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Name: Yanic Truesdale
Occupation: Actor, actual French-speaking guy
Non-Gilmore Experience: Plenty of TV, some of which is in French
Assessment: You'd totally think Yanic Truesdale was putting on that accent, but you'd be wrong. He's a genuine French-Canadian person, and he's adorable and hilarious, and if Paris and Michel had their own show where they just sat on a couch eating chocolates and saying rude things about people, we would watch it. We would record it and illegally burn it to DVD. We would aspire to be like it. Truesdale has a divinely dismissive touch that's useful in almost any comedy setting, and given the Hollywood obsession with giving female characters bitchy male friends, he shouldn't have trouble keeping busy.
Assets: Did we mention that's a real accent?
Liabilities: We're not that happy that he was in the ABC Family schmoopsplosion See Jane Date with Charisma Carpenter, and we're even less happy that we watched it.
Current approximate level of fame: French's Mustard
Deserved approximate level of fame, post-Gilmore: French fries
Name: Sean Gunn
Occupation: Actor, oddity
Non-Gilmore Experience: 9 movies and, it must be said, an episode of Yes, Dear
Assessment: Sean Gunn is in the Being Sean Gunn business, which is exactly the business he belongs in. Without crashing through doors or doing other undesirable things we won't discuss that might turn one into Michael Richards, he became a wacky neighbor extraordinaire -- wacky in a precise, consistent, carefully executed way. He could keep doing that, of course, or he could certainly turn up in a supporting role on any workplace comedy. But he would also be a great centerpiece for a huge, ongoing ad campaign. He'd make a great Quizno's Guy, or Kinko's Guy, or Duracell Guy.
Assets: If it's about who you know, his brother is married to Jenna Fischer.
Liabilities: No, really -- Yes, Dear.
Current approximate level of fame: Justin Long (circa 2002)
Deserved approximate level of fame, post-Gilmore: Justin Long (2007)