Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011's Honorary Golden Lifts Go To....

I have no idea what director/writer/producer Mark Jones looks like. Google image searching him (it’s a verb and I’m dealing with it) yields everything from this:

to this:
and all the way to this:
More importantly, I have absolutely no clue how tall this man may be, but based on his filmography, I have to assume he’s either under five feet or, more likely, the sole full heighter in a family of dwarfs (yes, i.e., Matthew McConaughy in Tiptoes). Because of this man, we have the following:
The Lucky Charms hating, pogo stick wielding, 4-leaf clover allergic Leprechaun

The puntastic baby eater that is Rumplestiltskin

Dummy, the wooden and weird youngest child of one messed up family of orphans in Triloquist
also, Two For the Brig, an episode of the animated series ALF

Clearly, this is a man who understands the power of Vertically Challenged Villains!, and hence, 2011’s Doll’s House Shortie of the Year Golden Lifts go to his mysterious feet. May the Leprechaun clean them with that signature smile. 


  1. Ha, I couldn't resist searching for this man as he clearly has some short-cred, and I found no more than you, Emily. Maybe it's actually Peter Dinklage under a pseudonym?! Either way, I am happy he won, as anyone that is associated with Alf is king in my book.

  2. I think that in the early '90s, EVERYTHING was animated. There's a chance I have memories of a cartoon Life Goes On, but that could've just been a sweet sweet dream.

  3. I would not at all be surprised if I heard that some big studio was bankrolling an "ALF re-boot" for release next year. In fact, I'm kind of surprised that I *haven't* heard such news!

    BTW, Emily, my twitter agent is down, but my Vertically Challenged Villains Month contribution is up over at MMMMMovies! Hope you enjoy it! :)

  4. ALF is clearly crying out for the 3D treatment. If Yogi Bear managed to make ten cents, I can't see how it's not being filmed as we type.