Wednesday, January 25, 2006
They're making a movie of Comedy Central's sublime improv COPS parody Reno 911!! (That's two exclamation points -- one to comply with the official title and one to illustrate the joyous paroxysm I just suffered.) The movie is irresistably named Reno 911!: Miami, which leads me to believe this is the start of a glorious franchise...Reno 911!: New York...Reno 911!: Sacramento...Reno 911!: Butte, etc. Who cares if the gifted cast's talent withers on the big screen! I'd do anything to experience Trudy Wiegel in Cinemascope. The news broke Jan. 4, but somehow I missed it. Maybe it's because Reno 911!, as a show, is vastly under-promoted. But news of this movie and of Showtime's pitch for Arrested Development promise better days for marginalized fans.