Mister Teevee Man

Last summer at the Democratic convention I shared a cab with Jason Bateman on the way to some party after we’d both done Air America bits. Neither of us had any idea who the other was, which led him to riff on the moment of recognition we would each eventually have when we realized, oh, it’s that guy. Somehow group hugs were invoked, if I’m remembering correctly. I guess you had to be there.

Well, I have no idea if Jason Bateman has to this day ever seen a Tom Tomorrow cartoon, but Jason, if you’re out there, I’ve had my moment of realization.

I’m always incredibly reluctant to add anything new to the short list of tv shows I watch on a regular basis, but at the suggestion of my very smart wife, I finally gave Arrested Development a try, and it really is one of the most brilliant shows on the air right now. If you’re not watching it, you’re missing a show of sublime absurdity.