in the Morning (on the flagship station for NY sports WFAN) just for that scenario.  Uncontrollable Boomer Esiason laughter is quickly becoming one of our favorite things, and he comes through with another giggle fit in response to Craig Carton’s two-minute run of Suzyn Waldman impressions (Waldman, as you probably don’t know, is a radio commentator for the Yankees).  A truly impressive one-man performance from Carton.

(and we do apologize for the glare)

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