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  • #2549

    Danny Stephenson

    G&T Admin

    I SAY! HERE’S FUN.

    Don’t know if anyone has ever tried this game but the premise (well, my premise anyways) is to get as few links from one TV personality to another. Tenuous links are frowned upon as long as there is a genuine link to another person, writer, director, whatever in there, not like “Mick Jagger once sneezed on Princess Anne who…”. For example:

    John DiMaggio > Patrick Stewart:

    John Di Maggio is the voice of Bender in Futurama which has been written by David A Goodman, who was also a writer on Family Guy , to which Patrick Stewart was a guest voice.

    There’s no true answer. But the shorter, the better. It can be up to 6 links but no more. I just wondered how far this could go…

    Whoever gets the link in 6 or less sets the next link.

    So i’ll start off:

    SIMON PEGG > CRAIG CHARLES in 6 or less moves.

    Good luck!

    #84513

    locusceruleus

    *Simon Pegg was in Guest House Paradiso with Rik Mayall & Ade Edmondson
    *Rik & Ade were in the Young Ones which was produced by Paul Jackson
    *Paul Jackson also produced Red Dwarf, which starred Craig Charles (no, really)

    #84516

    Pete Part Three

    Pst. Set a new link

    #84517

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    I’ve got a better one.

    * Simon Pegg starred in Asylum, also starring Norman Lovett
    * Norman Lovett was in Red Dwarf, as was Craig Charles

    So there.

    Next: Robert Webb > Leslie Nielsen.

    (I’ve no idea if that one can be done – I glanced at my DVD shelf and picked out Peep Show and The Naked Gun at random…)

    #84519

    Pete Part Three

    * Robert Webb was in My Family (for his sins) with Robert Lindsay
    * Robert Lyndsay was in Extras, as was Stephen Merchant
    * Stephen Merchant was in 24 as was Dennis Hopper
    * Dennis Hopper and Leslie Nielsen are both in An American Carol, which looks like the biggest pile of shit imaginable.

    There may be easier routes, but I was getting myself tied into knots with that one.

    Caroline Quentin > Bill Murray

    #84521

    Zombie Jim Undead

    * Caroline Quentin was in Men Behaving Badly with Martin Clunes
    * Martine Clunes was in Doctor Who as was Corey Johnson
    * Corey Johnson was in Saving Private Ryan as was Giovanni Ribisi
    * Giovanni Ribisi was in Lost in Translation, as was Bill Murray.

    Tony Hancock > Snoop Dogg

    #84524

    Dave

    Tony Hancock was in Hancock’s Half Hour with Hugh Lloyd
    Hugh Lloyd was in Doctor Who as was David Soul
    David Soul was in Starsky & Hutch with Snoop Dogg

    Stewart Lee > Summer Glau

    #84527

    Seb Patrick

    Stewart Lee was on TMWRNJ with Kevin Eldon
    Kevin Eldon was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Missi Pyle
    Missi Pyle was in Dodgeball with Alan Tudyk
    Alan Tudyk was in Firefly/Serenity with Summer Glau!

    Bernard Cribbins -> Dan Aykroyd

    #84529

    Pete Part Three

    Bernard Cribbins was in Fawlty Towers with John Cleese
    John Cleese was in A Fish Called Wanda with Jamie Lee Curtis
    Jamie Lee Curtis was in Trading Places with Dan Aykroyd

    James Belushi > Matt Berry

    #84530

    Seb Patrick

    James Belushi was in Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz
    Frank Oz did the voice of a character in The Phantom Menace, as did Peter Serafinowicz
    Peter Serafinowicz was in Spaced with Simon Pegg
    Simon Pegg was in Big Train, co-written by Graham Linehan
    Graham Linehan wrote The IT Crowd, featuring Matt Berry

    (you can probably get from Peter S to Berry in two steps rather than three, but that was off the top of my head)

    Casper van Dien > Craig Cash

    #84531

    Pete Part Three

    Casper van Dien was in Starship Troopers with Denise Richards
    Denise Richards was in The World is Not Enough with Pierce Brosnan
    Pierce Brosnan was in Goldeneye with Sean Bean
    Sean Bean was in Sharpe, as was Alexis Denisof
    Alexis Denisof is thanked in the credits to The Royle Family, co-written by and starring Craig Cash.

