Thursday, September 30, 2010
Cross, Arnett finally funny again. Hopefully it's not a sign of the apocalypse
Let’s not beat around the bush: The British think we’re stupid. Maybe it’s because our accents don’t sound as smart as theirs. Maybe it’s because MTV UK has begun airing repeats of Jersey Shore. Maybe it’s because of that time we accidentally dropped a bunch of their tea in Boston Harbor.
Whatever the reason, David Cross has done his absolute best to further the stereotypes by gifting the UK with his new comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.
Originally filmed for British television but finally brought stateside by IFC, Todd Margaret stars Cross as an imbecilic American sent across the pond to peddle a repulsive energy drink. The series was co-created by Cross and features drop-ins by his former Arrested Develoment co-star Will Arnett, who plays the brilliantly dickish owner of Thunder Muscle, the aforementioned horrific energy drink.
Comedy nerds have been coveting Todd Margaret ever since clips of Cross and Arnett’s Arrested Development mini-reunion leaked online last winter. Their interaction is funnier than anything that’s yet been on the pair’s stateside Arrested Development reunion, Fox’s Running Wilde. Americans finally get what the Brits already have tomorrow night, when Todd Margaret finally premieres on IFC. For added hilarity, watch the show while chugging an energy drink that could potentially cause heart palpitations.