Join 3,501 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


THE FORM OF FORMS
October 25, 2013 10:31 PM   Subscribe

Everybody's got to start somewhere, right? So why not enjoy Charity Scanvenger Hunt organizer and Supernatural star Misha Collins' excruciatingly earnest acting debut in the 1999 educational film NO BRAINERS ON TAXES.
posted by The Whelk (25 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is he wearing David Byrne's suit?
posted by bayliss at 10:47 PM on October 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I hope he didn't try to deduct purchasing that suit as a business expense because nobody would believe that it was his.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:54 PM on October 25, 2013


Fantastic find! Is this why Castiel's vessel is a tax accountant, or was that just coincidence?

Those who enjoy this may also like Aaron Paul's Corn Pops commercial and Bryan Cranston's Coffeemate commercial.
posted by Gymnopedist at 10:57 PM on October 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cas your suit does not need to be the size of the Chrysler building any more stop it you attractive crying man
posted by emmtee at 10:58 PM on October 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh god he looks like he tried on grandpa's suit and is walking around pretending to be all grown up.
posted by lovecrafty at 11:25 PM on October 25, 2013


Pro bro pointers

1. Bro

You are in 1999 and in an awkward video you clearly do not very much want to be in

WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU NOT RAPPING
posted by passerby at 11:48 PM on October 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Swigging swag
Deduct, save the tag
posted by The Whelk at 12:09 AM on October 26, 2013


Oh god, I can't even get through the clip and I've started channelling Bernard Black .
posted by Coaticass at 12:10 AM on October 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Have you turned them into a rather smart casual jacket?
posted by The Whelk at 12:15 AM on October 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


The suit is beyond hilarious!
posted by Arbac at 12:45 AM on October 26, 2013


According to the wiki convention list* , the next time he's at a con is in L.A and in November so can someone ask him about the suit? For me? For us?


* shut up I also have a husband and a life I also have THIS.
posted by The Whelk at 12:51 AM on October 26, 2013


(oh man the Chicago con was happening like...today, this would've totally been a good conversation for Cocktails With Castiel. Poop.)
posted by The Whelk at 12:53 AM on October 26, 2013


Misha is confronted with his ...somewhat spare acting resume by fans and co-stars.

side note, as an ex child actor, this is basically one of my nightmares
posted by The Whelk at 12:57 AM on October 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


my special skills? Acting on camera.
posted by The Whelk at 1:10 AM on October 26, 2013


can i ask prying questions about yr acting career, whelk?
posted by PinkMoose at 1:10 AM on October 26, 2013


Reginal theatre and local commercials.
posted by The Whelk at 1:11 AM on October 26, 2013


( it got stooped when a talent scout said I'd have to get my teeth fixed first and we, as a family went, well I guess you're going to be a chemist now cause that shit is expensive. Although I did go to a high school famous for its theatre program.)
posted by The Whelk at 1:14 AM on October 26, 2013


aare some of these commericals on youtube
posted by PinkMoose at 1:25 AM on October 26, 2013


Whelk, you are actually the third Former Child Actor Who Went On To Other Things I've met. I was LJ-and-Facebook-acquaintances with a woman who was a child actor, but her big highlights include an episode of the Canadian show "The Littlest Hobo" and a brief scene in Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (she was the little girl who nearly gets mustard on Raul Julia's brain).

And then one of my former-boyfriends-turned-good-friends was a cast member of the NYC-area PBS show High Feather; he told me this on our first date, adding that "I played the fat kid". I'd never heard of it before and thought he was making the whole thing up to get into my pants (except, if he were making it up, why would he make up the fat kid part?); it's started showing up on Youtube now years later, and it's glorious.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:26 AM on October 26, 2013


Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was.
posted by kcds at 6:01 AM on October 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is he wearing David Byrne's suit?

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was.

Y U no link video? (YT, about 90 minutes)
best concert film ever
posted by fuse theorem at 8:44 AM on October 26, 2013


I love Misha but his acting resume is definitely not shall we say stellar. My wife and I watched Stonehenge Apocalypse for him and Methos and oh god it was so bad. The weirdest thing was that Misha used his Castiel voice for no reason we could discern, and he's complained about how much he voice hurts his throat.
posted by kmz at 10:38 AM on October 26, 2013


He's been confirmed as a guest star in season two of Hannibal right?

Would it be asking too much to have him be a religious minded serial killer?

If they actually got David Bowie to play Hannibal's uncle then I can just assume the show is being pulled from my alpha wave sleep state.

aare some of these commericals on youtube

Not according to a cursory googling but I'm too protective of my ego to do a deeper search.
posted by The Whelk at 10:49 AM on October 26, 2013


and a brief scene in Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (she was the little girl who nearly gets mustard on Raul Julia's brain).

Thanks to mst3k I think I've seen your Facebook friend nearly get mustard on his brain ( who keeps mustard in the brain room?!) nearly ten thousand times.
posted by The Whelk at 11:18 AM on October 26, 2013


Also related, my Halloween outfit Before, After.
posted by The Whelk at 7:14 PM on October 27, 2013


« Older The second of 3 auctions of the Dr. Hans Sachs pos...  |  "The criticism ranged from the... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments