john hodgman battlestar galactica

Even though we at theTVaddict.com swore we would never jump on the over-used “fail” meme, Friday’s surprise appearance on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA by John “I’m a PC” Hodgman leaves us with very little choice.

Not only is “The PC” guy far too ingrained in our culture zeitgeist to be taken seriously in anything outside of the occasional guest stint on THE DAILY SHOW. Hodgman’s appearance as Caprica’s sole surviving brain surgeon on the Galactica completely removed us from what should have been an emotionally charged scene with Anders’ life hanging in the balance.That and let’s face it, there is no way a PC is fixing anything. #fail

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  • paketep

    Hey, poor John, he wanted to appear as ANYTHING and he got his wish. We should be happy for him.

    Imagine if it had been the guy doing the Mac ;)

  • Patty

    aw, poor guy…he is forever more going to be known as the PC. It’s too bad that every time someone sees him, that is all they can think of–he isn’t that bad of an actor that he couldn’t get minor roles in shows once and a while.

    Oh well, I’m over it :)

  • bws

    JH is funny but he would have been better suited for something like Chuck.

  • TVFan

    Agreed. Love John Hodgman, but on BSG? Way to take us out of the moment Ronald D. Moore.

  • Shayna

    Yes, exactly. I love him on TDS and his BSG article a few years back was great but this so didn’t work. Not only was he so recognizable but the character was supposed to inject a bit of humor and it just wasn’t funny. I kept hoping Kara would punch Dr Word Salad.

  • Krystal

    I scared the crap out of my mom Saturday afternoon watching this on Hulu (i don’t get Sci-fi *cries*) with my spontaneous cackle.

  • Mario

    hey buddy, it should be:
    keep up the good work!

  • http://www.thetvaddict.com theTVaddict


    I guess the fail is on me :) Thanks for the correction.

  • Jon

    I guess I was just too caught up in the moment and all the revelations (and picking my jaw up off the floor every two minutes) to notice myself.

    Kinda cool I guess. But, it didn’t ruin anything for me. I don’t see what the big deal is. He’s an actor. It’s not like being the PC is his only talent.

  • Janus

    Can’t take him seriously? His entire public career has been humor based, first of all, but secondly he didn’t make any of his signature quiet dead-pan silliness. At worst he seemed detached and/or slightly fascinated with Anders’ condition, much like Data on Trek might be at unique phenomena. Cottle would have just said Any laughter is on you, the viewer, not on him.

    And let me ask this question, how many times have you laughed at Baltar’s intentionally funny behavior in so-called “serious” moments? Or better yet, the cigarette smoking curmudgeon Major Doctor Cottle? I read of Hodgman’s appearance from his GQ article on being a “minor TV celebrity” and I blew up with excitement.

    Good for him.

  • casey

    Just goes to prove that nobody can ever please everybody…all the time. It took YOU out of the “moment”. didn’t bother me at all.

    I say good on him for getting to be a small part of an amazing story.

    And if this is the biggest ‘waah’ about the episode, then I say they hit it outta the park, tbh. :P

  • http://andscifi.blogspot.com elton

    He did fine in the part, it was just an odd time to bring in a comic actor.

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