You'd think I'd stay away from the topic of Arnold Schwarzenegger
's return to Hollywood since my last post on the subject produced several nasty, hate-fueled comments that kinda made me feel all warm and toasty inside. Gee, thanks for reading folks! I know you hate my guts, but maybe we can get together and watch a Commando/Predator
double feature one day, and then look at 2011 shirtless Arnold Schwarzenegger vacation pictures to remind us of how desperately we need this man doing action pictures again.
But I digress. We're not here to talk about the past, but the future. And Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that his future will begin with an animated TV show in which he voices a superhero named The Governator. Based on his own real life as Governor of California, the series will pretend that once Arnold's time in office ended, he secretly took up crime-fighting as a superhero with a swank superhero hideout hidden underneath his house. Yeah, you fight for that bill to pass Congress Governator! Let me just get a bucket of popcorn and my 10-year-old nephew who's never heard of you before.
And that right there is my problem with this whole thing. Arnold is making an animated TV show, which means he wants to market it to kids. Problem is, kids these days don't know who Arnold Schwarzenegger is, or how awesome his
performance was in Conan: The Barbarian
. Meanwhile, adults (like me) aren't really interested in watching a silly, family-friendly cartoon about an out-of-shape Governor-turned-superhero.
So where's the audience for this? Who's watching, exactly, except for the Maria Shriver Fan Club? Look, we're all big Arnold fans, but you have to admit this is a pretty silly idea. Guess we'll see how it turns out -- but in the meantime, let's quickly turn to C-Span to see if we can figure out who's gonna do the first Governator cameo!