In case you needed another reason to be in love with Matthew Broderick, the actor and husband of Sarah Jessica Parker will add his voice to an upcoming episode of the Cartoon Network animated series Adventure Time. Broderick will voice a used-car salesman named The Dream Warrior, which is not a common name for used-car salesmen.
|That blue slug thing is Matthew Broderick's new gig.|
According to Cartoon Network, Broderick was interested in doing the show because his son James watches it. How cute is that?
For all of you who do not have ten-year-olds, Adventure Time is one of those bizarro Cartoon Network shows that make very little sense, but kids seem to be just bonkers over it. In this particular show, a boy, Finn the Human, and his dog, Jake the Dog, travel about in a postapocalyptic world called "Land of Ooo," which is apparently filled with magic. Huh, this show sort of sounds amazing.
For actors, voicing a cartoon character is a sweet gig. You don't have to memorize any lines, you can literally phone it in and you don't have to wear Spanx to work. For us little people, it's always fun to watch a cartoon and smack your head a few times trying to figure out where in the hell you know that voice from, and then, "Holy crap, was that just Al Pacino?"
Broderick as a used-car salesman on an arbitrary Cartoon Network show is fairly random, but it's just not weird enough for the network that made a show about an animal that is half cow and half chicken popular. If Cartoon Network is looking for some other celebrities to make weird cameos, might I offer a few suggestions? More »