One plucky warm body weighs in on his three strange days as an extra in theTexas background of the new Mike Judge film, which sounds like a Sleeper retred starring Luke Wilson. With more fart jokes. [via Ed]
Turns out, there are reasons movie extras don't usually speak that go far beyond the constraints of SAG membership regulations. Read on:
...My second time as an Extra for the film was in early June at the Old Palmer Auditorium. I played a Congressman.....
This scene has President Comacho (TERRY CREWS) who looks like a James Brown bulked up Pro Wrestler in a red, white and blue uniform with a cape and big machinegun addressing Congress. Once again us Extras just stood around looking stupid. Then we get riled up when the Presidents speaks because it's more like an X-Rated Bible Revival than a Presidential Address. For example, the President talks about getting his Pole Up (not Presidential Approval Polls his personal Package Pole), kicking a guy in the balls, etc.
I was so outraged at Mike Judge's disgraceful depiction of the Presidency that I decided to let him know how I felt. After lunch, the opportunity presented itself when Mike Judge was walking towards me alone. Keep in mind this was the same week former President Ronald Reagan was being honored.
I told Judge in a serious demeanor, "If Ronald Reagan saw what you have done to the Presidency, he'd be rolling in his grave." I also berated him for not having his FLAIR ON! Ronald Reagan wouldn't let someone into the White House without a jacket or his FLAIR ON and Mike Judge's President is wearing a DAMNED CAPE!
The cinetrix is dying to know: was it a damned, dirty cape? Don't mess with Texas, indeed.