Tuesday, August 24, 2004

"OH GOD!" SHE'S FUNNY

I love Ellen Degeneres. I truly do. I've even been working on a humor article about how much I love her (if only she were Jewish...just kidding, mom and dad...) that is intended as a companion piece to my "Comedic Timing" article the Jewish Journal printed last summer. (Who knows if it will ever see the light of day anywhere. But I can always print it here, and when it's ready, I just may do that...)

But seriously, Ellen's hilarious. As women comedians go, she's pretty much God. Literally.

In fresh news I just found online, it was announced that Ellen's starring in the remake of "Oh God!", a movie that was watched repeatedly by Kustanowitz children throughout our youth, and in fact, may have been the formation of my "let's all get along/we are all children of God" theology.

This casting is also good for the media, because all the magazines need to do is take all the covers featuring Ellen from several years ago, which were titled "I'm Gay!", and replace those header words with "I'm God!" Only a two-letter difference, you see. Very good for typesetters.

Now, Ellen's no George Burns. Which is probably a good thing. Kids today don't relate to the cigar-chomping comedian. In this day and age, God might go over better as a hilarious lesbian with her own talk show. Of course, we haven't heard from the Religious Right yet, and I venture to say that this news hasn't hit the Republican National Convention yet, either.

You heard it here. Now watch the sparks fly.

4 Comments:

At 12:55 PM, August 24, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, I think she's hilarious, but as far as casting - I would have liked to have seen it with Eddie Izzard. Cause you know God's an Executive Transvestite.

 
At 1:32 PM, August 24, 2004, Blogger Sarah said...

I loved that movie with George Burns. I even own it. God help me. (heh heh).

For other fun God-related movie stuff, I recommend an indie film called Ultrachrist! which is available on amazon. It happened to be co-written and directed by my friend's boyfriend. And, it is a fun and silly way to spend a saturday night with friends and popcorn.

 
At 5:07 PM, August 24, 2004, Blogger Shawn said...

I loved the movie "Oh God" What can I say I'm a George Burns fan from waaay back. No, not THAT far back - what are you trying to say? I'm only THIRTY-FIVE! sheesh!

ahem. I'm also a big fan of Ellen's and I think she'll play GREAT in that roll, I can't wait.

 
At 5:17 PM, August 24, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Sarah, I love the term "fun God-related stuff." (I wonder if God does.)

Secondly, and I can't say this enough, Dogma, Dogma, Dogma. A fascinating and funny lens on religion. (And with Jay and Silent Bob to boot. I love those guys.)

 

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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

"OH GOD!" SHE'S FUNNY

I love Ellen Degeneres. I truly do. I've even been working on a humor article about how much I love her (if only she were Jewish...just kidding, mom and dad...) that is intended as a companion piece to my "Comedic Timing" article the Jewish Journal printed last summer. (Who knows if it will ever see the light of day anywhere. But I can always print it here, and when it's ready, I just may do that...)

But seriously, Ellen's hilarious. As women comedians go, she's pretty much God. Literally.

In fresh news I just found online, it was announced that Ellen's starring in the remake of "Oh God!", a movie that was watched repeatedly by Kustanowitz children throughout our youth, and in fact, may have been the formation of my "let's all get along/we are all children of God" theology.

This casting is also good for the media, because all the magazines need to do is take all the covers featuring Ellen from several years ago, which were titled "I'm Gay!", and replace those header words with "I'm God!" Only a two-letter difference, you see. Very good for typesetters.

Now, Ellen's no George Burns. Which is probably a good thing. Kids today don't relate to the cigar-chomping comedian. In this day and age, God might go over better as a hilarious lesbian with her own talk show. Of course, we haven't heard from the Religious Right yet, and I venture to say that this news hasn't hit the Republican National Convention yet, either.

You heard it here. Now watch the sparks fly.

4 Comments:

At 12:55 PM, August 24, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, I think she's hilarious, but as far as casting - I would have liked to have seen it with Eddie Izzard. Cause you know God's an Executive Transvestite.

 
At 1:32 PM, August 24, 2004, Blogger Sarah said...

I loved that movie with George Burns. I even own it. God help me. (heh heh).

For other fun God-related movie stuff, I recommend an indie film called Ultrachrist! which is available on amazon. It happened to be co-written and directed by my friend's boyfriend. And, it is a fun and silly way to spend a saturday night with friends and popcorn.

 
At 5:07 PM, August 24, 2004, Blogger Shawn said...

I loved the movie "Oh God" What can I say I'm a George Burns fan from waaay back. No, not THAT far back - what are you trying to say? I'm only THIRTY-FIVE! sheesh!

ahem. I'm also a big fan of Ellen's and I think she'll play GREAT in that roll, I can't wait.

 
At 5:17 PM, August 24, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Sarah, I love the term "fun God-related stuff." (I wonder if God does.)

Secondly, and I can't say this enough, Dogma, Dogma, Dogma. A fascinating and funny lens on religion. (And with Jay and Silent Bob to boot. I love those guys.)

 

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