Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bad Character Name: Although, Bellbottoms McGee would be worse, I suppose. Or G-tard.

I've been watching Damages on Netflix, and it's pretty good. Season one was by far the best. The flashes of the elevator doors, the haunting chimes, and Ellen bruised and trembling in a bloodied trench. It's pure unadulterated hook, writers. I'm drooling a little just thinking about it.

Anyway, the point.

In the third season, they writers just introduced a suspicious character with the name of Lester Wiggins. After hearing the name a few times in hushed tones by detectives and lawyers, I couldn't help but laugh. I mean try it. Seriously.

Pretend you're in CSI: Miami, dead-body at your feet, you've removed your sunglasses in a sort of reverse punctuation, and they you say...

"It's the hand-work of the nation's most terrifying assassin. Lester Wiggins."

or

"Get Wiggins down to booking."

or

"Wiggins framed me!"

or

"Bail denied for Lester Wiggins. He's a flight risk."

I mean could there be a less sinister name?

Lester Wiggins gives me a visual of that short dude with the lisp on The Princess Bride. You know, the one who says, "You never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line. Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha"?  Oh what's his name?

Anyway, it's hardly threatening. Unless you're worried about sipping poisoned wine from a goblet or being chased into a forest full of R.O.U.S.'s . 

That's all.

Rant over.

4 comments:

  1. Vizzini. And Wiggins makes me think of Henry Higgins [played by Rex Harrison naturally] who is SO not threatening, but rather I want to hit in the head with a shoe. Preferable a shoe with a heal.

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  2. Lester Wiggins makes me think - a pathetic being, child molestor, + acne.

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