Monday, September 01, 2008

Costume party

So I'm watching Season Three of Boston Legal at the moment, and there's an interesting bit in the episode 'Dumping Bella' where Paul Lewiston, one of the partners at Crane, Poole and Schmidt, organises a costume party in an attempt to improve staff morale. The idea has a bit of a twist, though, in that the staff have to attend the party in the guise of someone they admire.

Paul goes to the party as Albert Einstein. Two of the other lawyers, Brad Chase and Jeffrey Coho, both go as Buzz Lightyear (which leads to them having a punch-up), while Denny Crane goes as Dick Cheney, and Alan Shore goes as Shirley Schmidt.

James Spader as you've never seen him before - as Candice Bergen.

This got me thinking: if I was going to go to a costume party as someone I admired, who would it be? The answer came to me pretty quickly, to be honest, and I'm sure you won't be surprised when I say that I'd go as Captain Kirk.

Failing that, I think my second choice would be Denny Crane himself.

After all, he basically is Captain Kirk, but with the added benefit of being able to say the most ludicrous and offensive things and getting away with it by blaming it on the … mad cow.

Anyway, my question to you is this: you've been invited to my costume party - but which person who you admire would you dress as? 

(And this is one for any lurkers out there too - jump in, even if you post anonymously, say "hi," and join the party!)


Oh, and anyone interested in a day in the life of William Shatner


MJ said...

I can't get away from the Shat what with both you and CyberPoof going on about him.

Ah well, he IS Canadian and I know how everyone loves Canadians.

We haven't found your willy yet, by the way, but I've issued an All Ports Warning.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

I'd have to go as The Shat's gorgeous and beautiful wife, then you'd have to lavish attention on me!

No. Actually, I'd go as Bree van de Kamp from Despo Housewives, or Margo Ledbetter from The Goode Life.

Tim said...

MJ - Good grief - now I know how IDV feels when his device falls off. But that's beside the point! Who would you come to the party as?

Inexplicable Device - Bree or Margo? That's not odd at all… The towering cross-dresser lurking by the bar - you shouldn't be difficult to spot!

CyberPete said...

Dammit! IDV stole mine. I would totally dress up as Bree from DH.

Or now that she is (at least partly) taken I'd go as Sable Colby.

Got to love Dynasty!

Tim said...

Right, so it's Captain Kirk, Bree Van De Kamp and Sable Colby. This party is suh-winging.

Dinah said...

I don't know if Jackie O is my ultimate idol (although I do think i would make an excellent political wife), but it would be fun to dress up as her.

CyberPete said...

I do hope I don't have to bring my own champagne. That would be so gauche.

Oh and I'm sure MJ would go as Josephine Baker in that banana skirt.

BEAST said...

Oh alright since you have already bagged capn Kirk , I will have to go as John Mclane (Bruce Willis /Die Hard)

MJ said...

I'm sure I can find something to wear by rummaging through the frocks in IVD's closet.

Who invited Beast?

CyberPete said...

His banana skirt MJ?

I'd be careful with that, the bananas appear to have gone bad, but we all know what the brown stuff is.

Tim said...

Dinah - With the massive sunglasses?

Cyberpete - No, I'd probably have an open bar. After all, there's only six of us attending so far.

Beast - Yippee kay ay! That's quite an easy costume to rustle up too.

MJ - But you might catch something delving in there.

Cyberpete - I can't think of anything more repulsive than IDV's bananas.

CyberPete said...

As long as there is plenty of champagne

CyberPete said...

Oh by the way. I have not changed my mind, but if I were to dress up like a second person/character I admire it would be Tara Wilson.

She's fab. Her accent is so sexy and if only I too had that colour hair.

Tara said...

Well let's see...I admire my mom all the time. She delivered five of us, four being boys. That's gotta be tiring on the soul. ;)

Also, I admire Rosa Parks. The last time I saw her was in Birmingham, Alabama during a special ceremony for her back in the late 90s. So I'd wear a grey wig, a flowered dress, lace shawl, thick bifocal glasses and a little hat. And I'd have a proud, accomplished smile on my face.

