March 10, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Genuine Sam Jackson fans are probably already well aware of this, but it was only as I ran off Die Hard 3 last evening that I suddenly realized that the scene in The Incredibles where the panicky cop pulls a gun on Jackson's Frozone as he reaches for a cup of water in the jewelry shop is a riff on the scene in DH3 where the panicky cop pulls a gun on Jackson's Zeus as he reaches for the telephone at the subway station. The animators of The Incredibles even make the cop look like the original. The voice over is even an imitation of his delivery. And Jackson does himself in full self-reference mode.

Alas, a quick check of IMDB shows that it wasn't actually the same guy playing the part in DH3 and doing the voice-over in The Incredibles, but I suppose you can't have everything.

Still, I was mighty tickled by this little throwaway bit.

Posted by Robert at March 10, 2010 09:05 AM | TrackBack
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