    I’m not sure an acknowledgement should count, but fuck it!

    Scott Bakula – Peter Cook

    #84534

    Seb Patrick

    Scott Bakula was in American Beauty with Annette Bening
    Annette Bening was in Richard III with Nigel Hawthorne
    Nigel Hawthorne was in The Madness of King George, written by Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett was a member of Beyond the Fringe, as was… Peter Cook.

    Charlize Theron > Robert Bathurst

    #84535

    Dave

    Charlize Theron was in The Life & Death Of Peter Sellars with Stephen Fry
    Stephen Fry was in Kingdom with Robert Bathurst

    Mark Hamill > Peter Beardsley

    #84536

    Pete Part Three

    Tsk, too easy.

    Mark Hamill was in Revenge of the Starkiller (VG) with Myra Binglebat
    Myra Binglebat was in Casablanca with Peter Beardsley

    Angus Sutherland > Nicholas Lyndhurst

    #84537

    Seb Patrick

    Oh, that’s an unfair pick. I therefore make no apologies for IMDbing Beardsley to discover that…

    Mark Hamill was in Star Wars with Frank Oz
    Frank Oz was in Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV with… Peter Beardsley

    Michael Rosenbaum > Russell Tovey

    #84538

    Pete Part Three

    Well, you can prove anything with facts.

    #84539

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    * Michael Rosenbaum was in Smallville, which James Marsters guest-starred in (I think)
    * James Marsters was in Torchwood, a spin-off of Doctor Who
    * Russell Tovey was in Doctor Who. And possibly will be again…

    Declan Donnelly > Harvey Keitel

    #84540

    Dave

    Declan Donnelly interviewed Harvey Keitel on SM:TV

    #84541

    Dave

    No, he didn’t really.

    Declan Donnelly presents The X Factor which had/has Sharon Osborne as a judge
    Sharon Osborne appeared in Austin Powers in Goldmember as did John Travolta
    John Travolta was in Pulp Fiction with Harvey Keitel.

    Jerry Springer > Jarvis Cocker

    #84542

    Seb Patrick

    * Jerry Springer had an opera about him written by Stewart Lee
    * Stewart Lee was on TMWRNJ with Paul Puttner (and Kevin Eldon)
    * Paul Puttner (and Kevin Eldon) were in Spaced with Pegg/Stevenson/Wright/Frost/Deakin/Shearsmith/Serafinowicz
    * Pegg/Stevenson/Wright/Frost/Deakin/Shearsmith/Serafinowicz were in Shaun of the Dead with Penelope Wilton
    * Penelope Wilton was in Doctor Who with David Tennant
    * David Tennant was in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with Jarvis Cocker

    Hank Azaria > Stan Collymore

    #84543

    Zombie Jim Undead

    * Hank Azaria was in the Simpsons, which has guest-starred Albert Brooks

    * Albert Brooks was in The Muse with Sharon Stone

    * Sharon Stone was in Basic Instinct 2 with Stan Collymore

    (could possibly cut out a link if Sharon Stone’s guest-starred in the Simpsons. Not sure.

    John Inman > Morgan Freeman

    #84548

    Seb Patrick

    John Inman was in Are You Being Served? with Wendy Richard
    Wendy Richard in Eastenders with Laila Morse
    Laila Morse is sister of Gary Oldman
    Gary Oldman in 2x Batman films with Morgan Freeman

    Bill Bailey > Michael C. Hall

    #84552

    Dave

    Bill Bailey was in Spaced with Simon Pegg
    Simon Pegg was in Doctor Who as was Marc Warren
    Marc Warren was Hustle with Jamie Murray
    Jamie Murray is in Dexter with Michael C. Hall

    David Jason > Dakota Fanning

    #84553

    Jo

    Bill Bailey was in Hitchhikers movie as was Martin Freeman
    Martin Freeman was in Love Actually which was written by Richard Curtis
    Richard Curtis also wrote Notting Hill which starred Julia Roberts
    Julia Roberts was in My Best Friends Wedding as was Rachel Griffiths
    Rachel Griffiths was in Six Feet Under with Michael C Hall

    Edit: aw Dave beat me to it :oP

    #84554

    Seb Patrick

    David Jason in Hitchhiker’s radio series with Simon Jones
    Simon Jones in Hitchhiker’s movie with John Malkovich
    John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich with John Cusack
    John Cusack in High Fidelity with Tim Robbins
    Tim Robbins in War of the Worlds with Dakota Fanning

    Michael Cera > Michael Ironside

    #84555

    Zombie Jim Undead

    David Jason was in the Colour of Magic with Jeremy Irons,

    Jeremy Irons was in Die hard With a Vengeance with Bruce Willis,

    Bruce Willis was in The Siege with Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washinton was in Man on Fire with Dakota Fanning!

