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Seth Rogen Has Michael Cera Disease

by Mindy Monez April 9, 2009 3:51 pm
Seth Rogen Has Michael Cera Disease Mall cop movies: there's one for everybody these days for some reason. There were no mall cop movies in the history of movies before last year (there were security guard movies, but that's not the same. Security guards work at banks so they can rob them. Mall cops work at malls so they can not work all day and get paid to eat hot dogs on sticks) and now all of a sudden there are going to be 50 Paul Blarts, and Observe and Report is opening Friday. But a trend is a trend, and while I admire Seth Rogen for recognizing one and hopping right onto that caboose, he's still playing the exact same character he always plays. Like most people on the internet, I think Observe and Report will probably be pretty good, actually (I love a good mob mentality!), but still -- let's go over this guy's resume. Read closely, and you may notice a pattern: It's like Ferrell-level same guy every timeness. It's like Michael Cera-level same guy every timeness. It's like Tommy Chong-level same guy every timeness. Cal-bong, take me away!

Ken, Freaks & Geeks
He was a caustic, wise-cracking slacker who liked to smoke weed. Fair enough. We all know a guy like that. That is a good idea for a television character. Moving on.

Ron, Undeclared
A more buttoned up, "douchey," if you will, character, which is a departure for sure, but still -- pop culture-referencing wise ass who enjoyed the collegiate binge drinking. Slightly, yet negligibly different.

Cal, 40-Year-Old Virgin
Disheveled, wise-cracking slacker who enjoys poker.

Ben, Knocked Up
Disheveled, wise-cracking slacker who enjoys weed.

Officer Michaels, Superbad
Disheveled, wise-cracking cop who enjoys booze and McLovin'.

Dale, Pineapple Express
Disheveled, wise-cracking slacker who enjoys weed and car chases.

Zack, Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Disheveled, wise-cracking slacker who enjoys porn and entrepreneurial endeavors. Now that I think about it, he probably loved porn in all of the other ones to.

I haven't seen Observe and Report yet, but I bet I do know his character's a mall cop for a living, which is like second only to "blogger" in highest ratio of disheveled slacker employment, so based on the trailer I'm going to predict his character is a disheveled, wise-cracking slacker who enjoys bringing flashers to justice and date-raping intoxicated Anna Farises. Still seeing it opening night though. It's going to be so great!

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