First of all, I would like to make it absolutely clear that my wife and I are both HUGE fans of [Mike & Molly]. Mike is played to the hilt by [Billy Gardell], and [Melissa McCarthy] more than holds her own playing Molly.
I’m not quite sure if it is the chicken or the egg, but since we were already familiar with Melissa from Mike & Molly, I am going to go with it being on account of her success on that show that secured her place on [Bridesmaids]. Yes, I well aware of the fact that movies are often completed years before their actual release, but this is my story, which I am sticking to.
Anyway, my wife still wants to see Bridesmaids in the worst possible way, but after hearing it described as [The Hangover] for chicks, I am having some reservations. After seeing Melissa on [SNL] last Saturday, my wife is starting to have some of the same reservations.
Link: [On NBC]
Yeah, I know that gross-out humor rules the roost these days, but that doesn’t make it funny. Be assured that Melissa was playing anti-Molly there, and I suspect that she was also playing her in Bridesmaids. Oh, how I hope Melissa wasn’t just being herself.
Link: [On CBS News]
My wife and I have also been HUGE fans of [Andy Rooney] on [60 Minutes] over the years. For we thought that he was just employing a very dry sense-of-humor to moan and groan about things that make a lot of us moan and groan about, but after watching that parting interview, it would seem that he is really not a very nice man at all.
Hence, the dangers of overexposure. For my wife and I now have very different opinions about both Melissa McCarthy and Andy Rooney, which we wouldn’t have had if they had of just stayed with the “less is more” rule.
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