Separated at Birth: Murray Saul & S.D. Nemeth

I’m not going to compare the tale of the tape here – no heights, weights, eye colors, birthdates or such – just the audio tape.

Murray Saul is most famous for being an Ohio businessman, salesperson and for his appearances on WMMS 100.7 FM in Cleveland, Ohio. The ones where he’d scream “It’s Friday!”.

Here’s an mp3 featured on BoingBoing way back when.

For folks (like me) who grew up listening to the old 96 Rock in Atlanta, you’ll remember their usage of this audio in the late 80’s on through the 90’s.

Here’s a YouTube video (picture unrelated) of a similar “rant” delivered by Murray Saul:

Compare/contrast that audio with the character Bixby Snyder (portrayed by S.D. Nemeth) in the Robocop films. You’ll remember him as the “I’d buy that for a dollar” guy.

Here’s a video refresher and a little behind-the-scenes background (if you want to jump down that particular rabbit hole):

Judge for yourself whether or not these two are secretly the same guy or not.

And here’s some more background information on Murray Saul in case you’re interested.

Oh, and, IT’S FRIDAY!/I’D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!

Separated At Birth: Jason Heyward & Pedro Cerrano

In honor of Jason Heyward’s first career grand slam last night against the Chicago Cubs, I thought I’d have a little tongue-in-cheek fun at his expense. It only seems right to do it in a fashion I’m familiar with here on the blog: Separated At Birth.

So, here goes, Separated At Birth: Jason Heyward & Pedro Cerrano.

Here’s the tale of the tape:

  Jason Heyward Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert)
 
Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward

Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert)

Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert)

Height 6′ 5″” 6′ 4″”
Weight 240 230
Bats Left Right
Throws Left Right

Nothing too serious for a late Summer Wednesday, but you can find supporting documentation/stats for Jason Heyward online and I culled the “stats” on Cerrano/Haysbert from an article and several great fansites.

And if you’re itching to see Cerrano hit a homer, here you go.

Cheers!

Previous incarnations of Separated at Birth:

Malin Akerman & Jennifer Morrison
Sasha Alexander & Jessica Capshaw
Ron Perlman & Tom Waits
Jeri Ryan & Cynthia Watros
Peter Lorre & Evan Handler
Lauren Ambrose & Hillary Tuck
Chuck Liddell & Sloth Fratelli (John Matuszak)
Dave Foley and Vicent Kartheiser
Javier Bardem & Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Maria Bello and Mary McCormack
Gerard Butler and Clive Owen
Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas
Lisa Rinna and Nicholson’s Joker

Separated at Birth: Judge Alex & Rob Riggle

This post is little more than a goof on my normal, regular (and oh-so-serious) Separated at Birth posts.

Running on the treadmill the other day at the gym I noticed the show Judge Alex was on. I wasn’t listening – I had my headphones plugged in to my iPhone – so my first thought was “Is The Daily Show/Saturday Night Live doing some kind of skit about syndicated Judge shows?”

I honestly thought Judge Alex was Rob Riggle. Then again, I only watch TDS/SNL online so I didn’t know Rob was mostly just shilling beer now.

My bad.

Anyhow, here’s a brief look at the “facts” which somehow colluded to cloud my already addled mind:

  Judge Alex (Real name: Alex Ferrer) Rob Riggle
 
Judge Alex

Judge Alex

Rob Riggle

Rob Riggle

DOB 1960 April 21, 1970
Physique/Presence Imposing Intimidating
Hairline Widow’s Peak Rakishly Fraternal
Military/Police Experience Former Police Officer Lt. Col, US Marine Corps Reserves; currently working with as a public affairs officer NYC Public Affairs

YMMV, but I honestly thought they were one and the same. Hey, they’re both on the TV!

Happy Thursday!

