November 29, 2009

Improvising with the bear.

TJ Miller really wanted the part of Ranger Smith in the Yogi Bear movie. After 2 failed auditions, desperate, he made this video:



He got the part. Actually, I'm a little suspicious. Maybe first he got the part and then this clip was made. A smarter-than-the-average studio effort at viral video... and I'm the carrier.

9 comments:

Drew W said...

TJ and the Bear?

Is it okay to feed bears marshmallows and movie scripts? Wouldn't actors be more nourishing?

Kensington said...

Not sure I believe the official story behind this video, but I like this TJ Miller guy. He was the best part of ABC's "Carpoolers" a couple of years ago, a failed sitcom that deserved to do a lot better.

William said...

It is inadvisable to let a bear with foaming jowls near your crotch area. If worse comes to worse, he could make a full frontal appearance on Oprah to plug the movie. Relax, prudes. There would be nothing to see.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Looks like it would make an awful movie, but a wonderful play.

Bob said...

Smarter-than-the-average, huh?

*laughs*

teresa said...
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Kensington said...

teresa makes some very cogent points.

tj miller said...

I'm T.J. Miller. I wasn't desperate, I've done 6 movies since Cloverfield, they're just not out yet. I had already auditioned twice, and they both went well, I was told I had the part before I made this video as a joke, and sent it to Warner Bros. pretending it was a real audition and vital additional materials. I think it sealed the deal, but the whole thing is pretty ridiculous. I mean, a talking bear movie is not something i would chase harcore....

Jen said...

The bear deserves a much better script.