Handy thinks that the positive attention he’s received is because of the creativity he puts into his drawings. Speaking to BuzzFeed, he said: “Most recreations that I see are just people putting designer clothes and jewellery onto the characters and changing their skin colour. My recreations really look like they could be parallel versions of the characters.”
Linda Belcher is a treasure that none of us deserve.
And because we love her so much, BuzzFeed sat down with John Roberts, who voices Linda, to ask him a few rapid-fire questions about her.
Here are all the “facts” we learned:
What’s her favorite TV channel?
“Linda loves any kind of cop show. She’ll kind of talk at the show while it’s happening. If something bad happens she’ll be like, ‘I can’t believe it’ or ‘You bitch.'”
What does she want for Christmas this year?
“This year — they don’t really have a lot of money — I think Linda would just really want her kids to be happy and to know the true meaning of Christmas…After all the presents and everything, it’s really about being together as a family. I know it’s really corny. Linda’s corny.”
Which celebrity does she hate?
What’s her favorite cocktail?
“She loves wine, but she’d probably love a lemon drop or maybe a cosmopolitan. Real girly, but classy. Lady out at night.”
What’s her favorite ice cream flavor?
“She likes Mint Chocolate Chip, it’s a little exotic.”
When Linda was a kid, do you think she was more like Tina, Louise, or Gene?
“I think she was very Louise, but she’s also Gene, too. I think she’s a combo of all of her kids, but she’s not very introverted like Tina. I think Tina comes from Bob’s side of the family.”
Who’s her idol?
“Barbra Streisand [and] Cristal from Dynasty.”
If she got a yacht, what would she name it?
Who would she want to play her in a lifetime movie about her?
Last thing she cried over?
“This Is Us.”
What’s her favorite movie? And then what’s the movie she says is her favorite when she wants to sound smart?
“West Side Story [and] A Few Good Men.”
If she worked at a high school, what would she teach?
“She’d be the musical drama teacher.”
What’s her favorite cuisine?
“Burgers and Italian.”
If she were stranded on an island, what would she bring with her?
“Bobby and wine.”
Who’s her favorite pop star?
Her favorite band?
And finally, where would she like to retire with Bob?
“Hawaii [so they can] drink wine out of the coconuts.”
You can catch Bob’s Burgers every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX!
Believe it or not, it’s been 20 whole years since Halloweentown first came into our lives. Yes, we’re all that old!
So in order to celebrate this huge anniversary, BuzzFeed spoke to the head witch in charge, Kimberly J. Brown (aka Marnie Piper) and got the real tea behind our childhood fave.
Here’s what she had to share with us about herself and her time shooting the film:
Halloweentown originally had a different ending. Instead of dropping the talisman in the giant pumpkin, Marnie was supposed to walk into the middle of a forest to plant the talisman, and as she got deeper into the forest, she would have become older.
The entire film was shot in just four-to-five weeks in St. Helens, Oregon, and the real-life town looks just like Halloweentown does in the film.
You can technically stay at Aggie’s house because it’s an actual bed and breakfast that overlooks St. Helens. It’s called Nob Hill Riverview.
Debbie Reynolds, aka Aggie Cromwell, used to introduce herself as “Princess Leia’s mother” to people on set.
She also tried to be as helpful as possible to everyone around her and used to try and move ladders around for the crew. For her safety, they would say, “No, no, Ms. Reynolds!”
Aggie and Marnie’s broom flying scene was the very last scene that was shot before the film wrapped. The scene is about 52 seconds long in the film, but in reality took hours to shoot.
It was also Kimberly’s favorite scene to shoot because prior to this she and Debbie hadn’t shot any scenes together without the rest of the cast.
Some of the spells in the series are in Welsh, including the one that activates the talisman.
The cast was given an audiotape of the spell to memorize it, but Debbie took it upon herself to write the spell down phonetically on her notepad and share that with the rest of the cast.
Kimberly kept a few props from the films, including Kalabar’s bat from the first film, the Halloweentown book, Marnie’s costumes from the second and third films, and the tiny prop broom from the second film.
Speaking of the Halloweentown book, it was specially made and designed for the film. Disney hired an artist to illustrate it and used a reference photo of Kimberly to include her in the book.
Marnie and Aggie’s relationship in the films very much mirrored Kimberly and Debbie’s real-life relationship. They had a genuine friendship outside the films.
Despite taking place on Halloween, the film was actually shot during the dead of summer in July — so precautions had to be taken for the extras wearing masks so they would avoid overheating.
Kimberly last saw the film in its entirety about a year ago when the movie randomly came on TV and she was with friends who hadn’t seen it.
Despite starring in a Halloween classic herself, Kimberly’s favorite Halloween films are: Hocus Pocus, Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
When asked about Aggie’s iconic line, “Being normal is vastly overrated,” Kimberly said the quote presents a theme she believes runs through the entire Halloweentown series.
Kimberly realized the movie was a success when there were talks of a sequel, but it all really sunk in when she attended the Spirit Of Halloweentown festival in 2017 and saw over 15,000 people in the small town waiting to see her and the rest of the cast.
And finally, Kimberly is “totally open” to making another Halloweentown film if the opportunity presents itself.
May the magic of Halloweentown live on for eternity.
Tobey Maguire (David/Bud Parker)
Reese Witherspoon (Jennifer/Mary Sue Parker)
William H. Macy (George Parker)
Joan Allen (Betty Parker)
Jeff Daniels (Bill Johnson)
Marley Shelton (Margaret Henderson)
Paul Walker (Skip Martin)
Danny Strong (Jukebox Boy)
Marc Blucas (Basketball Hero)
Jenny Lewis (Christin)
J.T. Walsh (Big Bob)
Don Knotts (TV Repairman)
This raises many interesting questions that modern science can’t answer:
a) Why are ITV celebrating 20 years of The Black Eyed Peas?
b) Do we need to celebrate 20 years of The Black Eyed Peas?
c) Why are Joanna Lumley and the members of The Black Eyed Peas friends?
d) HOW did they become friends?
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