    Bill Owen > Heath Ledger

    #84556

    Zombie Jim Undead

    D’oh..Seb beat me to it!

    #84557

    Seb Patrick

    Yeah, but you did it in four, so yours wins!

    Bill Owen in LOTSW with Peter Sallis
    Peter Sallis in Wallace and Gromit : Curse of the Were-Rabbit with Ralph Fiennes
    Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List with Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson in Batman Begins with Christian Bale et al
    Christian Bale et al in The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger

    So… Michael Cera > Michael Ironside!

    #84558

    Zombie Jim Undead

    Micheal Cera was in Confessions of a Dangerous mind, directed by and starring George Clooney

    George Clooney was in The Perfect Storm with Michael Ironside!

    #84560

    Danny Stephenson

    G&T Admin

    New Link ?

    #84561

    Zombie Jim Undead

    Molly Weir > Ron Jeremy

    #84562

    Danny Stephenson

    G&T Admin

    I will give a fiver in person to whoever can genuinely link those two.

    #84563

    Dave

    I had to use Wikipedia but:

    Molly Weir Inspired the song Molly’s Lips (!) which was covered by Nirvana
    Nirvana’s drummer Dave Grohl went on to appear in Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny with John C. Reilly
    John C. Reilly was in Boogie Nights on which Ron Jeremy worked as a consultant.

    #84564

    Dave

    Sorry neglected to put in a new one:

    Lionel Blair > Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

    #84565

    Seb Patrick

    FIVE POUNDS PLEASE DANIEL

    Molly Weir in Rentaghost with Sue Nicholls
    Sue Nicholls in Corrie with Craig Charles
    Craig Charles in Dwarf with Mac McDonald
    Mac in The 51st State with Samuel L Jackson
    Sam Jackson in National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1 with Corey Feldman
    Corey Feldman in Citizen Toxie : The Toxic Avenger IV with… Ron Jeremy!

    Cher > James Bolam

    #84566

    Seb Patrick

    Hey, mine is better because they were all actual co-stars!

    #84567

    Dave

    Mine’s louder

    #84568

    Seb Patrick

    (and I deserve it for having seen Citizen Toxie, to know that Feldman and Jeremy are in it!)

    #84575

    Seb Patrick

    >Lionel Blair > Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

    Lionel Blair in Hard Days Night with Wilfred Brambell
    Wilfred Brambell played by Phil Davis in The Curse of Steptoe
    Phil Davis in Doctor Who, as was Jenna Russell
    Jenna Russell sang Red Dwarf theme, show also featured Geraldine McEwan
    Geraldine McEwan in Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves with… Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

    So again, I say : Cher > James Bolam

    #84576

    Dave

    Cher was in Mermaids with Bob Hoskins
    Bob Hoskins was in one of The Last Word monologues as was Sheila Hancock
    Sheila Hancock was in Doctor Who as was Rodney Bewes
    Rodney Bewes was a Likely Lad with James Bowlam

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy > Paul Verhoeven

    #84577

    Andrew

    > Krishnan Guru-Murthy > Paul Verhoeven

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy does Channel 4’s news with Jon Snow
    Jon Snow was in Drop the Dead Donkey with Neil Pearson
    Neil Pearson starred in Between the Lines in which David Morrissey also appeared
    David Morrissey pretended to bonk Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2
    Sharon also appeared, all over, in the original Basic Instinct directed by Paul Verhoeven

    Kathy Burke > David Cronenberg

    #84578

    Phil

    Kathy Burke watched The Fly, which was a David Cronenberg film.

    Buster Keaton > Ming the Merciless

    #84579

    Zombie Jim Undead

    Buster Keaton once ate a whole tub of margarine, as did Michael Flatley

    Michael Flatley had a small black hole in his garage, kept in place with powerful electromagnets maintained by Woody Allen.

