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September 25, 2012 11:06 AM   Subscribe

Former MTV State member Ken Marino will make you fall in love with him all over again! Did you love The State on MTV? More recent collaborations like Reno 911? The Ten? Party Down? Adult Swim's Children's Hospital? You may enjoy the Yahoo web series Burning Love, a pitch-perfect parody of reality shows like The Bachelor, but with so much more DRAMA! Narcissism! Alcoholism! Sexuality! Crazy eyes! Homelessness! Pantslessness!

Huffpo loves it, Splitsider loves it so much they asked Ken Marino more about roles he never played, while Aisha Tyler taps the source. Just TRY not to get lost in Ken's hunky arms, soulful eyes, and glorious soul*!

*balls
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats (26 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
A-ha, so does this tie into that "Ken Marino escorted off the set of The League" story from a week ago?
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 11:11 AM on September 25, 2012


I loooooooooooove Ken Marino.
posted by sallybrown at 11:20 AM on September 25, 2012


These balls, does he wish to dip them in things?
posted by 1f2frfbf at 11:20 AM on September 25, 2012 [10 favorites]


Marino is one handsome paisan.
posted by thanotopsis at 11:20 AM on September 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


That's an RDD. You're all RDDs.
posted by Think_Long at 11:27 AM on September 25, 2012


Don't forget Wet Hot American Summer!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:28 AM on September 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


PARTY DOWN PARTY DOWN PARTY PARTY PARTY PARTY DOWN DOWN DOWN
posted by nathancaswell at 11:31 AM on September 25, 2012


PS - We're special you and I, with blonde our hair and blue our eyes
posted by nathancaswell at 11:31 AM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pssst! Veronica Mars.
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:35 AM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm sad. I'm in bed w/ a fever...can't get yahoo videos to play on my tablet. boo.
posted by dejah420 at 11:47 AM on September 25, 2012


Marino wrote a very good little indie comedy/drama called Diggers. Very much in the vein of Breaking Away, which he admits inspired it.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:50 AM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've always wondered why Marino wasn't the State's breakout star. Good-looking guy, can play broad comedy, done some pretty respectable dramatic work, from all accounts a pretty good writer...

(Geez, he was in Gattaca? So was Maya Rudolph. Weird.)
posted by Etrigan at 11:58 AM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


From The State, Tenement is about the most amazing sketch I've seen on television. The scene where he's standing awkwardly in front of the pre-school class is about the funniest single scene I've seen on television.

One heck of a comedic actor, in a troupe who always seemed to work better together than in their side projects.
posted by Slap*Happy at 12:06 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


(Those were two different sketches I was referencing.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 12:07 PM on September 25, 2012


Former MTV State member Ken Marino will make you fall in love with him all over again!

At first, I was going to argue with this statement, thinking that it implies that I have ever fallen out of love with Ken Marino. But then I realized that you can fall in love over and over again, and reading this Wikipedia entry:

He made multiple appearances on Charmed, Reaper and Rock Me Baby, and appeared in three seasons of Veronica Mars as private detective Vinnie Van Lowe... he was cast in the Starz original series Party Down. He also starred as a homosexual demon on the TV series Reaper. He currently plays Dr. Glenn Richie in the satirical television series Childrens Hospital

makes me realize, that yes, I've been falling in love with him all over again many, many times.

My problem with Burning Love is that it doesn't really seem that far removed from the genre of series it is parodying. It makes me laugh but The Bachelor does just as much. The parody just doesn't take a piece of my soul with me when it does.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:22 PM on September 25, 2012


Burning Love is really brilliant, and the cameos are fantastic. "Will you accept my hose?" makes me laugh every time.
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:06 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


So many things from The State have stuck with us through the years.
posted by thanotopsis at 3:57 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


These balls, does he wish to dip them in things?

I actually kinda liked Louie, but Marino was probably my least favorite State member. Sorry. Men Behaving Badly sort of ruined him forever.

From The State, Tenement is about the most amazing sketch I've seen on television.

See, I think the idea is better than the execution there. Probably just a personal aesthetic, similar to the Froggy Jamboree litmus test. I prefer Barry Lutz.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:59 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


So many things from The State have stuck with us through the years.

Was Old-Fashioned Guy before or after Jack Handey?
posted by mrgrimm at 4:00 PM on September 25, 2012


I'm aware of my...pants.
posted by ian1977 at 4:23 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


I actually kinda liked Louie, but Marino was probably my least favorite State member.

The best part about Louie is that he was created just because MTV asked them to create a character with a catch phrase. Louie was what happened when the kind boys and girl of The State decided to say collectively: "Fuck that." They created a memorable character with a horrible catch phrase who was legitimately funny. God, yes.

(Sorry, I've got The State on my mind after listening to Kerri Kenney-Silver on this week's WTF podcast. It made me have a little crush on her all over again.)
posted by 1f2frfbf at 6:28 PM on September 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


I'm outta heee
heeeee
HEEEEEEYYYYYRE
posted by lubujackson at 6:47 PM on September 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


He has also appeared on a few episodes of wainy days.
posted by jonbro at 4:58 AM on September 26, 2012


I remember spotting Marino on a first-season episode of "Angel" in which he played a sleazy guy who hooked up with Cordelia at a party and ended up impregnating her with his awful demon spawn. Which goes a long way towards explaining why Louie wanted to dip his balls in things...
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:19 AM on September 26, 2012


I've got The State on my mind after listening to Kerri Kenney-Silver on this week's WTF podcast.

She was always my favorite. Her and Lennon, Garant, and MIB (and also a soft spot for Lo Truglio and Allison). I probably should have been a bigger Reno 911 fan than I was ...
posted by mrgrimm at 12:29 PM on September 26, 2012


(mouths the words "I LOVE PANTS")
posted by ostranenie at 7:33 PM on September 26, 2012


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