Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Fake Jason Garrett: Pretty Genius
A brilliant debut.
This was what I call "process humor" -- it made fun of a certain manner of speaking, of the presentation rather than what was being said (because he said, essentially, nothing). Very witty and funny, and a great performance, but once it's established, it's a one-joke joke. The challenge will be to introduce humorous substance, at least if Gordon intends to do it more than once or twice a season, as I assume he's going to. (I wonder if they'll try to engineer some Fake Jerry/Fake Garrett dialogues.) By that, I mean Fake Jason talking about something (i.e., football, the prior day's game, players) other than his own manner of talking.
A Jason Garrett fave phrase I did not hear: "awfully good."
I thought that voice sounded somewhat processed. It sounded like they had a plate echo on it, and there was a roughness to the timbre that sounded like it might have been artificially added.
No matter, it was great. Legend potential.