    Woody Allen once purchased a golden showers-themed pornographic magazine from Terry Wogan

    Terry Wogan doesn’t like Chinese People

    Chinese People look a bit like Ming the Merciless.

    #84580

    Pete Part Three

    We’re a real Mickey Mouse operation, aren’t we?

    #84581

    Dave

    Mickey Mouse? We ain’t even Ming the Merciless.

    #84583

    Seb Patrick

    Right, so as to treat Andrew’s one seriously :

    Kathy Burke was in Sid & Nancy with Gary Oldman (and appeared in Nil by Mouth, directed by him)
    Gary Oldman appeared in Friends, as did Jeff Goldblum
    Jeff Goldblum starred in The Fly, and I really don’t need to tell Andrew of all people who directed that.

    William Roche > Max von Sydow ;-)

    #84584

    Andrew

    > Gary Oldman appeared in Friends, as did Jeff Goldblum

    Weak! They weren’t even in it together! :-p

    #84585

    Danny Stephenson

    G&T Admin

    Considering i started this thread, I’m doing really shit at it.

    #84588

    Dave

    >>William Roche > Max von Sydow ;-)

    THE William Roche? Who’s THE William Roche?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Roche

    #84589

    performingmonkey

    William Roache’s son is Linus Roache
    Linus Roache was in Batman Begins with Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman was in Se7en, who’s title sequence inspired Steven Spielberg to hire the effects company Imaginary Forces to create the onscreen precog visions in his movie, Minority Report.
    Minority Report starred Max von fucking Sydow.

    Zippy from Rainbow > John Hoare

    #84591

    ChrisM

    >Zippy from Rainbow > John Hoare

    They both have at least one zipper.

    There, did it in one. And I didn’t make a cruel joke either.

    Alan Carr – Russell Crowe.

    #84593

    performingmonkey

    > They both have at least one zipper

    Not good enough…

    Zippy appeared (with George) in Ashes To Ashes, starring Keeley Hawes, who’s surname, when you forget about the ‘s’, sounds a bit like ‘Hoare’, which is the surname of John Hoare.
    No wait…she was mistaken for a whore – the character, not the actress, though Keeley Hawes IS fucking fit so I could see why she might… – which sounds like ‘Hoare’. (how about that for a revelation…)
    Hang on….this is it properly now…Keeley Hawes was in ‘Hotel!’ with Henry Naylor, who has the same surname as Doug Naylor (co-creator and writer of the popular ’80s scientific sitcom, Ded Rwarf), who appeared as a character in some wank fan film on a DVD at some point, which featured John Hoare. Done!!

    #84602

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    * Zippy (along with George) appeared on 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows, on which Iain Lee was a talking head.
    * Iain Lee called John Hoare a fat cunt.

    Or, if you want an actual link:

    * Iain Lee presented Punch Drunk TV, which was partly shot, written and edited by Ian Symes.
    * Ian Symes appeared in The Movie: Yeah No Yeah No with John Hoare.

    #84603

    Jonathan Capps

    G&T Admin

    I’d like to get drunk and punch Iain Lee.

    #84604

    Seb Patrick

    SUGGEST A NEW ONE, SYMES, THERE’S A BAG OF CHIPS IN IT FOR YER!

    #84607

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    James Nesbitt > The Artist Formerly Known As Prince

    #84608

    Zombie Jim Undead

    James Nesbitt was in Waking Ned with David Kelly…

    David Kelly was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Tim Burton

    Tim Burton had a press feud about Planet of the Apes with Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith directed an aborted documentary for and about Prince, which was subsequently turned into a Jehova’s Witnesses recruitment film by “The Artist”.

    #84609

    Zombie Jim Undead

    …providing that an argument counts as a link.

    #84610

    Dave

    James Nesbitt was in Jekyll written by Steven Moffat
    Steven Moffat wrote Joking Apart which starred Robert Bathurst
    Robert Bathurst was in Red Dwarf with Mac MacDonald
    Mac MacDonald was in Batman which featured music composed by The Artist Then Currently Known As Prince
    The Artist Then Currently Known As Prince changed his moniker to The Artist Formerly Known As Prince before once again changing it back to Prince, thus becoming The Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince

    Patrick McGoohan > Kermit the Frog

    #84611

    Seb Patrick

    Patrick McGoohan created/starred in the Prisoner, which is being remade into a new version featuring Ian McKellen
    Ian McKellen starred in three X-Men films with Patrick Stewart
    Patrick Stewart appeared on Sesame Street, which also starred… Kermit the Frog

    Lynda Carter > Neil Patrick Harris

    #84612

    Seb Patrick

    Oh, and :

    >Weak! They weren?t even in it together! :-p

    Fine, since I’ve got links to spare :

    Gary Oldman appeared in Friends in scenes with Matt LeBlanc
    Matt LeBlanc appeared in Friends in scenes with Jeff Goldblum

    Happy?

