In advance of the show's Netflix debut, David Cross' sexually confused aspiring actor shows his versatility
Dr. Tobias Fünke has a provocative message to film and TV directors looking to cast a cowboy, a leather fetishist or a Big Man on Campus.
"Insert me anywhere," the sexually confused-former-psychiatrist-turned-aspiring-actor says in a new internet sizzle reel.
The homoerotic message is part of a viral marketing campaign designed to drum up excitement for the Netflix premiere of 15 new episodes of the cult favorite this month. The streaming service also set up a Bluth Banana Stand on the streets of New York City this week.
Fünke's ill-conceived demonstration of his versatility may be the funniest promotion yet. In the footage, the good doctor also dresses up as a John McClane style vigilante complete with a wooden tagline ("Yippie Dippie Dippie") and as a popular college student with a keen sense of what the kids do for fun ("Don't start that hay ride yet").
The joke is that all of these characters have been filmed in front of a green screen, making them insertable into any movie.
As Tobias himself once said, "I just blue myself."
The new season kicks off May 26.