Wow, it’s been awhile since the last post. But no time like the present to set things right!

Here’s something I noticed when I happened to be watching a recent re-run of The Blues Brothers. As with so many similarities when you catch them, you can help but be astonished by the connection and why you didn’t notice it sooner. So consider this one:

Frank Oz

Here is a shot of Frank Oz, actor/director and voice talent for many of Jim Henson’s creations, from about the late 1970s. He appears in The Blues Brothers as a prison guard. Now compare with this:

David Cross as Tobias Fünke

None other than David Cross in his Tobias Fünke role from Arrested Development. Now I have no idea if Mitch Hurwitz and David Cross had in mind to have Tobias look like an earlier Frank Oz, but still, it’s uncanny, no?

Published in: on September 29, 2007 at 2:07 pm  Comments (1)