    #84613

    Zombie Jim Undead

    Lynda Carter guest-starred in the Muppet Show, as did the Kermit the Frog
    Kermit the Frog appeared in Sesame street with Neil Patrick Harris

    Eamon Holmes > Rin Tin Tin

    #84615

    Andrew

    > Happy?

    Rarely if ever. :-(

    #84634

    Seb Patrick

    * Eamonn Holmes was once described as having a “terrible ‘I’m eating shit’ grin” by Tom Baker
    * Tom Baker has been in Doctor Who, as has Simon Pegg
    * Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
    * Edgar Wright is directing the upcoming Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, starring Michael Cera
    * Michael Cera stars in an episode of Arrested Development that directly pastiches Charlie Brown and Snoopy
    * Snoopy sings a song (“The Big Bow Wow”) in “Snoopy!!! The Musical” whose lyrics mention… Rin Tin Tin

    I’m too fucken’ good at this game.

    Colin Farrell > Geoffrey McGivern

    #84644

    Zombie Jim Undead

    If the first and last links are true, I’m blood impressed.

    #84652

    Seb Patrick

    The first one was in Eamonn Holmes’ Wiki entry. The last one I know because I was in Snoopy!!! The Musical once (I played Charlie Brown). And if you don’t believe me… the animated version is on Youtube! (the line in question comes at around 2:24).

    And now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be in the corner.

    #84669

    Dave

    Colin Farrell was in Daredevil with Michael Clarke Duncan
    Michael Clarke Duncan was in Planet Of The Apes with David Warner
    David Warner is in The Brightonomicon with Mark Wing-Davey
    Mark Wing-Davey was in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy with Geoffrey McGivern

    Burgess Meredith > Rowan Atkinson

    #84677

    Seb Patrick

    Burgess Meredith was in Batman with Adam West
    Adam West has played himself on The Simpsons, as has David Duchovny
    David Duchovny starred in The X Files : I Want To Believe with Billy Connolly
    Billy Connolly appeared in an episode of Not The Nine O’Clock News, written by/starring… Rowan Atkinson

    Maurice LaMarche > Fred MacMurray

    #84680

    performingmonkey

    Seb, that has to be the most bastard-like one to do so far. It’s gonna take some crazy connections. Here we go…

    Maurice LaMarche was the voice of Orson Welles in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood
    Tim Burton directed Planet of the Apes, the original of which starred Roddy McDowall
    Roddy McDowall co-starred in the TV series The Pirates of Dark Water with Jodi Benson
    Jodi Benson was in Flubber (as the voice of Weebo) which was the fucking remake of The Absent-Minded Professor starring none other than Fred MacMotherfuckingMurray!!!

    There’s another way to do it actually – Tim Burton did Nightmare Before Christmas, which featured in the game Kingdom Hearts, which also featured Jodi Benson as the voice of Ariel in the Little Mermaid part.

    Harry Enfield > Paul Whitehouse

    obviously not

    Albert Finney > Jessica Hynes

    #84681

    Seb Patrick

    Albert Finney was in The Bourne Ultimatum with Paddy Considine
    Paddy Considine was in Hot Fuzz with Simon Pegg
    Simon Pegg was in Sp….. Asylum with Jessica Hynes.

