Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby pinballmars » Mon May 29, 2017 12:53 pm

I would bet my favorite pair of socks that we'll never see Wally again. His transience is built into his character. He's not going to stay in one place. The road is his dharma!

As for who his father is, I don't think the Wally scene drops ANY clue about that. The joke with Wally is that he has NO PERSONALITY. He's a guy who thinks he's Marlon Brando, though he bears no resemblance to him and can't even do a good impression. It's a joke about people, particularly young people, who don't have any character of their own yet, so they model themselves after an icon. Wally takes it to the comic extreme. It's brilliant for one scene, but could turn into a bad SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE character if they flog it anymore. So, I doubt that they will.

Speaking of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, the Wally scene instantly reminded me of an old SNL sketch from the 80s in which Jon Lovitz is a big Woody Allen who also talks and acts exactly like Woody Allen. It's another joke about a man without a personality of his own.
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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby Panapaok » Tue May 30, 2017 2:45 pm

The reaction to Wally has been overwhelmingly positive (with some minor exceptions) and deservedly so IMO. The scene becomes even more hilarious on repeated viewings. Cera and Forster are obviously the standouts but Goaz's reactions to Wally's speech are also incredibly funny. :lol:
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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby OrsonWelles » Tue May 30, 2017 11:27 pm

I loved Wally Brando-scene. Such a pompous display. The admiration of both Andy and Lucy and the contrast with Truman's scepticism is great as well.
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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby BOB1 » Wed May 31, 2017 1:13 am

I'm joining the appreciation society!

You think he's never going to come back? Quite likely both ways and I don't have any expectations here. If it stays a one-scene appearance I'm quite fine with that. Perhaps he'll meet Albert somewhere else ;-)

Btw, never heard about Michael Cera. He did a really good job here's all I can say.
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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby ikerno » Wed May 31, 2017 10:16 am

Panapaok wrote:I really don't get why people hate that scene.


For me the nature of the character is ridiculous. His look, how he talks, the stupid and empty-headed speech... All is insignificant and unbearable.
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Postby Wonderful & Strange » Wed May 31, 2017 10:33 am

I'm curious to see what further scenes with Wally Brando would be like. Does he ever relax his Brando performance? Does he ever sit for a slice of pie at the Double R and just have a semi-normal conversation? :D
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Postby Jerry Horne » Wed May 31, 2017 11:41 am

Not a fan of Wally but a scene with Albert/Wally could be fun.
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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby OrsonWelles » Wed May 31, 2017 1:04 pm

The journalists who are raving about Wally are saying it shows how wonderfully weird Twin Peaks and David Lynch are. But the Lewis and Clark bit makes me think it's perhaps more of a Frost one, no?
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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby Hockey Mask » Wed May 31, 2017 1:40 pm

Just between us I'm guessing Wally has never been outside the county lines where Twin Peaks resides.
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Postby vanderohe » Wed May 31, 2017 3:09 pm

Our Wally seems to be an incarnation of Judge Clinton Sternwood, jus didnt find proof yet
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Postby counterpaul » Wed May 31, 2017 3:12 pm

Hockey Mask wrote:Just between us I'm guessing Wally has never been outside the county lines where Twin Peaks resides.


This made me laugh a whole lot.
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Postby Panapaok » Wed May 31, 2017 4:02 pm

OrsonWelles wrote:The journalists who are raving about Wally are saying it shows how wonderfully weird Twin Peaks and David Lynch are. But the Lewis and Clark bit makes me think it's perhaps more of a Frost one, no?

Yeah, agreed. His speech feels very Frost.
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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby Wonderful & Strange » Wed May 31, 2017 5:48 pm

I agree it's probably Frost who wrote the monologue. I've read that that's his sort of thing.

Lynch's dialogue seems fairly minimalistic.
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Re: Wally Brando Appreciation Society (SPOILERS)

Postby Robin Davies » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:49 am

Hockey Mask wrote:Just between us I'm guessing Wally has never been outside the county lines where Twin Peaks resides.

The fact that he looks so fresh-faced suggests you may be right.
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