A Tribute to Ben Edlund ““ Part 1
Like so many of Edlund’s episodes, Simon Says introduced us to a great character in Andy. A rare creature who, in anyone else’s hands, may never have so convincingly have managed to get behind the wheel of the Impala and stay in our good graces having done it.
“He full-on Obi-Waned me! It’s mind control, man!”
Another classic Edlund episode with an ending that is still talked about in reverent whispers. Really, one of the greatest uses of music on television ever and the introduction of mandroids. Is there any doubt as to this man’s genius?
“I knew it, as soon as you two left. You aren’t FBI. Who are you? Who are you working for, huh? The Men in Black? You working for the Mandroid?”
Kicking ass and taking names.Ben Edlund is one hell of a writer, no question.
“Salt. Doesn’t that sound silly? I mean why would a ghost be afraid of salt?”
Bad Day at Black Rock
The Batman-level awesomeness is fairly self-explanatory on this one. Plus, I’m laughing too hard to think of something clever!
“I lost my shoe.”
This episode was everything we would come to love from Mr. Edlund over the years: Dark, twisted, demonic and tortured. And oh so graphic and gross.
“And why does the rabbit always get screwed in the deal?! The poor little guy.”
New levels of genius at every turn. This script was absolutely perfect, from the opening song to the mastermind ending; and every bit of dialogue in between.
“And here we were thinking that, you know, we were teaching you and all this time you were teaching us; about heart, about dedication, and about how gay love can pierce through the veil of death and save the day.”
What are your favourite one-liners from the early days of Edlund?