"Sir?? Are....you being ironic?... 'cause it's Really hard to tell"

In reconfiguring the Cosmos Hades should probably not worry so much about destroying Herc. He should probably just kill Pain and Panic first. These two bumbling, stumbling, incompetent.....whatever-it-is-they-are foul up the Lord of the Dead and his loathsome schemes over and over with their gullible personalities and short attention spans.You first met them in the movie - Pain's the fat little magenta fellow with the huge mouth and the jagged teeth-nervous, hyper Panic has a long pointy snout and goat horns. Together they dwell in the Underworld with Hades, constituting something of a creepy little family. They really are his kids, in a way, and he kicks them around with a sort of weird affectionate contempt. Even Panic notices it. "Nobody cares about me," he whines, "except for maybe Hades, and that's kind of a tough love". The imps are empowered with special Underworld morphing magic, and can turn themselves into anything from twoheaded lions to banana slugs. Unfortunately for Hades, they're not overly bright {It's hard to get good evil help nowadays} and Herc manages to outmanouver them at every turn.

 

 

 

Bob Goldthwaite (Pain) and his partner- in- slime Matt Frewer (Panic)

Mat Frewer

"Never knock on Death's door, ring the bell and run away..... Death really hates that!"

Frewer's high energy and varied characterisations have earned him praise from critics and a cult-like following from legions of committed {or should be} fans. He was born January 4, 1958 in Washington, D.C. and raised in Canada, near Peterborough, Ontario. He trained for the stage in England, spending several years in such varied U.K. stage productions as The Glass Menagerie, Bent and A Comedy of Errors. He has performed in dozens of feature films, TV-movies and series including National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995) Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989) , Ishtar (1987) and The Lords of Discipline. Animated series include Gargoyles, Aladdin, BatMan, the Magic Schoolbus, The Pink Panther, Tiny Toon Adventures and literally dozens more.

A classically trained actor, Matt Frewer is perhaps best known as the first major cyber-personality, Max Headroom, from the 1980s TV series of the same name. He is admired by fans and critics alike for his ability to blend clever humour with dark sensibility and it's likely that nothing he ever did while training with Britain's Old Vic prepared him for the role that would boost him to stardom. In the early 1980s, Frewer began making appearances on a British music video show in the role of Max Headroom, an ostensibly computer-generated "talking head". Decked out in sunglasses and loud preppie clothes, Max Headroom would break into the middle of videos making nonsensical, obtrusive comments, his voice metallicized and distorted; Max' trademark was an electronic stutter, virtually indescribable on paper. In 1985 Max began conducting celebrity interviews, forever digressing from the conversation with self-involved harangues about his favorite subject, golf. So popular was Frewer as Headroom that Britain's Channel 4 devised a one-hour "documentary" titled Rebus: The Max Headroom Story, which alleged that Max had once been a flesh-and-blood TV newsman who was killed by an oppressive government to keep him from divulging secrets: his name, it was explained, was derived from the last words the "live" Max ever saw, a warning on a bridge reading "Maximum Headroom." This premise was modified a bit when Frewer starred on the 1986 American satirical talk show Max Headroom, which first appeared on the Cinemax cable service. Frewer continued the characterization into a local New York program, then played the dual role of Max and futuristic investigative reporter Edison Carter on ABC's brief Max Headroom comedy adventure series. In addition, Frewer essayed Max for a series of widely-imitated Coca Cola commercials. In 1989, Matt Frewer abandoned Max Headroom to seek out roles that didn't require computer enhancement; he subsequently starred in a few sitcoms, and in 1993 provided the voice of the title character in a new series of Pink Panther TV cartoons.

A committed environmentalist, Frewer appears to be much nicer than his nasty little impish alter ego. He is a spokesperson for the Rain Forest Action Network and when not on location, he and his wife and daughter divide their time between Malibu, California and the Gatineau Hills of Quebec.

Bobcat Goldthwaite

"I can bend forks with my mind... but only the ones at Denny's. And you have to look away. For a little while."


Bobcat Goldthwait was born on May 26, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. At the tender age of 12 he started writing his own comedy routines and he joined a rock band called "The Dead Ducks" which
promptly ejected him for '' lack of musical talent.'' Goldthwait began his comedy standup career while attending Bishop Grimes High School at 15 and moonlighted in clubs around the area. At 18, Goldthwait founded a comedy group called "The Generic Comics" with his best friend Tom Kenny (who has found major fame and fortune providing the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants} in Boston, Mass.Two years later he got his first shot by making an appearence on "Late Night With David Letterman". This performance won him a role in the film "Police Academy 2"and several TV comedy specials followed......An Evening With Bobcat Goldthwait- Share The Warmth (1987), Meat Bob (1988), & Bob Goldthwait- Is He Like That All The Time?{1991} Dozens of bit parts on various TV shows and movies followed including The Radioland Murders (1994),Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) , Hot to Trot (1988), Police Academy 3 - Back in Training (1986), and Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol (1987) He was particular good- and touching- in Scrooged as the pathetic Bob Crachit character. Goldthwaite's comically gritty vocals made him a natural for voiceover work- he was Pain, of course, in the Herc movie and series, Moxy on "The Moxy Show", Muggle on "Capital Critters",and Mr Floppy on the WB´s Unhappily Ever After. On June 1st 1998, he began hosting the questionable {and short lived} comedy/variety series called Bobcat`s Big Ass Show for FX. Mr Goldthwait married Ann Luly in 1981 and was divorced. They have a daughter. He is currantly married to Nikki Cox and he has adopted his stepson.




Pain and Panic imagery copyright Walt Disney- art by Tracey Pierce


 

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