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More Michael-talk about Tom! [Jul. 17th, 2009|04:51 pm]
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Question for the cat owners: do you trim the back paw claws as well?

Thanks to miss_mcelroy for posting a link to the full video of Michael's TikiCon panel here.

I love that after a question about cartoon voice overs, Michael decides it's time to start talking about Tom! Here's the beginning of the conversation with Sam.

Michael: "Sam, how do you like working with Tom Welling?"
Sam: "He's really tall!"
Michael: "Is he nice?"
Sam: "Nice and tall! He's a great guy. You know him. You're buddies with him!"
Michael: "I know I know him!"
Sam: "Seven years!"

Other bits I found interesting:

- when a Lois fan asks Michael what was the point of continuing Clana when Lois was on the show, Michael deftly steers away from potential 'shipper stuff by noting the scripts were a mixed bag, then launching into his amusing rant about how Lex was beaten up every single episode!

- When asked to choose between "Lana and Chloe", both Sam and Michael pick "Helen Slater!" which segues into Michael's opinion that he should have kissed all THREE women, and Sam's happy reminiscence of kissing Chloe. Michael adds that they're all beautiful.

- Michael mentions that John Glover would occasionally get frustrated when entire scenes were dropped or changed at the last minute and would retaliate with extreme politeness: "Oh, is THIS where you'd like me to stand?" James Marshall: "John, we don't have time for THIS."

Humph! Put me on Team!Glover. Marshall sounds like he can be quite difficult.

Thanks to miss_mcelroy & myfablexy for all the stories & photos!

(And from Twitter, James Gunn reports that at a belated birthday party for Michael, the birthday boy sang a Depeche Mode song! ♥ ♥ ♥)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-17 10:44 pm (UTC)
The white jacket is sexy!
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[User Picture]From: lonelywalker
2009-07-17 10:01 pm (UTC)
John Glover would occasionally get frustrated when entire scenes were dropped or changed at the last minute and would retaliate with extreme politeness

Oh, Glover.

I was listening to an interview with Bill Irwin and John Goodman talking about how John can get "very tough" when people start messing with his acting.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-17 10:49 pm (UTC)
I was listening to an interview with Bill Irwin and John Goodman talking about how John can get "very tough" when people start messing with his acting.
Michael was recounting this in a very admiring fashion, totally on John's side. The "extreme politeness" tactic can be very effective - my mother has had success with it at airports!

Also, it's followed by Michael's account of an argument he had with JM - JM is talented, no question, but he seems to be one of the more challenging SV directors (as opposed to the actor-friendly Beeman, Rosenthal, Szwarc, Mairzee Almas.)

JG was beloved on that set, I have no doubt! How else could Lionel survive so long, against all plot logic?

Edited at 2009-07-17 10:49 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mahaliem
2009-07-17 10:19 pm (UTC)
and would retaliate with extreme politeness

Yay! for extreme politeness when peeved. *loves John Glover even more*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-17 10:49 pm (UTC)
Yay! for extreme politeness when peeved. *loves John Glover even more*
Glover wins at life!
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[User Picture]From: whimsywinx
2009-07-17 10:21 pm (UTC)
I was not kidding when I told Gunn I wanted video.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-17 10:50 pm (UTC)
Gunn is ignoring us! Not fair to tease fangirls like that :)
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[User Picture]From: myfablexy
2009-07-17 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, those were some of mine favourites too!!
He makes me always laugh so much!! XD

I hope you'll enjoy my vids and other piccies when I'll post them! ;)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-17 10:50 pm (UTC)
Aw, kissy icon!

I can't wait for your post!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2009-07-17 10:36 pm (UTC)
I love that Michael grabbed the opportunity to start talking about Tom. Aww. And since he and Sam had just met perhaps he was assessing whether Sam was good buddy material - "Does he like Tom? Well then he must be OK!"

Also, I was amused when someone asked if they knew what was happening in season 9 - Sam says no one does and Michael adds that on SV no one ever does even mid-season. Heh.

I am so intrigued by the Depeche Mode and the latex hot pants comment. Why is there not evidence of this incident???
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-17 10:54 pm (UTC)
I love that Michael grabbed the opportunity to start talking about Tom.
It was so apropos of nothing - Tom has been absent from this conversation long enough!

And since he and Sam had just met perhaps he was assessing whether Sam was good buddy material - "Does he like Tom? Well then he must be OK!"
It's a good thing Sam had the right answer! According to a K-site poster, after the panel Sam was pouring out his SV contract woes to Michael.

Also, I was amused when someone asked if they knew what was happening in season 9 - Sam says no one does and Michael adds that on SV no one ever does even mid-season.
I thought that was Sam's best answer: "there's going to be a lot of kneeling?"

