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We Needed a Hero. Netflix Sent Us Ed Helms

By Dustin Rowles | Film | March 24, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Film | March 24, 2020 |


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Look: We are not fans of Ed Helms around here. We don’t know why he was ever a thing, we think he is toxic comedy poison, and we still don’t think it’s fair that he became the boss of Dunder Mifflin instead of Dwight.

As I have written before, Ed Helms is NOT FUNNY. He’s never been funny. He wasn’t funny on The Office and he wasn’t funny in The Hangover movies. Occasionally, we mistook Ed Helms for funny because of the funny context that surrounded him, but Helms himself never actually delivered any of that comedic value.

Society is in crisis. What we need more than anything right now — besides more ventilators, more tests, more medical supplies, a better leader, a stimulus package that allows working people to stay home, toilet paper, and flour — god, where is the flour! — is a good laugh.

Instead, Netflix sent us Ed Helms. God help us all.

Here’s the trailer for Kareem and Coffee.

Kareem and Coffee comes to Netflix on April 3rd. Meanwhile, will someone please find Taraji P. Henson a better agent?




Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.



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