    Nicholas Lyndhurst > Elizabeth Perkins

    #84682

    Dave

    Maurice LaMarche is in Futurama with Frank Welker
    Frank Welker was in My Little Pony: The Movie with Cloris Leachman
    Cloris Leachman was in Charley And The Angel with Fred MacMurray

    Albert Finney was in Cold Lazarus (and Karaoke which I would kill to see both released on DVD) with Rob Brydon
    Rob Brydon was in Shaun Of The Dead with the unmarried Jessica Hynes

    #84687

    Pete Part Three

    Nicolas Lyndhurst is in that crappy thing (After You’ve Gone) with Celia Imrie
    Celia Imrie was in that crappy thing (The Phantom Menace) with Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson was in Schlinder’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg
    Spielberg ‘s sister is Anne Speilberg (who also wrote an ep for Amazing Stories)
    Anne Spielberg co-wrote Big…starring Elizabeth Perkins

    Macaulay Culkin > Ronnie Barker

    #84689

    Seb Patrick

    Dave, you’re supposed to do the last “open” one, not ones that have already been done! Also, Jess got married years before Shaun of the Dead, she just didn’t change her name until 2007 :-p

    #84700

    ChrisM

    and… My Little Pony: The movie?

    That one skipped me by. Thank God. (To be fair I’m not the target audience. The pink frock and ribbons are all hearsay, I swear.)

    #84706

    Dave

    >Dave, you?re supposed to do the last ?open? one, not ones that have already been done!

    Sometimes you have re-open the case, exhume the corpse and smack it around a bit. For example:

    John DiMaggio > Patrick Stewart

    John Di Maggio did several voices on American Dad which Patrick Stewart is recurring guest star on.

    >and? My Little Pony: The movie?

    It’s Transformers the Movie meets Seabiscuit

    > Macaulay Culkin > Ronnie Barker

    Macaulay Culkin called into Frasier as did Eric Idle
    Eric Idle in Monty Python as was John Cleese
    John Cleese was in that sketch about class with Ronnies Barker & Corbett

    And so to business:

    Leonard Nimoy > Terry Pratchett

    #84723

    performingmonkey

    Leonard Nimoy is in Star Trek (new JJ Abrams film) with Karl Urban (Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy)
    Karl Urban was in The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers with Christopher Lee
    Christopher Lee was the voice of Death in The Color Of Magic which has a cameo by Jeremy Irons
    Jeremy Irons was in Kingdom of Heaven with Orlando Bloom
    Orlando Bloom was in The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring with Sean Astin
    Sean Astin was in The Color Of Magic with David Jason
    David Jason was in Hogfather with Tony Robinson
    Tony Robinson read the Mort audiobook
    Mort is illustrated by Josh Kirby
    Josh Kirby illustrated The Science Of Discworld
    The Science Of Discworld was co-written by Ian Stewart
    Ian Stewart co-wrote The Science Of Discworld II: The Globe with Jack Cohen
    Jack Cohen co-wrote The Science Of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch with Terry Pratchett

    #84745

    Zombie Jim Undead

    Impressive.

    #84747

    Seb Patrick

    ISWYDT

    #85002

    performingmonkey

    Ooh, forgot to do a new one.

    Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) > Kevin Spacey

    #255750

    clem

    Barry Humphries is in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie with Peter Cook.
    Peter Cook is in The Black Adder with Rowan Atkinson.
    Rowan Atkinson is in Blackadder II with Lee Cornes.
    Lee Cornes is in 15 Storeys High with Benedict Wong.
    Benedict Wong is in Moon with Kevin Spacey. Kevin Spacey’s voice anyway.

    Lee Van Cleef > Esma Cannon

    #255752

    Pete Part Three

    Esma Cannon was in What a Carve Up! with Donald Pleasence
    Donald Pleasence was in The Commander with Lee Van Cleef

    #255753

    Pete Part Three

    Oh… Charlie Chaplin and Selena Gomez

    #255756

    Veni

    Charlie Chaplin was in The Kid with Jackie Coogan
    Jackie Coogan was in The Addams Family with John Astin
    John Astin was in Murder, She Wrote with Angela Lansbury
    Angela Lansbury was in Beauty and the Beast, co-composed by Alan Menken
    Alan Menken composed Enchanted starring Amy Adams
    Amy Adams was in The Muppets where Selena Gomez had a cameo

    Penn Jillette > Alan Davies

    #255759

    Warbodog

    There’ll be more direct links via the Jonathan Creek magician theme or QI, but off the top of my head:

    The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller featured John Cleese (water tank)
    John Cleese was in The Secret Policeman’s Ball with Rowan Atkinson (beekeeping)
    Rowan Atkinson was in Mr Bean with Caroline Quentin (traffic warden)
    Caroline Quentin was in Jonathan Creek with Alan Davies

