My husband Chas and I have been watching a new FX show called Terriers, and we are delighted by how awesome it is. In fact, it’s our favorite show this season, and is even beating out Boardwark Empire, which I had high hopes for, but so far has been sorta meh*.
Anyway, Terriers is sort of a contemporary old-school P.I. show. It’s written really well, and has two great lead actors—Donal Logue & Michael Raymond-James. We all know Michael Raymond-James (and his mystifyingly cute crustache**) from his role as Rene on True Blood, and I remember seeing Donal Logue in Damages, as a very minor character who was maybe in two episodes. Still, even when I saw him on Damages, he looked familiar but I couldn’t place his face to any particular movie or TV show.
So last night Chas and I finally looked him up on IMDB, and suddenly everything clicked. Its turns out that Donal Logue was the guy who played the greasy, nerdy character Jimmy the Cab Driver in all those MTV promos from the mid-nineties.
I was a teenager when these came out, and watching those promos on YouTube last night brought back so many memories of staying the night at my friend Tasia’s house and watching MTV until the wee hours of the morning. My favorite Jimmy the Cab Driver promo was—and still is—the parody of Alanis Morissette’s video for Ironic.
Ha! So brilliant.
I think my new catch phrase is “It’s like going crazy when you’re already nuts.”