One of these things is not like the other

(from nbc.com)

So here’s a fun little pic from the Sing-off.  Apparently working on those sweet dance moves got a little stuffy, so the guys did some rehearsing sans blazers.  Except for Robert. Could it be because he’s from Canada?  But then shouldn’t he handle cold better than the others, not heat? Perhaps he’s just the most hardcore and committed.

Maybe it’s the fact that we have one out of nine rising above the rest.  Maybe it’s that the rest of the guys look like every production of Grease we’ve (begrudgingly) seen, ever.  (Sidenote: we hate Grease.  But we love love love Grease 2.  Most under-appreciated sequel ever.  We mean, Adrian Zmed in his skinny dance pants with the side belt buckle and knee pads showing through?  Just 100% awesome.  Not to mention Maxwell Caulfield.  Someone should do a stage production of that.)  Maybe it’s the fact that we’re currently watching the Oscars telecast and there’s nine Best Picture nominees.  So, y’all know what’s coming, right? We really can’t seem to stop ourselves with these things.

Now, on the real real, this did not come as easily as pairing the guys up with characters we’re really familiar with or adorable puppies.  We haven’t even seen all of these films, and some of them are decidedly non-VP-ish.  But, wild speculation is always welcome here, so here’s our best go of it:

“Hugo” is McButters.

Reason: “Hugo” was one of Big Mama’s favorite movies of the year.  And y’all know she loves McPrecious.  Also, both McCrockett and Martin Scorsese are known for their pro-spectacles stance.

“Midnight in Paris” is Keith.

Reason: He seems most likely to have read the authors featured in the movie.  And he’s been to Paris.  Seems like enough reason to us.

“The Descendants” is Ben.

Reason: Hawaii and Australia are both islands?

See?  Water all the way around. And he’s the only guy tall enough to accompany Stacy Keibler on the red carpet? (Ben, you’re welcome for that one.)

“The Tree of Life” is Tyler.

Reason: Honestly, the only thing we could come up with is the Brad Pitt / Tyler eating connection.

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is Jake.

Reason:

.

Yeah, that.

“Moneyball” is Mikey.

Reason: He likes sports…?  (Man, this is even harder than we thought it’d be.  We’re really reaching here.  Sorry.)

“The Help” is Ross.

Reason: Rossface and Octavia Spencer both give fantastic face.

Love them both.

“War Horse” is Robert.

Reason: Because if we’ve learned one thing from what the guys have said about Robert, it’s that he’s reliable.  And awesome.  But he’s also gotten to be the star of a bunch of these, so this time we’re going to pair up the winner with someone else.  Therefore,

“The Artist” is Tanner.

Reason: He doesn’t need words to be awesome.  Just like that movie (Crusher was fortunate enough to see “The Artist” in an old movie house — just an awesome experience.  Definitely a great film, and it’s especially powerful if you’re an artist or make your living way in the arts.).

There’s this:

And there’s this:

Both amazing, right?

So, that’s our quick little attempt at some pairings.  If we’ve learned one thing, it’s that just because there’s nine of something, that doesn’t mean they will easily match up with our VP guys.  But if it ends with watching “The Artist” trailer and one of Tanner’s solos, it hasn’t been a waste of an evening.

Take care, everybody!

-Troi and Crusher

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10 Responses to One of these things is not like the other

  1. Keith says:

    Bravo, ladies! Excellently done, and I agree wholeheartedly, with one glaring exception:

    Tyler, like, PLAYED baseball for years, all through high school. He IS “Moneyball.” Mikey, as the first guy in the group to be a father (only a handful of weeks till the baby comes) would fit well into the father/son angst of “Tree of Life.”

    But besides that, I concur. Fantastic. 🙂

    • Keith says:

      Oh! And of course, your reasoning still works, as

      1) Brad Pitt is also in Moneyball (so the eating thing is still in play)

      2) The dad tries to teach his son sports in “Tree of Life,” so Mikey’s love of sports stays intact.

      You’re welcome. 🙂

  2. I love a cappella says:

    T&C-
    Why do y’all hate Grease?

  3. Tigereem says:

    OH MY. I just about died laughing when it got to Jake. That is the most perfect description of movie-to-person I’ve ever seen. 😀

  4. Kris says:

    I may or may not now be on my way to slide/skip down the sidewalk (with low jazz hands of course) while singing “I want a C-O-O-L, and an R-I-D-E-R…”

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