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What Went Wrong With… Jason Segel?

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Jason Segel; a walking, talking, and acting example of how plain and unexciting Hollywood has become. An institution so out of original ideas that they now hire the most forgettable and un-charismatic people in existence to act in, or to rehash any of their property. Jason Segel is one of contemporary Hollywood’s visually and artistically tepid cohorts who’s back catalogue of disposable comedies are causing DVD bargain bins the world over to overflow.

Now you would think a requirement to making or taking part in comedies would be comedic talent, but Jason it seems has stumbled through Hollywood for more than a decade, and left an un-amusing trail of film and television. Bullshit comedies like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Bad Teacher” aside, it was a reboot of epic excremental proportions that was Jason Segel’s greatest comedic non-achievement.

Most people thought it near impossible to fuck up the Muppets more than Jim Henson’s offspring already had, but it seems Jason Segel managed it. It’s funny how someone who claims they love something end up destroying it, and Jason Segel with his lumbering frame and bemused look, reminiscent of Lennie from Of Mice And Men; hugged and smothered The Muppets property to the point of suffocation.

The Muppets was proof that actual talent and skill are needed to create a comedy, let alone a musical comedy. Jason Segel who has neither, instead made a slap dash pile of tripe, and even with his attempts at classic Muppet humour or by borrowing the style of Zucker/Abrahams, he did not have the wherewithal to bundle these elements into an entertaining package. And only a narcissist would cast themselves in a lead role which requires acting, dancing, and singing ability when they cannot themselves sing, dance, or even act. A lead role which needed pizzazz, panache, or any other Hollywood cliché, instead had this oafish and simple looking, mediocre comedian bumbling about the set like an overweight bull in a cake shop. Jason Segel by writing and acting in this movie; has artistically sodomized the hell out of a classic show.

If we wanted to see a burial of our collective past and witness a wake for our childhood memories, we could have just destroyed all the original puppets. What Mr. Segel, Disney, and Hollywood produced was tantamount to this; the destruction of Jim Henson’s artistic creations.

More than a decade in show business and 33 years on this planet, Jason Segel has yet to make anything memorable or remotely funny.

Jason Segel is a total Muppet.

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    • I saw Sarah Marshall, and one thing I respect is that even though Sarah cheating on him is portrayed as wrong, it was made clear that jason sea gal’s character was just as at fault. When he calls Sarah out, she bluntly tells him that she DID try to make the relationship work for a long time, but that he hadn’t really been cooperative

      Even Adam Sandler, as stupid and horrible as his works can be occasionally has a redeeming feature (in Billy Madison, going through education causes him to gain maturity and some perspective; at one point he even calls up a kid he bullied and apologizing, admitting that while he thought it was funny at the time, he realizes that he was an asshole)

  1. Tbh i never really cared about jason segel. How I Met Your Mother was one of my favorite tv shows, but that was only because of barney stinston. The rest of the characters are absolutely bland and boring, but they were tolerable in the earlier seasons. Neil Patrick Harris was the good actor on the show. Too bad How I Met Your Mother went stale as it went on.

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