A thread for Fletch

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Try as I might, I can't stop laughing at the scene from Fletch Lives, where the Ku Klux Klan is standing outside of his estate, and you see him running around behind them in a bedsheet & a pillowcase. "Hi guys! I'm from the California chapter!"

I hope that whenever they finally get the 3rd movie in the can, they actually work on getting proper Gregory McDonald-style dialogue, and not from McDonald's recent reactionary patriarchal bent.

Oh yeah, and IMDB says that Zach Braff will be the new Fletch, since Kevin Smith(and assumedly Jason Lee) won't be doing it.

kingfish in absentia (kingfish), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 19:51 (fifteen years ago) link

noooooooo! (that's re braff.)

atm (atm), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 20:37 (fifteen years ago) link

BAN BRAFF

ZR (teenagequiet), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 20:38 (fifteen years ago) link

I like Scrubs. Garden State = eh, OK. I think he could pull it off, but Braff could be to Fletch what Brosnan was to Bond.

After two days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse. (Fluffy Bear Hearts Rain, Tuesday, 13 February 2007 20:50 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm only friends with HIM because of turk

AiLien (AMD), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 20:53 (fifteen years ago) link

he's the peggy hill of scrubs.

atm (atm), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 20:53 (fifteen years ago) link

this is not a braff thread

Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (kenan), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:31 (fifteen years ago) link

"Hi guys! I'm from the California chapter!"

Fletch was some funny shit.

Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (kenan), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:32 (fifteen years ago) link

this is not a braff thread

cuz he's got nothing to do with fletch except he's the new fletch (rumored).

atm (atm), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:46 (fifteen years ago) link

The thing I dislike most about the Fletch movies is the way the love interest snickers at his jokes. It breaks a wall, somehow, and makes the jokes seem really self-congratulatory. Like, she's supposed to be the foil, but instead she's the sounding board. Kinda ugly.

Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (kenan), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:47 (fifteen years ago) link

braff totally rubbish

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Kevin Smith says that he received phone calls from John Cusack and Matthew Perry, who were both interested in playing Fletch.

I know Smith is no longer involved with the project, but I think Cusack would be a great Fletch.

After two days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse. (Fluffy Bear Hearts Rain, Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Cusack, I think, could pull off the subtle mean-spirited-ness of the character much better than Braff or Perry, who I don't think have a mean bone in their bodies.

Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (kenan), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Chevy was perfect for it, but no one reigned him in. That first one could have been a really good movie if he wasn't treated like Robin Williams and allowed to crap all over the screen at whim.

Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (kenan), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:55 (fifteen years ago) link

this is not a Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand thread

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 21:56 (fifteen years ago) link

be awesome if it was

Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (kenan), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 22:03 (fifteen years ago) link

why isn't smith doing it anymore?

akm (akmonday), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 22:14 (fifteen years ago) link

because somebody shot him in his fat stupid gut. i hope.

Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (kenan), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 22:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I think Miramax was dragging too long on letting him do it with Jason Lee in the lead.

kingfish in absentia (kingfish), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 22:17 (fifteen years ago) link

The thing I dislike most about the Fletch movies is the way the love interest snickers at his jokes. It breaks a wall, somehow, and makes the jokes seem really self-congratulatory. Like, she's supposed to be the foil, but instead she's the sounding board. Kinda ugly.

-- Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (fluxion2...), Today. (later)

yeah but sometimes in comedies it's weird when the lead character is making wisecracks and the person he's with clearly doesn't know how to react

a mediocre black-and-white cookie in a cellophane wrapper (hanks1ockli), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 22:22 (fifteen years ago) link

wouldn't his wisecracks land better if the people around him kept pretending he's not so wise?

Bodhisattva, let me take you by the hand (kenan), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 22:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Instead of Fletch: Untitled Kevin Smith Horror Project (2008)

g000blar (g00blar), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 00:13 (fifteen years ago) link


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