View Full Version : Bryan Cranston (Hal) a Top Physical Comedian

Jun 26, 2007, 06:49 PM
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<img src="http://www.malcolminthemiddle.co.uk/images/hal.jpg" title="Bryan Cranston (Hal)" alt="Bryan Cranston (Hal)" align="left" height="227" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="185" /> Bryan Cranston (Hal) has been named the 5th best physical comedian on TV by <a href="http://www.unsoughtinput.com/index.php/2007/06/22/the-top-20-physical-comedians-of-modern-television/" title="Soruce" target="_blank">UnsoughtInput.com</a>. A title that I'm sure many readers agree with.

<strong>5. Bryan Cranston -</strong> Who is Bryan Cranston? He’s known as the dad (Hal) from <em>Malcolm in the Middle</em>, but astute viewers might also remember him as the “dentist who converted to Judaism just for the jokes” on <em>Seinfeld</em> (”Whatley!”). I realize it’s odd to see Cranston up here near the top of the list, but while doing research (read: <strong>watching 6 seasons of <em>Malcolm</em> back-to-back) it goes without saying the Cranston is sitcom television’s most talented and relentless physical comedian of the past 10 years</strong>. Granted, the entire television <strong>family of Malcolm does an amazing job of beating each other up</strong> (and other random characters) but Cranston shines as the most physical of the group. Most notable are his <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=7SgEbrJmIUY" target="_blank" title="Click to see Hal skate">roller skating scenes</a> (in which he reportedly did most of the “stunts” himself), his work in a <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=pv56hhN0LSE" target="_blank" title="Click to see Hal dance">Dance, Dance Revolution</a> contest and his new hobby of <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=vXDj152WhP8" target="_blank" title="Click to see Hal walk">race walking</a> (note the fabulous costumes in each clip). Cranston is an all-around physical comedian on the show, giving a performance that completely defines “hapless boob.” From flustered screaming to girly whining, <strong>Bryan Cranston currently holds the torch for best television physical comedian of the 21st century</strong>. Since his show has been off the air for a year now, let’s hope <em>Scrubs</em>‘ Zach Braff (16) kicks it up a notch and decides to join a circus.

<a href="http://www.unsoughtinput.com/index.php/2007/06/22/the-top-20-physical-comedians-of-modern-television/" title="Soruce" target="_blank">UnsoughtInput.com</a>

Jun 26, 2007, 06:55 PM
That's exciting! Congrats to Bryan for scoring so high on the list. Hopefully this will do something to earn him the recognition he deserves for being such a brilliant actor.

Jun 26, 2007, 07:37 PM
Its only a some random blog - not really "official"

Jun 26, 2007, 09:31 PM
At least someone realized his talent, even if it's just an unofficial blog.

Jun 26, 2007, 11:58 PM
I figured for sure the conventional wisdom would be Jim Carrey is #1 on that list. I'm glad Bryan beat him out.

Jun 27, 2007, 07:36 AM
He really deserved it! :D

Jun 27, 2007, 02:42 PM
That's really great, regardless of who it's written by. How many other people made the list?

Jun 27, 2007, 04:26 PM
How many other people made the list?

UnsoughtInput.com (http://www.unsoughtinput.com/index.php/2007/06/22/the-top-20-physical-comedians-of-modern-television/)