Comics Ate My Brain

January 21, 2009

The "Hey, You Look Familiar" Meme

Filed under: james bond, meme, star trek, twin peaks, x files, x-men — Tom Bondurant @ 10:16 pm
Kalinara mentioned a couple of variations on a meme (ha!) and I thought I’d try ’em both.

Version One:

[C]reate a team of four heroes, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, only the catch is that each hero must be a character portrayed by the same actor.

Thus, the League of Extraordinary Patrick Stewarts:

1. Ahab, monomaniacal commander of the whaling ship Pequod;
2. Ebenezer Scrooge, newly-reformed uber-capitalist (and the group’s financier);
3. Professor Charles Xavier, mutant telepath and educator; and of course
4. Jean-Luc Picard, starship captain.

One could also have the League of Extraordinary Sean Connerys:

1. Allan Quartermain;
2. Robin Hood (from the film Robin & Marian);
3. James Bond; and
4. Draco the dragon (from Dragonheart).

Finally, the League of Extraordinary Johnny Depps:

1. Jack Sparrow;
2. Ichabod Crane;
3. Willy Wonka; and
4. Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

Then there’s Version Two:

[C]reate a team of four to eight members, which comprise of sets of doubles as played by the same actor.

Here goes…

1a. Dr. Sam Beckett, time-traveler (Scott Bakula),
1b. Jonathan Archer, starship captain (Scott Bakula),
2a. Dennis/Denise Bryson, DEA agent (David Duchovny),
2b. Fox Mulder, FBI agent (David Duchovny),
3a. Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson),
3b. Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson),
4a. Brisco County Jr. (Bruce Campbell), and
4b. Ash (Bruce Campbell).

How’s that?


  1. Ha! I like the League of Extraordinary Sean Connerys. Now THAT’s a dangerous team! 😀

    Comment by Sea_of_Green — January 23, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

  2. For Sean Conenry, how about Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez from Highlander or Zed from Zardoz 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous — January 28, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

  3. Ichabod Crane=Worst Superhero EVER! :-)League of Extraordinary Sean Connerys needs King Richard the Lionheart (from Prince of Thieves), Henry Jones, Sr., and King Arthur (First Knight).Then, you need villains for them to fight, and they have their own league: League of Evil Anthony Hopkinses features Hannibal Lecter; Richard Nixon; James Stevens, butler and Nazi apologist (Remains of the Day); Henry Wilcox (evil capitalist, Howards End); van Helsing (hey, vampires are just misunderstood!); Adolph Hitler; Othello, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Lindbergh baby kidnapper, Torvald, sexist pig, (A Doll’s House), and Quasimodo (evil by virtue of being deformed)!

    Comment by Bettina Fairchild — February 11, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

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