No, this post has nothing to do with TONY DANZA or BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. While I had some trouble figuring out exactly what Bronk and Bongo would look like I ended up nailing their ever present boss in the second sketch! His visual was basically inspired by GALE GORDON.
Gale Gordon, was a brilliant comedy actor who was most well known for his appearances on “I love Lucy” and “the Lucille Ball show” typically as her boss or some other kind of pompous wind bag authority type and he had a great booming voice.
Alan and I just instinctually started to deliver lines in his timber as we worked and we found it hysterical. I found some pictures on-line and this one just seemed like he was yelling at Bronk and Bongo so I used this one shot in particular for inspiration. I did one crummy half finished and very fat sketch then I did this one and considered it perfect. It totally conveys an overt friendliness and an endearing “I don’t know what the hell I’m doing but I’m the boss!” type of look.
Jerry, like most incompetent bosses, attained his post in life by either being related to the right person or completely by accident. And the more incompetent he is the more promotions he gets! That is, until he hires Bronk and Bongo.
Everyone’s had Jerry Generick for a boss at some point in life. Someone who for the life of you, you can’t figure out how this person is running things. Heck, some companies are built around this concept! Who has some stupid boss moments they want to share?
Bloggingly yours, Alan and Manny.