As if Steve Buscemi couldn’t get any more iconic. The “Big Lebowski” legend gets our Golden Pumpkin 2021 for spending Halloween dressed as his own “How do you do, fellow kids?” meme from “30 Rock.”
(Sorry Steve, there’s no actual trophy or monetary value to the fake award.)
See some photos from the Park Slope, Brooklyn resident’s candy-handout below, and relive the original (and briefer-than-you-remember) moment from “30 Rock” via the video above.
Looks like Debra Wexler’s daughter had a pretty great Halloween.
Oh yeah, and Music Band forever.
Ah, “30 Rock.” While you may remember the quick Buscemi cutaway/flashback as the joke of the scene, it has some competition. For starters, Len’s opening line about Tracy (Tracy Morgan) certainly fits the tone of the show — especially when you realize it’s more of a setup for the real punchline.
And then there’s Jack’s (Alec Baldwin) ALL-CAPS Irish magazine joke.
Remember when we could talk about Baldwin’s brilliant acting, and ONLY his brilliant acting? Hopefully those days will come again.
But Baldwin’s Halloween 2021 weekend was spent much more somberly than Buscemi’s.
Baldwin, 63, spoke to photographers in Vermont, saying he’s cooperating with police and has been speaking to them every day since he fired a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Oct. 23. Baldwin maintained that he could not speak on the active investigation, according to Fox News.
“It’s an active investigation in terms of a woman died — she was my friend,” Baldwin said on Saturday. “We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together, and then this horrible event happened.”
Baldwin added, “But remember, how many bullets have been fired in films and TV shows in the last 75 years. This is America,” Baldwin said. “How many bullets have gone off in movies and on TV sets before? How many, billions in the last 75 years? And nearly all of it without incident.”
The actor also called for a reconsideration of the use of firearms on sets. “So what has to happen now is, we have to realize that when it does go wrong and it’s this horrible, catastrophic thing, some new measures have to take place,” he said. “Rubber guns, plastic guns, no live — no real armaments on set. That’s not for me to decide. It’s urgent that you understand I’m not an expert in this field, so whatever other people decide is the best way to go in terms of protecting people’s safety on film sets, I’m all in favor of and I will cooperate with that in any way that I can.”
New Mexico authorities are still investigating the deadly accident, which also resulted in the injury of director Joel Souza. Producers have halted production on the film for “an undetermined period of time” following the incident, which happened on the 12th day of what was expected to be a 21-day shoot.