T-Bird said...

Hmm. I suppose I would have to be Princess Leia. I'm too fat for the bikini, though.

Tim said...

Cyberpete - There will be plenty of shampoo. Champagne. Maybe you could change at half time?

Tara - What a great (and very noble!) idea!

T-Bird - Go for the bikini!!! Do it!!

I never thought I'd be hosting a party that included two men dressed as ladies, Rosa Parks, a former president's wife, John McClane, and Princess Leia. It's good being me.

T-Bird said...

Give me a few more months and I'll think about the bikini. Clearly I have to stop being healthy and take up smokes and laxatives.

Or hard drugs like Carrie Fisher was doing.

Tim said...


CyberPete said...

I think I will stick with Sable as Tara is diddling Stone.

Nobody wants to see Carrie Fisher in that gold bikini these days.

I say go for it T-birdy. And lay off the filthy smokes and laxe-whatsits. You are fabulous as you are.

Dinah said...

Awww...just like when Colin Firth said it to Bridget Jones!

Not knowing who Tara Wilson is, Cyberpete, I first read that as "Tara Reid."

CyberPete said...

Ew NO Dinah. No no no. Ew!

Tara Wilson is one of the characters on Boston Legal.

watch*paint*dry said...

Finally! I managed to get the comments link open. Got me a new crowbar!

I would have to go as Lt Uhura, I have been jamming my finger in my ear all week, going deaf I fear. Now where'd I leave my dre? Not enough of it to be called a dress.

iPandah said...

I'd go as Papa Lazaru, what's not to admire about a man who says, 'Wanna buy some pegs?'

Or I'd go as Mel if you'll go as Bret.

Tara said...

CyberPete: Why am I diddling Stone? And who is this Stone you speak of? ;)

Tim said...

Cyberpete - I wouldn't mind seeing her in it, just to be curious. T-Bird would totally out-bikini her, though.

Maybe they could wrestle? Battle of the Leias!

Dinah - Reid?! Wilson?! They're all Taras!

Watch*Paint*Dry - I initially wondered why Uhura would have misplaced Dr. Dre, but then I read on!

iPandah - If that's what you're into, as the song goes!

Tara - A Rolling Stone? Sharon Stone?!

CyberPete said...

Tara: you should know who you are diddling. Shouldn't you? How many exactly are you...? *winks*

Tim: T-Birdy is the queen of the gold bikini!

Let the battle commence

Tim said...

Fifty quatloos on T-Bird!

Tara said...

CyberPete: Well I am a multi-tasker. (winks back)

Tim: Ew, god, not Sharon Stone. Blergh.

T-Bird said...

I'll smother this predictably tiny peasant with my enormous rack.

Can I place a bet on me as well?

*off to look to see who this Tara Reid impersonator is*

T-Bird said...

Oh, Lord. I just saw some photos of her. She's divine.

My boobies are bigger than hers, but that's because the rest of me is bigger than her as well.


Tim said...

Tara - Sorry, she was the only Stone that sprang to mind!

T-Bird - Damn right you can! How many quatloos?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

* leaves banana skins all over the floor *

Here's my fifty quatloos on T-Bird, too!

T-Bird said...

I'll kill that beautiful bitch for 20 quatloos. Anything else is a bonus.

*cue Kirk death pit music*

Da na na na na na na brrrrriiii bbbrrrrriiii! Da na na na na na na na na!

Tim said...

Inexplicable Device - All bets are closed; Carrie is going DOWN!

T-Bird - I've prepared the Vulcan ritual grounds for the fight! BRING IT!!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Can I hit the jade gong, then?

Tim said...

Is that a euphemism?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Do you want it to be?

You do, don't you, you perv!

Go on then. Get it out.

Tim said...

You disgust me.

missy&chrissy. said...

we're ages behind this conversation, but had to say that the 'day in the life of shat' article is awesome.

and this costume party question has turned into this giant moral quandry for us...we'll have to ponder it for awhile. although wonder woman seems like it should be a good, quick initial answer to give.

Tim said...

Wonder Woman is a great idea! Your lasso of truth would lead to many fascinating party games!