I am so intrigued by the Depeche Mode and the latex hot pants comment. Why is there not evidence of this incident???
Gunn is a cold-hearted tease, to drop hints and then not follow through with pics!
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[User Picture]From: christina_kat
2009-07-17 10:42 pm (UTC)
thanks foe the link honey!
I just watched the whole thing!
I really liked that he talked about Tom!
and the things he said about John Glover were hilarious "Oh, is THIS where you'd like me to stand? I'm you pawn" LOL

I really liked the part where Michael says to her "Can I touch you?" and she says "Yes" immediatly and Michael laughs and stares at her LMAO
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-17 10:56 pm (UTC)
the things he said about John Glover were hilarious "Oh, is THIS where you'd like me to stand? I'm you pawn"?
John is the best!

I really liked the part where Michael says to her "Can I touch you?" and she says "Yes" immediatly and Michael laughs and stares at her
Helen is so quick to say "yes!" and I think Michael had a little crush on her!

I really liked that he talked about Tom!
It's so cute that Michael introduces the topic - enough with the questions! Let's talk about Tom.
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2009-07-18 02:15 am (UTC)
I'm going to have to save that link and come back to the vid later. :)

It really seems like Michael and Sam hit it off very quickly. And I love Michael's avoidance tactics. lol
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-18 02:25 am (UTC)
I'm going to have to save that link and come back to the vid later. :)It really seems like Michael and Sam hit it off very quickly. And I love Michael's avoidance tactics.
Michael is a clever fellow! And yes, it seems like he & Sam hit it off quite well.
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[User Picture]From: jeannev
2009-07-18 02:22 am (UTC)
Again with the "tall". You'd think he was a Sasquatch. Has no one in Hollywood ever worked with a tall actor before?

But I love that Michael just randomly brought up MyTom.

And JG is awesome!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-18 02:31 am (UTC)
Again with the "tall". You'd think he was a Sasquatch.
Especially since Sam is quite strapping himself!

But I love that Michael just randomly brought up MyTom.
When I saw the first clips I assumed the Tom-chat was prompted by an audience question! But no, Michael seems to feel Tom has been absent from the discussion long enough and works him in there! (And I love that SW knows they're "buddies." ♥)
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[User Picture]From: eeyore1017
2009-07-18 02:29 am (UTC)
I love this! Michael wanted to give Tom some love and Sam just didn't know how/didn't want to play along. Boo on Sam!

I guess SW appeals more to the people who like the brooding, quiet, angsty guy. Michael (and Justin, in my opinion) is the one who knows how to play to a crowd. :-)

I love the info about John Glover too. Thanks for sharing! :-)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-18 02:38 am (UTC)
I love this! Michael wanted to give Tom some love and Sam just didn't know how/didn't want to play along. Boo on Sam!
Hee! Well, Sam seemed confused at first maybe because Michael brought Tom up very suddenly - but then he did say that "Tom was really, really cool."

The panel highlight for me remains Michael explaining that he took revenge for Tom doodling on his "Freak" script by "pants-ing him a couple of times!" Now, that image is NEVER leaving my head.

I guess SW appeals more to the people who like the brooding, quiet, angsty guy. Michael (and Justin, in my opinion) is the one who knows how to play to a crowd.
In the panel footage, SW is engaging & seems to enjoy himself. My friends met him & were thoroughly charmed.

A Michael/Justin panel would be incredible. They'd try and out-hyper each other! But my holy grail would be a Tom/Michael panel - I'd travel anywhere for that!

I love the info about John Glover too.
Michael adores him -it's so sweet.
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2009-07-18 02:57 am (UTC)
AHAHAHA! That bit about John Glover is genius! I can just imagine Michael's imitation of him!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-18 03:01 am (UTC)
You must watch when you get a chance - it's toward the end. Michael's recounting how he told John that he found him intimidating when they first met, then impersonates John: "Oh, you joke!" It's terribly cute.
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[User Picture]From: starry_dawn
2009-07-18 04:05 am (UTC)
It's too bad Sam and Michael never got a chance to act with each other!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-18 04:08 am (UTC)
In the panel, Michael suggests a Smallville film with "Clark, Lex, Doomsday and a few other characters..." I'd go see that, especially if there was a scene with Clark in a Lex/Dooms sandwich: yum!
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[User Picture]From: me_and_thee
2009-07-18 12:11 pm (UTC)
Question for the cat owners: do you trim the back paw claws as well?

TBH, I never did when I had cats, but I do now with my dog. Yes, the back ones as well.

Humph! Put me on Team!Glover.

OH, JOHN. XD ♥
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-18 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the nail advice - perhaps cats don't need their back nails trimmed then?

Glover is love!
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