We’re convinced that Jane Lynch has been in pretty much everything. Everything. So, for a variety of reasons, the majority of them relating to the enormous amount of time we now have thanks to funemployment, we decided what great fun it would be if we watched to the extent possible, everything Ms. Lynch has ever acted in. This means commercials (Prilosec, check; WaMu, check), TV series, movies, random Funny or Die skits – everything. The enormous breadth of her talent is, after all, why we love Jane Lynch so much, no?
This is a daunting task: according to her page on IMDb, she has has held 146 (and counting) acting roles, as herself or another character, in bad and good productions. She also is credited in two soundtracks. She’s constantly producing work, which means that we will always be running a deficit. In embarking on this project, we set up a few ground rules for ourselves, just to make this all a little more manageable:
- We watch what we can. If a certain episode is not on DVD, or it’s going to cost us too much (i.e., over two bucks) (maybe when we both get jobs, our budget for this site can increase 100%), we’re not going to watch it.
- You can help! If anything on the List strikes your fancy, watch it, write it up, and send it our way (email@example.com). If we like it, we’ll post it.
- We’re watching only her. We get that in order to truly appreciate her character on a show, it’s best if we watch the entire series. We also get that we have a pretty big list to get through. Also, we really, really, really do not want to watch all 5 seasons of The L-Word. We just don’t. This despite being happy, practicing members of the L-Word.
- Whatever happens, we always will review her as Sue Sylvester in Glee.
- No order. Our process to choosing what to watch is similar to Tyra’s process of choosing each model’s ethnicity mashup in this season’s oddly controversial hapa episode of America’s Next Top Model: totally random.
- No videogames. In addition to the fact that she’s done a few voiceover work for games we really don’t want to play (i.e., Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009)), this one requires far too much effort for too little of a result. We’re just going to assume that her voiceover videogame work is great. Long gone are the days when we played LSL games and chuckled at the “CENSORED” scenes of cartoon copulation.
Ground rules set, let’s play. Our full list, which will be constantly updated, can be found here. Wish us luck and join the fun(employment!)!Tags: Glee