Previous incarnations of Separated at Birth:

Malin Akerman & Jennifer Morrison
Sasha Alexander & Jessica Capshaw
Ron Perlman & Tom Waits
Jeri Ryan & Cynthia Watros
Peter Lorre & Evan Handler
Lauren Ambrose & Hillary Tuck
Chuck Liddell & Sloth Fratelli (John Matuszak)
Dave Foley and Vicent Kartheiser
Javier Bardem & Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Maria Bello and Mary McCormack
Gerard Butler and Clive Owen
Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas
Lisa Rinna and Nicholson’s Joker
Janine & Mariska

Separated At Birth: Sasha Alexander & Jessica Capshaw

I’ll cop to being a co-viewer of Grey’s Anatomy (mostly at the behest of my wife, Jenn) but it is an entertaining show.

While the music used to be a lot better, and there have certainly been more cringe-inducing, shark-jumping moments as the melodrama has wound its way through 6 seasons (and a spin-off), I do enjoy seeing a new cast of characters joining the ensemble every season.

Jenn & I were also fairly devout viewers (fans is too strong a term) of Dawson’s Creek. Early WB shows were like Crack and Dawson & Company were the biggest pushers. This explains my still-lingering attraction to Joey Potter (aka Mrs. Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes).

One of the better characters in that series was Gretchen Witter played by Sasha Alexander. She was a good older sister counterpoint to the delinquent Pacey and was a nice non-Joey love interest for Dawson.

Ok. I’m far to familiar and invested in the fictional lives of the people in the Dawson-verse. Backing away from the keyboard now.

Anyhow, I just figured that Grey’s Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Dawson’s Gretchen (Sasha Alexander) looked (and sounded) very similar.

Hence the post.

YMMV.

Details below.

  Sasha Alexander Jessica Capshaw
 
Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander

Jessica Capshaw

Jessica Capshaw

 
Sasha Alexander smirking

Sasha Alexander

Jessica Capshaw smirking

Jessica Capshaw

Date of Birth May 17, 1973 August 9, 1976
Hair Wavy Curly
Height 5′ 7″ 5′ 5″
Television Drama Dawson’s Creek, where her character slept with Dawson (even though she played his best friend’s older sister). Grey’s Anatomy, where she plays the lesbian lover of Callie Torres

Happy Monday!

Full Disclosure: Sasha Alexander stars in the new TNT Series Rizzoli & Isles (premiering July 12th). Since I work for TNT I figured I’d share.

Playing To Type

First, a firm grasp of the obvious:

I have a blog with “Muppet” in the title.
I do the whole “Separated at Birth” schtick. A lot.
I have great friends & commenters.

Second, a perfect storm (using MATH):

This comment:

Christopher Meloni looks abit like Bert from Sesame(not sure how u spell that) Street, in a kind of cute way.

Plus this email:

I’m sure you’ve already seen it, but I’m assuming this is up your alley on multiple fronts…

Multiplied by my Tumblr entry:

Telly as Zack Braff is my favorite.

Which leads us, logically, to point #3: TMZ’s Celebrity Puppets — Sesame Street Edition

There are a ton of dupes here and a few more misses than hits than I could manage with similar source material, but it’s still worth a look if, you know, Muppets OR “Separated at Birth” shit is your thing. [HINT: they’re both mine].

YMMV, but still, enjoy.

Also, I don’t know that I’ve got this whole “blogging” thing down pat yet or if I’ll ever figure it out but for now I’m putting some things on the wackiness that is Tumblr, some dreck here and even more superfluous linkage and ephemera on Twitter, Flickr and the like. Follow or don’t.

(How’s THAT for an upsell?)

Humpday!

Previous incarnations of Separated at Birth:

Jeri Ryan & Cynthia Watros
Peter Lorre & Evan Handler
Lauren Ambrose & Hillary Tuck
Chuck Liddell & Sloth Fratelli (John Matuszak)
Dave Foley and Vicent Kartheiser
Javier Bardem & Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Maria Bello and Mary McCormack
Gerard Butler and Clive Owen
Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas
Lisa Rinna and Nicholson’s Joker
Janine & Mariska