Reader Rebecca writes in:
Paul Rudd has his own tag on the Gum, so he’s relevant, right?
Anyway, he guest-starred on last night’s episode of Veronica Mars as a washed-up, drunk asshole musician who was the non-legendary (read: still-alive) half of a fictitious ’90s rock duo. The episode features Rudd skinny-dipping in the ocean and playing guitar, keys and singing. Apparently Rudd is good friends with the creator, Rob Thomas, and a few writers and producers on the show.
While we don’t get a sample of My Pretty Pony’s finest in this clip, we do get some hits-close-to-home indie geek-off and Paul “More Than A Feeling” Rudd generally being awesome.
You can get a peek at Paul strumming out some of My Pretty Pony’s finest by heading here and clicking the “Interviews” tab on the left. Paul says his character Desmond Fellows is not unlike Andrew Ridgeley. With a massive drinking problem. (He also makes a character comparison to Peter O’Toole, and says his real life is like a George Winston record, all within two minutes. There’s gotta be points in that.)
And speaking of indie rock loving comedians. David Cross was on Law & Order: Criminal Intent last night … playing a character based on Howard K. Stern (to Kristy Swanson’s Anna Nicole.) Fortunately, he didn’t sing.