Character Type: Mother
Ricky bobby’s son Texas Ranger (the other son is named Walker), complaining about picking up trash as a community service: “When do we get to stop doing this, Grandma?”
Lucy Bobby: “Well, I don’t know, honey. When are you boys going to stop tossing me the radio in the bathtub?”
One of our new goals for 2010 is to convince a friend of ours that Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a great, great movie. Because it really is. We’re not even rabid fans of Will Ferrell, but we still love this movie. For those who have yet to see it, Talladega Nights is Days of Thunder if Days of Thunder realized that it was a parody of itself. Will Ferrell is Ricky Bobby, NASCAR racer; Jane Lynch is Ricky Bobby’s mother. We’re not sure what the best part is: Jane Lynch’s Southern accent, her long grandma hair, or the fact that she more than adequately holds her own against Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. This is the sort of movie that frustrates us, too, because she was so great in this movie, yet it took Glee – three years later – to give her the recognition she deserves. Jonah Hill, we hope you’re counting your blessings.
Ok, another clip – a deleted scene from the movie. So great.Tags: Lucy Bobby, NASCAR, Talladega Nights, The Jane Lynch Project, Will Ferrell