    Millie Bobby Brown > Shend

    #255761

    Veni

    Millie Bobby Brown was in Modern Family with Ed O’Neill
    Ed O’Neill was in Wayne’s World with Mike Myers
    Mike Myers was in Austin Powers with Verne Troyer
    Verne Troyer was in the Harry Potter films that also had David Tennant
    David Tennant was in Doctor Who with John Barrowman
    John Barrowman was in Torchwood which Shend guest-starred

    Ozzy Osbourne > Jimmy Stewart

    #255762

    Veni

    Btw Warb, I realized a shorter one:

    Penn Jillette stars on Penn & Teller Fool Us originally hosted by Jonathan Ross
    Jonathan Ross guest-starred on Jonathan Creek that starred Alan Davies

    #255763

    Warbodog

    Ozzy Osbourne was in More Bad News with Rik Mayall
    Rik Mayall was in Blackadder with Rowan Atkinson (such variety! what a film buff!)
    Rowan Atkinson was in Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery
    Sean Connery was in Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    James Stewart was in various Hitchcock films

    Someone else can set one.

    #255766

    Veni

    Andy Dick > Simon Jones

    #255778

    clem

    Andy Dick and Eric Idle are in The Aristocrats. Eric Idle and Simon Jones are in Monty Python’s Meaning of Life.

    #255780

    clem

    Mickey Rourke > Georgina Hale

    #255787

    Veni

    Mickey Rourke was in Sin City with Clive Owen
    Clive Owen was in I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead with Malcolm McDowell
    Malcolm McDowell was in Voyage of the Damned with Georgina Hale

    Patrick Troughton > Ryan Reynolds

    #255794

    Darrell

    Patrick Troughton was in The Omen with David Warner
    David Warner was in Time Bandits directed by Terry Gilliam
    Terry Gilliam provided voices on Frank Zappa’s track ‘America Drinks And Goes Home’ alongside Harry Shearer
    Harry Shearer was in Dick with Ryan Reynolds.

    #255795

    Darrell

    Oh and I proffer Mel Smith > John Lennon.

    #255796

    Veni

    Mel Smith was in The Princess Bride with Peter Cook
    Peter Cook was in Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door with Rik Mayall
    Rik Mayall was in Eat the Rich with Paul McCartney
    Paul McCartney worked on Abbey Road with John Lennon and the other Beatles

    Conan O’Brien > Peter O’Toole

    #255808

    Darrell

    Conan O’Brien has regularly interviewed Mel Brooks, who produced (and ghost co-wrote) the film My Favorite Year starring Peter O’Toole.

    Norman Lovett > Walt Disney

    #255809

    Warbodog

    Besides them both just being heads?

    #255811

    Darrell

    Other than them both being synonymous with the concept of childlike exuberance and joy, yes.

    #255829

    Plastic Percy

    Norman Lovett was in The Criminal with Bernard Hill
    Bernard Hill was in Titanic with Gloria Stuart
    Gloria Stuart was in Beloved with Richard Carle
    Richard Carle was in Hollywood Party with Walt Disney (uncredited)

    #255936

    Plastic Percy

    Bugger, forgot to add:

    Charles Augins > Toshiro Mifune

    #255974

    Pete Part Three

    Charles Augins was in Labyrinth with Jennifer Connelly
    Jennifer Connelly was in He’s Just Not That Into You with Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck was in Pearl Harbour with Dan Akroyd
    Dan Akroyd was in 1941 with Toshiro Mifune

    Ryan Gage > Bruno Ganz

    #255975

    Darrell

    Ryan Gage was in parts 2 and 3 of The Hobbit with Stephen Fry
    Stephen Fry directed Simon McBurney in Bright Young Things
    Simon McBurney appeared in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate with Bruno Ganz

    Stephen ‘Blakey’ Lewis > Rob Reiner

    #255980

    Veni

    Stephen Lewis was in On the Buses with Reg Varney
    Reg Varney was in Miss Robin Hood with Peter Jones
    Peter Jones was in The Return of the Pink Panther with Peter Sellers
    Peter Sellers was in Not Only… But Also with Peter Cook
    Peter Cook was in The Princess Bride directed by Rob Reiner

