Chrono Crow wrote:Chris Walken is funny because he does crap no one expects him to. He's unpredictable. When I saw The Rundown (I know, I apologize), I was disgusted. They not only ruined the movie, but they ruined his character. But in the deleted scenes, there's a scene where he falls to the ground, and a pig just walks up to him. He lifts his head, and says ". . .Pig." And collapses.
Things like that are why Walken is awesome. So hearing him talk like that in the cowbell skit is funny because it's so strange coming from an established actor (seriously, in the last three months, I've probably seen 4 different movies he's been in). But without that mindset, the skit blows.
Chris Walken rules. I've been watching his stuff for decades and he is always so true to his character. This skit is just a "bit," however you have to watch Walken. When everyone else is losing it, he continues to play it completely straight. No small task when the SNL group is cracking up around you. I love the extras on DVDs, and in any movie where Walken has a part, you always here the same thing. He comes each day utterly prepared, has no ego fits, doesn't complain about anything, is willing and even eager to do the take a hundred times, and then give a little bit extra on the 101st take. He is professional and very giving as an actor. That said, I think he's COMPLETELY INSANE. But in a good way.