    Mitch Hedberg > Tom Kenny

    #255982

    Darrell

    Mitch Hedberg was in Almost Famous with Jason Lee
    Jason Lee was in the Alvin And The Chipmunks films with David Cross
    David Cross was a regular in Mr Show With Bob And David alongside Tom Kenny

    Phil Spector > Griff Rhys-Jones

    #255984

    clem

    Phil Spector produced River Deep, Mountain High by Ike and Tina Turner.
    In Psychoville, Reece Shearsmith does that thing with the tights and the ping-pong balls to look like Tina Turner.
    Steve Pemberton is also in Psychoville.
    Steve Pemberton is in Mr Bean’s Holiday with Rowan Atkinson.
    Rowan Atkinson is in Not the Nine O’Clock News with Griff Rhys-Jones.

    #255985

    clem

    Mario Lopez > Beverley Callard

    #255986

    Warbodog

    Rowan Atkinson is the new Kevin Bacon.

    #255991

    Pete Part Three

    Mario Lopez was in PopStar: Never Stop Never Stopping alongside James Buckley
    James Buckley was in an episode of a show called Red Dwarf with a chap called Craig Charles
    Craig Charles was in Coronation Street alongside Beverley Callard

    Grace Kelly > Frankie Muniz

    #255993

    Plastic Percy

    Grace Kelly was in The Bridges at Toko-Ri with Mickey Rooney.
    Mickey Rooney was in Night Club with Daniel Roebuck.
    Daniel Roebuck was in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London with Frankie Muniz.

    Jimmy Savile > Klaus Kinski

    #255994

    Veni

    Jimmy Savile presented Pop Go the Sixties which featured The Rolling Stones, including Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger was in The Man from Elysian Fields with Olivia Williams
    Olivia Williams was in The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis was in The Bonfire of the Vanities with Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks was in Sully directed by Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood was in For a Few Dollars More with Klaus Kinski

    Tommy Cooper > Frank Sinatra

    #256253

    Plastic Percy

    Tommy Cooper was in The Cool Mikado with Stubby Kaye.
    Stubby Kaye was in Guys and Dolls with Frank Sinatra.

    John Wayne > David Baddiel

    #256256

    Pete Part Three

    John Wayne was in Hollyoaks with David Baddiel.

    #256257

    clem

    John Wayne is in The Fighting Kentuckian with Oliver Hardy.
    Oliver Hardy is played by John C. Reilly in Stan & Ollie, with Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel.
    Steve Coogan did voices on Spitting Image.
    David Baddiel wrote for Spitting Image.

    #256258

    clem

    Must confess that last step was gonna be ‘There was a David Baddiel puppet on Spitting Image.’ Just out of curiosity I was trying to find out who provided the voice when I discovered that Baddiel had worked on SI.

    Johnny Vaughan > Faye Dunaway

    #256259

    Darrell

    (You can actually get from John Wayne to David Baddiel in two moves via the film Brannigan and the booklet for Genesis’ “The Beginning” albums box set, thanks to Tony Robinson who has worked with both.)

    #256260

    Darrell

    Also:

    Johnny Vaughan wrote ‘Orrible which starred Angel Coulby
    Angel Coulby appeared in The League Of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse with Reece Shearsmith
    Reece Shearsmith appeared in The World’s End with Pierce Brosnan
    Pierce Brosnan appeared in The Thomas Crown Affair with Faye Dunaway

    Carl Reiner > Norman Pace

    #256261

    clem

    Carl Reiner is on The 2000 Year Old Man albums with Mel Brooks.
    Mel Brooks is in Robin Hood: Men in Tights with Cary Elwes.
    Cary Elwes is in The Princess Bride with Peter Cook.
    Peter Cook is in Why Bother? with Chris Morris.
    Chris Morris is in The Day Today which Armando Iannucci wrote for.
    Norman Pace is in The Armando Iannucci Shows.

    #256262

    Pete Part Three

    So dreams don’t count? Cuh.

    #256263

    clem

    Jon Gries > Bella Emberg

    #256264

    Toxteth O-Grady

    Jon Gries was in Get Shorty with Gene Hackman,
    Gene Hackman was in Superman with Christopher Reeve,
    Christopher Reeve was in Superman III with Pamela Stephenson,
    Pamela Stephenson was in History of the World: Part I with Bella Emberg.

    Nick Frost > Buster Keaton

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